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♦ Pbbfonal.— Mr Ronayne, General Mana« ger of Railways, has gone on to Neltson. Tsbpieohobean. — It ia announced that Mra J. P. Luoas will oonduot dancing olaßsea at Ewart's HbII this season, oommenoiog on the 80th April. Thb Gab Wobkb.— Mr H. Birob, the manager of the Wellington gasworks, who baa been engaged by the Gasworks Committee to inspect the local works, will arrive by the Haupiri to-morrow evening. Ladies' and Girls' Mackintoshes, from 36in. to 60in., from 7s 6d to 12s 6d ; these are splendid goods, and worth three times the money. Judicial.— The Government have appointed Dr, Wm. Pennefather, formerly private secretary to Sir Wm. Jervois, to be the temporary Judge during the absence of Mr Justice Williams. Another Lot op Flannelette, 36in. wide, m pink twill and etriped, 4}d a yard. Embroidery to match, 2£d a yard, at R. Allan's, Alfred Street. Improvements. — The ereotion of three shops for Messrs Adams & Sons on the vaoant section of ground m Market Street between Mr F. W. Adams' shop and the Criterion Hotel has been oommenoed. Messrs Bythell and Co. were the successful tenderers. What Bargains !— Colored blankets, full size, 8a 6d a pair, worth 20a. Large size Rugs, 3s lid eaoh, worth 12s 6d.-B. Allan, at the New Shop.

Shbepbhinb.— The New Zealand Loon and Mercantile Agency Company Limited,! is m reoeipt of the following cable from its London offioe, dated 20th inst. :— The sales oloeed this day at the level of last sales exoept inferior greasy orosß-bred ; market easier. Colonial Blankets, pure wool, warranted to wear, full size, 17s 6d a pair ; never sold under 32s 6a.— R. Allan, at the New Shop. Bosh Fibeb Litigation.— Mr J. Allen, S.M., has been oooupied at the Magistrate's Court all day m hearing a oase m which Neeß and MoLean, sawmillers of Okaramio, claim £114 2a 2d for damage done to their tramway and bush, and for the burning of timber and a bridge by ft bush fire m January lasfc which originated on defendant's property. Mr Gonolly appears for the plantiffa and Mr Rogers for the defendant. Coating Sebgbs m navy and blaok, extra heavy, at 1b 6d a yard, 9s the full dress, never seen under 4s 6d a yard.— B. Allan, at the New Shop. Wbatheb Forecast.— Gapt. Edwin wires as followb :— " Wind strong from between northwest and weßt and south at all places north of Napier and New Plymouth, and gale from the same direction with rain at all other plaoeß, with muoh colder weather everywhere ; barometer rise everywhere ; sea heavy on all western coasts and eaßt coast south of East Cape; tides high on western ooast of North Island and on eastern ooaat south of East Cape, moderate elsewhere." Dont Lacgh !— Reversible Tweed Dress Stuff, to be oleared at 6d a yard, or 3s the full dress.— B. Allan, at the New Shop. Sport.— We have been shown a beautiful gun imported by Mr F. 0. Litohfield for Mr C. Rayner, direct from the well-known firm of Weatly Riohards, Londonpat a ooßt of £45. It is a double, hammerless, nonejeotor gun, Damasoue barrels, full ohoke. It throwß a very even pattern, the penetrating power being great, and is a sister gun to that with whioh Mr Rayner won the £100 pigeon matoh m Wellington. Mr Rayner, who is well satisfied with the weapon, will be pleased to show the gun at any time to Bportsmen desirous of seeing a perfeot Bpeoimen of workmanship. Best Value.— Men's and Youths' Mackintoshes, oolonial made, perfeot goods, warranted waterproof, 20a to 50a, leBB than the wholesale prioe.—R. Allan, at the New Shop. Minbtbel Entbbtaismbnt.— The oonoert, whioh takes place this evening m Ewart's Hall, is being looked forward to by many. We had the pleasure of being present at the final rehearsal last night, and all the solos and choruses went remarkably well. The jokes are first rate and will cause a good deal of merriment. A plantation scenery has baen Btaged and the effeot ia really pretty. The aeoond part of the performanoe is a nigger absurdity and very laughable it is. The beßt looal talent is taking part, bo that is a guarantee that the performance will be a good one. Tipketa are going off rapidly and patrons are asked to oome early, The doors will be open at 7.30 prompt. The box plan is at Mrs Buehell's. Boys' Suits, m extra strong Oolonial Tweed, at 3s lid eaob. Long Trousers Buitß, 17s 6d eaoh, less than wholesale price.— R. Allan, m the New Shop. HoRTicuLTUBAL Sooiety.— The schedules for the forthcoming Autumn Chrysanthemum Show appear as an inset with this evening's isßue. The Show will be opened on Wednesday next by Mr 0. H. Mills M.H.R., and promises to surpass any previous Bhow of the kind yet held m Blenheim. The ohiet attraction will be the- dressed bioyoles and go-oarts, for whioh the publio will be privileged to ballot for ohoioe. The boxes will be olosed at 10 o'olook on the first day. On the seoond evening a grand promenade oonoert will take plaoe, m whioh the leading looal amateurs and the Borough School children will take part. Mr Stur» rook will oonduot the orchestra, and a musical treat is m Btole for those attending the Show. At a committee meeting held last night Mr MoKay, ot Wellington, wrote, stating that he would arrive m time for the judging at the Bhow. The appointment of judges for domestic produce wbb also made. It was arranged that the W.O.T. Union would dispense afternoon tea on eaoh day of the Show, and it was deoided to allow the dressed bioyoles and go<carta to be removed on the firßt night. Golf Caps, Men's and Boys', m Tweed and Serge, all Bizes, to be oleared at 6d eaoh, worth 1b 6d.— B Allan, opposite MoEenzie's Stables. * Assault.— At the Police Court this morning before Mr J. Allen, S.M., Jens Jensen was charged that on the 21st inst. at Benwiok he did assault Gustaf and John Bary. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Gußtaf Bary, one of the complainants, gave evidenoe that the defendant entered his Btore at 8 o'olook yeeterdoy morning and wandered all over the store. He requested defendant to keep m front of the oounter. Defendant was making himself a nuisance, and when requested to leave said he would do as he liked. Witness went to put the man out, they became jambed near the door, and his son pame to assist him, when defendant hit him with the manuka stiok produoßd, he also hit witnesß under the eye. Defendant was also using bad language. In answer to defendant witness said he did not kiok him and throw him down on the floor. John Bary, eon of the previous witnesß, corroborated the evidenoe of his father. Defendant, on going into the witness box to give evidenoe, said he was unwell and felt faint, and His Worship accordingly adjourned the aase till 2 o'olook. On the Court resuming at 2 p.m. defendant was sworn, and gave evidenoe. He was understood to say he went into the store to get John Bary to cash an order for him and do some business. His father interfered, and they refused to do bo. G. Bary went to put him out, and he warned him not to touch him, aa he was ill. Bary caught hold of him, and he defended himself with the atiok. He would have gone out quietly if he had been asked to go. He BBid he had no witnesses to oall. Sergt. Eiely said defendant bad been before the Court on a previous occasion m 1896. His Worship oonvioted defendant on both obargea, and was fined 40a on eaoh charge, or m default 14 days' imprisonment with bard labor, the sentences to bs concurrent.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Marlborough Express, Volume XXXIII, Issue 94, 22 April 1898

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. Marlborough Express, Volume XXXIII, Issue 94, 22 April 1898

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