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(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) 1 Auckland, February 26. Daniel Elkin, Mount Eden, was run over by his oart, and died from h's injuries John Ballington, of the Auckland Bowling Clnb, was taken suddenly ill on the green, and died m two hours from heart 6*186883. Henry Smith, agod four, was drowned ar Kennedy's Bay. Ho fell into thi river. A special mooting of members of tha District Grand Lodge of Auck'aud, Knglish Constitution, wm held to-night te the proposed United Grand Lodgo of Freemasons for New Zealand. There was a large attendance, and great i itorest waa manifested m tin question. The fol owing resolution was unanimously passed : — • : That m tha opinion of this meeting it is not at present advisable to form a United Grand Lodge for New Zealand, and th it this meeting would desire 'ho Uistriot

Grand Lodgo of Auckland, English Constitution, to take su<h eteps as it may deem expedient to make the opinion of members known to the Grand Lodge of England."

Blenheim, February 26, Extensive prospeoting operations for the last few months have now been rewarded by a succession of rich prospects, indicating that the provinoa Is exceedingly auriferous, the Kaimna Valley, Sounds dißtriotand the Walrau Valley proving rloh. The reefs are turujng oat splendidly.

Invjbeoaboill, February 26. The lode of tin at Pegasus was traced eevea miles by a party who came overland to Halfmoon Bay. Good Bamples of gold were also found In one of the allnvLl tin olaims Mr Asbcroft, who arrived tn town to-night, brings the convincing proof as to the existence of metal m ibe shape of a substantial smelting of ore from the lode. From a handfal of stone is a pteoe as large as a orown piece and half an Inch thick m the centre, and giving 60 per cent of weight of stoft treated. There are thousands of tons of loose blocks on the mountain containing tin, Soma doobt has been expressed as to the field because of uncertainty whether the matrix was g'anite with which suocssafal tin mining Is always associated. Granite is now believed to have been found. '

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INTERPROViNCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2074, 27 February 1889

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INTERPROViNCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2074, 27 February 1889

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