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INTERPROVINCIAL.

[Per United Press Assooiaiion.l

AUCKLAND, Mat 11

The Colonial Sugar Company have made another advance of 10s per ton in the price of all grades of sugar. The increase in five weeks amounts to 80s per ton. After a heavy dowßpour of rain for two days, the weather is beautifully fine. The rain has done great good in the country districts.

Kanieri, a Native, was cleaning a gun at Whetaurota, when it went off at half-cock and shattered his hand.

Charles Home was very badly scalded about the arms and head by an accident while removing a boiler of hot water from a fireplace. WELLINGTON, Mat 11.

The Governor and party returned from a shooting trip up the Wairarapa last night. They got no deer, but had excellent sport in the way of wild pigs, ducks, etc. Sir F. Whitaker arrived from Auckland last night to take part in the Cabinet discussions.

WAIPAWA, Mat 11.

This morning at a quarter to four the old Waipawa Hotel was burnt down. The origin of the fire is unknown. Builders were at work on the premises up to five o'clock yesterday, also painters, repairing and adding. The building was insured in the North British and Mercantile Company on a builder's risk for L 650. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire. One of the outbuildings, insured for L 75, was saved. The drought has broken up, heavy rain having fallen all over the district. The country was much parched, and the stock were suffering.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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