(Per Press Association.) Grahamstown, Sept. 16
A water engine, on a new principle, designed by Price Bros., constructed to work a twenty head stamper battery, started to-day, when all went off satisfactorily. The battery started crushing in the presence of a large number of experts, who watched with interest the result of the experiment. The whale caught in the gulf, in being towed over, sunk in deep water, where it remains.
Auckland, Sept. 16.
The horse whipping case came before the Court to-day, and Captain Kerr, who whipped Dr. Smith, was fined L 5, and bound over to keep the peace. Inspector Pardy made another seizure of smuggled goods. A man named Jacob Scuft, who landed at Lyttelton with L3OO worth of jewellery from Sydney, evaded the Customs there, and sold a portion in Christchurch, at Wellington, on the West Coast, in Nelson, and was selling the balance at Auckland, where the police made the seizure. The goods smuggled were valued at Ll5O wholesale. A penalty of LIOO, with forfeiture of goods and payment of costs, was imposed. Auckland, Sept. 17.
The contest for the possession of the stock of J. B. Robinson (Auckland Clothing Company) is ended. Cuthbertson and Bell stated they did not intend to protract the struggle. The Registrar of the Supreme Court sustained possession by arrangement, Cuthbertson recording a protest. The police are making a raid on the milkmen, and some of them have been fined for adding 16 per cent of water. The degree of LL. D. was conferred on W. H. Rattray, Auckland, by the Rev. B. Bruce (representative of the Chancellor of the New Zealand University), in the Choral Hall, before a large assembly. Mr. Justice Richmond gave the address. . Richard Goulding, a young man who was run over by a horse and cart, a few days ago, died in the Hospital. A further charge of smuggling gold dust was laid against the German, Jacob Swift, when he was fined L2O and costs. In a cartridge case, at his hotel, the detective found 200 sovereigns, out of which the LIOO fine and costs were paid. Wellington, Sept. 15.
Captain Malcolm, in giving evidence before the iNautical Court yesterday, said that the Taiaroa was kept in her usual course, and that the Hinemoa should have passed him on the port side. He had steadied the helm to give the Hinemoa room. The Court gave judgment this morning, its opinion being that the conduct of both captains added to cause the collision. Captain Fairchild should not have attempted to pass the Taiaroa at Cape Home, and the Court thought the collision might have been averted if Captain Malcolm had steadied the helm of the Taiaroa a little sooner. The Bench did not think it a case where it was necessary to cancel or suspend the certificate of either captains
Sept. 16. At the inquest on the body of Daniel Sullivan, found in the harbor yesterday, a verdict of found drowned was returned. The Hero has arrived from Auckland. During the passage, Mrs. Morris, a passenger, who booked at Auckland, died from the effects of sea sickness.
Wellington, Sept. 17.
Dr. Lemon has received the following cable message from Adelaide, dated IGth inst.:—“The men on board the Sorata knocked off pumping for a few hours, in order to get out some cargo, but the water rose instantly, and they had to put pumps to work again, ”
Dunedin, Sept. 14
A fire took place at Caversham last midnight, which totally destroyed a tenroomed brick building, occupied by Neanee, chemist, Macintosh, dealer, and two other families. The fire started in Neanee’s shop, from which nothing was saved ; good deal saved from Macintosh’s. Neanee is insured for L 250 in the National; Macintosh in the South British for L6O. The building belongs to Hocken and Hardy who are insured in the Standard for LSOO, and New Zealand L2OO. A fire occurred at Neanee’s a few months ago,
Dunedin, Sept. 17.
At the City Court yesterday, Henry Guilford, late clerk to the Portobello Hoad Board, pleaded guilty to two charges of embezzlement, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. Mr. Murray, at the conclusion ■of his address, announced his intention to Stire into private life after next session of -^rliament. jhe Star states that Wardens Stratford ai * d Wood retire, their districts being annex'd to Dunstan, and Tuapeka.
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