[PJJB PKBSS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland, September 13 A proposal Is on font foe the establishment of » Company for the export of fruit to England, Amerlon, »ud Australia, and a publio meeting Is to bn held to conolder the matter, Tho oabjaot was dlsooased at v preliminary meeting of fruitgrowora to-day, and a report, rocommendIqc; thn formation of a Company, was adopted by thomt present. Gibbobnb, September 13 A north-westerly gale hleir here with come foroo. At five o'clock on Tuesday morning a Native nnmod Puka Atatapu left GUborne In a small keel boat', 12ft lone, for a fishing ground In the Bay. The gtle oame on ruddenly and he *as blown out to (tea. AH Tuesday night he was being blown away from Und, amidst considerable nan, When Wednesday morning broke ho foand himself out of sight of land. Ha hohtod sail and at«ered for the direction he thought the land to be. In the evening the wind went J down, and by the coustattt use of hie aonl'q he again reached the coast at 4 a.m. yesterday, after being two days and nights on the w^ter, and having eaoapod many perils. Tho man had no food but h rivrtr crayfish aud no water. I7la esoapa wai marvellous, us hla boat wat many times nearly aapdlz^d, Wellington, Septomber 13 Hla Bxcellonoy the Governor and his Bactotarv ret\ir'"dl from Nelson to-day TKo Talnnl wa§ to hove sailed from London on >he 7th Inst., and therefore fi I dv* In the colony on Ootob»r 20h, Tn the "Evening Poot" this evening Obarles Skevozjson, wno recently defeated Joseph Kemp on the Paramatta River, ohaUenncH W. Hearn for £200 a pldo, and tho sculling championship of Now Zealand The race In to take piaoe on any course agreed upon, Hearn holds the Now Zaaland obamplonnhlp.
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