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[per press association.]

Auckland, June 11.

The Waipa County Council have decided to ask kindred bodies throughout the Waikato to protest with them against the introduction of stoats and weasels.

An elderly man, named Philip Huntsman, about 60 years of age, was found dead to-day in his residence atDevonport. The woman Stanfey (but whose real name is James) who was discharged from the Asylum has now been sent away with her children from the Prison Gate Brigade Home, as there is no accommodation there for women with children, and they are now being cared for at the Police Station. Inspector Broham has communicated with the North Auckland Charitable Aid Board on the subject.

Wellington, June ll. r The Education Department will shortly issue a circular to the Boards of Education in the colony, suggesting the desirableness of adopting a uniform set of class books in all schools in New Zealand.

Dr. Ginders, who. has been instructed to enquire into and report as to the existence of leprosy at Tokarb, in the Hot Lakes district, has not yet forwarded his report to Government, but the authorities in' Wellington are convinced that there is lib foundation for the scare among Europeans. .The disease is ;known to have existed among the Natives for many years, and is said to be no worse now than years ago. -'

In the course of an address to his Carterton constituents last" night, Mr W. C. Buchanan stated that Government Had under consideration the question of the appointment of officers whose duties would be to grade dairy produce and hemp intended for export. The "Evening Press" states—"We are informed on good authority that His Excellency the Governor has intimated to the authorities of Sfc. Paul's pro-Cathedral Church that the Government House sittings will not be required after the end of the present year." In the case of Tuhora f the Native accused of committing a criminal assault on a Maori girl, which Has occupied the Supreme Court three days, the jury found the prisoner not guilty, and he was discharged. The case against Jansen, of burglary at the Colonial Museum, will b© heard to-morrow. [ -

Oaihabu, June 11,

A man named John Smart was brought into, town this morning in an unconscious state, suffering from injuries received through being thrown from his horse and dragged by the stirrup. He was taken to the Hospital. •' " / •

DuNEDDf, June 11. At the Supreme Court to-day t a case was commenced in which Miss Bessie Hume claims £300 damages from the. Taieri and Peninsula Milk Supply Company. Miss Hume was out driving with some friends when the horses took fright at some milk cans left by the roadside, belonging to the defendants. She was thrown or jumped out of the carriage, and her injuries have incapacitated her from work. The case is not concluded.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890

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