(Per Press Asoociation.) Spiritualism, in Auckland. Auckland, To-ctay. The Spiritualists of Auckland have formed a Spiritualistic Progressive Association, with a large membership and an executive committee. 3he subscription is one shilling a month. They are forming a library of spiritualistic and free thought works, and intend to secure a lecture by Dr, Peebles, in the public hall, on his way through in the mail steamer. The Coal Trade. Coal is being shipped from the Bay Islands to the Friendly Islands as an experiment. If successful a large trade will be opened up. The Te Aroha Goldfield. Grahamstown, To-day. A Star pigeongram from Te Aroha says gold was got on a reef in the prospector’s claim to-day. The Te Aroha gold assay is —gold, ,69 - 70; silver, 20 0 ; base metals, 10T01. Value per ounce, L2 16s. lid. The Grahamstown Mayoralty. There is great interest being taken in the Mayoralty election. Colonel Fraser (late warden) ; Mr. Bassoy, solicitor ; and Mr. Wilkinson, proprietor of the Advertiser, are all candidates. Dead. Wellington, To-day. The lad named Batkin, recently hurt at the College ground, died last night. Judge Harvey’s Farewell. Dcnedin, To-day. Mr Stout, cn behalf of the Bar, on the conclusion of the business of the District Court to-day, expressed their regret at Judge Harvey’s retirement, saying he was surprised that Government should have seen fit to remove District Judges whose appointments were always regarded as life ones. Judge Harvey, in reply, said he intended re-entering the profession. He could not help thinking the course adopted unusual, particularly when he saw senior officers of Court displaced and juniors retained. Selling Off. Invercargill, To-day. The Southland High School Board of Governors has resolved to sell endowments to the extent of 19,000 acres, and has given notice to the tenants.
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