(BKDTER : S TB-KQBA-8.) LoRDON, November4.— The Government have decided to prostcuto the persona who attended a midnight meeting of Natiomlists, held at Woodford, County Galway, last month, at which a proclamation of the Lord-L ; entenant, forbidding the meeting, wa. burned in the presence of a large crowd. Amongst those to be indicted are the following memberi of Parliament: — Messrs Rowlands, I). Sheehy, and Gilt.
(bt telegraph— own oobbesfondent.) PALMERSrON NORTB. Novembar 5. A tad ending to a remittance man's career took place to day, when R. Thew, againrt whom a prohibition order was issued a few day. ago, waa committed to the Lunatic Asylum. He has been living here for about two years on money regularly received from Home, drinking most of the time very heavily. District Judge Rawton is noted for meeting out justice to bankrupts, and this sitting of the court is no exception. A bankrupt named Walsh, who hud been spending money on the deferred payment sections instead of paying his creditors said in his examination that the Land Aot proteoted his seotion from his creditor). The Judge interjected, " But the Land Aot will not protect you from getting six months imprisonment. " Finally the Jndge adjourned the examination to giva the bankrupt time to pay his creditors in fall, or go to gaol.
In regard to our paragraph referring to the valnation beiDg made in connection with tbe estate of the late Henry Churton, we are informed that Messrs Barns and FJlmer were both instructed by the executor of tbe estate, and neither of them had any instructions from the Bank. Mr Peafs meeting at Mtxwelttown aatne off on Thursday night, but owing to tbe ambiguity of the notice it was not well attended. Soon after the appointed time Mr Peat gave the hint to oae of hi* henchmen, and Mr Parsons, in a neat speech of fonr words, said, "Propose Lomaxtake ohair." That gentleman immediately took the chair, without waiting for a seconder, and extracted from his left hand waistcoat pocket a copy of the notice, showing that he was always there when he was wanted. Having read the notice he informed the audience that they all knew Mr Peat, and in all probability knew aa much of the bnaines. of the evening as Mr Feat did, so that he won'd not take up the time of the meeting by making a long ipeeoh, but nt once call upon Mr Peat to address them, Mr Peat then stepped upon the platform, and after the usual Mr Chairman, eto., Mr Peat began in a moat leisurely manner to give an account of his stewardship in the Waitotara County Council for the past three years-to a moßt unappreoiative audience, and then followed a abort retime of tbe Hospital and Charitable Aid Boards, withont raising the least enthusiasm Mr Peat next referred to the Wanganui Harbour Bill, and the pile of papers that he produced at once diaolosed to the audience tbe real reason for calling the meeting, and very considerable ilia•atisfaotion wa. expressed thereat. By the time that Mr Peat (whe is a tedious ■peaker) had waded through his doonment, more than one ratepayer was fast asleep. Several questions were pnt, showing contiderable feeling exiited against the Foreman of Works, but the questioners were sat upon by the chairman, who appeared to laok experience in the duties of a chairman, and seemed to think that a public officer ahonld not be ori tioiied. This .0 disgusted the audience that they rote in a body and left tbe hall without offering any opinions upon Mr Peat*, aotions, and left the speaker and chairman npon the platform proposing, aeoonding, and carrying votes of thanks to each other.— (Communicated,)
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