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[PER PRBBS ASSOCIATION,] Auckland, November 28. The Waikato Council havo condemned tho olaaseß In the proposed Public Works Aofc Amendment Aot referring to the eradication of farzs and briar. The Council also passed a motion to-day protesting against the interference of the Audit Department m reepeot of the acaounis of the county. A difficulty has arisen between the local hatohara and the Frozen Meat Company, beoaaao of the eoile of prio9B fixed by the Batohora' Association, m order to pat an i end to unprofitable competition. The oompany olaitn that the sdale la too high, i and the sale of their prime meat la therei fore interfered with, and they propose to i open retail shxpa. 1 Three lade earned A. Johnston, H. Wil- ' son, and T, Wilaon, all under nitiO years 1 of age, were brought before the Police ' Ooort today, m a oharge of stealing ss, a | oleck, and other articles from the Wellea- > loy street publip school. The boys are . pupils ftt the eohool, and they entered the | premises on Saturday and Sunday, stole i the gooda, and *pent the money. John- ■ ston and H. Wilson wera each fiued £1, ' and aontonoed to reoeived »lx strokes of the biroh. T. Wilson was discharged, 1 being under sge. Wanqanuj, November 28. The election for Mayor took place to day. Thero was expectation of Laird's winning, but tho ballot declared Parsons headed the poll with 11 to the good — Laird. 195 ; Paraona, 206. There was great eioitement at the result. Parsons fainted from sheer excitement, The District Court opened to-day. John Plnklest, for trying to impose on the totaliaator at the spring raoea with a dummy ticket, waa found guilty and sentenoed to three months. Wellington, November 28 It la stated that 0. Y. O'Connor, Under Secretary for Public Wotkß, retires, at the end of the year. The Board of Bdnoation decided this morning to co-operate with the South Oanierbury Board m the urging of the Government to adopt working instead of strict average. Chbistohuroh, November 28. Tbia morning Henry Metberell, pro prletor of the Araberley Flux Mills, got his legs entangled m the machinery while shifting the belting. The flash waa torn off the right leg which was broken at the ankle. The left leg was broken above thg knee. The right leg waa amputated, but thn pat'ont Bank and died at 2 o'clock. The Chamber of Commerce to-day resolved to oommnnloate with oihor chambers and Industrial Associations with a view to getting snltably represented at the Paris Exhibition and to request Government to appoint a Oommiasloner m the colony to collect exhibits and prooeed lo Paris to aot In conjunction with Sir Dillon Bell. It waa also resolved to continue the agitation against altering the present Bystem of Railway freights for grain, OAMARtr, November 28. Mr Duncan Sutherland was to-day reelected Chairman of tho Waltaki County Council. Dunedin, November 28. The eleventh annual show of the Orago Agricultural and Pastoral Society commenced to-day. The weather was not very favorable, heavy Bhowers occasionally falling. The attendance, however, w*s up to the average, and will no doubt increase m the afternoon. The general features of the ahow were maoh about as qsuaj, bat thp extra attraction! are a dairy factory m operation and a couple of horse racea, The quality of the atook shown la very satisfactory but the judges' awards are not yet oompleted, A man named Charles Boldt died from exposure at Rook and Pillar range, Central Otago. He was found m a comatose Btate, but died while being removed. Four boys appeared m the Polioe Court to-day charged with stealing duoks, whtoh they Bold to a Chinaman. One, aged eleven, was oonvloted and ordered to oomo up fop sentence when called on. Two, aged fourteen and ten, were fined £1 each ; and the third (seven) was discharged. Invbroargill, November 28. Ai the District Court to«day before Judge Brca-3, Donald Mclntoih charged with perjury was acquitted, ' and a ■imilar oharge against Geo Lawrence In which the evidence would have been identical wbb not goiie on with by the Crown,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2000, 29 November 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2000, 29 November 1888