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[per press association.] Fire. -Auckland, To-day. A fire last night destroyed a two-story house, building for Captain Elliott. Pooley, the builder, was insured for LIOOO in the Colonial, half of which was re-insured. Native Intelligence. Wellington, To-day. Government received a telegram from Parikaka that the natives had a feast there on the 16th, but there was no speaking. It is understood that no formal native meetings have been held anywhere up the coast. It is stated that Mr Bryce has met most of the Wanganui natives, who were sent from Parikaka to their own homes, and that they appeared very cheerful. Two Wanganui chiefs, who had been known to be most surly amongst the natives at Parihaka appear to have got over their pouri. The Longed-for Bain at Last. Christchurch, To-day, Heavy rain fell for about seven hours this morning. It will be an immense boon to the farmers, as all the crops and grass had begun to suffer severely from the drought. The weather is still threatening. Something Like a Cake. Ddnedin, To-day. The Tipperary Company at Macetown sent down a cake of gold weighing 501 ounces. Resigned. The resignation of Sir F. D. Bell as a member of the Upper House has been received. Called to the Council. The Hon. George McLean has been called to the Legislative Council by his Excellency the Governor. Supreme Court. Invercargill, To-day. The half-yearly sitting of the Supreme Court opened to-day. Thomas Kennedy, for stealing Masonic jewellery, of the total value of L2O, was sentenced to six months with hard labor.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 513, 20 December 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 513, 20 December 1881

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