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Per our Special Wire.

Wellinoton, Oct. 10.

At tire Supreme Court Abraham Walmsley, for housebreaking, was sentenced to (> months’ imprisonment. Cornelius Fisher, for sheep stealing, was acquitted. The charge of riot and forcible entry by natives on land at Gisborne has been postponed until Monday, owing to the absence of counsel for the defence.

The City of New York, with the outward Loudon mails of the 11th September, left San Francisco on 21th September. The Zoalandia, with the homeward New Zealand mails of Kith September, arrived at Kan Francisco on the Bth inst.—-one dav in advance of the contract date.

Nelson, Oct. 10,

Capt. Ilctfer, who for the past two or three years has been superintendent of the lunatic asylum, fell down dead this morning, it is supposed from heart disease. Capt. Heffer was commander of the ship Maori.

Christchurch, Oct. 9.

A telegram was published in Christchurch this morning, stating that Judge Johnston will try Waters on Monday. This is incorrect, as he will be occupied with a Christchurch case on that day. Arrived—Oreti, from Wellington. Timaku, Oct. 10.

The Harbor Board resolved to-day, to call for tenders for .additional 350 ft. of the breakwater in solid work. The tender of Findlay and Co., of Dunedin, for 1000 tons cement has been accepted at £4 15s. 4d. per ton.

Dunedin, Oct. 10. Arrived Maori, s.s., from West Coast.

About 130 single men, passengers by the Forfarshire, were landed yesterday afternoon, and proceeded to Dunedin. They appear to be a very respectable class of men, and are principally mechanics, only a few of them being agricultralists and shepherds.

The Governor has consented to become patron of the Otago Agricultural Association

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 7, 11 October 1879

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