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Auckland, Nov. 25.

The Kingites are much concerned at/ ’ the arrest of Pakiri, or rather of Wharituia, his real name. He was a confidential courtier of the King. Tutawhaio { the King’s son, says late Native Minister promised that no funder proceedings should be taken against Pakiri. Some forty friendly natives, working as.a road party, near Alexandra, have struck because several were disharged by the overseer for lazinesss. • . •

At the Wesleyan district meeting, the Church property was reported at £23,462, and the expenditure £IOSO. . News from Norfolk Island to November 1, states that several American whalers' called for supplies, having met with fair success. The health of the islanders is good. The golden weddjng of the chap-. 1 lain, the Rev. W. Nobbs, was celebrated with great eclat. There were present eighty of his children, arid great grand-*-children. *

At 9 o’clock this evening a fire wad discovered by Constable Jones on the premises of Messrs. L. D. Nathan and Co. It appeared to have originated in the' celiac in some sawdust, over' which some champagne bottles, wrapped in paper, were stacked. Some of the paper was burnt, and one hogshead of whiskey was scorched, but the fire was suppressed before it got headway. The store was filled with an enormous stock of wines, spirits, champagne, &c., so that it was fortunate the fire was detected at so early a state. The origin is unknown. Arrived—Rotomahana. • » i

Auckland, Nov. 26.

The damage to the Rotomahana by the gale is estimated at £200,. and the 'cafg'o at £IOO.

An inquiry is to take place into the stranding of the barque Mary MiMred, now ashore at Kohimarama. WatoSPfrom the numerous tanks she carried has been pumped out to lighten her, which will be further assisted by a quantity of ballast being transhipped. * At a meeting of the licensed victuallers a resolution was carried protesting against any additional taxation on 'spirits, as the licensed victuallers contributed enough:to the State already. A committed was appointedjto regulate the scale of prices. Grahamttown, Nov. 25.

The Albumia manager’s weekly report states that in the 160 ft. level east they are driving on a well defined reef showing a little gold. Ou • the saihe level west they are expecting to cut the run of gold now going down from the 70ft. level. • On the 70ft. level west, during the week, the drive and slopes have yielded a splendid return of gold, and still look well. The drive has been improving for the' ‘last week, and every foot driven shows a better prospect than at. any other dime; The gold is evidently going down, as there is always a good show under . foot. The manager hopes to have a good return at the end of the month, having now nearly 2000 ounces of gold in hand. Sales are reported at 70s. to 67s 6d.

New Plymouth, JS[pv. ‘25. The schooner Nelson went ashore on North Spit at Waitara, when trying to enter the '•iver, this morning. She is near the spot where the Hauraki, steamer, was stranded.

Wellington, Nov. 25. The damage to the steamer Tui, which struck at the Heads on Sunday is more serious that at first expected. About 12 plates will need replacing. ■ The .repairs will take a fortnight and will cost nearly £6OO. ' •

The preliminary enquiry into the circumstances connected with the, steamer Tui striking on the rocks at the Heads on Sunday morning was held, before the Collector of Customs, this afternoon. The captain attributed the accident partly to having insufficient steam on the vessel, and to the length of time taken in setting the foresail. He said he noticed that some of his men looked queer on leaving the wharf. He could not say they were quite sober. He mentioned that a board had been removed from the bulkhead, and that, a case of brandy was four , bottles short when cargo was being taken out to go the pilot station. The engineer and mate were examined, but nothing further was elicited.

The cable steamer Agnes leaves for Sydney to-morrow. She will take a series of soundings along the line of cable between here and Sydney.

The cable intended for the Lyttelton Harbor Board has been lengthened by about 500 yards, and is now being placed on board the brigantine Endeatfdur, which leaves to-morrow- "

Wellington, Nov. 26, A man named Angothe St, ’ Just Mookay attempted suicide last nigKt by taking chloral. He sent a a friend informing him that he intended to commit the deed. The friend immediately sought medical aid, and proceeded to Mackay’s lodgings, where he. was found lying unconscious on his bed, with an almost empty bottle of chloral at his side. Remedies were at once applied, and he was brought to. He has been locked up, and will be taken before the magistrate this afternoon. He recently arrived from London in the ship Wairoa, and it is believed his inability to obtain work tempted him to commit the deed.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 27, 27 November 1879

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 27, 27 November 1879

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