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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS

♦ ■ ■ I ■. . . (PTO MWSS ASSOOIATIOIf.) Auckland, Decembar 10. It has aotually been found necessary to oloao acme of the oases of valnablo booka and manusoripts m the Pablfo Library, owing to the depredation* of visitors; One of tbe through passengsra by the AJameda wu Mr Longhead, jan,, of Saloaloa, California, who {a en route to Sydney with a party of seven, to audit hli father m the sinking of artesian wells, and boring for oil, gold, ot coal, under oontraot to the New South Wslea Governmenfc. William Sohlmel. a through paaienger by the Alameda from San Franolaoo, wa» arrested th'a afternooa on the charge of haybg m his possession four gold wttohe* on whioh duty had uot been paid. New Plymouth, Deoember 10. Daring tbe Hoa Mr Richardson* |t»y here he went carefully over the maps, plans, and repocts relative to the proposed ooaoh road to Auckland, to connect with the Walkato railway. The result waa the expression of an opinion ... that, In the Interest of settlement, two roads should be made, one from Stratford, the other up the Monu Valley. The roads would opan up a large extent of oountry of auch character Mr Richardson thinks it wonld be detrimental to the Interest of the colony to postpone the oonatruotlng of the lengths of .road requited. The diatanse is not many milea, but it would be oonveolent for driving stock to Auckland market as well as a line for Oobb's ooaob to run on to meet the train at Walkato, and thus conneot by land all the settlements m the North laland. Jessie Petrie wai to-day committed for trial for perjury, the hearing having lasted five dayp. There are four other charges of perjury pending against different parsons. The Engineer at the harbor works reports that the rubble groin, now under construction is preventing some of the sand from drifting into the harbor, and he is sanguine that the proposed groin will be a oomplete oure for the sand difficulty. Dunbdih, Deoember 10. The " Star's " correspondent aays that Mr Twopeny's suggestions to th« Go* vernment m connection with the Exhibition include Inviting the Governors and Premiers of Australia to visit the colony at the end of the year. The programme embraoes a week's stay m Dunedln, a visit to the Sounds by special steamer, travelling overland to the Lake*, thenoa on foot to Mount Oook, thence toWellington, thenoa overland to the Hofc Lakes and Auoklaud. The Government are favorably disposed towards the projeot. WEUJNGiour, December 10. During yesterday the Garrison Hall, where a Cake Fair was held last week, waa broken Into and a quantity of artlole* stolen. It is believed lad* are the perpetrators. Since Wednesday last toe taking! at the Ftir have been over £400,. which - will pay off the debt on the Girls' t'rlendlj Society Lodge.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2010, 11 December 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2010, 11 December 1888

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