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NEW ZEALAND TELEGRAPHIC ITEMS.

W-jiiiNOTON, September 29. Qakei». well'knowa contractor, has failed; Hii

( declared liabilities .are £10,664 j. assets, £215. ■'■■'• -v - ' ■■' Ootober 3. The Supreme Court was occupied all day with t> e ■ case of Mary Ann Trueman for child-murder.' After r a short retirement the jury returned a verdict of not ' euilty. The Judge then sentenced her daughter, M>s Mudgeway, found guilty of .concealment of birth > to two years' imprisonment with hard labor. Wellington, Octoberß. > The House mot at 2.30 this afternoon. > Mr Larnach gave notice that he would move to--1 morrow that tho Government does not possess the confidence of the House. At Major Atkinson's request, he moved this at once. |He said it, was a direct blow from tho shoulder nnn was administered from the conviction that tho 1 Ministry was utterly incompetent to conduct tho business of the country. The Government was unable to carry the Educatiou Bill without the aseisti ance of the Opposition. He condemned their system . of finance as without finality, and a mere Bham. Their only expedient to supply the deficiency in the '■' revenue being to plunder the Otago and Canterbury i land fund. He blamed their inaction in the comple- ».■ tion of railways, and the sale ofthe Luna below the ■ ' value he knew people were willing to give for her. i He also condemned the coal contract made with Mr Kennedy, and the inaction, of the Government in developing the coalfields, while spending money in ■ harbor works at Taranaki and Hawke's Bay, The Government had disorganised the Police Foroe by ' reducing the pay of the men, and increasing that of fhe officers. Their general administration had alienated all confidence. , Axes, 42.—-Messrs Baigent, Ballancc, J. C. Brown, Barff, Brandon, J. E. Brown, Bastings, Bunny, » Curtis, Delatour, Dignan, Donglas, Fisher, Grey, r Gisborne, Hamlin, Hislop, Hodgkinson, Joyce, Lusk, ' Larnacb, Macandrew, Montgomery, Murray, Nahe, O'Rorke, Pyke, Rees, Rolleston, Seaton, Sheshan, Sbrimski, Stout, Swanson, Takamoana, Thomson, Tole • Travers, Wallis, Wakefield, W. Wood. 1 Noes, 38—Messrs. Atkinson. Beetham, Bowen, Burns, Button, Carrington, Fitzroy/Fox, Gibbs, 1 Harper, Henry, Hunter, Hursthouse, Kelly, Kenny, ■ Kennedy, Lumßden, Manders, M'Lean, Moorhouse, Morris, Murray-Aynsley, Ormohd, Richardson, Reid, [ Reynolds, Rowe, Riohmond, Russell, Seymour, Sutton 1 Stevens, Tawiti, Teschemaker, Wason, Whitaker, • Williams, and Wooleock. Pairs: Ayes—Messrs. R. Wood and Taiaroa. i Noes—Messrs Cox and Stafford. i Sir R. Douglas had paired " no" with Mr Bryce i " aye," but got looked in and accordingly voted aye, 1 and explained why he did so. Mr Johnston did not vote. i The House adjourned till 7'30 p.m on Tuesday. Wellington, October 16. A Gazette published to-day gives the names of the ' new Ministry, as follows:— The Hon. Sir George Grey, K.C.8., to be Premier, Colonial Secretary, and'Commissioner of Customs ; The Hon. William James Mudie Larnaoh to be Colonial Treasurer, Minister for Public Works, and Commissioner of Stamp Duties ; The Hon. James Macandrew to be Secretary for Crown Lands and Minister for Immigration ; The Hon. John Sheehan to be Native Minister and Minister of Justice ; The Hon. James Temple Fisher to be PostmasterGeneral and Commissioner of Telegraphs. Wellington, October 8. The last of the Roman Catholic mission services of Father Hehneberry was held last night at St. Mary's church. About 1000 people were present, the aisles and even the sanctuary being crowded. After the sermon every Catholic in the church held aloft a lighted wax taper, and repeated after the priest the baptismal promises made at the font. The rev. gentleman will hold mission services throughout Wellington district, after which, it is understood, he will visit the other principal towns in New Zealand. During his stay he has administered the temperance pledge to over 1500 people, and yesterday about 2000 marched in procession from one Catholic Church to the other, headed by Bishop Redwood and the Hon. William Fox on one side, and the Catholic priests on the other. Such a revival has not been Been in Wellington before. For tho last fortnight St. Mary's Church has been crowded three times daily from 5.30 a.m. till' ten at night. . Napibb, September 25. At the Synod this afternoon, the Rev. E. C. Stuart was unanimously nominated to the Bishoprio of Waiapu. Tattbanga, October 1. A large fire occurred at Archdeacon, Brown's last night, when the kitohen and storeroom full of goods lately from England to the value of £200 wore destroyed. Ifc originated in the servant leaving a candle burning while in the dining room at prayers. The buildings were detached. There was no; wind, or nothing could have saved the main, building. Owing to the splendid supply of water from the underground brick reservoirs and the assistance rendered the fire was got under in two hours. Port Chalmers, September 26. The schooner Friendship has arrived afc tho Heads from Macquarie's Island. Captain Wilson reports the total wreck of the shooner Bencleugh at the Macquarie's on August 25, when Bhe was driven on shore in a terrific S.E. gale. A Maori named Wallay died on August <S4 from the effects of a fraotured thigh, and another seaman_jnamed Pentey is still suffering from a fracture of the leg. All. the stores were saved. The vessel, which was owned by A. and J. Thomson, merchants, Port Chalmers, was insured in the Victoria office for £800. The foundation stone of a Roman Cathalic Church was laid yesterday afternoon by Bishop Moran, when fully 530 persons were present. Tub .Bishop addressed the people, and their subscriptions were laid on the foundation stone. , , Port Chalmers, Ootober 3. 'Arrived —the James Nicol Fleming, with 11 cabin passengers, 248 immigrants,.and a thousand, tons of cargo. The passengers are all well. One birth and two deaths of infants occurred. The immigrants are healthy and respectable-looking, and there are no complaints. It was a fine weather passage of eighty days from port to port. OAMARir, September 22. It has been decided to form a company to export Oamaru stone, with a nominal capital of £25,000 I A provisional directory has been appointed. Dunedin, Ootober 11. The annual meeting of the Otago District Committee, 1.0.0.F.jM.U., was held lastnighfc, the income j for six months being £3502. , Ootober 15. • A new penny paper, to be called the Morning Herald, is to be published here early in November. The capitatis to be £10,000 in;2000 shares of £5 each, which are going off rapidly. A fire occurred at Port Chalmers on Saturday, when two houses were burned. One ; was Mr. Kerr's and was insured in the National for £100. and the other, Mr. Spence's, was insured for £25 in the New Zeaand, and £25. in the Standard. Mr. Kerr and his wife had a narrow escape from being burned. ; HoritikA, October 3. Two young men named Thomas Wiltshire and George Greaves were drowned in the Hokitika River while engaged in taking a boat from the town to the Maori,Reserve Saw Mills; one ofjjtbe horses suddenly' slipped in the. Crab .Hole, upsetting the rider'and pulling tbe horse after, him. ' The men were on the top ofthe water for some time/ and floated-about a hundred yards.. A sailor from the-Clio swam to ■ within a tew feet of one of the drowning men. The i bodies have not, yet been found. j Hokitika, October 16. i A miner named Henry Krazlefad, working at i Humphries' Gully Arahaura, has been buried in a I tunnel all day. He is supposed to be fatally injured, j 7 KuMAßA,October 11. i The charge , against Ryan for the murder of i Daniells, who has been missing since March last, and i whose skeleton was recently tound, concluded to- < day. The evidence was unimportant, except that of i Dr. Atcheson, Greymouth, who proved the skeleton ( to be that of a man. The prisoner reserved his e defence, and was committed for trial at Hokitika in March,. 1878. .. , 7! 7 Lyttelton, September 26. The programme for the Regatta onthe Ist January, is arranged* there will be twelve events, for which

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I handsome prizes are oflerei. ■ The Interprovincik Champion Ra"e, in four oared rowing whaleboats prize, £15 and cup value 25 guineas. Champion Bi'O, .for sailing vessels under 150 tons, centre boards excluded ;' first prise, Champion Cup, value 75 gui'tious, and 50 sovs. added ; second prize £20. Chon.pion Yacht Race, centre boards,' and vessels less thau uh tons excluded ; a cup value 25 guineas, and 75 sovs added Chbistchuech, September 25. A letter was published this morning from the master of the Loburn school, emphatically denying i the alleged floggiDg of Catholic children for refusing Ito read the Protestant Bible. A careful enquiry is to I be made into tbe case. A furfc er test of the sand discovered at Kaiapoi, resultod in the production of a good sample of glass. One sample of sand is reported to'be suitable for the manufacture of table and window, and one for bottle glass. A company is about to be forinod to work the sand. At the Stud Horse parade oh Saturday there were 88 entires against 68 last year. Chbistchttkoh, October 11. The master of the Lunatic Asylum obtained a small printing plant some years ago for the instruction and amusement of patients, and has now commenced the publication of a small monthly paper containing Asylum news and other matter. The Governor has commuted the sentence of death passed on Karl Khede for murder to imprisonment for life. Chbistohtjboh, October 14. The boating season opened yesterday with a procession of boats. There were 100 members, with 28 boats, and a large attendance ofthe public. Q-bahamstown, September 24. [ Te Moanarui, a, well known Thames chief, died at Parawai early, this morning; there will be a great tangi. Deceased was the principal opponent to opening the Ohinemuri. Geahamstown, October 16. Dr. Kilgour, at the request of the inhabitants, hag called a public meeting this evening to congratulate Sir George Grey on his accession to office, and to consider the question of increased representation for the Thames. An outrage was committed by, Maoris on Sunday at a settlement on the East Coast near Matoura. Sergeant Russell and Constable Gordon, accompanied by a man named M'Geehan as guide, pro- I ceeded from Ohinemuri to arrest two natives named Matiutu and Te Nohi for horse stealing. They found the latter, and producing the warrant were proceeding to put the handcuffs on him when they were assaulted by a score of natives, and the prisoner ran away. The oonstables gave chase and caught the prisoner in a creek, when they were again set upon and beaten and held down in the creek until the prisoner TeTNohi escaped. Several shots were fired to intimidate the natives, but they bad no effect. The oonstables got away and secured their horses and returned to Ohinemuri beaten and bruised, and minus one revolver and a pair of handcuffs carried off. Auckland, September 24. A South British Insurance cablegram states that the company has a full line on the Avalanche. This means either £5000 or £6000. . A New Zealand Insurance cablegram says the vessel sunk in deep water, and the losses will be total.

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NEW ZEALAND TELEGRAPHIC ITEMS., Colonist, Volume XIX, Issue 2200, 20 October 1877, Supplement

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