[per press association.] Native LandsThames, To-day Mr Sheehan is still here attending the Native Lands Court. Through his influence the Government have secured the title to 78,000 acres in the Piako district. The land is said to be of excellent quality. Death of Captain Cross. Nelson, To-day. Captain Cross, well known as harbour master of this port, and who arrived from England in the ship Whitby in the year 1841, and discovered Nelson harbor, died yesterday morning. He was the first white man who stepped ashore in Nelson, and was appointed pilot for Nelson and the neighboring coast by the New Zealand Company, in whose service he left the old country. In 1848 he was appointed pilot at Auckland, and in 1850 harbor master, pilot, etc., of Nelson, and from his first arrival was never absent from the colony. He was the last survivor of the expedition of men who came out in the Whitby. He was greatly respected here by all the mariners with whom he came into contact. Sporting. Blenheim, To-day. Acceptances for the Marlborough Cup : —Magnolia, Bst; Greyhound, 7pt , 121 b ;
Fleur de Lys, 7st 121 b ; Heather Bell, 7st 91b ; Wheel of Forture, 7at 9lb ; Slander Filly, 7st 51b ; Mar e Stuart, 7st 31b ; Satelite, 7st; Painter.', 6st 101 b ; Artful Joe, Gst 71b. The nominations for the Flying Stakes includs Gritter, Rorexit, Satelite, Fleur de Lj s, Grand Duchess, Slander Filly, Heather Bell, Dan O’Connell, Artful Joe, Orlando and Wheel of Fortune. Great Fire a ; Blenheim. At midnight a fim broke out in the midst of a thickly-bu: It block situated in the centre of the tor n, and spread with great rapidity, burn ng to the ground the Lyceum Hall and four dwell-ing-houses close by. The Bank, part of Healy and Son’s boot warehouse, and Falconer’s furniture warehouse were on fire several times, and w< re only saved by the strenuous exertions of the fire brigade, aided by willing assist ants. Luckily there was no wind, or the greater portion of the business part of the town would have been swept away. The in mrances are not yet obtained. It is supposed the fire originated in Scott’s bakehouse. Later.
The following are the insurances on the fire :—Healey and Sons, building (partly burnt), Royal office L 350 ; stock (not ranch damaged), Ne v Zealand do. L 350, Colonial L6OO, Liverpool, London and Globe L3OO ; J. Scott (buildings), in the National L 250 ; stock and working plant in the Royal, ild.00; house occupied by Lewis, New Zealand office, L 100; Kennedy’s furniture, New Zealand, Ll5O ; a cottage Jwas insured in the Transatlantic for (L3O ; a blacksmith’s shop (partly burned#, Transatlantic, L7O; Lyceum Hall was ijnsured for L3OO, but in what office is notjknown. For the Frst Time. Timaeu, To-day.
Mr Joseph Beswick presided at the R.M. Court for the first time to-day, and was welcomed by! the district Crown Prosecutor on behaji of the bar. A Swelet Youth. A boy of twelve years of age, a neglected child, was commitlted for trial this morning for placing stonjas on the railway so as to injure a train. Adjourned. The enquiry intf-> the wreck of the City of Cashmere is adjourned till to-morrow. Saving ithe Pieces. The hull, wreckage, and stores of the City of Cashmere ajre to be sold by auction on Monday. The crew and others are busy getting out cargo, and surf boats are out endeavoring to pick up the anchor lost by the ship wl en she first got adrift. The Gen sal Weather. The weather is ! lazy, with a slight rain at times. Fatal Accident. Ddnedin, To-day. A man named Thomas Hancox was killed at the Victoria Saw-mills, Tapanui, yesterday, by a fal ing tree. The Wallace Personation Case. Invercargill, To-day. Judgment was given in the R.M Court to-day in the case against Daniel, the member for Wallace, who was charged with aiding and abetting personation in the recent election. Three charges were preferred, and the Court held the evidence in each sufficient to warrant the committal of defendant to take his trial at the next sitting of the Supi eme Court. Bail was allowed the amo int in each case being defendant in LIOD, and two sureties in LSO each.
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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 539, 20 January 1882
TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 539, 20 January 1882
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