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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS.

Auckland. At the inquiry into the wreck of the barque Mathieu, at Kaipara, the officers and crew were acquitted of balme. At a meeting of shareholders in the Rotorua railway, a resolution was passed authorising the Directors to sell the line to Government. Robert M'Elvie, seaman, shot Thomas Steward this evening in the jaw and left breast with a revolver, while the latter was sitting in Mrs Benson’s hoardinghouse with the landlady. The cause was jealousy. M'Elvie escaped, and has not been arrested. Steward was taken to the hos ital, and one of the bullets extracted. He is likely to recover. M'Elvie formerly lived with Mrs Benson. He had previously threatened her and Steward. Wellington. A house occupied by Peter Ball and Patrick Longlin at Paikariki, was destroyed hy fire. Everything was burned, for tho occupants rushed away immediately the fire was discovered, as there was a quantity of dynamite and cartridges stored in the building. A despatch has been received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies giving a list of Acts with respect to which her Majesty will not be advised to exercise her power of disallowance. Dunedin,

The New Zealand Agricultural Company’s homestead at Longridge was burnt down this morning, and the inmates had a narrow escape. Mr James Kerr, the overseer, was badly burned. The building was insured for L3OO in the National, and the furniture for Ll3O.

One of the seven ton guns was mounted at Forbury Head to-day, and another will be mounted at Lawyer’s Head next Wednesday. These are to protect the city from bombardment from the ocean. The defence works at Taiaroa Heads to protect the entrance to the harbor are also iu a forward state. The Royal Humane Society of Australia has bestowed a silver medal on William Potikii the Maori lad, who made such exertions to save the Rev Mr Morice at Port Molynsaux. At the inquest on the boy Smithson, of Anderson’s Bay, who died so suddenly yesterday, there was no direct evidence of the cause of death, as no post mortem had been made. The verdict was death from natural causes.

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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1516, 17 April 1885

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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1516, 17 April 1885

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