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Ship Zealand!*. AuoklaitDi December 7-

Arrived—ship Zetlandls, 118 day* from London. Daring the voyage » passenger named F. A, Gardner died of consumption. An Invitation. The Stewards of the Auckland Racing Club have sent an Invitation to Sir W. F. Jervols to be present at the Summer Meeting at EUerslle. A Customs Question, la reference to the dispute between Importer! and the Customs Department at to discount on Invoice), Me Arthur and Co have received a letter from tbe Government. la regard it the trade discounts on boots the Government have •greed to these being taken off, as aleo the discount on samples, but on tbe question of shlrtlnga adhere to oharges unless the shirtings are oat Into seven feet lengths which are of no use for trade jrarposes Tke Soft Goods Expert. Wo rotion haa yet been taken by the AoeicUnd warehousemen re Mr Shannon's, appointment but the Warehousemen's Association 1« moving on the matter. A Dangerous Bridge. The Mount Sden Highway Board hai revolved to oall attention to the dangerous condition of tbe railway bridge near Mount Eden Station. Tho Paris Exhibition. The Clumber of Commerce ask farmer! to co-operate with them for tbe purpose of making a good display of Auckland prodace at the Paris Exhibition next year. A meeting takes place on Monday, Price of WheatAgent* fa town^are offering 4s a bushel for tbe wheat exop to be harvested In February next, paying 25- per cent m Advance. An agent at Hamilton has •orders for 9000 sacks at 4s 6d a bushel delivered at any railway station m the Wtlkato. A private letter from the JSlberldgegoldfield, Queensland, cays that en aeeonot-af the drought fl>nr la celling at £4 par lOOlbs, and potatoes 6d per Ib. The liokau Jones Q&p& Mokaa Jones is now m town, with Wetere te Kerenga; He ttates that his land claim is likely to be satisfactorily •settled. Sly Grog Selling. At Mereef yesterday George McMalley mi fined £5 and costs for selling beer without ft ticenae. The cSsocb was oomuttted on beerd a uteamef carrying an exourilon party to Waikato Heada, wben lie sold colonial beer at 2» per bottle. His (defence was that he sold the drink as a cordial, and did not know it was beer. At Kiwakawa Matthew Mathers was fined £10 and costs for selling brandy without a license. The oonvlotion was obtained by a police constable gettlog a man to bay the brandy Defendant said he had only got two bottles from Auok* Jand to treat friend i. Straying Cattle. Kbw Plymouth, December 7. An important case, having reference to «tttie trespassing on the railway line, was heard m the R.M. Court Andrew Jensen, who was summoned for allowing cattle to trespass on tbe line, pleaded not guilty, «Dd Mr Boy, solicitor for the defence, «abtnitted that as the line was not fenced on either side, the information disclosed as offence chargeable under tbe Public Works Aot, and farther that the mere passage of cattle across the line could not be termed an obstruction. ThsRM. apheld both objections and diemftaed both information!. Export of Wheat. Wbuikgton, December 7. Up to date 100 tons of wheat have been lent by rail from Walrarapa to Wellington for export. This is the first time In the history of the valley, that grain has been «ent away.. New Zetland Shipping Co 1 A private telegram states that the first ordtoary general meeting of shareholders m tbe New Zealand Shipping Co. to be hold In London under the new regulations lua been axed for 17th Deoember. Melbourne Wool Sales. Nelson, Deoember 7. Bfsley Bros, have received a «able from Ooldsborongb, Melbourne, that at the wool •ale* there was splendid competition. Merino, good, 91 to lOd : superior, Is Id; crossbred, fd to lid ; Ltoooln, 7d to B|d. Bnpr«iD* Court' At the Supreme Oonrfc, Annie Tattersnll pleaded guilty to forging a cheque. She wai boood on her own recognisance to oome ap for sentence. George FreeM*n, for indecent assault on a girl seven y«KO of age, was sentenced to two yeaco. Bflß of a Coal MineWvstfort, December 7. The Mohi-klnui Coal Company'! •property has been sold by Mr O'Connor -to a Sydney Syndicate with a capital of £So,otio subject to the approval of the tfhareboldorß of tbe present Company. The Premier. Duhbdiit, December 7. The Premier addresses a public meeting here on Friday, nuder the auspices of the Exhibition Commissioners, Two Drowning Cisei. , Invbboaboill, Deoember 7> W. Gregory, a farmer, was drowned on the way from Wyndhom show to Fortrose. The trap capsized In % ditoh near Walnahaka stream. Deceased was sober. Be leave* s widow and a. large family. He lost s bod by drowning last year. The child of Timothy Chamberlain wsi drowned yesterday at Wray's bush.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2007, 7 December 1888

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2007, 7 December 1888

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