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[ [-EBB PBBSS AOBNCX.I WEMiINQTOS; August 5. , A aharp shock: of earthquake :wti felt . this .morning at fourteen minutes to eight. !It was preaeded by a rambling', then; there j was a quivering eensation, and immediately ! afterward* ocourred"a eKarp shook. U-; : .,— ■ ;. . TI&IABF, August 5. '«* ' .'; Several of the friends of Mr Wakefield, member for Geraldino, hare just obnansenced ;a caKTaes of Ximsru on his behalf. ifr Hay Hurst, a local man, will stand for Geraldine. IMr Turnbull Trill also atand for Timaru. i '• of the mieging men, on the Eolleiby Station, hare been dug up dead. i.. -, .._ DUNBDINi Angu»t 5. |j At Fairfax, Alice Grores, & child iixteen months old, died through a piece of bread sticking in her throat. . Oummock'e sentence has oreated general iastonishment, as from the' Judge's opening, it waa thoaght that he would charge in the iprisioner's fator, whereas he was strongly against him. ' 7 / ; Hessre Moeely and Dyer are candidates for |Brobe. r: ' : •-"'■ ■ '■' ' :: - ''. ' ';.'.
• [Press Special Wire.] ; AUCKLAND, August 5. I The Energy, fromLevuka, .brings Fiji jnews :— : A" disturbance had oeourred amongst the natives at N»Uwa Bay, on the question of the right to plant. One man was killed and another seriously injured. During a crioiefc -match at; Ovalau, : player" ""Kit" another on the face with a bat, probably disfiguring him for life. A Native fasu been eentenc'ed to eight years for an attempt to murder, another Islander. The diaturbancea at Natewa Bay amonget tke cativee arose through the chief of one town directing his followers. to plant' taro en lanot belonging to another town. The party felt,themselves aggrieved to : pull u^: the taro plantation, and while doing co were attacked by their epponente. Asext pf freefight ensued, and-one was killed-by blows from a club, and another eerioualy injured.' This cHefs of the two towns appear to be more to blame : than their - follower!, r Trho their orders., All parties concerned in the fray have been taken into custody/and no doubt those most deserving will receive punishment. Eumonrs having reached Fiji thatthj schoonei . Black Hawk has been re? moving'natives from one island :to another without proper authority, a Odinmiesioner hai been despatched by the acting High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, to iaguire into the-matter. The Blaok Hawk is a wellknown trader. ' '-' ." :*
NAPEEB, August s.:■;■; Mr Bees is not on the Napier 8011, though a ratepayer. It ie stated that his name was struck of£ by the reviling officer, bat thai is net at all likely. ..,.■,...-.■.; : A project has been mooted to construct a rifltrajr line from Napier to Wallingford, branching from Napier-Kopua line to Hastings. It would be about fifty miles in length, and .would cost something Uke £25,000. It is proposed to ask the Government .to provide the capital out of loan, and rate property owners for the interest.. It would open loine. magnificent country, and increase the value of a large area of Government lend. ..-'-• • ' ; WELLINGTON, Augusts. Tho Lyttelton. Harbor Board steam tug will probably come off the patent slip tomorrow morning. She will be taken alongside tie breastwork jnear the Government buildings, and it will be seen what the tug could dcTin the way of throwing water by means of her steam fire engine. She expected to be able to throw a strong jet of water over the Government Buildings. . The Government will shortly send, another body of constabulary to further strengthen fche military posts on the West Coast. In fact there are more Constabulary now at Mount Cook than there ie sleeping accommodation for. Another building for stores and war material will also be .erected at some point on the disturbed land aot yet determined on.
WANGAISTn, August 5. Sir W. Pox ie announced to stand for Wanganui. Ifc is thought he and Mr Bryce are aure of being returned. Mr Ballanoe baa arrived, but nothing has transpired aa to his intentions.
TIMABIT, August 5. ; A very strong movement is on foot here to get Mr Wakefield to stand for Tiroaruin opposition to Mr TarnbulL A man named Stevens, ■while under the influence of drink, created a great sensation in the Western suburb to-day by assaulting a number of v. omen, entering houses and demanding rent. He was subsequently arrested. Hitherto he has been a very quiet, hardworking boatman, and it is supposed his brain is affected. : .;
: DtOOIDIJir, August 5. Jnetice* Johnston and Williams mil Bit in banco to-morrow. Six cases are set down, for hearing. .;:..'■•■•■■■ • .■ ■.■.:..;.■-•■•><••-.-•-•■ One hundred and forty-one applications from Oiag- have beeft received to date for space to exhibit at the 8/dney Eahibitiejk.
The ship Nap'er bring! 271 immigronte, who will be open for «>«*eW^** e »"* o E* l ThestretU of the city with unemployed workmen, tt«l th great deal of dietren. the txxSt&nxs are net dftiSonefe(i»»e. ? Ob|6cto« to Lamff 9 nb W«e he«4by Mif'Watt *6 Port CSluliaeri to-day. Tnree ebJMSioBe oufe were *u»taine4. An sit •* 111 **' mOrr<>l!r '-. BSrTERCAE&J|iE!. AngiaSS. A moetinr of abdut tvraaty of the •upporffcrs of the present &oierno4*nt m beld this ereniag at Johnson's JTotel, to oonnder the political situation and decide upon a candidate to be brought forward at the coming election, Mr P. T. Finn, solicitor, in the chair. After discussion, Mr Feldwick, the present member, '£'DPoffii£e3'to K>car<»-Hie-Tetnrg.
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