[P«B PBESB ASSOCIATION.} Auckland, May 15. Valuable cool seams of great depth have been disoovered. between the Pntuputa and Wangarel dist riots. T. J. Morrow, Secretary of the Arobhlll Road Board, haa been arrested at Fiji, oharged with the embcrz'ement of moneys belonging to that body The fhx industry is receiving great attention at Te Amha, and several new mills are m course of erection. The price for the flax ranges from 9d to Is 6i per ton for tbe green leaf, and it is said that should this rate be maintained the export trade- will speedily assume glgantia proportions. The oteuner Awblna, damaged In the collision iv the channel last night, waa fhated off at Rangltoto and towed up to the pert by the Boto!tl. The vessel has been muoh damaged, the stern post having been smashed and the plank ends opened, and when beaohe i she was making water freely. The Awhlna will be docked for repairs. The stern of the Essex was shattered at the water-line, and the barque will also be docked. Wellington, May 15. A patent has been granted for Oobb and Co.'s Palace Oars. The application has been before the Patent Offioe for months, and postponed, waiting tho result of a recent trtil. Coats were given against tho opponents. A syndicate has been formed to buy the patent. Dunedin, May 15. The Waterloo Oonrslnv Meeting Is fixed for June the 27th and suooeedlng days. A good find of coal Is reported at Young's farm, Lovell's Fiat, The seam Is over twenty feet tblok. A Syndicate Is forming to work the find. At the City Oounoll meeting to-night a proposal was made by a looal firm of solicitors on behalf of clients to provide a publio market, public library, and publio bath, provided they were given a lease for fifty years of the reserve m front of the railway, at tbe annual rental of £500 per annum, with fXPmpMon from taxes. The matter was deferred for a epeohl meeting. A prcj ot ia on f iot to hulld sn Opera Houbo for the o ty In a oentral position.
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