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Auoki^nd, November 6 A child named Bean was drowned on Sunday at Pokeno, having fallen into a ClOak. l.n extraordinary meeting of the Taupiri Extended Coal Mining Company was held , to-clay to consider the question of sinking two shafts on tho Company's property, which, with other expenses, will involve an outlay of from £8000 to £10,000 It was agreed to increase the capital of the Company to £34,000 by the creation of 12,000 new shares of £l each, the whole of the new issue to be offered to the shareholders at pa?. It is reported th it the Ohaeawai Quicksilver Mines, Bay of Itlanris, Company will commence working about January. Wellington, November 7. During the month of October the area of land disposed of for settlement was very large compared with that taken up In the quarter ending September. Daring last month the cash sales were 10,222 acres; deferred payment, 9694 acres ; p r-petual leases, 39,685 acres; total, 59,601 acres. For the September quarter figures were— Cash nalea, 17,016 acres; deferred payment, 9637 acres ; perpetual leases, 44,433 acres j total, 71,086 aorcs. For the past month the area taken up nnder the perpetual system amounts to ovor 110,000 acres. The Minister of Mines has received a letter from the Premier of New South Wales, iut'mating that notice had been issued m the "Gazette" of the 2nd October cancelling so much of the regula tions of the 22nd May, issued under the Imported Stock Ac ■ of 1871 aud 1883, as will admit of foreign cattle being introduced into New South Wales on ninety days' quarantine. A despatch has been received by mail from the Agent-General referring to his proposed visit to Freiberg. He states that he arranged with Professor Roberts Austin to accompany him, with a view of obtaining a complete report upon the most recent process m use there for treatment of oree, as well as other proc.essep m use m United States and tlsewhere with which Professor Austin is familiar. Sir Dillon Bell adds that Sir Saul Samuel had informed him that he was deputed by his Government to make enquiries of the same nature, nnci to appdint competent exports to go to New South Wales. They therefore came to the conclusion that it would be an advantage to both colonies to act jointly and share the expense of the report. Dunbdin, November 6. There are at present under charge of the Industrial School 472 children, of whom 77 boys and 44 girls are m the sohool, 76 boys and 46 girls out at service, 96 boya »nd 98 girls boarded out, and 26 boys and 11 girls iv charge of friends. On the school being inspected to-day, 91 p©r cent piesed the standards. There are 166 banking accounts m connection with children out at service, who \liave over £2000 to credit m the Post Office Savings Bank. At the Presbyterian Synpd the Rev Dr Stuart was appointed Moderator for next Revs Beard and Skinner were appointed deputies to the Northern Churoh. The mission report gave an encouraging account o{ the work m the Now Hebrides. It is proposed to send another missionary to the islands. This proposal was adopted, and the Rev. Bannc-man^ Convenor, wa« appointed to visit tho i,slandß and report. Reference was made to the r.cent anti Chinese feeling and agitation, which it was said interfered with missionary work, and was therefore, condemned,

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INFERPROVINCIAL NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1989, 7 November 1888

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INFERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1989, 7 November 1888

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