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Satttbday, August 4. [Before J. Poynteb, Esq., Resident Magistrate.] H. Bailey, v. J. Crawford. This was an action brought against defendant to recover £10, for damage done by him to a trap, and for loss of time whilst repairing; it. Mr. H. Pitt appeared for defendant. Judgment for plaintiff for £5. C. Jennens, was fined £1 10s. and costs, for allowing three head of cattle to stray in the public streets on the Ist instant. W. S. Barton, was fined 10s. and costs, for allowing a horse to stray in Van Diem en-street on the 31st July. Esther Lipscombe lodged information against her husband for an assault, and asked that he might be bound over to keep the peace towards her. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Monday, August 6. William Lipscombe was charged with, having assaulted his wife, Esther Lipscombe, and placed her in fear of her life. Prisoner denied the charge, and stated that his wife was in the habit of committing periodical depredations on his household furniture, and he had spoken to her about it. His wife had recently Bold his bed, and had thus compelled him to sleep in an empty house belonging to a Mend. Prisoner was bound over in his own recognizances of £10 to keep the peace. JFredericTc Diclcmann was remanded for a week on the charge of robbery under arms in the Grey River district, in order to await the return of Mr. Kynnersley, from Wellington. Amateur Concert.— We have to remind our readers that the amateur concert in aid of the fund for/ completing the church of St. Barnabas, Stoke, takes place to-morrow night, at the Provincial Hall. The programme comprises operatic selections, ballads, and choruses, and promises an evening's excellent entertainment. We refer our readers to the advertisement in another part of our columns. The Pbisoneb Kblly. — Yesterday evening a foolish report was in circulation, that the prisoner Kelly had succeeded in knocking his irons off in his cell. On making inquiries, we found that some accomplished fictionist had been using his talents in order to destroy the peace of the residents in Nelson, and that there was no truth whatever in the statement. The prisoners' irons are inspected morning and evening, and there is no possibility of their being able to get rid of them unless they are knocked off by a blacksmith. Another canard, we are told, was also afloat yesterday, to the effect thatßurgess had been seen strolling over the Maungatapu, and one of the officials was seriously asked how it was he had been allowed to escape. The prisoners are as secure as if they were each confined in one of Milner's safes, and the fears of those who imagine they can ever get outside the walls of the gaol are utterly unfoupded. It is an unhappy spirit of mischievousness which prompts the fabrication of such stories. Abms tob Cadet Cobps. — The carbines for the cadec corps recently organized in Nelson, arrived in the Rangatira last week from Wellington. The Armstrong gun promised us for the Artillery Company is expected by an early steamer from Auckland. West Wanganui Coax. — The schooner Cresfc of the Wave, with forty-five tons of coal, from West Wanganui, bound to Melbourne, put in here, on Sunday, for provisions. We are glad to see shipments of this coal made to Melbourne, where a company is now being formed to work the field. The coal is thought very highly of in Melbourne. Mount Hebbebt Election. — Mr. Potts has been returned, without opposition, for the District of Mount Herbert, a new writ having been issued on Mr. Moorhouse taking his seat for Westland. Native Intelligence.— The Taranaki Hirald, of Saturday last, gives the following important intelligence: — "Hone Pihama, of Whareroa, Ngatiruanui, arrived in town yesterday, accompanied by some natives from the Tangahoe and Pakakohi hapus. The latter hapu, who belong to the district between Manawapou and Waitotara, we learn, have consented, at the request of Te TJa, to discontinue fighting, and have sent a young chief here, named Natanahira, to ask Mr. Parrig to go and see them. This intelligence is very satisfactory, as the Pakakohi, our readers will remember, have been all along the most determined of the Ngatiruanui ; and their submission will remove the greatest difficulty in the way of the peaceful settlement of the Patea district. The Tangahoe hapu, or Hone Pihama's people, have some time since given in their allegiance. The submission of the whole of the Ngatiruanui tribe may likely be looked for at an early date. Major M'Donnell's work will be very much lightened, as probably he will have only a fe4v turbulent spirits to deal with, conspicuous amongst which, are the Putakai, of Warea, who still show an unwavering spirit of hostility against us." And the same journal, of the 28fch July, thus speaks of the natives north of New Plymouth : — " We hear, on reliable authority, that a small party of natives, headed by Wetere, had an interview with Captain Page, commanding a detachment of Taranaki Military Settlers at White Cliffs, on Thursday last, on the subject of peace. Wetere said that they (the natives) were anxious to enter into arrangements not to fight until the end of the year, and that in the event of either party wishing to recommence hostilities, notice wus to be given. He was informed that, as a preliminary to any such, arrangement, he must be prepared to surrender arms, to which he replied that " that was a matter that rested with the old men of the tribe." It is not impossible that Wetere may mean that he and his friends are anxious to make peace without being driven to the necessity of giving up their arms. Two of the white men, who we some time since reported had gone to reside with the Ngatimaniapotqs, were of the party." Spobting. — By the Queen, from Auckland, on Sunday last, Mr. Redwood received back into his stable the game horse Golden Cloud. The cheßtnut landed in excellent health, and looking as if he may yet prove one of the most dangerous horses to meet in New Zealand. A horse that has run a mile in 1 mm. 50J^ sees., carrying list, is not to be despised in any company. Mablbobough Pbovincial Council. —A. R. G-reensill, Esq., has been elected to represent the district of Queen -Charlotte Sound, in the Marlborough Council, vacant by the late member Mr. Hood, having absented himself during two entire sessions. The Pbemieb.— The Wellington Independent, of the 20th, says : — " An amusing joke was perpetrated during the debate on Tuesday evening, in the Lower House. Mr. Stafford, in answer to a remark by Mr. Dick, to the effect that he had gone into office last session on the shoulders of the provincialistß, said he had not gone into office on the shoulders of centralists, provincialists, or on any other body* shoulders, a reply which drew roars of laughter from the House, and ironical cheers from Mr. FitzGerold." New Zealand Punch. — We observe from the Press, of the 24th ultimo, that a new periodical bearing this name has issued its first publication in Canterbury. It# merits are eaid to b» considerable.

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News of the Day. RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 97, 7 August 1866

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News of the Day. RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 97, 7 August 1866