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[per press association.]

Auckland; June 2,

The steamer Mararoa, which arrived to day from South, .'ran, the distance from Gisborne ;in twenty hours and threequarters.

Napiek, June 2

The Liberal Association*, after trying in vain to get a local candidate or Mr Fishe to stand for the Napier seat at the next election against Mr Ormoncl, have decided to invite Sir Robert Stout.

It is currently reported that Mr G. A. Preece, R.M., is to be one of the new Native Land Court Judges. It has also been represented to the Government from Napier, .that it is desirable to appoint a legal practitioner to the office of Resident Magistrate.

Wellington, June 2.

The second commission in the Imperial Army, recently competed for by New Zealand officers, has been gained by Mr Sissley Davidson, son of Major-General Davidson, of Cantez-bury. Mr Davidson, who formerly held a lieutenant's commission in the Nelson College Cadets, has been gazetted to the Somersetshire Regiment, late 13th, Sir Robert Hale's 'Jellalabad Regiment, now stationed at Jellalabad.

In effecting repairs to a house on Thorndon Quay, a suit of convict clothes, bearing the New Plymouth gaol mark, was found stuffed in the studs of a bow window. They were mouldy and had evidently been there for years. The clothes have been recognised by the gaolers as the suit worn by Crabtree, when he escaped from Mount Cook" gaol two or three years ago.

The Education Department is circulating the scheme of forming school libraries, which is in voguo in some of the Christchurch public schools. The principle of the plau is the voluntary ■lending 'of books by children for use amongst their schoolmates. It involves no monetary expense, and is described as extremely successful.

Bunedin, June 2,

By a fire at the stables belonging to Mt Cutfcen, occupied by ■ Metcalfe, mail contractor, five horses were burnt. The insurances are £250 in the North German and £300 in the New Zealand. ■ \ /

Invercargill, June 2.

A boy named Reid, aged two years, was killed by an axe, with which his uncle was prizing open a case, slipping and striking him on the forehead, causing ojicuesion of the brain,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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