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Auckland, May 30. Upon searohlng the house of a man named Robinson this morning, Detectives Hughes and Ede found eighteen valuable books, most of whioh had been missed from the Auckland Free Library during , tbe poet six months, and whioh lnoluded all the works whleh have been stolen from that institution, with tbe exception of one or two volumes. Robinson was sentenced to four months' hard labor this morning on another oharge of laroeny; The Melbourne syndicate who purohased the Walwera Sanatorium property for £22,000, have sent Mr Dunn, a member of the firm of Messrs Oakden, Addison and Kemp, the largest firm of arohlteots m Melbourne, to survey the estate, and lay it off m allotments for building purposes, and to prepare plans for a new hotel and for a wharf. The Syndloate are prepared to spend £4000 on a wbarf, and to erect an hotel at an expense of £5000.

In a letter to the Auokland branoh of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, Miss Aokerman, the well-known Temperance advooate, states tbat she will endeavor to have a leoturess appointed to this oolony by the Union, and that the various branches should see that suoh a scheme was self-supporting.

Nahbb, May 80. When the Property Tax Assessor's valuations In Hawke'a Bay were sent In they showed large redao-loas, and tbe Department appointed a secret Committee of Revisers In eaoh distriot. This was the only provlnolal distriot m whioh suoh a oourse was adopted. Tho revisers largely increased the valuations. This oaused a large number of objections, and great interest has been takea In the sittings of the Board of Reviewers. Several attempts were made to get tbe names of the sevlsers, but Mr Oromble, Deputy Commissioner, absolutely deolined to give them up, notwithstanding the protests of the objectors that they, were thereby placed at a great dliadvan.tge. Many of the bbjeotions wsra sustained and many failed, and the net result has been an inorease. In Hawke's Bay oounty the Assessors' values have been raised £26,928,

Dunbdin, May 30. At the inquest on James Howard, killed m the Kaitangata,. ooal mine,. the jury returned a verdict of <( Accidental death.^ The evidence showed that all precaution, had r been taken. Deoeased was m charge of the place himself at the time Mr Binns, Inspector, who appeared for the Government, said there was nothing to contradict the evidence that the fault or " roll " was unusually large and sudden. bringing m their verdlot tho jury wore naked if they thought the oase was one m which relief should be granted from the Kaitangata relicf # fund raited some years ago on the occasion of the disastrous aooldent. The foreman said he did not think that fund was properly administered, some getting too much, others too little. The jury were not unanimous oh the point.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 31 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 31 May 1889