[PKB PBBBB ASSOCIATION.] "Auckland, July 1. The Olty Oounoll reoalved about £3000 to-day as fee b for the renewal of licenses for the sale of spirituous liquors In this blfcF. The plant of the Taurabga *' Bvenlng Star " newspaper has been se'ssd by the colfoe on the gonnd that it has not been registered. The rigging with whloh . the Dart was 6tted whilst In Auckland Dook, and whioh fa now aald to be rottau, was prooared from the Naval Stores at Davonport, and was ■et up by the Dirt's oeew. No blame can, therefore, be attached to the contractor for tha repairs to the vessel. Wbiaihgton, July 1 A m<ra named Mark Oane, engaged bush filling, w«a accidentally killed by * tree falling on him. He was abont 55 ye»rs of age, was a native of leland, and It Is believed has a wife and family residing In Otago. The returns of Customs revenue for the month of June are practically ooraplete, only that of the port of Tauranga, which Is inoonsiderble, being y«t to come In. The amount collected Is £98,415 as against £79 402 In Jane, 1888, »nd £110,062 laat month. The ohief ports contributed In thfl following proportion? :— Auckland, £19 319; Wellington, £19,576 ; Lyttelton and Ohrlatohurch, £19,016 ; Dunedln. £22,568. The Bear dnty returns for the month cam* to £3978, Anoklaod oolleotlng £675 ; WeUlngtoo, £366 ; Ohristohuroh; £731 ; Duaedln, £93d L»3t month the total was £4U7, and In Jane, 1888, £4185 was realised. The dispute over the Garrison Band's Instruments has been settled. The legal opinion la In favor of the trustees' olalm to the control, and Colonel Butt has given way,- The Instiaments hare been reissued to the band, and probably the conditions of the trust will be slightly ruled to provide against a similar oontlngenoy m future, The fifth annual meeting of the New Zealand Aoademy of Fine Arts Association was held to-night. Tbe Gnveroor was eleotod Pres'den*: and Mr Justice RWimond and Mr W»rdell, la h e R.M., V'oß-Preßl> J eots. Mr Troen-ar suggest id that In order to prevent jaalousy or dlsoontent kindred societies elsewhere should he represented on the Oounoll, but Mr Bstrund, the Chairman, said they were not In a position to elect them as members of the Oounoll t hough they oonld be plaoed on the honorary members list.
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