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TELEGRAMS.

[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] St Sepulchre’s Church. Auckland, Yesterday. The new St Sepulchre Church, capable of seating 700 persons,! was consecrated to-day. A thousand people were present, and Bishop Cowie and fifty-nine clergymen took part in the ceremony. The offertory amounted to LOS. Its cost, complete, will be L 4,300, and it is said to be the handsomest wooden church in the colony. A Whirlwind. A whirlwind passed over Waiuku today, rooting up trees and destroying fences. The Royal Princes. A meeting was convened to-day to appoint a reception committee to arrange for the entertainment of the Royal Princes. The Mayor presided. The Rotomahana. The Rotomahana arrived to-day. She left Sydney on the 23rd, and has anchored in the stream pending the health officer’s inspection. Death in a Drain. Auckland, To-day. A young man named George Wollen, aged 11 years, was found dead in a drain near where he had been working, at Manurewa, yesterday. He was subject to epileptic fits. Assistance WantedWellington, Yesterday. The Marine Department received information from Picton this morning thaf medical assistance was urgently needed at the Brothers Lighthouse. It is not known what has happened on the island, as the information was sent by the captain of the steamer Beautiful Star, who being unable to communicate with the shore, proceeded to Picton to report. The Stella, with Dr Johnston on board, has left for the Brothers.

Wellington, To-day. The Stella has returned from the Brothers Lighthouse with a man named Davis, who is suffering from a sprained knee.

Frozen Meat. Marton, Yesterday. A large meeting of stock owners was held at Bulls last night to consider the question of forming a company to export frozen meat from Wellington. Delegates were appointed to confer in Wellington with a committee appointed at Wairarapa to collect information and devise a suitable scheme for floating a company. Death from Chicken Fox. Dunedin, Yesterday. The chief officer of the Charles Worsley, ship, from London, died on the voyage out from disease, stated to be chicken pox, of which there are two or three other cases, since recovered. The vessel has been placed in quarantine. The voyage occupied 104 days. Mining for Abestos. At the Land Board to-day, 200 acres at Milford Sound were granted for mining for abestos. Claims on the Blue Spur. There is a talk of all the claims on the famous Blue Spur being amalgamated into one company. The steam dredges on the Molyneux river at Tuapeka Mouth have secured good prospects. Exposed Child. The body of an apparently newly born male child was found in a calico parcel off Princess street this morning. Fire. A four-roomed house at Upper Kaikorai (occupied by Mr John McLeod) was burned down this morning. The house was insured, but the amount has not been’ ascertainable. Educational Institute. Dunedin, ,To-day. The office-bearers of the Otago Educational Institute have been instructed to take measures to make it a colonial institution. Suicide. A aged man named York committed by hanging himself at Eavensbourne. The post mortem on , the infant found yesterday shows that it was born healthy and died from exposure. Small-Pox. On the Health Officer boarding the ship Charles Worsley, they pronounced one seaman shown to them attacked by smallpox. Three persona were attacked; Joseph Peregrine, aged 41, died from it. Two others are badly marked.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 383, 30 June 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 383, 30 June 1881

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