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(PEE PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, March 20. At the PoHoe Court to-day Henry S« Payne w*s convicted of selling » railway lass issued to him without charge as one >f tb9 unemployed. He was ientenoad bo one month's bard labor. 0. Gkeenway who had the reputation of being the wealthiest man In Auckland died this morning; The Hod G Fisher, Minister of Edao»« tlon, arrived from the South to-day *. Among the pasaengers for Sydney today, by the Rotomahana, was Me G. M. Reed, journalist. Woodvulb, Maroh SO. Work is now started at Maharahara Ooppnr Company's mine. The drive is being extended and the lode In the shaft is being penetrated. Three toni of oie will be got for tasting m Auckland. Wbiunoton, March 30. The Customs authorities have instituted another series of prosecutions for breaohei of the Beer Doty Aot, which will last sometime. There are fourteen Informations against a Brewery Company, its Seoretary and a publican, --' The Minister for Defence hat luued ft circular to oountry oorps offering them assistance In converting themselves lot* rifla oluba if they wish to do so. ' With relerenoe to the lnnatfo Fenwiok, the Government state that his base >>as enquired Into by a Special Oommisilon, who deolded that he was a lunatic, and, consequently, the operation of the Aot cannot be interfered with. % Nblson, Maroh SO. A very fine atag, weighing between 4 aim sowt, was shot at Spooner's range yesterday. Its antlera have twelve tines. This Is the third stag reputed ove« 4awt, and stalkers have had good sport. Ohri&tohuboh, Maroh 19 To-day Mr Justice Dennlston dismissed with costs the appeal by B. 0. Brown, manager of the D I.C. here, against the decision of Mr Baetbam, R.M., m Vcaie m whloh he had been oonvfoted of employ* ing saleswomen after the dosing of the retail place of buslnejg. They had been employed marking goods, and the appellant contended the Act did not apply to I such work, but only to factory workMr Justfoe Denniston held thai subeeotlon 1, section 10 of the Employment of Females Aot applied to the case. Tdiabu, Maroh SO. Mr D. MoQoinness handed over tht Club Hotel this evening to Mr Ritchie, of Cbrlstoburch. Advantage was taken of the occasion by the employes to present ■ an illomlnated address to Mr McQuinness, accompanied by a oigar case. A numbec of representative citizens were present, and spoke highly of the late proprietor, and oordially weloomed Mr Rltohie. Dunidiw, Much 20. At the City Council this evening a resolotloo, expressing high appreciation of th» eminently able and satisfactory manner m wbloh the Governor had oarried out hit duties during his term of office^ was passed A difference of opinion then enßued as to the mode of presenting. the resolution, whether by letter or by tha Counoll personally, and a long and some* what aorlmonlous discosslon followed*. Eventually It was resolved to go on with the next business, and do decision being arrived at re presenting the resolution It will now be forwarded m the ordinary way by the Town Clerk. His Excellency was entertained at dinner to-night by members of the Fern* bill Club. The battle over selling grain with bagl weighed In still continues. Meetings of fatmeTß continue to pass resolution! pledging themselves to sell only when bags are paid for extra. A number of Dunedla brokers are said to have met and signed aa agreement not to puiohase except oa the* old terms, bags weighed In, Inveroargill, Maieli 20a To day the Irish athletic sports were held, but the attendance was only mode* rate. The Star Sailing Club also held » regatta on the Estuary. A fine fresb bretza enabled the sailing raoes to be got off successfully. Bee, of Rlverton, woo the dingy raoe easily.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2093, 21 March 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2093, 21 March 1889