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[Pxb Pbbss Association.]

A Serious Subsidence. Auckland, February 26. A serious subsideuoe has taken place at the Tanpiri Goal Company's mines. The lower workings are supposed to be 61led with debris and a large qtuntity of coal has been smothered m the slip which still oontinoes sinking. A new abaft was m progress, bnt had to be abandoned. Nobody was injured. The output of coal la still proceeding.

The Orlando. Arrived— H. M.S. Orlando Auckland Hospital. The Hoaptul and Oaantable Afd Board resolved laat eight to erect a nurses home the coat not to exoaed £1200, wbloh will Rive Inoreased hospital accommodation J>t Lindsay, house aargeon, has resigned.

University Senate. Tbe sittings ot the .New Zaaiand University Senate open here to-morrow.

Congregational Union. The Congregational Union Conference opened this morning m the Baresford street Cburoh. Mr Jago, of Dunedtn, delivered an opening addresi on " Congregationallam : ita meaning, mission and reaponaibllttiea." Mr Jago la the firat lay man who haa been obairman of tbe UnionAlleged Concealment of Birth. Amy Dent, Kioharu Ellis, Eliza Jane EUla and Ward, oharged at Wangarei with £on£9slment of birth of the male child of Amyfieufc, have been discharged, The evldenoe allowed th»t the girl gave birth to a child In tbe garden, left It m a water oloaet, from which it waa taken by the othera to the houae and buried at night m a rough box m the garden. Dr Clark deposed tbat tbe child had breathed and that death was doe eithet to asphyxia or feeble vitality. There were no marks of violenoe. Mrs Ward and Mra EUla informed the police of the matter and said the phild was still born and they thought there waa no harm Id burying it.

Brewer* m Trouble. Wewjhgtok, February 26. . An Important judgment was given by the R.M» this morning. Andrew Hamilton, brewer, oonvioted on fiva oharges of negleotlng to make proper entries of beer removed from the brewery for consumption waa fined £50 on eaoh oharge and ooats, the atook, implements and bear at the date of eaoh Information to be oonfisoated, In default three months. Two charges against John Edmunds of negleotlng to oanoel atamps on beet oaaks were : dismissed, but ooata refused on aooount of defendant's negligence bringing the proser outlon on him. The Magistrate suggested tbat better provision should be made In the Act for the complete obliberatlon of beer stamps.

Codlln Motk. Chbistohueoh, February 28. gsMr Murpby, Secretary of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association, prononnnoea • gcnb found In an orchard at Ranglora to be a oommon apple grab and not the codlio moth. Westport Coal Trade uraiDnr, February 26. The Chairman of the Westport Coal Company In hie speech says that two years profits amount] to £17,000. The reanlt would hare been better bnt tbat dlffiouUiea arose (n completing a new haulage system. The depreciation la on the Westport property alone. The output for the year waa 130,000 tons, an inoreaae of 14,000. This waa soaroely a fair year's work, for although the demand during the New* castle strike was large It did not make up for the foaa of trade Buffered In the early part of the year while making alterations to haulage. The present year began 1 with Improved prospects the output for January being 14,600 tona. The improvement m the harbor works was favorably noticed. Daring the year there waa an Inoreaae of water on the bar by seven feet, the mean average depth being nineteen feet. If the Improvement continues a foreign export trade will soon be established. Mention was made that two Chinese steamers had taken return cargoes ofooalt

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2073, 26 February 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2073, 26 February 1889

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