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[per press association.]

Auckland, June 12,

A Chinaman named Ching was nominated as a member of the Lake School Committee, but the Chairman declined to accept the nomination.

An old settler named George Simpkins, who arrived at the Bay of Islands in 1840 and was present at the war with Hone Heke, died at Whakatane on Tuesday.

The police have secured lodgings for Mrs James and her children, and intend sending them back to Whangarei by the next steamer. Mrs James has her mother there, but she is destitute, and unable to take charge of her daughter and the three children.

Intimation 4ias been given by Tawhiao to the Natives at Dargaville that he intends to visit that district, and a large meeting is to be held on the occasion.

A man named Patrick Maher, aged about forty years, was found dead to-day in a house in Lome street.

Samuel' Turtle, a well-known sharebroker, lies at the Hospital in a precarious condition, having fallen down the stairs of the .Masonic Hotel and fractured his skull. ' Sir George Grey left for Wellington to-day. The schooner Fleetwing has been seized in satisfaction of a bottomry bond obtained at New Caledonia for repairs. The bailiffs are on board. Wellington, June 12. Advices were received here by the last English mail that Arthur Knox Malony, formerly a miner of Otago, who proceeded to Ireland some two years ago to claim some valuable family estates, has been successful. The Government have decided to propose in the House to make an offer to liquidators of the East Coast Settlement foible land required by it. The amount suggested, however, will not be large, as was hoped in some quarters. ' It is understood that Mr J. C. Gavin, i who at present holda the position of Secretary to the Treasury, will be promoted to the post of Assistant AuditorGeneral, recently vacated by Mr Batkin ; and Mr J. B. Heywood, Assistant Secre- j tary and Accountant, will succeed Mr I Gavin,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890

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