(PSB FBESS 48SOOIATIOH.) Auoklakd, April 29. A young man named W. Mead, wblle oat shooting with others at Mauigakaramea, on Saturday, was accidentally shot by s oumpanlon and died a few hours afterwards, On the last voyage of tho Alameda from Auokland to San Franplsoo a passenger named W. A. Darlaojc, from Sydney, fell overboard on April 3rd and was drowned. Wellington. April 29. At a meeting to-night of looal bodies and friendly sooletles, In regard to the reception of Lord Onslow, It was deoldad that the Mayor be requested to proolnim a public holiday on Thursday from 12 o'ulook noon, and that addresses of welcome be presented after the swearingin oetemony. Some disagreement which has arisen between the fishermen of Qharlu, and the wholesale purphasers In the city of the fruits of their Industry, has resulted In the former going on strike, and refusing to supply fish for the Wellington market. The' matters In dlspu'ce, It aeeoas, are purely commercial, the fishermen baring deolioed to supply large alz^d Qih for the market at the same price as hitherto. A mounted constable will be sent ont tP*mprrow to prevent any disturbance. What appears to have been a deliberate attempt to burn down the workshops of ""-""tau.<Af«oawato Railway Oomthtt\ve»»^. --•terday rooming, pany was f rustrateu *. l nfc£ L The night watchman noticed a giaru " vuv building and broke open the door. He found that a well saturated kerosene oase, packed with shavings and chips of wood, had been placed against the wall of the building, and when discovered the wall of the shop was just beginning to Ignite, as It was much oharred and the handles of a number of tools whloh were standing against It were burnt; Had the fire obtained a greater hold nothing short of a miracle could have saved the building. Ohbibtohuroh, April 29. It Is said that a petition Is being prepared for presentation to the Minister for Justice In order to obtain the dinoharge of Dlnard and Carter, who with another man named Harrison, were convicted at lust session of the Supreme Ooutt of oonnplrlng to aoouse John Godfrey Cook of obtaining money by false pretenoas at Kaikoura. It Is said that Harrison has made a statement that be himself stole tho money, whloh Cook was falsely said to have obtained, and afterwards fabricated a story m order to aocount for the deficiency, and that tbe men who were oonvioted with him had no hand m the matter. Timartj, April 29. The finding In the harbor of a kitten given him to take o a board ship leaves no doubt that tbe second mate of the Klnolure, who was reported missing on Saturday evening, bas been druwned,
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