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[per press association.]

The Taranaki Volunteers Thanked and Dismissed. New Plymouth, To-day. The Taranaki Volunteer Rifles (foot), in charge of Captain Ellis, marched in from Pungarehu (thirty miles) yesterday, arriving in New Plymouth about 8 o’clock last night. The corps was met at the Town Hall by the band, who played them in. The streets were crowded, and the Volunteers were loudly cheered as they were marching to the centre of the town, where they halted. Major Stapp then addressed them, saying he was authorised by the Hon. Mr Bryce to thank them in the name of the colony for their services, and he announced that they were relieved from active service after that night. Cheers were given for the Volunteers, and the men were dismissed.

Military Men in the Field. Two candidates are in the field for New Plymouth—Thomas Kelly (the old member) and Major Charles Brown. For the district of Taranaki, Colonel Trimble is the only candidate yet out. DivorceWellington, To-day.

The Court of Appeal did not sit to-day, Judges Gillies and Johnston not having arrived. The following is a complete list of cases set down for hearing in the Divorce Court; —Claridge v. Claridge and another, Dunedin, for hearing; Bayley v. Bayley, Dunedin, decree absolute; Hornby v. Hornby and another, Dunedin, decree nisi; Goldstein v. Goldstein, Dunedin, decree nisi; Millichamp v. Millichamp, decree nisi; and White v. White, for hearing, Wellington. Drowned while Bathing.

At Patea, a boy aged eight years, a son of Captain Wilkinson, of Waverley, was drowned while bathing with his father in the stream yesterday. Journalistic. The Patea News appears in an enlarged form this evening. Electoral. Pigton, To-day. Mr Eyes, candidate for here, addressed a large meeting of Picton electors on Saturday evening, and received an almost unanimous vote of confidence. Gone to Blazes. The Clarendon Hotel was burned to the ground last night. The cause is supposed to have been the defective chimney. The house is said to have been insured for L 1,200, the furniture for L3OO, and the billiard-table for LIOO. A good deal of furniture was saved, but not the billiard-

Fraudulent Bankruptcy, Dunedin, To-day. At the City Court, John Gordon was committed for trial for fraudulent bankruptcy. It was shown that shortly before filing the debtor had L 320 in a stocking which he gave to a publican to look after. On September 20th he got drunk, and it was then discovered that he had L 206 in his possession.

—'Food for the FlamesA four-roomed cottage at North Otago Heads, owned and occupied by a carter named Jensen, was burned down. It was insured for L 460 in the Hamburg-Magde-burg office.

Pigeon Flying. Christchurch, To-day.

A pigeon-flying match from Dunedin to Christchurch, 233 miles, came off on Saturday, and was won by Mr Bryenton’s Potentate. Time—6 hours 45 minutes.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 14 November 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 14 November 1881

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