English mail arrived. A man killed by a shark. S.s. Upolu arrived from Fiji. Terrible occurrence at Napier. Raid on a Chinese gambling den, Botomahana arrived from Sydney. Outward 'Frisco mail next Saturday: Twenty-six Chicamen arrested last night. Further trouble is feared ia Matabele* land.
A colonel dropped dead at Sydney while cycling. German warship Bussard arrived from Samoa.
Auckland Harbour Board meets to. morrow.
The Maori general elections took place on Saturday. Wettport coal export last week was 6,593 tons. Chinese "fan-tan" players at fche Police Court to-day. " The Messiah " at the Opera House to* morrow night. The Alfred Wood* dramatic season closed on Saturday night;. " The Potter-Belie*? season opens here on Boxing Night in " La Tosca." Wi Pere is expected to be elected for tha Eastern Maori electoral district. '■'■'~
The Auckland Industrial Exhibition will be opened oa Thursday afternoon.
The Ida won the principal yacht race at the Ponsonby Regatta on Saturday.
Yesterday was the anniversary of tho opening of the Qnehunga railway in 1873. Greymouth coal export last week waa 2,395 tons, and the timber export 253,062 feet.
Two hundred passengers arrived here from Sydney by the a.a. Eotomahana last evening. . Spaniards in the Philippines are nsiog the rack and the thumb screw for native prisoners. Forty-five of the Sultan's wives have been arrested in Constantinople, suspected of poisoning. A " remittance man" named Francis Albert Warner died suddenly yesterday in Vincent-street.
The crater of Te Mare, on Monnb Tongariro, is still active, ejecting steam, ashes, and smoke.
The West End Rowing Club won four rowing events at the Ponsonby Regatta on Saturday afternoon.
More Außtrians for the gnmfielde! About fifty arrived here from Sydney by the e.s. Botomahana last night.
The sbowars which fell yesterday did a great deal of good to gardens and orchards in the city and suburbs.
Mrs Brown-Potter and Mr Kyrle Bellew and Dramatic Company leave Sydney by the R.M.B. Monowai for Auckland 60-day. A couple of email open sailing boats capsized in tha harbour on Saturday afternoon, bub the crews were picked up safely. A large bush fire ia raging afe Waifcakauri, and ib is feared that a considerable quantity of firewood and sawn timber will bo burnt.
Captain M. Rasfcon, formerly ef the New Zsaland Shipping Co.'a barque Waimea, is at present on a visit to his relatives in Auckland.
The Stab monthly summary will be published on Wednesday this week. The outward mail will ba due io London on January 27th. Saturday last was the anniversary of iha arrival in Iv'ew Zealand of the Rev. Samuel Maraden, . the pioneer missionary to ths Maoris, in ISI4.
The box plan for tbe season of Mrs Potter and Mr Bellew opened to-day at Wildman and Lyell's, and a great number of seats were booked.
In our advertising columns will be found particulars of the Bank holidays during the Christmas season, as agreed on by the various Banks doing business in Auckland.
Two men named Robert Brown and Andrew Buchanan, who were in a sickly condition, have been removed to tha Hospital by the police for medical treat* meat.
English mails dated November 9 and November 13 respectively came to hand on Saturday afternoon by the s.e. Gairlocb from the South aad to-day by the 8.8. Rotomahana from Sydney.
Dr. Friedlaender, the German scientist, who has been visiting the Tongariro volcanoes, was to leave Taupo to-day for Auckland via Botoroa, by coach, probably visiting Orakeikocako on the way to Rotorua.
A fire at Waihi has destroyed a threeroomed cottage belonging to the Waibi G.M. Company, and occupied by George Fye, who works at the Company's battery. Nearly all the furniture was saved. Tbara was no insurance on the buildinp.
Dr. Friedlaender, a German scientist, has lately ascended Tongariro volcano, to ebudy the volcanic activity feherev" and took sketches and photographs of the eruption* of Te Mare and Ngauruhoa. He witnessed a brilliant midnight eruption of Te Mare on the 15th insfe.
The coming festivities have attracted to Auckland a large number of the ligbbfingered fraternity. Citizens, and especially ladies, should be careful bow they carry their' money and jewellery. The ordinary pocket ia a woman's drees is easily relieved of its contents by an expert thief, and a good deal of thi» work is dons wherever people are found crowded together both in the streets and in public buildings.
A" Useful -M»as Present— A dress of tha "champion black silk," absolutely gnaran* teed noc to wear shiny, cub or slip, 5a lid, 6b 6d, 7s 9d and 8s 6d per yard. Smith and Gaughey are sole agents for Auckland province for these celebrated eilks.—(Advt.)