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[per press association.] Swept Away. Auckland, To-day. The freshes have brought down thousands of logs from the various sawmills. Fatal Accident. The son of Mr Garnett, of Auckland, fell from a timber raft on the Mairao and was drowned. His Successor. Private advices state that Captain Erskine will probably succeed Commodore Wilson in command of the Australian station. Overworking Females. There have been a number of informations laid against employers of female labor for breaches of the Act." , Curious Phenomena. When the steamer Taiaroa was off Cape Colville on Monday forenoon a remarkable phenomenon was observed about a milefromOhannellsland,andthirtyyards from the vessel. The water fora space of eighty feet in diameter, was boiling up like a spring, throwing up mud and discoloring the water, which had the appearance of being worked upon by a violent commotion underneath, extending away fora great length. From this centre was a yellow streak, the whole being not unlike the shape of a comet. Captain Anderson intends giving the vicinity a wide berth in future. The second mate of the Ringarooma, which passed the place about two hours after, also noticed the abnormal the water. He liked it so little that he kept the vessel away until he had communicated with his superior. Frozen Meat Company. Invercargill, To-day. At a meeting to-day of the promoters of the Company for exporting frozen meat, the prospectus was adopted, and directors appointed. The capital is to be LIO,OOO, in 2,000 shares of L 5 each.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 365, 8 June 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 365, 8 June 1881