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TELEGRAMS.

Wellington, January 4. Wairarapa election.—The results of the Masterton, Featherston, Q-reytown, and Scandinavian Settlement polling for two members are in, and give the following totals: —Bunny, 280 ; Andrew. 155 ; Pharazyn, 115 ; Carter, 94. The man charged with the murderous assault at the Hutt, was brought up on remind to-day, and further evidence adduced. He was taken to the Hospital, and confronted with Leedle aud Paul, who are in a 'pitiable state, Leedle, who has seven ghastly wounds, was sensible, and gave evidence (unimportant) for a few minutes, and then relapsed into unconsciousness. Paul is quite insensible, and the recovery of either is quite hopeless. Young, the other victim, though not out of danger, is slightly improving. One of the witnesses said: I saw prisoner strike Leedle, and then, he turned to me, and I thought he was going to make a blow at me. He was holding an axe with both hands over his head. I went round the corner of the whare, prisoner did not follow, but returned to Leedle, who ' was lying ou the ground. I heard several blows, and

i it seemed to me that some of the bones were being crushed. Prisoner was further remanded until next Monday. He has changed much since he was arrested, and seems to be in abject fear or despair. Cheistohtjeoh, January 4. At the Supreme Court to day Theodora Arnold waß charged with having stabbed his Bhipmate, : Arthur Faithful, with intent to murder him. " After , hearing tbe evidence, Judge Johnston Baid the charge - of intent to murder could not be sustained, and the j charge would therefore be reduced to unlawfully j. wounding, and the Judge sentenced the prisoner to two years' imprisonment. • ■■ •• The Heathcote polling took place to-day. J. T. 3 Fisher, abolitionist, 228; Sir'Cr'acroft Wilson, tho old * member, 170. Sir;Oi'acroftWilßon'was very unpopu- , lar on tho education question. . January 5. ' Some of the medical men who recently denied the ' existence of scarlet fever in Christchurch now admit ; it, and one of them, Dr Patrick, wrote to the Board j of Health last night, stating that he was now attend- . iug seven cases of undoubted scaHet fever. A special meeting of the Board of Health is to be couvened to I consider the whole matter. At Kaiapoi, yesterday, H. Kerei Taiaroa was reelected a member of the Assembly for the Southern Maori district, unopposed. Dctnedin, January 4. The criminal session ■ commenced., to-day. The cases were all light ones, and tho Judge complimented the Grand Jury on tbat fact. The Dunedin regatta, which took place yesterday, was a great success ; but the weather interfered considerably with the pulling. Two boats were swamped, but no accident occurred. Sir Julius Vogel will bo nominated for Clutha. It has caused a stir amongst Thompson's supporters. January 5. At the Criminal session to-day John Dorly, for beastiality, was sentenced to three years' penal servitude. William Grefjg, for indecent assault, was found not guilty, Thomas Laylands, two indictments for embezzlement, three years each, the sentences to ba coucurreut. D. Mellilkn, for horse stealing, six months. In the case of Jenkins, charged with arson, Mr Chapman stated that depositions had not yet been filed. His Honor said the Coroner was guilty of contempt of Court; he therefore considered it his duty to order a rule to issue to the Coroner, calliug upon him to appear upon the following day to show cause why he should not be attached ; rule issued accordingly. In the Kudstone manslaughter case, where Andrew Bluck killed McEvoy in a figtit near Oainaru, the Crown prosecutor Baid that there was no doubt that it was only in consequence of very great provocation from the deceased that prisoner eventually struck the blow ; a verdict of Not Guilty was returned. At the Clutha nomination to-day the show of bauds was Thomson, 8 ; Mosely, 10; Vogel, 12. Mr Mosely demanded a poll, which will be taken on the 20th. New Plymouth, January 5. Fgtnont election.—Major Atkinson, 225; Ivess, 73. London, December 20. The rumored eavlior assembling of Parliament is authoritatively contradicted. Lord Derby, in reply to a question, said the Government would not oppose any arrangement for placing the Suez Canal under the managemeut of an International Syndicate, though they would not propose it. The object of England's action was ' partly defensive and was intended to prevent the preponderonce of large foreign influence in tho Canal. In replying to a deputation from the Anti-Slavery Society, Lord Derby said he was quite prepared to advise the Khedive to abandon any scheme of annex- , ation in Abyssinia if such existed, but the Govern- i ment was at present not informed on the subject. He said further that he believed the recent violation of the Zanzibar Treaty by Egypt must be due to some misunderstanding, and if Zanzibar requested Eug- < land's interference then England would endeavor to preserve good relations between Egypt and Zanzibar, and prevent ir-justice by either aide. The American Congress opened on the 6th of December. Presideut Grant's message disapproved ( of present recognition of the belligerent rights ■of the Cuban Insurgents, bub if pacification was not soon accomplished the President would propose the necessary measures in the present session. He reecommends the resumption of specie payments in 1876, free and secular education, the taxation of church properties, and the re-imposition of the coffee and tea duties. At St George's festival, at St. Petersburg, the Czar, in toasting the Emperors of Austria and Germany referred to the close alliance of the three empires, the sole object of which was the'maintonance of peace. In a speech Lord Derby said ho believed that the Powers were pucified, but he thought t'lat a solution of the Eastern question was far distant, and that temporary measures were alone possible. The military operations at Perak continue. December 25. The Powers havn invited the co-signers to the treaty of Paris to support, their scheme of reform in Turkey. The Times urges the adoption of the scheme, which is equivalent to rescinding the treaty. Lord Carnarvon, in a despatch to Governor Barkiy at the Cape, virtually withdraws the proposal for a conference, believing that the discussion it has pro- , yoked has accomplished the object. The Prince, of Wales *ha 3 been enthusiastically > received at Calcutta.

The steamer China arrived at Galle from Australia on the 23rd December.

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TELEGRAMS., Colonist, Volume XVIII, Issue 2016, 6 January 1876

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