(pbb prbbs association.) Auckland, August 22 The twmty-threo tous of sulphur recently oefzjd by the Crown Lands Department were void to-day by auction for £3 2i 61 pec ton, The Roy James. Hill was Inducted tonight by tha Auokland Prepbytery as ptstor of th.3 Davonpott Presbyterian Ohurob, Wellington, August 22. The Ulty Council to-night Increased the Oltp Surveyor's salary from £250 to £350. Fc reman Adama, of the Municipal Fire Belgade,iSh»vlnK deollned to aooept the captaincy vacated by the death of Captain Page, the Oounoll decided to call for applications for the position. Ureymouth, August 22 The merohanta and business people of thin town agreed to oloas their business plaoes od Wednesday afternoons. Dunedin, August 22, At a meeting of the Seamen's Union It was unanimously resolved, In the event of a strike, to grant the TalloreaseB 1 Union £100 per week, and give them every assistance In gaining a fair rate of pay for their labor. A case depending on the reading of section 33 of the L'oenalng Aot oame before the Court to-day, when Harris Fredlioh was charged with selling baet without a license. Fredlioh holds a bottle lioense. A onstomer went Into his itore and purchased 6d worth of beer, handing In a bottle* He received m return a bottle with beer loosely capsuled and wired, and this was ae*Z3d by a policeman; Mr Oarew said the aeotfon of the Aot was easily evaded. Defendant had Bold beer corked with wire round the head of the bottle and cock, and the case would be dismissed. Invkeoabgill, August 22 Mr A. F. McKay, Manager of the Bank of New Zealand, who ts being transferred to anothei branch, was the roolplent of an addreas from the business men to-day testifying to h!i courtesy m public and private life, Thelnveroarglll water supply provided If tha Corporation appears In tha meantime to be In financial trouble,, as householders do not generally use It, and the revenue as yet barely covers interest on oapltai, w> He a compulsory general rate Is haid to get. An advanoe of water rate to the limit— lsd In the£— ls recommended, and an advanoe of the general rate also threatened, while a harbor rate of 2d In the £ «a« passed to .night. Altogether the affairs of the borough are not m a promising condition.
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