' L I3Y SPECIAL "WIKE.J • ■ " Attcexa>T), Thursday. William Middleton and Robert Meo were eoniinitted for trial to-day for breaking into, the house of Mary Burke, during her absence at Wanganui, and stealing therefrom a quantity of goods. With regard to tho city loan, a letter has been received from the manager of the National Bank that the inspector and himself did not tliink it ira the interest of the Corporation to forward the bonds to London for sale until the new Loan Bill had passed. It appeared that the Council decided on the 22nd May to send the bonds Home on the sth of August, and enquired at the bank whether they had been so forwarded, receiving the above reply.. An animated discussion ensued. . The Mayor moved that the letter be acknowledged, which was carried. The licensed victuallers have petitioned the City Council for the reduction of the license fee to the Southern scale, and to be releasedfrom the obligation to burn a light all night. The petitioners were referred to the General Assembly. At the quarterly meeting of the Working Men's Club, the report showed that the receipts exceeded the expenditure by £70. Mr Ehrenfried stands for the House on the Liberal interest. Mr Bro'die is expected to announce himself shortly. Mr Blakey, Mayor of Onehunga, .'has been selected to contest Onohunga against Mr O'Korke as a" Grey candidate and has asked for time to reply. The lato Mr Thomas Weston bequeaths £100, each to., the Parnell Orphan Hpme and Auckland Dispensary ; also to Sfc. Matthew's, St. 'Mary's, and St. Andrew's Episcopalian Churches. A meeting was held to-day 6f the creditors of Joshua W. Adlam, providore, at the Thames." Tho liabilities were stated at £460 ; assets, nil. A woman, 70 years old, was fined today for drunkenness. She said she had taken her beer for 50 years, and hoped to drain many a barrel yet. A new weekly journal is announced in the Greyite interest. It is to be called the Lantern. Mr F. A. Whitaker will probably be a candidate for Waipa. The Thames Borough, has been granted 2000 acres of land in the To Aroha block as an endowment. The construction of tho third section of the Thames railway "will be sommenced at once. This wifl. include the bridge over the Eaueranga. . Wellington, Thursday. The commission of enquiry into the charges against Captain McKersie, of tl c Govei-ninent steamer Stella, have sent in their report, which, it is understood, exonerates him. His Excellency the Governor and the local Sydney Exhibition Commissioners visited to day the factory of Mr S. S. Griffiths, where there is a splendid exhibition of confectionery and biscuits^ which Mr Griffiths intends to send to the Exhibition. . It is understood that Dr Newman has withdrawn from the contest for the city of Wellington. At a meeting of the committee of the Liberal Association last evening, Mr W. Hutchison and Mr George Fisher .were selected as the association's candidates. A dep\xtation was appointed to wait on Sir George, Grey to. ask him to, addross. a meeting in their favor. Sir George consented, and the meeting will be held on Saturday night. It is believed that Mr Sheehan will also address the meeting. Mr H. M. Lyon has been appointed secretary of ,the Wellington Jockey Club, vice Mr Crombie resigned. A basket containing a large quantity of gentlemen's underclothing was found near the breastwork this morning. The articles wero identified as belonging to, the officers of 11.M.5. Emerald, but how ' the basket reached the spot where it was found is a mystery. Nothing is known of the person who conveyed the basket there, and it is supposed that there has been foul play. The police are makingdiligent enquiry.
Sir George Grey will leave here on his Southern trip on the 21st instant, and is expected to return here by «the 31st, when he. will almost immediately leave forthe' North: The Governor leaves in the Hinenlqa 1 for Nelson to-uiorrow on a brief non-offi-cial visit. f~ PAWtERSTO^ No'RTlt, Thursday. Last evening, before the largest, meeting ever held in Palmerston, Mr Snelso'ri gave MrHalcombe liberty to address I 'the meeting, which he did in a speech two hours' long. Then Mr Sne&on asked the meeti/ig whether they wished him to stand, or to retire in •Mr Halcombe's favor. He said he was quite willing to contest the election to the- end. Mr Johnston, arrived yesterday afternoon, but although advised of the meeting, did not put- in an appearance. New Plymouth, Thursday. Captairi Skeet opposes 001. Trimble for the Grejr and Bell district. A Mr Davis, at the Sskbaiik Iroit works,- N.S.-W.,., writes to "the TarflndU Herald respecting the iron stLnA. £fd says lie is 38 years of age, . and a blast furnace keeper of 27 years' experience. He writes:^-" I have made good iron, from here after all others have failed. There have been four or five different men, befbre me trying it, but they att^ failed though I have brought it to A success j and the Company have niade.thd rails for the Sydney tramway of the' pig' iron that was under mv supervision,. The pig iron is equal to any of the English, iron. I am still laboring here, but on account of the low price of iron a.n& "beT heavy stock of pig -iron- on hand I h*avpf the furnace out of blast. .1 am only*twelve months out from England. :I was working only two miles from Earl Granville's works, at Skelton, Handley, where some of the pig iron. from Taranaki, v New Zealaiid,' was tried / and' Ilieard a puddlersay it was good arid cbiild toe made* into good steel. I trust you will- place" this before ;the shareholders." : Dunbdin, Thursday. The Grand "Lodgo of Good Templars have issued a manifesto pledging themselves to suppprt ,'orily those candidates for the House of Representatives' whp' will siipport the interests of tlic Grier.' < Tho Tribune is going in hot for Liberal* \ ism. ..,,'.!' It ia probable that Mr John/Wills will be brought out for Caversham. <■''.' Mr De Lautour is announced for Mount Ida. Mr D. L. Simpson. has decided to contest Roslyn with Mr Driver. It is said that Mr James Macassey will come forward for Dunedin. Messrs Oliver, Stewart, and Dick will address the Dunedin .electors r this week, ,and so. will Messrs Macandrew and' Ween those: at Port Chalmers. A 1 ' t -' !/ < . A numerously attended meeting of the friends of»Mr Macandrew was held airthe Provincial Hotel, Port' ; Chalmeirs, jyester--day evening; when it was ■'decided that' a committee be formed to secure His return. . Mr; David « Laud j was. (Chosen chairman of the committee* ! ;f ,• . ; Mr J. B. Armstrong has been asked to become a candidate for Collingwood in the Grey interest. He will most probably comply. Matthew Hawkins, a well-known resident, was received into the gaol to-day under remand till to-morrow, oharged with the embezzlement of money belonging to the Union Bnilding Society and the Kaitangata Coal Company, of; both of which he was secretary. Hawkins gave himself up fro the police. The defalcations are variously, estimated at from £1500 to £4000. Warrants were issued to-day for arresting a well-known Dunedin citizen for forgery. He is said to have fled to South America. CiißisTcHimcH:,. Thursday. On Monday some nien engaged fencing on Big Island, Eakaia, unearthed the skeleton of a man, which appeared to have been buried a considerable time. From the position of the remains it is likely the body was washed on the island during a flood and buried witn the silt. The Kaiapoi Volunteer Corps has been disbanded through the last returns not reaching the limit to enable the corps to receive the capitation allowance. It had. been in existence for twenty years. Tho Duke of Manchester has given £100 towards "the erection of a parsonage and church near his property at Waikari. Several- deputations have waited on Mr J. E. Brown, begging him to stand for Ashley. In reply, Mr, Brown said that domestic affairs had caused ; him to make iip his mind to retire altogether from Parliarnentj and he could not stand. ■ He was then told that he would be nominated and probably elected, whether he, liked i.tor not. Upon that.hesaid if itwas the wish of. his friends, and they would, release him from his promise riot to stand, he. would consent to serve once more. Some of the candidates for Ashley are now expected to: withdraw, r ;>- , • ■ . At a Conservative meeting io-nighfc Mr .Moorhouse definitely stated that he would withdraw from. 1 ; CEristehvwch . -to give Sir George Grey a chance ;o'f!&anding. This is understood to mean-that he has resolved to stand for Ashley.. r A section of people up North look upon his candidature unfavorably, as they would prefer a local man. The meeting, to-night, though supposed to be a one-sided one, contained a good many. Liberals, and the speakers (amongst whom. . were- Messrs Richardson, Stevens, .and • Moorhouse), were frequently interrupted by cries qj ' " "What about land ■ sharking," ana similar queries; Two committees, were appointed, to further the interests of the party and canvass for votes for the two men. Mr Ivesa is not going to stand for Coleridge. The Hon John Hall announces himself for Selwyn. Both Mr Wright and Mr Hart, the Coleridge candidateSj are anti-Grreyites . Wawanui, Thursday. A committee is being formed io,. secure the return of Sir William Fox. Bofothe^ Wanganui and Rangitikei elections will be closely contested. "- The Wanganui Spring Meeting is fixed for Friday, the 7th of November. Timaru, Thursday. Mr Moss Jonas, ' local auctioneer, and one of the' firm of Jonas/ ' Hart, and Wilkie, intends "instituting proceedings for the recovery of £2000 damages from tho Dunedin Mercantile Gazette^ for publishing.'niatter- on 'the 9th, jaf; August calculated, to injure his credits " The matter complained of is in reference to an assignment, arid is wholly misrepresented. "' ' "'' '•" ' ' J • ' ' ~Mf"Wakefield will 'address the'Temuka electors to-morrow night. ( fio^ , others candidate is at ; present announced, .Ji ' Mr Turnbull will address, the Timaru electors on Monday night. Mr,, Woolcombe is formally announced in the Constitutional interest to oppose him.. : GllEY^duTir, Thursday. . A serious accident occurred' tp-jiay & t the coal pit of the Heath Company's mine; B runner ton, whereby a young man named Perkins was dangerously injured. A shot had been fired the previous evening, displacing a large block of coal and loaving^ some of it overhanging. Perkins and another endeavored to remove it, when it fell upon Perkins, burying him. When, he --was released .it was found that he had sustained a compound fracture of a leg and severe internal injuries. Two claims struck payable gold yester- ( day at the new rush, Wostbrook, creating —4 great excitement in Kumara. Oamaru, Thursday. A requisition to Mr Hislop, largely signed, was presented to him to-day, asking him to stand for re-election. He has asked for a fow days' consideration before finally giving his determination, A requisition to ,Mr W. J,' Steward, the former M.H.E.., is also in course of being signed. It is not known on what ground the latter gentleman will take his, stand,,
Ixveucakglll, Thursday. Mr Shanks, the only candidate yet announced for Mataura, met the electors at Appleby to-night, He announced himself in favor of the present Government, and received a vote of confidence.
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TELEGRAPHIC NEWS., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 5461, 15 August 1879
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 5461, 15 August 1879
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