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[Per United Press Association.]


A man-of-war sailor had his ku e-cap broken to day while being arrested by Constables Maoky and Dunn. The Northern Steam Ship Company made a net profit of L 5,400 for the year. WELLINGTON, May 31.

Government received by the San Francisco mail from Professor Long a full report on the managemenr of dairy factories. The report, which will be extensively circulated throughout the colony, is now in the hands of the printer, and will be published in pamphlet form. Mr Edward Thomas, mining expert, well known at the Thames, has shown the Mines Department fine specimens of asbestos, which he declared were found at Mount Arthur, Nelson district. The discovery was made on Ciown land, and Mr Thomas states that the mineral extends over a large area of country. The vein is said to Be 6in thick. The Minister of Lands states that unless unforeseen circumstances arise there will be no amendment of the Land Act this coming session, as he considers the Act is working fairly well. NELSON, May 31.

Tho Bishop of Nelson’s house at Bishopdale had a narrow escape from fire at four this morning. The fire began in an ash-box and set fire to the superstructure of a tank. This was burnt, and tho tank fell, waking a servant. Plenty of water was available, and the fire was put out in less than an hour.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7921, 31 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7921, 31 May 1889

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