(PXB PBBSS ASSOCIATION.)
Auckland, Jane 27.
Applieatlouß for the issue of wrlis of mandamus to oompel tbe Auokland North Licensing Committee to grant renewals of the lioenses of the E»gle Foresters' Arms, Olai rloarde, and Wbarf Hotels, the licenses of which were recently refused, were before the Supreme Court today. Arguments were prolonged, and are not yet finished. Dr Lalsbley appeared on behalf of the authorities of the Esgle Hotel, Me E. Hesketh for those of the Foresters' Arms and Wharf Hotel*, and Mr Baome for those of tbe Olaorlo»red Hotel, wblist MrTheo. Cooper represented the Committee. The oaae of the Now Zaalancl Liau oad Mercantile Company v J, O. Firth, two actions for £6142 2s lOd and £4048 10a 91, the former m regard to a bill of sale and th« other to promissory notes, and a eonnter claim by Mr Firth agiinst the Oosapany for £60,000 damages, were before the Supreme Oovti to-d»y The caaes w«ra adjoaraed until to-morrow, bu' it Is probable tbuy will be settled out of 'Jourt. A brief telegram received to-day states that a man employed at the Parotorsn tunnel, on the North Island Trunk Line. has been killed and another seriously fojared. The men were sub-contractors. There are no farther particulars. DumtpiN, June 27*
At a public meeting of tbe residents of tbe No?t end of the olty, It was dselded to petition the Government to appoint an Inspector of Reservolre, to perform similar dattee to those performed by the Inspector of Machinery. „,_,». At the meeting of the Harbor Board, today, It w»s stated tbat the Melbourne Harbor Trust offered to charter the big dredge for a year, paying £6000 for its use, the Board to «end over the dredge, •nd the Trust to pay tbe of returning it. Ac It was thought s pity to send tbe dr«dge out of tbe oolony when she could be used In many harbors, she was offered to the Government it lth a view to being mot oat} bat ai there teamed no dlegoiltlon to socept the offer, it was decided to inform the Melbourne Trust tbat their effcf would be aooepted If half the oosafc of taking her over Is paid. The hearing of the obarge of negleot of doty against Constable Willis was concluded to-day, but ibe magistrate reserved tils decision. Prootot, Jones and Co 'a tS&t of £6000 Cilh for their estate has b^eo acoepted.
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