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INTERPROVINCIAL ENWS

(PEE HBBSS iSSO.-ATI-M.)

AUCKLAND, Al^Uit 1 It appears fr ra the Sworn •latetueut 6( Fiaso* a^d S>n§, P ceilx foundry , made ko day, ! lut upwards of £1500 Is owing for wages. . : "\ '%.,■■ . * ~ A f.iVball Association has baen fo-mod m Au.kknrwlttvßev J. S. Hill as Presldent,.and.MrH»ore, ViCJ-Presldenf. The movement la^in rospcnto to an lavl ation from Wellington, The Auckland Poultry and D.'g Show opened to -day. : Taere waa a largo num ber of entries. J_dg_ P-i'ndergasfr chtnes to Auokhnd on August 12 to take tho late Judge Gillies' place , temporarily. A hoose at Ramuora, owned by F G. O'aytoo, and ocoupied by Ms B.rnott, was dpß'rcy' d by fi*e to day. The building was Insured for £750 m tho New Zealand Company, and the furniture, which was also destroyed, was ln-urod for £700 In the tmp.rlal Cffi :o. Nothing has yot been dona towards fitting -up the Otorohaoga cives with electric 1 ght. I- is stated by those conversant with tho c*vea that the installation of Jbe light is a ncoossity, as the smoke frctn tho torches at present u s ed by he Native guides will soon obll'erite or deface the, bo iuty of the stalactites whic 1 ! .dorn the '' roofa; of the galleries and chamber*. „ : _ ■ ,^,.; ; It is proposed to oomrne ioo tbo systematic cultivation of eug.r bee 1 , ia the WalkoU district, and public meeting* ace to be h-ld to conaldor the eubj->o*.-Tho Government of Pong* hava oommieslphed Professor Osrl Schmidt to compose a' National Anthem. It Is to be arranged for fouc parts with organ aooompanlment, and also for the Tongan military V»aad, wh oh will probably perform at the Danedln Exhibition. . WBLLinaTON, Au«jast 1. The Hon Mr L»rnaoh and Mr Valentine, M.Q. li., h.d an important interview with tho Premier this morolrg on the sub'gafc of (he Government taking active steps to assist tha other oolonies of- Australia m ihelr ondoavors to strengthen tbe olalma of Western Australia for responsible Government. T_e Premier ropllod that Gover; mint, were In full sympathy whb ch3 movement, snd he was ready most heartily to cooperate la that direction with the other colonies, to obtain for Western Australia what she desire?, giving her oontrol within tbe temperate z>ne. A, The Auckland Rowing Asaociatioa met 3 tt-hight and'omsidored a let' er from the N Z.*" Rowing Association, requesting thorn to affiliate with tho latter body. A subcommittee waa appointel to t- st tho feeling of members on the sui jeofc. Robert Bullen, ex-Police Inspaotor, was to-day chnr^ed with b eak'ng and o.terIng the dwelling of Elizabeth Mclnder, and stealing therefrom £3 10a m money During tho coss-oxamina'ion complainant admitted receiving various sums of men y, and two dreeae* as presents frcrn the ao oused. L'ulien was coujmitted for trial, bill beiug allowoi. Rev.— -Laws, Wosleyan minister r.t Thorndon, while walking over tbe hille near Kar ori this afternoon fell over a low embankment and broke bis right arm The returns of Imports for the qnartoi ended Juns 30ih shows value £1,002.840, as against £1,132 503 for tho same quartet last year. Auckland Is credited with £202,187, Wellington £191,037, Lyitel. ton £211,108. and Dunodin £265,231. Tha exports during the tsmi quartet we™ £2,214,249, against £1,426 290 lo the Juno quarter sf 1888. Auckland exported £249,617, Wellington £402 322. Lyttelton £488,686, Dunedln £362,227. The amount of Customs revenue c>lleotod from tho four principal osntres last month was :— Danedin, £35,554; Wellington, £27130; Auckland, £22,181 ; Lyttelton, £20,938 The beer duty ] a ,t month was £3803 aa agstnet £3377 foi Jane, and £2937 for tho or responding month, 1888. Dunedln contributed £844 j Gnrletohuroh, £700 ; Auckland, £772 ; Wellington, £457. T"ho latest telegram reoelved at Government House states that Lord Orauley Is progressing favorably. Kelson, August 1. On enquiry to*nlght Lord Cranley'i oondition was said to bo as favorable as oonld bo expected. Dootors Hudson aad Oressy are m attendance. A presentation of a wstoh was msde last n'ght to the Very Rev Father Mahoney, S.M., on the occasion of his first birthday subsequent to his appointment aa parish priest of Nelson. His Worship the Miyor, Mr John Sharp m*le the presentation on behalf of the subscribers, included amongst whom aro a number of various donomln.ttons. The respoot m whioh the rev gentleman Is held was forolbly shown. Greymouth, August 1 Tne Nelson Oreek seotlon of the Midland railway, aSont eight mlhs, wai opoaed to-day without any display or oeremony. About seventy persons trav.lloi from Brunnortoa to Ngshero m a curlngo, and tbo smooth running was mu"h admired. .. Oamahu, August 1. An Inquest was held at Kurow yesterday on tho body of a child two weeks old, \h. i legltimat > daughter of Matilda Harrie. The mother of the child and her sister said th. child was all right when they wjut to bod, but the mother admitted tbat she usually wrapped a pieca of flannel about its head. Tho medical evidence was that death was duo to suffocation, and the jury returned a verdict that tbe ohild had betn overlaid. DUNRDItf, Augußt 1 Tho Albany street School Comroittoo to-ui^ht passed a resolution expressing sympathy with Mr D. White (who has baen aekod for an explanation by tho > Educa'ion Board as to his statement that Uia system of appointing teachers Is one of favoritism) and regretting that the Board d d not acjept Mr White's explanation. iNVBROABQILL, August 1. David bmith," 'Charged with deserting from H.M.B. Lizard, was remanded to Wellington.. A firo at Wyndbom last night destroyed Evans' chemist shop, Westacott'a butoher's shop, aod the office of Whitoombe, solicitor, Evars' building (belbngingto J. W. Raymond) was insured for £75 In tbe No* Zealand Company, and tbe stock and fixtures for £135 m the Colonial. Other buildings (belonging to B. Kldd) were insured for £13) ia tbe Oo'onial,

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INTERPROVINCIAL ENWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2189, 2 August 1889

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