♦ (FBB PBBBB A88OOIATIOW.) Drowned AuoKiuJfD, Jane 11. The body of a gtorokefper named O»rey m foaod m the Wuiotnlo river, near Kawakawu. He wanted to orcss at Q a.m. , but a settler In the neighborhood tod him to wait till morning. It la ■opposed he attempted to swim Boron, and was drowned. The "Weather The weather on the West Ooait has been my bad. The steamer Galrloob bad a narrow escape, having to ran Into Raglan short of ooal. Some of the oattle frbloh were on board were lost, The Rowbv left Kurhla on Saturday with a barge la tow, »»cl anxiety 1* felt for her safety. The Groar Meat Company. WiLLiifoioif, June 11 The Dlrestors of the Gear Meat Company have declared an Interim dividend at the rate of 10 p«*r cent per annum. Piercing the Country A proposal ha> T>een made by the Wel-llngton-Manawatu Railway Company, In conjunction with the Icoil bodies, to out a toad from Shannon over the Tararua ranges to pleroe the Walrarapa dlstiiot, near Ekatahuna. When the road Is oonsttooted It will be shorter to bring oattle by It than by rail. Un'on Fbildinq, June 11. The Fe'ldlng Masonio L >dge has deolded to join the movement In favor of a united Grand Lodge. Supposed Suicide. CHBfSTpHTOCH. Jane 21. An elderly man named Reid, living alone In North Cbrlttoburob, died this morning from a wound In the throat presumed to be self leflioted. He called out to his neighbors that he had out his throat, arjd reoommendlog them to send for the police. They did bo, and Constable Scott found Reid lying m a pool of blool, the wound looking as If made yesterday, Be was removed to tbe hospital, but he died 00 the way. Dunedra Law Courts. Dunbdin, Judo 11. The Law Society has agreed to the alteration of the Law Courts provided that the aooostlo properties and ventilation pf the Supreme Court are Improved. Proctor. Jones and Go's. Failure. At the meeting of Messrs Proctor, Jones and Cos. creditors tbe liabilities were stated by the debtors to be £23,600, assets £20,500. Mr John Davle and &f r Jones, of Messrs P. Hayman and Co. were appointed to investigate the debtors' statement. The Missing Tourists Captain Malcolm and Mr Young, who went to Mi'ford on an exploring tour, and about whom grave fears were entertained, returned to D'anedln by tbe Ohau 1 to-day* mmmm^^^ m
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