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Auckland. It is stated that a writ has been issued by Smith, a patient in the Hospital, who gave evidence at the recent enquiry against Dr Bond, house surgeon, for LSOO damages for alleged cruelty and neglect whilst an inmate. Taurakga. Major Swindiey has declared his intention of contesting Teuranga seat. Wanganui. Mr S. Vails lectured on railway reform to-night to a{fair audience, considering the holidays. The lecturer was much applauded. Wellington. The Hinemoa sailed for Lyttelton at 5 to-day. Major Eccles, A.D. C., is a passenger, and goes to Christchurch to arrange for the departure of His Excellency and family to Wellington. Colonel Header is also a passenger south on business connected with- the Volunteer and Defence Departments. The Hon Mr Ballance will leave for Lyttelton to-morrow. The Minister of Defence has received over 100 applications for appointments as officers in the defence force. Dunedin. Lieutenant McKay, who had his spine injured at Tshuna Park, is improving tod»y. White, of Nen thorn assault notoriety, got fourteen days on bread and water for his riotous behaviour in gaol. The City Council to-night, by the casting vote of the Mayor, rejected the proposal to allow the band to play on Sundays in the gardens, which was recommended by a Committee. A farewell meeting to the Rev Joseph Berry, who goes to-Christchurch, was held to-night in the Wesleyan Church. The Rev J. Motley succeeds him.

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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1508, 8 April 1885

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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1508, 8 April 1885