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* (PIR PRBBB ASSOOIAHOW.) Wblltnoton, January. l 7 A proclamation m the "Gazette" notifies that recruits for the Artillery aad Torpedo Corps, with th -\ exception of special artifioera, engineers, eleotricians, tradeamon, or men who have serve 1 m her Majesty's Naval, Military, or Colonial Forces, sha'l be selected fr.nn the members of the Volunteer Foroo who are under twenty-eight years of a**, and have completed at least one year's efficient eervica at tie time of makbg their application. i'h-j rdtarn of revenue collects! at tho General Post Offioa for the quarter en:led 3lßt D cember, 1888, ?ran £44,853, a3 asja'nst £46,930 for the corresponding period of the previous year Auckland, £5820; Ghri taharoh, £4823; Dunedlu, £4699 ; Wellington, £4850. The telegraph revenao wa<j £5253, ai againet £5808 for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. In the money order branch 42,726 orders were issued for £144 199, as against 41,980 for £142,930 for the c irresponding period The Savings Bank accounts opened were 4523, as againat 4502; dosed 3970, aa against 3849. The amount of deposits was £355,427, as ag mat £346 994 ; the amount of withdrawals, £360,053, aa against £292,441; excess of withdrawals over deposits, £4626. Nunaher of po3tal notes sold, 37,904 for £14,597, as aga'nst 3 1,699. sold for £12,602. The Imm'gration and Emigration re turns for December show the arrivals to be 2298 persons, and departures 1250 No Chinese arrivals or departures are reported during the period The prinoipal arriva's were from— United Kingdom, 658; Victoria, 944; New South Wales, 528 Departures for United Kingdom, 67 ; Victoria, 700 ; New South Wales, 386. Dunbdiw, January 17. At the Police Court Archibald Blue was sentenced to three months' hard labor for assaulting Detective McGrath. The detective had gone to arrest a son of the acoused on a charge of larceny when Blue sen., who appeared to be under the influence of drink and very excited, closed with the detective, and having a tomahawk m his hand, struck the latter a tap on the forehead. The detective with two blows of the handcuffs did Blue con siderable injury, r>nd assistance coming he was arrested. The police have no clue to the mother of the child whose body was found m tho harbor. At the inquest the medical evidence was to the efEeot that the body was too { deoompoßed to allow of judgment being 'ormel a) to whether the child lived ibe Coroner said whon an infant was fouad dead the law presumed it was born dead, unless there was proof of it having lived. An open verdiot was returned.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2040, 18 January 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2040, 18 January 1889