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(Per Press Association.) No more Pubs. Wellington, To-day. At the Licensing Court to-day, all applications for new licenses were refused. The police reported that no further hotels were required in the city. Increased Taxation. Dunedin, To-day. The City Council, by six to three, determined to raise the rates to eighteenpence. The Late Collision. The coroner’s inquest concerning the death of Henry Mayo concluded yesterday. The evidence was somewhat conflicting, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death, but added a rider expressing the strongest disapprobation at the carelessness of the railway departments not providing a signalman at the Kensington crossing at all hours when trains are running. Squaring Up. The settling on the autumn meeting took place last night, and the following amounts were paid over :—Hon. R. Campbell—Champion Stakes Cap and Railway Plate, LBBI ; Mr H, Prince—Publican’s Handicap, Maiden Plate, City Stakes, D. J. (\ Handicap (2nd) L 320 ; Hon. Mr Robinson—Cup (2nd), D. J.O. Handicap, L 220;5 0; Mr R. H. Vallance —Selling Stakes and Forbury Handicap, L9O ; Mr P. Butler—Hurdle Race (2nd), Steeplechase and Flying Stakes LIBO ; Mr T. Forster—Hurdle Race, Tally Ho Handicap. and Steeplechase (2nd), L 135 ; Mr H. Horseford —Cup (3rd), Queen’s Plate, Consolation Stakes (2nd), LllO ; Mr B. Turbano—Novel Race, LBO ; Mr G. P. Williams—Consolation Stakes, LSO; Mr G. P. Dodson—Champagne Stakes (2nd), Maiden Plate (2nd), L 25 ; Mr H. Goodman—City Stakes (2nd), L2O; Mr T. George—Forbury Handicap (2nd), Ll2 ; Mr Hamilton—Hack Race, L3O. Total, L2,C83.’ The Totalisator and the Bing. It is reported the bookmakers are rather heavily “hit.” The public are slow in coming forward. There is no doubt the totalisators are diverting a lot of money from the ring. A Sporting Purchase. Mr Henry Driver has purchased Sir Modred, Somnus, and Idalium.

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881