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[per press association.] Sadden Death. j ’“jKCU!H!KND, July 2. John Walsh, a Tiki, fell dead just after breakfast. Apoplexy was the cause of death. Shipping. The schooners, Linda Weber, Mary King, and Saturn, from Lyttelton; Falcon, from Oamaru ; and Sarah and Mary, from the Bluff, all report very stormy passages, in which their decks were washed by heavy seas. No lives were lost. Inquest. At the inquest on the body of George Walker, found dead, it was proved that deceased was subject to fits. A verdict was returned of —“ Found dead, without marks of violence.” Leprosy at the Thames. It being rumored that a Chinaman had arrived from the Thames suffering from leprosy, the sanitary inspector was instructed to find him and have him medically examined, but he has not yet been able to trace him. Parliamentary Candidate. Major Jackson, Waikato, publishes in an address to the electors that he intends contesting the electorate at the next election, King Tawhaio. King Tawhaio visits the Waikato settlement next week. Sculling Championship. Wellington, Yesterday. The sculling match between White and Hearn for the championship of New Zealand, which takes place on Saturday next, is now creating some little excitement. International Weather. International weather exchange Sydney, Saturday night: The weather is now generally fine in Australia, except in the west, where a new area of low pressure is forming, the barometer at Perth being 29.1, with thunderstorms. The barometer at Alioo Sjaringa, in. tho interior, is 30.6. . Joined the Majority. Wellington, To-day. Dr. Harding died last night from diphtheria. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court criminal sessions commenced this morning Judge Richmond in his charge to the Grand Jury-said he anticipated that he would have been able to refer to the absence of any serious crime, but he feared in the stabbing case the injuries would prove fatal, It was probable that the case would have to stand over until next session. The other cases, he said, were of an ordinary nature, except the charge against the late Superintendent of the Asylum for illtreating a patient, which would be heard before. a special jury on Monday next. A true bill was found against Dickens for larceny. " Later. At the Supreme Court, Dickens was acquitted, and a true bill found against Walters for burglary. Shipping. Arrived —Waimea, from London ; 100 days. The Ann White. Nelson, Yesterday. The schooner Ann White, while sailing into port this morning was struck by a severe squall, and both her masts went over her side. In her helpless condition she drifted towards the sands, and eventually was brought up with her anchor. The pilot boat took off the crew, and on the tide changing her cable paited, and she drifted into the harbor, where she now lies alongside the wharf. Cut in Two. Nelson, To-day. A man named Murphy was killed on the Bellgrove railway extension works on Saturday night. He was employed by the contractors, and whilst attending to the brake on a truck containing some eight tons of ballast, felFacross the rails and his body was cut in two. Visit of Members of Parliament to the Exhibition. Dunedin, Yesterday. The members of Parliament expressed much surprise at the excellence of the Exhibition, and at a meeting of the committee with them, the Premier was telegraphed to urging the running of excursion trains at one-third fares. Mr Dick, the Colonial Secretary, also wired urging concessions. Members leave on Tuesday. Moritzon’s Case. Dunedin, To-day. The Chief Justice’s charge in opening the criminal sittings merely referred to the indictments for hearing. Moritzon, convicted at last sittings for embezzlement, and whose sentence has been affirmed by the A ppeal Court, made a long statement, complaining that at the trial Judge Gillies had improperly ruled as to rights of his counsel to cross-examine witnesses, and which ruling had prejudicially affected his case. He asked the C#Brt to suspend passing sentence until the petition, which had been numerously signed, respecting him had gone before the Governor. The Chief Justice deferred sentence until Thursday. Deputation. A deputation of bottle-license holders waited on Messrs Dick and Stewart this morning. Both gentlemen expressed approval of the re-introduction of the bottle license clause. Mr J. E. Brown and the Hon Mr Reynolds, who accompanied the deputation, approved of the same clause. Messrs R. Paterson and Macfarlane have been appointed a deputation to proceed to Wellington on behalf of the bottlelicense holders.

Supreme Court. The grand jury found no bill against Henry Meads, for attempted suicide. John M'Gregor, for larceny, Clement Bushnell, for attempted rape, and William Casey, for larceny, pleaded guilty, and the sentences were deferred. The grand jury threw out the bill against Peter Hannah, for manslaughter, in connection with the 1 Roslyn tram accident.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 386, 4 July 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 386, 4 July 1881

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