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AtroKLAHD, August 26. A society of artiets to be culled the Auckland Aoademy of Arts, has barn established, Mr L, J. Steele has been elected President fat. life, or bo long as he is resident within Ih? provlnoe. Mr B. Goad, who la conducing a temperance mission here under the auspices of tho New Zealand Alllanoe, has written to the Committee of Reoeption of the Irish Delegates, expressing his sympathy with the oauae of Home Kale. The veoalpts at Batarday'i foo ball mMch were £276. Ift er paying expenses, £200 will be divided among the Natives and the looal Union A oable message from Rev 0. EL Spnrgeon, London, aauounoes that the Rev W. Blioh, of Manoheator, has baen appointed pastor to the Auokland Bapttit Tabernacle. An aerial tramway one mile and a half long has been constructed at the Champion Mine, Te Aroha, Ab the Rev D. Bruce- Is nboufc to leave f> r Sydney, bis friends have decided to present him wl h a testimonial oa Saturday evening nex'. At a meeting held In oonneo lob with the tnniter, Mr J. Winks was appointed treasurer. The reoent se'zuro of the " Tauranga Scar" newspaper was mada the inbjjot of a claim for £50 de mages, brought by J. Bodell against Galbrelth, at Tauraogi* In the Reddent Magistrate's Court. Judgment was rt served. The strange disappearance of a young man named B. T. Bowdon Is reported from Drury. Bowden was m partnership with W. Oarrfok, as proprietor of a farm at Karakara, about nine miles from Drury, and lived on this property, on which was runnlog a number of cattle and sheep. It was his custom to ride Into the township for supplies, and he did bo on July 18>h last. Since that date he has not been seen. A search party la to be sent out. Bowden's partner lived at Nelson. News by tbe Whampoa, from Noumea, stated that on tbe night of the 20;h inst., three convicts eso^ped from the prison on the islands In Nonmoa harbor. No <r*oe could be found of them, and it fs believed they sefzsd a small craft, and set call for the Queensland coast. Waipawa, August 26. Wansted's Hotel and store, fourteen miles f *om hern, were burned down yeateiday. Tbe place caught fire from a closet, wh'cb It is supposed was set alight by a matob. Innnranoe — £000 In the Sontb British, £300 m the Union. The loss is heavy. Wellington, August 26 It Is understood that his Excellency the Governor will bo unable to accept the invitation of the Dunedln Exhibition Com. mtasloners to make a lengthened stay In Dunedln after tho opening of the Exhibition, as It has been determined t) make a trip to Aookland about that time so as to facilitate Lord Oranley'u zeoovery feem his Miners, Two hundred and fifty horses will be shipped to India from here on Saturday, Neison, August 26. An old settler, Mr Joseph White, died suddenly at midnight on Sunday. He was In excellent health till nine o'olook when he was striken with a paralytic stroke. Blknhbim, August 26. A new fire engine by Shand and Mason has jast boon ereotod and pat In working order. It Is fixed m Iho shed, and the mains run m dlffaront directions. The pumping power Is Is 100 horse power. It Is to be formally opened on September 4b. The Insurance rates are expected to full, or Insurers will oeaae to lmure, as tho now extinguishing power is Immensely greater In proportion than any In the colony, Gbeymouth, August 26 Joseph Taylor, who has lately been getting a considerable amount of gold m a dredging claim on tbo North Beach, on Thursday cleared away a piece of ground for fixing bis oafaraot pump, which arrived a few days ago. His grab waa working seven hours, and the return was forty ounces of amalgam, nearly half gold. The rotutn was enough to pay a month's expenses. The ground had boon passed by diggers m the old days, and it is supposed that a good deal of ground like it is oovcred up with headings. Timartx, Auguet 26. Edwin Henry Lrngh, Town Olerk, on Saturday completed twenty-one years of sot vice m that capacity, and at the Ooucoll maetlng 10-n'ght the Mayor, Me Robb, mentioned tbo f*ot, adding a warm eulogy of thslr ohlef eseoutive officer. He also statod tint during his long term of cflbe Mr Lough had never had a holiday, and suggested that it was about time the? gava him one. la replying the Town Clerk said the town bad grown In his time from 260 to over 800 houses, »nd the revenue from £600 to £$00Q per annum, Dunedin, August 26. Tho Young Women's Christian Association aro about starting a coffee shelter for cabmen, carters, tramway employees, etc, where tea and Ot fde will be supplied at reasonable prises. Information has been rrolved that the Victorian and Soath Australian Rtlliray Oommltslonora havo mir'o arrangements to run Exhibltlou exooralon tralos from Adelaide to Melbourne, to connect with tho U.B.S. Company's steamer*, afc a return faro of £2 first olasn, nnd £1 5i second cl-Bj. Tho distance each way is uvor 600 m!lo9, Invbroargill, August 26 Matthew Crosir, a half oaste, living st the Bluff, waa committed for trial to-day for the theft of about fifiy yarda of Japaneßesiik from an hotel In town whore ho pnt op foe a night. The moat peculiar feature of tho o»so was that Mrs Oiouc;h'an t tbe owner if the Qtolon property, Bald aho had had it twenty-one yraro. a B ( .«iteraont »vh!cb was corroborated by an export, who laid tbe pattern was faßhicnablo about a qa&rter of a century ago.
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