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TELEGRAMS.

[per press association.! Poisoned. Auckland, To-day. An autopsy of the body of Vaughan (not Horae) shows that he died from arsenical poisoning. The Hinemoa.

There are no signs of the Hinemoa yet.

The Defences.

Four of the Dig guns are now on North Head fortifications. A tender has been accepted for erecting torpedo shed and slip at Deyenport.

The Coptic. Arrived —The Coptic, Captain Hadley, ! rom London (February 20th). Teneriffa .March 6th), Capetown (March 22nd), Hobart (April 11th). AU the passengers all well, and the voyage has been uneventful. She has 106 passengers for Kew Zealand and landed 50 at Hobart. .-She leaves on Tuesday for Wellington. The length of the passage exclusive of detention was 46£ days. Local Option. Wellington, To-day. The local option for the Thorndon Licensing district resulted in power being given to increase the hotels.in the ward. It was only carried by a majority of one. Suspicions Fire. A fire occurred this morning at four o’clock. A shed belonging to the Tramway Company, containing $ chaff-cutting, machinery was completely destroyed, the damage being between L4OO and LSOO. There was no insurance, and .the causa of the fire is unknown, the circumstances being suspicious. Volunteers. .■ . Blknheiji, To-day. War rumors have given ah- impetus to volunteering in Marlborough. The Bleni he:m Rifles are now at their full strength, and there are numerous applications to join Great success has attended the efforts to form a cavalry troop. Forty have already applied, and recruiting, is so , active that the full number will be. obtained vary shortly. There is also' on foot a movement to establish a battery of artillery.

The WeatherBain set in to-day, |after two months l dry weather, and is likely to continue

Further Remanded. Timabtt, To-day. Frederick Lucas was charged to-day, on remand, with attempting to murder bis wife, Katherine, on the Bth inst. He was further remanded to the 23rd inst, the medical attendant of the woman having stated that she was unable to appear today, but might do so next wee c. Returning. m , Dunbdin, To-day. Colonel Reader, who was called back'to Wellington, left for that city thit morning. A Bad CrackA orafour inches long has been discovered in one of the seven ton guns recently sent here for defence purposes.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1517, 18 April 1885

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1517, 18 April 1885

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