♦ (PBE PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, Jane 14, Tbe hearing of tbe oh.rge against R. F. Roth, of miking a false declaration In respect of th) Insuranea upon bis premiaei la Victoria street East, with intent to defraud the Colonial Insurance i Company, has oooupled the Supreme ! Court daring the past two d*ya. Messrs H. Williamson, H. and T. Cotter are appearing for the proseouMoa, and Mr J. Cooper for tbe aooused. The oase wlil probably oonolude to-morrow. In the Auckland olty sohoola there are seventeen assistant teachers more than are required, and the Board of Eduoatlon have now resolved to draft them into the country sohoola whore the teaching power Is deficient, j The telegraph effio., a store and hotel ' at Om»po:e, Biy of liland*, vvaro totally destroyed by hre last night. No particulars are to hand. The premises were Insured. Ths lessee of the hotel, B- G. Power, had his stook protected by a policy of £703. The B.ard of Eduoatlon have deoldad that two of their senior scholarships wiy, if the bolder desires, be tonable at Lino dv Agricultural College, Canterbury. A discovery of o.al near Huout Is reported, "Wellington, June 14. At the Magistrate's Cjucl, Clerk and Montagu, the auctioneers m whose rooms the Latng-Smlth fight took plaoe, were fined £5 and cost.. It was shown that the building was not licensed, and defendants were warned by tbe authorities that proceedings were likely to ensue. DrjNHMN, Jane 14. At the adjourned private meeting of the oredltors of Prootor, and Company, the report of the Committee estimated tbe liabilities at £23,602, and the assets at £7458, leaving a deficiency of £16,143. It was decided to recommend the firm to file, and that they be allowed the first off.r ot the estate. Tbe Chamber of Oommeroe has reoeived replies from the Sydney, Wellin«ton, Adelaide and Melbourne Chambers favorable to holding a oummerolal congress In Dunedin during Exhibition time. Inveroabgill, June 14. ' The Southland Oonnty Counoil will give £ for £ to tho local bodies or olher organisations for tbe destruction of small birds, whioh a member of a deputation to the C.unoll said were baoomi )g a greater pest than the rabbits, wh'oh were now comparatively soaroa In toe nettled districts. -an. ... . g— j-www-ww
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