The sittings bf; tbe^Cotfet of Appeal were resumed this morning, before his Honour the Chief Justioe and Justices Johnston, Williams, and Gillies, when the case Begina v. Yowles was called on. The Attorney-General appeared for the Crown. The prisoner Vo wles, who had been convicted of embezzling money belonging to the Government Insurance Association, was unrepresented by counsel. The Attorney- General said this was a case reserved by his Honour the Chief Jnstioe at Wanganui. Tho points reserved were (1) that the prisoner was not employed in the Bervioe of her Majesty, and the moneys were not under the contiol of the Government; and (2) even if ho might be properly be said to have been in the service of the Government he had not been properly appointed. Counsel having concluded, the Court confirmed the conviction. The Crown case reserved, Regina v. Buckley, who had been indicted for unlawfully resisting a bailiff while executing a writ of replovin, was next taken. Tba question was whether the prisoner should have been indioted or dealt with for contempt. The Attorney. General appeared for the Crown, and Mr. Austin for the prisoner. Argnmont was proceeding when we went to proes. The following additional particulars respecting the late Henry Mooch may bo of interest to his many friends. Tho deceased gentleman was in oarly youth an Admiralty apprentice in the shipbuilding department of the naval yard at Portsmouth. After the completion of bis apprenticeship, he left England for New Zealand in her Majesty's ship Buffalo, calling at Adelaido, and arriving 26th December, 1830, with Governor Hindmarah and staff on board. He was omployed in that colony in ereoting the Governor's house and other Government buildings, and after a residence of some months he sailed for New Zealand (the original destination of tho Bhip) to load spars and other baulk kauri timber, himself and five other young shipwrights having been sent out for the purpose of choosing the timber for the use of the Royal Navy. After spending some months m New Zealand, the ship haying taken in her loading, she Bailed and arrived safoly in England. Mr. Meech then, in company with his wife, joined the first fleet of ships under the auspices of the New Zealand Company, and arrived in the Oriental about the 22nd January, 1839, since which time, and until a few years ago, he was engaged as & master shipwright in Wellington, and was known as a very Bkilful tradesman in that line of business. There was an unusually short Bitting of tho Hutt Court today. The clerk announced that two oases had been set down for hearing. One of them had been eottled out of Court, and the plaintiff in the other had not put in an appearance, consequently nothing could be done with it. The Court then adjourned. The Bench was occupied by Messrs J. S. Manning and W. A. Fitzherbert, Justices. An elderly man named Phillip Mulligan was atrested this morning on a. ohargo of having stolen 11s from the till in the Star Hotol. He was takon before Mr. C. C. Graham, J.P., at noon, and remanded until to-morrow. The accused is well known to the police. The authorities of the Lunatic Asylum have requested us to aoknewledge on their behalf the receipt of a largo number of illustrated papers for the use of tho patients from Mr. Massey, Adelaide-road. The first shipment of rough marble broken out from the Caswell Sound qnarry under the new management is expected to arrive in Wellington by the steamer Napier in about a fortnight from date. When the latest advices wera despatched from the Sound several large blooks of marble wcro ready for shipment, and the manager expected that by the time the Napier put in an appearance a full cargo would be prepared. The directors have received a report from Mr. Galbraith, an analytical chemist who has recently commenced business in Auckland, to the effect that he has made a careful analysis of the rrarble from Caswell Sound and finds it to be "a statuary marble of a high commeroial value." Samples of the marble, both in its rough and prepared state, are to be sent to tue New Zealand Exhibition. The beautiful sacred oantata, " Under the Palms," was presented at the Athonicum Hall last night to a very largo and appreciative audience. The stage was nicely deokod with flowers and greenery, and tho children presented a very pretty and interesting appearanoe. The chorus included, in addition to abont 40 children, a large number of adults, who did admirable service during the evening. The various numbors, both solos and ooncerted pieces, wore admirably rendered, and greatly appreciated by the audience. Muoh credit is due to the Bey. P. N. Hunter for the excellent manner in whioh the oantata was produced. We stated last night that Mr. R. T. Booth's tempsranoo mission services would be held in the Theatre Eoyal for eleven nights. It must not be inferred from this that the original period fixed for tho duration of the mission- 21 days— has been enrtailed. For the remaining ten days it is probable that tho services will be conducted in the Arcade, the Theatre being otherwise engaged. Mr. James Boston, jun., who has taken over the Gear Company's retail bnsinesß'in the Petone and Hutt districts, announces that he has made substantial reductions in the prioe of meat. Mr. Beston includes in his business the pnrohase of all kinds of stock and produce. Mr. J. C. Williamson, while in London, has, on behalf of his firm, purchased the colonial rights of Gilbert and Sullivan's latest and greatest success, " The Mikado" ; Mr. Goring Thomas's English grand opera, "' Esmeralda," whioh ia said to be a gem ; the new comic opera, "The lady of the Locket," now oreating a great sensation in London ; Wills and Herman's as yet unperformed poetical play, "Honi Soit"; H. Comyns Carr's dramatisation of " Dark Days " ; and a new play now being written by Mr. Henry Jones, one of tho authors of the " Silver King," and Mr. Wilson Barrett. The pieces named, however, are only a few of the most important of Mr. Williamson's many purchases. Efforts are being made in New Plymout to obtain direot steam communication with Sydney. Representations on the subject have been made to the Union Steamship Co , and there is some talk of tho Sydney stoamer calling at New Plymouth after leaving Wellington. The_ Taranaki Farmers' Co-operative Absooiation is a failure. At tho half-yearly meeting held on tho 2nd instant, the balancesheet showed a total deficit of £2430 14s 6d. This inoludes £726 14s 7d written off for depreciation of stock, and £336 5s lid losses on butter transactions. There is a general desire to wind up the company. An exobange revives a very good Btory, told in Punoh two or three years ago, illustrative of the difference between the volunteer and regular army services in England. The scene was supposed to be a volunteer camp at an Easter review, and in a tent were a private and his colonel lounging in free and easy attitudes. The private speaks — " You might give me a pipe of tobacco, old man." The colonel's dignity is affected, and he pompously replies, "If we were in the regular army, my man, you would not be allowed to speak to your colonel in that manner." "Perhaps not," retorted the private, " but if we were in the regular army, you wouldn't be a colonel." It is stated, says the Lyttelton Times that the fire losses in Canterbury for last year were considerably larger than in any previous twelve months. One prominent English company has decided to withdraw, and it is likely one or two other offices will follow their example. A whale was thrown up on the Petane beach the other day. Tho animal belonged to a very rare apecies known as the goosebaok whale, its skin being spotted in tho most poculiar manner. Some amusing exposures, cays the Auckland Star of the 7th inst., are expected to crop up in a court case in one of our country districts, in which an hotelkeeper is charged with a breach of the Licensing Act by supplying three persons with liquor last Sunday evening, tho said persons not being bonafide travellers or lodgers. The dofence is said to be that the three gentlemen alluded to were churchwardens of the adjoining church, and that instead of having been supplied with liquor by the landlord, they were simply engaged in consuming the remains of the Sacramental wine. The following letter trom Mr. H. A. Stratford, tho new R.M. in the Woirarapa, is published in the Grey Biver Argus of the 7th instant : — " Masterton, Wairarapa, 20th April, 1885.— Dear Sir— l have this day reoeived from Dunedin a very handsome marble clock, referred to in the illuminated address bo artistioally and beautifully engrossed by Mr. Pentelow, and to which is subscribed the names of many friends to whom, with yourself, I wish most sinoerely to convey my warm appreciation of the good feeling displayed in the handsome gift and flattering testimonial that accompanied it. Please tell each one as you Bee him that the clock is on my sittin groom mantelpiece, and the testimonial (with his signature thereon) suspended over the former, will engrave on my memory the kindly disposition that aotuated him to join heartily with others in publioly recognising my efforts to be true and just in all my dealings. With kind regards, believe me, dear sir, yours very faithfully, H. A. Steatfoed.— J. G. Thomas, Esq., J.P., Mayor, Greymonth. P.S.— There ia a silver plate let into tho marble, and on itia engraved — "To H. A. Stratford, from his Greymonth friends. May justice continue.— lst January, 1885.' " It is stated by the Grey Biver Argus that there are a great many labouring men in Greymouth anxious for work of any kind, but unable to find employment. The Otago Daily Times eaya that the Armed Constabulary men from Wellington, who have been sent do *n to take charge of the guns at Lawyer's Head, do not eeem to keep their watches very well, as may be judged from the fact that some larrikins took possession of the guns on Tuesday evening last and fired them off.
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