New Plymouth, Dec. 2t.
JohnTUll (brother of James Hill) who was tried yesterday was arrai pied this morning on a cha go of indecently assaulting Caroline Tttrchi, an Italian girl, at Inglewood. After hearing the evidence the jury brought in a verdict of guilty. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment with hard labor.
Wellington, Dec. 24.
- Captain . Bendall, Secretary to the Under writers’ Association, vis'ted t! e scene of the wreck of the schooner Jane Anderson, at Manawatu bar this morning. A telegram from him states that should the woithsr mo’e,- t , the vessel will be relaunched without Having sustained any serious injury.
At the annu il meeting of the Buil’in •• Society, the report and balance sue showed sat’sFuctiry progress The Wellington v. Wanganui eiioket match concluded to-day. The following are the total scores : —Wellington, first innings, 78 ; Wan garni , first innings, 120 (of which Barton made 75 not out); Wellington, second innings, 62 ; Wanganui, second innings, 21 for the loss of four wickets. Wanganui won by six wickets.
The jury, at the inquest on the lad Robertson, killed by the tramway, returned a verdict of accidental death through jumping off the car while it was in motion. No blame is attributable to any one.
January 2nd has been proclaimed a Bank holiday throughout the Provincial district of Otago. April sth is the date fixed for the trial of the Native prisoners arrested, on the west coast for illegal trespass on settlers’ land. The trial will take place at the Supreme Court here. The Hon. John Hall has been appointed Postmaster-General and Commissioner of Telegraphs. R. J. Davies, Deputy-Regi. trar at Christchurch of the Supreme Court, and Deputy-Sheriff for the district, has been dismissed from the public service, and Andrew R. Bloxam has been appointed in his stead.
Thu Mayors of various Municipal Councils have been gazetted Justices of the Peace under the Municipal Corporations Act.
The bonus payable for the exportation of rabbit skins will cease after the 31st March, 1880. Alterations and additions to the rates for the conveyance, delivery, and storage of goods, parcels, &c., on the New Zealand railways appear in the “ Gazette.” Blenheim, Dec. 24.
The “Marlborough Express” was sold to-day to Messrs. Furness and Boundy. Mr. Furness for a year past has been foreman on the “Express,” and Mr. Boundy was for eleven years in connection with a iNelson newspaper. The transfer will take place on Dec. 31. Acceptances for the Marlborough Cup close on 27th Deo. Gbetmoutii, Dec. 24. Mr. Masters, M.H.8., on his arrival in the Wanganui to-day, was met by the Mayer and a largo number of citizens, and complimented him on his action in Parliament. Dunedin, Dec. 24. Entries have been received from Christchurch, Timaru, and Wanganui for the principal handicap events to be run at the Caledonian Sports on January Ist, 2nd, and 3rd. A meeting of the Committee formed at last night’s meeting atthe Athenaeum Hall was held this morning, at which Wa d Committees were formed to canvass for subscriptions, and for names to the petition requesting Mr. Walter to resign the M lyoralty.
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