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PER OUR SPECIAL WIRE. INTERPROYINCIAL. Auckland, Jan. 21. Pastor Chiniquy is giving addresses at various Waikato settlements. All the cases in the Cambridge Native Lands Court have been adjourned indefinitely save one. A large party of natives have left for home.

New Plymouth, Jan. 21. A little boy named Telfer was drowned in the Waitara last night. Wellington, Jan. 21. A notice, delegating powers to the Hon. 11. A. Atkinson as Commissioner of Customs, appears in the Gazette. The Kaiwarra Rifle Company intend asking subscriptions from all Volunteer companies throughout the colony, in aid of the widow of Francis Donald, who was accidentally shot at the rifle range on Saturday. • A child, belonging to Mrs. Tain, was kicked by a horse yesterday, and lies in a critical condition. The new cable to be laid across Cook Straits will arrive here almost the middle of next month. The jury returned a verdict that plaintiff was not entitled to any damages in the case of Anderson v. Kirkbride. A meeting will be held on Friday for making the necessary arrangements for the visit of Pastor Chiniquy. General Davidson, who has been appointed Inspector of Volunteers for the Middle Island, arrivedthis morning, where he intends permanently to reside. Captain Webb, late "lOOtli regiment, is appointed adjutant of the district, and has entered on his duties. Christchurch, Jan. 21. The notice of “Ennobled White and Red Wheat ” grown by Mr. M. H. Mold, of Ashford, Kent, England, which appeared in the Christchurch and other papers some weeks ago, attracted attention of Mr. Solomon Lloyd, farmer, Majorica, Victoria, who has written to Mr. Murphy, Secretary to the Agricultural and Pastoral Association, asking that means may be taken to have a small quantity procured for him at any cost. With the view of getting the importation of this wheat into New Zealand, Mr. Murphy has trans ferred impressions of the product of ripe grain received by him from Mr. Mold, and, adding all particulars to hand, has forwarded them to the largest wheat growers throughout New Zealand. As soon as a sufficient number of orders are received, the Association will at once communicate with Mr Mold. Mr. Bercsford, Grand Secretary for the Orange Institution in the Middle Island, has received a telegram from Auckland, stating that Pastor Chiniquy will leave for Christchurch on Monday next, and will lecture the first night after his arrival. A man named Clarkson, undergoing a sentence of 10 years penal servitude in Lyttelton Gaol, attempted to escape this morning from the hard labor gang. He was pusued and fired at. and soon stopped. Two persons coming down the hill were nearly shot by the warders, who missed the prisoner. The children at the Lyttelton Orphanage, who were recently scut over to Quail Island, while necessary repairs wei’o made to the institution, and the building thoroughly fumigated and cleansed, will return to the Orphanage to-day. The whole of the buildings arc now in firstclass order, the greater part of the work being done by prison labor. Dunedin, Jan. 21. The Presbyterian Synod last night carried the Rev. Mr. Mackie’s resolution of welcome to Pastor Chiniquy, but in a slightly modified form. The modifications absolve the Synod from any commendation of his object, which is said to be the rasing of funds for a Priests’ College in Montreal, but regarding which the Synod had not sufficiently definite information. Colonel Scratchley will arrive on Friday, and Colonel Steel has been requested .to have the Volunteers ready for inspection. In the Supreme Court, in the case re Mr. D. Caldor’s will, the jury, after five minutes deliberation, declared the testator was of sound mind, necessary to the undertaking, when he made the will, and that no coercion had been used.

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THE LATEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 51, 22 January 1880

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 51, 22 January 1880