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A Murder by Natives.

United Press Association—By Kleotrio Telegraph—Copyright Sydney, June 19 At 2 p.m. news was received of the murder at Epi, m the New Hebrides, of S. Trumble, brother of the well-known Victorian cricketer. The murdered i^an had trouble with the natives, and during thy fight a native was sbot. The tribe determined on vengeance, and sot upon Trumble, whoso .body was found horribly mutilated.

This Privit Council.—Sir Koberb Stoutasks, 13 the Privy Conncil a legislative body ri He contends that by its decision m the Newtown licensing case the Privy Council has constituted itself a legislative body, seeing that fche effect of its decision m that aase was to defeat and set at nought the e'ear intention of the New Zealand. Legislature, and to substitute a provision of its own making. Ths Maori Census. - Mr Hone Heke does not fcalca the Maori census seriously. He recently told the Native Trusts Commission that the Government census was far from being accurate. When the guileful uneducated Maori is approached with a request for information concerning his relatives, hia land--, and his stock, be h struck by the idea that increased taxation ig m view, and he gives microscopical estimates of all he possesses. New Zkat.andkus and Chimb — While the New Zealand-born formed at the last census 67 pir cent of the whole population of the colony, tlioy contributed only 28 per cent oi! the prisoners received m gaol. Of the New Zealand-born population, however, a largg number are undev 15 years of age, and therefore another comparison is necessary. It is found, Rays the Registrar-general, that the New Zealand born over 15 years of age formed 52 per cent, of the total population above that age ; but, as before stated, New Zealanders constituted only 28 per cent, of tha total number received m gaols. The Elterwater Lake, iv the Flaxbourno Estate, has bean definitely gazetted as a sanctuary for birds, as well as about forty chains of land along the lake. " You put a motor enr behind my horse, aad I'll back him* to do twenty miles an hour," said a member of the itoad Boards Association at Christohurch on Saturday nisei-noon, when <i discussion was m progross regarding tho speed to which motor cars should be limited.

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A Murder by Natives., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6600, 20 June 1905

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A Murder by Natives. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6600, 20 June 1905

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