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[Per United Press Association.] AUCKLAND, September 30. Mr G, T. Wilkinson has concluded the purchase of the whole of the Maniototo goldfield from the Natives. The revenue from that source will now accrue to the Ohinemuri County Council, There is (says the Whangarei correspondent of the ‘ New Zealand Herald ’) a very bad case of leprosy with the Maoris at Herekino, About four or five months ago a person called at my place for stores, tie was on horseback, but did not dismount, I attended to his order, and made some remark about the disease ; but never seeing, to my knowledge, a case of leprosy, I did not seriously entertain the matter. His feet and hands were bound with cloths, and the sores seemed to be discharging matter. From what I have ascertained since through the public Press I believe that it must be a case of leprosy. I have had some conversetiou with the chief’s wife upon the c&ae in question, and she informs me that he has been to a Maori doctor and been declared incurable. I have also been informed that a Maori girl died of the same disease at Herekino not long since. Bombardier H. Doughty, a young shot, won the champion belt given by A Battery, beating Sergeant Parslow by a point. It was necessary for Doughty to make bull’seyes with his last two shots to win, which ho succeeded in doing. WELLINGTON, September 30.

The Minister of Mines received a box of coal from a resident at .Onehunga, who obtained it from Native land in the King Country. The seam is said to be Gft thick. The coal was found in a landslip.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8025, 30 September 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8025, 30 September 1889

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