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Auckland, April 28. Sims, the contractor of the Kawakawa railway, starts works immediately. Mounted Constable Bullen goes Home, having inherited considerable property. The house of Mr. E. 0. Shephard, Whatawhata, has been burned down. It was insured in the Hew Zealand Insurance Company for Ll5O.

The final instalment of , LlO3 to the Irish relief fund was sent by the San

Francisco niail, making a total of L 1,666 for Auckland and the neighborhood. John Pound, arrested on the mail steamer, at the instance of the Timaru police, was brought up charged with leaving his illegitimate children unprovided for in Timaru, and remanded to Timaru. Hear Petetere, Joseph Howard and James Dillworth are negotiating a 10,000 acre block. As to the Petetere block, the Government claim to have paid L 15,000 on the land. The natives deny that a tithe of the amount ever reached their hands. The Petetere Company are urging on Government to withdraw the proclamation, and they will repay the L 15,000, deducting the amount from payments still to bo made to the natives. Auckland, April 27. Arrived—Te Anau. The Supreme Court civil sittings opened ? to-day. The case of Alex. Smith v. Henry Palmer, 'an action to recover L 3,000 for non-performance of contract, is proceeding. At a meeting of the St. Stephen’s Orphan Home last night, the report showed that there were sixty-one inmates, with a total income of L9GI, and expenditure of L 959. The contributions from Government amounted to L 233. Hatvera, April 27. By direction of the Royal Commission, Mr. Parris is carefully including in the Hative Reserves all the native settlements, cultivations, and burial grounds used and occupied by them. Statements published to the contrary are incorrect. Haweka, April 28. Mr. Hursthousc, engineer, in charge of the road works, has returned from exploring and cutting a track from Stratford to Opunake, along the foot of Mount Egmont. He describes the country as very level, the rivers running over the surface are easy to cross, and the land is of very rich quality. The constabulary at Oeo shift to-day ten miles further north. The road works are now advancing rapidly towards completion, and all unnecessary clearing has beexi put a stop to. Ifc is reported that the Werekino will also advance to-day a few miles south. x Wellington, April 28. The Magisterial enquiry as to the accident to the steamer Manavvatu will be held to-morrow afternoon. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning the proprietors of the Prince pf-v Wales Hotel, Tory street, and the WhifS Swan, were fined L2 for Sunday trading. The annual meeting of the Patent Slip Company was held this afternoon. The' balance sheet showed a profit of £225.

The report stated that the business was gradually {increasing although the number of vessels taken up was not so large as the previous year. The directors recommend that on receipt of the Government subsidy a divident of four per cent, be dctla-ed. Invbecaegilli, April 28. On Monday a heap of stones was placed on the Otautau railway at a point where the down train would run over them, near .JPairfax. The obstruction was noticed in mime. To Business. —The Hons. F. A. Whitaker and J. Bryce proceed to Wellington from Auckland immediately, to consult with their Ministerial colleagues as to the measures to be introduced during the next session of Parliament. |.j ! ■ i, ■■■ .lam i iiMCTBI I 111 Bill

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 93, 29 April 1880

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 93, 29 April 1880

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