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Auckland, Jane 25.
The Harbor Board have reiolved to ask fnrtber advice from expert! as to the tnjutj to the machinery at tha Calliope dock.
A man named Lawrenoe Drow, who reoently arrived from Nelson, was fined £6 8i at the Police Court to-day fov having smuggled six pounds of tobacco, It Is sup* posed from tbe steamer Kaikonra. ~Wsz£2Kazox, Jane 25, The first ordinary general meeting of the Oobden Railway and Coal Company Limited was held to-day. A number of shareholders from Greymouth, Christ* ehorch and this oHy were present. Messrs A. B, Gulnnes*, J, T»ylot, J. Barry, A. M'Doogtll, B. Sloan and J. M. Miller were appointed tbe first Directors of tbe Company. The oontraot fov the purchase of ihe property from the Goal Creek Syndicate by the Company was approved. Hh it Barry was elected Chairman of the Company for the present year, and Mr A. flf'DougaU was appointed Secretary. Cpbistohubch, Jane 25.
Tbe Supreme Court has been occupied fov two days over tbe aofcfon taken by Ward and Company, brewers, v A, J. Bargess f solioitor, olatm £1340 for nonoompUanoe with an agreement to lease tbe OUy Hotel, The jury gave a verdict for £210.
DuiciDiN, June 25.
The Government of New Sou'h Wales here telegraphed for $:°h.t thousand feet of space for mineral exhibit? alone from that colony. The matter of further representation Is still under consideration. The AnglO'Australian collection of pio tures by British artists, now m Sydney, has been definitely eeoured for the Art Gallery. Although no agent has been appointed m the United States, lelegrsphio applications for space have been received. The extent of which other countries are taHng spaoe exceeds expectation, and it it now doubtful whether the show by New Setlsnd wjll not m some reipeots be 4 warfed, especially m the w»y ot minerals
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