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. ■» (PEK PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, November 19, A man named Francis Benjamin was tiTrested to-day for attempting to paes a 'purious tiovareign at one of the oity hotels. The oase was remanded until Wednesday. Mr T. Peacook, M. H.R. for Ponsonby, addressed hia constituents to-night, and reooived a vote of confidence. The Auckland Fre zing Company 000 'emplata dospatohing two orgoes of frozao mutton for the London market m January next. JBiabop Luok his received from Cardinal Rampolla, SeOietary of State at the Vatican, a letter acknowledging the handsome writing table forwarded to hia Holiness the Pope ao a Jubilee gift from the Catholic olergy of Auokland. Waipawa, November 19. The exhibits for the exhibition are now arriving, and an eleo'rlo lighting apparatus to the extent of 10,000 candle power is on Its way. There will be magnificent displays of fireworks on one or two night] during the exhibition, Wellington, November 19 la the will ciae Mr Htrper contended it had been open to Broughton to test the troth of the Arohdeaoon's statements that Renata had informed him that Airlni had drafted the will, bat which the appellant failed to do. AH that the law required was proof that the testator was aware of the contents of Airlni'a document!!, Tills had been given. This, together with the Arohdeaoon's evidence aa to the testator's decorations on the Friday, was he contended, sufficient to establish Airlnl's veracity. Oonnsel referred to the Archdeaoon hiving taken notes of what ooourred shott'y pfter the interview, and quoted evidence m support of the assertion that the attesting witnesses did go Into Renata'a room. The Oourt adjourned until to-morrow. A poll of shareholders to deolda whether the Perserverance gold mine at Terawhltl ahonld be sold, resulted m the proposed aale being negatived by 10 275 shares to 8500. The Minister for Laud,a has received from Mr H. A. Gordon, Inspecting Bnginear of the Mines Department, a detalied repo t opon the dairy farming applianooß on view at the Melbourne Exhibition. Mr Gordon says the batter worker moat m favor m Victoria, and recommended by the manager of the model dairy Is that known as Oherry'B butter worker. He quotes the opinion of MrD, dul ivan of Launoeston, a batter worker of 35 years experience, that Nevr Zealand butter is Inferior to either the V o'orlao or Taamaalan article, one of the chief reasons being th»t the white pine I f wood used for the ends of the casks taints 1 tha butter and gives it a greasy and whitish appearance at the poiDfc of con* ; tact with ithe wood. The same dlffioulty , was experienced m Victoria, autll the • pxpedlent was adopted of boiling the casks 1 for 20 hours before uoing them Mr Sullivan also finds fault with the use of 1 calico wrappings, bb oanslDg a whiteness -of the surface of the butter, and recommends oak cuds, and filling up with fltrong brine as the best way of packing butler for export. A man engaged pile driving on the property of W, H.. Levin, Upper Hutt, discovered a couple of small nuggets, Further search is being made, but it is thought the find 1b not an important one. The steamer Neptune, which arrived from B>&heim to-day struck the Wairan bar heavily and carried away tbe rudder i and rudder post, fl jury steering gear ; was constructed with the aid of which the ■ vessel was brought over here, Blknheih, November 19. The promoters of tha JuaVln-Time Bay ! they have sttuek a reef and got good i stone. J. T. Robinson. Sesret»ry of the Eduoai tion Board, and generally supervisor of eißmira'lons, has issued a writ of £1000 for libel against the " Evening Mail " for the publication of reflections on the : Blenheim supervision of the scholarship > examinations. Ghbistohuroh, November 19. Abont 5 this evening the Sydenham Salvation Army barracks and iffioers' quarters, with a cottage belonging to Tnoa. Davis, Bltuatad In Battersea street were burned down. The fire broke out In a seml-detaohed kitchen behind the Salvation Officers' house, and a strong e&Bt wind rapidiy carried It to the other buildings. No one was m the kltohen at the time. The furniture of all three buildings was saved. Insurances : — Salvation barracks, £500 ; cfiiooto house, £100 In the Standard ; Davlb' house, £150 m the Union, The barracks was of wood with an Iron roof, and erected three years ago. It would seat 700 people. Last night the office of Isaac Allen, bailiff, Hereford street, was broken into the back door being forced. Anything In the office which was of value was m the safe, and all that was takan were some receipts and letters. Alexander Watson, painter, Ranglora, and his son had a narrow escape In the Ashley this morning, Tbe river was high, and they were crossing at the upper ford In a trap when the horse got into a quicksand, and In its straggles overturned the vehicle. The occupants were swept down and the boy managed to grasp Watson,who, with great dlffioulty swam with him to a spot from which they reached the bank. The horse was drowned. Nominations for the Welcome Stakes, 1889, and 0.J.0. Derby and Oaks, 1890,! received on November 10th were made publio to-nighf. The Nominations for tbe Welcome nnmber 77. one more than those for the present year, and the largest evar received for the ctakeer. The Darby has received 65, a total which exceeds the previous best record by 8. The Oaks totai is 45, which is 21 m exoass of tbb last nomination. The New Zealand Stud Company, Middle Park Sfcad Company, Major George and Hop. G. McLean are the largest nominators, but most; of (he principal breeders and racing men of the colony have horses engaged. At the Oity Council to-night a letter was read from the Gas Company, dcollniog to surrender rents for meters. The Council resolved to adhere to their resolutions of Aagnst last, and to take steps for the establishment of pity gasworks. A largely attended maetlog took pltoe m the Oddfellows' Hall to-night, oonvened by G, W, Ell, who for many years has carried on litigation against Harper and Co., solicitors, to hear a statement of the treatment he had received from the Official Assignee and Registrar of the Supreme Oourt. Mr Yerrall, M.H.R. for Ashley, presided. Ell made a long I eso parte statement charging the officials In question with unduly favoring his opponents, aud the meeting passed resolutions aeklng for a pqbllo eraulry Into the matter, aud for getting up a petition to the Governor to remove the Registrar and Official Assignee. . A request from the chairman for persons to oome forward who were willing to aot on the committee to get up a petition, was fc not »t all numerously responded tp,

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 20 November 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 20 November 1888