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Alleged »obl>«ry and Assaulr. New Plymouth, July 14. Win. Barnard, a well-known sporting man, and ovvner of the steeplechase mare Jenny, was charged at the Police Court this morning with entering a butcher's shop after dark, and stealing a leg of mutton, etc. On being arrested he knocked Constable Scully down, and ran away, but was afterwards captured by the constable. He was remanded till Monday, The Magistrate refused to allow accused out on bail. TT« Whitl I»«-e!iire«l JBanKroii*. At the District Court to-day, John Stitt, of Opunake, filea a petition asking that Te Whiti, the Parihaka Chief, should be declared a bankrupt. The bailiff proved that Te Whiti had no goods of his own, and other evidence was called to show that he refused to pay the amount of debts, judgment for which had been «iven against him. The order was granted, and Te Whiti declared a bankrupt. Attempted Suicide Marton, July 14. A remittance man, named W. Charley, attempted to cuh his throat with a table knife at the breakfast table at Hunlerville this morning, He inflicted a long but not deep gash " and bled freely. He was j brought to towu by a constable, and sent to Wanganui Hospital. TUn Sarah Pile. Auckland, July 14. The brigantine Sarah Pile has been floated off the rocks at Tairua.