AtrcKiAJTD, April 23. '■ M?B. J. Orefehton, who arrived by the : Mwlpoaa from Sydney, proceeds to Wel- : lington on Thursday to interview the GoTetament relative to the Frisco mail - proposals. Ho has aothing definitely •ranged with regard to the extension of the present contract. Alleged Idcendiarism. Mrs Browne has been arrested on suspicion of having turned a email cottage fit Onehunga to spite her buaband. Football. It is a fine day for the match between ■Foneko (Wellington), and the Graf ton (Auckland) football olubs. The weather U cloudy but the ground is dry and •psingy, The Mariposa. Sailed— Marlpoaa. She takes the following passengers from Auckland: &? *od Mre Brooiafield, Me and Mrs Dock«orth, Misßst Nelson, Oapt Molntyre, Mwars F. T. Fmlthsca, Hayman, MendelaobD, Thomaß and servant, STelaon, H«Mdge, TowneheDd, Wakefield, Ware, Poole, Garland, Atherton, Wood, Heine, ' Pilsiel, Jonee, 40 steerage. The Voluateera. The VolucteeEs only returned from the encampment at ten o'clock this morning. t They were waiting at the station it Hamilton 3 boors la the middle of the night for trains, exposed io occasional rain eqaalls, the reason being that the trains wsre engaged In town for the rseei, *nd eouid not be sent out. The feeling U very itrong. Gun Accident Txmabu, April 23. A yocng rasa named Qullman, a boot* maker, bed bie left hand badly shattered .by the barEting of ft gun, The gun bad besn dropped m the mud and the b&nel fend not been properly oteaned. A Kleptomaniac. Duhedin, April 23, At the City Court, Margaret Wilson, alias Stewart appeared on remand. The fctri'o father apceared making qalte a dlakreaiing appeal. He said the girl wanted for nothing at home, sad he waa afraid something v»b mentally wrong as »be would make no explwaation to the family. The dateoUves said tbat few of v the stolen articles were now mlsjdng. Her prtettoe ieema to have been taking the things from one place snd leaving them at another 1 Nothing had been pawned or made away with. Accused wai dli> charged with s caution her father entering "■ Into a small recognisance, Fatal Aenident. Mrs Tsggart, wife of a well known stable-keeper, left her home alone m a dog csrt, drawn by one horse at about half east 5 to drive to a place which Taggart bee tt Muaaelbargh . In Crawford street tbe horse bolted, turned into Manor place snd m doing co brought the wheel of the vehicle into contact with the kerbstone. S.ha sudden jerk threw Mis Taggart out fisdehe alighted on her head m front of the wheel which passed over her; She died shortly after being received into the boßpital and never having recovered con* Sgioturasss. Attempted Suicide. , Mrs Femb, a patient at the hospital, Jumped from the bathroom window on to the pavement below sustaining severe injaries to her head. Bly Grog Selling. Invkboabgill, April 23, : At the Police Court to-d«y Louis Eodgers was fiaed £10 each on two charges of e!y grog selling »t Pegnsua, Stewart Island, with costs £11 Hi. A Similar charge against Eila»beth Goodall at Half g»y ? Btewa?| Jslwd, wm
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