[per press association.] New Plymouth, December 19. Mr Marohant addressed (he electors to night, and was well reoelved. He deolarec the protection pol'cy of the Goveromenl to be a failure, and bolieved there would be a heavy deficit at the end of the financial year. He believed another £100,OOC conld be saved by retrenchment U Government were ooly sincere. He blamed Government for not placing a , larger anm on the Estimates for tb« paroh»B€ of Native lands, and ho ooneldered tho result would be that speculators would bay up tho best of the land from the Natives. He received a vote of thanks and confidence, Wellington, Deoember 19 The Coptic arrived from London via Hobart at 630 this evening. She left Plymouth on 3rd November, and had moderate weather throughout. Bhe brings 37 saloon, 37 eecond saloon, and 56 steerage passengers. The passage has been uneventful.
I Blenheim, December 19. I The case of Hall, station manager v Beaumont, squatter, for £1000 damages for unlawful dismissal, is being heard. The defendant was first examined, and most laughable episodes have taken place. The defendant is the owner of Starborough. DtJNEDiN, December 19 Mr John Darling, marine engineer to the Union Company, was to-day presented with an address and a puree of sovereigns by the engineers In the Company's embloy, Be being about to return to England. Inveroaegill, Deoember 19, The first wool sales of the season hero are fixed for January 25. A telegram from Lnmeden states that the first search party have returned without find'Dg traces of Professor Brown, A local Syndicate Is establishing new works for meat freez'ne. Two cutters sailed to Dusky Sound searching for treasure, reported to be In an old wreck. They searched In vain.
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