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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS.

. (PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, Jane 10. At the Supreme Ouurt sittings to-day, Joseph Hood was sentenoad to four years' penal servitude for the larceny of jewellery, and John Thomas Watta to two year*' penal servitude for burglary at Ot«buhu> Tho To A*oba wonadiog oase, m which John Wood was charged with wounding Frwderlok Hyde, was withdrawn. "K. H. J»g«er wu» charged with having obtained £10 from T. Slattr by false pretences. This is the ease In whioh it weß alleged the pnaoaer obtained earns of money by showing what purported to be a cable message from London, Intimating that he had come into possession of a fortune of over £12,000, and tha accusation was that do euoh metnaga had bean received. The evidenoe, however, was not Boffiolont, and Jagger was acquitted. Other charges are to be preferred against him. Wellington, June 10 His Excellency tbe Governor has consented to aot as President of tha Lawn Tennis Tournament on Deo. 28, 27, 28 and 30 next. The boxeß of Mr Henry Wilkinson Brooks, a passenger by tbe s.s. Tainui, Wbloh arrived m Port last night, are reported' to b»va been opened during the voyage from Home, and tbe contents stolen. It is understood that up to the present nothing has been recovered to justify arrest, or tbe casting of suiplolon on any person en board of the steamer, Brooks was a passenger for Hobart. Hokwika, June 10. Ths Bank of New Z island shipped 1924 z of gold, valued ai £7700 A man named Hughes attempted to cmmlt Buiolde at Jaiksoa'a, on the Ohrlstchuroh road, by cutting his throat. He bsd been suffering from neuralgia. He was brought- to the Kumara Hospital, HisJlnj dries are not serious. Ghrjstohuroh, Jane 10. Thlß evening* 'Taiegraph" sayß :~ <( We are Informed that Mr Sommers, bookieller, Hlch street, has instructed hie solicitors, Messrs Wilding and Lewie, to obmmeno'j an sotlon ogaiast tbs '• Lyttelton Times " Company for publishing a Tlmaru report stating that Mr Sommers had urged Waller, of Timaru, to commit arnou. Tb.3 alleged statement wuemade by Waller wbeu giving evldenoa before the Assignee tn Bankruptcy at Tlmarrj. The damages claimed are £2003 A letter read at the Olty Oounoll tonight dlsotca ad the feflt that the New 2«laod Llceoslag Act do«s not require a license to be taken oat by Australian trine and spirit merohantn' travellers. T h «» Addltor-CJeneral bas atiallowed the attending the funeral of the late Mrs Harper, the Primate's wife t post of oonSSStog a panorama for tie Melbourne B * blbltl ° D ' p PW mN, June 10. Four hundred and tbirt^two names have been given m by talloresses and othpr workers to the Talloreaies' Society to be formed ts tho outcome of the meeting n sweating. In one large faotorp to,day, most of the employees gave m their nameß. The proprietors at oDjoe posted up a notice intimating that all tbcfiie who joined would have to loave tho firm s employ at once. It Is stated that this ooarse was adopted owing to a personal obj.>oiion to one of the Oomraittpo } and come curiosity is felt an to whether, now that the person bas resigned, the notice will be wJtjutFawn. Most of tbe large contractors and ware houseman are giving the movement hearty support. At a meeting of local shareholders tbe Welcome Oompnny agreeed to ooncedo the sum of £700 ' mentioned^ if It will faoilitate immediate amalgamation with tho Homeward Bound.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2148, 11 June 1889

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