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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS.

(PRR PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, October 19 A resolution, making the nee of Dr Richardson's Temperance Lesson Books compulsory iv the public aohoola, was carried to-day m the Board of Education by a majority cf onn. It will not, hjwever, come luto iff ct before Ap-il, for the reason that a Ruffioiaot supply of books is not yet available. By H.M.S. Egeria, which haa b^eo stationed m the Touga Qr »np, a complete sacvey is being made rouud ihe Island, aud a new passage has been discovered into Nukualofa harbor, by which vessels can enter with any wind. The Pukekohe settlers hold a meeting on October 10, wheu resolutions were passed regretting tbat the Minister for Lands did not grant the reduction m freight of milk and cream sent by rail asked for by the New Zealand Dairy Association, and expressing the opinion that the dairying industry should be fostered by the Government. Wellington, Ootober 19. The competition at the Orovrn Lands sale this week was very keen, and the sale one of the best ever held m this provincial district. There were 322 applications for 75 seleotlona. The srea sold was 26,547 notes, the capital value being £21,979. A large number of reductions are being made In the Public Works Department. At present the permanent iffisera number about 120, and it is expected tbat by the end of the year this nnmler will bo reduce! by 40. The eleotrio lighting contract between the City Oounoil and Gii'ober 00., according to the Mayor's explanation, provides at a cost of £1775 per annum for services which now cost £1700, while it will Increase the number of lam pa from 260 . lights for five hoars per night to 500 bnrnlng from desk to daylight.

At Masterton thl*,, morning the three-year-old daughter.,... o£- George W«id, painter, of Masterton, was knocked down by a runaway horae and cart aud killed instantaneously

Ministers have been m Oablnet both morning and evening and are still sitting. The business is understood to be m connection with the Publlo Works Department and its abolition.

It Is rumored that Sir F. Whltaker Is likely to resign shortly, but members of the Ministry deny any knowledge.

•Nothing definite has been decided about the Railway Commieslonerß, and Ministers say there Is nothing fresh to oommunloate on the subject. It is understood tbat the appointment of Inspector of Material for the Colony at Home will be ofEared to Mr Blaokett, the Englneer-in-ohlef. Blknhuim, Ootobef 19,

Information Is just to band o! a dastardly attempt to bora " Veraon," the Hon J. Clifford's house. The luoendiiry was Been by a jookey, who attempted to se Z9 him, bat was stunned by the man, who made off. He Is believed to be (he same man who caaeed the late fire In Blenheim. There is great excitement here. Wbstfobt, Cotober 19, At the Dlattlct Ooutt Geotga Meats was found guilty of indeoant assault and sentenced to two yeura* Imprisonment with hard labor. The Harbor Board passed c resolution to borrow £100,000. Dunbdin, October 19, I A case wh heard at the Resident Magistrate's Ooart, In which two buyers of floor and bran sought to recover damages from B. Allan and 00, , of Tlmara, for bresoh of contract. It was alleged that quantities of floor and bran were bought by the respective plaintiffs on a rising market, but were not delivered. In the firat osbo, m regard to floor, Wright, of Danedln, recovered £60, the difference between the price at which the floor was to be sold, and the prloe when the contract ought to have (been oxtended. Judgment was reeervefl m the other case.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1975, 20 October 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1975, 20 October 1888

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