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Auckland, Augmt 30. D. B. Orohard, who was arreoted at Russell, waa brought up at the Police Ooart to-doy charged with forgery of * promissory note for £25, and remanded 1 11 6th Sap ember: Bail was a lowed, himself m £500 and two sureties of £250, and he was. released In these bonds, but was re-arrested en another oharge oi forg log a promissory note for £35. Thla case was alao reminded* and an application for ball was refused. It was stated that other ohargen are pending against Orohard who wa* a sharobroker doing a considerable business. At the half-yearly meeting of the Civil Service Sopply Association no interim dividend was deolared, £100 belog devoted towards paving tff preliminary expenses, and the balance, £27, curied forward to profit and lons, Wellington, August 30 Principal Rainy was welcomed here on his arrival fnm the South, by a large gathering of Presbyterlani, who presented him wth an address. In his reply he apoke m fluttering terms of the Colony bo far aa ho had seen It, and compared the atate of the Oburob here with that at Home rather In favor of the former. Nelson, August 30 At the meeting of the Olty Oounail tonight tenders were received for supplying the Gts Works wlfi coal. After muoh discussion, the ten 'er for the supply of Oolllngwood oo*l waa agnin aooepted, the price at which it was offered being the name bb for Weak Ojaat ooal. It was mentioned that Nelson la supplied with brighter pas than any other place m the oolony. The Illuminating power of gas from Oollingwood ooal being equal to twenty-four candle egafnit tbe eighteen candle power of Greymouth coal gas. The Olty Oounoll passed a resolution congratulating Me Ltghtfoot, the Olty Surveyor, on his silver wedding and twenty-five years'* servloa m tha Fire Brigade, The latter body *Ibo conveyed congratulations to Oapt Llgbtfoot, and presented him with Veil ver epergne. IWestpobt, August 30. A.t a publfc meeting this evening at tbe Town Hall, the mayor presiding, resolutions were passed urging the Immediate oomt notion of tbe Ngakawau-Mohlklnul railway line, also to send a deputation to Wellington, If neoesaary, to urge on the work. Several speakers eaid that the oonstruotfon of tbe line waa the only way to break the monopoly of the Union Shipping Company, and Weatport Ooal Company j also that ooal (s roady for shipment at Mohlklnul, and that there are no engineering dlffioultios m the wa\ of constructing the line. OHRISIOHOROH, August 30. Tbe annual meeting of the Oanterbury Chamber o£ Oommeroe waa held to-day The President, Mr A. Kaye, delivered a lengthy re«ume of the business of the year, dealing statistically with tho varloun phases of progress mack during the year. The Committee's report blbo referred to the various items to be dealt with by the Chamber. Mr G. P. , Martin, manager of the local branoh of i tha National Mortgage Company, war unanimously elected Prealdent for the ensulDg year. .i. . L , Dtjnedin, August 30. At the Inquest on the body of Thomas McGonn, found dead near Hlndon, it appeared from tho evidence that tho deceased, not observing that a new line of road was being surveyed and marked eff had attempted to follow the old track, and hla horse oomlng fnto contact with a wire fence, the rider was thrown and his neck wbb broken. A verdict of " AcoidenUl death waa returned. Deoeascd, who was fifty-four years of age, was a rabbit agent. He Is believed to have been an officer In the Indian Army, which he left on aooount of ill-health. He haß a wife and family ut Middlemaroh. Ttiomaß Martin's fellmongory, Kalkora! Vallay, w^a deatroyed by a firo whloh wae euppoaed to have been qaused by tbo boiling over of a pot pf t?r left on the firs Thera waa a Ib?.' 'j'jantlty of wool Bheepaklns, etc., \u h hads, and nearly everything waa d.- •• - v -d. There were •fc£7oo. He only P f oently lUrted, and

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2214, 31 August 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2214, 31 August 1889