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Auckland, August 8. The Enlghta of L»bor btve adopted • motioa coogratulatSng Sir G. Grey oa the rassluc! of his aiag'.a vota amendment In Ropteaositation Bill. A mot'oi m favor s-f S r J. Hall's Fenmlo Franchise Bill was algo agreed to. A naraboe of working men In ihfs oity having werked fop aoma time without racsiviag their wsgos, th Kuigh'.s- of Labor learned fchte with epgret a-.d eocpreßaed tho opinjon tha 1 ; Work» man's L.en Bill should bo parsed, In order to proteob working man.
Tho steamar To Anan, whloh eallod yesterday for Sydney, took 2900 aaoka ohoff . 830 SSCX3 potatoes, 75 Backs oats, and 780 eaok* ma r zi.. Wellington, August 8, A public msoting, having for ita objt«b the formstiou of nn AaaodUtion to ndvooato tha Bubafcitatlon of a land tax for ft property lax !a about to be held In this ohy.
A ootleo (n tie "G-zMe" brings the animal kuown &z tha opesmm uadar the ■Yufnvili Promotion Aoi,
DUHBDIK, AugUSb S
There is at presant a dispute between ■ha Harbor Board and the Oity Oounc'l, •he latter body refusing to take over the itreuta m iho Board's resorvoa until they ire motalled and put In order, although thoy tako the rates of any premises arectod. Sargood and Oj have just completed a larga f»3tory, but tha Oity Council decline to glva access to it. Tha matter was referred to at tha Harbor Bj!>rfl to-day, whan thera was Borne talk of ratalia'.inii by forb'dilug the diaoharge of bbw»ko Into the lurbor, Fmstlly the Work* O ramlttae were »nked to report.
A six-roomed harjao In North-Eist V*lley, owneii and oocnplrd by Andrew Watson, waa destroyed by fire to-day. Toe hnuse and famiture were in»uood for £300 la tbe Union office, and Watson's houaokaeper hal a policy for £50 m the same offioo on her eff :o v -a.
At the annual moetiog of the Ob^go tfifli Association it was decided, m viow of tlis Exhibition meetin? of the isew Zealand fiifla Association, t.> forego the a-ual meeting, and to e'evoto their best energies to promoting m every way the aucceea of the fxhibiim meeting. Probably a Ladijs' Ch»l ecgo She'd will be fired for.
The case of Ward v the National Bank, which has been before th j Supreme Court m various form? and on various occasions during the past eight yeaiß, came up In Banco to-day, when the motion was argued at great lengthy and judgment was deferred. Litigation was coaanv need by the Bank ia 1831, aud on that action there have boeu two appeas to the Appeal Court mi one to the Privy Oouucil, The action War 1 v the National Bank was emme iced ia 1884, and there havo been two tr'ala and an appeal to the ppeal Court,
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