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TO-DAY'SJJLEGRAMS [per press association J Wellington, June 13. The Trades and Labor Council have decided to insist on the Tramway ComJ pany accepting the same terms as the Bus Company, namely, 66 hours per week for grooms, and 72 for guards ; wages for drivers 45s per week, guards 20s to 255, grooms 40s to 455, the minimum only to apply to new and unskilled hands. The Council considers the scheme proposed by tramway owners as visionary and unstable, and intend, if necessary, to force the adoption of their proposals. The body of a young woman named Delia Len&han, a barmaid, was found floating in the harbor this morning. It is supposed to be a case of accidental drowning. Christchukch, June 13. Judge Denniston, in referring to the refusal to discharge a laborer, said this morning:—"l say emphatically the Bankruptcy Acts are not meant, and as far as I can help it shall not be applied, ' in cases of non-traders who incur debts, and without alteration hi their circumstances ask for a discharge. Timabu, June 13. Speaking at Wai-iti last night Major Steward said he intended to move reso* lutions for the adoption of the Swiss Referendum and a Fixed Executive, to be discussed by the House and country. He ' condemned the land administration, saying that recent sales did not mean proportionate] settlement so much as extension of existing holdings. The railways, he said, were ill managed, and Vaile's system should be tried. He hoped the House would vote a sum for re-purchase of land for labor settlements, % Dunedin, June 13. The Federated Seamen's Union have sent £27 10s to the Wharf Laborers' Union, and £50 in aid of the strikers at" isha<f Point. In dealing with a number of lads charged with riotous conduct the Bench commented severely on the increase of larrikinism, and characterised it as one of the great evils of the city.

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SECOND EDITION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890

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SECOND EDITION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890