Knighted. .Auckland, To-day. DeVaux has been knighted, as a reward for his services in connection with the Bahama islands. Having no man-of-war at his service, ho is unable to proceed to Fiji. He endeavored to engage one of the Union Company’s steamers, but could not conclude terms. The Star suggests that the Hineraoa should be sent if DeVaux will pay the actual expenses. Dangerous Luxury. An Auckland patient in the hospital is supposed to be dying from a cancer caused by the use of a foul pipe. The Te Aroha Goldfield. Grahamstown, To-day. The Te Aroha prospectors arc crushing two tons of quartz at the Alburnia battery, Thames. Many of the stones are richly impregnated with gold. The Te Aroha Miner, tri-wookly paper published there, says, gold has been found in claims on both sides of the prospectors’, and they are systematically working all over the field. Warden Kenrick is gaining popuj larity daily. Ho settled nearly all the disputes about the claims without taking them before the warden’s court. Alleged Smuggling. Wellington, To-day. At the Magistrate’s Court, the charge against the captain and steward of the ship Wairoa, for alleged smuggling, was dismissed.. In the charge against the captain for making false returns of his stores to the Customs, a fine of L 25 was inflicted. The Magistrate held, that the shipping office wasito’ blame for the error. A Stabbing- Case. Dunedin, To-day. At the City Court,. William Pearce, was committed for trial for stabbing Joseph Mitchell on Saturday afternoon.
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