THE LATEST ,
AUSTRALIAN. (Association S’facial.) Melbourne, Jan. 2G. The Queensland loan is deferred probably with a view to issuing inscribed stock to the amount required. Numerous applications for space have been received from the leading British manufacturers. The decision to provide additional space at tho Exhibition gives general satisfaction. The “ .Spectator ” warns England against the violent diatribes levelled by the “Times’” Melbourne correspondent against the Victorian Government, and considers the nominee principle concedes all the power that can legitimately he demanded. The “ Saturday Review ’’ considers the present power of the Council requires modification, and regrets the Council has not exhibited more moderation. The House loudly condemns Berry’s Bill as needlessly revolutionary and repugnant to tho Brit ish idea of monarchical constitutional Government.
PER OUR SPECIAL WIRE.
INTERPE.OYINOIAL. Nnw Plymouth, J;m. 2G. To Whiti, when presented with the Governor’s proclamation, told the officer who gave it him to take it hack to the man who printed it. Ho asked who were the Commissioners, and on being told, said Mohio Tawhia was like a dog -with long cars. IdoriMAXBY, Jan. 2?. The Constabulary, commanded by Captain Marshall, started for Wahi, at 5.55, and readied Kaipuni at 9.15, where they intend to make their first camp, and probably build a redoubt. Wanganui, Jan. 26. A man named Thomas Trice has disappeared. His clothes were found near Virginia lake. It is fancied he has committed suicide. The lake has been dragged, but owing to the depth and irregularity of the bottom without success so far. Trice
was landlord of the White Hart Hotel, Marton, but failed. He had been in depressed spirits ever since. Wellington, Jan. 21. The “ Chronicle ” apologised to Mr. Holcombe for an article published on Sept. Ist, and in consequence the libel action has been withdrawn. Proceedings have been taken against laud tax defaulters. Several solicitors are said to be in the list. Captain Kendall, Secretary for the Underwriters’ Association, returned from the wreck of the brigantine Progress in Pallisor Bay to-dajx He reports that she is a total wreck. Every preparation is being made to lay the new cable across ths Straits immediately the steamer arrives. L 209 was collected in the Roman Catholic Cathedral yesterday for the Irish distress fund. Government has agreed to continue the lease of the Supreme Court-house from Dr. Duller. Thcprice isstated to bo L 2,000 per annum. A scries of accidents occurred at Otaki races. A young man named Mudgoway received a fatal injury through colliding his horse with another ridden by a young lady. The latter is in a critical condition. A young girl belonging to Thos. Seymour fell out of a buggy, and the wheel passing over her body killed her instantaneously. In the case of Nash v. Chiarini, for injuries sustained through the tent pole smashing, the verdict was for plaintiff for LlO 10s. and costs. Nelson, Jan. 26. In the District Court this morning application for discharge ro J. S. Jones was opposed by Mr. Bunny on behalf of Nathan and Co., Wellington. The discharge was granted, hut the same not to take effect for three months. Christchurch, Jan. 2G. On Saturday a lad named Stephen Barton, a"cd 10, employed at the Home Bush coal mines, while engaged leading a horse attached to trucks through the drive was accidently knocked down and run over. The sufferer expired almost immediately. An inquest was held before H. J. Mathias, coroner, and a verdict of accidental death was returned, with a rider “That there was a certain amount of neglect on the part of tire manager in allowing persons to lead horses in front of wagons coming out of tho coal mines, as the road is not wide enough to allow them to escape in case of accident. ’’ Oamaru, Jan. 20. A trial of tho Gammon and Decriug reaper and binder took place to-day. The trial was very successful, but had not proceeded far when the heavy rain put an cud to it. The election of a School Committee was a very quiet affair. Owing to the inclement weather there was a very small .attendance. Mr. W. T. Pirie, hotelkeeper at Papakaro, died very suddenly this morning. An inquest will be hold to-morrow. The Burns anniversary ball was a most successful affair. Dunedin, Jan. 23. Colonel Scratohley left for the Bluff today in the Hincmoa, after inspecting Dunedin harbor. The little daughter of Mr. Short, of Eden Creek, who received some injuries a short time ago from a kick by a horse, died last week. There are 835 European and 465 Chinoso minors working in the Mount Ida district, but they have taken out only 596 miners’ rights. The country thus loses over L7OO a year. Invercargill, Jan. 23. Colonel Scratcliley arrived at Bluff this morning, and during the day was engaged in making a survey of the entrance of the harbor, with a view to reporting upon its c ipabilitiss for defence. He inspects.the Volunteers in Invercargill to-night. An excursion train arrived this afternoon. Its occupants were composed principally of old settlers of the Clutha, who are proceeding to the lakes for a day or two. Some 30 or 40 Dunedinites are included in the party.
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