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[per reuter’s agency.] Niue Sufl irers. Melbod ine, Yesterday. Two fresh cases cf small-pox of a mild form have been reported to have occurred at the Quarantine Station. There are now nine persons suffering from the disease. An Ex-Prize Fighier in Trouble. James Mace, who was arrested on Saturday night, was brought up at the Police Court to-day on a charge of gambling, and fined L 25. A Big Co icern. The Argus to-day { üblishes a special telegram from London stating that a company is being formed there for the purpose of taking ov ;r the business of Messrs Cunningham, and Royse, Stead and Co., of Christchi rch. The capital of the company will b e Li,000,000. Handed Over. Sy >ney, Yesterday. The formal transfei of H.M.S. Wolverine from the Imp :rial Government to that of New South Wales took place to-day. Boating Accident. A fatal boat accide it occurred in the harbor to day. A boat capsized, and one man was drowne i. Shipping. Arrived this morr ing—Pacific Mail steamship Zealandia, I rom San Francisco via Auckland. Sydney, To-day. Sailed, this afternoon—The Union 1 Co.’s s,s. Wakatipu, fir Wellington. Getting: On. | Two small-pox prtients among the , Garonne’s passenge s in quarantine ■ here are progressing ’avorably. The Wreck ot 1 he Wotonga. An inquiry into the wreck of the 1 steamship Wotonga was concluded yesterday! The Marine Board found that the, captain sliered the wrong course, and, that th< mate, who was in , charge at the time of the accident, : should have summond the captain. • They have both been called upon to ; show cause why their certificates should 1 not be suspended. The hearing of the ! charge will commence next Monday. • Another Smallpox Victim. 1 Adelaide, To-day. i William Dale, one of the Garonne’s ’ passengers in quarantine here, has [ caught the smallpox. The other pas--1 sengers continue to make satisfactory t progress towards recovery.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 536, 17 January 1882

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 536, 17 January 1882

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