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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 392, 11 July 1881
[per press association.] Supreme Court. Auckland, Saturday. John Elliott, charged with larceny, was acquitted. Edward Lorgatz, for unlawfully wounding the steward of the ship Oxford, who gave evidence against him for broaching cargo, got a year. An Insane Prosecutrix. A girl named Annie Austin charged her mistress at the Police Court with assault. It transpired at the hearing that the girl was not perfectly sane, and the case was dismissed. Board of Health. The quarantine officer yesterday refused to recognise the recommendation of the local Board of Health for releasing the Hero’s passengers, and telegraphed to the Government for instructions. The Government instructed him to release them, and though the Board of Health was sitting, he made no communication to them, and proceeded to order their release himself. Upon hearing this the Board immediately resigned. Grateful Quarantine Passengers.
On the release of the Hero from quarantine the passengers .presented Captain M'Gee with an address acknowledging his kindness to them. Arrival of the Bowen. Auckland, To-day.
r . The steamer Bowen arrived last night 3 from Hong-Kong, after a passage of twenty-seven days, with a cargo of teas : for New Zealand. The pilot brought her 1 straight up the harbor. It appeared, ; however, that the health officer had re--1 ceived a telegram on Saturday evening I that all Chinese ports are declared infected. . He went off to the Bowen and found she , had a clean bill of health from the Hong- * Kong authorities. Thera was no disease there when she left. She brought no passengers. Dr Philson considered that the vessel had been long enough at sea for any disease to develop, and thought the vessel might be liberated, but he had no alternative but to order her into quarantine. He has since telegraphed to the Government advising her release. Later. The Government has ordered the health officer to admit the steamer Bowen to pratique, and the order for her release ' has gone to the quarantine station. The Quarantine Station Management. General discontent prevails here relative to the mal-administration of the , quarantine arrangements, and both papers strongly condemn the Government in the matter. The local Board bf Health resigned because its recommendations, after mature consideration, were ignored at Wellington, and the local quarantine officer treated the Board’s existence and authority with contempt. Bindon Bros.’ Trial. The Supreme Court has been occupied all day with the charge of arson against Bindon Bros. A Crushing. Gkahamstown, To-day. The first crushing from the Prospector’s claim, Waihi, of five tons, is just in. The result is 220 z 17dwt of gold. Native Feast. New Plymouth, Saturday. The natives are preparing for a large feast at Parihaka. Twenty-five carts came into town yesterday, and returned, taking 15 tons of flour, 3 tons of sugar, 20 boxes tea, and other things. The Mokau natives have started up the river to peg off the boundaries of their land on this side of the river with a view of putting it through the Land Court, Drowned. Wellington, Saturday. A fireman named Harry Bell, belonging to the steamer Huia, was found in the water shortly before midnight on Saturday. He was in an exhausted state, and was taken to the Hospital, where he succumbed. An inquest will be held. Fire, An outbreak of fire occurred in Mr Cato’s shop at 10 o’clock last night, but was extinguished before much damage was done. The Wakatipu’s Cargo. Wellington, To-day. The cargo of the steamer Wakptipu is ' being discharged into a hulk,' arid she pro- i ceeds South this afternoon. ] The Case Against Whitelaw. < At the Supreme Court, the case against ( Whitelaw, for the maltreating of a lunatic ( patient, is proceeding. The case will pro- , bably extend over to-morrow. j Found Drowned Bl enheim, To-day. 1 The body of a man, name unknown, , described as being from 35 to 40 years of ■ age, tall, with sandy beard and whiskers,' was found on the banks of the Waihopai t
river, near Benhapai station, yesterday afternoon. It is supposed that in attempting to cross lie was washed down and drowned. Exhibition Visitors. Dunedin, Yesterday. t Two thousand nine hundred and sixty- j three people attended the Exhibition on ( Saturday, the largest number on any j single day. j Dynamite Explosion. t At the Arrow a workman blew his r house to pieces in using dynamite by the j hot water process. Happily himself and , family were outside when the explosion f occurred. . Divorce and Assault. Ferguson v. Prendiville, an assault case > ■ was heard at the Police Court on Saturday.- Ferguson recently obtained a divorce from his wi f e, Prendiville being the co-respondent. The latter was represented as continually trying to induce plaintiff to quarrel with him. Ho was bound over to keep the peace. Another Journal in Trouble. Dunedin, To-day. At the civil sittings, Seaborn v. Bruce Standard, in which L6OO is claimed for alleged libel, was heard to-day, and resulted in a verdict for L 25. The Cloth and the Gaming BillA meeting of the Dunedin clergy is convened to consider the best means of securing the passage of the Bill for the suppression of gaming. A Female Burglar. At the City police court this morning, Eliza Whittcf was committed for trial for attempted burglary. Votes to Charitable InstitutionsInvbkcargill, Saturday. The Southland County Council voted L 250 to the Hospital; L 25 to the Benevolent Institution, and half the total expenditure of the Tararua Relief Committee. '
TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 392, 11 July 1881
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