It has been definitely ascertained that the vessel ashore at Whangaparoa is an oil launch, but her identity has not so far heen established. The s.s. Kapanui passed the stranded launch' yesterday afternoon. Three men were-sitting on the rocks, but they made no -response to the Kapanui's signals, from which it was; inferred that they were in '• no apprehension as to the safety of their vessel. Dr. W. Saumarez Smithy Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia, was' last week the victim of a slight paralytic, seizure. The Archbishop had been at his; offices at the registry for the greater part; of the day, and had taken part in one of the earlier services in.St. "Andrew's Cathedral. A little after 2 o'clock he vyas air. tacked by a sudden illness, and Dr. Scot Skirving was called in. The case, in view' of the advanced age of the patient (.73), considered serious. The patient was removed to a private hospital, and was still in a very precarious condition when the mall left. In : several of the city,' churches, of his own and otier denominations, special prayers. were offered for ithe, sufferer, -~-.-" ..";,*..-;;/.:-
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