Auckland, Oct. 18,
An accident was caused last night by an explosion of ammunition in the Naval Brigade pinnace. A seaman named Soloman was injured, and in the panic some men leaped overboard. One was in danger of drowning, but was rescued by a seaman. More boats put off from ships in the harbor, but their services were not required. The wounded seamen, Bryan, Jones, and Davis, are not seriously hurt, the injuries being principally burns on the arms, face, and head. They are progressing favorably. An enquiry will probably be held as to the cause of the occurrence.
The hoy Henry Jeffery, who was injured by an accident at the Aratapu sawmill, has died from his wounds. The accident occurred through his creeping under the revolving shaft, which caught his apron and took him over instantly, the body being fearfully bruised and broken before the engine could be stopped.
A number of seaman belonging to the ship Famonoth have been arrested for refusing duty. Mr James Mackay, Native Commissioner, has gone to Piako in connection with the native outrage.
It was resolved to hold a Volunteer review on November 19 at the Thames, and invite the Waikato Cavalry and Auckland Volunteer Corps. Grahamstown, Oct. 18.
Messrs Rees and James M'Donald are mentioned as likely candidates for Parliamentary honors here. Mr James M'Cabe, of the Queen of Beauty, died yesterday. The gold returns for the week amount to 7730z5.
Dunedin, Oct. 18.
There was some splendid shooting at the competition of No. 1 City Guards this morning to select a team for the Ladies’ Challenge Shield. Volunteer Coventry made 56 points at 200, 400, and 500 yds., making a possible 20 at the 400 yds. range.
In Chambers this morning, on the application of Mr E. Cook, acting for Charles Woodlock, Mr Justice Williams granted the order directing William Woodlock and Mary Jane Woodlock, alias Waters, to deliver to petitioner the body of his infant male child now in their custody. The house of Mr Walker, at Port Molyneaux, was totally destroyed by fire on Oct. 15. Insurances—National, £IOO.
The Executive Committee of the Industrial Association have adopted a petition for presentation to Parliament, praying for the establishment of a discriminating tariff which will afford a measure of protection to local industry.
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