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Auckland, April 6. The Wajtematit Naval Artillery Volun. teera propoae purchasing a trading sohponer of 30 or 40 tons, and to fit hqr out as a oculslog gunboat for their own ÜBS,
A young nun namsd Ernest Goldsborough has been arre3ted at Onebuoga on a charge of stopping the Onehnnga train at Te Pap* station without a oanse. The train had bean frequently stopped et this station by some person who held up a light as a signal, bat who ooald not be f jund when the train waa brought to a standstill. Eventually, however, Goldsborough was detected and arrested. There ia great dlasatißfaotlon here beoauae the volunteers will be m camp m the Waikato when Lord Oqb'.ow arrives, and, consequently, there will be no gu*rd of honor, Colonel Shepherd offers the aervloes of one Company ao a euard, The citiz3ns are angry. Me D. W. P. Moat, murnber for Rodney, teieprsphed to Government, that if they will not give Instructions for a full guard of honor he will arrange for a Masonic esoort. It 1» suggested that the volunteers should be sent down by train on Sunday evening. Overtures are now being made by the Major to the Thames Volunteers to come ap and form a guard of honor on Easter Monday.
Woodvillßj April 6, Mr Bussell, Captain of the Volunteer Corps, committed suicide by shooting himself m the Drill Hall this morning. The body has just been found. Mr Russell was lineman m the Telegraph ( ffioe, and had got into fioanc'al difficulties.
Wellington, April 6. On the Basin Reserve a number of residents fifty years old aud over engaged m a cricket match for the benefit of the Old Men's Home, About 1500 people were present, and an enjoyable afternoon was spent. The players wore tall bats and ribbon, much tbe same as the cricketers at Home many year* ago.
TihabUj April 6. _ At the Polios Court to-day, the prosecution of a constable, named Kenny, was commenced for v wilfully failing- to do his best to maintain order," when on duty on the night of March 18th. After some witnesses had given negative evidence, Inspeotor Thompson obtained a remand till next Wednesday for the production of the man who had made the original complaint, then withdrew it, and left town. It Is understood the. charge is that the constable entered an hotel m the small boura and took part m a disturbance. The licensee and other witnesses called denied that the cons' able was there, though the former had told the detective next day that he was. This statement, he now said, was untrue.
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