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(Br Telegram.) I Auckland, Dec. 22. b The City fresh water swimming baths, c erected by the City Council at a cost of £7000, 3 were formally opened by the Mayor this 3 afternoon. t Sixteen prisoners will cmne up for trial at t the Supreme Court session. 1 A body has been found m the Waikato j rivor It bears marks of violence, and sus- , picions are entertained of foul play. Dr - Dolziel makes a post mortem examination. i A tender hns been accepted ior the erection r of ths Costley Boys' Training Institute at - £2490. The Mayor has telegraphed to the Premier that the Hospital Committee cannot carry on unloss current expenses are provided. A fire occur ed at Onehunga iron works, the damage done being £1 0. Co etablo Graham, of Newmarke', was thrown from his horse to-day. His fkull was fractured and there are little hopes of his recovery. Napibb. Dec. 22. Griffiths, proprietor of the Taupo coach, who was injured m the accident yesterday, has bee . brought to the Hospital, but is not expected to live. His head has been crushed, his left leg broken, and he ha» sustained other injuries. The passengers by the coach, though shaken, are not materially injured. The cauoe of tho accident was the giving way of the brake of tho coach when going down a steep cutting with sharp turns. The Chief Justice gave his decision to-day m the case of Paora Kaiwhate v. Buscell Bros. He decided on all points m favor of the defendants, giving costs on the highest scale. In Chambers this morning, the adjourned application of the plaintiff m the case Grubb v. the Evening 2feica for an order that the defendants should attend was dealt with. The Chief Justice said that the defence was embarrassing, and ordered that so much of it as denied that the publication was false should be struck out, and that the defendants shouM before the Ist of January deliver an amended defence, setting out specifically the facts (if any) upon whi-.h they relied as jußti fication for the publication, also setting out specifically the facts m respect of which they alleged the publication to bave been a fair comment. All three libel cases' were fixed for the 19th instead of the 12th January, at We lington. Mr J. H. Brown, Chairman of the Wairoa County Council, forwarded yesterday a telogram to the Native Minister urgirjg him to take measures to stop the further progress of le JTooti towards Poverty Bay via Wairoa. The greatest alarm exists at Wairoa, for although fully half tho natives there »Te prepared to vreXcome 1b Xooti, the other naif are hostile, tad it is feared that it anything goes vtrong retaliation wilt be made on the settlers. An impression prevails that To Xooti is going into the lion's den. WELLinaiair, Dec. 22. The Treasurer of tho Benevolent Institution has received an intimation from Government that tho State will not furnish money for tho support of the Benevolent Society for December. 'ihe portion of the original Cook Strait cable where tbe break occurred has been cut out and brought to Wellington. Only m a few feet does the cable show any sign of deterioration, although it has been submerged some eighteen and a-half years. The portion actually broken through appears to have been rest ng on a sharp ledge of rock, and to have been subjected to chemical action — probably that of copper — which has corroded and eaten through the iron and other materials forming the cable. In repairing tho break tho steamer was able to save several fathoms of cable by taking m some of tho slack, which resulted from its having been originally laid down by a sailing vessel. Bishop Redwood, accompanied by tho Rev. Father Seiurenu, left overland for Wangnnui this morning, en route for Jerusalem {tic), whither tho Biohop goes to celebrate the opening of the new mission church on Christmas Day. To Kioti has telegraphed from Taupo to the Native. Minister that he has been well received by the people there. Ho does not sUto what his future movements will be. The local authorities at Wairoa have also telegraphed to Mr Ballance, exprea-ing alarm at the approaching visit of io Eooti to that place. Chbistcrubch, Dec. 22. A complimentary ball to C P. Hulbort (lato Mayor of Christchurch) took place m the Provincial Council hambor to-night with great success. The Governor was present. .Mrs Hulbert was presented with • valuable diamond bracelet. Oamabu, Dec. 22. Tbe ship Marlborough sailed for London to-day with a cargo of wool and mutton valued at £22,572. She takes 11,000 carcases of mutton and 1465 bales of wool. At a public meeting to-night it was determined to make a fresh effort to retain the Oamaru Hospital as a separate institution under the Act. Duhbpih, Dec. 23. There are now 117 of the unemployed at work. The master of the Beautiful Star wai charged • ith cruelly ill-treating poultry by carrying thorn m badly constructed crates, but the case was dismissed and the shipper held to be responsible. The command of the barque Hudson has been given to Mr Kemp, late chief officer of the limuru. In consequence of the barquontlne Coquette coming from Queensland, she has been put m quarantine The vessel bad left before cholera had made its appearance. A lumper working on board the Te Anau fell down the bold and sustained very severe injuries. His leg was broken, sad be was badly cut about the head. The cricket match between Christ's College (Canterbury), and the Csrisbrook Club, waß won by tho Colloge by 21 runs on the first innings. Carisbrook made 78 m tho first innings, and 120 m the second. Tbe College scored 09 m the first, time, not permitting of playing a second. iNVBnoAUGiLL, Pec. 22. . A disastrous fire occurred at Lumsden between two and thrre o'clock this morning, resulting m the destruction of Bradmoro s store, stock, and dwelling | the Colonial Bank; Maley's shop and contents | Stanford's store, dwelling, and contents ; and Eraser's blacl smith's shop and tools. Tbe insurances were :— South British, £1420 | Vicioria, £105 j and New Zoaland, £760. The. Ore originated between the Bank atid Maley's store. Tho New Zealand ofllco has £260 re-insured m the South British and £SOO re-insured m the Hanseatic. Macpherson, Filmer and Co.'s sawmill at Mabel Bush was burned down yesterday. Tlio plant, buildings, and men's dwellings were destroyed. The insurance Is unknown at present. The Invercargill Borough Council have accepted the design of Mi F. W. Bar well for tho Market buildings. It Is not probable that the building will be erected for some 1 time, several Councillors expressing doubt* of the success of suoh an institution. .', . ' ' Ab aged, gads tftmed WQlidfti Krtrell) •

brickmaker, dropped dead on the street tonight. The weather continue* very boisterous and unseasonable. Bain is much wanted m lo»n and country. Bush fires are itill raging.

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Timaru Herald, Timaru Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 3506, 23 December 1885

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Timaru Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 3506, 23 December 1885

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