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Auckland, July 19. Bishop Cowie and Bishop Luck and their clergy have forwarded petitions to Parliament, praying that a trial be made of Vaile's stage system on the ground that moral and educational benefits would result from facilities being given to promote settlement m country districts. The petition was sent to Sir G. Grey. The puhlic petition of the Kail way Reform League now totals 5477 signatures. Napier, July 19. A man named John Power, m a state of intoxication, fell into the way spit last night. Before a boat reached him he was drowned. His body was found on the beach this morning. It was not a case of suicide, as at h'rst reported. Gisbokne, July 19. The Seaview Hotel, Tologa Bay, owned by Michael Mullohy, and occupied bj' Leslie Steel, was destroyed by fire nt [ midnight. The cause is unknown. The occupants escaped m their nigh'tclothes. The insurances are —Building, £500 m the Norwich Union, part reinsured m the Liverpool, London and Globe ; furniture, £200 m the New Zealand Office. Wellington, July 20. Constable McLean, of Palmerston north, who was recently transferred from the Permanent Artillery to the police force, dropped dead on Friday night from heart disease. Masterton, July 19The up-train to Masterton to-day was delayed half an hour owing to the greasy ! state of the rails. On Rimutaka incline the train ran away, and a serious accident was narrowly averted. The driver was thrown off, but not injured. Timaku, July 19. I Mr C. E. Cooper, Collector of Customs here for a long period, died this morning. He had been ailing for a long time, but i was only laid up a week.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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