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NEW ZEALAND.

(Per Press Association.) Grant and Foster. Auckland, To-clay. Intelligence by mail states that Grant, of Grant and Foster, is unable to realise his property in England, owing to the agricultural depression. This will not prejudice the Kiapara settlement. The Native Minister. Mr. Bryce, Native Minister, is expected in Auckland shortly. A Fatal Fall. A boy named Leith, ten years of age, son of the lighthouse-keeper, fell over a precipice at Tiritiri. The body has not yet been recovered. Pure Water Wanted. Clark, the new Mayor, in his inaugural address, spoke of the necessity for seeing to the purity of the water, reducing the charges for supply, and bringing disputes with the Harbor Board to an end. He gives a dinner. The Mormon Elder Bites Back. The Mormon elder Butt writes a savage letter to the press, in - reply to Lundon’s letter per the s.s. Australia. He says— P London was a Baptist at Papanui, but was in search ,of a wife, not the Gospel.” He describes Lundop as being “ mean as the devil.” The letter concludes —“If any person should want to make money ky betting, they can bet their stakes on ; this fjiat Mormons will continue to gather by hundreds of thousands, because this is the work of God- ” The letter also states that 200 converts in Npw Jse(ila,nd are awaiting passages to Utah. five. iNVERUAROtu,, To.-day. Last night the store of Messrs. -Harris and Co., Lowther, was burned dowp. No goods w r ere saved. The insurance op stock and building was Ll5O in the New

Zealand Insurance Co., but the loss is estimated at LIOO. It is believed the fire was caused by sparks from a passing engine, the building being near the Waimea Plains line. The engine was burning Native coal, and had no sparkcatcher, The sufferers iutondto apply for compensation. •/’

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NEW ZEALAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 217, 15 December 1880

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