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\psa TRsaa association.; Auckland, January 25. The Board of Education have received a large nbmber of additional protests from country Committees againat the uaeof Dt Richa-daon's Temp^ranoa lesson-book m schools. WBtiwaxoN, January 25. The KaUway Commission enter upon thejr dnHps on Friday, February lot, The PuWio Worka Department have decided to connect all Government bnildlnga with fire brigade stations by means of el^otrlo fire signals, . A fresh difficulty arose In the strike at Hanna'sßqttFaotory over the discharge of one of the meti,and tha operatives who were on strike, and Intended to return to-day have gone away again. Robt. Barter has been committed for trial for illegally pawning £7 worth of tools lent him. In the Divorce Court, the salt Egan v Egan, brought by the wife, was. heard, the grounds being adultery and ornelty. The petitioner was possessed of a considerable amount of property, Including £2000 bringing 8 pur cent interest. Some land had been made over to her by her husband, but this did not realise anything being mortgaged. Evidence was given as to varioaa acts of ornelty and adultery with two women m 1884. A protection order had been granted against the husband, Mr Menteath, who appeared for the respondent, made eeveral attempts to obtain an adjournment, to enable witnesses to be obtained from a distance, but flls Honor refusing, Mr Menteath finally threw up the case. The respondent said itwaa a concooted affair, and m the absence of his witnesses, It was useless going Into the witness box. His Honor reserved judgment. Nbison, January 25. The weather lataly has been simply per* feot. and crops m the outlying districts are being harvested m capital condition. Westport, January 25. The Orlando remained m the roadstead all day She was visited by about a thousand townspeople, the weather being splendid and the sea calm. Admiral Fairfax inspected the htrbor wqrke, add also went up to the Dennjston coal mine. He was entertained at luncheon and went aboard the flagship at 7 p.m; The Orlando then sailed direct to the Sonnds. Hokitika, January 25. The Mont dOr washings amount to 322 oanoes, valued at £1225. A dividend of one shilling per share haa been declared, Dttnedin, January £5. Sir R. Stout moved to quash a warrant of commitment by two Jaittoes at Clyde, ordering. Frederick Arthur OolHngs to. prison for seven days hard labor fox contempt of Oourt In refusing to be sworn and give evidence. The only point at issue wa& whether it was Buffiolent fora copy of the warrant to be before the Oourt, the party moving haying no power to compel the gaoler, to give up the original. M.<" i Haggitt appeared to oppose". Mr Justice ' Williams quashed the eonviotlon with oosts. Iny?RoAbgi:u., January 25, The first series of wool auctions was held to-day, when catalogues aggregating about 3300 bales were submitted hy various brokers to representative attendance of buyere. The sales went off with oapital Bpirit, the bidding being very animated, At the unanimous request of the buyers advaoces were limited to fartLiogft instea lof eighths. The change saved a great deal of time, and m the opinion of the brokers operated on this occasion distinctly m the growers' favor. The propo.tion of withdrawals was very small Merino ehowed a marked Improvement on last year's rate*, and ruled from 7sd to 9^d ; half bred and fair orosabred from 9d to lPsd j one particularly good light oondltioned parcel fetching ll£j ; oroaabred realised from 7|i to 10£ d, acoordlng to quality and oondltion; Linoolni and Romney were not so mo oh sought after, and brought from 7f 3 to B^d.

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INTERPROVINCAIL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2047, 26 January 1889

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INTERPROVINCAIL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2047, 26 January 1889