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Criminal Inapieb, To-day. The criminal session opened this morning,: before Chief Justice Gillies. The calendar was very light, comprising the .names of eight persons, against whom there are ton charges. Six prisoners are natives. Drowned while Bathing. A young man named JSbenezer Beck was drowned yesterday while bathing. Mrs SampsonMrs Hampson held a service last night in the Theatre. The building was crowded to suffocation, and several people bad to be carried out fainting. The Return Match. Patea, To-day. The return match, Auckland (second Eleven) v Patea, on Friday resulted in the defeat of the visitor?. The scores were— Auckland, first innings, 16 ; second, 54 ; Patea, first inniqgs, 46 ; second, 27 for five wickets. /The Minister of Public Works in Christchurch. Christchurch, To-day. Several deputations waited upon the Minister for Public Works this morning, including one from the Chamber of Commerce, re the Railway Commissioners being instructed to report upon the West Coast railway, and one from the Industrial Association, re West Coast railway and the reduetions required in the railway tariff. Mr Johnston promised to promote the views of the Chamber of Commerce bo far as possible, and said he would certainly recommend the Government to enlarge the scope of the Bailway Commission to enable them to report upon the West Coast railway. Replying to the Industrial Association's deputation, he said he would look into the matters brought before him, but could give no hope of 'jfuture reductions in the railway tariff. University Examination?; "1, . ; Wellington, To-day. Thera are seventeen candidates from Wellington for the University examinelion. , A Coach Capsized. Th® Wellington-Foxton coach capsized just before leaving town early this morn- 1 iagl The driver was in the act of turning round wnen the wheels got locked and resulted in the coach turning over. Mr Edward Mullock, of Flaxton, Canterbury, who occupied the box seat, was thrown to the ground, and the coach falling on him fractured his . hip. The others escaped without injury. Criminal Sessions CasesTimaru, To-day. ’ At the Supreme Court to-day Alice ■Ufaomi Bramble pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing Ll2 from her employer. Sentence was deferred. Charles Henry Saunders, for embezzling small sums of money from his employer, Jacob Young, a baker, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. Death of an Old Colonist. Dunedin, To-day. Alex Innes, of Arrowtown, who represented'the Lakes district in the Provincial Council, has died of heart disease. The Tafawera- ‘ The Union Cpmnany are advised of the ‘ sailing of the Tarawera from the Clyde on the Bth of December, with 84 passengers.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 815, 11 December 1882

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 815, 11 December 1882