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(Per Press Association.) Broaching the Cargo. Auckland, To-day. Several sailors by the ship Oxford were charged at the Police Court to-day with broaching the cargo, and remanded. More German War Ships. The German warships Habischt, Captain Ruhn, And More, Captain Yonkykloush, are expected to arrive at Auckland shortly, to relieve the Nautilus and Hyone now at Samoa. Auckland is thus practically made the principal naval station for the German war ships in the Pacific. Criminal. At the Supreme Court, Judge Richmond’s charge to the jury was very brief. Referring to the Te Aroha murder, he said there was no technical difficulty in any way. It was for the jury to say whether the accused had been rightly placed on his trial. Presuming he was rightly charged, this was a case of crime coming to us from without, it not be : ng comnvtted by any regular resident. The first case called was a charge of uttering a forged cheque, brought against Topario Rawiriri, a Maori, and it is now proceeding.

Retrenchment. Wellington, To-day.

The C.G. 8.8. Hinemoa is to be practically laid up and will only be used on special occasions, when Capt. Johnston, of the Marine Department, will take charge of her. Capt Fairchild, is to be transferred to the Stella, and Capt. Grey to the new revenue cutter Hawk. The Drama.

Mr Walter Reynolds opened a new season here to an excellent house, in his own piece, “ Lost and Won.”


There was a heavy fall of rain during the forenoon yesterday and last night. It has done great good, but the quantity is insufficient. Man and Wife. The Resident Magistrate to-day decided, in the case of Hill v. Hill, that a woman having a protection order could not be sued by her husband for property of his alleged to be in her possession. Slightly Injured. Nelson, To-day.

By telegrams from Pataiaruuum, Golden Bay, it appears that Mr Gibbs, M. H. R., fell from a scaffold, slighty injuring his spine, but it is not believed to be serious. Pall of an Embankment.

Dunedin, To-day. There was a heavy rainfall yesterday. The only damage done in the city was the fall of a large stone embankment in Dundas street, which fell on and completely destroyed the back part of Mr. James Whitelaw’s residence. The Justices’ Protest. The Star learns that the visiting Justices of the Dunedin Gaol sent the Minister of Justice a strong protest against certain extraordinary doings in the Dunedin Gaol. The matter is likely to be brought before Parliament if it is not satisfactorily dealt with by the department.

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 310, 4 April 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 310, 4 April 1881

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