[PBB PBESB ASSOCIATION.] Auckland,. September 12 At a meeting of A. Laybournr'a 'creditors to>d»y, a long report, made by Me Arthur Hassell, waa read. It stated that his examination of the books m the estate showed that some of the entrlen were of a questionable character. It was also evident that the debtor was insolvent at the end of April, 1883. A glri named Barbara Waloh, eleven years of age, b»o been accidentally drowned m the Mangitaagl river, near Mercer. Woodvillb, September 12. At the inquest on the body of CaptaiD Bryant' a verdiot of death from natural caaßes was returned. The deceased only recently came from Sydney, and vu a high authority on mining m tae Australian oolonieß. ' ! Wellington, September 12 The steamer Whampoa, which leaves here f>r Hong Kong on Monday, takes 150 Chinese, only a fow of whom are expected to return. The Whampoa also takes 1700 tons of Westport ooal. The resignation of Lieut. Lodder, of *he New Zaalancl Torpedo Corps, is gazetted. The arrivals In the colony during Au gout were 943, and the departures 1248. Of the latter 787 were to New South Wales and 273 to Victoria. Now South Wales Is also credited with 340 of the arrivals and Victoria with 170. Timabu, September 12. The football match this afturnoon between the Oamarn Athletic Olub and the Titnaru Olub roßulted m a vlolory for the visitors by 3 points to love. No Boore respited m the first Bpell, but early m the second spell Johnson got tbe ball from out of the thiok of tbe scram, right m front of the Timarn goal, and smartly kicked it over, thus winning the game fer his side. The ground was terribly wet, but tho gamo fast Ihroughout. Dunedin, September 12. At % meeting of tho Exhibition Commissioners, tho President reported that he believed over} t ing would he m order by the oponitg day. The buildings were dow being dosed <n, and this would be oomp'eed by B»turday. For the opening ceremony 1250 Invitations have been issued. New South Wales had already commenced fibbing ag her Court, large nnmheti of exhibits have already arrived, and Viotoria would oommenoe fitting up In a fow dr.ye, Mestra Forbes (Curator of tbe Ohrlstohurch Maaeam) and Canningham (South Canterbury) were appointed Commissioners.
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