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[per press -association] Auckland, April 14. Rain is still falling steadily, >nd it haa been found necessary' to^ postpone the second day of the Ellershe races- still further. ' -■' ' . Sir George Grey is suffering from inflammation of the eye,which confines him to the house. He was to have addressed the Anniversary Assemblage of St. Andrews' Presbyterian Sunday-School children yesterday, but being unable to do so he sent a contribution: of r -five guineas. ' ,'-•'-'-'-/ -i'-'S? Lord Onslow has not yet recovered from the effects of his cold.'.* Yesterday was the first time he was out of bed for a week, and then only for a short time. The opening of Costley's home for the aged poor, has been further postponed in consequence. Rev. Dr. M'Leod, formerly a- Presbyterian Minister here, "was brought up from Napier to-day on his way to Sydney. where he is being charged with a criminal assault on a young woman. ■;

At the harvest thanksgiving - service at St. Mary's pro-Cathedral yesterday a thank-offering of £100 was included amongst the collection. The Directors, of the South .British Insurance Company have issued a circular intimating that the business of the past half-year has not been such as to enable them to declare an interim dividend. They state that they are pursuing the policy of withdrawing from the foreign field, where the prospects are not satisfactory. -„.,"" The cutter Oi, of Tauranga, which left Maketu on Tuesday is supposed to have been lost with two young men, William Turner and William Cannamon. Nelson, April 14. The drought has completely broken up. Over six inches of rain has fallen: since mid-night on Thursday. Christchtoch, April. 14. A deputation from the Tailors Union interviewed the directors of the Kaiapoi Company to-day and complained that the Dunedin prices were paid for Christchurch work and that the proportion of machinists in the factory is insufficient. -The directors replied that they had instructed- the manager to follow the Dunedin system entirely but had not yet had the opportunity of trying it for a full week. They requested the Union to formulate the complaints in a letter which the deputation promised should be done. ;; '\J

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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