Per our Special Wire.
INTERP RQV INO!AL Wellington, Doc. 20. Owing to file great expense in working the Piuintaka incline section of the Wel-liugton-Featherston railway, rates of fares ami freight have been increased over that portion of the lino. A delatchiiie.nt of the Nelson Artillery Cadets arrived this morning to try conclusions with Ihe Wellington Artillery Cadets at gun drill. It is nut fixed when the. competition takes place, 1/y a boat capsizing on 'Saturday two young men narrowly escaped drowning. A telegram received from Foxton states that the schooner Jane Anderson, which recently stranded at, Manawatu bar, had boon re-launched, having sustained but little damage. James Smith, formerly of the OGth Foot, was found dead at Carterton this morning. The cause of death is not yet known. Fourteen criminal, five civil, and two Id el cases a.ae put down (or healing at tlio sittings of the Supreme Court on Monday nex\
No further communication lias been held, with tkg ship Bebington at quarantine sSitior.
Arrived-—Wakatipu, from Sydney, at 7. SO n >n. Pa c ß'mgers for Lyttelton— Mis? Hughes, Mesdames Denis, Cave, and nudd. Messrs. Denis, L’amsden, Schofield, Garforth, Moore, Maimvaring, Mills, Graves, ami 23 steerage. 57 tons cargo. For Dunedin—Messrs. Anderson, Max will, and 17 steerage. Sade l- -Taravua, for Melbourne" via Lyttelton. Ti.maru, Dec. 29. • Serious riots are anticipated here on New Year’s Day between the Orangemen and Catholics. Both bodies are making every effort to increase their strength, and the authorities are taking all precautions, and will be fully prepared to protect the Orangemen if they march. The feeling of the townspeople is strongly in favor of the Orangemen because they have never attempted to interefere with the Catholics in their processions. Dunedin, Dec. 29. The remains of the late Mr. Henry Tewsley, of the firm of Sargood. Son, and Ewcn, and ex-chairman of the Otago Harbor Board, were borne to their last resting place in the Northern cemetery this afternoon. The cortege was a long one. A store at the corner of Frederick and Clarendon streets, occupied by a man named Dnwo and his wife, was burned down shortly before eleven o’clock last evening. The fire was discovered by a passer-by, win gave thealann. The brigade was promptly on the spot, but they had considerable difficulty in finding the fire plug •on account of its having been recently covered with road metal. Dowe had his furniture insured for L6OO and his stock for L4O in the Norwich Union Office. The property is owned by a Miss Patterson, for whom Mr. Havrep is agent Evtra precautions have been taken by the pofice in order to prevent a repetition of last year’s disgraceful behaviour on New Year’s morn, and any persons found grossly misconducting themselves will be charged with riot. The City Council, with a view t) assisting the police, have agreed to keep all lamps burning throughout the night.
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