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Auckland, September 19. A remittance man named John Hewitson cut his throat at Ngarugura, Bay of Islands last night. " Napier, September 19. At a meeting of his old election committee fco-nighfc Mr Ormond positively declined to seek re-election. He said that he had sat m the house since IS6I with the exception of one Parliament and he felt that he was entitled to retire from public life. He had not come to this decision without some feeling of regret, but nothing would induce him to again go through Avhat members of the House now had to endure. He regretted to say it, but it was absolutely true that only those who had sat for v long time m the House could realise its decadence. It used to be a great credit and honor to belong to the House. Members would v-■.<, speak without careful consideration, and an endearourto inform themselves of all the bearings of the subject under discussion. Now all that was altered, and to sit m the House was a matter of endurance to anyone who attempted to do his duty and to «cc useful legislation passed. He considered that the House had depreciated more rapidly since the passing of the Triennial Parliaments Act. He spoke at some length on the proceedings of last session, strongly condemning what he denounced as the waste of time and obstruction indulged m by a section of the Opposition. A motion was passed expressive of regret at Mr Ormond's decision and of appreciation of his past services to Napier and the colony. Mr Ormond's election committee have unanimously decided to support Mr G. H. Swan as a candidate for the Napier seat. Mr Swan has been mayor many years and a member of all the principal public bodies, Invekcargill, September 19. An inquest was held to-day on James Wilson Watt, sec»nd officer on the Waihora, who was knocked down the hold on the 9th inst., by a sling of oats. The jury found the occurrence was accidental and that the deceased died from internal injuries. _^____ —> _______

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INTERPROVICIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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INTERPROVICIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890