(PSB FBBBB ASSOOIAriOV.) The Rowdy Volunteers. auoklanp, April 27. Two of tha naval corps held enqutrleb last night into the oharge made In connection with the recent encampment. Direct evidence from tho hotel at Mercer and tbe names of the offenders were given, A number of members of the two aurborban naval corps are seriously Implicated. The intention to hold an investigation Is approved by civilians and rolnnteen, bnt lt Is felt that it would be • fiasco If Colonel Shepherd holds tbe anqulry, as he was the officer Immediately In oharge of the volunteers at the time of the behavior complained of. The Awaroa Case. Gibbobnb, April 27. After several endeavors the owner and Jha new captain of the schooner Awaroa got on board the vessel without being allowed by Oapt Wing: The captain was arrested by the police during the afternoon. At the Police Court this morning George Wing, master of the schooner Awaroa, was charged with trespass and refusing to leave the schooner when requested to do so. Aa the Act provides for " wiful trespass " bnt the information read "unlawful trespass " the information was dismissed OO the teohnical defeot. Colonial Defence-We-x-ihgton, April 27. General Edwards, who 1b to icspeot the defenosa of tbe botanies, does so at the expense of tbe Imperial Government, New Zealand Is Included in the arrangement! The New Governor. Tha Governor will only be welcomed at the railway station on his arrival and taken at onee to the portico of Government buildings and there sworn In, after which his formal reception as Governor of New Zealand will follow. The WaipLro Murder. Tbe delay in carrying out the sentence of the law on the Waipiro murderer, has been earned by tha difficulty in procuring a hangman. A man has now been seoured for the purpose* He balls from this Island. Death of an Old Settler. Ohbibtchubch, April 27. Captain Militon, of Birohlll station, died to-day, aged 76. Thirty-one years ago he brought from Australia the steamer Ztogsr?, one of tbe first steamships trading on the New Zealand Coast. He afterwards was engaged In transporting troops during the Maori war. He settled In Canterbury in 1861. Football. Tbe Canterbury Rngby Union have deolded to approve of the suggestion that any football team going to England should go nnder the auspices cf tbe New Zealand Rugby Union. It was suggested that no team be sent this year. A Shower of Gift?. Timabu, April 27. Tbls evening Mr A. L. Halkett-Dawion, late rector of the high school, who goes to fill the chairs of English and Political Economy at Dunedin University was presented with a gold chain and stop watch by friends. Mr Mess Jonas, late Mayor, made the presentation, and at tbe gathering expressions of regret at Mr Dawson's leaving Timaru were given utterance to. Mr Dawson had previously been presented by bis pupils with a piece of plate ; by the " old boys " with a silver fairer t and by the staff with a signet ring | and last night by the Technical School (of wbioh he was originator and president for four years) with an Illuminated address.
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