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Accident , A AooxLAirD, May 31, A men-of-war sailor had his knee-cap bralcen to*d«y while befog arrested by Constables Mackay and Dunn. Oollaion Enquiry The collision enquiry has concluded. AU yesterday was taken up by the ad dresses of oouniel. The decision wil probably be given this afternoon. Northern 8.8. Company The Northern S.S. Company made a net profit of £5400 for the year. Coursing A private eabla says tbat tbe greyhound Sailor Boy, who was taken pver to Melbourne for the Moonee Valley oup, was put out In the first round, yesterday. Dairy Factories. Wmjjnotow, May 31. Government received by the San Franeioco Moll from Professor Long, a fnll feport on the management of dairy factories. The report which will be extensively oiroulated throughout the colony is now m tha hands of the printer, and will ba published m pamphlet form. Discovery of Asbestos. Mr Edward Thompson, a mining expert, well known »t the Thames, has shown tfye Mines Department fii^e specimens of | asbestos, whjch he declares were found m tbe Moupt Arthur (Nelson) district., The discovery is on Crown land, and Mr Thompson slates that the mineral extends over a large area pf country. The vein is said to be six inches thick. Tne Land Act. The Minister for Lands states tbat unless unf oressen circumstances arise there will be no amendment to the Land Aot this coming session, as Government consider tue Aot is working fairly well*
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