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(PXX PBESS ASSOCIATION.) Counterfeit Money. Auoelakd, November 21. Stands Bengamln, a colored man wu eommlttcd for trial on a charge of attempting to pain a counterfeit sovereign. The lonic Arrived-— ».«. lonio from London, 45 daft, all well. While anchored at Plymouth a pweenger Buffering from delirium tremms jumped overboard. MeKinstry the second officer reaoned him, end was presented with a parse ef sovereigns by the passengers. The lonio b Ing* a hundred stoats and weasels for Wellington. Charitable Aid. Wbixingtok, November 21. Daring October the Benevolent Institution aapplied 10,000 rations to Indigent persons. The Trustee* decided to »ik the R.M. to pommnnioate with them before committing ohildren to Industrial Schools, it being pointed oat that the cot of keeplog ohlldren here was far les* than the amonnt the Charitable Aid Board was called upon to contribute for their maintenance m the schools. Butchers' Picnic Tha bntebera' plcnio to-day waa one of the most sucoeisfal they have had. The weather waa delightful. The prooasslon of horses and order carta were nearly a mil* In length, and all were gaily decanted. The whole of Oobb and Co', plant was engaged m taking out families. An Incorrect Report. It Is reported that the find of nuggets In the Upper Hatt district tarns out to be income*, only the color being obtained The men are still fouicklng about the creek and riverb»nk. ACtifc. Mrs Rhodes Is the donor of £200 for adding a bell to the striking apparatus of the new poit office clock.. The Lincoln Seat. Chbistghubch, November 21. A local etndidate m the person of Mr J. Woodward la out to contest the Lincoln seat. Case Under the Marriage Act Txmabu, November 21. Isaac Battison, a respectable settler of Fairlie Creek was committed for trial today on R charge of making a false declare tion under the Marriage Act to tho effect that .he had resided m the Timaru district three days preceding the date of declaration, whereas, m fact he had not. The defence was that it was a ben* fide mistake aming out of accused's mhonderstanding the Registrar at to counting a Sunday m trie three day*, and Ira had gone borne to Fairlie Creek from Saturday til Monday. The Justices who heard the case said they could not confiller the question whether "wilfully" m the Act meet mean a fraudulent intention, and the facts being proved they had no option but to commit Acquitted. A youth was charged with the larceny ef a hand bag containiog gold spectacles found on a road. He tried to sell the spectacles to a pawnbroker a few daya afterward*, ut the dealer had been warned by the police, and retained the articles whereupon the youth fetched, and gave him the bag also. Mr Hay defended and obtained an acquittal on the law that a aubseqaont formation of an intention to misappropriate property found ii not laroeny. Bhipping. Poet Ohalmxbs. November 21. At the heads — Waipa, ship, from London*. Cruelty to a Hone; - - Dttnedin, .November 21. At the City Police Court James Seonlar waa fined 40a or a month for Ultreatlng a horse. Some of the witnesses whe were experienced drivers, declared that It was the wont case they had ever witnessed . Platfntun. InvBBOABfiiLLj November 21. Dr Inglis who has a large interest m New Zaaland and who visited nearly all the gold workings m the district two yeara ago and took borne specimens of platinum writes to a friend, "You iu»y remember when I was at Riverton the miners at the month of the Waiau were throwing away platinum. Johnston, Msokay and Co have teen specimens of dust platinum from the oolony for which although not 7ery.gocd they would give seven shillings per ounc6 for fifty or one hundred thousand oanees. Fine platinum Is worth more. You will tee It is far more valuable than silver and It would be a pity the miners should not benefit. If they have platinum they should send some to be tested and say how much they conld supply."

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888