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Auckland, April 18. A young man named McLean was killed yesterdty, at Walpa, by tbe fall of a tree. Members of tbe H. A.O B. Soolety presented Bro Falrweather, the President of the Auckland branch, with a gold cross last night.
The mullet preserving industry at K«l---para Is becoming a great success, and numerous looal and foreign orders are to hand.
Two Masonic addresses will be pr« 0 mted to Lord Onslow In Auokland ; one from the oraf t as a whole, and the other from the Provincial Giand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.
Wanganui, April 19. A deputation from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, consisting of Messrs Duthie and Gale, wafted on the Local Chamber with reference to terms of trading. Mr Duthie fltated the purposes of tho deputation, and said tbat it must be obvious to all that the long credit given by wholesale houses to retailers, ani by retailers to their customers was largely responsible for the unhealthy condition into which trade m New Zealand has fallen. Thia faot he said waa admitted, but there would bo come diffioulty m remedying It, However, a large number of merchants m the principal oentres had agreed to a limitation of terms of oredit to take effect from first June or July next, and they were now endeavoring to ascertain how they would be supported m their action. Mr Gale also expressed hia opinion on the subject After a general conversation it was decided not to pass any resolution at present, but to postpone the consideration of the question to next quarterly meetiog of the Wanganni Chamber.
Tbe Dlstriol Oourt held before Judge Rtnson has closed after a two days' Bitting. There was nothing oflmportanoe on the list.
fhe meeting of the Wanganol and West Ooasfc R'fl» Association opened to-dty with 65 entries. Matohes fired : Maiden, 200 and 400 yds, 7 shots, won by M. Chrey, a civilian, with a total of 60 poms ; No 1 Match, 200 and 400 yds, 7 shots, won by Oapt Somervllle with a total of 60 points ; No 2 Match, 300 and 500/ds, 7 shots, won by Oapt Fiyger, Wdoganal, wlib a total of 69. There are three matches to be fired to-night. Tbe light is bad and the weather threatening. Wbllikotok, April 17. The law will be allowed to take its oourse m the case of the Native Haere Tapere, who lies m Napier gaol under sentence of death for the murder of the Pook family. No date Is yet fixed for the execution. Blenheim, April 19 A man named A. MoMißtera, Inspector of tbe Awatere Koad Biard, was iound dead m his hut at Awatere on Thursday. He is supposed to have died two days previously. At tbe inquest held to-day a verdict of "Found Dead " was returned. Deceased was a single man over 50 years of age, and had been a resident of the district twenty years. He had been drinking. The football match between tbe Rivals 1 Olub (Wellington) and the looal Union .played here this afternoon resulted In a draw, each slda scoring two tries. The game was a pre ty even one. The return matoh takes place on Monday. The sitting of the Supreme Ooart whloh commences on Wednesday promises to be interesting. The Bank of New ZaaUnd sues a leading merobant for close apon £10,000, and there Is an action for slander against a Bank manager, the damages being laid at £500. The orlmtaal calendar is a light one. Ohbistohuboh, April 19. At the annnal meeting of the North Canterbury Board of Eduoatlon yesterday a lengthy discussion re Inspectors followed on Mr Alfred Saander'a motion to reduce the number to two and to pay them £500 each, this to oover travelling expensed. An amendment that the salaries be ralosd to £500 with travelling . allowances w»b proposed. Both matters were deferred till next meeting consequent on the lahe sitting. Mr J. Hogben, one of the present Inspectors, has resigned, having accepted the headmascerahlp of the Timaru High Sohool. : Tha oostume orlcket match In aid of Herrick'a Destitute Men's Mission Home brought together a very small attendance of spectators, despite the fine weather. The players were dressed In (he oostume of last century. Four hundred and sixty volunteers started last n'ght by special train for Moeraki, Nosth, for threedaya encampment, Oulonel Lein, Major Slater and the staff officers preoeded them, and a special train containing the aouthern oontlngent reached oatnp at 3 this morning. The weather to-day was squally, but the usual matotxvrea were oarrled out successfully*
Oaharu, April 19. There Is an active dtmand f ot farming propectles m thia district, andgwithln tbe past few wet kg many farms have changed hands.
Dunedin, April 18, Another exhibition of the Maxim gun was given to 4 a y» whloh was ac satisfactory as the previous one. Major-General Strange, whl}e on his way to Mouat Oook, will give the Oamaru Volunteers an opportunity of Beelng the gon at work. The Education Board censured a aubmban teaoher on whose letter, oouohed In extraordinary langntge, a pupil teaoher bad been dismissed. The girl Is to be reinstated In the servide. One of the mem. bars strongly urged that the Head Master should be dismissed It is aot improbable that legal proceedings may be Instituted by tbe girl's father.
Inveroargill, April 18. The station reafdenoe on Wyndlay, the property of the Hon R. Qampbell, was burnt last Monday. Tho house was occupied by a man named Selwood, whose wife, while engaged In housework, heard a scream m an adjoining room, She found that her boy, nineteen months old, had knocked a kerosene lamp off the mantel with a broom, that the ojl running Into the nro had burst Into flames, and tbat the Infant's clothes were on fire. Having whipped a blanket round him and carried him outside, she returned to put out the fire as «he supposed. She then went out again to examine the obild, and whl'e doing ao the fire revived In the house.. The woman being exhausted by her exertions could do nothing to stay it. Selwood lost all his effects, Including some breeding ferrets. He had an itisuranco of £60 In the South British, and loses £100 over tbatsam. J?he honse waj lainred, fenk tb« amount md 0&u u« wkQQwgi ,
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