(PHR PBEBS ASSOCIATION.)
Flax Export. Wellington, February 22. Daring 1888, 17.038 balei of flax were shipped from Wellington. Already this year 4758 bales have been exported. Harbor Improvements. The Harbor Board are having plans drawn np for a new woolahed at a cost of £6560, tho Inorease In the wool and flu export making the existing aooomodatlon Insufficient. It was a'so d solded to pave a farther portion of the Qaean'a wharf with wood blocks, and make other Improvements at a oost of £3000. The Oraft. Invbroargili,, February 22 The movement m favor of a Masonio Grand Lodge for New Zaahnd, nnitlng the three constitutions, has extented to Southland. A meeting of Past Masters held last night was largely attended, when it was deolded to hold a meeting of all Masons a fortnight henoe, with a view to the foundation of a looal branoh of the Masonic Union, proposed to be started as a preliminary to effeotlng the union of all the lodgts In tha oolony under one j misdlotlon. It la understood that the Southland Masons are all bub unanimously m favor of union. There are seven lodges In Southland proper, and two more In the Lakes dletriot, making nine m all.
The Commissioner of Railways. Mr McKorrow, Chief Commissioner of Railway a, Is touring this district. He visits tha Buff and Rlrerton districts today.
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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2070, 22 February 1889
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2070, 22 February 1889
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