[PIR PBBSS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland. April 5 . Dc Intshley has reoaived offiolal intimatloa of the conferring apon him by the Lelpslo University of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts. Mr H. Brown, German Consul at Auckland, has written him a letter, congratulating him on gaining this honor. Mr Parker, of Canada, dollvored an Interesting address on Imperial federation at the Now Zealand Insurance Buildings to-day. He explained the prinoiplea and objeots of the Federation League, and urged the desirableness of a onion of the Anglo-Soxon raoe. Wanoanui, April 5. A boy, four years eld, wandered onto the railway line this evening. Ho was knocked down by the cow-oatcher of the engine of tha evening train, but fortunately was not run over. Hte aknll was fraotcred, and hoia internally Injured, but may nltlmately reoover. Wellington, April 5. The report of the Commissioners on the ohargos brought against Judge Rawson has not yet been roluroed from the , aoting Governor who is In Napier, but It is understood It goes m (ha direction of completely exonerating the Judge. A greengtocor named T, I, Lee and his assistant Ah Daal were oharged to-day with allowing fan tan to bo played, They were fined £10 and £5 respectively. The petition to Pjrlla.nent drawn np by the Wellington Graduates' Aneoolntlon, praying for the establishment of a University College m Wellington, and euggestlng that the Ministerial residence and grounds m Tinakori read should be set aßldo as an endowment, has aleady received ooveral hundred denatures. The oontrm tor who is now at work on the last Eooioa of the Te Arc reolamatlor. has sent In a olalm to the City Council for extra paymont, on the groand that much of the additional vr&k has bean Involved by defects In the specification. A greater depth of mud has been found than expected, and the concrete faolng of thq wall was muoh more expensive In consequence. The Council have dtieided to obtain a report from Mr Longhrey, ex-Olty Engineer, on tho sub j sot, WEBTPORT, April 5The Cape Foulwind lock-out labor difficulty ia now pnotlca'.ly settled The contractors agree to tako on men who were looked out at the old rate of wages, 9j a day. The tlrao system Is to be abolished, and Union men m the future are to have the preference i^overoment agrae to allow contractors to Increase the output of stone. The men resume work m Mon. day. Timaru, April 5. At the R.M. Court to-day the prosecution In the c»se Beswfck v Birrell wee withdrawn. The acou*ed is RcoonntanJ to the prosecutor who is Deputy Assignee m Bankruptcy and waa oharged with the larceny of property of his employor. At the firct of several adjournments It was stated that the defalcations wero expeoted to amount to about £500, To-day counsel for the prosecution seated that further investigations had been made and an explanation had been made by defendant's counsel which sooounted for the amount mentioned m the charge or at ail events removed the case from the orlrainal category. In the cd »e of breach of Section 1Q of iho Stimp Duties Aot against tho 8,0. Refrigerating Company In taking Into acoount with a olieot the amount of premium of Insuranco not represented by the ■tamped policy of the colony, his Worship found the oare proved and Inflated the fixed penalty *of £200 Notice of appeal was given W. Francis, waiter atjtheOlab hotel, has boon committed for dial on the charge of larceny of a pocket book containing a £20 nofp and papers. It appears that ho picked up the fpoket book In the street, had a bottle of ohampagno on the strength of his find and next day endeavored to phange the note. Ouristohuroh, April 5. The criminal sluing ooroluded this evontog, when John Carter, Arthur Harr'son and Thomas Dinard wero found guilty of oooßpirlng to falsely accuse John ""-- * cook, of obtaining £25 by false pr°ZoV.»t M^T ."* "*"> "••«»* to two years hard labor each, Iv consequenco of the dissatisfaction of the various Acclimatisation Societies with the action of Government m altering the 1 daie^ of the opening of the Bhootlng i season a apeolal meetin X of tho Canterbury Soolety Is to be held to oonslder the adv sablenea* of holding a conference of all Aoolimatisation SooletieH In the oolony before next session of Porllament for BUggeatlng alteration* In the Animate Protection Aot and other mittera con-' neoted with ftoollmntlaatlon, '
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