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Daily Circulation, 1490. The Oamaru Mail SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1885.

A Bi >ting of the District Court was held in Chambers to-day, before his Honor Judge Ward. Mr Crawford, for Mesßrs Hi3lop and Creagh, applied for probate of will to the widow of Thomas Arfcber Clowes, daceased. Granted.—Mc Balmer applied for probate of will to the widow of Martin deceased. Granted.—Re Joseph Perriman, bankrupt; >lr Balmer moved for an order that an .allowance be paid to the bankrupt out of the estate. His Honor made an order for L2 12s Gd weekly, to date from time of filing. Several other cases in bankruptcy were adjonrned until the Ist June.

Those who intend to take part in the Oamaru regatta are desired to note that entries in connection therewith will clo3e this evening at 9 o'c'ock, the place for lodging entries being the office of the New Zealand Shipping Company, Itchon-stree". The Committee ha* resolved to strike the word " ships " out of Nos. 1, 2, and 5 events in the programme, which will leave those events open to any boats that may choose to enter. If, in the case of any of the boats which may enter, the conditions have not been complied with, the en'ry feeß will be returned, so that entries may be freely made. Caroline Peattie will appear at the Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday to answer to a charge of sly grog-selling To-morrow evening no in memoriam service will be conducted at Wesley Church, having special reference to the late Mr E. S. Lees.

At the meeting of the Pukeuri Library Committee last night it was decided to send for a further supply of books to the amount of 120. The Committee also resolved to confer a life-m mbership upon Mr T. Duncan, M.H.R., in co.-sideration of his liberal donation and the great interest he has taken in promoting the institution since its foundation.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, S. E. Shrimski, Ksq., J.P., presiding, a firs: offender for drunkenness was discharged. The • 'a 'arti constituency (says the Timaru evening paper) in again in the throes of a parliamentary election. Mr Shrimski belongs to them no more, having " gone up higher," and two candidates are now wooing the favor < t the electors—Mr Thomas W. Hislop and Francis William Ogilvie Grant (l ord Reidhaven, prospective Earl of Seafield). We shall watch this election with considerable interest. Mr Hislop is an old and active citizen of Oamaru, of liberal views and progressive energy, one too who has seen a good deal of public lifn. Ab ve all, Mr Hislop has been the consistent foe of land monopoly. His noble opponent has just been called out of a position of obscurity to the enjoyment of a title. Bis political views have not yet been enunciated, his fitness for parliamentary honors has never been tested. He is an entirely untried man. Now, we should say that this iB what in these times no constituency wants—an untried man. A man who has filled representative public positions with credit is the most eligible cmdidate. Besides Lord Reidhaven can hardly be expected to pose as the sworn friend of the land monopoly, and land monopoly is just the very thing which it should be the aim of every elector to oppose in a practical manner by registering his vote for men sworn against this the most pi.an'.ic abuse of the age. If the Oamaru electors are wise aDd patriotic they will make opposition to land monopoly a sine qua non in their representative. We regret to learn that Mr Geoghegan, win is well known in this'town, and who is now an employee at Shag Point, has lately met with eeveral unfortunate accidents. • On Good Friday he recived a severe injury to the thumb of his • ight hand ; three weeks ago he fell on his across a coal skip, by which his windpipe was hurt; and yesterday week the chapter of accidents culminated in his getting jambed between a full coa' track and ;he weighbridge, while shuntingi by which he was severely squeezed, and his collar bone was broken. Mr Geoghegan is now confined to his bed, bandaged and braced like a drum, to use the language of our informant, and will be several weeks, according to the testimony of the doctor, in this melancholy situation. To add to Mr Geoghegan's tronbles he bas for several weeks ; ast had sickness in his family. It is our painful duty to record a most brutal assault on two ladies which occurred in Th-.mes-Btreet on Thursday. The culprit could not be called a man—he was only the semb'ance of a man. The affair occurred in this wise : —The ladies Wfre paßsing a certain drapery establishment, when the cause of the offence, who was standing in the doorway, without the slightest provocation, fell in front of them with a force and a thud created much alarm, not only to the ladies in question, but to all persons in the immediate vicinity of the occurrence. There the wretched thing lay prostrate on the pavement, seemingly quite unconscious of his degrading position, ard apparently he'.ples3, until lifted by a person who came to the rescue. And even then, he assumed » s'iff, unyielding, imraibi e, and nonchalant demeanor qu te unpardonable and highly reprehensible, under tre circumstance*, t he ladies, however, escaped without any bruises, although not without a ihock to their nervous systems which was so intense as to excite their risible faculties to a dangerous degree. They went their way, and the disreputable offender again took his stand at the door of the drapery establishment a< though nothing ha I occurred. It would be well if our drapers were to fix the " dummies" on which they display their goods, bo that they may not bs liable to play such fantastic tricks to the endangerment of the public's safety. I W'e deem tliem, at best, moat objectionable ]

tilings, for we have before this heard that persons who apologised to them for having rubbed against them, received no reeo£nition whatever of their excessive politeness. Messrs M'Landessa and Ho»bnrn holdannuel sales of mats.and rugs, of all sizes and for all purpose, made from Australian wild animals, such as the bear, tiger eat, wallaby, kangaroo, &c. These furs are from the manufactory of Mr S. R. Clark, Melbourne, and the ninth annual sale of them will take place at tb« auctioneers' rooms on Tuesday next. Ia addition to tha rugs, ma'B, Sc., in the articles to be offered for ea'e are a splendid collection of footwarmers, kangaroo skin nests, muffs, bags, collarettes, and capea. inplatypus, oppossum, wild cat, and wallaby, hearth rugs, parlour mats, sofa cushions, &c. This sale of rare and useful articles is well worthy the attention of the public. A meeting of the Hampden LiceDßing Committee will be held at the Courthouse, Hampden, on Wednesday, 6th Jnne, at noon, for the purpose of transacting such business as is indicated in advertisement.

The British Medical Journal states that, while, in the whole German Empire, where vaccination is well looked after, the deaths from smallpox averaged last year one or two a week, and never exceeded four, in the city of Prague 1237 persons died in the last four months of 1883 and the first six months of 1884. In Buenos Ayres, where vaccination is unpopular, and not compulsory, there were last year 1187 deaths from smallpox, or 5 per 1000 of the population, asd 18 per cent, of the total deaths. The death rates in the various armies showed that since the year 1575 not a single soldier in the Pru-sian Army has died of smallpox; and the Journal thinks that, could vaccination be carried out aB strictly wi'h the whole population of Kurope as it is in the Prussian Army, in five years smallpox would have absolutely disappeared. ..

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Daily Circulation, 1490. The Oamaru Mail SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1885., Oamaru Mail, Volume IX, Issue 2904, 16 May 1885

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Daily Circulation, 1490. The Oamaru Mail SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1885. Oamaru Mail, Volume IX, Issue 2904, 16 May 1885

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