(PBB PJRBBS ASSOCIATION.)
Auckland, March 25. Sergeant Parslow, the rifle ohamplon, is to be aooorded a public reception on his return to Auckland on Wednesday. Gisbobnk, March 25. The Supreme Court sessions were opened this morning before Mr Justice Richmond, who remarked In his address to the Grand Jnry, that of cix oaßee, all but one concerned Maori prisoners, and the Maoris m five were instrumental m bringing the ptlionera to justloe, A true bill was fcund against Henry Te Peikeia for hor«e-ste»Hng. and he wbb found guilty and sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment. True bills were found agatnai Henry Koture unnatural off noe, Hame Talha horse-stealing and forgery, and W. J. Moaaman flbeep-ateallng. Halra Te Pere will be brought up to morrow morning, charged with the murder of tbe&Pook family at Waiplrl. There ate 34 witnesses for the prosecution.
Mr Gully, of Wellington, will be the prosecutor In the murder case to-morrow, Mr K-inny, of GMsborne, defends the acoosed.
Wellington. March 28. The salmon and trout ova on board the Aorangi arrived In good condition. It has been decided to send the whole of the ova to Port Chalmers by the Aorangi on Wednesday. The Aorangi brought five i draught entire horses of the breed known as •• Snffolk Punoh " for J. W. Williams, of Hawke'n Bay. The animals were valued at £500 En England. The police made a vald en a Chinese gambling den last night. Fifty Ohmeee were discovered playing fan tan and arrested. The ocoapler of the premises and hU assistant were charged with the oflfcnoe at the R.M. Ooort and remanded. The sale of the Canterbury runs has been definitely fipd for lands south of the Rangjtata River at Timaru on May 30ih, and for lands north of the Rangitata (inoluding pastoral lands m the Midland area) at Ohristohurch on the following Pueßd&y. As there are no legal reasons ' for dealing with the land 12 months before the expiry of the existing leases, It has been considered advisable to hpld the sales on dates named, so an to give axgple time for the distribution of pla.ns and Inspection by Intending buyers.' About SUO.OOO acres will not be re leased, being reserved for purposes of settlement, and neatly 40,000 acres additional will be leased eubjeoMo resumption when required for settlement. ,
The Hodb Meaara Fergna and Stevene leave for the Ifarsh. to-morrow to Inapsot the railway route north of Auckland. Levy'a (olofchler) ahop. In Wlllln street, was gutted by fire. The stock fg Insured In the Fhosalz for £800, bqt the lusuranoe on the ship h unknown. Invbroahgill March 25, Professor Blaok, who returned to-day from Tasmania, says tha,t he inspected most of the tin fields there, and la of opinion that with the exception of Mount Blrohoff, they have nothing there to eqaal the Pegasus dlsoovery He hits brought with him four experienced miners, The weather baa reoentlv baen broken and old. To-day ve»y heavy rain fell, and harvaat work (a at Tf stand still, and there Is ■till a good deal to do.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 26 March 1889
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