(Pur Pkess Association.) Auckland, August 6. A case of interest to Bhlpping people and merchants came on for headng at the R.M. Court to day. Mosarß T. and S. Morrin brought aa action against Captain Hall, of tho Bhip Blair Drummond, to recover dimagos lor ir. juries sustained by iron pipes by breakage on tho vcyago out from Londoa, all-god to bo caused by negligence, Mr Button appeared for p!aintiffi, and Mr Tho. Cooper for defendants. Tho oobo broko down, beoause o_o of tho witnosses clepos d that some of th.3 pipes had oviden-ly boen cracked at ihi foundry before shipment In London, and tho cracks filled with tar. Judgment wis givon for defendant. In two othe** cases of a similar character again t Oaptsin Hall judgment wan given for defendant, as negl gence or improper stowage had not been shown. Xnklson, Augtul 6 At a mcotlng of tha H-oßpital and Charitable Aid Board to-night, a letter was road from the Defence Department i i roply to one from tho Board, asking for the maintenance of f&mi'ics of convicted persons. It- was s'rted m rep'y that the Pepartmont cotfd not think of providing for the families of prioner-*, ns such a oourae would bo a premium to crime. Blenhkim, August 6. It was elioited ft tho Marlborough Education Board that no travelling allowance or other monoya had over boen drawn by my mem 1 or. This ia beliered unique. 8om". mnmbera live twenty wiU c away. A dei d ock between tho Bourd and n country committee ia proceeding. Th* Committee quarrelled with a late teacher, and persecute i him out of tho di-trtcr, and ftnkod tho Board to allot anohor. 'iho Board appointed an exoallont teacher from Ble hoim Boh 01, and non* Iho Commit to. roj ct the appointee and ask for a maTriod man. Tho o'd tonchor holds 'ho key of tho dwellinghonso and school Tho Committee recently brcko open tin door and pat on a now luck, and all parties ore now locked out, Consideration was deferred. Dunedin, Aa.ra. 6 Arrangements have almost been com ploted wilh tho pa'entoos of the eleotrio tram on the portable accumulator system, for the running of eleotrio trams fiom the Triangle along Crawford atreot to Iho Exhibit! -n. These trams, car aod motor together, will carry ninety p;ssengors. It is the iatontl m of tho Company to run the oars both night and day. arrangements being In progress to light Crawford sreet from end to ond with tho electric l'ght.
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