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An additional Justice of the Peace list will be issued shortly, to fill up vacancies caused by death or retirement in districts where the want of Justices causes publio inoonvenience. There will be about eighteen nameß on the Hit.

William Ebden, an old settler, dropped dead in his house this morning.

W. Mumo, draper, had his discharge suspended in the Bankruptcy Court for eighteen months. The Chief Justice said the circumstances showed either gross negligence or dishonesty on the bankrupt's part. Mr and Mrs Agnew, formerly of Otago, were charged to-day with having no lawful means of support, and remanded until Wednesday. Mr Jellicoe, their counsel, said he would arrange for their board for that period, and in the meantime would endeavor to make arrangements for their leaving Wellington. There was sharp hoar frost last night. The atmosphere in the shade was 31$ ; on the grass 27. The hills on the eastern side of the harbor are covered with snow. The following is the text of the cablegram sent to-day by the Premier to Mr Blaine, Secretary of State for the United States :■— " Deep sympathy throughout New Zealand with sufferers Johnstown disaster." The captain of the Gratitude will be prosecuted, amongst other charges, for taking oysters from a closed district. There is a great scarcity of oysters in Sydney, and it is supposed that the vessel came over to obtain a supply for the Sydney market. CHRISTCHURCH, Jcne 13. The North Christchurch nomination took place this morning, Messrs John Ollivier, Edward Wingfield Humphreys, and Eden George being proposed. The show of hands was in favor of Mr Ollivier. Mr John Cowell Boys, C.E., one of the earliest officers of the Canterbury Survey Department, died this morning, aged sixtyfour, of congestion of the lungs. He was an active member of the Acclimatisation, Waste Lands, Charitable Aid, and Hospital Boards, and was generally respected. TIMARU, June 13. An old offender named Oapstick has been sentenced to three months for stealing an overcoat from the passage of a boardinghouse. He was not staying there, but was from Ashburton as a witness in a civil case, and made the mistake of "sneaking off" with the ooat of a fellow-witness also from Ashburton,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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