(Peu Phess Association Special Wire.)
Auckland, April 24th. Mr John Munro, late M.H.R. for many years for Marnden, agod 80, and one of the founders of the Nova Scotia settlement of Waipu, near Whangarei, disd this morning. It ia stated that the further stoppage of the Big Pump at the Thames will result in closing certain of the mines, employhg from 400 to 500 men.
The Rev. S. Davis, Independent minister, of Hamilton, Waikato, is about to tako deacon's orders in the Anglican Church.
A Herald telegram from Waikato says both Ta.chiao and Mamihiri declined sending formal invitations to the Premier and Native Minister, though solicited by many leading chiefs to do 80.
It ia reported that Eewi baa been invited up to Punui previous lo the meeting, and if Sir George Grey and Mr Sheehan do not go to the Kopua me'tins, no other Europeans will be allowed. Two themand Natives are assembled at Kopua for the meeting. The B»nk of Ne.v Zealand's half-yearly meeting waa held to-day, and the usual dividend and bonus of 15 per cei.t. waa declared. L 25.000 vta.% carried to the reserve, and 1,9700 curried forward. The rep-irt shows the coin and cash balance at the Bank to he L 1,700,000, of wlk-h L 709.000 is held in the Colony, and the balance in London. The Chairman remarked that the dißat-trous consequences of the City of G!a»gow Bank failure, and the reports of this Bank's lo'S^s by such failure, was quite untrue—that not a nhil'infc had bren loit, and the oidinary depoFiti had increas >d L6BOO. The profits brought forward to account are about the same as lost y-ar, but a larger provision has been mv!c for futuio con'.ingcncies. A hopi-ful view w«.» expressed of the prospect i of the Bank. In tho Herald this morning appear/I the following, under the lit adii g " Bogus Cablegrams Again":—"ln the Evening Star of la<t night is a fair sample of tho uliamclafs tactics ad >pto i by that publication to throw dis irodit upon the telegrams supplied by the new Press As-oci.-.t:on to all the leading newspapers nf New Zealand. It U necessary that the public should tinderstand clearly, as we have befo'e pointed out, that oil cable messages supplied to New Zonland paper* are Rent ou from Amtralia, beating the London date. Them is no direct servicn between London and New Z laland, and the value of any cable servi"e depends entirely upon arranging for tho sitmilt»ne< us pMblicati»n of messages in Australia and this Colony. We know of nothing easier tban to conenct bogus news in Australia to transmit tr> New Zealand if leading papers can be fa-m-i to give their aid towards such a fraud. It is quite as eaiy aa hoaxing the Indian, Australian, or American papers through bogus message* bnin^ published in the London journals. Indeed, if the Melbourne Argus cared to de3cend to this kind of business, it might hoix every New Zealand paper every day of the week. It will be rein inhered that the cel'.bratel 'Fall of Plevna' telegram, nnd the more recent one by which li'irrl Napier of Magdala was appointed to the command of the f. rces at the C«p-i>, were from the same source. Tnia is a'most enough, indeed, to justify the iinpr'ssion that more than the Sir Julius Vogtl telegram own as their birth-places a certain sanctum sanctorum on this aide of the line. However, the telegrams, whatever they may re worth, on being pub!i<hed in "Sydney r r Melbourne, as the case may be, immediately beromo j.uMic property, as do our own ; and if any New Zealand papers have ma-1e huch an unbusin-aiiike contract as to pay a sum of money without stipulation for simultaneous publication in AuftraliaandjNew Zealand, then they have indeed just cause for annoyance— certainly not with journals who publish news already given to the public in another colony, but with thems-lves for having marie such a one sided bargain. If their Sydney friend has had the best of them it ia idle to whine at others who use their own discretion as to what new 3 they choose to supply to their readers. A3 one of the members of the Press A«3■>ciation we have urged the centre office in Wellington to see that their Australian correspondents acknowledge the source from -which they clip any English rr Australian news, not only because it is fair to those journals from which information is extracted so to do, bu; also that we might know on which news to place the utmost reliance, and wh:ch would have to be accepted subject to confirmation. This informa'ion, we need harJly say, was not supplied to us with regard to the telegram referred to, but in future it ia to be insisted upon."
New Plyjioctit, April 24th. The report about the surveyors being turned off the Enst Mountain roau on Monday is untrue. The Chief Surveyor left them working on Wednesday.
Napier, April 24th. His Honor Judge Kenny, onr rew Resident Magistrate and District Judge, took his Beat on the Bench for the first tune to-day.
Roderick M'Lennaa, who is charged with several cases of obtaining moeey on false pretences both in Napier and Christchutch, was captured on the Putaienga Ranges, and brought down to Napier. Inspector Scully and Constable Raymond had been for several days in po.irch of him in the vicinity of the place where he was f sund being seemingly assisted by a man named M'Donald. It was ascertained, however, that M'Donald was only pretending to assist the police, and that he wa3 really aiding M'Lennan. This information was obtiined in Napier, and telegraphed to Inspector Scully, woo thereupon took measures for I watching M'Donald. Ou Sunday night M'£)onald's boy went to M'Lennan with a supply of food, and at tha place of meeting Inspector Scully and a constable were crouched down under a bank, and as very litt'e more than their heads were visible, young M'Lennan mistook them for two more little boys, and miking some remarks to that effect, he went up to them. They pounced on him. He had a revolver conceale 1 up his sleeve, and he quickly took it down and presented it at the police, but it missed fire. Inspector Scully threw M'Lennan's arm up immediately, but the littT turned the revolver round to himself. His wrist was, however, seized by Constable Raymond, and be was prevented from firm?, He was then handcuffed, and conveyed to the lockup. Constable Maynes had also been bent up, disguised as a farmer, to endeavour to capture M'Lennaa, aud came on the scene just as the arrest was effected. Maynes had passsd himself off at M'Di>nald's as an old mate of MT.ennsra's, and as ha bad a letter for M'Lenna'i, he was directed where to find him. It is very like'y had be been earlier he would have been shot by M'Lannan, whose capture, withaut casualty, was no douM; due to his being taken by surprise. M'Lennan was bivught before Mr Kenny, R. JI., tbis morning, and remanded fcr a wetk.
An old settler, Earned James Luke, comm'tied suicide by hanging himself j'es.erdiy at Waipiwa.
At a meeting cf the Hospital Committee it has been decided to accent Amos M'Kay's tend-r for building the new Hospital tor L 3573.
An airangement was effei'ei tn-^ay by thd general. manager of tlie Union Insurance Company, by which the Union Co'npaay will tike over the whole of the buaineis of tbe local company;
Wellington, April 24th. In a row amongst some Italians to-day, one got his lu'si nearly bitten <ff.
Mr G-. S Ci-oper, Under Secretary, coMtinurs ■ danijeronslv ill Iwm dysentery.
Mr (i. Tin mis 3o]d tiie brig Jane by auction this af eruoon. The Lidding began at L3OO and ndvanced to LSOO, at which price the vjasrl ww knrcked (Iran to Air .T. O. Conor.
TrieKxec'uti< c Commi^si'incrifi rthalnterratioual Inhibition at Svd-iey have forwarded tho foilowiiir roy'y to a telegram despatched by the Royal Cotnnvssiun frcru We'liogtv-n i-n the 21»t instant:—" Coneraculate New Zealani on his Excellency th-i Governor c ics-ut-ing t > set ai Prtsid^ut of the Commission." Th* grosa Postal r-venue for tl<3 March quaitir of 1878 was L34,G15; 13s Id, against L 20.-120 3j Id for tha ojirespoi-d.iy qn-irttr of last year.
Chuistoiiurch, April 21th.
Tsy the ou^oing San Fia-icico mail the CliristchnichFiie Brig-ides^t LoO tj purchase r.ev boukH a^ an addition to their already excellent library. The evening t-ain from Christclmre'i to Am!>erley was kroujht to a standstill yeittrday betn-eon i'iaxt.m and Ka'ap >i Iliiuugh 'i pin becoming looio which couiieots the c-onk of the >iu-ii:e. The rapairj were promptly effected.
At the si-ttliog of the North Canterbury Races yesterday L 219 was paid ovfr in stakei At ve-terday's meetiug of the Oomnrtieo of the Sydney Exhibition it was stated iha'j gla«H caies" woul I be supilicd fr:e_ of charge to exhibitor* ior all giods re<iuiring such jiratec-
The Mayor and two Councillor', members of the Committee appi inted to cx-iuiin-? the ttiUs for the Govrii'-r's leucUnce, ve.-t-r.Jay \i,i;eJ the i arks, Maori iv-serva near Fei.daHowii, an 1 the viciniiy of lliocnr.ou for that piifi»'B\ No ciekr;uim.tion is to be nrrive.l at uatil some piecfa oF land at Lower llfccarr.cn, which hsvj bin offer*d them, are inspected A man mined Jaraei Beatoi, travelling with ti.e 2.40 train yesterday fiom GLr'.sV churcli to Lytfct'ltcn. juirpsd off to get hi« hut, and ft 11 to the ground wirh grext violence, cutting his Lead and face. The ttain stopped, nnd the man v:ai picked up. On his arrival at Lytteltoa h3 wss placed in the custody of tbe polic-a. There was a large attendance at the sale of Edwards and Bennett's salvage stock to-day, and go >d r rices wern realised. The Kile was not finisliel, and will be c> tinnel to-morrow. A man who jumped off a train on Wednesday and hurt him-elf, was fined LlO or two months' imprisonment at Lyitelton to day. A well-known auctioneer who, in trying to get on a train while in motion at Rangirra the other day, waa nearly Mllod, has not been interfered with liy the police. It is proposed to sen 1 one of the big moa skeletoiu in the Museum to the Sydney Exhition, and the idea will probably he carried out.
TlMAltu, April 24th.
A very influential committee has been ap pointed to arrange for the reception, of the Governor, and will meet to-morrow to decide what form it shall take.
Oamarc, April 24th.
Tbe Mayor received a telegram to-day from the Public Works Department intimating that & party of surveyors was to bo ssnt at ones to lay off the extension of the Oarnaru Na?eby Railway to Livingstone, anl that the contract would be raady within the preseut financial y6T?.e barque Eatrella, with grain for the U. i ed Kingdom, is expected to sail m a few day« »ud will be succeeded by the barque Be»t i«p, which will also be loaded fir the sains nia-ket.
SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRKaroNDKNTS.)
~ Auckland, April 21ih. Young Crwsley, eoii of the late Rev. Mr Crossley, was sentenced ti six months' imprisonment for larceny. He pleaded that he was in liquor when he committed the offenc?. An eccentric character, known ns Isaac Bryant, a shoeblack, has died through excessive drinking. A mile match ha 3 been made between Brown, of Mercury Bay, and O'Connor of Tuam, for tbe championship of Auckland and LSO a aide. The annual meeting of the Alburnia Goldmining Company has been held. The report shows that LOOOO was distributed in dividends, three thousand three hundred and fifty-three tons of stone were crashed. Riving 5253 ozs of ?°;«A valued at L 13.500. The reaerve fund is I L.4UU.
The Athletic Club will give Goodfellow a benefit, to recoup his loves at the Carnival. A " we'sher " made bets at late races amounting to L 370. On fettling he gave cheques on the Bank of New Zeabnd to those to whom he owed money, which en pre«>ntation werj returned. The bookmakers "weut" for the • Jeremy Diddler," only to discover that he had abruptly let his lodgings in a cab with all his belonging*; but on subsequent search on 6of th-) bookmakers discovered his hidingplace, and negotiated a little transaction which resulted in the tranfer of a big diamond ring, a diamond locket, and variom other articles of personal adornment. At a later stage it was reported that he had sailed for another colony in the Uotorua, and the bookmaker* took a waterman's boat and searched the vessel in vain. A cable message was sent to his f athar in Melbourne, who was formerly in a good way of business, but the "governor" declined to pay.. It is contemplated to form a Cavalry corp3 at the Thames.
A c mfrrence between the Thames Pumping Association and the Thames County Council ended fruitlessly.
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