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TELEGRAMS.

[per press association.] Dying Out. Auckland, Yesterday. Small-pox is dying out at Honolulu. There were no fresh cases for ten days previous to the mail steamer calling. The Missing CelestialA Chinaman has been found in a cave near Onehunga in a state of lunacy. He was missed by his countrymen for some time, and was thought by them to be murdered. A Delay. ! The Hawea does net leave with the Southern San Francisco mail till to-morrow morning. Taken by the French. ; The schooner Lilian arrived from the Islands, and reports that the French have taken Raitatea and Rata Islands, and also intend to take Borabora and Huahine. An English man-of-war was lying at Tahiti when the French vessel left to take possession. The Government of Huahine and Borabora say they will nothand over their islands to the French. ; The Revised TestamentCopies of the revised New Testament arrived by the mail. Ended in Smoke. Palmerston North, To-day. The libel case, Dungan v. McMinh, came off to-day, but, by mutual consent, both cases were withdrawn. . ■ PirA x a ■ Wanganui, To-day. A cottage occupied t>y Charles Astley, and insured in the South British for LIOO on the building and LSO on the furniture, ,iwks totally destroyed by fire. Frozen Meat. Wellington, Yesterday. The sub-committee i rebeiitly appointed to obtain information in reference to the export of frozen meat met at the Parliamentary buildings on Saturday. It was stated that a capital of LIO,OOO would be required to start a company in.,Wellington ; that the New Zaaland Loan Company had taken a contract to deliver 8,000 sheep in England at fid per lb ; that MessrS P. Anderson and Co., of London, had entered into a contract to deliver meat ftom Victoria at 2d per lb ; that the estimated number of sheep available for consumption in the colony would be one million, and but for the rabbit pest "would be two and a half millions; and-finally! that if it was found, necessary to establish a line of Steaniers it would probably require a dozen at a cost, of L 120,000 to L 150,000 each. ' 1 Sudden Death.,

Mr Joseph Ballinger, plumber, died suddenly to-day. He was riding in the tram, when he was seized with a fit and expired. He was sixty years of age. A Capsize and its Consequences. , : Nelson, To-day.

By the explosion of a kerosene lamp a seven-roomed house, owned ami occupied by Mr Jago (formerly qjf MeMeckan and Co. ’s service), was destroyed last ; night. Polipies existed in the Liverpool and London on the house for' L2OO and on the furniture, jewpljery, etc., for L4OO ; and, iii addition to these, ,Mr Jagp’s, son, a jeweller, held a policy over his working tools, etc., for LIOO. The loss in either case is fully covered. 'A- Massing Schooner. Fears are entertained here for the safety of the schooner Dido,' belonging to Mr Levein, of this port. "' She left Lyttel- - ton on, the 10th instant, and has not since been heard of. Found Dead- ... , , Hokitika,. Yesterday. A man named Freeman, a publican at Kanieri, was found dead in his bed this morning. The Government and the Dunedin Exhibition. i Dunedin, Yesterday, The Exhibition Committee are surprised that the Government is not going to send a Commissioner to fully report upon the local Exhibition. Dr Hector only stayed part of one day. They have telegraphed to the Premier and tlie city members on the subject - . , ; - . For Fresh * Fields. ' Mr Proudfoot having finished his River- • ton-Orepuke.rail way contract, has shipped the workmen and plant off to his works in New South Wales. To be Wound Up. At a meeting of shareholders in the Titanic Iron Sand Company here to-night, it was resolved to sell the Taranaki freehold of 500 acres fer L 3,000, and to wind: up the company. *“ ' ’ * Committed for Trial,’ Dunedin,' To-day, At the City Court this morning' John Stewart Keith was committed for trial on a charge of embezzlement. •.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 381, 28 June 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 381, 28 June 1881

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