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[Per United Pbess Association.]

AUCKLAND, October 3.

A Maori girl named Merepeka Papi, who was in service at Mrs Spurr's, of Onehunga, died suddenly last night. An inquest is to be held.

NEW PLYMOUTH, October 3.

A half-witted youth named Saville has got lost in the bush near Stratford, and search parties are out looking for him. WELLINGTON, October 3.

At last night's meeting of the Wellington Meat Export Company the chairman (Mr Buchanan, M.H.R.) mentioned that daring the next six months the company would be called on to freeze as many sheep as during the'whole Of last year. : HASTINGS, October 3.

The annual show of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society opened to-day, but as only sheep were on the ground there was no attraction for the general public. The entries were not so numerous as last year, conspicuous for their absence being those from Riverslea Station, which formerly carried off the lion's share of the prizes. In long wool classes the sheep shown are quite up to the average. At the luncheon adjournment not half the pens had been judged. ' So far, Royse, Anderson and Co., D. M'Lean, and the Manager of the Melbourne Station have divided the honors in merino classes, those three breeders, indeed, being the only exhibitors. Mr G, D. Hamilton secured'all the prizes in the Cotswold classes; Messrs Wheeler, Cobb, and Harding in the Romney Marsh; Nelson Bros.', Southdown ; 'Mr Birch, Shropshire Downs. In Lincolns, Messrs W. R. Russell and W. Rathbone have been awarded prizes in the only two classes as yet judged, TIMARU, October 3. The chairman of the Education Board today reported that the damage done to the school buildings by the gale of September 9 amounts to about L2OO, and as the Board have no funds it was' resolved to ask the Government for a special grant for these extraordinary repairs. < ' INVERCARGILL, October 3. At the Police Court to-day Richard Whit, tingham, brewer, of Gore, pleaded guilty to a charge of neglecting to enter in his books six hogsheads of beer brewed by him. The Collector of Customs said' be would be satisfied with the infliotion of the lowest penalty. The Magistrate imposed the lowest fine of LSO, and ordered all the beer and plant in the defendant's possession to be forfeited. <The Colleotor said if the defendant had any representation! to make in mitigation of the penalty he would be only too happy to forward it to the Government. > «

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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