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♦- {PBB PBXBS ASSOCIATION.,) Affairs m Samoa* Auckland, January 10. The steamer Blobmond was delayed yesterday m order to take a despatch from tbe German OooMl-Oeneral of Australia to Samoa. The despatch was cabled " argent," and was la cypher after consultation with tbe authorities of Berlin. Village Settlements. . The Hon. Mr Richardson arrived last ntght, bavins made a complete tour of tbe Hortbern districts, including tbe village settlements. Tbe special settlers will require advances, and road works from ike Government for another two years before they can live on the returns from the land. The settlers all oppose unemployed being sent on the land. Sudden Death Pauobston North, January 10. Colin MoKeozle, a wellknown settler, Aiopped dead this morning m front of bis Metdenee at Aahnrst. Fomnd Drowned. TimaruJ January 10. David Milne, 20, a laborer at Pareora Station, came to town for the New Year holiday and has been missing since. Tbe J>ody was found to-day m a shallow oreek * few miles from town on a roundabout isead home. A watch and some money •waain bis pockets. Be was a sober and •quiet yovng man. Charitable Aid m Dunedln. Duvxmx, January 10. Mr Houghton, as Chairman of the hospital trustees, m his annual address deplores that the Charitable Aid Act Is sapping the springs of private benevolenoe and urges a return to tbe voluntary system. Mr Boloman, Chairman of the Benevolent Trustees, In his annual address said that various schemes of charitable reform had been suggested, bat nothing practical resulted. Inspector Maogregor has expressed himself perfeotly •atisfied with the management of the Caversham Institution and a year ago had Inspected forty eases of out-door relief, without discovering an unworthy ease, or one not perfeotly ocrrect. With • view to ascertain where the alleged overlapping took place the trustees sent circulars to fifty ministers oonneoted with Charitable organisations m the olty, bat only six replies were reoelved and the majority of the writers decline to give any information. The introduction of the labor teat has been tbe meats of substantially reducing applications for oatdoor relief. Alleged Infanticide. Joseph Valentine was oharged at the ffcsprenae Court to-day with tbe Infantioide of the Illegitimate ohild of Jane Porter, of which he was tbe father. Sir K. Stout and Mr Howorth of lnveroarglll appear for the defence. A Ban Bird. IirvsBCABOiLL, January 10, Daring the tour of Hall's party on tbe West Coast, they found traoks reoently made whloh are believed to be those of tbe Takahe, NotornU Manttlli. The foot prints of the bird measure eight Inches f font tip to tip.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2033, 10 January 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2033, 10 January 1889