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Rain m Auokland. Auckland. May 10. The drought m Auokland is completely broken up. A heavy steady rain fell for ! tho past two dayß, io 24 hours 2_r inohoa of i*ain fell. Reports from the vValkato -tute the rain will do much good if not followed by froßt. Munioipal Gasworks* Wanoan.i. May 10. Owing to a difQoulty with tho Gap Oompany tho Borough Council havo resolvod to start gas vorks of their own. Tho Ministry. Wellington, May 10. It is expooted that all the members of tho Government will ro-aisembie m Wellington next wook when meetings of the Oabinet will be he'd daily to deoide upon the meaauros to be presented tp Parliament. Mr Fergus will loave for Dunedin m a fortnight to address his constituents. Tho Premier is still confined to bis h use. Beer Duty Troubles. Nelson. May 10 At Ihe R,M. Court to-day, 10 charges ofbroeohes of tho Boor Duty Aot wore heard againßt Wallia and Pago,- The brewery is a small ono at matupipi. The charges aio all of faleo entry. The ohargos against Pago were withdrawn, as it waa shown that hu had coaßod to be a partner. No defonoe was offered by Wallia. On five ol.argos conviotlonß wore recorded, und flnoß of £50 m eaoh case inflated with costs. Total £25 _ 18a, and tho plant and efook we* a forfeited. The other charges withdrawn. Breaking and Entering. Dunedin, May 10. William Gardesor, a lud aald to be halfwitted, was committed for trial on three oharges of bruaklng Into shop.. The j^atioes undertook to see tho lad's mental oondltion Inquired into. .Protjoctlqn League iNVEnoAiiciiLL, May 10. At a mooting of tho Protection Loagqe last D.ght resolutions wore paesod m favor of eatablishsng dlstillories and of abolishing tho property tax bo fur as it rolatos to maohlnery used m manufactories m the colony.
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