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The ' Geffrard,' brig, arrived here on Sunday, from Fremantle, after a ron of 24 hoars iron port to port, and the 'May* sailed yesterday afternoon for Fremantle, with Messrs. J. Drum- mond, H. C. Elliott, J. Williams, Mrs. Drum, mond, and the Misses Logne, as passengers.
Too may possibly hear Tarions rumours, and receive different reports of the oana» of her de- tention here beyond her proper time of sailing, and as her male passengers are witnesses on an important trial, abont which, as might be ex- pected, there is mach local excitement, suspi- cions are rife, which the interest of parties con- cerned are sufficient to cause, though not to justify the expression of.
As the matter stands, it presents nothing of public interest; but should anything arise to give it that character before next week, you may depend on my giving you full particular» without fear or favoured that I
" Will nothing extenuate.
Nor aet down aught in manee." Geraldton, 6 Jan., 1874.