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AUOKLAKD, July 10. Colonel Ooetlogao, the British Consul for Samoa, his written to the Mayor, ■tatlng that there is a probability of famine at Samoa, and ihat he will receive contributions of food from the peop'e of New Zaalaad. A young man of twen'y four, 0. E. Northward, ote of the contractors in the Finnee bosh, Waretu, was drowred in a ■tream there while floating timber. Mr J. tfoberts, President of the DunediD ffxaibiti n Commissioners addressed a meeting of the local Committee to day, explaining the eoope and object of tho movement, and received a vote of thanks, One of tbe Oity East Licensing Coin - mittee, Mr J Kiug, states >hat he and a fellow CommUteeman, Payne, were not ood salted as to the transfer of tho Oity Club lioenee to Hanoook and Co 'h cellar, «nd he regards the sup taken by the others . of the Bench as an insult to themselves. The Volunteer Board of Inquiry have oonoluded their sittings, which were in private, and their report id to be Beat to the Defence Minister, Nsw Plymouth, Jaue 10. Exports from the Breakwatsr have in • created greatly durlcg tho iaat half year A return laid before the New Plymouth Harbor Board to-day, shows that over £100,000 worth of produce md stock have been shipped daring the first f-x months of the year, Including 830 tons butter, 476 tons fiix, 418 tons fmeaturemeot) gran seed, 390 tooß (<neaeart>meot) fungus, 1718 bend oittlo, 1779 sheep, besides woo), hlder, ohoese, timber, jam (20 torn), sheep eklDB, aud eundrltß to make op the amount oiated. Kbkfton, July 10. In the libel action, Hankin v Jam s Wilkie, editor of tbe Bee; ton '■ Guardian," defendant was committed for trial at tho next criminal sittings cf tbe t'upreine Court at Hokltika. Bail was allowed, accused in £300, and two sureties in £100 each* A similar information against Hail, publisher of lhe newspaper h> question, was dismissed.
Wellington, July 10. Ihe Kev Dr Wes r , Oongregationalrtt, died last night, aqed foity-eight years He bad been suffering from nervous prostration for some time, the result of over-work, but ihe fatal result was not anticipated till lately. Ohbistohueoh, July 10. The Kaikoura conapiiacy o»se was eoooluded in tbe Supreme Court today. when Cook, who was tbe prosecutor at the criminal sessions latt April, obtained a verdict lor £300 damages agaimt Carter, one of the conspirators. Two of tbe witnesses appeared in prison diess, and Judge Dennieton remark- d that such a course was objectionable. Duhidin, July 10. A meeting of oiothlug manufacturers was held to night, ai wbioh tbe prlno pai firms were represented, when it was resolved to form an aßaoolatlor, with the object of fixing a log or tcile of prloea, tbe manufacturers binding themselves not to pay employees less tban tbe price ao fixed. Regulations are to be adopt eddla qualifying from empo'yment those working foe manufactured not belonging to tbe association.
It Is understood that the Government Intend to prosecute tbe master and crew of the Janet Ramsay for taking seals during the dose season. This setms bard ou then, as the offetoe was committed quite unwittingly. Tbe only notice on the Auckland Inlands wben the men arrived there was that tbe close season expired on June 1, and they bad not tbe slightest idea that the season had been extended Tbe master and men voluntarily informed the Oostoms officers of the affair. Had they Intended to evade the law they oonld easily have landed tbe skius. Ic is pointed out also that while sealers in this colony are poanoed 00, Americans and others land and play hivoo with the* seals with Impunity, no attempt being madu to see tbst tbe close season is observed.
The City Council to-nlgbt decided that no objaotlon be offered to tbe Governor nt Engineer Inspecting the Boas Crock Keservolr, provided it be done without expense to the Corporation, and under tbe supervision of tbelr Engineer. Tbe Engineer's report stated that there was a decrease in the fllow of over one hundred thousand gallons per twenty fear hours, a» compared with his inspection tbree years ago, although there was a an increase of over five feet of water in the reservoir.
The Engineer reported that tbe application of the Olty Tramway Company to substitute electricity as a motive power was entitled to favorable consideration.
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