Auckland, Dec, 27.
At a meeting of the Providential Assurance Society, Major Green was elected trustee, vice Mr. M'JECeown, resigned. The only accident at the races was a lady attempting to cross the course when the horses were coming out for the Oup race. She was knocked down and slightly injured. Arrangements are being made to have the telegraph laid to Ellera}io grand stand by New Year's Day. Mr. Sykes, a principal in a largo manufacturing industry, is now in Auckland, having visited Sydney Exhibition, for the purpose of exhibiting his weaving machinery. Mr. Sykes proposes to cooperate with any person interested in the establishment of a woollen manufactory in Auckland, and to assist, by supplying the latest and most improved machinery. The Auckland Lodges have sent a telegram of sympathy to the Christchurch Orangemen, and an assurance of support. A meeting of all Orange Lodges is called for Monday evening by the Grand Lodge of the North Island, at the Protestant IJall, to consider what steps shall be taken to call upon the authorities to punish the promoters of the Canterbury outrage. Public opinion strongly condemns Inspector Broham for abnegating his functions and invoking the services of a priest to maintain order'. Pastor Chiniquy is. expected to arrive per Hero on Sunday night.
Auckland, Dec. 20. St. Stephen’s new Presbyterian church has been opened at Ponsonby. A free performance at Choral Hall yesterday, by the Choral Society, was crowded.
Thomas Gilfillan, a colored man, has been committed for stabbing Fred Werner at Keith’s boarding house. Nafjeb, Dec. 20.
The recent rains have done much damage to crops. Mr. J. Williams, of Hastings, has 90 acres of wheat under crop, and he hoped to reap a good liarvest, but owing to the rust which has appeared, ho intends o.s soon as fine weather ssta in to burn the whole crop. The Natives last week stopped the survey of roads at Tahoraiti, threatening the surveyors, who desisted. The bumptious Natives were not even among the owners. Mr. Hallett, accompanied by Mr. Masters, Native Interpreter, will proceed to Tahoraiti to resume the survey of the roads. If the Natives again interfere with the survey they \yijl bo arrested, as Mr. Hallott will be accompanied by two or three constables,
New Plymouth, Dec. 27. A young man named D. Wareliam was killed while bush felling yesterday. Tire harbour works blast at the Sugar Loaves was fired at 3 o’clock yesterday, and loosened about 1000 tons of stone. Wellington, Dec. 27. William Hales, for voting twice at the recent election for ’VVdllibgton country
j districts was committed for trial, bail being allowed. | The barque'Bebington ran into harbor last night and was put in quarintine by the pilot. There is no communication from the shore yet. She has 120 pas- ; songers. Jt is believed the sickness is j serious, otherwise the pilot would not semi the vessel to quarantine without the I Health (biker boarding. The Harbor Master and Health Officer are now leaving for the quarantine station. The Wellington Artillery intend sending two detatchments to the Easter encampment at Christchurch. The Dunedin Artillery won the Carbine Ma ch against the Wellington Artillery by 27 points. The scores were—Dunedin, Gl7 ; Wellington, 590.
Wellington, Dec. 29. R. S. Choeseman, the well-known solicitor, died yesterday at the age of 77. Applications have been made to the stewards of the Jockey Club to allow the totalisator lit next race meeting. Havelock, Deo. 29, The race mooting took place on Saturday. Owing to wet weather there was a small attendance. Timaru, Dec. 19. A special mooting of the Orange Lodge is convened for to-night. A procession is proposed on New Year’s Day, when preparations will he made to firmly resist, any nterference. The conduct of the Inspector of Police in not ordering the arrest of offenders is generally condemned. The clergyman at the Catholic Church animadverted severely yesterday cm the conduct of the rioteis aid asked all who would promise not to take part in a iimilar proceeding on Now Year's Day to hold up their hands. Jt is said only three hands were Held up. Doctor Maclntyre performed the operation of removing a nail from the fore paw of a large full grown lion at the menatrerie this morning. The nail had been growing into the foot, rendering the brute hmie. Ten pounds had boon offered for its extraction at Sydney, but Dr. Maclntyre's fee consists of this nail, which lie preserves as a trophy. A man named Halford has been been committed for trial for assaulting his wife. Dunedin, Dec. 27. Mr. W. K. Weldon, Superintendent of the Armed Constabulary, and 18 constables, left for Timaru yesterday afternoon, to assist in quelling the riot there. F. L. Jetfooat, a settler of 30 years’ standing, was found at Saddle Hill on Christmas Day with his brains blown out. Deceased was subject to fits, and it is not known whether his death was accidental or whether, when under the influence of one of these fits, lie shot himself. Mr. Henry Tews ley, late Chairman of the Harbor Board, died after a lingering illness yesterday afternoon. 1 Dunedin, Dec. 29. Bishop Moran last evening from the altar asked the Catholics not to notice what might he said or done against them by any Society in the country. H o inculcated patience and forbearance, and to keep clear of all contests arising out of religion. They need not fear their holy religion and it was unworthy of them to mimrle in street bnwls The Rev. Dr. Rose by also referred to the Timaru riot, and expressed the opinion that the mere mention of any regalia should not have resulted in such an affray. He expressed his disapprobation of any desire to sanction anything calculated to insult die religious feelings of any section of the cornu unity. Invercargill, Doc. 27. The town was quite deserted yesterday, nearly everybody having gone away by railway. 'the largest number went to Riverton where there were sports and a rifle match—Riverton v. Invercargill R tie Volunteers, —which was won by the former by two points. Hundreds were unable to go to Riverton through defective arrangements re issue of tickets, and also on account of insufficient rolling stock, and there is great dissatisfaction in consequence. The town was quite deserted yesterday, nearly everybody having gone away by railway. The laigest number went to Riverton, where there were sports, and a rifle match—Riverton v. Invercargill Hide Volunteers, which was won by the former by tw<> ponds. Hundreds wove unable fr« go to Riverton through defective arrangements re tlie issue qf tickets, and also on account of insufficient rolling stock, and there U» great dissatisfaction in consequence. Invercargill, Dec. 29. At the second sale of the Emvood sections on Saturday the price averaged L2CO per acre. Some much needed rain fuU last night. Another good prospect has been obliqued from i'rintz’s claim, Inglewood. It is said that some men bare started work at a place near Mcrrlvale Station with good prospects.
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