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* [PBB PBESS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland. March 4, -TheJWAltete Viaduot, Walkato. which has been completeaVwas tested on Saturday, with satisfactory results. The structure Is 115 feet high and 400 feet long, of Iron on conorete foundation. : The New Zealand University Senate have awarded the Bowen prlza of 1888 to John 0. Westall, an undergraduate, who matrioulated at Canterbury College last year. On the motion of Sir R. Stout, It was resolved to represent to Government that the time has arrived when an astronomical observatory should be established In connection with one of the New Zealand Colleges. Wanganui, Maroh 4. At the Harbor Board meeting It was resolved to accept the tender of Mr Law who undertakes to oarry out Thatoher's scheme for fasolne protective works at tbe Heads provided ho agrees to certain additions and alterations to the specifications. If the scheme Is not successful, the Harbor Board Is free from all liability, and the contractor bears all the expense. If the work proves praotloal and stable, the oost of the fasolne work oarrled out to the sea m continuation of the present breakwater la to be paid for by the Board at £2 per foot Palmerston Nobth, Maroh 4. At a meeting held here on Saturday night In aid of the Parnell Defence Fund a goodly sum was colleoted m the room. Letters of apology for absenoe were read from the Hon Mr Ballance, Mr T. Hutchison and Mr MeGulre, eaoh expressing sympathy with tbe eauie. The meeting was an enthusiastic one, and good speeches were delivered. Woodville, Maroh 4. The discovery of a silver deposit Is reported from Norsewood. A Pahlataa settler named Revlez and another are reported as havlog been lost ln the busb. Tbey went out oattlehunting on Thursday, and have not sinoe been heard of Search parties sent out failed to find any traoee of the missing men. Wellington. Maroh 4. Hamilton, defendant m a case of infraction of the Beer Duty Aot, on Saturday, through his solicitor, paid Into the R.M. Oourt the sum of £200 on aooount of a ftae of £250 which had been inflicted upon him. It is understood tbat the Commissioner of Customs remitted the balance of tbe penalty, and has also waived the forfeiture of defendant's brewery plant, whioh wea one of the penalties under tbe conviction. Dunedin, Maroh 4. A meeting was held to-night with the objeot of forming a Kindergarten, the To trn Hall being crowded, ,many being ladle.. The Bishop of Nelson delivered an address on the Kindergarten System, giving results of his personal observation of the subject, and strongly advocating the adoption of this method of instruction. On the motion of Dr Belcher, rector of the High School, it was resolved that a Kindergarten Association be formed, and - Committee was appointed to give effeot. Dr Stuart being oalled upon said he was not favorable to the system, as he thought ohildren should be left to run about, anil gain strength rather than do work under the guise of play. Invbboabgixl, March 4. Charles J£ldd was today committed for trial at the Supreme Oonrt on a oharge of stealing a cow and a calf:belonging to a neighbor named L.log. l Accused Is a brother of Sophia Kldd, who was convicted at tbe Supreme Oourt last year for a similar off.nee. Counsel for acoused said that the prosecution was a oansplraoy ; to drive the family out of the distriot. $(dd was onoe before charged with theft qf sheep, but was acquitted.

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INTERPROVINGIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2079, 5 March 1889

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INTERPROVINGIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2079, 5 March 1889