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Auckland, Jaly 17.
A trial firing of the Maxim machine gan, under the direction of M» jir-General Strange, was held to-day, at Cheltenham beach, North Shore, with great auooeas
The judgment of the Supreme Court m the »otion, New Z jaland Loan and Mercantile Company v Firth, has not been aatUfiad, and the property knowa as the Eight Hoars' Rolller Mill and machinery and gear are to be sold by aaotton on the 29; b (ntt. .* : , • , It hai transpired that $ <ba of the Right Hon. A. J, B*lfoar, Chief Seoretary for Iceland, arrived la AaokUnd aboafc a fortnigbt ago, and after a abort stay returned Homo by the Muripoaa, via San Frnnolioo, as quietly as he came. Mr Balfour'o vlait U natd to have no political agufioanoe. The Victoria losaranoe Company gave a guarantee to tho Thamei Borough U mooll for Dean'a Integrity, As yet however*, they have received notice that defalcations to the extent of only £84 have been discovered, It Is stated chat the defalo&tlona are not all agtlnst the Barough Oounotll, bat that other institution! for which Dean aoted na tieasurer have also Buffered.
A mezzotint engraving, by the famous penman and art'at, Oaas. H ise, of Galdo'e palutlng of "The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin," was hung m the Auckland Art Gallery to-day, having been 1 placed there on loan by Mr W. F. Hay. The original painting is m the Dqsieldorf Gallery and is valued at £.39,000, The plate now m the Anoklaiid Gallery "Is believed to be the only one south of the line.
By the i.s, Daplelx there ire en route to Lytteltoa a paro-bted ahorthorn ball and alx rams, one Lelooßter and five Soatbdowns, which were bought In England for Mr John Deans, of Canterbury, and are now on tbe way to bin station.
Feilding, July 17. The loqnest on the attempted fire at Manchester douse was concluded yesterday. A verdiot of arson was returned •gainst some persons nnknown.
Kelson, JoJy 17, George White, late Superintendent of the Nelson Lunatic Asylum, baa bees committed foi trial on three charges of embezzling money received by him for the maintenance of patients.
Ohbistohuboh, July 17. A meeting of leading Irish oltlzans to-day elected a oomralttee for tbe purpose of reoslvlog the Irish delegates on their arrival.
Dunbdikt, July 17. A rush, on a email scale, has set m to Morrison's Farm, 5 miles from Lawrence. Proepeotora are earning 16a a day, stripping does not exoeed 2s 6d. The gold fa found m the wash overlying cement, which is similar to the Blue Spur.
Between thirty and forty designs from neatly all parts of the oolony have been received for the Exhibition certificates. Thete are exactly 1000 shareholders m the Exhibition Company, Tbe Anokland OommUtee has applied for sixteen bays.
Inveroargill Jaly 17. Jo Sewle, » Qaiuaman, was ob»rge4 at Biverton to-day wlfch rape on a halfdred Chinese girl, six yean old, at Bound Hill. Aoonsed was remanded and admitted to ball.
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