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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS

S?S ( PBB PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

Auckland, November 21. The partioalara disoloaed at the inquest on the remains of the boy Arohibald Olark, who was drowned at o oromandel, are of a distressing natnre. ' The oiother of deceased BOiualiy saw the child's body floating down the river, not cob Id do nothing to save him. . The will of Mr James Leslie, of Parnall, who died the other day, shows that he b queathed the sum of £5000 for the establishment and maintenance of an Orphanage to be erected m Aaokland. Orphans and destitute children of all races and creeds are to be admissible, bat the | Inmates are to be educated tn the doctrine of the Presbyterian Churoh. The Anglioan Diocesan Synod was prorogued yesterday m the afternoon. Some warmth was displayed m an argument as to the advisability of holding revival nervioeß. The Rev J. S. Hill wanted a week of speoial prayer, and he urged that the Ohuroh should provide seasons for prayer. Home of the olergy § aye it to be understood that If these services were held they would not take part, as they did noc think them the best nWacß of awakening spiritual life. Eventually It was decided to ask Bishop Oowle to appoint a week of prayer daring the Lenten season; Blenheim, November 21. At the A. and P. Show to-day there wan grand weather. Entries of horses 99, merinos 50, longwools 26, cattle 27 There are large entries of dairy prod uqe and Implements, "[ Wellington, November 21. v Mr Richard Fairbrother his been reelected mayor of Oirtdrtoni without opposition* . - v i;. The local direotors of the New Zealand Antimony Company have received cable advice that the result of the reoentornsh ing of two and a half tons of quartz sent Home from the gold mine at Jaokson'B Bead is of a satisfactory oharaoter, and asking that a larger sample should be forwarded. Arrangements have accordingly been made for getting bot ten tons more stone from the mine. Ever alrcaj it was opened and worked, efiortß have been made to adopt and apply a method long practised of ''running" crude meta> from the raw ore. The process has just been auccesefully aco )tnpllshed by M<* W. A. Fltzherbert, engineer to tbe Company, Mr and Mrs Agnew, who were reotnMy bound over to keep the peace for Insulting behavior to members of the Government, were given Into custody fUs evening for Insulting the Premier. . : ; . „ The Premier expects to leave for the Eooth, accompanied by Mr Milohelaon, In the first week m Deoember for the purpose of paying hit promised visit to .Otago to laspeot tbe rente of the Ofcago Central Railway. '* , Matthew Pollen, a married man, engaged as ganger on the reclamation j contract, had his right leg badly smashed this afternoon, through being j named between the buffers of two tracks. It is feared amputation #111 be nedeFgary . Mr Wm, Power, formerly of Wellington, write* .from Sudest Island (New Guinea) digglDgq : " The oolor of gold can be got at the heads of all ranges and gullies. There is no waßh ; only by aoraplng •revloea with a chisel, pointed plot, or a knife, a persevering man may get ldwt per day, or less m many Instances. I wish to point out to New Zaaland diggers who were at the Kimberiey goldfield that this Is not half so good, and the climate v unsuitable for Europeans to work without great danger to their health. There Is nothing to warrant a rush at present, I hope this will bo made bb public as possible, as it may be the means of saving many men from great misery and loss of life." The " Grown Lands Guide," the pnblloatlon of whloh hta not been made for some time, will be again Issued shortly. Ohbistohuboh, November 21. A girl, three years old, the daughter of William Gleeson, was drowned In the river Waiau about noon to-day. Dunbdin, November 21. At the Balolutha Police Court, Joseph Valentine wasoommltted for trial for the murder of his illegitimate child, At the Weßleyan Dlstrlot meeting today it was announced tbe dsbt had been reduced to £305 : number of ohurohes 23, other preaching places 45, ministers and probationers 12, looal preachers 49, members 1040, Sunday schools 36, scholars 2180, total attendance at public worship 6409.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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