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AUCKLAND, July 8. As the City Oiub Hotel, m Shortland street, fstn be palled down, it. being proposed to re-bolld, the Olty Bast Licencing ■ommittee granted a iransfer of Ita ioense to ihe cellar or basement of the premises of Hanoook and Co., Lower Q ieen street It h Btated that the legality - f this step is to ba teotod m the Supreme Court. A buebman named Ormond has been missicg from Puketai Bu*b, m the Tairua district for more than a week, and is believed to have been drowned, At the 3upreme Ooart to-day, Jaiga Gillies ordered that the discharge of U. ' Maiden, a bankrupt be saspended for twelve months, on th« ground that the debtor had not kept proper books. His Honor said that If an UKt rate man went into business, and In the cone of four years paid his creditors only 7i iv the £, aod kept no books, he showed ptatnly that he was not fit to be m business, and be r was not entitled to be discharged. Wellington, July 8 Considerable Interest appears to be takea In the new cable breakwater Invention. The patentee has signed a con t root for Port Elizabeth, on the West Coast, where a large area of coal is ready to bfi worked, and no less than ten local bodies, Harbor Boards and others, are In cotumunioition wi h the representative here for the purpose of seeing whether the Invention is applicable to their respective localities. Rebfton, July 8. 0/lminal Informations for libel have been served on James Wllkie, editor, and W. Hall, publisher, of the reoently-es»ablished evening paper, the " Guardian." The oaeea come before the R.M on Wednesday. The suit Is brought by H. G. Hankln.
Grbtmouth, July 8. Kmnedy and Bieoop, managers of the Grey Valley Coal Company, had a long conference with the coal miners regarding the offara made to them to take out the pillars of the Bruoner mine, but botb parties declined to give way In the slightest degree. At present sixty-six men are out of employment, looked oat they i*y.
Hokitika, Jaly 8. A monster indignation meeting wai held In the Toirn Hall to-night, toaonald^r the flatlm of the Government re the HokitikaGrey railway. The Ministry promised to go on with the work at both ends, but now say they will complete the Greymouth to Teremakan seofclon. They say £90,000 is n quired to complete the line, m addition to £9000 now available, making £99,000 lo aIL The Mayor got a wrltteu offdr from Prioe and Bffaher, responsible oontr«otors, offering to complete the line for £50,000. Intense indignation m prevailing, and the Ministry and the Pablio Works Department are aooused of fality and breaoh of faith. The meeting oarried a resolution urging the Government to again consider the matter.
Dunkdin, July 8. a. breaoh of promise case, m which £600 damages was olaimed, was heard »t the Supreme Court to-day. The plaintiff was Mrs Robert*, a widow, with a son twentytwo years of age, The defendant was Ltddell, * f arm.^ at Akatova. The olsim set fotb that m 1881, and on subsequent occasions, the panles mutually agreed to marry, bat m August last the defendant married Agnes Campbell. There were no letters read, as those whioh had passed had been burned by plaintiff's sister, plaintiff herself being unable to writs. The plaintiff had been servant at defendant's, and after leaving it was alleged, the defendant induoad her to go back, and while there the second time a child was born, of wbiob defendant wai the father It waß stated In the evidence that some time after she left tbe second time defendant assaulted plaintiff with s stookwhip on one occasion, and on another knccked her down. Lid dell afterwards married his serva t, the on* who had replaced Mrs Koberts, having first been intimate with her. The jury returned a verdiot for £100 damages.
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