(PBB PRESS ASSOCIATION;) i Native Lands Court. Auckland. April 26; A deputation of aolioltori hu wilted apon Mr Mltcheleoo, and presented an influential petition, praying tht Government to rsconalder tha proposed removal of tha Chief Judge of the Native Lands Court to Wellington. Mr Mltohtl. son promised to lay the petition befor* the Government, bat held ont no hope ■• the removal had been decided on at ft . full meeting of the Cabinet. The Chief Judge would, however, ba In Auoklend •• often as any other distrlot, transacting , busiaesa In Wellington during the session. The Minister for Defence hai given instructions jo have a searohtng enquiry made into the alleged Irregularities of tha volunteer! at Hamilton enoampment, Football. Wellington, April 36, At a meeting of the Rugby Union, It was decided to join the Otago Union m depreoatine the visit of a New Zealand team to England and requiring suoh team if sent to be aooredlted by the Unions of Now Zealand. Oa<) ipnakar said that thsj promoters of the team do not intend to make it a private speculation like the Maoris. It wonld go node; the aaspioea of the Rugby Uaion. The Chairman (Mr Campbell) said it would not do foi the Unions to snnb those who were getting up the team, ao If at any future time the Unions of the Colony desired to send a representative team Home, they oonld not do it without the aasistanoe of those interested m the proposed venture, Deatitmte Home* Timabu, April 26. The Colonial Beoretary visited Tlmain yesterday to oonfer with tin Chairman of the Charitable Aid Board re the transfer to the Board of the site and building formerly used as immigration barraoks foi the purpose of founding a home fo» destitute children and to save sending them to eohoola In other districts. The Board now pays about £800 a year for the support of children elsewhere. Proparty Sales. Oamabu, April 26. Mr Burba ry, the local manager for tha Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, reports having sold the Awamoko farm of 1000 acrei, the property of Dr Wait, at £11 por Aorr, also three other firms, about 300 nores eaoh, at pries ranging from £10 15* to £12 per aore. He report! a brisk enquiry for farms of all descriptions m the Osmara distrlet. The same firm notifies having sold during the week Tusoan wheat at 4s Si ; Velvet and Mold's Ennobled at 4s Id ; short oati, 2s Si, Tartars 2s 6d and Danish 2s 4d, all f.o.b. Supposed Suicide. * Dunjedin, April 26. The body of Mrs Walsh, aged 18 yean, who has been married only four months was found on Sunday m L»ke Wanaka nonr the Pembroke Jetty. The deoeased was at a danoe on the previous Friday after which It is supposed she bad gone to the jetty and thrown herself into tht water. Obituary* The deaths aca announced of Ulss Lumbton who took an active pact m looal ohnrlty organisations and Mr J B. Madia at one time a member of the firm of Royde, Mudle and Company. The Exhibition. The Exhtbltiou Fine Arts Committee are advised that they are to receive a collection worth £5000 by Wallls of tha French gallery m London ; also oolloo* 'lor.s belonging to Messrs Keok and tha Br tlsh Australian Art Soolety. Cong relational Church. The Maray fiioa Congregation^ Oaarob. has glvea a call to the Ray W A, Efan*, late of Bradford/^ogla^^ *
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