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[per press association.] The Orange Society. Auckland, Yesterday. The Orange Society held a commemoration service yesterday in the Choral Hall, which was largely attended. The Rev. Joseph Long, Primitive Methodist, presided, and addresses were given by the "Von. Archdeacon Maunsell and the Rev. L. W. Isitt, Wesleyan. Visit to the Wakato Settlement. Major Mair has arrived an Alexandra. Tawhaio will meet him with 300 men, and will visit the Waikato settlement. Latest from Hong Kong. The news by the Bowen is of little interest. The general verdict re the tea crop is that the leaf is damaged in appearance at least by heavy rains, and although the annual rates are lower than last year, when the inferiority of the leaf, difference of exchange, &c., aie considered, they come out nearly 7 per cent, higher than last year. At Canton, 4,500 boxes of Congou were sold for 15 to 25 taels per picul; scented caper, 50,000 boxes, at ll|d to 26 taels per picul ; scented orange pekoe, 7,600 boxes, at 13 to 24 taels per picul. The first muster of . Honkow and K iniang teas was offered on ' the 16th May. The market opened at 31 , to 32 taels for Ninlochow and 28-25 per picul for Tooschan. The steamer Glencoe , was the favorite for the tea race to London. She left on the 22nd May, with 2,048,4201 b«. New Zealand University Undergraduates. The Star to-night has an article on the 1 case of an undergraduate of the Univor--1 sity which raises a point of considerable : importance. Tho student in question being engaged in business during the day, ■ applied to the Chancellor for exemption from attendance at the lectures, provision for such exemption being contained in the regulations. The Chancellor refused compliance with the application, persisting ; in the refusal. After a lengthy correspondence, the injustice of the Chancellor’s action is argued in the Star on three grounds :—First, the public character of the University, which exists by Act of Parliament, is supported by endowments of public land, and is therefore for the benefit of the people, and not for their discouragement ; second, as being contrary to the objects of the University, as set forth in the Act of 1874, which makes. ; it an examining body, pure and simple ; third, the serious injustice and wrong that ' will bo done to a yearly increasing number of laborious, meritorious students if 1 the Chancellor continues to refuse exemptions to those undergraduate who pursue their studies after business. The consequence will necessarily be that the degree will become the exclusive privilege of the rich, who can devote their whole time to the University. The Star considers that such restriction is diametrically opposed to the charter of the University, wherein its advantages are held out to all, without | any distinction of class whatever. Death of Major Paul. Auckland, To-day. Major Paul died suddenly last night, 1 between 10 and 11 o’clock, at the Northern Club. The deceased gentleman arrived by the Penguin from Wellington yesterday morning, cn route for Waiwera, in hopes that a course of baths would afford relief from asthma. He was staying at the Club. On retiring to his room last night, he desired the attendant to bring him a basin of hot water, with the intention of inhaling the fumes. The act of inhaling had effected his lungs, and finding that something had gone_ wrong, he opened ths door to call for assistance, and fell forward in the hall, on his face, dying instantaneously. Mrs Munro and Honeyman happened to be in the Club at the time, and. their services were invoked, but in vain. He burst a blood-vessel, and died of internal hemorrhage. The deceased gentleman was formerly in the 65th Regiment, and settled subsequently at Wellington, and on the retirement of Dr. Greenwood, was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, but subsequently resigned. The Government in a Difficulty. The Government are in a difficulty by the resignation of the Local Board of Health, and are negotiating to induce them to resume office with enlarged powers. The Union Company and the Passengers. The passengers for Sydney by the Penguin complain in the Herald of the action of the Union Company in transferring them from the Ringarooma and bringing them here and leaving them without any vessel to take them on. Tho Albion is not advertised to go till Friday, and may be detained here in quarantine, leaving sixty or seventy passengers without means in a strange place. Weasels. "Napier, Yesterday. There is a nice little quarrel between the Acclimatisation Society and the rabbit trustees. The trustees, after sleeping for two years, suddenly awake, determined to introduce weasels, despite a protest from the press. A meeting of the Acclimatisation Society was held on Saturday, when a resolution strongly condemning the trustees was unanimously passed. It was also decided to offer a reward of LI for every weasel killed. Bible in Schools Association’s Circular. The. Wairoa school committee hare followed the example of the Napier committee in refusing to allow the Bible in Schools Association to distribute circulars through thp master. Natives Fencing Again. Wellington, Yesterday, Government received information to? day that some natives had erected a fence to seaward of the road to Pungarehu. | The fence was removed by the Con? i stabulary, and has not since be re?erooted> The Patients, i The patients will be, removed to the ( new Hospital to-morrow. i Trial of Steamer’s Arrangements. ] The steamer Inspector proceeded- ha H

board the Te Anau this morning, and j suddenly ordered the alarm bell to bo rung, with a view of testing the efficiency of the arrangements on board the steamer. ] The result was considered highly satisfactory, the boats being manned and launched in a very short space of time. 1 Another Sculling Match. 1 It is understood that negotiations are being entered into for another sculling race between Hearn and Messenger. Tawhaio and his Friends at AlexandraThe following telegram has been received by the Government from Major Mair, the Government agent at Alexandra :—“ Tawhaio, Wahanui, Manuhiri, and a number of other chiefs came in at 3 o’clock. Tauhaio ordered 80 guns to be laid down before me, and Wahanui said that this was an offering in the name of peace. 1 responded that, on behalf of the Government, I accepted the guns in the same spirit, and all people would now be satisfied of the genuineness of Tawhaio’s declaration that there would not be any more trouble. ” The Weather. Intercolonial weather exchange:—Monday evening—Rain, with light southerly wind, over Eastern Australia. Elsewhere it is fine, with high barometer. Barthiiuake. Wellington, To-day. A sharp shock of earthquake was felt here about three this morning. The Boiler Explosion. It has been decided to prosecute Simpson, the keeper of the hulk on which the boiler exploded last Sunday week. It is understood that the grounds are that he neglected to keep the safety-valves clean.— A Robbery Case. Richard Bell has been committed for trial for the robbery of Ll 7 from William Hape. Recognised. Blenheim, To-day. The body found on the banks of the Waihopai river on Sunday, has been discovered to be that of Charles Fleming, Nicholson’s head shepherd. Poor Diggings. Nelson, Yesterday. The report that a large nugget had been found at Wakamarina is denied. The Colonist warns diggers that the new ground - at these diggings is of small extent, and little is now being done on account of cold and wet. 1 The Clergy and the Gaming Bill. 1 At a meeting of clergy re the Gaming Bill, the following resolutions were car- . ried—“That this meeting petition Parliament to pass the Gaming and Lotteries i Bill now before the House, or one embodying its principles;” “ That this 1 meeting specially direct the attention of 1 the framers of the Bill to the necessity of so framing it that all advertisements of l consultations, sweepstakes, &c., shall be L absolutely illegal. ” , Measles in the Industrial School. Two hundred children had measles in l the Industrial School, 150 being in bed at one time. Only one death occurred. Breach of PromiseDunedin, To-day. > In the case of Simonson v. Joseph - Solomon for breach of promise, the des fendant appeared and said he was and i always had been prepared to fulfil his , promise. The plaintiff’s counsel said this i was the first they had heard of such a i thing, and plaintiff pressed for the only i reparation possible in the circumstances. I The jury returned a verdict for L 125.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 393, 12 July 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 393, 12 July 1881

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