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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 15, 30 October 1879
Auckland, Oct. 28. Messrs Jones and Ware, Lave chartered the schooner Jessie, to convey their building plant to Lyttelton, to start operations on the new dock, for which they were the successful tenderers. Mr James Mackay has left the Thames en route to Wellington. Considerable speculation now exists as to his mission. The police are investigating the circumstances of an attempt to upset a train in Domain Tunnel.
Spurious florins, of date 1878, are being circulated here. The police are endeavoring to trace the guilty parties. The Kingitesare taking great interest in political movements at Wellington, and Tawhiao is kept constantly informed of what is going on. Arrived —Rotomahana. Her run from Bussell averaged 14 knots. She leaves for South to-morrow.
Gfahamstown, Oct. 28.
A tailing worker named Douglas Yanse Kent was found dead in his bed this morning shot through the heart. His carbine ay beside him, and he evidently committed suicide last night. Financial difculties are supposed to be the cause of his low spirits for some days past. Deceased, who was recently separated from his wife, has well-to-do relations in Queensland. A Liberal Association has been formed at Ohinemuri, with Mr C. F. Mitchell as president. A statement in the “ Star ” that Sir George Grey intends taking the leadership of the Opposition is giving satisfaction. It is rumored that Government intend calling a Thames man to the Upper House. The Mayor is thought the most eligible. Several telegrams have been sent to Mr Sheehan telling him not to mind Mr Rowe’s telegram asking him to resign. Wanganui, Oct. 28. At the Supreme Court, John Brett, for false pretences, received one day’s imprisonment. Edward Price alias Robert Denitt, for stealing a watch and chain, received four years’ penal servitude. Stephen Hudson, for stealing money, received nine months. George Thompson, for horse stealing, received eighteen months. Robert Morton alias Robert for hfflrw stealing, received ten
I years’ penal servitude. Six previous conI victions were proved against this prisoner. He once escaped from Auckland gaol in ' company with Plummer. John Stephen ; Hutchison, for passing a valueless cheque, I received two years. The Masonic funeral of Mr Peter I Chavannos took place to-day. I Dunedin, Oct. 29.
At the R.M. Court, this morning, C. Davis was sued by Willis and Atkinson for £l2 Gs 9d, advertising the Loftus Troupe. Davis denied liability, stating that De Lias was the lessee, and responsible for the amount, but admitted that he was one of the proprietors of the Troupe. Judgment went for the plaintiff. Mr Thomas Glendinning, of Messrs Kirkpatrick, Glendinning and Co., got his left leg broken, through jumping out of a tram car when in motion, near Wise’s corner last evening. Invercargill, Oct. 29.
At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday, a telegram was read from the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee to report on duties on articles used in colonial manufactories. The secretary was instructed to reply that the Invercargill Chamber of Commerce is of opinion that the subject of a reciprocal tariff between New Zealand and Australia is worthy the attention of the Committee, as a means of protection to produce. It was then resolved that the Chamber is of opinion that the introduction of certain raw materials for bona fide manufacture, free of duty, would be beneficial.
BRITISH & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. (Special. ) London, Oct. 27. In addressing a political meeting at Manchester Mr John Bright maintained that the foreign policy of the Govern-' ment was not consonant with the general feelings of the country. The procrastination of a dissolution showed that Government feared the result as unfavorable to the Conservatives. The Liberal policy was to avoid harassing wars, to practice retrenchment, and to secure reductions. In a contest the decisive defeat of the Merv expedition is confirmed. General Roberts is investigating the cause of the Cabul outbreak. Five of the ringleaders were hanged within the city. The punishment produces a deep impression. (Reuter's Telegram.) London, Oct. 27. The Orient, London, Pacific, and Liverpool Companies have arranged for a fortnightly steamer to Australia, commencing in January next. Paris, Oct. 27. A Communist named Garel has been elected for Lyons Municipal Council. Washington, Oct. 27. The fever epederaic at Memphis has ended. (Reuter’s ) Madras, Oct. 26. The P. and O. steamer, Hindustan, has been totally wrecked on the coast. The loss of life is unknown.
(Reuter's Telegrams.) Melbourne, Oct. 28. The Cabinet has resolved to introduce a Bill to reconstruct the Harbor Trust.
At Goldsborough’s wool sales there was a brisk competition and good rates were obtained.
Sir C. Gavau Duffy intends retiring into private life shortly.
LATEST FROM EUROPE(Reuter's Telegrams.) (Per Ringarooma at the Bluff.) London, Oct. 26. The ship Indiana, which sailed from the Mauritius on July 5, with the sound portion of the cargo (wheat) of the Sophia Joakin, ship, from Adelaide, has arrived.
( Reuter’s Telegi avis.)
Sydney, Oct. 28.
Parliament was opened to-day by the in his speech on the occasion, prhiuised the introducing of the following measures : Amendment in the land, electoral, education, aud licensing laws. He stated that proposals would be submitted to carry out works for a water supply to the metropolis, further railway extension in the Provinces, and extension of the suburban tramway. Lord Loftus, in alluding to the International Exhibition, stated that it was an undoubted success. A destructive fire has occurred in Larkin’s produce store. Damages are estimated at £BOO. Sailed—Hero, for Auckland. Hobarton, Oct. 29. The Ministry have resigned, and a new Ministry has been formed by Mr Gablin. Melbourne, Oct. 29. The Legislative Council has passed a Bill for reforming the constitution of the Council, and it has been introduced into the Assembly. The Legislative Council have read a second time for the Confiscation of Lands. ' Sailed —Tararua.
TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 15, 30 October 1879
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