The Marlborough Express. PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING. Monday, November 16, 1896. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
■ '■ —^ — ■ . • Show Day.— A special time table for Wednesday next, show day, has been arranged by (be looal Railway Department. Tenderb.— The Wairau Road Board re« qaire tenders for the formation of another section of the OnamalatuWakamarinaForks track. Good Fobm.— Mr H. A. Sharp is keeping up his cricket m his new homp, Tauranga. In a recent one innings match te took five wiokets and made 86 not out. Luncheon.— An " up-to-date" luncheon will be provided by Mr H. V. Browne, of the Criterion Hotel on the show grounds on Wednesday! Afternoon tea will also be served. B.R.V.— The Blenheim Rifle Volunteers hold a battalion parade to-morrow evening, A meeting of members at whioh important business will be discussed, tabes place immediately afterwards. LiOBHaiKO.— In Pioton on Saturday before Mr J. Allen, S,M., Thomas Sewerd, of the George Hotel, was oharged with selling liquor during prohibited houra. Mr Rogers who appeared for defendant, applied for an adjournment for a fortnight, whioh was granted, Pjbbbonal.— Mr J. Snodgras?, the mariager of the local branch of the Bank of New Zealand has been granted a well-merited fortnight's holiday leave. In the meantime the managerial duties will devolve upon Mr Anderson. On Dit.— That Mr Hugh MoCormiob, the Pioton sculler, intends competing for honors at the Wellington regatta; also that the Pioton' Bowing Club intend sending over at least one crew to compete m the came regatta. Beading Society.— The Pioton Beading Sooiety bad another good gathering m the Institute on Friday evening. "Hamlet" was finished. There is a decided improvement m the dramatic expression of the readers einoe the Beacon began. It was resolved that " The Rivals " should be the next play read by the Sooiety, Championship Regatta.— Mr Fell, who went to Wellington on business oonneoted with the Championship Regatta, wires over that the N.Z.R.A. intends to run the show on this occasion, which will be a relief to the Pioton people — minds and pockets alike. Messrs J. Duncan and E. Rutbeiford were unable to attend the Association meeting. A Waenins to Batbebs.— A son of Mr C. Godfrey, Pioton, jumped into the water when heated from pulling, and has been under the dootor's care ever since. For a week his life was despaired of, but a ohange for the better has set m during the past few days. r^vßA at Pioton.— Th? George hotel was burned down at 2,30 tbiß morning. The eoreams of the inmates awoke the neighbour?, but before anybody reached the spot itwa#%een that the Georgo was doomed. Fortunately there waa no wind, otherwise Girling's shop and other places mußt have gone too. Nothing was saved. The firebell m High Street was useless, and it was some time before the oburoh bell rang out, but m any case the fire had too good a hold, when the alarm was given, for anyone to get inside the building. The inmates were all sheltered by Mr A. T. Card. Gabdbn Pabts.— The garden-party to be held on Wednesday next at the residence lately oooupied by Mr Park, Maxwell Road, and whiob is m aid of the Convent Schools, bidsfairtobeagreatauooeßS. The musical arrangements are under the able management of Miss McOabe, assisted by Mies Olare and Mr Hale. The Hibernian Band will play as overture, the desoriptive fantasia "The Wolves," and the concert programme will consist of eoloe, quartettes, and ohorusee, instrumental and vooal, some of the performers making their debut before the Blenheim public. This superior programme should, attract a large gathering,
Theatrical. — It ia with muob pleasure we have to announce that oar looal theatrical talent is to again favor as with a performance, A concert m favor of the Literary Institute ia being arranged, and from what we hear of the performers it should be of unusual merit. The first part of the programme ib to consist of musical and other item?, and the second part of a farce, the uovelty of which oan be imagined from its name, " The New Woman." That old Ba? Mabe.— -At the Magistrate's Court this morniog before Mr J. Allen, S.M., W. Osgood sued H. Jellyman for £7 10a m reepeot of a bay mare cold to plaintiff by defendant, which he represented to be 14 years of oge and which died through being of & greater age, aff the plaintiff allege?, than the age represented, after a trip to tha Blind River. Mr Sinoleir appeared for plaintiff and Mr MoCallum for defendant. Atter heating a good deal 'of evidence the case wsb further adjourned. Tonoabibo is Eruption.— An Auckland telegram of the 13ih instant states that at 10.40 on that day a slight earthquake shook was experienced at Taupe, but the direotion was undisoernible. At 12.40 Te Mire, a steam hole on Tongariro, burst into violent eruption, emitting an immense volume of steam and the smoke rising to a great height, travelling against the wind. It presented a grand sp eataole, during whioh Ngaruahoe was m active eruption, lasting about 35 minutes. A cloud containing red ashes travelled m the direotion of Ateamuri, and was seen there. At 3 o'olook another eruption took plaoe. Ruapehu also appeared to ba emitting a small column of steam. Everything was quiet again on Saturday morning. Te Mare was similarly aotive about four years ago. Wakimuhna Qokot. — The Wellington Guardian of the 12 ;h November has the following : — We were favored with a call from one of, the direotors of this company. By deßire, we refrain from mentioning his name, Thg gentleman appeared to be very annoyed at our remarks, and hinted at all sorts of improper motives. Of oourss we smiled at the suggestion, as we oan afford to do. We painted out to the direotor that there would be no necessity for up, or any other journal, to give warnings of (he kind if the company would publish an official report now and again, as is the praotioe with similar concerns, instead of allowing the moat misleading acoonnts to fin] their way mysteriously into a oertain looal contemporary, and remain unoontradioted. We farther informed ouc interviewer that these apparently aalhorative accounts had been attributed by some to bin;, and we did bo that he might have an opportunity of denying the report through the medium of this paper, whioh he now does. Hollo way's Pills. — Nervous Debility. —Nc part of the human machine requires more watching than the nervous system—upon it hangs health and life itself There Pills are the best regulators and etrengtheners of the nervep, and the safest general purifiers. Nausea, headaohe, giddiness, nu-übnes», and mental apathy yiell to them. Tbey dispatch m a tutnmary manner those distressing dyspeptic symptoms, stomachic pun?, fulness at the pit of the stomach, abdominal distension, and overcome both caprioioua appetites and confined bowels— the commonly accompanying signs of defective or deranged nervous power. Holloway's Fills are patticularly recommended.