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Auckland, March 29. Il hss been decided to hold an encampment of Volunteers at Hamilton, The annual meeting of the New Zealand Stod Company, fixed fur to-day, lapsed for want of a qaorum, The report stated that the shipment of horses to India m August Itst year proved unsuccessful, principally because of the overstocked state of the market. The profit and losa account shotted a loia caused by death and revaluation of etcoV. A small profit was ahown on the working account. A man named William Witt, a settler In the district f,r 40 years, was killed at M»ku,rl thia morning. He was driving a dray wheo the horses were startled. Witt jumped off, slipped, and the wheel passed over bis chest. He dind shortly after. Woodviilb, March 29. A little girl named Brlghtwell was accidentally killed this evening by falling before the wheels of a brake which passed over her body. D|e»th was instantaneous. Wellington, March 29. At a maetlng of the Commissioners of the Melbourne Exhibition, Sit J. Hector presided, The total cost, it was stated »t the meeting, of the New Zealand Ojurt has been been about £300 m Qxoees of the vote of £5000, and the estimates of expenditure approved by tbe Commissioners m Maroh last have been closely adhpred to, notwithstanding that a space of 23 000 feet was occupied Instead of only 10,000 a* was at one time contemplated The chief items In whlor! extra expense had been Incurred were freight oartage and Insurance, and this was due to the bulk of exhlhits sent from the colony, being very largely In excess of what the Commission had been led to expect. The schedule of awards showed that New Zealand exhibitors gained 6 special ; 127 first, 100 seconds, 54 thirds, 11 fourths and 30 honorable mentions, or a total of 334 prlgas. The Exeoutive Committee submitted a draft of the report I of the Commission to his Excellency the Governor, which Is In an advanced state ■ of preparation. They also reported that by arrangement with the Government 180 cases of exhibits bad been despatched from Melbourne on 28th February to Pa*is Exhibition, 65 to Danedin Exhibition, and 200 to the various exhibitors, and that the remainder will all be shipped by the steamer leaving Melbourne on the 2nd prox. Dr Henry Taylor, of Greytown, an old •ettler, died this morning, aged severitynine. Timaru, Maroh 29. At the R.M. Conrt the South Canterbury Refrigerating Company were prosecuted under the Stamp Duties Act, Section 10, m effect for insuring a ship meat of fn sen meat In a Home office and paying no "stamp duty In the colony on the policy. The penalty Is £'2pt>. The ohlef evidence was obfafnad from the Secretary under a strong objection by oounsel for the Company. The decision was reaetyed, Wm, Perpy Smith, a laborer Hying In one of the suburbs, was remanded till tomorrow on a charge of breaking into tbe Melville Hotel and stealing provisions end 2s 3i m money from tbe bar luyEROABGiLL, March 29. The condition of Douglas, stationmaster at Riversdale, who got oaught by the foot m a pressing and had hla foot smashed by a waggon, fa perjoofl. The flfsh was pinched frem the Inside of the leg and the main artery punoturedv Amputation will be necsaeary, but the prostration from loss of blood is top grept to permit of the operation; . . /: Peter Kelly, a farmer at Hlliend, la m the hospital with his legs cut about vevy bidly, having fallen before a reaper.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2098, 30 March 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2098, 30 March 1889