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Oats. —It reported recently that 80,000 bushels had been sold at Waimate for Bid. per bushel. This is now denied. 11,000 bushels were sold a few days ago at Is. 3d.

Proposed Division op the Longbeach Road District. —A meeting of ratepayers in the Tinwald-Winslow district is called by Mr. J. R. C. Graham for Monday, the 10th, in Scott’s Hotel, Tinwald, to consider a petition to the County Council requesting separation from the Longbeach district.

Fire Brigades on Strike. —At a meeting of the Wellington Fire Brigades relative to the stoppage of the Corporation and Insutance Companies’ subsidies, it was resolved that unless a satisfactory arrangement be come to the eng no-stations be locked up after noon on April 12, and the members requested not to turn out. Gored to Death. —ln Auckland on Tuesday a man named William Streeter, a bullock-driver, was gored by a bullock which he was driving with a dog. The latter bit the bullock in the heel, and the animal turned suddenly and gored the man in the abdomen. He was removed to the hospital, where he died. Streeter was well known in the south.

The Wallacetown Shooting Case.— It will be remembered that some time ago, a boy named Curtis was shot at the Wallacetown (Southland) railway station, and that the principal witness at the inquest was a lad named Cox. The boy Cox lias now been brought up by the police charged with Robert Curtis’ murder, and has been remanded. Resurgam.—The plant of the “ Waka Maori ” has been purchased by Mr. Wobbe. Under his editorship the “Poverty Bay Herald,” which ceased publication during the past few months, will shortly be reissued. A large number of persons voluntarily came forward to assist iu resuscitating the “ Herald.” Black Legs Let In.—At New Plymouth, Thomas Tait and Fred Earmbsi two men who frequent racecourses with a wheel-of-fortuue, were brought up before the Magistrate, and charged with having maliciously killed four canaries, the property of Joseph Freeman. After hearing the evidence, which was entirely circumstantial, the prisoners were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with hard labor.

Yankee Grab. —Yankee Grab is to be abolished in California. Tyler lias introduced in the Assembly a bill which provides for the punishment of any saloonkeeper, or proprietor of any other place where liquor is sold at retail, who shall allow any game of cards, dice, bagatelle, or other game cf chance to be played for the purpose of determining who shall pay for or who shall not pay for the drinks, and to punish any persons who shall engage in such games for such purpose. Up a Tree.— -The “Manawatu Times" of the 24th inst., spins the following yarn: chanre of Mr. Scott, of the firm of Palmerson and Scott, lately enjoyed the position in all its stern reality, and what is more, the experiences were gained during the floods of the past week. The party were camped down by the side of a large swamp, when the floods suddenly came upon them, but fortunately the old Indian experiences of the leader stood good to them in the time of their need. They first hauled up into the limbs of a tree some planking which had been lying about, next a camp oven, and having erected a kind of staging, there they ate, slept, and cooked for nearly fifty hours, the quartette slumbering a la sardines, on account of the pressure on their space, and for warmth and 1, comfort. After their lengthy and enforced captivity, when the water subsided, they again reached terra firma, not much the worse for their serial experiences.”

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, 8 April 1880

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