Per our Special Wire.
INTERPROVI NCI AL. GIIAHAMSTOWN, NoV. 17. Mr L. Ehrenfried, brewer, was the only person nominated for Mayor, and he was declared elected. By an accident in the Alburnia Mine, this morning, a man named Ensor was badly injured in the chest while blasting. Dunedin, Nov. 17.
A petition signed by over one hundred telegraph operators has been forwarded to the House of Representatives through Mr. Dick, M. H. R., protesting against proposed extension of working day to eight hours, and abolition of overtime.
A four-roomed house at the Glen, owned and occupied by Mr. J. Barton, was destroyed by fire last night. The house was insured for £l5O, and the furniture for £75 in the South British office. Messrs. Babgate and Buchanan, from whom Mr. Barton had purchased the house, on time payments, have also an insurance of £IOO on the building. The origin of the fire is not knuwm.
With respect to the fire in Walker street on Saturday £IOOO of the Standard Company’s risk on Hutton’s stock, furniture, etc., is reinsured as follows :—Transatlantic, £3OO ; Northern, £2OO ; London and Lancashire, £130: and Norwich Union, £2OO. Arrived—Tiatipu, from Kaipara; Good Templar, from Timaru. Sailed—Maori, for Oamaru ; Waitaki, for North. Passenger for Lyttelton—Mr. Sinoff.
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