i (PBB FBSSS ASSOCIATION.) i Auckland, July 15. i A meeting of those interested m the 1 manufactnr •or stle of artificial manures was held !O-day, to consider the proposal i to Insert a ol»U3« m the Trad*; Marks Bill o mpelUng teller* of artifiotal manures to mofoay m ovory p»ck*go a certificate of qaality and th character of contents, and , uroviding -* pouaUy fur a Uhe or fTaudulen v . certificate. A resolution w*s psssa-l expressing the opinion that the propoaod clause w old bo unworkable find impracticable, and asking representatives In Parliament to oppose such a law . The opinion w«s also recc rd< d that the fertilisers sapplied m this distrlof have been of genuine quality. The coal mines at Kawakawa h»v» been flooded by the heavy rain, and it la said that wojk cannot be resumed for a week. Mr Justloe Gillies to-day adjourned an application for the discharge of Robert StevensoD, a bar kropt, until it bad been shown that certain oia'tna for wages bad been paid. The penal clauses of toe Act were recently put In-force against the debtor. Me S. Elmes, late Olty Treasurer, ban been presented by the Municipal stpff with an address and a purse of sovereigns on his retirement from office A very curious oiroamßtanoa Is reported to have caused great excitement amongst the Natives residing at the Waltehuna Maori settlement, near Whatawhata. Recently a young Mmrl died, and was burled scoordlng to M«o-i custom, but about a week ago *he body w»s dteoovered lying on the ocffiu lid on the tap of his grave, the remains having bean exhumed and the grave filed In. l'« is said that the wife of tbe deceiaed baa beeu demented slnoe her husband's death and that she exhumed the body, whilst others^ assert that It has been done by Europeans, who wish to fr ghten tbe Natives out of the settlement. The oocurrenoa 'hue caused a great sensation and a numbsr of Natives have left the dUtriot Nafibr, July 15. A curious point was raised by tbe counsel. for the defence m a prosecut'on for a breach of Railway by-laws. Of course the Commissioners were the nominal proaeout re. Clause 3 of the Aot, under which thry were appointed provides that the mtjir portion of the Act ihall be m abeyaooe until brought into force by an Order m Ooonoil, pub lished m the "Gtzitte." No snob orde' has been published and the magistrate upheld the objection and dlemissed the summons, Others have previously been fined nader the time by-law. The Hawke's B*y Oounty Oounoll to day passed a resolution onanlmously con demolog the Charitable Aid Bill, and also thanking the Obarltoble Aid and Hospitals Board fur their tffhient and economical administration of the present Aot. This year tbe levy for oharitable aid is only one-sixtieth of a penny m the £, tbe total levy being £564 as against £1328 last year, which was about half the previous year. The hospital levy is onefiftieth r £ a penny, or nearly half of last year's. WAKGAircn, July 15. The Irqaest on William Winning*, win , was ran <ver by a train at Ta r akina plat- , form, on Friday, was held to-day, and a verdiot returned that be was run over by a train, bat that no blame was attached to i anyone. From the evidence the theory Is that tbe man was sleeping between the rails and the pU'form, and was awoke by tbe engine passing him, and m mov- ! Ing got his legs out off by the wheels of tbe carriages He was 60 years of age, and an old soldier. Gbeymouth, July 15. The d fficulty between tbe Grey Valley Coal Company and the ooal miners is still unseat e<i. At a m-etiDg on Saturday evening the miners resolved to adhere to thiir demand for 23 lOd per ion off the abovel, or 4s screened. The Com any offer 2s 2£d. Various eums are coming m, m aid of the miners < ut of work, the total being £105 so f ar.~ Dunxdin, July 15. John Davidson, master of the Janet Ramsay, and Charles Williams, and Williatn,Oramar , the ownerp, were obarged , before Mr Oarew, B M., wi-h sealing at " the Auckland Wands during the close sea j eon, under ciioumstances already descri ( bed. Defendants were fined £5 10 • for each of the seals killed. Sir R. Stout's appli- ( carion fo p exemption of forfeiture of the } vessel o used by tbe o mviotion, , will < receive theeonsiderationof the Magistrate. At a meeting of the Masonic Onion, it i was resolved— "That it is desirable, before any delegates are appointed to consider ' tbe propriety of establishing a United ' Grand Lodge m New Zealand, that the basis of the proposed Grand Irdge should , be published and fully discussed." A Committee was appointed to frame a basis of union for a Grand Lodge, aod It wsi , decided to invite the Wellington exeoutlve to submit their proposed basis. At a meeting of journeyman printers to-n'ght it was resolved to form a Painters' Union, and a, meeting is to be held on ' Friday to do so. Tbe men complain of boy labor and the low wageß offered by one firm. Ihvbboaboill July 15. The honse at Wroy'a bush, from whtoh ( one T. Clifford wap evicted lait week, was mysteriously burned on Friday night. On Saturday, ttX Round Hill, two men, mmcd Lee and Chester, were disoussing the qualities of revolvers. Lje took one from a shelf snd handed it toOhester to examine. Chester, who w»s standing at Lee's right side, not being aware that tbe weapon was leaded, pulled the trigger, with the result that tbe bolle 1 juit gn z d tbe clothing over Lee's breast and lodged In iha fl xhc nnxt nf the left arm.
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