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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

[trade dispatches]

From Catamarca, Argentina, we have the first numbers of El Sincero, a small sixteen-column sheet, devoted to de intereses generales. It is a miscellany of news and literature, but we do not find anything in it pertaining to the Craft. The director and proprietor is Señor J. A. Villacorta.

Mr John Law Kirkbride, proprietor and editor of the Rangitikei Advocate, has applied for a patent for improvements in the means of raising, lowering, and securing window-sashes.

The body of E. P. Walker, managing editor of the New York Cosmopolitan Magazine-, was found on 1st May floating in the North River. The coroner's jury found a verdict of accidental drowning.

Mr F. Warbrick, who has been in the Bay of Plenty Times office for the past seven years, is leaving for the Gazette office, Brisbane, Q. Mr Warbrick is captain of the local football team, and was one of the party who made the English tour. The Times says he is a steady and expert workman.

A lecturer has offended the Wanganui Herald by asserting that there are « impure villains » in the colony. It says we have not had them yet in New Zealand (happy land!) and that such language is unfitted for an « intelligent democratic community. » The use of this last adjective in and out of season, is a curious characteristic of certain newspapers. It is becoming a kind of meaningless expletive.

Mr Salitzer, owner of the New York World, with three of the editorial staff of the same paper, were indicted for libel on 30th April on charges made by Judge Hilton, executor of the immense Stewart estate. Hilton had been charged with preying upon the estate and robbing and defrauding Stewart's widow". The World invites the fullest investigation, and meets the indictment by promises to publish further revelations of the executor's perfidy.

The alleged libel on Mr Eddy, chief commissioner of the New South Wales railways, was contained in a newspaper letter, and was to the effect that his friends and relatives had in many cases been appointed to offices in the department. Mr Solomon Josephs, proprietor of the Tamworth News, to escape the proceedings instituted against him, divulged the name of the writer—an ex-servant of the department—against whom Mr Eddy has now taken criminal proceedings.

Another farewell presentation has taken place in the office of the Wellington Press, Mr Mark Maxton, of the publishing department, who has been connected with the paper almost from the first, being about to remove to Greytown, was on the 3rd inst. presented by Mr B. S. Hawkins, on behalf of the staff, with a handsomely-bound collection of musical works. The runners, headed by their chief, Mr C. Lucas, also signified their esteem by presenting Mr Maxton with a handsome gold pencil-case.

Gore, Southland, possesses a mayor whose fantastic tricks before high heaven furnish a continual theme for newspaper comment. He is more like a Gilbert-and-Sullivan creation than a nineteenth-century colonist. He threatened, in mediaeval fashion, to slit the nose of Mr S. Edwards, solicitor and Witness correspondent, and the man of law and letters hit him in the eye. The local justices, to vindicate the law, inflicted a nominal tine on Mr Bdwards, but expressed their magisterial opinion that he was perfectly justified by the code of honor.

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