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— . « (FEB FBBBS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, June 17. The Customs an horitioa have deoided to prooead no farther with the intended prosecution against the Sydney fiihing aiaaok Gratitude, now In port. She will no?, however, be allowed to leave the harbor before she has taken on board a certificated master, her present oaptaln only holding a coastal oartifioate. She was entered out at the Ouitoms for Sydney, and has paid all harbor daeo. Agreeing to the wish of contributory shareholders In the Kauri Timber Company, the members of the syndicate are to surrender 112,600 folly paid up shares for dlstributloa amongst those contributing shareholders who shall agree to relinquish their claims to a guaranteed dividend of ten per cent. Members of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce held a meeting to-day to oonfer with tne Auokland representatives m Parliament before thelc departure for Wellington tb attend the seauon. Resolutions were otrrled recommending that the Sin Franoleoo Mall service be retained, and urging tbat the borrowing policy be abandoned. It was deoided to aak that all money voted for works m Auokland district, and a« ye I unexpended, be spent on those workt. A oharge prbferred against Louis Paget of the manslaughter of Miry Acn Wilson at Arch Hill was heard to-day at the Supreme Court. Mr Tole appeared for acouaed. The evidence of tbe deoeaaed woman, taken before her death, was not admitted aa a deposition but as merely a dying declaration. The jury returned a verdiot of " Not guilty," and prisoner was dlaoharged. This oloaed tbe orlmlnal sittings of the Chart. Naher, Jane 17* The Htwke's B»y Oonnty Council today deQlded to support tbe Hutt Council m the endeavor to get the Ll-enalng Act amended m the dlreotlon of making local bodlee licensing authorities. Wellington, Jane 17. The Cattle Inspector of the Wellington dlattiot Is liaulng a olroular to oattle owners setting forth the means of lessening the danger of Infection from the preeeaoe of tuberculoils In oattle m the herds, Attaohed to the olroalar Is tbe report of the Departmental Committee appointed to enquire Into tuber ouloala In tbe United Kiogdom, A very large public meeting to night dfsoassed the Counoil'a proposals for a £75,000 loan . Muoh Los till ty was shown and eventually the meeting deolared sgalntt them by aa enormous m»j?rlty, only abou; twenty voting In favor of the loan Ohbistohuboh, Jane 17. '& meeting of the creditors of Waller aad Co., Tl naru, remanded facie from Tlmara was held to-day. The statement she wed anieoated oredttora £1023, against whioh there are book debts amounting to £200 and alleged eurplus over seourltiea of £755 15s. It transpired that Waller had neon bankrupt m Auckland with llabilltlea £5000, aaseta nil, and he had never obtained his dleeharg?. A communication w»j expected to arrive from tbe tsilgnee there, meanwhile tbe meeting dcci led to adjinrn, after appointing Q. Q. Whit oomba and H. Olney superviaors of tbe estate. Timabu, June 17. Tbe Magisterial inquiry into the frandb In the Deputy Offiiial Aißlsnoe'a offios commenced to-day, when P. B rrel!, who . h*d been Clerk In the offi se for five and a half yearß, was ohaiyi d with forging two receipts for dividends, namely on June 7th, 1888, for £385, and September 4th, 1888, for £!2 U« 3d. In the first case the forgery was alleged to consist of Interlining In the dividend sheet entries cf suitable character with ticks for date and creditor's signature, tbe two lines being also braoketed. Tbe Interlining was made leas auspicious as other Interlineations were shown to be all right, Tbe funds In this eatata, that of Julius blegert, were found by Mr A. W. Eamee, AudltToapeotor, to be just £385 short. In the second case tl c alleged forgery oons'att of a false sigralare to a receipt for (be amouitof a dividend In the name estate. Mr Kamea was led to investigate this osse from nothing that the aigDa'ure was like aocuatd'a hsnd-wrltlng though disguised, and that the name o£ tbe creditor wan misspelled as aooaaed had misspelled It m the books. The oases ware not concluded a« witnesses were not all present. Tbe loapeotor stated that tbe 'otal deficiencies amounted to £706 16a lOd. Mr White, District Orown Proaeoator, oondaots tbe proaeoaiioD,

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2151, 18 June 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2151, 18 June 1889