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Auckland, April 17
The revenue of the v Auckland Harbor Board for the Maroh Quarter of 1889 was £10,704 lis 81, as against £6122 17s 4d, the sum for the corresponding period of
A sum of moriS? h«w been forward*, from England by the Society of Friends for the erection of a plaoe of worship lor tbe Soolety In Auoklsnd, and an allotment has been secured In Wakefield street, where a hall will be erected.
An Inquest on the remains of the woman named Mary Ann Wilson, stabbed at Arob HID, was held to-day at tbe mortuary buildings m the Hospital grounds before Dr Phllaon, Coroner. The testimony of Dr» Bell, Mackollar and Davy was to the effeot that death was caused by septlo poisoning, the result of s stab In the obest. The jary returned a verdlet of '• wilful murder" against Paget. Wellington, April 17. It Is stated that Major Porter, of Glsborne, Is to be appointed Judge of the Native Laud Court.
The repairs to the post and telegraph building whioh was burnt In April, 1887, are sufficiently advanced to enable the Telegraph Department to take possession again, and business was opened this evening. With referenoo to Sir R. Stout's speech at Inveroarglli, In 'which he expressed a desire to see access to high sohoola offered to tho poorest child In the ooontry, It may be mentioned that In the BUI drawn up by the ox-Mlnlster for Eduoatlon, Mr Fisher, there are provisions m this direction, and even more than that. The measme provides a system of 200 scholarships by means of whioh promising children may obtain free eduoatlon at the second ary sohoola, and after that there are a certain number of exhibitions open to competition, by the attainment of whioh any public school pupil may reach the University at the oost of the St»te
Greymouth, April 17. At a large meeting of the English Masonic Lodge last night a proposition to form a Grand Lodge of New Zealand was unanimously rejeoted.
Dunbdin, April 17. It was reported at tho Hospital Trustees meeting that £1000 had boon promised as a subsorlptlon to provide a' Nurses' Home, this la apart from £653 promised for a separate ward for women.
Inveroaroillj April 17. John Wells or Willis, a vagrant, was committed for trial today on a charge of setting fire to a staok of oats belonging to a settler who had refused to give him a night's lodging
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