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[Pbr United Press Association.]

WELLINGTON, August 10.

Messages of sympathy with the loss of Captain Page have been received from many fire brigades in other places. The Wanganui, Christchurch, and Gisborne brigades will be represented at the funeral to-morrow. Since the post office clock has been erected there have been continual complaints about the bells not being in tune, and men are now engaged chipping them to restore harmony.

GISBORNE, August 10,

Robert Knox, a contractor, was convicted of cruelty to animals. He put forty sheep into a half-acre paddock which had been eaten bare by horses, and kept them there for ten days, He was fined LI. NELSOR, August 10.

Sharp and Sons report the sale of 305 acres of bush land at Takaka, with sawmill plant, for L 1,230. CHRISTCHURCH. August 10.

The hearing of tho cases against Scarlett, proprietor of the Brewery for breaches of the Beer Duty Act were continued to-day. After the Crown Prosecutor had proceeded a short time with the crossexamination Mr Beetham adjourned the Court, and will set apart special days (if necessary) for the hearing of the cases. OAMARU, August 10.

The nan James Anderson, the accomplice of Morgan, who broke into Rodger and Creagh’s shop ou Friday morning, was arrested early this morning. He was found on the Cape, wrapped iu a blanket. Accused was brought before tho Resident Magistrate to-day and remanded until Monday. INVERCARGILL, August 10.

The small birds nuisance has increased to such an extent that the Southland County Council has offered a subsidy of pound for pound on all funds collected for their destruction, Farmers in all parts of the district have subscribed, and at yesterday’s meeting no less than twelve subsidies were granted. Poisoning is becoming general, and a largo number of sparrows are now found dead in the fields.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7982, 10 August 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7982, 10 August 1889

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