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Auckland, July 24. An oyster m»n namou Ao^us; Uanberg was fiaed £5 and cos a at tbe Polloe Oouft io-day for having taken rock cyatere at Moiuihl Island during tbe o ere season. Fifty oarossE3 of venfuon have b*on received this week from Motoitapu Liland. dix of them have bam s^ot 10 SyJaey aad the reminder are to bo forwarded to London. The ttsv G. H. Walpote hia resigned his position as inoumbeut of St Mary 1 * Anglican Church to-day. Ha haa acc.;plod * tutorship la a Thbologlcal OolSego m New York. Theio ia said t> be considerable excltemeot amongat tho Nat v.»* at KU;lkial on the quuatl on whether r re-head.ig of the alalma to the Mareroa and other bloo'tE should be grunted, a- d the tribes iiterea eu m obta'oiug a re-h taring have raised a subscription to defray the expenses. Amongst the freight of the Walnut from Tonga, were 1986 silver djliaru. Theee aro of Ohlllao coinage and ara being sent to Sydney, tbe Tongan Government having deolded to Introduce English , onrrenoey. : There la « talk o' establishing fish tinning factories at Russell. : A human ekoU, believed to be that of a Maori, was found m a house In Alexandra nt.reet to-day.* lb was wrapped In a newt* ptpei, bearing the date 188U, and was d s covered In a reoeaa over a doorway. The oooupsmfc of the bouse was so frightened that she left the premises and took 'up her realdenoj elsewhere. An alleged case of boyoo&lng has arisen amongst the shlpirrlghts m the olty. Four men, who hid ouaoloded work on a vessel, applied to Mr Bjllley for employment In repairing a barqaentloe which ■'8 In dook. Tnelr requeac was graated, bat when they started the other men employed on the work, twenty five In number, threw down their -tools contendIn? that It was unfair to allow men who had finished a good job to oome and take the bread out of tbe months of men who had been for m»ny weeks unemployed. M- Bailley had no option but todleoharge tha four men, as he w»b bound to have the rppalrs finlehed within a sppolfied time. The others then resumed work. ' Thames, July 24. Mr Mclotyre. Govotumeut Audit Insppotor, has made a oemi-i ffiolal statement to the Borough 0 >unoll and Harbor Board re tbe extent of F. 0. Deans' defalpatlons, It shows the total amount to be £2495, made up as follows :—la Harbor B^rd for the past two and a half year*, £875 ; Borough founoll »wo : years end three months, £1617. Tbe books have not yet been audited beyond these periods. Hamilton, July 24. The resolution of the Hamilton Borough Oonnoll to return £4000 of the loan, In the bank, wasoarried on y by the casting vote of the M-tyor, and an agitation is being made amongst tbe burgesses to oompel the Oounoil to reoooßlder the matter, v Ohbistohuboh, July 24 : At Addington Market to-day good fat oattle and sheep realised an advance upon last week's rates, but bason was lower Forward stores were the turn dearer, and other descriptions were firm. DUNEDIN, July 24. In the Supreme Court to-day a summons was heard calling on the Official Assignee to return a deposit of £250 that had been made as portion of the offer to purchase the assets m the estate of Prootor, Jones and 00. Negotiations fell through, and tbe Asß'gnee claimed the right to. re'ain the deposit as an aeaet. Justice Willlami made an order m terms of the summon-!, but dcolined to give oosts against the Assignee. iNVEROARGIIL, Joly 24. _ JDr Maogrogor, Inspector of Hospitals, reportlng-tn the Colonial Secretary on the dispute betweea the Southland Hospital Trust and local Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, supports the demand of the former for £1000 for Improving and extending the buildings as neoeseary to the welfare of tbe ptMentß.
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