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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS.

Auckland. Isaac Tates, of Hamilton, is the success* fol tenderer for the Punui railway contract ; amount L 59.000. At the criminal sessions, in the case of Robert Prendergaat, for wife murder at Pohene, the jury returned a verdict of gnilty, with a recommendation to mercy, on the ground of previous insanity Prisoner said nothing in defence, save that he was sorry that he <did not kill the man, meaning Buchanan, of whom he was jealous. Wanganui. At a meeting of the City Rid 33 to-night the any unanimously resolved to offer themselves to Government to serve in any part of the colony if called upon. Wellington. Government this afternoon received a telegram from Otaki stating that a large man-of-war Was in sight off there. She was standing east, evidently bound to Wellington, and should that be so she should arrive here late to-night or early to morrow morning. The vessel is believed to be H.M.S. Esp;e »le, which left Australia under sealed orders a few days ago.

At the Supreme Court, this afternoon, the Goldsmith v Anderson, was partly heird. The claim is for LSOO damages. It is alleged that defendant had/ said Goldsmith offered the jockey of a horse in a private match at the New Year’s meeting L2O to pul! him. The cue will be resumed to-morrow. Bishop Redwood left by the steamer Ruapehu this evening for England, en route for Europe. His sudden departure is somewhat of a surprise, and the nature of bis visit has not been disclosed. The Rev Father Macnamara baa been appointed to the charge of the diocese during the Bishop’s absence. Dunedin. A large nnmber of names have already been received for the proposed Otago trained band. It is intended, if possible, to officer the corps with ex-imperial officers. Several Captains of local Volunteer companies intend ashing Government for permission to recruit them up to 100 members. It is proposed, also, to form a pompany of Engineers.

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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1513, 14 April 1885

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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1513, 14 April 1885

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