(PBK PEBBB ASSOOIATZOtr.)
Judge Gillies' Successor.
Auckland, Ju1y,. 31, , It is thought there will be no harry about making the appointment of a successor to the late Jadge Gillies, as the Government will not appoint an acting Judge as they did for Justice Johnston The difficulties whioh they experienced m regard to Judge Ward were a warping '.to ihr-m In all probability Mr 'Justice Richmond will come*io Auckland, and fiii the office here for some time, leaving the Chief Justice to do all the work at Wellington. , , ; 0
„ Home Op'nton MrO. 0, MoMillon of the firm of AfoArthur and Company who has just >c nrned from a visit to Europe, States that New Zealand is a favor*, d colony m the estimation of the people at Home. It isepoksn of more th :n any other oilonyj but a fatal drawbaok Is th 3 proper'y tax of Hr Harry Atkinson. But for' this oapital and population would flow to New Zealand m no rpetrioted stream. The Arawa Wellington. July 31 Tha Arawa, whioh arrived from London lent tight, had an uneventful passage. She brings 64 passengers for New Zea'and ports, and:23oo -tons b" \rsni-:- W '\ •: Charge Against an Es-Inspcctor. 1 At the Magistrate's Court this m >rning Bobert Bnllsn. ex Inpootor of Police, oharged with assaulting Mrs Maolnder, was. bound over to koep the peaoe for u\x months, himself m £100 and two Burettes of £59. Tbe charge of breaking and; 'nteriug Mrs Maolnder'a house will be" heard to-morrow.
.■'■'■■■■ Typhoid. The oi y doo'ors h ye been interviewed rappoclinj? the allege! prevelenoe o r •ypboid fever. £0 fat ael $m be aeicertaihe 1 there are ten oases fn the oily. Earthquake , Kebftok, July 31. A shook of earthquake, 10 seconds m duration, and with a •trone; perouaslve movement waa felt here at 9.30 iaat night.
Ool£ l The lnkeraja.o Company to-day declared a dividend of sixpence a share, making 'he total dividends this month £5150. The County Oonnoll gets over £1000 for gold duty frr m 'ho month's production. -~ •■--■ The Labor Trouble.
Wbstport, July 81 The Cape Foulwind labor difficulty has been settled The contraotc ra rgree to tbe Union terms, namely, that all employee; on tho woik must be Union men. The Btandard rate of wages will be paid. An agreement to this effect has been signed. Non-Unioniets will be eligible for admission into the Union. -
SEarthauake, A sharp shook of eartuquake was felt at 9.30 last ni?ht.
Oamaeu, July 31. The steamer Elderslie, 33^0 tonp, arrived at Oamaru this morning from Melbourne, wh r oh port she left on Friday last. Fire
Dunbdht, July 31 ., A fire ocoarred at one o'dook this morning . m tha Glen, MornibgtOn, by; whioh SjCurrle's genera] store and dwelling house attaohed, and a four-roomed cottage adjoining were burnt to the ground. The fire is supposed to bare started fn 1 room at the back of the shop. Tue flames spread to the cottage adjolniner, occupied by Mr Ho wen and family, fomi of whos^ effects were taved. The stock m the store waa icsared for £250, and Carrie'; furn tine for £500 j and Howes' foruiture for £130. •
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