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Local Intelligence.

Thk S.S. Victory.— An lnvestigatio^has • taken place as to the cfiwse «f -the lossofe this '[ fine 'steamer-. At charge » has ' been-laicUagainst j the chief mate of'being' intoxicated atlli^tiM* ,' of the disaster, and of deSertink^i^'-^f^i^J Wednesday ' the Collector a of^dsTOfflisf* !$$ * Resident Magistrate, ' an'd'several other gentle- 1 men proceeded to the wrecks 40-^ndu«t4he! enquiry there. From what we-canH%arfti£the accident arbse from the compasses bainj&wronk ] the . vessel having been steamed ' 'iigs, Hmb •Wiqkliffe jßayf, where Ihe now lies^high : andi dry at low water, and is but .little dam'a&dj; but it is-impossible* in the state of the cbldiiy,

and from the want of proper appliances, to get her off. She is therefore to be sold by auction on an early day. ' Dunedin Building and Land Society k —^ A quarterly meeting of the above Society was held in the Odd-Fellows 1 Hall, on ■ Monday, Ist July, when the cash on hand was disposed of as under: —

By the " Oberon" from Invercargill on Tuesday, we received copies of the " Southern News" to the 6th inst., ' from which we observe that the election of members to serve in the Provincial Council was to commence yesterday, the last nomination day being on the 22nd inst. Beyond this there is nothing else of interest to notice. * We have to apologise to Mr. J. M'Glashan for several mistakes which escaped our notice in the publication last week of the correspondence between him and the Superintendent relative to Dr. Knight's report. A Provincial Gazette, issued this week, contains among other notices, Mr. Thomson's Report on the Tupeka Gold Fields, and the appointments of Charles Logic, Esq., to act as Provincial Treasurer pro tern., and Mr. Colin Allan to be Immigration Agent, in room of Mr. James Adam resigned ; also the Governor's proclamation (see our advertisement columns) anent the importation of cattle into New Zealand, and the following Orders regarding Rations for Debtors confined in Gaol:— , - Rules for Debtors' Prisons, 22nd Mai/, 1861. The Judges of the Supreme Court, by virtue of the provisions of the Prisons Ordinance, Session 7, No. 7, sec. 6. Order that on and after the Ist day of July, a. d., 1861, the Debtors confined in any Gaol within the Colon}' shall, if not otherwise provided for, receive rations upon the mostliberal scale allowed by the rules in force in such gaol in the case of convicted criminals ; ,',"/' Provided that no person receiving, gaol rations shall be allowed, except upon certificate of the medical officer attending the Gaol, to receive any additional food from wiUiout the prison : Provided, also, that in case of any breach of prison discipline, or any insubordinate, threatening or insulting language or conduct comV mitted or used by any debtor within such gaol, the gaoler may apply to any two Visiting Jnstices, who may thereupon order that such debtor shall be allowed rations on a lower scale. . " '' - . : ■ r : \ i

AMOUNTED. ™ H I S X E PEB WTAIPBM.WH. £75 £9 15 0 £29 5 0 76 9 15 0 29 5 0 100 9 12 0 . 38 8 0 £25 £9 12 0 £9 12 0 25 9 12 0 9 12 0 25 9 10 0 9 10 0 26 9 10 0 9 10 0 100 9 9 0 37 16 0 100 9 6 0 37 4 0 50 9 6 0 18 12 0 25 9 6 0 9 6 0 50 9 6 0 18 12 0 100 9 5 0 37 0 0 100 9 6 0 37 0 0 25 9 5 0 9 5 0 /lO 9 5 0 18 10 0 25 9 5 0 9 6 0 60 9 6 0 18 12 0 60 9 5 0 18 10 0 100 9 6 0 37 4 0 26 9 7 0 9 7 0 60 9 6 0 18 12 0 50 9 7 0 18 14 0 £1050 £391 13 0 Cash on hand at commencement of ' < Sale 666 3 8 Cash Sold 658 7 0 £5 16 8

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Local Intelligence., Otago Witness, Issue 502, 13 July 1861

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Local Intelligence. Otago Witness, Issue 502, 13 July 1861

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