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Wednesday, May 12, 1873. — Before H. Eyre Kcnuy, Esq., R.M. Educational Rate Casks.— Fifty of these cases were appoiutcd to come off this morning, which were disposed of as follows : — Twenty-four wen? paid before hearing; five were withdrawn ; eight not served, and altered, to come off on the 2nd June ; and six adjourned to the same date. Judgment wns given against the remaining seven, viz. — Thomas Lethbridge, James Quigley, Stephcu Silllet, Edward M. Smith, Robert Bishop, Thomas Wills, Matthew Hill for £1, the amount of the rate and (is. Gd. costs in each caoc.

A Matrimonial Agent in Auckland. — A Mr. T. B. llanuaford, who, according to his own account, has been the means of bringing together a number of happ)' couples, has at lost found a mouster iv tho shape of a man who has actually refused to pay him his fees for procuring him a wife, and is accordingly summoned. In a letter to an evening paper, Mr. Hunuaford tells his grievance, and, although he recovers the money \\ ithout going into Court, ho exposes the Benedict for his mcauuess :— " Now, to show you what a mean man McCraith was, on tho wedding day ho left me and the bridesmaid together; but, before leaving the parlor, ho counted tho almonds and raisins to see how many we had eaton in his absence. The bridesmaid noticed it, and told me of it after ho had gone. So between us we managed that he should have very light, work in counting when we came buck, for wo cleared the plate. When I think of the really handsome woman I have helped him to as a wife, and the plainness of McCruilh himself, I am irresistibly reminded of the fairy talu of the ' Beauty and tho Beast* ; not that 1 for one moment wish it to be uudcrstood I call the bridegroom a beast, for that would be libellou?, you know — or ut all events a breach of good manners, which I am at all times most careful not to commit." What a pleasant prospect for the woman ! How ehc must thank Mr. Hannaford for being United for life to such a man ! And yet we havo the agent's word for it that lie can " show scores of letters, not only from different parts of Auckland, but .Wellington aud Taranaki, begging him to com© and see the happy homes he had been tho meaus, to a great extent, of building up." This means of obtaining wives Mhy bo very popular, for all wo know ; but young girls should bo careful how they apply to such au agent for a husband, for their fate may bo something dreadful. And they say of the gentle Bowcn that iv this Brooklyn affair "ho has passed through the bitter waters of adversity." Seems as though wo had honrd somewhere beforo that Mamh had a little lamb. " What time is it ? asked ouc passenger of another iv a Detroit depot tho other day.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT., Taranaki Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 2306, 15 May 1875

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Taranaki Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 2306, 15 May 1875

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