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Passed Away.

North, To-day. Mr Dalrymplc, formerly inember in the Otago Provincial' Council, ‘died at Awahuri, on Saturday, aged 83. The Capital Sentence Commuted* Wellington, To-day. At a meeting of the Executive Council thia morning the case of Antonio Gosehnell, recently found guilty and sentenced to death for in order near Normanby (Taranaki), was Considered, and it was decided to commute the sentence to penal servitude for life. The Aurora. -The aurora was very, brilliant last night. Smart Shock of Earthquake. ( ’ Kaikoura, To-day. A smart shock of earthquake was experienced here yesterday evening at nine o’clock,, and continued several seconds, at first the shock was slight and the direction undecided, but as it increased in violence it was distinctively observed to travel east and west. Later a brilliant aurora was observed. Death of a “ Canterbury Pilgrim.” Christchurch, To-day. Dr Watkins, a very old and well-known colonist, died at Akaroa this morning, at the age of 91. The deceased gentleman, who had been in feeble health for some time past, was the oldest member of the College of Surgeons, and likewise the oldest medical practitioner in the colony. He was one of the original Canterbury “ Pilgrims,” having arrived here in the barque Creasy, the last-comer of the famous first four ships.' ‘ Without Opposition. Oam *ru, To-day. .iMr,, Thoma's Proctor was re-elected ; without opposition.

.j. . , From London. - Arrived— Barque Unicorn, MoCallum, from London, after an uneventful passage of 117 days. . “Six Richmonds in the Field." Dunedin, To-day. The following names are mentioned as candidates for ,the Peninsula :—Messrs Larna'ch, Cutten, E. B. Cargill, A. J. Burns, Dohelly, G. Mcßride (Mayor of S6uth Dunedin). A Good Crashing. The Gladstone- Company atMacetown sent down a 200-ounce cake for the fortnight’s crushing. Totalisator Troubles. At the. City Court Messrs Barnett and Green were fined L 5 each for aiding in working the totalisator. ThoFamers and the Babbits. Eight farmers in the Taieri district woke fined 20s and Costs for not taking sufficient steps for the extermination of rabbits., r

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Passed Away., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 798, 21 November 1882

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Passed Away. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 798, 21 November 1882

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