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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS

(per pkbss association.) Wellington, Deoember 14. Bis Ercelleccy the Governor to-day signed papers for the release of Baldwin from gftol, m consequence of the prisoner's health breaking down, Baldwin was a journalist at GleVorne, and was convicted some months ago of a criminal libel. The arrival* In the oolony daring November were 1731, of whom 417 were from the United Kingdom, and 95S from Victoria. The departures were 1572, of whom 8 were for Home, 387 for New South Wales and 982 for Victoria. The "Evening Post" ssys :— '• The following well-vonebed-for foot has been related to us, as showing that it Is not always easy to get false invoices to delude the Customs. An Importer recently sent flchne a large order for a fabrle, the price of which was 5£3, whloh rendered it ; dutiable, while at 5d it would be duty free. The importer accordingly requested that the stuff might be supplied at 6d, m order to esoape the duty. The reply came promptly that m the ordinary ooorte the Urpeness of the order would have entitled it to » dlsoouot equal to a £d pat yard, hat after the intimation that the manoeuvre was for the purpose of e?tdlng the Customs doty, the importer's TCQtteit obnld not now be compiled with." Oamaku, Deoember 13. A boy was charged at the Resident ftttghtiate's Court to day with wilfully letting two rabbits loose m the town. The Information wts laid under seotion 32 of the Babbit &ot of 1882. It appears that the boy bad turned the rabbits out on the almost flat roof of a building, and they were seen. Tha information was laid by the Babbit Inspector, and the case wan brought for the purpose of showing that under the Aot persons who have live rabbits m their possession, apart altogether from turning them out, are liable to a fine* A fine of ss, with 7s coots, was Imposed.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2013, 14 December 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2013, 14 December 1888

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