(Per Press Association.) Petroleum. Gisborne, To-day. Mr., Kendall, the manager of . the Poverty Bay Petroleurri Company, returned from Sydney on Saturday, bringing -with hint improved tubing and machinery for oil-boring purposes. The survey of the oil spring block near the East Cape is now about completed. The native owners are anxious for the title to be determined, in order to enable them to deal at once with the European investors. A Clean Sweep. Wellington, To-day. Rumors are current that a well-known getter-up of sweeps, who recently drew one for L 2,000 on the Wellington Cup, was a passenger by the last outward mail steamer for San Francisco. He left per Hawea, his family having previously left, under an assumed name, per Rotorua. The drawers of horses are in despair. Stack Fire. Timaru, To-day. William Gosling, a farmer at Mount Horrible, had a large hay stack burned last night. Incendiarism is suspected, and the police are now looking for the suspected parties. The Fire Brigades Conference. Dunedin, To-day. The Brigades Conference will be attended by three delegates from Christchurch, two from Dunedin, and Naseby, Rangiora, Port Chalmers, Wahnate, Mornington, Caversham, and Napier will sand one each. , Our Resources? . Quicksilver is reported to have been found on Waitahuna heights. The Australian Cricketers. The Otago Association have decided to play eighteen against the Australian team. Stabbed. iNVKUUARfJM.ii, To-day, Early on Sunday morning a brotholKooper in the suburbs, named William Ourrdn, otherwise Morris, was severely stabbed near the abdomen and loft shoulder and right arm by a respectable young man .named William Langston Curran was a few months ago sentenced to imprisonment for wounding a man in a house of ill-fame. Land Leaguers in New ZeaUnd. At a meeting here on Saturday, a branch of the Irish National Land League was forriied, and office-bearers ejected. One speaker said tliC Irish colonists wore not of. so much benefit to the country as they might be, through having, year after year, to send money Home to support their parents, who, . proper land laws, would not require such aid. It is intended to hold a public, meeting in connection with the League.
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