(Per Press Asoociatiun.) Taken Over. Auckland, To-day. The directors of the New Zealand Accident Assurance Company have taken over the business of the Australian Accident Company, and the former is now the only Accident Assurance Company in Australasia. The Day’s Takings. The gate money taken at the Auckland Agricultural Show exceeded £3OO. An Over-Crowded Home. The Industrial Home is over-crowded. The Cabbies and the Council. The cab owners held a meeting and condemned the City Council bye-laws, and proposed substituting the following : —“ One horse cab, Is. the first quarter of an hour, and Is. for every subsequent quarter (fare and a half from 8 p.m. till 8 a ra. ; time to count from stand where engaged and back there ; cabs to be compelled to drive inside ton mile radius by time, six miles per hour ; the public .to have the option of making special agreement ; any person sending for a cab and then refusing to hire it to be charged full fare.” Tworepresentatives were appointed to urge their views on the Council. To the Unemployed. Dunedin, To-day. A party of three men, working at Hindon, got three pounds’ weight of gold for six weeks’ work, in Charlie’s Gully. Serious Accident. Anna Storer, aged 14, whilst climbing the rocks at the Ocean Beach, fell over on to the rocks below, on Tuesday, and injured her spine. Up to last night she remained insensible. Fire. A four-roomed house in South Dunedin was totally burned down early this morning. It was occupied by Thomas Allchin. The furniture was insured for Ll5O in the National. Shannon, the owner of the house, was insured in the Standard for LI 50.
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