[FUR PttESS ASSOCIATION.] : Auckland, July 26. Rev T. F. Robortsou, nho reoeatly arrived from Sootland, has been inducted to Kie oturge of 8t Stephen's Preabyturian o'mroh, JPonaonby, vacated by Uev D. W. EaooimßD. A depntatlon waited upon the Board cf Edaoatlon to-day, aad submitted ft petition reqaeating that (be Board should no*, reaolnd the roaolut'.on gving dUore tlonary power to Committees to teaoh tempera&Qe In schools, Consideration of the matter war deferred by the Bot.rd. Mt J. 0. Firth filed a petition m bankruptcy to-day, : I■ •■ ■ " .Nelson, July 26. Lad/Oc alow arrived thij nurnlng on a, Peek's ylait to Nelson. . '  % Hokitika, Jaly 26. ' There Is groat excltuoit m over the re.ocn.t gojd dlaaoverles south of Hokitika. M'Govorn and ta.'ty bavo two feet of wash, going from half a peony weight to • pennyweight to the dish. The gold has now been traoed more than a mllo. It la thought .the lead Will, follow the line of terraoo to Lake Mahloapua, a dUta joe.of five or alx mlloi from thd Hokitika rlvei. 4. Urge rush has net In. The lead la supposed to be a bjaoh lead. Th<t gold. Is heavy nnd datk looking; the waih also has a dark oolor. Pfoepeotlng Is prooeod Ing on the aataa line of terraoe north of the town of flokitlka, a.ud It la expected tii 'fttrl^ the aima lead. \ ■ mt ? •■- -" , s - Timabu,. July 26^ ?. The piulliy ;iho« opfenedtrMayJii* the fDtm\ tfed|j DonoEue, of Ohrlitohuroh, gets six fi?«i« and five aeoonds ; Daal, Bashford, Mo-' Nalll, Howard) and Hepwortb, of Ohrietohuroh, also take prizis, and Ohtlstle Bjrt|V,Qui>trle, Ohrljtenneo, M cQ iHrrjlei vVllliamsoD, Steele, at.d Third of Oamaira jace ajgj pi-Zj.> .winners, Toe beat blrdjin the poultry ioWsfc- was ajaNelll'i blaok iangahtn ; beat canary, F. Hoopor, Thnanu ; ' .t : < hy. ■■:.:-■. ; i;J, ; ;, :■■•: DtTNBDIN, July 26. The liabilities of James Shand, f armor, are, ; ~, Unsecured, - , £7730 ; .peoured, £30.715 ; yaluo of aeouiiiies,- £31500 ; total ltibiities,'£794s. Aa^otß: -Stdobiin tr deacd 2000 Sbee'p; less 'wodl, at Abbotsford, £3300; wool, £LOOO j »h.«ep,' at Abbotaford, nver vjhioh theiWatibnat Biink holds lie^, v 4160 ; tola), . ; £346o;>r ,De - fioiei-oy, :^4485; .Among the , pneeoured oreditora M array • Uoberta r and, rCo , £1021 ; Farme s Agonoy. £740 ; Barbara t^haod, £700 ; wages. £500, , ' ' : . iNVBROAEaiiL Jnly §8,. A. Barling's fellnAODgeryat^ill Road «raß dch|roye4 by>flro early tbla ; morning. The building- wao iosqred for ; £l4o m the •New Zealand oiSo\ ond iho pontentß for £250 m the South British, Thojloaa ie £1-00 above the iuaurancos, Mr Dafliagp follmontftiy waß b irnt tuvolvo m.ontha ac^; and had not long been robuilt wte.^ xhe proaeut miator<une overtook himV. The fire which daatroyed Darling's felloaoogery this morQiog Is believed, to have originated Id a peoulUr way, ; A farmer had bpbagbt m. never »l f b»gr of tallow.' ;*pd • a$ ihy-BBbaga.werej'Wwirafter emptying them Darling put them near the boiler to dry. It was there that the fire was first not'oad, aqd. It haa alnoobeen a?oertaln.od th,at. the bags had oontalned. phoaphnr'sed oais, (h) Inference being' thai flofflolont of the ohtmloal bad been left In ttio mitarlal to Bjt It Ou fice, whan the moU^uve. evaporated,. The farmer states 5 - "that h^ h** known bags im« pregnated with phoaphoras to takejfirp, when haag out to dry In the sun. General sympathy ia fait fur D*rllog, thla be|pg the third tfma he has b'eeu b'uent out with heavy. loa|S,g(.. ;
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