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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889
(PBH PEEBB ASSOCIATION.) t Auckland, Febiuary 1. A. man named Win. Henry JNeale, a phoemaker at Devonport, attempted Buioido by outting bis throat this rooming. He had bean Buffering from mental depression, and yesterday took a quantity of laudanum from the effects of which ho recovered. The wound, which was i fltcted with a knife, is deep and several inches long, bat the main artery is not eevered. Tbe Th Bines whaleboat orew have agreed to thn terms of the Waitemata men for a nutch for £50, to take pleo at the Thames on the 9 h lost. The J. M Gelling, arrested on board the Richmond at Samoa, is the Town Olerk of Hamilton. The Board of Kdooition hare agreed to » proposil to establish a practising sohool for teachers at Mount Albert, snd Mr N. Heath has ba<m appointed head master at > a salary of £250 per annum. The Auokland Regatta Oommlttea reoelved a letter to>n(ght from Rusnell and Campbell, solicitors, who wrote oa behalf of tbe Waitemata orew, claiming first prize ; m the Champion Whaleboat Race, and warning the Committee not to pay the money to the Thames men, on the ground hat the Wwitemata boat was tbe first and only one to past the pout, Tbe Oommltthe resolved to nphold the deolsion of Mr Montgomery, tbe umpire, In awarding the raoa to the Thames orew, The regatta expenses amounted to £410, and there Is a defiolt of £50 to be met, Wanganui, February 1. The Inquest on McDonald, who was burnt m the buah on his land at Wangaehu, resulted m a verdict of "Accidental death by burning. " Dt ceased evidently had mi^e a hard struggle for life. The man reported missing from Turaklna turned up last nlnht at hie home. He oannot recollect what ooaurred from the time he left his work to get some koromtko. It Is supposed he had an attack of sunstroke and became insensible. The Native Land Court business m making bat slow progress, Mr Ward, who is presiding, has nearly finished tbe succession olaims, but fears to commence the regular business pending tbe decision of the Government as to the appointment ofajadge? Wblmngtow, February 1. The total amount of Customs revenue collected within the colony for the mouth of January was £112,612 The sums oolleoted at the prlnolpal port! were :— Auckland, £24,996 ; Wellington, £21,816; Lyttelton snd Obristohuroh, £15,133 : Danedin. £33,872. Ten months of the financial year are now completad dariDg whioh period the revenue has aggregated £1,207,691 The Treasurer's eßtimate for tbe same time was £1,252,000, po that the defiolt at * present date is £14,309. Last month's reoelptg In beer duty came to £5139, making a total for the ten months of £41,791, a defioenoy of £709. The Minister for Education returned from the south this morning. The Oolonlal-Seoretary leaves tonight for Gisborae, At the annual meeting of the Gas Company the report showed that the dlreotort were enabled to write off £1000 for depredation and declare the usual dividend (15 per cant) absorbing £12,000 and carrying something forward. Although there was no greater ooniumption of gas last year £1000 more coal was burnt than m the previous year. This Is attributed to the Inferior quality of the coal. The Chairman said the coal miners' strike m New South Walei had not affected the Company ; m faot it had done good as it led to an Increase In the demand for coke. Several speakers thought the Company had nothing to fear from electric lighting competition. Nelson, February 1. The forty-seventh anniversary of Nelson was observed as a close holiday. The weather was fine. The Friendly Societies' Fete was the greatest attraction, and was largely attended. The mile race was won by Winter, of Takaka, Strange 2, Blackbee, of Save'oak, 3. Time, 4ml n 41seo. The half-mile race was won by McGlfford, of Wellington. Time, 2mlu 7 2-shs sec Two mile walking by Gay, of Nelson. Anniversary Handicap, Oilnob, of Blenheim, 1, Nesbltt 2, Sarman, of Wanganul, 3. A dancing contest for £100, between T. MoKty, of Ohrlstoburob, and D. Bdobanan, a new arrival, took place to-ni«ht, and w»a awarded to McKay. Wbstport, February 1. .Carl J. Peterson, a resident of Paris, w*as found drowned m the lagoon, where he had been fishing. Greywouth, February J. Between twolve and one o'clock this morning a fire broke oat ar Wallsend, Brannerion. «Slx huts and Robinson's boarding house, a ten-roomed building, occupied by Mr Hardy, were burned. Only for the energy of the Inhabitants and the plentiful water supply, there was ('singer of all Wallsend being destroyed. The fire started m one of McDonald's huts, occupied by Armstrong on a night shift at the bridge. The origin of the fire Is a mystery. Hoblnson Is insured m the New Zealand for £200. Oheistohuroh, February 1, At a meeting of tbe Agricultural and Pastoral Association It was decided to postpone consideration of the alteration of the date of tbe Metropolitan Show, til next month, all the members to be circularised and allowed to vote by proxy oa the question, It was agreed to assist the proposed Wellington Show, but pointed out that tbe dots, suggested will oltsh with tbe Oer&arn and Dunedin Shows. Frederick Olapham was committed for trial to-day on four charges of forging the name of F. Fry, of Jollje's fass, to cheques on the Colonial Bank for £20, £6, $15, and £20 respectively, and uttering the same to various tradesmen m town. Dunedin, February 1. Inspector Goyen has been appointed a Fellow of the Linnean Society. At the Wosley on Conference last evening it was lesolved that those trusts m arrears with contributions towards the expense of the model deed bo allowed till March 31st next to make payment, after that date the amount to be made a levy on tbe cirouit income. U was decided that the levy for the children's fund for 1 1869 be 16 per cent, At this for noon's sitting the income for the Home Miieioc fund for the year was reported as £2513. This included a bequest from " a friend of missions "of £200, A similar bequest to the Foreign Mission fund was reported. At the annual meeting of tba Soolety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held to-day Mr Justice Williams was reelected President. During the year there has been 12 prosecutions and 11 convictions. The membership la now 801, being an increase of 62, and the subscriptions have risen from £103 6i to £123 9j, 138 oases have been investigated, and 92 persons oan'loned. iNTEROAnaiLL February 1. The Land Board today granted applications for a tramway, jetty, tallraoea and water-rights on Port Pegasas tinfield. Several were held over, owing to topographical data of tbe district In the Survey Department beiog incomplete. The Education Board find they have been too stringent m retrenchment, as they hara a credit balance of £1400, a state of things unprecedented In the district. The Board resolved to promote Mr Hendry to fall Inspectorship at £350 per annum and actual travelling expeoaei, and to fnvlte applications for an Assistant [aspect jr at £275 and similar expanses, [fc was pointed oat that Mr Hendry waj inspecting 103 sohools. as against 182 m the Ot>Ko district, whlflU h%\ Hues [nanQQtQri,
INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889
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