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INTERPROVINCIAL

Alcrland, Nov. 11. Arrived—S. S. Australia from Sydney. She sails this afternoon. H. M.S. leaves shortly for Trieste, via Her crew are a fine-looking lot of men. There was a destructive fire at Gibbon’s . saw mills, Otaua Creek, last night. Two ' large stores, with contents, were burnt down. There has been a run on Albumia Mine shares, which have gone up from 17» to 50s, buyers at latter figure. Grahamstown, Nov. lid , The Thames hematite paint took first prize at the Auckland Agricultural Show. The International rifle match between the English, Scotch, Irish and Colonial team will bo fired on Saturday. Wellington, Nov. 11. The immigrants by the ship Wairoa wore lauded from the quarantine station this morning. The annual dinner of the Kaiwarra Rifles last night was a great success. Anieria Patriki, a Maori woman from Wanganui, wars riding in a cab on Lambton Quay, when the.horse took fright at the tramway and bolted, throwing the driver off his seat. Mrs Patriki jumped out and fell on her head, fracturing her skull. She died almost immediately. The other Maoris in the cab remained quiet, and the . one on the box picked up the reins with the crook of his umbrella and stopped the horse.

The cricket match at Blenheim yesterday, between the Bohemian Club (of Wellington) and a Blenheim team, was won by the latter by 28 mns. The Wanganui team beat a Wellington team yesterday by 30 runs.

Ghetmouth, Nov 11. Mr Charles Broad, E.M. and Warden, died at an early hour this morning of congestion of the lungs, after a short illness. Hokitika, Nov, 11. Mr Smyth, who is in charge of a survey party down south, has returned from Okarito. He lias completed the survey of a race to supply the Mapourika goldfield. This race is calculated to supply 20 heads of water and 10 heads in the driest weather. Until this race two miles long is brought in, no water will be available for sluicing. There is no doubt that it will be valuable property, as the nearest * water after the right is taken up, is fully ten miles distant. On the field Resdey and party are getting three grains to the dish off a false bottom two or three feet thick. They will have to sink about 20 feet further for the main bottom. All the dirt is being cradled out of Zalas’ claims, as there is no water for slucing, until the race is brought in. By cradling the party got from two to four dwts per load. The survey party are laying oft' a township at the rush, and frontages are being eagerly taken up for business sites. Several old residents of Okarito and the neighborhood are" returning, a party of them having recently come from Canterbury. There is every prospect that a goldfield of considerable extent will be opened, but men require some little money to give them a start, as provisions are dear. Oamaru, Nov. IB The unfortunate man O’Brien, who met with the accident in a well yesterday, died at about one o’clock to-day, never having recovered consciousness. An inquest will probably be hold. No inquest will be held on the bodies of the two children drowned yesterday. Dunedin, Nov. 11. Mr H. Tewsley has resigned his position as Chairman of the Harbor Board.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 21, 13 November 1879

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 21, 13 November 1879

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