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(Per Press Association .) Thick Weather. Wellington, To-day. The steamer Penguin, which left Picton at 2 o’clock this morning, has not yet arrived. The ordinary passage takes five hours. It is thought that thick weather in the Straits has detained the vessel. The Governor. The Governor returned from Ins Southern tour at 10.30 this morning. He Speaks on Tuesday. Mr Hutchison, M H, It. for the city, addresses his constituents on Tuseday night. A Night with Lover. Mr Bracken, the Deputy Grand Master, American Order of Oddfellows, delivered a lecture last evening, his subject being “A night with Lover.” The Hon. Mr Dick occupied the chair. The lecture was in aid of the Wellington Working Men’s Club. Fire. Hokitika, To-day. Eastgato’s grocery and Lindemain’s engineers and smith’s shop, in Revell street, were burnt at 3 o’clock this morning. The insurances are—Eastgate, L 250 in the Now Zealand. Lindman is uninsured, and lie estimates his loss at LOGO Presentation-!;?^;^ Dr. Copeland was presented with a purse and 100 sovereigns, on severing his ton years connection with the Dunedin • church. Going to Rome. Bishop Moran leaves for Rome on April 21. Rifle MeetingAl the Easter Review, to be held at Oamaru, the question of holding a rifle meeting for Otago, Canterbury, and Southland annually will be discussed by^the representatives of the various companies. A Waif. Invbkgabgill, To-day. The body of an infant was found in the back yard of a boarding-house to-day. The mother is believed to be a young woman named Kathleen M'Carthy. An inquest will be held. Stack of Oats Burned. A stack of oats, containing 500 bags, was accidentally burned on Laing’s farm, at Castlerock ; uninsured. Discharged. William O’Brien, an elderly man, charged at the District Court with indecent assault on a girl, was discharged.

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 302, 25 March 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 302, 25 March 1881