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NEWS FROM THE EAST. FURTHER FLOODS.

Eastern files ■ just to hand describe the Hoods at Ningpo as the most disastrous experienced tor 40 years past. Hundieds of families have been left destitute. The thunder and lightning were terrific and complete darkness reigned at midday. Whole tamilies were drowned together and their corpses were left .lying unburiecl for several days. During the voyage of the steamer Tansum to Swatow she experienced heavy weather and ,much wreckage was seen. A native was observed hanging on to some, and the Tansum steamed close to the rescue. The native, however, was too weak to take hoid ot the lifebuoy and Second-officer King bravely swam on" with a line and saved the man, a tremendous sea rolling al the time. A D'yak native recently ran amuck in Sarawak, cutting and slashing through the bazaar with a huge parang. He injured 15 people it is supposed fatally and killed one. Me was ultimately secured by the police. Disastrous floods occurred at Wakayama, in Japan, on August 20bh. Various embankments were destroyed owing to the heavy rains, and lavsre districts were inundated. Over 90,000 houses were under water, in some places the water rising 10ft above them. Nine bridges, over 500 houses, large portions of the roadway and over 3,000 tenees were demolished. Local officials s*tate that over 20,000 persona have been left destitute.

The hardships endured by teachers afc some of the country schools were illustrated in a letter read at the meeting of the Board of Education yesterday from Mr Atkinson, teacher of the schools at Mahurangi Heads and Mullet Point. He asked to be removed, and stated that for two years he had now been located where he was, and was necessitated to cross the river each time he wished to pass from one school to the other. Tbab, meant that he got often wet through during the winter weather, and as a result his health was breaking down. The Chairman suggested that ib would be well to inquire as to whether a lady teacher could not be appointed to each school and; thus save the continual crossing of the river. Ib was decided to consult the Committee upon the matter. The Chinaman's desire to have a fine funeral has the approval of the.» Pacific Coast 'people, but they, always wantfthe funera •to begin right ,awjiy. v She — I wouldn't' marry" you for £5,000. He— But I haVe'£lo,ooot She— Oh, well,! that-s-different. - '' > • > * When Shakspere remarked'! "All -the ■world's a stage," the -world -%as rather slower than it is -nowadayßt » " Jones made his^rst sirccess yesterday," said Filkins. " What was it ?'** asked'Wilkins. "He died and left ten thousand on his life." t Mrs Willowly— Have you ordered *y our new dress yet ? Mrs Gushington- Kotyet. 1 am waiting to see what Bridget is gbing to wear. . '

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NEWS FROM THE EAST. FURTHER FLOODS., Te Aroha News, Volume VII, Issue 411, 16 October 1889

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NEWS FROM THE EAST. FURTHER FLOODS. Te Aroha News, Volume VII, Issue 411, 16 October 1889

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