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Auckland, September 23
A French gnnidlgger, named Frauolß, was drowned on Saturday, while prooeeding In an open boat to the field where he was working. The weather was bo squally that his mates would not accompany bim, and half an hour efter ho left the boat was oapß'zed In a eqaall. WoodvillEj September 23. A man named Kitby, employed on tno Gorge works, met with a fatal accident tbia afternoon. He was reaching for the ropo of the otge which epacs the river at the tunnel when he slipped from the itage on to ibo rooks In tin bed of the river, a depth of 20ft. Hla arm was shattered and hla hoad split open. Death ensued shortly after.
Nelson. September 23.
A large tpsolnunof the ribbon fish, 12ft Jong, 15 a deep, and 3ia wide, was caught In the harbor to-doy. These deep sea fish are very rare
Masterton, September 23,
A fire broke oat at Johnston and White's fl.x-mWs, Opakl, this morning, and destroyed 18 bales of dressed fibre, aootoher and tow sheds, and all the maohluety. Tbe lcsa la £300 ; no m Buraooe.
Wbllinqiok, September 23
A sad fatality oconrrdd at Kalringa, Manawatu, on FrlcUy, A girl of five years ami a boy of two, the latter a son of Mr Barmelatar, were playing In the road when the boy fell into a ditch and was drowned before a^aUtapoe arrived, ell efforts to resasoltf»te him proving fruitless.
The barque Rebecca Oro well has arrived here from Brisbane to load flix for New York. She will probably be followed by the barque Rud Josephy, also with a cargo of fl«z.
Additional eusveyoro are to be put on In Auckland, Hawke'a Bay, and Wellington, to get land ready for settlement.
A movement Is on foot In the Walrarapa district to make a presentation to Mr Henry Barmy, lv recognition of his long serviaes, political and otherwise.
Some time back a stranger who had just arrived from Melbourne, reported to tho police that he had baen assaulted and robbed by a man whom he had asked to direct him to the wharf. The poltoe h*ve socooeafnlly followed up the olae, and a man named Edward Molotosh, tn assistant ocok at the Moant Oook Artillery Btrrkoke, was taken Into custody oa bu«plolqn of being the prepetrator of the cflfjnoa. The mUslng watch and chain were found In Molntosh's bedroom.
CmuBTq?URpH, September 23.
At a Bpeqla.l meeting of the Canterbury <Jockey Olub, held this afternoon, the rules of raolng proposed by tho Wellington Oonferonpe were adopted. It was suggested that the adoption should be delayed, but the Chairman urged th»s this would be discourteous to the dele* gatea. It was ultimately ngreed to assent to another conference during tbe Dunedin Exhibition meeting if desired by the other Olubs,
It Is reported that Merrle England has baen sold privately to a Sydney eporteman t r £1500.
Twelve samples of milk from separate dairies e^pplyip? Ohrlstohuroh have been submitted t6 'Professor Biokerton fot analysis He reports them pare and of good quality.
Tjmartt, September 23.
4o attempt was made to set fire to the Walton Flour Mill', Iforrytown, on Saturday night. Dptecfclve Nelll Is now out: Inquiring into the matter, The gee was put out before muoh damage had been done.
Oamaru, September 23.
At tho nomination of candidates for the Oamaru seat m the House of Represent** tlvea to-dny Mr T. W. Hlslop and Mr D. Dunn were nominated. The ahow of hands were In f*vor of Mr Hislop, The poll Ukes pUoa on Monday next. Dunemn, September 23.
At to.day?s of (he Dlstrlot Court In Bankruptcy , John Ford, grocer, had his certlfiaate suspended for two yea'e. The Oommlttfle of the Early Closing Assoolallon ha?e decided to ask all the Ministers In the city on a speolal Sunday to appeal to their congregations to pledge theme lvos not to shop after six o'clock la the evening. The Trades' Union and Bootetleß are aino to be asked to support the movement.
Pok'j? OHALifEBO. September 23. Ttio I Jnlo, Ospb Kidney, from Piydiouth via Capetown and Hfobart, arrived at the Heads at 10.45 p.m. yesterday and anohoyed atull 1 \ p.na, to-day. She brings 8(| pftHßengsra and c|OOQ tons 1 of o»rgo. ' 'On September I7th VyVuiam Warlfng, a thl'd-olaaa paoaepger for Auoklund, died of pbthlsln. Her dates are : Plymouth, Augaat 10 h 5 Toneriflfe, 15th ; Oipetown, 31st ; Hobart, Septembev 1,9 h.
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