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r . [pee press ASSOCIATION.] Horrible Cruelty to a Horse. Tatjpo, To-day. I The police are enquiring into the circumstances surrounding the brutal treat- • ment of a horse at this place, particulars , .pf which weija wired yesterday, j On ‘ searching yesterday they found distinct "* traces of an attempt having been made to run the horse, into a large boiling springy known as the Witches’ Cauldron. ; Thi|, haying failed, the culprit appears to have' first fearfully maltreated the horse, and ’ then attempted to sever its' backbone with a tomahawk. . , Engineer to the Commission. 1 , i ; Hawbra, To-day. 1 T. M. Foy, Who has been employed by the Public Works Department to act as engineer to the Middle Island Railway Commission, left Hawera this morning for Wellington. Peace Preached by a Chief. The occasion of Tape te Waero visiting ; Aka ware to present Titokawaru with a eanoe, was utilised by the latter chief for the purpose of addressing a few words of instruction and admonition to his tribe. The natives had been informed of the intention of Government to lease tho'iremaining porrion of the continuous reserve, and doubtless there were many who raised murmurs at it. Titokawaru told the people that they were in no way to resist whatever Government chose to do. Thai although survey lines wey e • ..taken, through their standing crops arid encroached upon their dwelling places they were to be quiescent. The next subject upon which he addressed them was the stock running/Upon reserves. He told them to be very careful how they caught and sold horses', and in catching a horpei to make perfectly sure that the beast was. their own, and although it might be unbranded they must recollect that it might, probably be the property of their Pakehaneighbors, and consequently great care must be used for that reason, and although they had suffered loss through their horses being stolen by Europeans they must not retaliate in kind. : The' address was a general recommendation for all to remain quiet and orderly, and, in . conclusion, the chief rebuked those among r his people who, to make themselves big in the eyes of their European neighbours, Were m the habit of boasting that they 'were owners of such and such a piece of Wad. ■ • Wwa Tira Tim I

.. I . t Fire, Fire, Fire ! Wellington, To-day. i A large fire occurred at Newtown at 3 o'clock this morning. The fire originated'' iu.ashopand dwelling-house occupied., M> Dobson, cabinetmaker, ana the flame i rajfldly spread. to attached Eternises occupied by Mr Myers. Two oases, one lour and the other two roomed, owned by Meadows, Cross and another, and a four-roomed house occupied by F. Smith were also destroyed. The flames spread so quickly that nothing was'’saved, with the exception of Smith’s furniture. Nothing is known as to the origin of the fire. The insurances are : Do! isoh and'Myers, building, L2OO, South I British; Meadows and Cross, L2OO on , house, National ; Smith, MOO on furniture. National. The house waa insured lor MOO in the Norwich Union. A threeroomed house at Kilbernie, owned by a carpenter named Leadheater, was destroyed by fire last night. It was insured in the South British ior MOO. To Be Supplemented. Government have' promised to supply the Benevolent Society with funds absolutely necessary to supplement the charitable subscriptions. Supreme Court CasesIn the Supreme Court in Banco to-day the Raw Society had affidavits in the case of Ward; a solicitor, to answer certain charges, of misconduct; Judgment had been reserved. The Chief Justice and Jda; tice Richmond, while severely reprimanding Ward, discharged the rule without cost. 1 An application for a new trial in Boole v. Campbell was refused., A somewhat singular iOase came before the Court. Itappears that a Mrs Freebody left her* husband in England about eight years ago,< and with an infant child arrived : here. She took to drink, and has for some time been living with a, Maori, Winiata, at the Hutb. Miss Annie Freebody, her daughter,, has now arrived from England, with a power of attorney from her father to claim possession of the child, which Winiata refused to part with. A rule nisi was granted, calling on Winiata to show cause, returnable on Saturday. Middle bland Trunk Railway 1 Commission. The Middle Island Trunk Railway Extension Commission intend going from Blenheim to Christchurch by the inland route, and returning by the Coast route. Arrested. Hokitika, To-day. R. E. Tennant, clerk in the Govern- , ment Stamp Office, was arrested yesterday . on a charge of embezzling stamps and money to the value of L 59. ■: Journalistic. . Gkeymottth, To day. The price of the Argus has been reduced td 2d, and that of the Star to id. Serve Him Bight. Christchuech. To-day. James Patrick was convicted of a street , assault and obscene language, and sen- , fenced to fourteen days’ hard labor, and also fined L 5.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 788, 8 November 1882

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 788, 8 November 1882

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