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Auokland, August 27. At the Frcz.n Meat Company's meeting, it waa decided to adopt the report, aod hold a further meeting to deolde en the advlsablen.es of reforming or windtag npthe Company. j Thoß. Nell diad suddenly at Pftrneli I this morning. He was 65 yoars of age. A building owned by Patrick Qainn, at Mercury Bay, wt»s destroyed by fire this morning. A Maori boy, named Naho Abraham, who waa sleeping m it, was burned to death, and an.fier boy, named Mitu Abraham, Ib m a precarious oondition. Mr Justioe Oonolly took hla seat on Ihe Sopremo Oourt Bench for the first time thla morning, and w*b welcomed by the legal profession, of whom a large number waa present. Ia replying to an addreas from the member, of the Bar, be expressed his regret at the death of Judge Gillies, and referred at some length to the deceased gectleman. At a meeting of the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board a long discussion took plaoe ln respect to endowments set apart for the support of destitute Native ohlldren In Auckland. Mr May aald there waa a general impreaalon tbat tbe endowment! were being misapplied, and It certainly waa a good thing to draw publio attention to them. He showed, however, that the Roman Catholic authorities and those of 8t Stephen's were administering the trust property. Tbe Chairman, Me Atkln, pointed out that the Board bad no right to Inquire Into the matter, but aa private Individuals tbey oould bring it nnder the attention of the Government. Tbe Tamaberl school girla challenged the Weat Hamilton school girla, who were the winners of the recent matoh, to another pame at cricket, but the latter were again vlotorioua by 75 runs. T_ma_.tj, August 27. At the R.M. Court to-day a contraot ploughman named Frauds was fined £5 for working a team of four horses with aore shoulders, and hla employee, who aotually drove the team, was fined £1. Larrikin disturbances of theatre audienoes have beoome quite a nuiianoe here. The proprietor deolded to put a stop to It, and this morning two young men who had interrupted tbe performance of "Jo" laat night and wera given into custody In the theatre by the proprietor Mr Mobs Jonas, were fined 20a and 5a reipeotlvely with a warning tbat that sort cf tblng muat be put a stop to. Oajiabu, August 27. The b.b. Bayley aalled to-day for London, via the Bluff, with about 15 000 oaroases of frozen mutton, besides wool Ac. A meeting Is to be held to ooniider what ateps should be taken to u-ga on the Government the neoaasby of at onoe dealicg with the sub-divlalon of soma of the Sooth Canterbury tuns Into small grazing rnns. Dunedin, August 27. At the OUf Polioe Court to-day, Thos. Henry Blchards, who eloped from Qaeenstown with an unmarried girl, and was arrested, at Launoettm, waa committed for trial at QueenatowD. Thomas Wardlaw, saddler, Tapanul, dlsd of apoplexy to-day, after a severe drinking bout. He was 53 yeara of age and unmarried. A strike on a most extensive acale appears inevitable as the result of the formation of the Tailoresses' Union. Up to the present time the bo called Manufacturers' Association have declined to recognise the Tailoresseß Union, and refused to do so to-day when a Committee of the Union waited on them However, at a meeting to-night of the Tailoressea' Union a letter was reoeived from the manufacturers agreeing to recognise the Union. The manufacturers' log is still a matter of dispute, and the Committee of the Union proposed to oall out a'l the members to-morrow, but m view of the point conceded ln the letter, the motion to that effect was withdrawn m favor of the following, whioh was unanimously agreed to :— "That a committee of the Union be appointed to meet any similar committee from the manufacturers to-morrow afternoon to see if an amicable Bettlement can be arrived at ; failing thia that all workers be called out on Btrike ou Thursday morning."
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