(PBB FBBSB ASaOOIATTOfT.) Timber. AUCKLAND. May 15, The use of Malta! timber, iustead of Kanrl, on the railway, wharf has proved a failure, and the engineer repotto tha*Miitil will not stand wharf work. A Proteßt. The solicitors of Auckland have memo* rlallsed the Government agaiost the ea'e of land for rates. They assert that sufficient searoh ia not made at the Deeds Office as to who ii the owner of the land. They ask that a month ahoald elapse between the issue of the the summons and the hearing, and searph In the Deeds Office made by the looal body, and also that notice be sent to the ownew. Fatal Football Accident. While a football ma oh was being played between the Mang&pai and Waitdkl* teams, and only about five I mlnatej after beginning tbe game, Mr J. Pitman, a strongly built balf-otite and a good player, was killed by a kick just below the heart cr possibly by falling and thus meeting the blow. It seemi he ran a short distance, dropped m a stooping position with bis band across the pit of his stomach exolalmed "I've been kfoked, :or something," fell baok and was gone. ; Jnstiee m Auckland. Quite a sensation was caused to day by the publication by the " Herald " of what it calls a secret Court of Juatioe. The son of a wealthy citizen was arrested for larceny, and the "Herald" aßserts tbat the polios oon vened a eitfiog of the Court m the afternoon when two Jostioeo rat. A marked £1 note is said to have been I found by a detective on the boy, but the I " Herald " says that when the oase was called the Inspector of Police said he believed the prosecutor did not wish to prooeed further and the case was difl mieaed, matters being managed bo well tbat tbe case did not appear m the papers. The " Herald " concludes by demanding an enquiry and says that if this ib the way m which justice is to be administered m Auckland there is nothing to hinder the most serious orimeß being compounded. It would seem that if a man is arrested at any tjme during the day or night he can, if he hap inflnenoa or power enough, get a couple of Justices to sit, and if he hep made the necessary arrangements with the prosecutor and police the Justices discharge the accused, and not a word of the matter becomes known. The Demand for Land. Rapieb, May 15. At a meeting of the Land Board tbe Commissioner said thst the revenue for tbe past year was £15,000. A hundred and eleven thousand acres had been disposed of, being forty thousand more than last year. There was hardly a pleoe of Crown land In the district tbat bad not been enquired for. Coal Find. Dphbdin, May lp. A good find of ooal Is reported from Young's farm, Lovell's flat. The seam Is over SO feet thick. A syndicate Is forming to work tbe find.
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