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[per press association.] A Successful Bazaar. Auckland, To-day. The takings at the Catholic bazaar so far amount to LBOO. A Discovery. Fresh and important evidence is discovered re Plummer —viz., the blotting paper on which the threatening letter to Dr Philson was blotted. Shipping. Arrived—The mail steamer Australia, from Sydney; also the ship Wellington, Captain Cowan, 93 days from London. The Supreme Court. Wellington, To-day. The Supreme Court criminal session opened this morning. The Chief Justice, in charging the Grand Jury, congratulated them on the lightness of the calendar, but his remarks were unimportant. George Skinner, for forgery, was found guilty and remanded for sentence. True bills were found against Harry Nicholls, forgery, and John McDuff, on , a charge under the Fraudulent Debtors’ Act. A Good Race The ships Waitara and the Barque Mercia, which arrived yesterday, left London on the same day. The Terrace Fire. An inquest will be held on the recent fire on the terrace.

The English Mails Via ’Frisco. The s.s. Zealandia, with the Londor mails of the Ist ultimo, left San Francisco for Auckland (on Tuesday, SOth ult., three days later than time-table date. The s.s. City of Sydney, with the December colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco on the 27th ultimo, two days before time-table date. Joined the Majority. Christchurch, To-day. Captain Ciogatoun, an old settler, and a prominent member of the Jockey Club, died suddenly from apoplexy yesterday. Fatality at Sea. The ship Phasis, which arrived from Calcutta, on Sunday night, brought in part of the crew of the Dutch ship Alblasserwaard, bound from Shields to Batavia with coals. She was found to be on fire on Nov. 26th, in lat. 80 E, and on Nov. 28th the crew took to the boats, the ship being set on fire fore and aft. The boat containing the master, second mate and nine of the crew were picked up by the ship Phasis, on Dec. 4, in lat. 29, long. 30 S., 87 E. The other boat had the first mate, third mate, and ten of the crew. She was lost sight of the night that the crew took to the boats, a heavy sea was running at the time, and it was blowing hard. Criminal.

The criminal session of the Supreme Court opened this morning. Judge Johnston, in addressing the jury, congratulated them on the lightness of the calender, and said there was nothing calling for special comment. Morgan Harper, for larceny, from a dwelling, got four years ; re John H. Crabtree, for horsestealing, the charge was not proceeded with; Frederick Edward, and James Hunter, for making false declaration under the Marriage Act, got six days imprisonment, and were fined LlO. The Weather. Timaru, To-day. The weather has been very hot for some days past. To-day a change came, and it is now raining. Statistical. The total Customs duties for December,

is L 2,101 Os 3d ; for the quarter, L 4.255 19s 2d. Vital statistics —Births, 33 ; marriages, 4 ; deaths, 7. Meeting of Creditors. Dunedin. To-day. On dit, that a large tannery firm has called a meeting of creditors. The liabilities are heavy. Fire. A nine-roomed house in Duncan street was burned down on Sunday, It was insured in the Standard office for L3OO. An Hotel Bobber. At the City Court, Frank Thomson was committed for trial on two charges Of stealing from hotels.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 524, 3 January 1882

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 524, 3 January 1882

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