AUSTRALIAN. ( Renter s 7 digrams.) Brisbane, Jan. 11. The ship Scottish Knight, bound from Gladstone (Queensland) to London, struck on a shoal at Sandy Cape on Friday last. According to latest reports she was in a sinking condition and had been beached to save the lives of those on board. PER OUR SPECIAL WIRE. INTERPROVINCIAL. Dunedin, Jan. 12. The quarterly attendance at the schools during the quarter ended December was 10,979 at the beginning, 17,784 at the end of the quarter. Average attendance • —7,732 boys, 0,905 girls, which is an increase of 1,230 on the previous quarter, and the highest ever reached in Otago. C. Bode, hairdresser and tobacconist, was drowned in tho harbor yesterday by the upsetting of a dingy. Oamaru, Jan. 11. Harvesting prospects arc splendid. Harvesting will commence in about a fortnight. Young Gloeson, the pedestrian, walked 00 miles in 11 hours 50 minutes. Tx MARTI, Jan. 11. In more than one field of oats this year the stalk is between Oft. and 7ft. long, with a correspondingly large head- Harvesting of oats will be general in another week.
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