[PKR PEKSS ASSOCIATION.]
Auckland, September 20 A oonferonoa of the laymen of the Ohuroh of England m thla district, opened laat evening, was closed to night. The sobjeots dtaoussad during the oooferenoe were the pcorluoUl constitution of the Ohuroh, eooial reform, and Oburoh ftnanoe. Or OowiCf Anglican BUhop of the dlooese, presided.
Mastkrton, September 20, The Rev C. Andrews, waa fiaod £2 for a breaoh of the Rabbit Aot m reaped to loa Btat'pn.
W. Me'nteath was committed for trial on a charge of larceny as a bailee of a horso, saddle and bridle, value £20 the property of W, Neill, m December last.
Wellington, September 20
At the R.M . Court, Wm. Edwin Bannister, lateoierk |n the postal departmeit, wiib committed on two further oh&rgea of having defrauded the jftovurnmont by mean* of money ordars. Other charges against aooused were dismissed.
As tho efforts mado last evening to float, the Huia, which groanded id the Maniwatu river on Wednesday, were unBuooeaifu 1 , Oaptain Bendall, marine surveyor to tho Underwriters' Aaioclatlon, left foe the scene by tho afternoou train (n order to superintend the operations. He cok with him anohora, lnwg ra, and other ncocasary ge»r, Including pumps m owe of emergency.
Major Qadgoor, oimmiss'oaer of police, propseds to the Chatham Wands by the Government ititeaeaer Hinemo* this evening, m oonneo'lon \?tth tho yliplng cf vhi permanent att'Hiclry maa, ''on the Islands to assist the regular 'police.
At a mooting of the Stewards of the Wellington Racing Oiub thla evening, the programme for the next season was drawn up. The prlrp'pftl alteration la tho reduotiQ3 o? iha Wellington Oup from two wllefl to ft mile gncj a half, Mr J. O, -•.— nnuiakacl K&ndloapper for Jfcvltt was mu tl ** the Olub.
Wbsxpobt, September 20
Tho Mawbei'R from Manukaa and the Moa from 1 Wnngauul, both bound for Greyvnoutb, put In here for shelter this morning. The weather was ihowery and cold.
There was a heavy fall of enow on the ranges last night. The sea U very heavy.
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