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TELEGRAPHIC.

MR BARTON'S CASE

I PORT CHALMERS, this day. ARRIVAL OF THE CLAUDE HAMILTON.

MINISTERIAL MOVEMENTS,

TATED,

BROWN'S BANQUET.

(From Our Oaa*u Correspondent)

GRAHAMSTOWN, this day. ACCIDENTS.

A little fellOAv, son of Mr Murphy, of the Karaka, bad his finger badly mutilated through picking a dynamite tube Avhich he found on the road from school.

. A little girl rasidiag at Tararu Avas severely burned yesterday through the ignition of her clothing. THE MAIL.—A GRIEVANCE.

Owing to the steamer arrangements the English mail cannot be distributed at the Thames until 40 hours after arrival in Auckland, i. c. until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. This is a dreadful delay. The Government ought to subsidise a boat under such circumstances, to bring down the mails. The her ds of the t\vo hapns at Omaha, are at loggerheads over a piece of land at the Springs, where Lipsey is erecting an hotel. The Tutuke's hapu state that Morgan has no claim or title to the land. Mr Superintendent Thompson, of the Auckland police district, arrived here yesterday on a A7isit of inspection in company with. tbe inspecting officer for the North Island district.

For the past few days three or four of the principal mines are suffering from a AA*aut of blasting powder, and compelled temporarily to reduce their staff of men ; but a supply haA'ing arrived from Auckland, they are enabled to resume full operations. Alburnia. —Owingtoa want of powder, the works in this mine have been much retarded. Operations Avere confined to the specimen leader and the east stope from No. 2 winze. The drive east on the Whau level is Avithin a feAV feet of the boundary. The reef is much improved, and strong colours of gold aer shewing. The reef in the winze in Dixon's section is 3_f feet thick. Sharemarket. —Moanatairi 6s 4d, Cure Gd, Kuranui Hill 9d.

DUNEDIN,'this day,

THE WHITAKEII-JONES LIBEL CASE.

Mr Rees has put in another plea about tAvo columns long, justifying everything. The CroAvn demurs to-morroAV.

COROMANDEL, this day.

LATEST MINING.

The Queen of the North obtained 104ozs from 12 tons.

Union Beach—Agood parcel of specimens was got yesterday and to-day. The quantity is not known, as the specimens were not Aveighed. More is expected. Kapanga.—Some remarkably rich stone, Avorth Bozs per lb., Avas shoAvn us yesterday. It Avas taken out before work Avas left off. The Manager expects work to be resumed in the course of a Aveek or tAvo.

Tokatea Tribute.—Nicholl and party are sending good stone to the battery. The election of a school committee took place yesterday, with the folloAving result : Glover 21, Harrison 18, Woollams 14, WoodAvard 10, Gibbs 8, Nager 7, and McDonald 7.

NAPIER, this day.

MARRIAGE OF MISS LEAF.

Mr W.. H. Reed, of the Thames, Avas tied in the connubial knot with Miss Leaf, the Auckland nightingale, this morning. They have gone to spend the honeymoon at Waipawa. A JEREMY DIDDLER. George Toop, a publican at Port Ahuriri, suddenly levanted last week, leaving a number of creditors to bewail his sudden departure. Twenty-five of his creditors met today, and represented £700 of unsecured liabilities. Dransfield and Co. are let in for £1,000, but a portion is secured by a bill of sale. The levanter is supposed to have left for Auckland, Avhere he last seen ; and is supposed to have gone to Sydney . The creditors Avill attempt tore-introduce him to Napier. Several dupes took bills at his request for fifties. The continued drought is being much felt in the country districts, OAving to the herbage being dried up. There are a large number of cases of dysentryin lower portion of the town, in the vicinity of the swamp ; and a large number of children have died within the last month

A resolution Avas passed to-day by the Harbour Board on a motion by Mr Ormond, guaranteeing to pay the expenses of Sir John Coode to inspect the harbour works. "WAKA MAORI" TO BE RESUSCI-

The prospectus of another Maori paper has been published at Gisborne. It is to be edited by Mr Grindell, late editor of the "Waka Maori." He proposes to £*ive it the old name. Shares Avorth £700 are already subscribed. Messrs Webb and Co., of Gisborne, have also issued an announcement of their intention to publish another Maori journal. Mr Moss, member for Parnell, arrived in Napier on Sunday. It is rumoured he Avill edit the " Wananga," which is to come out in another form and much improved. Mr Rees, on his return from Dunedin, proceeds again to Gisborne, Avhere he will open an office similar to the present so-called Republican Office in Napier.

DUNEDIN, this day.

The banquet to Mr J. C. Brown, at LaAvrence, last dight. Avas a great sucoess. Nearly 200 from all parts of the district were present. Sir George Grey was enthusiastically received. Minister leave for Oamaru to-morroAV.

THE LIBEL CASE. In the case of Jones, Mr Rees said he would put in one more plea, by which he^ would stand or fall. The case stands adjourned till Thursday, but is not likely to come on then, as a heavy Banco roll is to be proceeded with.

[PRESS agency.]

CHRISTCHURCH, this day.

A meeting of the members of the Bar is to be held to-day to hear Mr Barton's explanation re his committal to prison by the Judges. THE LICENSED VICTUALLERS.

At a meeting of the Licensed Victuallers' Association yesterday, a deputation Avas appointed to Avait upon Sir George Grey and lay certain grievances before him, among other things to ask that houses may have 12 o'clock licenses as in Otago and other places. They Avill be supported by the members for the city.

Arrived : The Claude Hamilton. She brings tAvo hundred passengers, and Cooper and Bailey's menagerie. She encountered very severe weather after leaving Adelaide, and had a succession of heavy gales right across.

WELLINGTON, this day.

Messrs Macandrew and Stout arrived by the Hinemoa this morning. Mr Stout will be SAvorn in a few days as Attorney-General. He has decided to give up his Dunedm practice, and reside permanently at Wellington. In addition to the other portfolios, Mr Macandrew will take Public Works.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Auckland Star, Volume IX, Issue 2486, 13 March 1878

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