[PlB PBBBS A«WOOLiTIOK.] Auckland, July 16. A meeting of colonial- brrn young men sympathisers with the Home Rule o :uso vh held to make arrangements foe thi reception of the Irlah delegates; A committee was appointed, asd aa addrevs o welcome Is to be drawn up. The annnal meeting of the Auoklanc Chamber of Commerce was held to-day, Captain Colbeok waa re-elected president. In his annual address he Bald that by the help of a good harvest and Improved prloee, the colony was on the ere of brighter d»ys. Detective Herbert left tbla afternoon lor Norfolk Island, by the Southern Cross, In pursuit of Dean, late town Oleik of Thames. The troubles which originated at the Eaater Encampment again ocoupled the attention of the Police Court this morning, before Dr Giles, R.M , when Charles Oantrell, Volunteer, who had glv«n evidenoe m the recent case of the larceny of an aooordlan from Pcrtet'a Hotel by Oostello aud Butler, was charged upon the Information of Captain Hitohens, that be had committed perjury on tbat occasion. The evldenoe adduced was not very oonoluslve, and the oase wai dismissed. WsLLWOTOir, July 16. For the second time since Lord Onslow has been here a rumor has been statted that he had met with a serious aocident, but, as before, ther« waa no truth m it. Uhkymotjth, July 16 Mr Bishop, mine manager of the Grey Valley Coal Company, has written to the Secretary of the Grey Valley Miners' Association, agreeing to their terms, namely. 4* per ton pillar working, with • proviso that, should the Company desire It, In three montns the oisa shall be referred to arbitration. No farther trouble It now expected. Ohristohukoh, July 16* Stirling, hero of the ivory-type cases of Alleged fraud, who was discharged and rearrtsted a few days ago, waa brought before the Bench again this morning He was this time charged with obtaining 8s m postage stamps from E. M. Chamber* lain by false representations, The Crown proseoutor appeared against Stirling and called evidenoe, mostly a repetition of that given on the previooe occasion Bight cases m all were gone Into, and committal followed m each instance. Dttnbdin, July 16 At a meeting of ProotorV, Jones and Go's creditors it transpired tbat the offer by bankrupts of £6000 for the estate hss fallen through. A resolution was adopted giving them three days to complete the gale, failing which the Committee of supervision will realise. Noble's flaxmill at Akatere has boen burned • It was Insured m the South British for £260. Izmc&OAßom, July 16. With reference to the question of the Railways Act being enforced, which was raised m Vapier and decided m the negative, a point cropped np m a railway by law ease here against Gnthrie and Co., who were a few weeks ago charged with ■ending gunpowder by rail without indicating the contents of the package. Oonnsel for the Department prodnosd a "Gazette" of the 24*.h JaniaTy, o ntaintog ao Order m Council bringing the Aot into force, and the objection was not farther pressed. Tbe Wednesday half-holiday recently ioaagorated here and sanctioned by the Borough Council altering the half.holiduy under tbe Employment of Females and Others Aot from Haturday to that day, is not giving unqualified satisfaction. Firms ia mechanical trades still retain Saturday for adult workers, aLd are compelled by the Act to send boys away on Wednesday afternoons also* This they consider a grievance, and it ia probable that an attempt will be made to it duce the Council to return to tbe Saturday half-, holiday.
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