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A Challenge^ Auckland, jjcoombor 13. Tbo Hon Mr Richardson having Rtated that village settlers m the north have been " terribly misled " by the Government agent; who made unauthorised promises, J hn Lander;, the agent referred to, intends challenging Mr Rlohardson to make good his assertions at a pobllo rnoet(ncr fn Auckland or any of the settlement 8 Mr Lnnc'oi offered to accompany Mr Rtohardaon on the northern torjr, but the latter declined . Cooperation. The Caledonian csooioty, last night, oaseed tho letter frcm Tovrntville, Qaaenaland, rrqaostlng 00-nperaiiou In suggesting measures for »meUor.atlnfi; the condition of the (Scottish crofters. It was unanimously resolved " that this Society express its warmest sympathy with the object and white agretiogthat it would t>9 inadvisable to give monetary atd, resolves to use polltloaS kflnenoe to lnduoo the Government of Near Zoalaod to grant lands for the settlement of such crofters and families as m«y emigrate to this colony." Fire. Woodvulk, December 13 One of the Hawkalu Bay Timber Oompnnj'm mills, at Danevlrke (formerly Henderson nnd Wratt'o), is reported to have been burned down last night. As there Is no losaranoe the loin will be heavy; Suicide. Wellington, December 13. The reported xuioide of Joßeph Rouse, Uppnr flott is confirmed by lecaipt of a telegram from a policeman. He, was a email farmer aainarried, sgod 331 He hung himself from the rafters of the kitchen. He had been ailing and m low spirits for some time Wool Sales. At the New Zealand Loan and Meroantile Company wool Bales yesterday, merinos ranged from 6£d to Bd, crossbred 6Jdteߣd. The Unemployed Ohristohdboh. Deoember 13. To-day a deputation of unemployed interviewed the Mayor, stating they could not get work niece returning from Eaikoura. The Mayor replied that he would contribute to a prirate subscription, but could do nothing else, The Ooonoil had mado arrangements for otonobreaking to bo dose next winter. The men afterwards luterviewed the Hon. G, Fisher, who promised tb k bring the matter before the Minister for Public Works. Coal Miners. Greymouth, Deoember 13 A number of Brunner coul miners thrown out of work are leaving for Newcastle. The Weather. There Is )most extraordinary weather for this season of the year. Rain, oold and hall storms continually. Dunedin, December 12 The weather Is quite wintry, and there are heavy hall showers. {

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888