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[per press association. A SIi <><■!) Report. .;'". Wellington, June 17. Mr T. G." Richardson, Sheep Inspector, Marlborough ..district, has forwarded a report to the Stock Department, in which he states that all wild sheep hunters were discharged at the end of May, with one exception- Since' September last 1209 wild sheep have been killed. Of these 964. were unmarked, and of others 274 bore the mark of Mr J. Kerr. None of the sheep killed showed signs of scab, which he considers a clear proof that there are no scabby sheep in the bush. He adds that he has not seen any scab since last September, and should it be found in any flock now, he is,certain that bush sheep will not be the cause, but it will be through careless mustering and bad dipping of sheep-owners. JtailWKv .Employees' C^rievaiict** The Railway delegates were entertained at a smoke concert last night." Mr Taylor, M.H.R., for Sydenliam, in responding to the toast of the House of Representatives, said he had been informed that the Railway Commissioners intended to ask Parliament to vote sufficient money by -which to increase the wages o. the State railway people. Mr Hoban, President of the Society, remarked that the delegates had been received with the utmost courtesy by the Commissioners. The Conference was resumed this morning. Continuing upon'the hours of labor question, Mr Maxwell put several -instances before the delegates, and asked how they would be treated. Mr Hoban replied that the cases cited were exceptions, and the Executive were alive to tlae fact that mutual concessions would have to be made. On the labor question the executive were arguing on broad principles. An example of an engine-driver who was away from home 13J hours a day, but of that term he was "standing" six hours, was taken. Mr X) wen "said the Society did not wish anything unreasonable, but what they proposed to -do was this : After a man's 48 hours for the week were finished, pay him-overtime; for the six hours required to make the four clear days, and then have him. relieved by another man, or, in other words, institute " three-leg " service. Mr Hoban, in leply to MaKerrow, said emphatically that the oxecutive required the driver always to be paid for the time he is booked off. Train**-*»■»». Dr Grace has replied to the Trades and Labor Council re the Tramways, .to the effect that the Company have carried out in good faith the recommendations agreed upon at a conference oil 31st May, and holds the Conncil to that undertaking, which, he-states, 1 .was deliberately entered' into and freely published. The undertaking in r question was that the Company were to have 3 months to improve the traffic before being called on to make any increases to emoluments of employees. The Company, he adds, mil be quite willing to improve the position and emoluments of employment on the expiration of 3 months, or sooner if traffic warrants it. The Council consider the matter to-night. A JLibcl Action: Dunedin, June 17. An interesting action for criminal libel will engage the attention of the R.M. next week.-

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890