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A Bio Family. —The Smiths of New York city now number 2,430-»-almost a = balance of power. : Wesleyanism. At the Pan-Ausfyal-asian Wesleyan Conference, in Adelaide, on the 19th ult., a motion for making the, New Zealand Conference independent was lost. The proposal was declared to be premature, and it was asserted" that-a - carefully prepared -plan i should be: submitted in the firpt instance. ; ‘f : " The Sons of the Soil.— dL tow took ; place -at Tauranga on the night of tl}# - 25th ult. Xt commenced by a xt 'gay and festive ” native flinging a pewter pint got at the head : of=abarmaid'®! cial Hotel, Two pakehas endeavoured to jl. put thie Maori out of the house, but were set upon by about forty natives,-.'and before, aid came they bad been ducked in ; a neighbouring, stream,; and severely : ■ beaten about the face. On the arrival of the police, the disturbance was ;put,duwn»‘»! but not before one. or two natives bad . race! vedjroiigK,. treatment at the, hands of, the Europeans. Two natives, .were brought'before the B.M. on the26thult.j' one was' fined 40s, and the other .tft*,;,. mandeid.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 361, 3 June 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 361, 3 June 1881