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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 6

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A recent decision of the Melbourne full Court is calculated to make printers of « trade protection » circulars uneasy. It has ruled that the insertion of a man's name in such a circular is libellous, and that no question of privilege could be entertained, even though the circular were of a confidential nature.

At a recent meeting of the Pahiatua County Council the following peculiar resolution was passed:— « That the public, whenever each or any one of them find a short cut from anywhere to anywhere else, immediately publicly notify it for the benefit of any and all of those whom it may concern, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Makuri township. »

The latest witness to testify of the existence of the creature popularly known as the sea-serpent is the Bishop of Adelaide. He has described one sixty feet in length that he found lying dead on the beach in Coffin Bay. To newspaper-men, apart from the death of a very old friend, this item is of interest on account of a serious but quite natural misreading of a telegram. It ran « bishop adelaide found dead sea serpent sixty feet coffin bay." It is by no means surprising that a good many papers, leading journals included, published the sad intelligence that the Bishop of Adelaide had been found dead. In fact, the only matter of surprise is that some of the country journals did not go on to add that the worthy prelate had been buried in a coffin sixty feet long.