(PEH PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Wanton Destruction: Wellington, May 13, When the men started to deal this lanterns hung od poets In readiness for the elpotrlo light, they foand that 47 oat of 115 had been smashed. A Narrow Escape. The Schooner Kauilwonn from O4inira to Qteymoath with general produce wm caught m a southerly gale on Friday and lost some of her spars. The Otptain took her Into Queen Ouarlotte Sound, but if the Waitapo had not hove m light and towed her out of danger she would J probably have bean lost as she had got within 70 feet of the rooks. The only thing that kept he- off was the tide* Football Mr Logan of Napier, novr on his way Home will arrange fixtures for a Neir Zealand footbaU team with the Rugby Union. No difficulty is found by the promoters m obtaining suitable men plenty of good players being available. The. present idea is to Bead Home 24 and arrange with some Englishman to pilot them about, so saving the expense of several dead heads, provided the requisite amount oan be guaranteed. The arrange menta will possibly be completed m a feir weeks. Heavy Weather. Timaru, May 18. There la a heavy sea swell cunning Into the roadstead to-day. Gambling At tbe R;M. Oourc to-day T, Morgan wan fined 20 j and costs for gambling m a publio place, viz., the bar of an hotel with dice, Aby stauder who gave the infor mat ion. saw him using a false die, and . when tbe prisoner was arrested the die was found m his pooket, all 4i 5j and 6s* For tbe defenoe it was argned that the bar of an hotel was not a publlo placa under the Gaming Aot, as » pabllo place aooord* ing to an Australian dlotam, means one open to the publio at all hours of the dajp t The Benoh over ruled this. Using Dynamite A number of persona charged with cuing dynamite to capture fish pleaded ignoranoe of tbe law and were fined fined Is each. The fish were sprats, of whloh there we large numbers now m the harbor. National Knsuran c Go. DuNßDixr, May 13. The National Insurance Co. has de« olared an interim dividend of 10 pec o Football. Dunedin beat TaierJ, 5 points to 3j Monteoillo beat Zingari, Biohmond,' points to 1 ; Ahlambra boat Onion, 9 points to 1 j High' Bohooy and Pirate^ drawn, eaoh sco-ing fr.
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