(Per Presss Asoociation.) Extension of Trade. Auckland, Oct. 19. The establishment of mercantile relations between Auckland and Taranaki on the West Cuast, are being vigorously advocated. The Danae. H. M. S. Danae leaves to-day for Fiji. Irish Relief.
Thc Lord Mayor of Dublin acknowledges the receipt of L 1,681 from Auckland, for the Irish Relief Fund.
Mind Your own Business
At the Board of Grammar School Governors to-day, a resolution was passed forbidding the masters or Secretary to take part in scholastic meetings outside the Board's business without permission. Death, of an Actress. Wellington, Oct. 19. Mrs. Fitz william*, of the Lingard troupe, died at 2.30 this morning. A Whale. A large sperm whale was seen near the entrance to the harbor last night. An Ungrateful Damsel. Timaru, Oct. 19. Lilia Greaves, a young girl brought up
on remand for stealing money from a lady : who had lodged her out of charity, was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment with hard labour. On each occasion when 1 brought before the Court, she refused to plead, maintaining an obstinate silence ; but the medical evidence favoured her 1 sanity. After her sentence she expressed 1 a determination to drown herseif as soon as she regained her liberty. The Harbour Works. The harbour works have been entirely stopped for the past month, awaiting the arrival of a small dredge ordered from England, which could have been readily manufactured in Dunedin or Christchurch. Considerable, disgust is expressed at the manner in which the Board ,is delaying the work by resolutely declining to patronise the Colonial foundries. A Very Desirable Post. Dunedin, Oct. 19. Governor Caldwell, of the goal, by the last two mail deliveries, received quite a flood of applications for the post ef hangman of Ah Lee. Forgery. William Adams, alias Lee, was committed for trial for attempted uttering of a forged cheque.
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