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INTERPROVINCIAL.

[per press association.] I

. ;■ /. '",'•' Welixngtqkj ilVfay 7. r Itis understood that the" Sweating Commissioners will recommend that the law in force in America giving a lien to ; sub-contractors over;:.'work they ate . engaged upon should be enacted in New Zealand. They • attribute the increase of youths and girls'in'trades to the division ,of labor and the use of machinery, tlie, skill of employees under these conditions ,not being required to be of such high order:' Probably .they will recommend the appointment of Boards of Conciliation to/deal withlabbr^dispute^rsJl.ilif'li'i'; Several of the country flax mills are resuming work, local merchants having . offered to purchase fibre at a price which i will leave a fair margin of profit. l The local branch of the Union has adopted the N^w Zealand tailoresses' log. It is very probable that the Premier will not address his constituents before the session, He fully intended to do so a few weeks ago,-bufc-it-ia-'fearedtlic strain, may prove too great a tax upon him just now. ', J

Messrs Roberts and Joubert are jii-; Wellington just now, Part of their business is to endeavor to dispose of;a, portion of the Exhibition buildings to tlie! [ Railway Commissioners for grain sheds- 1 or similar purposes. It is stated that some sections have been purchased for Tasmania. j When the Scotia-has finished laying the cable she will take tfp, one of the Cook's Strait cables. It has been working badly at certain states' bf the tide: for some time past, and it is Supposed-the. cable has got foul of spmething. i ■ Dunedist, May 7. i An unusually large number of appUcjitions for second-class land in Strath Taieri, Maniototo district, came before the Board,to-day to be decided tomorrow. In two hours oy^I" ggp we're,received, j ' Shag P.-.-,: c. !|i,.;. y . ii, u - ] oCil l Miiier.- 1 Unio- '.-.■,■ .■ ; : , ■ ..-.; Hi,; oniMiU'incii. Should ilu's(( go ,hj| ili,Mli->|)iiio \\ill lmvo reached iM!io>,l soriou.-, poim, find lliorv will bea (Lmgor/ij 1 liic mine bo'iiyinnii-ed and of consequent destruction of property.' Jnvercargill, May 7. \ u The alleged misrepresentations of cahvassers for the '' Picturesque Atlas of Australia " are being made the occasion of meetings of subscribers all over tills district. To-night a meeting in town resolved lo rnbti fi fund lo contest the in,itLer | in tliu CouriK ]>y refusal to Lake Hie work, ' also to invite 00-opomtionin Llie emleavor. Feeling is very bittor on ihc subject,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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