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[Per United Press Association.]


A settler named Mulcaster was attacked yesterday by a heifer and seriously injured. He was leading a horse, on which was seated his little girl, when the heifer attacked him, knocking him down and stamping on him. His daughter jumped off the horse and by gesticulation attracted the animal from her father, but it then made for her, and before she escaped over a fence it gave her a butt with its horns. Several of Mulcaster’s ribs are fractured, and he has received internal injnries, WELLINGTON, September 26.

Major-general Edwards arrives at Auckland on the 15th October ; but, as he will only remain fourteen days in the colony, none but the forces in the four centres will be inspected. The Minister of Defence has forwarded a programme to Major-general Edwards, and will probably go to Auckland and accompany him on his tour. The Government expect another 250 Martini-Henry rifles from England next week. The greater portion of last consignment has been distributed over the colony, and been taken up freely. The Hon. T. Fergus has received numerous letters from officers of volunteers objecting to the resuscitation of battalions. A largely attended meeting of the public last night passed resolutions condemning the Rabbit Act and its administration in the North Wairarapa district, also requesting that Government be asked to supply settlers with rabbit proof netting at a low rate. The Government make wire netting a legal dividing fence, and contribute to the cost of erecting same between settlers and Crown lands where they join. MASTERTON, September 26.

At the District Court yesterday, before Judge Robinson and a jury, Thomas Maxted, of Pahiatua, sued the Bank of Now Zealand for L2OO for dishonoring his cheque for L2, when there were funds to his credit. A verdict was recorded for plaintiff for L 25, and LlO 6s eosts. CHRISTCHURCH, September 26.

Two further charges of forgery against Charles Hillary Parker wore heard to-day. Accused was committed for trial on each. He will stand his trial on five charges in all. INVERCARGILL, September 26.

A local merchant is advised that the increased duties on cereals in Victoria come into force on the 24th October.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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