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[per press association.] Bank of New South Wales. New Plymouth, Saturday.

The Bank of New South Wales has purchased the vacant corner section in Devon street, below the Taranaki Herald office, at Ll 7 10a per foot. The Bank intends erecting a handsome building on it at once. Smuggling Cigars. Wellington, Yesterday. A Chinaman was arrested last night for smuggling ashore cigars from the steamer Bowen. Four hundred and seventy-five cigars'were found concealed about his person. Intercolonial Weather. Intercolonial Weather Exchange Sydney, Saturday : —A depression, with moderate winds passed south of Adelaide yesterday, and was off Hobart this morning, the barometer being 29.7. The gale of Wednesday last is now clear of the Australian coast, where the weather is settled with light S. W. wind and rising pressure, the barometer in Brisbane being 30.15. The storm centre is now passing north of New Zealand, bringing easterly gales. The one now approaching will pass south, and bring westerly winds. The Boiler Explosion. Wellington, To-day. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning, John Simpson, the keeper of the hulk on which the boiler exploded, was committed for trial on the charge that he did knowingly and wilfully fasten down the safety-valve of the boiler. Bail was allowed, himself in LIOO and two sureties of LSO each.

Dangerous Accident. Timaru, Saturday.

A farmer, named Sains, was brought into town last night in an almost hopeless condition, having fallen off a dray, the wheels of which passed over his loins, crushing them badly. Sains is one of the oldest and most respected residents in the district.

The Water Supply. Oamaru, Yesterday,

The water supply was used to-day for the first time on a. large scale as a motive power. The trial was highly successful, the whole of the machinery in Messrs Anderson’s new flour mill being driven by a small engine. It is estimated that sufficient is available to drive six similar mills. The event was celebrated by a luncheon, to which Messrs Anderson invited the Borough Council and other leading citizens. . A Volunteer Presentation. Major Sumpter was last night presented with a handsome sword as a souvenir from his old company. The Waitaki Jockey Club. The Waitaki Jockey Club last night determined to wind up. The Mails. The s.s. Australia, with the London mails of the IGth ult., left San Francisco for Auckland on Sunday, 3rd inst., one day later than time-table date. The s.s. City of New York, with June colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco on 14th. inst., time-table date. DismissedDunedin, To-day. The charge against Forrester was dismissed, the money having been paid to prosecutor. The Eliza M‘Phee Ashore. Wyndham, Yesterday. The ketch Eliza M'Phee, Captain Campbell, bound from Dunedin to Invercargill, dragged her anchors in Waikawa harbor on Friday night at ten o’clock and went ashore on the beach. No lives were lost. The cook, a German, was nashed into the breakers, and had a very narrow escape. The captain and crew saved his life in the boat at great risk. The vessel is believed to be the property of the captain, and is not insured. The cargo consists of iron and lead, so that there is little hope of its being saved. Valueless ChequesInvercargill, To-day.

At the Folico Court to-day, Hugh Barlin, alias Baldwin, was convicted on five charges of obtaining goods by issuing valueless cheques, and received cumulative sentences amounting to 18 months. The Magistrate commented severely on the readiness with which storekeepers took cheques from unknown parties.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881

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