[P*U FREBB AHBOOIATION.] Auckland, June 28. A petition is being oiroulated pruyiDg for amendments In the Ratlcg Aot. Tho Froa School, established two years alnoe, at Newton East, by tho Board of ttdaoatioDi hai been closed as it was not sj^.tjcodssj/.V---"A olatm for £250 damages is to be entered sgalost the Olty Oonuoll by the reUtlvea of H Btovenson, who died from tho tff jots of a fall over an embaukmant in Qobaon street. The Olty Ouunoll have resolved to op. pose the Auokland Qas Company's 811. Floods have (osarred in the Kaipara dlotriot, »nd tbe booms ot mlllo have been carried array, a serious land slip ooourred at Waltakerel tunnel, on the H«nderson^B Bay railway line, completely blocking tho way and preventing tbe pwsage of tbe trains. Farther danger is feared. ti c■* • YVnusOIOIf < Jon » 28 ..mi? 6 . ' Evenin 8 JPoHt" to-night eay« Ihat GaspariDi did esoape aod is now alive, well, and in perfect safety b, we believe, beyond doobt, as commnnioations have been received from him, Borne day we may be in a position to give a true account of how the escape wan managed, bat at preset it ia manifestly Impowible that this could be done with safety " Maior-Goneral StraDgd gave a Hucoeesful trial of the Maxim gun this afternoon, m the presence of a large number of the m?S- Voll ' ntoer f orco and Permanent Mihtitt Another (rial w ill be given to-morrow when membera of the Leeialature will ba proeent. The old Maori College at Papawal was uu * 0W J n laßt n! Bht. It was insured with the furniture in the Liverpool, London, and Globe for £400 Tho Manala Board of Reviewers under he Property Tax Aot hayo before them ! JjW obj.otloaß, of «rh;oh th«y dlspusod of 30 daring two day's sitting. They then •unounoed that, aa there had been so muoh worthless evidence produced to bus tain objection*, arid as they considered that the assessors should ba supported by the d psrtment, they would adjourn until I Saturday morning, and l n the meantime communicate with the Commissioner with a view to having some of tha properties taken over. It is understood that tho Uommlsßlvnei. will attend on Saturday morning. • <
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