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(Pan Prbsß Association.) London, May 11. i The last New Zealand mails were I , delivered m thirty-five days, the quickest time on record. The " Daily Telegraph " critio says Madam Melba is the greatest Ophelia Bimce Christine Nilsson. It is understood it was intended to create the late Francis Ormond, of Victoria, a Baronet, m recognition of his services to the cause of education. At a meeting of the Savage Club, Mr O. M. J. Edwards, tenor singer, formerly of Wellington, sang several songs, accompanied by Mr F, H. Cowen, who has lately returned from fulfilling the duties of conductor at the Melbourne Exhibition. Mr Edwards' singing was a decided success. London, May 12. It is stated that freights to the colonies will be reduced by half-a crown at once. Mr W. L. Bright, M.P. for Stoke-on-Trent, sails for Australia on Thursday.

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COLONIAL ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 14 May 1889

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COLONIAL ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 14 May 1889

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