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Auckland, feptemher 19 A oomot has been discovered at an elevation of a f«ew degrees above the northern horizon. It was thought to be the oomet seen at Now York on July 6th The Ta-awera t )ok about 600 tons of breadstuff, aud grain to Sydney. Thirty* throe bead of Hereford oattle, purchased for breeding purposes, were also shipped by tho verso. Two hundred oases of apples from Oilifcrnla by the M*r|poai» wore found to bo Infeoted by the oodiln moth. The Customs authorities therofore prohibited their landing hero, and the oases wore taken on to Sydney. Palmerston North, September 19. A man, named Leslie Ireland, waß drowned ln the Mtnawatu river, on Tuendtty, through theo.pafz ng of a punt. Tho deoeasod was twenty-four years of ago. He Is believed to be a native of Blenheim. The body has beenreoovored Itlsroportei that two fltxmllls, on the Oroua river, have been washed away by the fljods.
Wellinotok, September 19 Captain Saville, tba Governor's A'de de Oamp, who has beon laid up with a serious alttck of typhoid fever, is now almost convalescent. He loft for Nel?on to-day. Kome time back, oonsidorable excite* ment was oooaMooed at Carterton owing to the Budden disappearance of the child of ft'r Thompson, one of the residents. Several sooroh parfios wore out, but no tcuce ofthe body was seen until yesterdny, when it was found m a gully fi v. miles from whore the ohild was last seen alive. ! Decomposition was m an advanced stige, and the bead was severed from the trunk. An inquest will be held. About £6 ;0 has beon subscribed In aid of the relatives of those of the Pilot brew who were drowned af the Heads a few weeks baok. One-eighth gpis tQ Mrs Cojc, tbo wifa of ono of the orew, one eighth to the mother of another. £50 to the parents of tbe late Pilot, Bimms, and the balanoe, übout £ 400 is to be Invested for Mra Simms and her ohildren.
Oamaru, September 19. Mr T. W. Hislop addressed a meeting of the eleot'>rs hore to-night. There were about 1000 persons prrßent. Tbe speaker gave au exposition of the work done by the Government m the way of retrenchment and arable economy, and m promoting the settlement of the land, especially In small areas. The spec oh was well reoelved by the audienoe, and at its olose a vote |of tbauks and confidence In Mr Hislop was carried unanimously. | Dunbdin, Beptember 19. At tbe Polloj Oourt to-day W. A. "jTonng was fined £5 eaoh on two charges of uslog thu rails bf thg Tramway Oompany and haying a oonyeyar.pa with tho guage of i*ll Its wheels nearly oorrespondr ing with the guage of the tramway. Tbe costs In t^e cases oame to JB2 11a and £2 3j.^ A number of other charges were adjonmod for a month to Bee If the praotloe was. discontinued.
Invbroarqill, September 19. A man nsmed James Watson, apprehended the other d»y for the theft ef women's stockings from a clothes line, was found to bo carrying a qoantlty of female underclothing m a damp sate. Being brought up at the Police Oourt bis • counsel oubmlttod tbat Wateon had at one time saffered » sunstroke, and was not always rcspomlble for bis ao'lons. The Magistrate, however, rent him to gaol fcr two months, for tho theft of the stooklngs, .tho other artlolco not having been olaimed. On being Btrlppod at the gaol, it was found that Watson had under his own garments two (mbroldered oboralses, two bodlcefli and two pairs of women's drawers (calico and flannel), and a w.)man'. single* . The oonatable, who was' da'p.lohod to search tbo hut which the map'hnd ocoupltd at One Treo Point for two raonthe, found I a .rjrthor nnwtity pf women's underclothing. This appoara to bo a oase of monomania.
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