(Per Press Association.) Auckland, July'2Bi ; A fire broke out in a house in Hobson street, belonging to Mr. James, at present occupied by Mr. Tremain and some lodgers, but it was put out, after a sharp struggle, by the salvage corps. Considerable damage was done to the lodgers' property, which was insured; value unknown. The Loch Dee takes Home a trial consignment of preserved peaches. At Russell, a little boy br and a half, named Stbhe; fell info the fire and died from the effect of burns; It is said, on the authority’lpf "Captain Dearborn, that though Miss Neilaop was unable to get away by the City of Sydney, she may positively be expected next month, and will play ’in, New. Zealand, should sufficient inducement offer. The officers of the French; war ship Getchn report that the French naval division in the Pacific, consisting of ironclads La Nichoricase and Aviso Le Chasseurs made an expedition . against the Kanakas of La Dominique, who had killed and eaten some white men. About 200 troops, with two mounted guns, were landed. Two shots were fired and one man killed and seventy-two made prisoners. When the remainder of the natives heard the reports of the guns they fell on their faces and surrendered. They were transported to the Island of Karaka. Wellington, July 27. A sharp shock of earthquake was felt this evening. Wellington, July 28. Arrived—H.M.S. Raleigh, 20 guns, from Sydney, after a passage of, eleven days. On Monday night, during thick weather, one of the crew fell overboard, but was rescued almost immediately.; She stays here ten days, and then 'leaves for Plymouth, via Falkland Islands.; Timaku, July 27. Charles Jonas, formerly waiterl at. the Melville Hotel, was remanded; by the Bench till Friday next on a charge of obtaining a diamond ring from a local jeweller by falsely representing: that he> was heir to a fortune, and was to have received a remittance , by last mail.. , Other charges of a similar nature are pending. Dunedin", July 27. Mr. Oliver, in replying to, a .memorial complaining of Sunday work on the railways, in running goods trains and ballasting, says he is as anxious as the memorialists for worknottohe done onSundays,and has given immediate instructions accordingly. An ;,v'; Dunedin, July 28. , At the City Court, Arthur was remanded to Laurence for fraudulent bankruptcy. Dr. Borrows, charged with a breach of
the Registration Act, was remanded till Monday. Mr. Bathgate took his seat on the Bench to-day. . , The schooner Torea reports meeting an octopus 30ft. long, off Cape Egmont, cn the 25th. Invekcakoili, July 28. The drama of the Kellys was produced last night at Sloan’s theatre. Owing to the action of a section of the press, condemning the play beforehand, there was a rowded house.
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