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Wellington, October 6. Mr J. S. Clendon, R.M. at the Bay of Islands, has beon appointed a Judge of the Native Land Court. The appointment of Deputy Commissioner of the Insurance Ddpartment was conferred to-day upon Mr S. W. d'Arcy Irvine, Inspecto the department. Mr Irvine has been eighteen years m the -department, and is recognised as one of its ablest and most valuable officers. He is a Fellow of the Statistical Society of England, and the appointment is deemed a very satisfactory one. The Napier was insured for £750. The damage is estimated at about £200. The Wellington Educationol Institute has appointed Messrs Gruncly, Watson, Ward, and Samuel delegates to the Council meeting at Auckland m January. Auckland, October 6.' A distressing accident befell a young girl named Agnes Little, aged about seventeen, at Kingsland yesterday. A neighbor named George was cleaning an air gun, which he believed to be unloaded, when it went off, and the charge, a small pellet of lead, lodged m Miss Little's eye, which was destroyed. The pellet was afterwards, extracted,'-but it is feared that the sight of the other eye will also bo lost. During a visit to the Kuaotunu goldfield, Mr Mitchelson was asked whether the Government Arould take over the Whangapoua block from the Kauri Timber Company, but he declined 10 make any promise on the subject. Mr J. S. Clinton, R.M. at Bay of Islands, has been appointed judge of the Native Lind Court. The police have decided to prosecute the youths who took part m the stonethrowing at the Chinamen's hut at Lower Hutt, which led to the death of the young man Smith. The charge will probably be that of stone-throwing and molesting. In order to give the Returning Officers sufficient time to purge the rolls, the writs for the general election will not be issued untjl about the fjth November, or a month before the date of the election, CHKisTOHiißcp, October (i, "The adjourned inquest on the infant found dead on Mr Batten's premises was held this afternoon. The evidence adduced was unitnportant, and the jury returned a verdict that there was no evl. denpp as to the cmise of death, !fhe Junction Hotel, Salisbury street, was broken into during the absence of its occupants yesterday afternoon and £7 ifcolen frow ths <?ewh box,

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890