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-♦ .. ■■ - ■■ . ;. [PBR PKKSS ABSOOUTIOK.] a m<.i ,^ TJOIaA ? I>.1 >. December 21. A little girl named Rath Buddie. 12 months old, fell into a tnb of. water at Devoaporfc to-day and waa drowned! Henry James Roes, captain of th» ■S £ ?, n A ~ m?t WM fined 6 * an d costs at the Polloa Court to-day for obstructing a> thoronghfare at the junction of Qieea and Victoria streets oa Saturday n'.ght last by holding service there and csmloe a drond to assemble. wwmg The great oratorio "Meailah" was performed with marked success to-night by the Auckland Ohowl Soefety, In acoordanca with the usage at the Christ* maa season . There was a crowded attest anaa, ... . . 7 A man nanud George Plgglns *as fined £4 and ooeta at the Police Chart to-day for gross cruelty to a dog, B« ae'sad the animal by the legs wvi threw It with fall force Against tha houso, and then killed It With a hammer. Giubobnb, December 2L After a trial lasting from Monday mqrnlng to Wednesday, during which a> great amouut o$ evidence n&s presented, tha prisoner Halrai Te Perl has been com* mltted for trial for the murder at Watah* of Mr and Mra Pook and ohlld. Hepa, Halral's brother, was discharged, there belqg no erldence to oooneot htm with. the orlmß. Halrai was broagni to Qlt-; borne from Awsnnt by the s.s. Atts^taHav this morning and will be brought up at the Sapremo Court alttlngi la Mtrob oext. . Jao, Parks Jervoli met with an aobldent near the East Gape last week, by some trees falling on him »nd breaking his ribs. He Is recovering, Mr Jervola Is a oonsln of the Governor. JWakoawdx, December H» James McDonald was brought up. before the 8..M. Court to day on remand, charged with having set fire to tha Catholic Ohuroh at Jerusalem, a Maori settlement up the Wanganol rlrar. Several witnesses were examined, and Mr Hogg addressed the Bench on behalf ot acouaed, proposing to call evidence. Til*. Magistrate, Me Ward, thoaght IV unnecessary to proceed with the aoqalry,. and dismissed the ease on the grounds off Insufficient evidence for conviction. Mr Lloyd, a uohoolmtster, summon od for caning a boy named Rendell, wa* fined 21s, costs I>j, oalioltor's fee 20t, and witness' allowance 81b. Three boya bad annoyed him by throwing stones at hia house, to the danger of his children, and using abusive language. Lloyd went out and the boyu ran away, but afterwards returnedj and re-oommenced atone -throw* Ing. Lloyd agsln went out and oaugbt one, the youngest, and oaned him on the, legs and back. The other two ran away, and were summoned by the polio* onLloyd's information for annoyanae and abusive language; The two boya wer» fined 10a and oosts 9j each. Lloyd pleaded guilt j, «nd did not try to exonerate himself, Pabllo opinion It that the fine ij» excessive, and only encourages boys to be Impudent to thelt elders and become larrikins. John Crocker, laborer, .working al the gravel pit on Brunswick, met hli death this afternoon by a fall of earth* Tha body was rescued, but life waa extlnet. Wblungton, Deoember 2L The Bishop of Wellington liai laaelvad a cable message from Bishop Abraham, intimating that the Rot P. 0. Waters, o£ Loaghtoni Essex, has aoaepted the lnoaau benoy of 8t Peter's Parish, Wellington* . and frill arrive m the oolooy about Uarelfa next. . At the Magistrate's Court a charge preferred against Andrew Hamilton, brewer, for breaoh of the Customs Aot, In nenleet. Ing to keep books ihawlog the quantity of material purohaaad for the produetlon or beer, wai dlimlsied. A point was raised that, under the Btoate, the offenoe of negleotlng to keep booki wai not prorad by an omission to enter ; and that to { oonsiltate an offenoe It must be proved. ! that the omlsiloo was fraudulent. DuNßDiw, December 21. Aot Ing on the Premier's suggestion the> police are sabsoriblog a day's pay to thft Exhibition fund. InvbroabqilLj Deoember SL As the resuk of the discovery of tin ore. at Port Pegrasos^ Stewart Island 1 , forty-one prospecting- licenses have been taken oat at the land offioe. Thero are also, nine applications for leases of sixty aores eaoh. Theso will be granted when. BOtTeyed.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2020, 22 December 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2020, 22 December 1888