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' AyjmhASJl, Nov. 22 - John Powi?, formerly officer in charge of the ComffuSsirat Department, died in the ProvinciahHoSpital, after a chequered career.

Ah alarm of fire yesterday is believed to have been made by a toper going home. THe water pressure was turned on from 'the reservoir, and it burst a main and lore up the roadway. The charges of forgery and perjury against Oliver Macey Quintal, solicitor, have been withdrawn by the prosecutor. On the arrival of the barque Anazi from London last night five of the seamen were landed, and given into custody by the captain for broaching cargo. It seems thitt, during the voyage they made their way, over the powder magazine with a naked light to the cargo, and broached several cases of champagne, brandy, and French wines, returning in the same manner. It was providential that the yessel was not blown up. The men were charged to day at the Police Court and remanded. The upper sawmill at Whangapoura has been destroyed by fire. It was the property of C. A. Harris. The mill was a large one, fitted with machinery, and capable of cutting one hundred thousand feet weekly. The loss is a serious one. The Mary Mildred, barque, from Newcastle, struck orithe bank at Kohitnarama. She; is expected to be got off next high tide. : The damage will be very slight. ,At the Cambridge Races, the Tradesmen’s Plate was won by Magician, Tin second. The Maiden Cavalry race was won by Dick, Kaiwaka second. Auckland, Nov. 24.

It has transpired that the seamen concerned in the recent broaching cargo case, carried a lighted candle from the forward part of the vessel right across the powder magazine, in order to get at the spirits. ; Ann T>ixon has been arrested for uttering false florins. There were others found in her possession. A number of false half ; crowns and shillings are in circulation.: ■ Mary Mildred, from Newcastle, .with 277 head of cattle, still lies aground pif the Bastian rock. She is not expected to be got off till the spring tide. , The remains of the officer found at the wreck of the Orpheus were brought into town and buried to-day in the next grave to. Commodore Burnett.. The crew of H.M.S. Boomerang landed, and followed the. remains to the cemetery, headed by :th© band of the Volunteer Engineers. ; ; Gbahamstown, Nov. 23.

The Alburnia retorting yielded 6170z5. since Tuesday. The’mine looks as well as ever. Three hundredweight of picked stone was broken down last night. Nkw Plymouth, Nov. 22.

The steamer Rangatira broke down off the Sugar Loaves on the voyage from this port to Wanganui to-day. The Waitaki went to her assistance..

Wellington, Nov. 23.

The Tui, steamer, left this morning about. eleven. The weather was very dirty, aUd she got ashore on the outer rock of ,the; Chafer’s. Passage, at. the Heads. She then landed her passengers, with the assistance of the pilot boat. Some of the passengers walked in,, others were brought in by the Hinemoa, which Went out soon after the accident was heard of. She is insured lor £4OOO in the National, the hulk: of which is reinsured in other offices. At high water the Tui got off, and is now on the patent, slip. The cost of the last general election, as far as the colony was concerned, was about £4OOO. The expenses of last session, aboqt a month long, was nearly £25,000. . The Masonic brotherhood have arranged .’to'give.a.ball.on>the evening of St. Andrew’s day, when the fouildation stone of the new Courts of Justice will be laid. This will be the first ball ever given by the Masons of Wellington. Wellington, Nov. 24.

At the Police Court, this morning, John Frapcis Willhoft, for stealing £29 and varipus goods from John Pearson, Pebblestown, near. Oamaru, was remanded to Oaiqaru. Nelson, Nov. 24 Early yesterday morning a case of drowning occurred off Motueka wharf. The' steamer Lady Barkly, with about 75 excursionists for Chiarini’s circus, had returned to the wharf at Motueka, when Edward Goffe Thomson, in the darkness, fell from the wharf. At daybreak his body-was found. An inquest will be held. Reefton, Nov. 22. - A fire broke out this morning at three o’clock, in a. detached cottage at the rear of Dawson’s Hotel. In a few minutes, ■and before the brigade could gat to work, the building was enveloped in flames and Completely destroyed. The cottage was owned by Mr. John Dawson, and was occupied by Louis Davies. It was insured for £2OO, and the furniture for £2OO ; both in the New Zealand office. Davies was out at the time of the fire, and the origin is a mystery. An enquiry will be held. Timahu, Nov. 22. The John Watson sank off shore to the south, it is supposed near the Waxtaki. All hands were saved.

The sea has r,ono down a good deal. The permanent wharf, and breakwater, has not been effected, Some of the blocks temporarily laid on the shingle have subsided, the shingle having been washed out from under them.

O AMARU, Nov. 22. At the inquest to-day on the body of W. M‘Konzie, killed on the show ground yesterday by ahorse trampling on him, an open verdict was returned. A rider was added as fellows :—“ That the committee be recommended to make a rule that all racing and jumping be strictly prohibited in future, except for the purpose of exhibition, and in the enclosed ring set apart'for that purpose.” Dunedin, Nov. 22.

The Chamber of Commerce will be called together on Monday to consider the tariff. An intensely painful feeling was created in town last night by the circulation of a report that the ship Dunedin from Glasgow with immigrants had been wrecked at the Snares, and that six passengers were drowned. This was simply an absurd canard.

The New Zealand Temperance Alliance, started some months ago by Sir W. Fox and others, will hold a meeting here on Menday. A conference of suburban municipalities will be held in Dunedin on Monday to consider the advisability of trying for a big loan. The Dunedin Mayoral election is being fought on the “ No Popeiy ” ticket.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 26, 25 November 1879

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 26, 25 November 1879

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