THE DISMASTED BARQUENTINE WANGANUI.
■■•;- ,;■ -^* : •- • -\ j-^ The owners of the barquentine Wan-. /TO ganui disclaim the statement made '':> through the medium of the Press Assb- > _•? ciation that the nailing of "the writ for, ■■"■4 salvage on the mast and cargo of this • - i vessel was by friendly t ajprangemen^. " Thoy state that tbo proceeding was/a needless insult, and an uncalled-for in-' j dignity—a-relic, as one newspa<ner "ha» stated^ of Bully Hayes' methods. Th©: "iv? claim of the- owners of the towing ves^ ""-.:: sel, the Arapawa, being for'£lsoo, the; " - owners of the Wanganui.. who are wellknown business-men in Wanganui, invited the alleged salvors to submit their claim to the Supreme Court, and gave an undertaking to meet any award' made by such Court, and mutually arranged that on the issue of any wriAs it should be served on and acceptedJt3Kr" : their Wellington, solicitor, Mr. C. a^k -~- " 'Oforison.' The value .of't£» caraco of" .' white pine on the Wangnirai is £1,500, ' and not £50,000 as stated erroneously \ in the Press Association message.