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The Lakes Constituency.— We understand Mr T, P. Finn lias decided not to prosecute his can toss in the Lakes District. His brother, .Mr H. J. Finn, intends contesting the seat along with Mr Mason, Afr Manders, and Mr .Fergus. A Worthy Pressman.— -Mr Peter Thomson, long time connected with th* Otago . Daily Times : in capacity of reader, and also the originator of the Duneclin. Field Naturalists' Club, departed this life last week, and was' buri'eci on' oaturctay. The funeral cortege numbered 150, and the service was conducted, by the 4 ilev?. ! Dr 'Stuart 'and Lindsay Maekie. Mr Thomson was a clever man, and highly esteerned'b'y a large circle of friends. .Country ■, Journal.— We have received from- the -publisher, ; 'the secretary of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association, Christchurch, ~ the fourth, number of the third , volume of the New. Zealand Country Journal, - a publication, devoted to the interests of agriculture, sporting. &c. .The number be--1 fore us is nowise inferior to its predecessors. , 'One" of its articles upon native grasses is' , ; particularly interesting. ' ' \ Mr J. P. Hydes, the; wellknown; actor, arrived in.tow^u yesterday, to make arrangements for the. appearance: oorf r His? {Jem >. Burlesque: Company,, on Friday r : eyeniug.nest, at Sloan's: New Theatre. in.Dee | street; ;'jM Checkmate"; ,aud , the burlesque , of : '£< Cinderella;": will be presented on the first appearance of the troupe; and.followiug these several other capital pieces will be, played.: Amongst thei extensive, company ,tha.t Mr, > Hydes purposes ■ bringing down, aye ; well-known artistes, including Lizzie Morgan,' • Bessie Vivian, Amy Johns, 'and Madge Her- ;- irickLi'i-H■;■.■-•;..».;," •;./..;[,}. ii '^ \\-.:u :'■>•; \ " [ PoiicE 'Court, — At, the Police Court '■ yesterday morning; (before H. McOullooh, ByqI.VR.M.) ; William !l Gayill and -Joseph Banks, r charged 1 with baing drunk f ancW disOrclerif', :i arid- had r; bjeu" ; 'b r aile f d : the; previous evening, f aileel l 'to : appear, consequently their 'recognisances were-^ ordered tp be 'estreateel: ' 'John '<jiirclineri';'f ou -rt- like o^ehec,- was-fiiied ; i0 '; id -24/ hours' i'mprisonmeht. [''■ A : : girr n'amedjJessiie-Rumagei aged Vi yearsi vvas brought' u}s^on. a 1 chai'g'etof being 'a chili:!. Inspector stated; that the girl,' vvhqwas an 6rphan,:hacl been ': for soine "time 'living with ; *a •..Mrs' . :^Siltchjeil^ _ bW' ;; that the;' woinan '.could nnofe : afford^to^lc^ep ; her any longer. -iThere was (;to '.'•■ - ; "be 1 . tHeßonevolfenb^lustitution that flay; wheh s »po3sibiy' something -might ;be done for r the .waif. ; . in' the meantime hho '1 woulxl;ask ; ■ jUi^ JtV'p rsfiip jp r6mahcl tbe:;caseL A^ i Telnand:*fb : r;^even. ; ; (ia,v ; s ■ ; :was/granted^ ithe -^ cfiilci' to^'He*talien^6ale- bffirvtheinieantime i Mi - s Mitchell.; '^ •; • ; :/ :-^h>^i>> : ) nti '•!. Bast iNVERCARGiiit/ 1 Town CoujfoiL.^A , meeting ! 6f 'fchis ; C6uncil was held on Monday SJgl l^ "'Present — His Worship the Mayor,; .ano^all the councillors." MFStock's application to have the ground valued taken: 68. ' from his property for, widening the stieefc\va& .again, , and .on the ,"mbtion -of ' Councillor Hast, seconded *' by 'Couucillor 1 Graham, thevqlerk \yas instructed to write to " Mr Stock in- reply," "referring" him to the] Public>WoTk.s:Act re .compensation. A report j r by Councillors % Hast and Smith was read as ' to the construction .of Icul verts at the inter- ; se"ction;iLqf M Mary. (1 and McMas.ter ' streets, and a motion for its 'adoption* 'not ! being? seconded,-, it was resolved — ," That a * .20ft. bos, by ; 18in. .diameter,, be '"put iu'^ each .of.- Ritchie, -and '.McMastei '^trebts, with f a f grating bn_ the foothpath. for passengers', 1 four .ieet wkle^anclj thafcthe Council dd.thework.". A claim of tlie "surfaceman for £8 was pa.33ed for payment. A.reporfc by the iuspectoi'*was read recommending certain ? , fencing, but it* was resolved that tlie \CoundiP could not interfere. The 'inspector "was instructed to] *■ ,forra,,a rditch,- opposite M ( r. Raines' store, the road" there being ,in,'a. v"erv,b,id."conditiQn. i yhis was «ai tl^ousiuQss, "' ' "' '- ' <! - : -"'- - '

MMJ^Mllhll ■ ■"llMi'li S ( - Blu m l Hakboe ; BbAED.— Xh ordinary 'meeting of this Boaid will be held at the usual hour this I'norning. : . , [ |As He Ap^eaeed.— The Wellington correspondent of the' - Dunediri Star writes :-4 ".The Greyites are maddened by the Qpposif; tibh' taking aivantage pf appealing for th^itK;. to:- the electors and offering to pass thtx-Lo^ns Bill and two months' estimates. Sir Geo,rge'' Grey on Fridayevenlng lost all 'control over hiis^party^by displaying an uncoutrollable -^eempfPatid- -wlat :^a^^a^T:?he':''isf;a^'''EelKlc!!l -Even Mr Rees and Mr Moss expressed their have felt" tb be' the »: -man^ wUfibut^is Mask. ,Si# W.MH J ln£ behalf of the Opposition, asserted the in--3eaiioa^£iviaßu should go to thetcountry Avith suSicient expedition and.-, supplies if or^necessaries, but no ;suj)er.fluities woi^dibe grjioted.? ', „: { — I', ■• ?^ t JB.><. CdtTBTJ-^-The^ Mldwirig/und'efeadedj ciyil cases weniilbyCidefaulfc^atithejßesident Magistrate's' Court yesterday morning: — - Brown .and HaWsonUv;jrHbris and] l M'ttlftr, cl^im^Ll'T^l^Sj-cost'sy/M^lGsXMrMßeadev plaintiff)^;-' f Johnson .vi.: Coxiiclaird^kLS^^s.^ costsi':^ 1 isf 'J 'Devereux v; :■ rD'6u§jiasj<->'- jclaimf ; L 9 -17s 6d/; ) cpstsf 14s? (Mr. ■Fia'n "for'plaiur.i tiff); ; :< Derer'e'ui'-- v: Latimer, tr.laiin, L 2: •'-i2s r v ; costs, 5s (Mr i:Firih; ibr- Iplaih'tiffJ.f^Ledgil widge'VS'Huritjiwasa^'udgmentj summons forf LS'Ssj-'ordere'd'to beipaidiiforthWithj ifr,,defi fault; !<6fipayment'B<ivenfidaysl'inipri.sQnmeiit.;i -^ Myers v. Hall, claim, LB2 7s 'Q&:Hx'3l79&ek :; foVr[)laihtiff/:!anaiMKß'ds^elL7folsa*feaaans« r ' ■■■ ; T|ie--eviiibhce ; forthe-.plamfiff I '/W'hbiS:aVbtis}b T i maker' i residiug/> at; "the Waikiwi', r.was; .yeryi-lengthyiiqFrdm-dfc^.it .appearedt that> ■.-ops.j i nallyia'^maniihafnedijNoiTLs :svasr - thoc epn-ii tractor for theibi^ikwo'rkicbniiected/ with the building nowv.iu Icburse.oE erection at the corner of Esk and'OOeeVsUeets. /Subsequently some' '-iconipli cations ;■ arose 1 • aib.ebw&eu .. .- Ithe various contractors, when Mr Hall said .Lhe; would pay Jthe?marf:who; Suppriedithef f bricks (Myei-^if^Ndrri^Hvduld! cjfrry on ! arid j keep' the trustees' out/ ■;Myers v saw 'Hali <a'bbiutj it oh 'brie' 'oe'easibri,! arid theilatteivsaid! "s Ddhtf push- Norris; I will pay you." From that timfe'Norrisidid npt cpn^ideribe^Qw.etl Myers tanything -for t.he (bricfeSji .Mr, /B^ill havingf taken over the liability.... Christian Myers deposed' that ;he supplied; JSrprris»with ;8,1,000 bricks from time to'equired. He at first "vlPpkedr. to, Norm for payment, and, re-, ceived some money on.hia. .iccount. Money was still /owing;; him, and .he^ook;Mr,Ha.ll's vvord for pay : ment, : arid .looked to him for the money:[Mr. iHiUTieverjsaid that .if .there was a balance due ;to;; No iris on the coaclusioa^of "the contract he would pay him; Hall hail been asked for the money, but said he could not pay as there was no money coming to Norris. He looked upon Hall as his debtor. For the defence, Wrn. Horatio Hall was called. He deposed that he had an interview with Norris and Myers some time since, when the latter said he was at the former for LB2 odd. *He (witnesvs) stated that if thare was a balance due to Norris at the end of the contract he would pay Myers. About a month afterwards he told Myers he would get no money from him (witness) on the contract, as it was already royerdrawn. Myers ; then said ,rhe- s : must look to Norris for it.' No document f : was drawn tip taking the contract off N6rrisV" bauds. George D.ivey, one of the sub-con-tractors, also gave evidence, his statements bearing out those | already made. by Mr Hall. His Worship did riot think there was sufficient ievidence to prove the contract, andnonsuited the plaintiff , with costs, Lolßs. The Court then ro^e.

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Southland Times Southland Times, Issue 3471, 6 August 1879