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[PEB PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland, February 14. A man named Arthur Selby was drowned to-day whilst bathing m the Waikato river. Further intimation has been received by Professor Schmidt that he h,as been appointed Knight of the Noble Order of the Grown of Italy. Wellington, February 14. The " Gazette " contains a proclamation by the High Commissioner prohibit-; ing the supply of intoxicating liquor to Natives of the Western Pacifio by British subjects under penalty of fine and imprisonment, Nelson, February 14. The funeral of Mr Ltvsstam, Jtf.H,^., was the largest whioh bus taken place here. Business places were all closed. Blenheim, February 14 T*o mcD, Miller and Oookburn, spielers J attending the Pelorus raoes yesterday, wero seen by Pickering, hotelkeeper, Havelook, oorolog out of his bedroom m the evening with a bag of jewellery. He detained them and sent for the polioe. The Bench committed them this morning. Greymscth, February 14. A woman uamed Lincoln was fonnd dead In her bed at Taylorville this afternoon. She had been m the distriot for three month*, and was formerly musio teacher at Dunedin and Kumar a. An Inquest will be held. IiNfaROARGiLL. February 14 The Agricultural and Pastoral Asscolation's field competition for reapers and binders takes place to morrow . Several of the agents are wroth because points for draught are not provided for, light draught being the strong point of several machines. Dunedin, February 14. At a preliminary publio meeting tonight, to consider the sweating system, the hall was crowded. Mr Downle Stewart, M.H.R,, was ln the chair. After a good deal of speaking It was decided to appoint a Oommlttee to consider how the evils of ' sweating oould best be met; that the Committee formulate a basis of Operations, and submit suoh to a mass meeting of citizens, to be hold about three weeks. hence. The Oommlttee consists of seven, of whom three are ladles. A distressing bathing aootdent ooourred at Hooper's Inlet, the Peninsula, to-day ( A family named Store, were down there for a holiday. Agnes ¬Ľnd Annie, abont 20 and 21 went In to bathe. They swam across the ourrent whioh runs out to sea there, bnt In returning, they apparently became exhauetod, as they were observed to sink, The father, who was not far off, observed the occurrence, and Immediately rushed In, but was swept away by the ourrent and narrowly osoaped himself. One body has been recovered. The vlottms were two fine healthy girls, and m the regatta they came In second In the ladles' raoe. The father Is caretaker In the' National Insurance Offioe.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889