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THE LATEST.

AUSTRALIAN. {Renta's.) Adelaide, Jan. 14. The P. and O. Company’s steamer Indies, with the inward Suez mail, passed Cape Borda. Blenheim, Jan. 14. A girl bathing on the coast near Rockhampton was carried out to sea by a wave. She was, however, rescued by another girl, who swam out to her, Sydney, Jan. 14. Both Houses of Parliament have resumed after the Christmas recess. A deputation to-day waited upon the Governor to urge the commutation of death sentence in the case of the bushranger Rogan. His Excellency promised to submit the matter to the Executive, but held out no hope of commutation. PER OUR SPECIAL WIRE. INTE EPRO VINOIAL. Auckland, Jan. 14. A man named Hyclgon attempted suicide this morning while drunk. With a clasp knife he sawed at his throat and abdomen, and inflicted several slight cuts on his windpipe, and there are thirty marks on his belly, but none are likely to be fatal. He was given in charge by two men, and brought up at the Police Court. The would-be suicide was remanded for eight days, A meeting of the creditors of Thos. Hood, Masonic Hotel, showed liabilities amounting to Ll2lO ss. 9d., assets L9O. A fire broke out in the house of J as. Baker, residing at Kihikihi, which resulted in the total destruction of everything. Baker, an old man of 70 years, fell asleep with a candle bm uing by his side. The curtains caught fire, and the house was soon in a blaze. The fire was first discovered by Mrs. Baker, who, after great difficulty, rescued the old man from a horrible death. The house was not insured. The open scholarships under the Board of Education have been won by Oliver Nicholson, Arthur M'Oormick, and Arthur Harrington, all of Auckland College and Grammar School. Tauranga, Jan. 14. The consignment of ova for here was landed at 1 p.m. The box was opened, and the ova found in splendid condition. The weather is very hot. New Plymouth, Jan. 14. A native named Te Tuki was burnt to death,in his whare at Waihi last Friday night. The price of grass seed has fallen very considerably since last season. Ten thousand bushels have been offered and refused at 3d. per lb, It is said that the price for grass seed will be as low as 2kl. this season. Waitara, Jan. 14. The'Hannah Mokau returned from Mokau this morning, bringing 20 tons coal. The steamer went up 22 miles, and anchored in 5 fathoms. Owing to a snag in the river she was unable to proceed further with safety. The coal was brought from a distance of 6 miles in canoes. The coal is immediately alongside the river bank, and vessels could lie alongside and take in their cargoes. The engineer states it is of excellent quality, and far superior to the Bay coal. Wellington, Jan. 14. At the Appeal Court, leave to appeal to the Privy Council was granted in the case of Cleve v. King, but the Court took time to consider the terms on which appeal , should be made. The Mayor has received telegrams stating the distress in Ireland is increasing, and aid is urgently needed. The “ Evening Post” has opened a subscription list in aid of the Irish distress, and its proprietors, Messrs. Blundell Bros., have headed the list with L2o, Messrs. Thompson, Shannon, and Co. giving a similar amount. Other subscriptions are coming in freely. The following telegram lias just been received from London by Dr. Lemon, Superintendent of the Telegraph Department, from the'Chairman of the Sir Rowland Hill Mansion House Committee : —“ The Chairman sends from the Lord Mayor of London to the Mayor of every municipality which can he reached by our system, the following telegram, a response to which will be telegraphed free. Will you kindly hand the same to the Press Agencies for publication, and also a copy to the Mayor of Wellington, asking him if he will communicate with the chief Magistrates of the Now Zealand towns upon tho subject:—“London, Jan. Bth.—To-day is the 40th anniversary of the introduction of tho Penny Postage system, founded by Sir Rowland Hill. The Mansion House Committee is now formed to commemorate the event by an international memorial. Looking at the immense commercial, intellecti’al, and social advantages derived by the world at large through this reform, might I claim your hearty sympathy and support in this movement by placing it before our countrymen.” Greymouth, Jan. 14. After a two days’ trial the case of Eliza Jane Thompson v. The Australian Mutual Provident Assurance Society came to a conclusion to-day. It was a claim for 1-200, being tho amount of policy on the life of plaintiff’s husband. The policy was not delivered, but the life had been accepted, and a receipt given for a half year’s premium. The defence was that the life had been accepted through fraudulent concealment and untruthfulness. The case was tried in the District Court before Judge Weston and a special jury of four. Thirty-seven issues were submitted to the jury, who, after four hours’ deliberation, returned a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount claimed. Notice of appeal was given. Blenheim, Jan, 14.

The damage to crops through the past four days’ rain is comparatively slight, but a continuance would have been disastrous in its effects.

Nelson, Jan. 4.

A young woman named Clara Palmer, a patient in the hospital, attempted to strangle herself yesterday. She has been examined by two medical men to-day, and committed to the Lunatic Asylum. Grave fears are entertained for the harvest, in, consequence of the rain, which still continues heavy,

Christchurch, Jan. 14.

Conolly, a man at work on the tramways, who was arrested last week on suspicion of being implicated in the riots, was discharged to-day by the R.M., as he succeeded in proving that it was a case of mistaken identity. It rained very heavily this morning and cleared up in the afternoon. No reports of damage to the crops have yet been received, but there is no doubt a great deal of harm must have been caused. Oamaru, Jan. 14. The wot and rough weather for the last 24 hours has done no damage to the crops yet. Fine weather is much needed now. There was a sale of Government land at the Court-house to-day of sections in the township of Deborah. The highest price realised was L 54 10s. For the rural sections at Kurrow there was only one bid, at the upset price of L 22 per acre. Dunedin, Jan. 14. Chiarini’s circus opened to a large audience last night At the Waste Lands Board to-day it was decided unanimously, on the motion of Mr. Bastings, that in all cases of deferred payment land having been open for three years and not taken up, and any cancelled licenses that have been re-opened and not applied for, the necessary steps shall be taken to have the same proclaimed open for sale by auction at 20s. per acre. The annual session of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago commenced last evening. The Rev. Mr. Watt was appoint ed Moderator. To-day the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, and the Revs. Fraser and M'Nichol, of Christchurch, were introduced. Balclutha,, Jan. 14. At the R. M. Court to-day Robert Sellar, for assaulting Robert Duckson with an axe at Kaitangata on 26th Dec., was committed for trial at next sitting of the Supreme Court.

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THE LATEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 48, 15 January 1880

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 48, 15 January 1880

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