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[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] «iwi»pii. s Wellington, August 27, Arrived, Waihora, from Newcastle, with coals, Bishop Neville is a passenger, The Union Company's steamer Rotokino, with 3000 tons of coal, arrived at 10 o'clock this morning. Oheistchurch, August 28. The charge of perjury against L. Harper, J. T. Ford, and A. M. Ollivier, by H. C. Young, was called on to-day. Mr Young declined to go on further than examining ! witnesses from a distance unless the Bench promised a remand for eight days. The Bench declined, an# dismissed all the informations. Duneoin, August 28. , The charge against Jan Simson, Mayor of Gore, was dismissed. !l»;viiU'«ul. The Milburn Lime Company have declared a 7k per cent, dividend.'

Mails for- the Australian Colonies, via Brisbane, close at Lyttelfcon at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 30th inst., per Colac. The " Prohibitionist," a temperance paper published at Sydenham, aims at the entire suppression of the liquor traffic in that Borough, and hopes to be able to bring this about within twelve months, thus making Sydenham a model borough. A phenomenon is reported from Toth. Aradaez, in Hungary, where an aerolite o SO 1b weight is said to have fallen with such force that it opened a spring of water in the earth. As the neighbourhood was badly supplied with water the inhabitants are talking of the occurance as Providential. The aerolite has been bought for £200 by an Anglo-Australian, who happened to be the guest of Count Harnoncourt, whose seat is near Toth-Ardacz. The Rev Mr Ellis, of Christchm-ch, hea** of the Orange Order for the Middle Island, has received a letter from Lord Erne, covering an acknowledgement of the receipt py Her Majesty the Queen of the Orange address adopted at a special meeting in July 1 SSL The acknowledgement states that " Her Majesty was pleased to receive this address very graciously, and Lord Knutsford is commanded to convey to you the expression of Her Majesty's gratification at the sentiments of loyal attachment which it contains." 'Mr John Hope, writer to the Signet, Edin burgh, a well-known and eccentric citizen, has attracted considerable attention by a curious disposition of the large sum of about £85,000. The amount is vestsd in five trustees for the purposes of a propaganda in favour of teetotalism and Puritanism. For advancing the cause of total abstinence at home and abroad " not less than £1000, and nob more than £1500 a year, has been set aside. The remainder of the annual income is to be expended " in arousing the people of Scotland, England, and Ireland, or of the whole United Kingdom, or of other lands, to a sense of the dangerous, pernicious, and evil influences and operations of khe Church of Rome." A peculiar action for damages for breach of promise of marriage was heard at Melbourne recently. The plaintiiF was Annie Graham, lately barmaid at the Globe Hotel, Swanston street, and the defendant John Northcote, of Clifton ■Hill. According to the plaintiff's evidence, the defendant, under the name of Richards, introduced himself to' her at the hotel, and after a short acquaintance promised to marry her. Letters, photographs, and presents passed, and the}' were regarded as an engaged couple by the plaintiffs relatives and friends. The acquaintence began in September, 18S9, but in March this year it was discovered that the defendant's real name was Nothcote, and that he already had a wife and family at Clifton Hill. The defendant denied any promise to marry, and urged that even if a promise had been made the plaintiff knew at the time that he was already married. The plaintiff is twenty-four years of age, and the defendant, from his appearance, is about six or eight years her senior. The plaintiff was awarded £50 damages.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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