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[rJHt PRESS ASSOCIATION.]' Wreck, nt tUe WamttitiV \ Auckland, October 22. Arrived': Steamer Richmond from the Islands. She brings ifitelli^nce of the fate of the missing .'.Chilian 1' brigantine Nautilus, Oaptain RoWt, Owens, owned by Captain V. jconsiirned by Donald and Edenbqrough'to "'Auckland with pearl shells on ' hoard. She., left Man<;arewa on, 25th of J.une, las* for Huaheina with a c'»rgo',of,oratfg*s;.fcnd on the 26fcli sprang a. leak whicVcould not be stopped. On the 27th June she.suddenly struck the Island Hereheretui, and became a total wreck, having' drifted broadside on to the. reef.." Captain Owens attributes the loss of the vessel either to the chronometer being out or the strong current. Everything was lost. AH hands iranaged, to reach the shore i&fely. Captain Owens and ' crew Vere 1 then 74 days On Herehoretur,. and lived wholly on cocoanut's and fish. On .September 9th ftie schooner Ina called at the Island and took the ship-wrecked crew to Anana and thence another vessel conveyed them to Tahiti. 2Yatlv« Troubled. During the last few days there have been rumors of a new fanatical fad originated by a native named Mahuki, with respect to which some trouble is expected on account of the large influence lent to the movement by such chiefs as Rfwi and others. Mahuki jsome years ago, |with 40 followers, attacked Messrs.; Hursthouse and Newscme, surveyors, and 'subjected them to some pcuel. atrocities and indignities/ He then led hi* followers t* the invasion" of the township' Alexandra. The}' reckoned without their host, however,,, on this * adventure, for P the. Armed Constabulary,, under' Captain Gascoyne, stationed at Alexandra, not only pi-e----vented the attack,.' but Capture^ the attacking party, arid Mahuki and hisfriends were brought, prisoners to F Aiicßl*nd and tried before Mr Justice Gijlies. as. the ringleader, was sentenced 1 to a year's imprisonment, and the others to lesser terms.. He has now/invented a new religion, and set Tijtnself up as a prophet. His vagaries, m the neighborhood of Te Kuiti hate given a good deal of uneasiness to the settlers, and it is reported his audacity has reached the development that he has now token possession of some stores at Te Kuiti. Intelligence ' of these doings reached Mr Lewis, Under-Secrotary of Native Affairs, yesterday, arid he at once communicated with the Premier at Wellington, and instructions were received to quell the disturbance and arrest Mahuki. To carry out this order Captain Morrison and at' strong detachment pi' ; the permanent : force, arid Inspectb* Broham, with Constables Lamb, Coliiso, Dewes, O'Brien, Fenery, Russell, Clark, Dunn, McCoy, Matheson, and Detectives Kirby and Hughes-rwho will be joined at Huntley by a contingent under Inspector Emerson —-left at 1.10 a.m. forTe Kuiti by special train. Mr Lewis accompanies the expedition, which will be joined at Otoratanga by Mr Wilkinson, native agent, •'■, ; LaOSR. Muhiki has been arrested without resistance, and is now on his; way to Auckland. The Natives seemed surprised at the arrival of such an expedition. , New Plymouth, October 22. jThe Supreme Court assault case, wherein Arnold George was Charged with criminally assaulting an old Maori woman, broke down through the Maori woman contradicting herself m cross-examination. The Crown Prosecutor threw up the caie, and accused was discharged,.. Death of a* Crtrfcctcr.; Wellington; October 22. Mr Edward Dixon, formerly if cordial manufacturer and enthusiast m cricketing matters, died last night; aged-65 years. Jnunleliml Borrswtbs;. < The Petone Borough Council has decided to raise a. loan of £20,000 for drainage and water supply. ■■ t ;

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890