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[Per United Press Association.]


Mr Ivery, the retiring manager of the Bank of New South Wales, was entertained at dinner by the members of the Northern Club on Saturday evening, and will be the recipient of a presentation from the citizens to-day. In connection with the statement of the department that there are no grounds of complaint against the Takapuna barracks as quarters for the Armed Constabulary, the ' Herald ' to-day Bays : —" Men are now employed In removing the filth and mud which have accumulated in a trench round the barracks, and larger drainpipes are being laid down to carry off the water from the trench. The barracks is getting two or three layers of asphalt over it to prevent leakage, which occurs every time it rains. A washhouse, which is adjoining the barracks' dormitory, had to be closed up to prevent the stench arising from defective sewage pervading the whole of the barracks, and the meu have now to go a distance of fifty yards to wash in the open air or else in the fowlhouse adjoining." WELLINGTON, May 20.

Mr Alexander J. Willis, Secretary to the Cabinet, is to succeed Mr Foster Goring as clerk to the Executive Council, combining the two offices.

A further trial of Whitney's ammunition resulted in its favor by 6 points. The ranges were 200 and 500 yards. The English ammunition produced the best result at the long range. Another and more extended trial of 500 rounds is to be held on Friday. Mrs Truman, residing at Newton, reports that her house was entered on Saturday evening by a man who pointed a pistol at her and forced her to give up all the money in the place. As she is subject to fits, the police regard her story as belonging to the same category as the Hutt affair and others, which have recently been so frequent as to become amusing. NELSON, May 20.

Archbishop Redwood is on an official visit to Nelson. He yesterday confirmed about 150 candidates, including seven converts. Before High Mass an address of weloome was presented by the laity. In the course of his reply the Archbishop announced that Father Mahoney had been appointed parish priest. TIMARU, May 20.

The South Canterbury Acclimatisation Society to-day passed a resolution approving of the circular re a conference issued by the Christchurch society. Exception was, however, taken to the proposal to have a 10s gun license. It was suggested that the shooting season should be three months, commencing on April 15; that the license fee for selling game (native or imported) be L 5, and for shooting LI; no shpoting on Sundays. A committee was appointed to report upon the introduction|of deer into the district.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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