BRITISH .AND FOREIGN.
(Age Special. ) London, Jan. 28. The Afghans in the Kohst district are organising an expedition to attack Cabul. Reinforcements have been despatched. The “ Daily Nows ” asserts that the British native allies of South Africa have been guilty of revolting atrocities upon prisoners. Garibaldi has married Signora Arraasins. The Northumberland has arrived at London. AUSTRALIAN. (Reuter’s Te/egi a ms. J Adelaide, Jan. 20. During a ball last night on board the barque Excelsior, lying at the port, the crow made an unprovoked attack on the officers, who were engaged in tho festivities. They used belaying pins, marlinspikos, and revolvers. The mate was fired at, but the shot missed. All the other officers wore wounded more or less severely in tho head, and tho captain received a serious blow on the right temple. After a gicat struggle tho mutineers wore arrested, and will bo charged at the Police Court to-day. ( Reuter's 7 etegrams.) Sydney, Jan. 29. The special meeting of the Australian Mutual Provident Society, which was to have been held to-day to consider a proposition by tho Directors for the repeal of the nineteenth byo-law, allowing voting by proxy in the election of Directors and other matters, has been postponed till after the annual meeting of the Society, which will be held in April next. Sailed—City of Sydney, for Auckland. Melbourne, Jan, 29. Sailed—Ringavooma, for New Zealand, with the English mail. „ Adelaide, Jan. 2 f >. For last night’s row on board the Excelsior, seven of tho sailors were sentenced to twelve weeks’ imprisonment. PER OUR SPECIAL WIREINTERPROYINCIAL. Normandy, Jan. 30. Tho Constabulary are hard at work forming the road from the camp at Kaipipi towards Tuahe. The Natives, who have kept aloof until to-da.y, came into camp, about 40 in number, mostly men, with two drays and a spring cart, loaded with 30 kits of potatoes, one kit of peaches, four geese, two pigs, and seven fowls, which they presented to the camp by Ngatakahuiahi, who acted as spokesman, and briefly said—“ This is a present from us to Colonel Roberts and all his Europeans here assembled.” Colonel Roberts briefly thanked them, and tho band was ordered out to entertain the visitors, besides Ngati. Tho principal Natives present were Pukia Karewai and Nuku (half brother of Tito Kowaru). It is believed that the present was made by order of Te Whiti, who teachoa them “ If the enemy hunger feed them.” Wellington, Jan. 30. The Woodville coach from Palmerston North to Napier this morning met with an accident at Sfconey Creek, four miles from Palmerston. The coach upset, and Commissioner Booth, a passenger, was so much hurt that he had to bo loft behind. The other passengers escaped with slight bruises, and after a few hours’ delay, proceeded on their journey in a fresh coach. The accident was occasioned by the horses shying at a tent pitched on the road. Henry Anderson retires from the partnership of the “ Chronicle,” a partnership arbitration being held prior to his retirement. A youth, who was employed in the Taratahi Post Office, Waiararapa, lias illegally taken possession of certain letters .which he had access to, and absconded. The police are making enquiries as to his whereabouts. Nelson, Jan. 30. At a public meeting held last night, re the Irish distress, a large and influential committee was appointed with a view to getting in subscriptions. An old settlor named Thomas Gladhill, of Appleby, died suddenly yesterday. The weather is splendid for harvest. Dunedin, J an. 30. The Colonial Bank has kindly undertaken to send home per cable, free of expense, remittances for the relief of the Irish distress. L7OO was sent to-day by the Dunedin Committee. A telegram was received in town to-day
intimating that the Garrick Water Race is completed and the water inDalvoy station homestead, the property of W. Sheath, near Tapanui, was burnt to the ground yesterday. All the men were in the wool shed at the time. The fire originated in the kitchen. The insurance is L3OO on the building, and Ll5O on the furniture in the Victoria office. When word was brought to Tapanui the insurance agents and others went to the scene of the accident, but they were too late to be of service. Sheath’s loss is very considerable, as ho allowed a L3OO policy in the Standard office to lapse. His loss wholly is estimated at L4OO. The result of Colonel Scratchloy’s inspection of the harbor and coast, will bo that, of six big guns now in store here, two will be placed at Richardson Point, near the Hoads ; two at Sawyer’s Head ; two at Look Out Point, to guard the approach to Dunedin from Ocean Beach. The Minister for Works and Justice today visited the Police Court and expressed themselves surprised at the inadequate accommodation. Invercargill, Jan. 30. William Fuchs, station master at Oreti, was stabbed in the left arm yesterday by a man named Robert Arnold, to whom he reused a ticket, because Arnold was drunk. The wound, although severe, is not dangerous. Tho assailant was brought up at tho Police Court this morning and committed for trial.
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