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(pa* PEEBB ASSOCIATION,) Auckland, April 9. Amongst the passengers by the Richutond are several French residents of Tahiti, en route to visit Parla fo* the Exhibition. Wellington. April 2, A,t the annual meeting of the Maaawatu Railway Qbmp»ny the Chairman said he hoped the Company would ba in a position next year to pay a small dividend. The retiring Directors, Meßara Izard and Piimmer, were re-eleoled. The working profit for the year was £35,162, as compared with £29,095 for the previous year. Cheibtohukoh, April 2. To-day a deputation frrm the Ganterbary Frul'-growers Aaaoolition interviewed Messrs W, P. Reeves and R. M.* Taylor, M.H.Rs., requesting them to assist In prooariug farther legislation for proteoting the fruit-growing Industry against tho oodlin moth. They suggested levying a small tax on fruit trepij, the prohibltl >n of importation of fruit from districts within the colony where the nvth exists, and the division of the colony Into fruit districts { the administration of the Aot to be left to the local bodies. The members promised to do what they could to repress the pent by legislation. Mr Reeves thought that the Aot would be administered with greater uniform'*? and strictness by the General Government than by th& looal bodies. It was suggested that sheep Inspectors might also aot as orchard inspectors. Mr Rhodes, M. H.R. telegraphed sympathising with the object of the deputation. i

PpappiN, April 2. The pollae to day made an Important flpfzure of an Illlolt atlll. ' It wub found at Wr.are Flat, aboat eleven miles from town, in a sequestered spot. The still waß oomp'ete, with worm and everything, and In tho place some 270 gallons of wort wai discovered. Murd< ou McLood and Alexander Campbell, two men *b.o wet© about tbe plaoe, were arrested, and will be oharged with the offence to-morrow.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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