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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS

• ♦ — (PBB FBBBS ASSOCIATION.) .» Auokland, June 18. ■ Mr Bill, Collector of Customs, and. Mr Shannon, Customs expert, have inspected all tbe Auokland breweries, whilst two otber Ojßtoms officers haye visited the city and suburban hotels. These inspco tioi a were made with great despatch, and it is stated as a result a large number of proßi cutions under the Boer Lv y Aot will be instituted. - Wiujnqton, June 18. A Conference is to take place this evening between representatives of mar ca .tile houses and the Grocer's Arsosia ion lor the purpose of endeavoiing to devise means to protect European retail traders f ro c tbo competition of the Chinese. At the present time twenty-nine thops m the city ate occupied by almond-eyed strangers, and it' is asserted that m oonsequence of the reduoed prioes at wbioh these people are able to offer their goods, tbe bubiness of European tradesmen is being injuriously affected, the working blesses prof on lug to buy from the Chinese rather than purchase from Europeans at ■lightly higher rates. The proceedings at the Conferee 03 are not to be made publio. Latbr. The result of tlw meeting thi* evening reChioese traders ib kept Becret, but it is understood ano her conference on the same auljoot ia to be hold. BOKITIKA, June 18. The Mount Raogltoto silver mine, free Holmes md party, the first-named being a largo shareholder m Broken Hill silver stocks. There were buy 01 a from Christohnrch and Dunrdin Invbhoakgill. June J B. It is * reported that Mc Conliffe, the Tasmanian tin miner, who has been opening up olai oas for several parties, at Pegasus, bas takon up the greater part of jNokomai Flat for a Tasmanian syndicate, who intend to oemmence deep sinking on a eoa'e hithor 0 unattempted there. It is well known that gold exists; but the oountry is extremely wet, and primitive pumping appliances only had been used.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2152, 19 June 1889

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