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(rBR PRESS ABSOOIAriOW.) Wanganui, January 4, A boy named John Bason, summoned by his father for stealing apples was bad up to-day, and. pleaded goilty, He said hia mother told him to make a present of them to a woman at whose house he lived The Magistrate dismissed the charge, Baying the boy ought not to have pleaded guiJty as no felony had be9D committed. The father, Reuben Bason, was then brought xjp qn a charge of; drunkenness and using bad language. The Juutices thought imprisonment would do him good and cure him of drunken, ness, as he was a nuisance to the public He was fined 5s on flrst charge or 24 hours, and one weak for the bad language, Wellington, Janimy 4. At a meeting of the creditors of W. Clark, draper, D f . Ofcrkson and Sons, Ohriotohurab, proved for £9978, irreapeo tive of secured debts. The debtor's fuinitore, valued at £150, was given baofc to hrn. The tender of Klroaldio and Stains for purchase of the stook at 13s 9 d ia tha £ wii accepted. The French Consul In New ZaaUnd, Viaoomte Jonffray D'Abbans, shortly leaves on an extended visit to Paris, Daring his absence Dr De LosUlor Baohonet, Consul at Aden, wijl be »p-? pointed^ acting Consul, CpujSTOHUEog, January 4 An Executive Committee, with the Mayor of Christchuroh as Ghairm.n, and the President of the Chamber of Commerce as Vice Chairman, was appointed bj a public meeting to day, to take all j neceas iry steps for the proper ropresenta- [ tlon of Canterbury at thy New Zealand Jub:lee Exhibition. The Agricultural and Pastoral ABsoda tipn today, appointed a Committee to consider the advisablenesfc of altering the date of the Metropolitan Show from November 9th to later m tha year. Greymotjih, January 4. Thii afternoon a boy, aged fourteen, named Robert Mcllroy was drowmed m the lagoon at Cob den. He got out of his depth while bathing only » few feet from the b»nk. The body was recovered, a verdict of " Accidentally drowned " was returned. Timabu, January 4. The S.C.J.O. Committee have adopted the programme of the Autumu meeting to take place on May 2 and 3. It is similar to last yeat'e, reducing the total added money £700 to £640. * ' "Domsdin, January 4 George McGregor, three 1 ) oars old, son of one of the Mosgiel factory hands, was drowned In a small pool df water only about ten inohes m depth. At a meeting of the Exhibition Committee this evening, after an animated dfscuaalon It ! was resolved to recommend the Crawford street (oentrnl) site to Bb.areh elders at tha meeting next week. The Rev P* MeLaran, who arrived from Sydney by the Rotomahara, w*s warmly welcomed »t a public meeting this evening.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2029, 5 January 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2029, 5 January 1889