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[per press association.] Prospecting tor Minerals. Auckland, Yesterday. - The Waste Lands Board gave Mr Christie a license to prospect the Government lands at the Bay of Islands for minerals other than gold. Auckland Fibre Manufacturing Company. The Auckland Fibre Manufacturing Company has been formed for manufacturing rope, twine, matting, and twine for string binders. The capital is L 25,000. Raiatea annexed by the French. The schooner Sovereign reports that the French have annexed Raiatea, but the native islands of Boabara and Huaitawa declined the French proposals. Too Much Smoking. John O. Hilman, a public school teacher, has died in the hospital from cancer in the jaw acquired by smoking. Whitelaw Sentenced. Wellington, Yesterday. At the Supreme Court this afternoon, Whitelaw was found guilty of ill-treating a lunatic patient, and the Judge inflicted a fine of LSO, or six weeks’ imprisonment. The Seamen of the Charles Worsley. Dunbpin, Yesterday. When the seamen of the Charles Worsley were released from the quarantine island the captain refused to take them on board, as a case of measles existed on the island in the keeper’s family. One of the men therefore sued him for wages, but the Magistrate hold that under the Merchant Shipping Axt no sufficient discharge had been proved, and although ha admitted the hardship, the case was dismissed. Blood Stock. Invercargill, Yesterday. The celebrated stallion Young Prince of Wales, which was shipped for Melbourne by the Te Anau on Friday last, died on the voyage. The horse was bred by Mr L. Drew, of Skevington, Scotland, and has never been beaten either at home or in the colony. He was valued at LBOO, and was owned by Mr John Russell.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 402, 22 July 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 402, 22 July 1881