(Per Press Association.) Depends on His Testimonals. Auckland, 'To-rlay. Mr. Stuart, of Timaru, will bo appointed English master at the Auckland Grammar School, if he can produce satisfactory testimonials from 1870 to 1878. Blood Stock. Intelligence received by the Auckland Stud Company, states that Sir Hercules Robinson has bought seven choice mares in England for stud purposes, from Lord Falmouth’s Middle Park Stud, five being in foal to crack sires. Another Dynamite Accident. A boy on Saturday picked up a dynamite cap, and endeavored to prick it.but with a steel instrument, when it exploded, shattering his hand. Wesleyan Conference. The Wesleyan Conference meets at Nelson on January 21. More Gold. The discovery of an auriferous reef is reported near the Waiwira Springs, and a ton stone has been sent to the Thames to be tested. Fire, Wellington, To-day. The large boarding house known as York House had a narrow escape from destruction this morning. At 4.30 p. m. fire was discovered in an unoccupied bedroom, but was extinguished before it got a firm hold of the building, -
Supreme Court. Timaru, To-day.
The Supreme Court opened to-day. Judge Johnston commented on the lightness of the calendar. Charles Williams, for stealing a watch, and Frederick Nelson, for a similar offence, were sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment each—making twelve months altogether, they having been five months awaiting trial. A grand juryman named Frazer, detained by important business, was fined L 5. A Good Price. The Caledonian Sports privileges fetched L 42.
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