Auckland, Nov. 8.
The Auckland volunteers and artillery go to the Thames Review. The guns of the Battery were discovered to have been tampered with. Four linch pins were abstracted from the gun carriages, and in one instance, where the elevator screw had been left in position, the spring pin was taken away, the intention evidently being to disable the gun, and prevent the Battery proceeding to the Thames. The object was frustrated, for new appliances were procured from tbe armoury. Captain Payne communicated with the police regarding the affair. Auckland, Nov. 9.
A fatal accident occurred on Saturday afternoon. While George Day and his four sons were bringing down a boat load of firewood from Kauri Point to Auckland, a squal struck the boat, and the father and one son were drowned. The Thames monthly gold return is 3810 ounces, Coromandel 380 ounces. The Alburnia Gold Mine returns are improving and shares are up to 25s with firm market. The Auckland Volunteers left early this morning for the Thames, and were warmly welcomed by the Thames Volunteers on arrival.
Wellington, Nov. 8.
A man named Horace Ford, well known as an hotel-keeper at Napier died suddenly at the Commercial Hotel yesterday. An inquest is not likely to be necessary. Christopher Connell, formerly second officer of the barque Western Belle, was committed for trial tn-day on two charges sodomy on youths. The ship Wairoa has been admitted to pratique to-day. Inveecakgill, Nov. 9.
The Mataura arson case was called at the Police Court on Saturday morning, and further adjourned for eight days, on the application of the police. Inspector Fox, in applying for the remand, remarked that the case was only in iU infancy.
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