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«. (pjsb press igsooi-Tioar.) Wellington RegattaW_l_ikgton, January 22, The weather for the holiday Is fine but there Is a fresh northerly breeze which appears to be gradually irjceaslog and may Interfere with the success of the regatta. So far tbore have been no events m wbloh srmll boats are concerned- Tbe regatta is ender tho lusp'oes of the Port Nicbo'as Yacht 0 ob, and the events con* slst entirely of sailing races The only other attraction m town is the 6rst meetIng ot the Welllfg'on Amateur Athletlo Club at the B*ein Reserve. Death of a Medical Man. DumsDiir, January 22. Tbe death of Dr Wanless Is announced. Dredging the Arrow. A telegram from Mr Beal, OE. announoes the successful starting of the new dredger at Sew Hoy's olalm, Arrow river* The prospects are reported to be excellent, I Alleged Breach of Contract. I In the Supreme Court Wm. Ridley, ! warehoosemaD, sues the Hon. George I Fisher for £200, for breach of contract. In August last Flsber, through the agency of Irvine and Haydon, landlord of the Criterion, offered to sell 200 shares In tbe V.Z. Shipping Company, at five shillings. The offer was acoepted, and though completion of the contract was postponed at Fisher's request, be now declines to complete. Plaintiff asks the Court to order the transference of the shares, and failing I that to award damages. Defendant denies the authorisation of the sale through Haydon, and alleges that tbe transaction was conditional on the directors' acceptance of the transfer, which Is withheld. Polloe Betturns. Inv_bc_bgi__, January 22, The police returns show a decrease of eight offences on the prevloui year, the numbers being 531 and 539, There Is an increase of 25 for drunkenness. The CropsThere are good reports of the prospects of the crops, although potatoes m some oases are said to be deficient.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2043, 22 January 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2043, 22 January 1889