[per press association.] A Ped’s Failure. Auckland, To-day. O’Brien attempted the seat of walking 75 miles in 12 hours, on Saturday, and 05 miles 17 laps. His attributed his failure to ill-health, and the smallness of the ball.
Steeplechase for £IOO A-side. A steeplechase match for LIOO a-side, between Te Whetu and Catch ’em, resulted in an easy victory for the former. An Elopmeat in Low Life. The wife of a laboring man has eloped with with another laborer, to Hokianga, and the husband has burnt his own house at Yiller’s creek, it is supposed in order to prevent his wife’s paramour from getting the benefit of his labor. Local Option. The principle of increasing publican’s licenses has been affirmed at Hamilton. The Walpa Block. 500 acres of the Waipa Block, Patatere, have been sold for L 5,000. A Good Yield. An aaverage yield of 80 bushel- of maize per acre were obtained from Opotiki. The Native Meeting. Albxandla, To-day. There is nothing doing at Tawhiao’s settlement, at Whatiwhatitihoo, beyond providing for the guests, who continue to arrive from various parts of the country—on horseback, in buggies, and on foot. Yesterday a local publican was sent to the settlement, and saw Tawhiao about the Hon. Mr Bryce’s prohibition against the sale of drink. Tawhiao said that on asking the Native Minister to prohibit the sale, he only intended it should apply to his own settlement, and not to Alexandra ; and gave him a telegram to send to Mr Bryce to that effect, consequently the police have nob enforced the provision here to-day. Te Maku came in this morning, and had a long consultation with Mr Bush, Government Representative, and from enquiries i find that Tawhaio was not disinclined to meet iir Bryce. It appears that Mr Bryce telegraphed, saying he would come to Alexandra if Tawhiao wished. Tawhiao thought if he replied “ come,” Mr Bryce would then ask him what he had sent for him for. If he had c mie of his own motion, Tawhiao would have mot him at Alexandra. A Valuable Block. The Kakapnka block, which Mr Alex-
ander McDonald is endeavoring to secure for the Ngatiraukawas, includes the mountain hearing that name, which forms a conspicuous feature in Alexandra scenery, and is within the Kingite territory. Correspondence has passed between Tawahio and Mr M'Donald on the subject. Kakapuka is known to be rich in copper ore. Crushed. Mastebton, To-day. A man named Fremgar was killed at Woodlands, Taunia, by a falling tree on Saturday. The body was brought into Masterton for the inquest to-day. Disqualified. The Carterton-Wairarapa Jockey Club have endorsed the disqualification passed on Murtagh by the Hawke’s Bay Racing Club. Customs Returns. Dunedin, To-day. The month’s Customs revenue ia L2G,609. Vital StatisticsThe vital statistics for April are : Births, 110 ; deaths, 31 ; marriages 39. Football. At a Rugby Union meeting, the question of an intercolonial match with New South Wales was mooted, and it was resolved to communicate with the secretary of the Rugby Union there, with the view of their sending over a team of footballers to make a tour through New Zealand.
Shipping. Arrived—Wanaka. A Flood. A Tapanui telegram states that the Pomabaka has overflown its banks. Kelso is flooded, and the people having to leave. Lower dow n the river, between Glenkennick and Pomahaka, there is water for a mile on either side. The damage has not yet been ascertained.
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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 624, 1 May 1882
TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 624, 1 May 1882
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