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[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Supreme Court. Napier, To-day. The Supreme Court sittings opened today. There are eleven offences charged against thirteen prisoners—six being natives, and seven Europeans. None of the offences are of a very serious nature, the gravest being a charge of bigamy. And Yet Another. A man named John White, a navvy, living at Waipawa, was found lying dead in a pool of water on the road yesterday. A quarter of an hour previously, he was seen in an hotel apparently in good health.

An Interesting Item. Carterton, To-day. The funeral of Paul, the Te Oreore prophet, notorious for his dreams, has just passed through to Masterton; he died yes-

terday at ilgalure pah.'Blackbridge. A tangi will be held at Te Oreore. Death from Apoplexy. Wellington, To-day. Mr Jonas Woodward, an old and respected Wellington resident, died suddenly this morning. He was working in his garden, when he was seized with a fit of apoplexy, which resulted fatally. The deceased was formerly Public Trustee. Washed Overboard. The schooner Torea, which left Lyttelton for Kaikoura on Friday, ran in here yesterday, and reports that during a heavy southern gale on Saturday night, the sea broke on board and washed a seaman named William Lawson overboard. No assistance could be rendered. . Deceased was a young man, and shipped at Lyttel- J ton some time ago. Sprung a Leak. The Mary Bannatyne, brigantine, put in, bound South . from Greymonth, she having sprung a leak by touching on the bar leaving Greymonth. The Unemployed. Timarh, To-day. The unemployed are still agitating here. At a meeting held at the breakwater this morning, the following telegram, received■ by hia Worship the Mayor from the Government, was read Government cannot give answer re unemployed. March is to see Callcott. If no news of him, March goes to Christchurch, but returns on Monday or Tuesday.” The telegram was received with groans and hisses. A further meeting will be held to-morrow. Very Suspicions. ! O. Johnston’s slaughterhouse,; on the Upper Wasdyke road, near Timaru, was burnt down some time between last night. 1 and early this morning, under highly sua- ' picious circumstances. It was uninsured. ’ The loss is about L7O. The police are investigating the matter. The Weather. The rain has ceased, but it looks threatening. Sudden Death. Dunedin, - To-day. The wife of Charles Bird, of the Dunedin Club, died very suddenly yesterday. On Saturday evening John Passe, .a newspaper runner, died whilst: folding t papers in the Star office from disease at the heart. ” "

A Snbj ect for Congratulation. ' Invercargill, To-day.' At the Supreme Court,, before his - Honor Chief Justice Prendergast, Kathleen Macarthy, for concealment of birth* was - sentenced to four months’ imprisonment; Henry Ward, for larceny- as a : bailee, to nine months’ and. Frank Cashel,' for - uttering a forged cheque, twelve months’. The civil business is unimportant! The Judge congratulated the jury on the lightness of the calendar considering the extent of the ; district and the large population. He said it was evident the criminal class was absent.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 369, 13 June 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 369, 13 June 1881