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, " [I*ER TRESS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland, June 10. A Native named Te Weliini, brother of the well "known chief Waha'nui, died last week. A number of Maoris say that after the body was put into the coffin three distinct knocks were heard on the lid, and it is alleged by some that the man was not dead. ''-. A woman named Stanley, who was discharged from the Avondale Asylum, and sent to her home at Whangarei, returned to Auckland with her three children, but the Charitable Board refused to receive her, on the ground .that she belongs to Whangarei; and the Whangarai Board, on the other hand, will not maintain her, unless she lives at Whangarei. The woman has been taken under the care of the Salvation Army at the Prison Gate Brigade Home. Charles Miln, blacksmith} was found dead in a building in Albert street to-day. His employees not having seen him for some days, broke open his house. The deceased was lying on the floor. He apparently died in a fit. Napier. June 10. A curious case was heard in the R.M. Court to-day. Some time ago a traveller j named Moreton brought an action against the Union Steamship Company for a lost portmanteau. He claimed £55 ; recovered judgment for £20. His solicitor, Mr Crosswell, .handed him £12 9s, the balance being retained for costs in excess of the amount allowed by tho Court. Moreton now brought,an action against Mr Crcsswell for the amount detained. Judgment was reserved. Waipawa, June 10. A girl, aged four years, daughter of Fowlders, has been missing since last Tuesday from her home near Hampden. Search parties have been out ever since. Seventy men were out last Sunday. A party of Nakokino Natives went out to-day. Wellington, June 10. Mr J. 11. Heaton was to-day elected unopposed as Mayor of Melrose, vice Mr W. Higginbotham resigned. Not long ago Mr Justice Connolly, while presiding over tho Court at New Plymouth, made some statements reflecting on the probity of Constable Gillespie, of Norman by, in consequence of which instructions have been given to lay an information against the constable for perjury. Dunedin, June 10. At a meeting of the School Committees' Conference to-night, the sub-Committees' report on Major Steward's Education Bill i was road,- and was' hi tire mani approved:} The Conference expressed their disap- j proval of the working of the cumulative .. ote system,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890