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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS

(Pjbe Pbehs Association.)

Wellington, December 14. The weather is aold and unseasonable. The Directors of the Woollen Company .. have declared • dividend of 8 per oen,t {or tbe half year. The E}on, the Minister foe Education returned from Australia via the South this a terooon. Mr 3. H. Whittem, a well-known resident of this town died very suddenly last night. A number of friends had been on a visit at his home, and on thole departure to oatoh tha train It was discovered that one of the tlokets bad been left beblßd. Mr Whittem rushed oft to the station In great hsg-e. EJe reaohed the station before th.c train left, bat the exertion was too muoh for him. Soju afterwards he was discovered In a fainting oondltlon, and In a few moments expired. The deceased Buffered from heart disease; Nkison, December 14, The Bishop of Nelson and his party re- | turned horns this afternoon, and were weloomed on tbe wharf by a large oonoourse of people. A speolal thanksgiving servioe. waa subsequently held la the Cathedral. A largely attended" meeting of Kelson shareholders In the Equitable Insurance Association of New Zealand was held to-night. Messrs Oallan and Sinolair, representing the Dunedln shareholders attended, and It was resolved unanimously t6 carry on the business of the Company. Ohrjstohuhoh, Deoember 14. At tbe enquiry re the Belfast fire no additional faots were elicited. The Engineer who discovered the fire gave it as his opinion that It had been caused by a spark lodging In the roof, A vardlot waa returned that tbe fire was accidental, and that no blame was attachable to any of the employees. A strong sou/west gale blew all day In Ohrlstohuroh. It was nnaooompanied with rain, but at Lyttelton there were oo> casloaal squalls of rain and sleet. Dunedih, Deoetnber 14 [ Th» Otago Oaledonian Society have pasaed a resolution re circular from Tuwnsvllle on the condition of the High, land crofters, Intimating that any movement for the benefit of the orofters would have their entire sympathy, and that they will bo glad to 00. operate m furthering any movement for their benefit. They point out that political preasnre was brought to bear by the lata Mr Maoandrew, but waa not successful,

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888

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