May 8. Mr J. C. Firth is now about to establish a bee farm at Matemate. A start is to be made with 300 hives, including liivesof Ligurian bees. • • Herbert Lockwood.the "remittance" man, who had lost heavily in betting, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretences. Major Harris and Mr W. F. Buckland are actively canvassing the North Franklin electors in view of the approaching election. Mr Holland, builder, and Mr Blakey, plasterer, have laid an information to-night against Chatwin, the contractor, who recently levanted, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Mrs Cole, wife of Mr John Cole, merchant, Fiji, who arrived by the Taiaroa en route for Sydney, reported at the police station tonight that she had, as she alleged, been eased at her lodgings, two hours after arrival there, of her purse, containing £18 and her through ticket to Sydney. The detectives are investigating the affair. May 10. Superintendent Thompson proceeds to Australia on Thursday for the purpose of bringing back Harjes. It appears the defaulter's Adelaide creditors are endeavouring to have him declared bankrupt, so that they may impound the funds found in his possession when arrested.