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Auckland, Nov. 18. A man named De Fritus, who left the Barrier Island in an open boat, is missing. He is believed to be drowned. , ' * j ' Mr Peacock was re-elected Mayor, therd $ being no opposition.. . The Taiaroa sailed at noon with/the;, southern English mails. . , , Macey Quintal, solicitor, was brought up on a charge of forgery, in connection with a bill of sale. The case lasted a|l day, and was adjourned to Friday, ‘accused ■' being released on his own bail of £2OO. , The Sunday School Union Industrial; Exhibition was formally opened to-day by Mr. J. C. Firth, President. ‘ V

William Wade, driving on thb Onehunga road, encountered . Chiarini’s Circus Troupe. The strange sight of tird , zebras frightened the horse, which cap- ‘ sized the buggy, and the wheel passed over Wade!s shoulder-blade, He iptends bringing an action against the Circus plyAuckland, Nov. 19. At a meeting of the Working Men's Political Association re Major Atkinson's Chinese Immigration Bill, a was carried in favor of a tax of £9S per ' - head, •to be carried to consolidated revenue. Merchants have cleared out of tea and'- 1 sugar several months’ supply in anticipa* tion of the new duty, but only an ordinary supply of spirits and tobacco. McLean and Co. haye shipped the shortyhorn prize bull, Duke-of Newcastle, and another, per I?ealandia, for the Sydney' show.

A meeting of Orangemen in the PpbtM- •• * tant Hall has been held to arrange for the reception of Father Ohiniquy.

Ghahamstown, Nov. 'l7. Mr L. Ehrenfried, brewer, was.tbe only person nominated for Mayor,' and ft* was declared elected.

By an accident in-the Albnrnia Mine, this morning, a man named Ensor was badly injured in the chest while blasting. Ghahamstown, Nov. 19.

Fifteen hundredweight'o'f good spedmens of stone have been obtained from the Albnrnia mine last night, having; % splendid show. ' Shares have advanced to £4 14s, and theie has been great excite* ment. Since the gold was first obtained things have brightened up wonderfully here. One gentleman cleared £IOOO huit week, dealing in Album ia stocks. Wellington, Nov. 18.

At the inquest on the body of the man Tames Taylor, who shot himself yesterday, the verdict was that he committed suicide while in a state of insanity. The receipts at Wellington Custonu)

yesterday were £3187- Goods wire withdrawn from bond in the e>:po •tati.m that the duty was to be increased The Telegraph •Department have been engaged to-day splicing sonic caivle, about two miles in length, which is nits tv md for use in connection with the pnot. service at Lyttelton. . A singular attempt to commit smcido was made th’s evening. While the Na val Brigade were drilling, a lacd about fourteen years of age was found in a stack- of timber hanging by the neck. Ho was cut down, and soon recovered. Nothing is known as to what caused him to attempt the deed.

Nelson, Nov. 18. The body of an infant was found close to* the college grounds this morning. An inquest will be held this afternoon. Westport, Nov. 18. hjr Nicholas Andrews, who has been thriving for hard coal in the Wellington Coinpany’s Mine for the last month, struck * splendid seam, 15 feet thick, yesterday ; the coal is beautifully hard and bright, and the seam can be worked at once. Dunedin, Nov. 17.

A petition signed by over one hundred telegraph operators has been forwarded to the House of Representatives through Mr. Rick, 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 known. With respect to the fire in Walker street bn Saturday £IOOO of the Standard Company’s risk on Hutton’s stock, furniture, eta ~is reinsured as follows Transatlantic, £3OO ; Northern, £2OO ; London and Lancashire, £130; and Norwich Union, £2OO. Arrived—Tiatipn, from Kaipara; Good Templar, from Trmaru. Sailed— Maori, for Oamaru ; Waitaki, for North. Passenger for Lyttelton—Mr, Sinoffi

Dunedin, Nov. 18,

The wages paid last month to men employed on the Government section of the Otago Central Railway were £4500, and oh the Oaiharu-Livihgstone line £3OO. These sections were opened to give work the unemployed. The men are earning good wages. . The University Council have associated the name of Dr. Carpenter with those of Professor Huxley and Sir Wyville Thomson, in the appointment of - a Professor of Biology and Curator to the Museum. Railing any of these, Dr. E. Ray Lancaster will be requested to act. - The Femhill Coal Company have lodged with the City Coupcil a claim for £SOOO, for damages eipected to be done to their land, through ; the Silverstream water supply scheme.

Invercargill, Nov. 18.

’ At a meeting of the Reform Association last night, it was unanimously resolved — “'that it is desirable that the duties on tea and sugar should be repealed, and the deficiency in revenue made up by the land tax. • ■ • • . ,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 24, 20 November 1879

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 24, 20 November 1879

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