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Sydney, August 27Sir li. Parkes has resumed his seat in Parliament.


Auckland. August 27. Benjamin Dawes, the head carter at Morrin and Co., ironmongers, and his wife have been arrested on a charge of robbery of goods from the firm's premises. Property to the value of £20 was found in *their house, but it is believed that the thefts have been more extensive than this. The prisoners were brought up at the Police Court, when the case was romanded. The farmers of Pukakohoe have established a branch of the Farmers' Defence Association in that district. The move- i ment had its origin in a great measure I because of the recent demand of farmers for increased prices. Wellington, August 27. A private cable received to-day announces the death in Sydney of Mr Morris R. Black, the well known actuary of the Australia" Mutual Provident Society. Mr Robert Lee, Inspector to Wellington Education Board, at a meeting of the Board brought forward a number of educational suggestions. He considered the teaching of elementary science might be made more acceptable and pleasant to pupils, and suggested that two lessons in science, two in physical geography, and one in "reading" by teachers be given weekly in all classes above Standard 111., and that three object lessons and one reading lesson be given in all lower classes. He also suggested that modelling in clay be taught in the infant classes of all standards. The Board adopted the suggestions. Dunedin, August 27. It is understood that Mr Gillies' resignation as Secretary "of ihe Harbor Board is withdrawn. In Collie v Collie, Judge Wiiliams granted a decree nisi for judicial separation.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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