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[per press association.] Quarantined. Auckland, Yesterday.

The City of New York declined to go last night without a pilot and sailed at daybreak. The Harbor Board was averse to furnishing one, as he would be quarantined or taken to San Francisco. .The quarantine keeper refused to fumigate the mail without the presence of the Post Office officers,- and the letters only arrived this ; afternoon. The steamer’s passengers are grumbling terribly at their quarantine. The Auckland cargo has been landed and sprinkled with carbolic acid. Decimal Weights and Measures. ' Wellington, Yesterday.

At a'meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, the following resolution was car*ried:— “ That this Chamber is desirous of bringing under the notice of the Govern; ment the desirability of introducing the decimal system of weights and measures, and that the Government be urged to ■pave the-way:by using the cental or 100 lbs in Government contracts, in railway carriage, and in Customs returns.” Frozen Meat. : A large meeting was held at Carterton this morning in reference to the frozen rdeat and dairy produce trade. An influential committee was appointed to take the i necessary 'steps to co-operate with a similar movement at Wellington and on the West Coast. Diamonds in New ZealandDunedin, Yesterday. Sir Julius Vogel has presented a South African diamond embedded in clay to the Otago Museum. In his letter he adds, “It is my hope that this little specimen may lead to a search after diamonds in New Zealand. A high authority has told me that it is almost certain diamonds are to be. found in New Zealand. 1 should like, if possible, that the Otago Museum should lend the specimen to some one at Hokitika and at the Thames, in order to exhibit it there for a short time, as the ‘miners of those places as well as of Otago should see it. But I leave this purely to the discretion of the Museum. ” Lucky Miners. The Vinegar Hill claim, St Bathans, has yielded LIOO per man per month for eighteen months.

The Otago Buns. The Land Board to-day expressed concurrence with the views of the Government as to the disposal of the Otago runs, re-i gar ding which a letter was : received last week. i Dr Hector.' . Dr Hector has been appointed commissioner for the Dunedin Exhibition by the; Government. He . arrived to-day, and telegraphed in laudatory terms concerning the display. ~ ! A Fatal Draught. Dunedin, To-day. George Walsh, aged three years, an inmate of the Industrial School, has been poisoned by drinking carbolic acid. The Drowned in the Tararua. \ Invercargill, Yesterday. r The sea is still at intervals casting ashore- bodies j of those drowned in the Tararua. Constable Neeston, who is stationed at Waipapa, reports that on the 12th he found the body of a man almost naked. The fingers and features were gone, and there were ho marks that could lead to identification. Oil the 16th the body of a woman was found on the beach, but although it has suffered more than the other, it is supposed to be that of the wife of Denz, one of the crew of the illfated ship. A Good Sized Salmon. Mr Anderson, of Strathmore, while crossing the river at Bayswater ford recently, observed a fish about two feet in length, which he is positive was a salmon. Southland Enterprise. Invercargill, To-day. Mr Waterton, a local ship-owner, is making arrangements to run a fleet of schooners fom Melbourne to Invercargill jetty direct. '

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 377, 23 June 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 377, 23 June 1881

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