YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS
Auckland The certificate of Captain Helanders, of the Thomas Russell, was suspended for six months, and he has to pay the coats of the enquiry. There is no sign yet of the Hinemoa The Minister of Public Works has gone + o Kaipara. The Coptic arrived to-night from London, via Hobart, all well. The police are still scouring the country for M‘Koivie. The prospectus is out of the Woollen Manufacturing Company, 100,000 shares of LI each, half only to be at present issued. Smith v Bond (House Surgeon of the Hospital), an action for LSOO damages for alleged maltreatment as a patient, resulted in a verdict for defendant, with | costs. Wellington. The Harbor Board in Committee yesterday discussed the circumstances connected with the grounding of the Ruapehu last week. The Board eventually decided, as there had been no culpable negligence on the part of the pilot,, that his services should be retained, but it was resolved to caution him to be more careful in future. It was also decided that the Board could not be held responsible, for loss sustained by the grounding of the steamer, the opinion of Mr Gully and [ others being to the effect that the duty of the Harbor Board was simply to provide I competent pilots.
The Westport Coal Company intend recommencing work in their mine on Monday next. Sixty new miners have been engaged in other parts o£ the colony to take the place of the men who struck work in December last. The first instalment of new hands arrived to-day. Dunedin.
The Hon George McLean will act as Governor at the opening of the Dunedin Mimic Parliament to morrow night. Invercargill, The house of 0. R Martin, saw miller at Forest Hill, was destroyed by fire with its contents on ) hursday forenoon. The house, which contained four rooms and a scullery, was insured for L4OO in the National Office, which also held a policy of L3OO on the furniture. Martin is in Victoria. Sis wife says that she had put some wood on the hob to dry, and went to the dairy. She supposes the wood I ignitei and fell onlthe floor. When she returned she only had time to save the tablecover.
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YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1517, 18 April 1885
YESTERDAY'S LATE TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1517, 18 April 1885
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