(Per Prow Association.)
WELLINGTON, July 31. CAPTAIN RUSSELL'S FATHER DEAD. Advice has been received of the deaths in England, of LieutenantCblonel Russell, fatheir of Captain ituwielL M.H.R., aged 89. SUSPECTED SUICIDE. Charles Nettleton, aged' 38, a remittance man from England, was found dead in his 'house last night. There! were: a number of medicine bottles itt the room, some labelled "poison.'' Blood .was oozing from his mouth,. SPRECKLES' NEW STEAMERS. The first of SpreckW new boats does not leave 'Frisco till October 31a* owing to delay by strikes in the builders' yards at Philadelphia. THE MEMBER FOR PATEA."* It is understood that Mf. George Hutchison, who leaves fof South Africa in m few days, will only be temporarily absent from the colony, and does not instead to a,t present resign Ms) seat in the House 1. He will bo back before next session. TiMARU, July 31. A SEAMAN KILLED. A seaman named John Gilroy was killed ori the barque Carryvftfchan on the run from Wellington to Tiinr
am. He fell to the deck while furling the mainsail, and was buried at DUNEDIN, July 31. GAS ENGINES. Usera of gas engines and also the Industrial Association are trongly protesting against tho compulsory employment, of certificated engineers, oh the ground that t would seriously hamper small industries' and agriculturists.