Nov. 28. The rifle mldaft between a team of Captain Payne’s battery (Artillery) and one from BLM.S. Cormorant took place to-day. There were ten men a side, and the' total scores were—Artillery, 401; Cormorant, 369. The former .fired with Snider -carbides, the latter with MartiniHSSrL ‘ ' MrrTitchener, of the Telegraph Department; m»4fi the highest score for the Artillery, .48; and Dennis, for the CdraioraniS, 86.' The Artillery entertamed'flmCbrmotants at dinner, at the Csleddnian Hotel after the match. .Jltmee ; Meehan Connell was charged ai the..Polioe. Court with failing to summit his wife ‘and four Children, having been £3& hi ‘arrears : ikt Christchurch on Sept 26. ’ Prisoner was.-remanded to Christ church. J; Auckland, Nov. 29. .. A. White, champion sculler of thisProviticei, from Sydney by the RotoWhite had built, at Sydney, a cedar outrigger, ’ .with .patent swivel rowlocks, the same as used, by Hanlon. , .When the storm arose,, the sea broke on board and smashed : the'boat, and White loses £46. The four brothers: White intend going Shath to ebmpete at;vatiaus regattas.. Ct -. f Auckland, Dec. 1.
In.ths .ruQ from - Auckland toTapite Point-lSO : nuter-the Hawea' beat the l&Upii.' TW • two minutes fin' smooth in • bumpy ' ' , The farmers JucVA suffered heavily in ■ fcrt ‘through the weather. frbm : Sydney. ■ enmcmures-for public use, but will be cloae#»em owing to destruction to trees Hslftrnbi. - Eive seameh pfihe barque Anazi, for plundering cargo in the hold, and using a , light, were sentenced, three to one yaiftrfr imprisonment, and two to nine months’. They were also mulcted in aorta, *ad£4r los each for cargo plundered. The Annul had twelve tons of . gunpowder stowed adjacent to where the men had, the naked lights. ..... G&ahamstown, Nov. 29. / The Albumin banked 5320z5. gold to- . day, making » total yield for the month of-3,OGOozs. A 16s. dividend is expected. '/ / Wanganui, Nov. 29. A native prisoner escaped from Wanganui Gaol last evening. He was engaged as yardsman, and watching his opportunity when no one was looking, climbed £ha mace and bolted towards the racegaagfv. Some boys saw him, gave chase, ahAqyartook him in a paddock. They ' ggprded him till a warder arrived and Mfimed charge. The boys Were quite jojupg, but behaved pluckily. The Native meant to go” to Farihakb. ■' . , Wellington, Nov. 29. .^ T jt is hour.; believed that fully thirty .plijtioa.iVill naive to be taken out of the igeamer. Toi, wifch etrqch the rocks at the , tb the harbour on Sunday last. ' \ WmimairiN, Dec. ■ 1. .°f laying the foundation, newCourts of justice here by’ to-day ' was a great success, were present, inclttdttaag ,9<Mj Radies, | 300 masons, and all the corps, Theproceedings passed • great eclat. The cefeniony was iSWomML’iir the Fredk. Whitaker, Principal Grand Master North Island, 5.0., assisted by C. 11.G.M. of the North Island, • l.jfevr f Ay the close of the proceedings : g $£ made an eloquent address » qJ p |ayor,o t the Order. He was replied to o* W. Rolleston, Minister for . ball will be given .■ ys evening. court martial will'be held’ to-mor-roW on the conduct of the second Lieu-
j tenant of the Naval Brigade during a recent parade. ' ]■ Nelson, No". 29. The Hon. Dr. Ren wick, M.L.C., died last night after a long illness. Port Chalmers, Nov. 29. I After a long spell of easterly winds and a seven cliys’ downpour of constant rain, ,a change has set in. the wind backing to south-west early this morning and blowing freshly. This, it was generally felt, ought to bring up some eight or nine ships now overdue from Home and Colonial ports. The first to turn up should be Messrs Shaw, Saville, and Company’s Hermione, ifow 107 days out, with the Albion Company’s Dunedin now 95 days out, and the New Zealand Shipping Company’s Loch Fleet, 96 days out; together with several American barques, and a vessel or two from the Mauritius. During the past week there has not been a vessel of any class in the bay nor at the piers doing anything, except the Invercargill and Mataura.' Both of these ships are loading for London. Indeed, it is years since Port Chalmers has looked so dull. A change for the better is now to be devoutly wished. Dunedin, Nov. 29. In consequence of the inclement state of the weather the races have been postponed till Monday. The great twenty-four-hour walking match is causing intense excitement. Up to 12.30 P. M. Brooks led with 75 miles, Henderson and Scott 70 each; Drummond, 68. At the 76th mile Brooks was disqualified for unfair walkii g, 15,000 people attended the scene of contest during the morning. The race was won by Scott, who did 106 miles; Henderson second, and Drummond third. Dunedin, Nov. 30. There was a narrow escape from a serious accident on the railway near Purakanui on Saturday night. She 5.16 special train from Dunedin to Palmerston was thrown off the line, owing to the engine running into a land slip which had covered the rails. Fortunately the train was not going fast, or it would have stood a good chance of going over the cliff. Considerable delay was caused in the traffic.
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