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♦ (PBR PRESS ASSOCIATION.) './ Wellington, November 28. In the Resident Magistrate's Court to-day the Inspector of Weights aod Measures proceeded against a number of drapers for having unstamped measures ln their possession. In the majority of oases axiomlnal fine was inflloted, bat m one esse an important point was raised, viz., that the measure bearing tbe stamp required by the Imperial Aot. the necessity for looal stamping was obvtated. The proceedings against a looal pawnbroker for refusing to deliver up a Government rifle on whioh he had advanced money have boon withdrawn as he tritely handed over tbe arm. The question of the grain rates was under ooneideratlon of the Cabinet this afternoon. The Government has deferred making any ohange at present m the grain regulations In deferenoe to the representations of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce with a view to meeting the wishes of the Chamber and also to mitigate the extra oharges now made on over-loaded bags complained of In Otago. Blenheim, November 26. The bones found at Grovetown are those of a Maori, not of Reeves, as supposed. ' A flint tomahawk was found with them, Westport, November 26. Sixty-three poundß has been sabsorlbod here towards ihe Parnell defonce fund ; also £20 to the Irish National League. Christohuroh, November 26. Ad animated discussion took plaoeamong tho Board of Governors of Canterbury College this afternoon, on the subject of paying wages to tho students of the Agricultural school. The Committee reoommended, after consulting tha Dlreotor, that during shearing and harvest the students should be paid 25 per oent less than ourront oontraot rates. Several members objeoted to paying students at all, aud argued tbat the best way to popularise tho Institution was to redaoo the fees. Finally It was agreed by Boven votes to six to pay wages at the rate reoommended, bnt for thia season only; Dunedin, November 26, Sfx ont of eleven officers of the Public Works Department In Dunedin have reoelved notice that their services will be dispensed with. Some leave m December, others In January and March. Geo, White, lumper on the wharf, w«b struokon the temple while lo^djog tho Penguin at the wharf to-day, and his skull was fraoturqd, Ho has not yet recovered oonßolonsnesß, and little hopes arg entertained of his reoovery.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888