(hbk rasas association.)
Auckland, Aug nit 12 The iteamer Centennial, for Sydney, took shelter from heavy weather until etrly this morning, when she resumed ber voyage. The Zealandla, which was dne from Sydney yesterday, only arrived this afternoon.
The body of Gent Ormond, the mining bnihman, cat been found at Talru, where he was drowned.
Two hundred acres of land m the Baglan district have been pnrohaied by two yignerons from southern France, They intend to commence grape growing and wine making.
A consignment of 112 bales of flix was shipped to America to-day by the Zealand™. A portion of the shipment wu from Wellington and Ploton, and the remainder from Auckland.
A gum digger n»med Jbb Johnston was fonod dead m bed at Ktukapakapa on Saturday. Deceased wbb addicted to
A man named Charles Beokrnan, a pvsenger by the Waihcra, was ai rested when that vessel arrived to-day. Be is charged with fraudulent bankruptcy near Wellington. The som of £283 was found m the possession of prisoner and his wife. Napxbr, August 12.
-J: P. Bslle, formerly captain of the aobooner Frank Gay, who had retired from the seafaring line with a competence, committed suicide by shooting himself jttfc • writer. ?b« deed w« done lut
night, but living by blmsa f U wad only discovered this afternoon. He ha 3 he-^n Boffjflng from low spirit*. Oa a !»Ma » letter was fenad saying that ho preferred going to hell then to where rioting howling Salvationists were to bo f und, and he did not dread tha fume.
Xvklson, Auguot 12
This afternoon thu body of J.m?? Thomas, one of th-< men dr w rd by the boat ica'dent yeei rd:'j m din-, -*a« fonnd on tbo e'nls nt-*r M.- O 1 * property, and Ist".? on the body ••! H yxju* was also fourH nar f'"*o o m ■ ep->' Tbomos* srlfo ha* bi en paralysed vr \» art, and Raync-s' widow snJ ;hto oMdrei, a?a qui'-o unprovided for. An S.q;ost it to bo held Ko morrow *ft,-r-KOo--i.
BekfiOn, Auguit i 2
Thero was gre&t exc^unvot m lh« share market on Sv.iudty laet uv< r she- spurt m Roward eha'es. A g.n:l;'ati 6,-s'- got »fnd of the find In ihe iui •*?, and wore ible to buy 12.000 or 14 000 nh«re< ft 10 ! o 1«, Bubreqaantiy nailing oat up fn 3 mtktog a big haul Since than tbo fh ire* havo dtc!!n?d to 2i. Matters tr? quietei o-day, but a big busings Is s<i!l dome. HocrriKA., August 12.
A densely orowd*d public meeting wao held to-night to protoat agalmt the pro posais of the Government about the Hokitika Grey Railway. It wbi dcolded to ask the Government If they will hand ovr the lino and the money allocated to the recldoots of the districts oonoerned. who will fiad the balance rtqnired to complete, or if the Government will invite tenders for the immediate oorapletlon, the balance of the money rsqulrid being lowed at 6 per cent. It is stnt. d tha: either oon'Be oould be oarrled. into i ff c 1 locally. It' was also resolved to send a deputation to Wellington to interview the Government on tlio subject.
The long drought h^s bcokeu and there was ran to-day, but not np«r!y enongh Many slotaes have been idle for two months, at » great loan to the district. Christohuboh, August 12
Tbe Bslf«st freiz'ng works, re-ereoled since the fire, will be opened on Thursday.
The Ghrlstchurch acnual horse paradi wl'l be held on September 28. Brood mares will be admitted eubpot to conditions to be prepared. The annns^ gathering of the Canterbury Teomsnry Oivatry is to be held on the new show grounds on the eecond week m Ootober.
Bpeclal pr'zjß will bo offered at thl? year's show for the b r st gorsa cuttar.
There are already 500 entries made for the forthcoming volume cf the Herd Book.
Timabtj, August 12. An inquest wis held this a c ternooo touching the death of H. W. Gbampney. A rumor got abroad that death ie->uited from poisoning, but the medical evidence showed that deceased Buffered from spina! disease, resulting from a fall from a horse four years ago. The caso w*s a bad one of spinal disease, and oce of tt a symptoms was sickness, the frequer oy of which gave rise to the rumor of poisoning. Vordici, "Death from natu-al causes ."
Dunidin, Acujnat 12
The Parakinu! tuonel o i ths Northern Itno, contracted to avoid tho dargenur place on tho c'lSb whera a number of slip? took pace last winter, was pfe.cd luet week, and fa erpeoted io be rotdy for tr ffia In six weeks.
At » meeting of the Maoof cv era' Aseooiaiion a Committee wan appointee to confer with the Giamber of Commerce on the subject of the Interoolouial Freetrada Conference to ba held during the ExhlbittoD.
InTXBGABOtLL, 4-ugust 12. Prirolpal Rimy, who arrived to-day from Melbourne, is be'ng entertained by representatives of the Presbyterian Oturo!' to night, and lectures to-morrow night.
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