'■.n /.-o'; ' ‘ Auckland, Dec. C. A party; of t surveyors have started to survey tire npw north railway line from Helensvjlle. ... ) Richard Appleby Coates, recently arrived froth the South, died suddenly at the Victoria Hotel,; He was about 50 years of age and diploma as chemist and druggist issued by the Queensland Board,. The liabilities of Messrs. Giiddefroi, in Auckland,' vtfill not.exceed L 20,000. At a meeting of. the Committee of the Auckland. .Working Men’s Political Association it was decided to support the proposal, of the Wellington Local Industries Association to have a New Zealand Exhibition. The remains of Mr. Coverley, recently drowned at Waiuku, have been recovered. ;• Auckland, Dec. 8. A little girl belonging to the Industrial School was carried into deep water while bathing at Motu Ihi, and was .gallantly rescued by a lad named Michael Bren. A trotting match at Ellerslie competition was. worthy G. GWynne’s Polly. Geahamstown, Dec. 6. The Gold Mining Company has declared n dividend of two and sixpence. The Moanatairi will also declare a dividend before Christmas. The mine had a return on Saturday of 143| ounces of gold. Alburnia shares are unaltered. The judgment of tire Resident Magistrate on Saturday in the Volunteer scrip case was for Turtle, for £3O, and osts £14155. _ - ’ :i ■ Gisbobne, Dec. 8 Mr. Webb, late of the “ Standard” commenced an action in the Supreme Court, Auckland, against Mr. Edegcombe, late of Tauranga, for LIOOO for an alleged libel andislander at the Bay of Plenty. f.;j.Plymouth, Dec. 6. A private - meeting of Mr. Courtney’s creditors .was held, yesterday afternoon. An estimate; of the liabilities was laid before the mecting, showing , secured' Creditors, abPut £23,000 ; unsecured’creditors, about; £17,000; with assets about an equal amount, . It was decided to accept an arrangement of the assets, and Messrs Davidson, Humphries, .and Simpson, manager National Bank, were appointed trustees. • , Wanganui, Dec. 6. Dr.. Earle was savagely attacked in his surgery, this morning by a madman named Antonio,,. The man, after a conversation with the doctor, during which he applied ■for admission: to the hospital, took the opportunity of the doctor’s back being turned to strike -him on the back of the head with a large; stone,, Dr. Earle was stunned; for, some considerable time, and is now.autfering from the blow.. Antonio, made his escape. Wellington, Dec. 6. Chiarini’s [Circus closed lset night. They-have had a successful season. A man named.'WUliams, while ' working at a foundry, received a splinter of iron in his eye. It is believed he will lose his eight.- r ' ' The mail steamer with London mails of November, left San Francisco for Auckland On November 24, contract date. Th#g a. s.'. Australia, ; with November colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco on Dec. 2, two days in advance of due date. It is;reported: on good authority that Rewilhaa declined to hold any further commnmoaripn with the Government, and has rejoined Tawhiao at Te Kuiti, also that Hiroki • has. left, Parihaka, and has been offered refuge in the King country ; he ri now at Ngatimaru. Tfte Government have received a cablegram from th e Agent-General, stating that the Bank of England, having undertakenthe issue of the loan, there is no doubt.of its being successfully floated. A serious stabbing case took place last eventrig. -Two’married women, neighbors iikdadispiite, during which several Were ’used," : On the return' home of the ; husbands a' row between the • men ensupd| and one, named James Flahnigan, wasjtathef Severely stabbed 1 y his wife also [pefllflM'OGrmack, the ptnyy man, hga been 'arrested. The doofcWrStates that Fmnnigan and his wife areflaot out of danger. , , A whang man named Ryote was.arrested last.flightfor issuing a valueless cheque. named ; Connell,.; .who was arreitefl at Auckland for wife desertion at Christchurch, f watKent through to-day. Anewiriarblealtarfor St. Mary’s Cathedm * was cdiisecrated this mom}ng by Bishop'‘Redwood. A large assemblage witnessed the ceremony-, ‘t'r'*,;';’ Welungton, Dec. B.’ Abthe Magistrate’s iCpurt this morning, Dennis MfQormickj for stabbing Mr. and MwmFlaAnagad,. was .remanded for a weekowtag’ to the latter being unable to ; .!v. huhrnamed*Pucht, for issuing valueless''' cheques, was remanded for a sijifijajppcriod. It is believed 16 other will bp preferred against him. A ‘ pajped Hoclding had a narrow
I■ ■ ■ ,-3 f bo : ng «h >t I lit Saturday at the ikimvanr, i-iiie »ange. .ie crossed the | rna- b just as a man fired a bullet, which kpasccd through the lad’s trousers, and } cvii'iou.'ly enough, actually made a centre, i ■Greymou'H, Dec. 8.
-Tits rush to the Seventeen Mile Beach continues, in spite of unfavorable weather, and miners speak well of the prospects. A very rich reef was struck on Saturday in the New River tunnel at Lyell. Sluicing claims at Nelson Creek opened by the. Lake Hochatetter race are yielding splendidly. It is reported that one claim for the last eight months has averaged lOOozs. per month among four men. Dunedin, Dec. 6. The Dominican Convent Bazaar realised £478. .
Mr. Pish has been served with copy of a writ in connection with the attempt to oust him from the Mayoralty. The action is generally condemned, and the case will probably be defended by public subscriptions.
The Italian and English Opera Company opened on Saturday night, with Maritana, to a crowded house.
Mr. J. B. Dunn, canvasser for the “ Tribune,” when alighting from the tram car while in motion this morning, fell between the wheels, which passed over his right arm, smashing it in several places. Amputation is thought to be necessary.
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