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, '-,--;• ♦ • — • ] ! PER PRESS ASSOCIATION. Auckland, January 14. The statistloa of the Grown Lands Offioe | give the following figures, showing ihe ) amount of land taken up under the various : systems for the quarters named :— March, 1888, 48 holdings taken up, comprising ■ 8421 acres, cash receipts £1111 ; June, 129 holdings, 16,000 acres, cash receipts £3040; September, 93 holdings, 8250 aores, oajh recotpts £3012 ; December, 178 holdings, 19,673 acres, cash receipts £6620. [ Tbe Little Sisters of the Poor have pur* i abased the residence of Jamea Daore, and , five acres of ground at Ponsonby for • £3200, and' Intend converting the place . into a h_rae for the relief of the aged - destlute. Wanganui, January 14. r A trap accident occurred on Saturday, \ by which Messrs W. Alezander, and Jas. , Tbsin had a very narrow esetpe. Both [ were severely shaken and got their noseß , broken, but they are now recovering satisfactorily. Tha weather here for tbe last two days ' has been very hot, and the orops m the ; dlatrlot are looking splendid ( Wbllinoton, January 14 i At the Spring meeting of the Welling* , ton Raoing Olub, the holdet- of two tlokets I on Whlepar, winner of the Grand Stand ; Handicap, neglected tr* present them for • payment on the day of the race. Since > then tbe authorities have declined any > responsibility, snd It Is understood that | legal prooeeoings are about to be instituted against the Stewards for the rooovery ' of the money. The annual balance sheet of the Weli lington Trust and Loan Oompany ro'omi mends a dividend of Q per cent ln addition to 4 per oent Intermin dividend paid In July, carrying forward £848. A youog maa, named Hugh MoKean, a olerk, was to day charged with stealing three dates from Hoffman's music warehouae. At first the magistrate sentenced the aconsed to three months' Imprisonment, but. at the request of counsel, agreed to reoonaider the decision, and -a remand was granted to await tbe Probation Officer's report. The Government have determined to apply for 4000 ft of epaoe only at the Paris Exhibition. The Wellington Gas Company's dividend for tbe year la 15 per oent. Chbi-TCHUroh, January 14. Aolive recruiting is being carried on for all the Volunteer corps here. Nearly all are now above the minimum required by fhe regulations and efforts are being tpade to r ice them to ijie maximum strength. At the Oity Counoil tb night it was reported tbat the Oity valuation waa £211,733, or £13,000 less than last year. DuftKD.N, January 14. At the Supreme Oonrt tc-day Alexander Mlohiel claimed £200 damages from D. Eeld and 00. WiT'le loading hla dray at defendant*' store wjth oats, which were being passed down the shoot, plaintiff claimed that, owing to the negligence of defendants m constructing the' -ahoot improperly and defectively, also owing -to the pegllgence of Jtbo defendants by their , servant, one fit thft Basks fell against plaintis and broke his leg, th4t he was and ie permanently Injured and lately to be for a long time prevented from attending to h-s b^ness, and has Incurred modlottl and (othe. expenses aiiu f 8 otberw.eo .'-^lSed. The Evidence showed tbat the shoot waa of the usual construction, except that oply a bar was . serosa. * The man loading stated that defendant gave iho worg V ' right ''* before tho aack wan |*t go, The jury gave a verdict for £100, Two pure Ayrshire bolls and twentyfour oows go to Sydney by the Wakatlpu from K. B. Ferguson's herd.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889