(Per Frees Association.) Auckland, July 21. At a meeeting of the railway employees on Saturday evening, it was resblved to petition Government to rescind its decision of effecting a ten per cent reduction on the salaries. " Auckland, July 26. A committee was appointed at the ing on Friday, to arrange for the repre-sentation-of Auckland in the Champion Outrigger Race at .the Intercolonial Regatta to be held here in 1881, and it was decided to send an order for a boat to Swaddle and Winship, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. The boat will be suitable for twelve-stone men,' without provision for a coxswain, and have -all the latest improvements introduced, including swivel rowlocks, sliding seats, self-steer-ing gear, etc. Grahamstown, July 26. Some natives from Maui to-day report a cutter, with fire wood, ashore there j without a crew. It is belived to be the missing Auckland vessel, V the Three Brothers, Captain Blair, which has 1 not been heard of for a month. - - - Gold has been got in the Golden Calf mine, next the Caledonian, which is expected to prove a rich shot.. The Kurunui Hill find at the deep level has turned out payable, but nothing more.' A petition' is being signed for the re-appointment of Mr, Mcllhone as Inspector of Miners’ Rights. ' New Plymouth, July 26. Eight more natives have been arrested. Wellington, July 24. The following reply has been received in answer to a cablegram sent by the Liberals of New Zealand : J. E. Brown, Esq., M.P., Wellington. July 23rd. Many thanks for your welcome telegram. I believe Liberal party here are strong enough to settle constitutional reform. I trust before long to have occasion to return your congratulations with respect to events in New Zealand. Party authorised to sign on their behalf, — Graham Berry,: Melbourne.?’ ; ■ Wellington, July 25, Father O’Reilly was buried this afternoon. The coffin was borne .to the cemetery by the members of the Hibernian Society. The city bands amalgamated and made one band, comprising over seventy players. The most prominent positions of the town were crowded by those who wished to gain a glimpse of the cortege. It is estimated that nearly two thousand followed the remains: of; the deceased. . , . _ At the Magistrate’s Court this morning, Henry Joseph Ross, second - steward of the steamer Arawata was fined LSO or in i default, six months’ imprisonment for smuggling. He was discovered atisixthis morning carrying up the, wharf a portmanteau containing thirty four pounds of tobacco. .i • f ' Dunedin, 'July 24. Alexander Williamson, a youth em- ~ ployed at Pritchard’s reclamation contract, while attending to the points; 5 was killed by the trucks passing over him. i Invercargill, July 10. The lease of run 415, 4,400 acres> was submitted to auction jtp-day, purchased by a company of Tour, at , the . ypaet price of L 5 yearly, and an assessment of a similar amount. The run is over-run with rabbits, and it is believed the lessees intend to make profits from this source.
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