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[.. [per press association. " ' " ''. "" Fire. "! ■ \ ','■ ' Wangakui, June 16. \.\ A fire, broke ..out in the Avenue on: Sunday, morning at four o'clock, destroy-; . ing a block of buildings occupied by G.; D.-,-Jones, (tailor), Johnson, and. Co. of { Wellington (merchants), and Beale and . Co. (sewing machine agents). The fire originated in Jones' workroom, and the s brigade had some difficulty in confining it to three shops. Moults crockery warehouse, adjoining,' caught, but was extinguished before much damage was done. Insurances : Jones, £400 in New Zealand on'stock; Johnson and Co., £350,'"National, stock; Beale and Co., stock. The buildings burnt.wereVinsured for £250, each, the National Having £500, and London and Lancashire £250. MrGoldsbury, manager for Beale and Co., escaped with nothing ; but what he stood in, and loses all clothing and effects of himself and family. Moult has £1000 each in the South British and Phoenix on stock, and buildings are insured for £350. A Child Smothered. Wellington, June 16. A child named Liddy was overlain in bed at Featherston last night, and was smothered. Political. A meeting of Government supporters ■will be held as soon as possible to discuss ■ the contemplated Ministerial arrangements. A meeting of the Opposition is also to be called at an early date. &•* Wangaitdi, June 16. Mr Ballance leaves for Parliament on Wednesday. The executive of the amalgamated railway servants waited on the Commissioners tills, The president, referring to the popular impression that the delegates would be marked men, said " they relied on the honor of the Commissioners." After a lengthy . discussion, the Commissioners agreed to receive complaints from employees which might be made through the channel of the executive. , The- deputation said,,this was all they asked on this point, and thanked the Commissioners for their decision. The question of "boy labor" wks then gone,into, the deputation pointing out that the number of cadets taken on was greatly in excess of vacancies, and in the mechanical department lads were not taught their trades properly, and in some cases, as soon as the boy finished his apprenticeship .he was dismissed. The Commissioners promised to take the whole question into consideration, and give the executive "a reply in writing. .They' alao agree that, where possible, 'shunters employed should be over 21 years. ■- The sitting then adjourned till 3 o'clock^ - Death of an Old Colonist. -" --'■•" Nelson, June 16, . Dr Greenwood, a very old settler, died at Motueka yesterday, aged 87. He was the first Inspector of Schools here, principal of Nelson College, and for some years Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Representatives. In the early days of the colony he and his wife, who died a few months ago, were model settlers, and exercised great hospitality, and were most useful to all a round. fool nail X*raca«. Dtjnedin, June 16. A fracas took place on Saturday on the Kaikorai ground, the referee having ordered Keogh off the ground for using improper language, and general misbehavior. The Kaikorai captain withdrew his men from the field. The referee then awarded the match to the Union, the Kaikorai Club thus losing the championship. Kaikorai supporters declare thab Keogh was provoked into losing his temper by the action of Croxford, a Union- player. Tha game was rather in the Union's favor when the disturbance arose.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2442, 16 June 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2442, 16 June 1890