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Auckland, August 23. The Wainui, which has arrived from. her usual Island trip, brings news thafc. the Island of Tofia m the Tongaft gtovg^ is again m a state of active eruption. The Auckland Law Society held ai special meeting to consider the conduct of MrS. M. Humphreys, solicitor, m connection with a bill of costs, rendered by him to a client, but the matter was not proceeded with, as Mr Humphreys, wrote resigning his position, • Wellington, August 24. The coal merchants of tbe city .'announce that, owing to the mine-owners having advanced the price, they are compelled to make a rise m fehe prices, charged to the public. The public were afforded yesterday the novel spectacle of witnessing a drag hunb iby train. The Wellington Hunt Club had a hunt from Tawa Flat to Porirua, and the country hunted over was between the Wellington and Manawatu Bailway line and the main road, a good view being obtained from either. The company "laid on a special train, which conveyed, ©rer 1000 excursionists, and after the throw off the speed of the train was reduced so as to keep abreast of the huntsmen. The road was lined with vehicles, of all descriptions. The whole affair- was a great success, and fortunately Rome of the spills were of a serious, nature. The Feilding. hounds \yem. (secured for the occasion* Oamauu, August 2& I Aj» old man named Johnston, who. reaides at Moeraki, and who had admitted to the police, after a search had been made on his premises, that fes had stolen several bags of oais,; attested to commife suicide. He stood or, the edge of a waterhole, and, singing ottt to attract attention, jumped into, the water after he saw he had beei\ natieed. H e was dragged out, when. Jjt was found th# he had tied a bag of stones around his neck.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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