(PER KtESS ASSOCIATION ) The Crops. Auckland, November 15. Reports from the Walkato s*y the crop pioßpectn are excellent. Export of Timber. Tbe s.a. Lladaa left Kalpara for Melbourne yesterday with over a million feet of timber. A. and F: Show. The Whangarel Agslouttural Show yesterday was very suoaeasful. Ovsr 2000 were present, A Swind'er. At the police court Otshuhu, yesterday Samuel Bright was sentenced to bli months for stealing hides from Ireland ' Bros.. Tannery Panmure. The evidence showed the prisoner had for some time been stealing hides from the firm m whose employ he was and selling to them again. The firm had paid over £25 for their own hides before Bright was deteoted m the aot. Damages by Floods. Woodvillb, November 15 The Kumeroa and Ngawapu-a bridges over the IManawntu river are damagod by floods. In the former the foundation of the central pile has given way and In the latter the southern approach is undermined. I Woodville Copper. I The promotera of the Kuabine Copper Company are s'nklng a shaft m the out orop o' tho loda and an Inoraased number of men are employed. An expert who is In charge of the operations gives it ns his opinion that the ore is rich m copper, and the lode one of the best he has seen. Tbe drive is being continued as well as the shaft In order to thoroughly teat the Value of the discovery. Manawatu Show. Wellington, November 15. The annual Show of tbe Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association was held at Palmerston North yesterday. There was unpleasant weather and <he attendanoe was not large. Messrs A. A. Fantham and Q. Wheeler wore the most successful prisa takers m the oattla classes, and W. Wilson, R Oombb and G Wheeler m those for Bheep; Philosophical Society. At the meeting of this Sooloty, Sir J. Heotor exhibited a piece of greyish stone called nlumltu which was found m large quanaltles m a oartaln part of New Sonth Wales and from whioh by a simple process pare alum la manufactured. A large piece of stone crystal md and turned into alnin wai shown and excited lively curiosity, Presentation. Dunbdin, November 15, The Rev Mr Kelly, Congregationalism ml later, was presented with fifty sovereigns on his departure for Melbourne. Charitable Aid. The Committee on Charitable Aid Reform, report that enquiries give no evidence cf the serious abusea indioated by Doctor McGregor ; on the contrary they assert that? m the management of the Benevolent Institution the Charitable Aid Board is being served with fidelity. They recommend a oombined effort on the part of voluntary organisations for the establishment of a society to secure the intorob»nge of Information and advloe respecting the distribution of Charitable Aid, and they call attention to the necessity of the Legislature taking steps to check pauper immigration. They thluk a useful if modest measure of reform might be oarrted out by the hearty 00-operation of those who now administer benevolence, and that a redaction of the over-lapping of relief to paupers by any degree would tend to defeat pro* feislonal mendicancy. A Mining Scandal. Mr Eraser, solicitor, writing to the " Times " exposes a mining scandal. Fifty miners have recently been employed In this province by a Melbourne company registered under the "no liability" ■eotion of the Victorian Aot as tbe Mouot Clyde Gold-mining Oompat.y. Upon the suepens'on of operations by the Company tho men were diiobarged and refused payment of their wages to the •mount of £400. The Oomp »ny telegraph from Melbourne that there are no fands available to meet this- debt, and as the " no liability " clauses of the Victorian Act provide that after a certain portion of the total amount of oaoh share ii paid up no further calls oin be enforced, the men are left without any legal remedy, " Many of them" says Mr Eraser " aro absolutely destitute " and many of them are married men with families depending on them. " The " Times " s iys that the result of the exposure will be to bring about an amendment of tho New Zealand " no liability " clauses which are similar to the Vlotorian ones.
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