(MB PBJSS ASSOCIATION.)
Avoklaxv, May 27.
T» L. White, whose eccentric ponduot during hia recent bankruptcy prooeedlnga - hat excited comment, is mUsing In a letter to Abbott, one of his oredltora, he ' states that sums of money borrowed prior : to hli bankruptcy have been squandered by him m "callous eelf indulgence." " . A teoent gold dlsoovery at Manaia* Ii ' declared by experienced miners to be one of the moat important made on the Thames g oldfisldi. A marked Inorease Is noticeable m the thermal action at Welotapu, Rotor ua. All th« springs and geysers are m fall play, | and shooting vast columns of steam high Op into the air. ; An inquiry is being held by Lieutenant Colonel Shepherd m respeot of tbe allegation that V Lieutenant of Volunteer* was ffc uniform when he reoently Hived a writ on Mr J.O. Firth, * ' A eomspondent of the "Herald 11 states that a large number- of Maoria passed Ihioogh Cambridge on Friday, on their way to attend a meeting to be held by Tawhlao. During their etay m the town atvaral of the Natives got drank, the . Kraft feeing that issues were enacted tbat were a disgrace to the piaoel Wblurotok, May 27. The City Rifles bad an extended trial *& Saturday with the Whitney emmonl. lion. The result vaa quite eattsfaetory axeept that a few cartridges would not it all the rifles. It waa itated freely on Saturday that the driilabed had a narrow esoape of being burned just before the Mayor's Ball, but the rumor waa publicly denied, fend ho more waa thought of h« This evening, however, the " Press" states on the authority of Fielder, who had the coo* ' tract for furnishing the Hal), that two of the oanrae ooveved eleotrlo light wires fused when the current was first turned on, and tbe canvas blazed up to a height of nreral feet, letting fire to one of the flags hanging from the roof. The current was at once turned ott, and a man ' -beat the flame out with hia hat, but the aaeape from a general -blsza op was a narrow one. Fielder at onoe took out an ' Interim fife polioy of £500. This aooldent will aooentoate the feeling of distrust ooouloned by engirding the town with a < network of wires for tbe eleottio light. -The Gnleher Company's representative -fees stated that every poialble precaution has been taken, and there can be no danger, but tbe telegraph authorities have -taken the precaution to affix to every telephone a short connection of thin wire. Should one of the Company's heavy wires break and transmit the ourrent to the - telephone circuit the Interposed eeotion will instantly fuse and out off tbe oonneottOU; Napier, May 27. This morning the earthquake was most severely felt at Hastings. One druggist brd many bottles smashed and *. large window split from top to bottom. Brick and stone buildings m Napier did not suffer any damrge whatever, but oonorete ornamental work was damaged. Nxw Plymouth, May 27. The Native Lands Court sitting, at Mokau hss passed Joshua Jones' title to the lease of Mokau. Abont 1000 acres were eat out of the lease, leaving about 30,000 acres m Jones' blook. BuxhxiHj May 27.
It is repotted here that two sheep on Blalrioh run have been killed by stoats or weasels. The bodies were found warm with the jugular vein open. Chbxstohuboh, May 27.
Tonight the officers of the old Slrst Canterbury Battalion presented Lteuten* antOolonel Tosswlll, their former commander, with the battalion loving cop, a prise instituted by him as a priaa to be shot for by the companies eomposlng the battalloO| but whioh his not been competed for sinoe the abolition of the bat* teHon.
Some Instances of breaking Into and Stealing at night, have ooourred here reoently. A few days ago the residence of the Bey W. Potter, Primitive Methodist v sinister, was entered and £14 stolen. Last night the shop of Andrews, pork feareher, was entered and a quantity of provisions and small change abstracted. The East Ohristohuroh schools, which were closed for sanitary Improvements m eonseqnenoe of the prevalence of diph* ftberia, were re- opened to-day. Dtnm>nr. May 27. . The aanual report of the Biblo Society oomplalneof want of support. The number of collectors has dwindled from 200 to 175.
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