Auckland, Nov. 14. No nominations for the Mayoralty have yet been made. An Industrial Exhibition has been ■opened in connection with Trinity Church Sunday School.
A in an named John Brady, on eight ■charges of larceny, got three months imprisonment for each offence. Auckland, Nov. 15.
The Working Men’s Political Association held a meeting respecting Major Atkinson’s Chinese Immigration Bill, of which they disapproved. They have telegraphed to Mr. Swanson for further particulars, and have convened a meeting for next week.
Macey Quintal, a solicitor practising at Tauranga, was brought up on a cl targe of forging a bill of sale in which Mr Warden Shaw was interested. He was remanded on bail.
Owing to breaking down of good stuff in the Alburnia, shares have gone up to £4 63. Three larikins have bien arrested for causing a fire at the back of L. W. Eaton’s premises last Tuesday night. They had collected and placed a lot of inflammable materials close to the stable door, and then poured kerosene upon them. The case has been remanded. Mr James M'Cosh Clark has been solicited to permit himself to be nominated for the Auckland Mayoralty, as Mr Peacock is indisposed to take another term of office.
Mrs Hardinge - Brittan conducted a spiritualistic service over, the remains of a child of Mr Potter’s in the Anglican Cemetery. A portion of the Anglican burial service was also read. She subsequently closed the service with an address, which moved the mourners to tears.
The bodies of George and Thomas Day, father and son, drowned last Saturday through the overturning of a boat, were recovered to-day. At the inquest a verdict of “Found Drowned” was returned.
A mile race was run at Ellerslie between Messrs Roth and M‘Ginley, for £25 a side. M'Ginley won by eight yards. Andrew Boltro, a miner at Kawakaw f a coal mine, w'as badly hurt through an explosion. While going to examine a fuse the charge went off. The new Masonic Hall has been erected at Newton, for the Eden Lodge of Freemasons, E.C. A meeting has been held at Cambridge regarding the branch line to connect with the Thames Waikato line. A resolution was carried in its favor, and Mr. R. D. Ferguson was requested to proceed to Wellington to urge the scheme on the Government.
Gkahamstown, Nov. 14.
Alburnias receded during the day to 555, but closed firm at COs. The outlook is hardly so favourable in the mine. The breaking down has been postponed till Monday. Grahamstown, Nov. 15.
The Alburnia mine prospects are still •favourable, there being a good show of gold in the slopes for about a foot. The prices have not shown any great fluctuations, and sales were made this afternoon at 85s. Moanataiii shares are hardening.
The mainmast of the cutter Stag, lying at Mr Bagnall’s sawmills, was yesterday struck'by lightning, cutting out a crescentshaped splinter seven feet long, and causing much alarm to those on board. The “ Advertiser’s ” Pareora correspondent says that Tutukino’s people have been busily engaged for the last two days in mustering, preparatory to driving off all cattle belonging to Europeans from the Komata Block.
The nominations for the Mayoralty of the Thames will be received on Mr Firth’s steamer the Kotuku is stranded on a sandbank in the Waihau river. She is heavily freighted. New Plymouth, Nov. 15.
A child of Mr Alexander Colson was playing near a well at the Racecourse, fell into it, and before measures could be obtained to go down the child was drowned.
Wellington, Nov. 14.
The Divorce Court commences its sittings on Monday. Four cases are set down for hearing. Wellington, Nov. 15.
A deputation of the Foxton and Palmerston North settlers waited on the Minister for Public Works, asking Government to commedce the West Coast Railway at each end. He replied that the matter wonld receive the consideration of Government, but the finances of the colony at present were not in a very flourishing condition, and like other public works the matter would have to stand over sor some time.
Jacob Brown, who was arrested down South on a charge of obtaining money under false pretences has been committed for trial
At the Resident Magistrate’s Court today, the case of Lingard v. Gillon was heard. The following are the particulars of the case. In 1876 plaintiff had been playing certain pieces in New Zealand, and when leaving the colony in March, 1877, Mr Gillon claiming to be agent for Mr Coppin, had made a demand for payment of £l6 for author’s fees, threatening legal proceedings ; if refused. Mr. Lingard, rather than bo arrested, had paid £lO under protest, for which he had a receipt. He now sued to recover this. His Worship reserved judgment. Wellington, Nov. 17.
A man named Jamas Taylor, a clerk in the Treasury, committed suicide this morning by blowing his brains out. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Thomas Young was committed for trial for stealing a cheque for £l3 from Colonel Whitmore.
, The Divorce Court sat this morning, the Wellington case of Cooper v. Cooper is now over, being heard. Later.
In the Divorce Court to-day, rules absolute were granted in Carlson v. Carlson and Keys ; Harvey v. Harvey and Jones ; Jackson v. Jackson and Little ; Henderson v. Henderson and Flynn. Particulars of the ■ suicide of Taylor show that he complained of toothache the previous evening, and on rising this morning was given a cup of tea. Immediately afterwards he shot himself with a revolver, completely blowing off the roof of his skull. Ho was a single man, and was a native of Nelson, and about 27 years of age. It is, believed ho has a brother .and water residing near Invercargill.
Gbbymouth, Nov. 14. The funeral of the late Charles Broad was largely attended, there being between 300 and 400 persons present.
Tjmaru, Nov. 14.
The weather for the last few days has been exceptionally cold and wintry. The crops all over the district are looking magnificent, bus warm weather is now required.
Oamaku, Nov. 14,
The weather for the J:wt two days has been unusually cold, mure like v. inter than summer. Hail fell to-night. Dunedin, Nov. 16.
Messrs H. J. Walter and H. T Fish have been nominated for the Dunedin mayoralty. The Caledonian Hotel, a wooden building in Walker street, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. *The • origin of the fire is a mystery. The furniture and effects of the landlord, Mr. Hutton, were insured for £IOOO in the Standard Office and partly re-insured. The building, which was insured in the Standard Office for £SOO, was owned by Mr. Ross (M‘Landress, Hepburn and Co.)
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