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Local Intelligence.

Hocsß o» Representatives.— Tha doafc for the Town of New Plymouth botng vacant by the nBigoation of His Honor Mr Charlos Brown, a large number of the Electors have addressed the Hon. H. Sowell, Attorney General, asking him to come forward to represent them. The invitation will, no doubt, bo accepted as it will strengthen the Ministry to have Mr Sewell in the lower House : there is no likelihood of any opposition. General Cameron. — It is stated that General Cameron, having withdrawn most of the advanced portion of the army to Patea, is about proceeding to Auckland. We should imagine this may be the first stage in his journey to England. Unwarrantable Firing op Rifles by Soldiers. —The two men who so unwarrantably fired on the boy Rogers, at tho Waiwakaiho bridge on the 11th instant, were, we understand, tried by Court Martial on Monday last, and sentenced to 163 days imprisonment with hard labour. ■ Resignation op His Honor the Superintendent as Member of the General Assembly. — In our last issue appeared an advertisement from bis Honor the Superintendent Charles Brown, Esq., signifying his resignation of his seat in the General Assembly and inviting tho electors to meet him on Saturday, tho 15th instant, at the Masonic Hall, when he would bo happy to afford them any information or explanation thoy might require. Owing probably to tho short notice given of the meeting and its not being generally known, up to five o'clock (one honr after the appointed time) about a dozen gentlemen only had assembled, Mr. T. Kelly, M.P.C., having been voted to the chair. His Honor suggested whether it would not be advisable to adjourn the meeting. This being moved and seconded, and concurred in by those present, it was adjourned accordingly till Saturday (this day) at 6 p.m. in the same place (Masonic Hall). Prince op Wales Theatre. — Kotzebne's play of The Stianger, which has always been a favorite on the stage was producod in first-rate style at the theatre on Monday evening last. The piece contains some humour, but more feeling* — and it is this latter quality which makes it so popular. Mrs. Foley appeared to much advantage as Mre Haller, and Mr. Webster fully delineated the character of Tlie Stranger. At the elusion of the play both Mrs. Foley and Mr. Webster were called before the curtain, and received the hearty applause of a full house. Of course it is understood that Mrs. Foley and Mr. Webster are assisted by amateurs, and we must not omit to Bay that they support their characters in the way which wonld reflect great credit even on professionals. In The Stranger, Mr. Webb, as Peter was excellent as an amateur. The performance conclndod with the laughable farce of Box and Cox. There was a good house, and all appeared to be satisfied with their evening's entertainment. Burglary. — Information was laid on Wedneslast before the Resident Magistrate, against Thomas Riley, for burglary. A warrant of arrest on the charge was issued to the Police immediately, but up to 10 p.m. last evening the accused was not made a prisoner. The Governor. — His Excellency Sir George Grey arrived at Auckland from Wellington in H.M.S.S. « Esk l on the 13th instant. It was expected he would return to the fieat of Government in ten or fourteen days.

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Local Intelligence., Taranaki Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 664, 22 April 1865

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Local Intelligence. Taranaki Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 664, 22 April 1865

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