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INTERPROVINCIAL.

[Per United Press Association.! WELLINGTON, July 10. The Rev. Dr West, Congregational minister here, died last night. He was fortyeight years of age. He had been suffering frem nervous prostration for some time, the result of overwork ; but a fatal result was not anticipated till lately. George Whyte, late superintendent of the Nelson Lunatic Asylum, appeared at the Police Court to-day on a charge of embezzling several sums of money, from Ll4 downwards, from the Government. He was remanded to Nelson, NEW PLYMOUTH, July 10. The exports from the breakwater have increased greatly during the past half year. A return laid before the Harbor Board to-day shows that over LIOO.OOO worth of produce and stock have been sent away during the first six months of the year. WANGANUI. July 10. At the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board meeting to-day a resolution was passed disapproving of the new Bill, and the members for the district were requested to vote against its second reading. INVERCARGILL, July 10. Rudolph Radka, who escaped from gaol last September while awaiting trial for arson, and who surrendered during the Supreme Court session, and was acquitted, but received four months’ for breaking from gaol, was arrested yesterday, charged with having stolen from the shop of his employer a pocketkook containing LSand two cheques for L7ss 9d and LI 10s. He was remanded. Although the Commission appointed by the Government decided that the requisition of the Riverton Hospital for maintenance was reasonable, it is rumored that the Charitable Board intend to take steps to have the election of the Trustees declared void. Consideration of this matter did not come within the scope of the Commission, Richard Stevens, who died at Scacliff Asylum, aged ninety, was one of the first settlers in Riverton in the old whaling days, and a survivor of the Battle of Waterloo. TIMARU, July 10. The Geraldine County Council to-day protested against the Timaru Borough Council being made the “controlling Council ” under the new Charitable Aid Bill, as the county contributes five times as much to the cost 'of the maintenance of charitable institutions. The controlling Council should be a Board representing the rateable value of the different portions of the district, and outdoor r.elief should be administered by small bodies not by county councils. The Harbor Board to.-day accepted the tender of a Home firm to build a tug, at a cost of L 10,950, and to deliver her at Timaru.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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