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[PER PBESS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland, June 17.

An. opera has been composed by M. Leon Caron, at present in Auckland, and the work is shortly to be produced in Melbourne. • The Mount Boskill Road Boards hava written' to ' the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board stating that owing to a clerical error of £10,000 in the Government valuation list for that district, their contribution for charitable aid will be £40 per year less than they are paying. The letter is to be sent^to Government. : The Piako County Council ha^e decided to* protest 'against the introduction of [ stoats and weasels into the colony. A block of 801b of silver ore has been sent from Puhipuhi to be shown at the London Mining and Metallurgical Exhibition in July next. | The bones recently found on the beachnear.'Helensville are belieyed to be,those of .a man named Charles H. Smith. 1 A petition was before the Court to-day for £he Wdjbinistration of the estate of the late Mr John Sheenari, M.H.R., by the , Official Assignee in Bankruptcy, but it was. dismissed. . '''J >'. i It is reported that another find of rich auriferous pre,> yielding 68oz gold and 30oz of silver to the ton, has been made at Puhipuhi, \ ' The blind, fund collected by. Mr Abbot now totals£977.' '. '",.",,, , ..'.,' ; ". ',' The S'jiloft>>'TToTr>e authorities . propose to I,ii:!ii 'i iiiisfi"ii !i ill at a cost of £1000,, 'owiiij !<■ i'\i> siv'Cj--iiiy for increased accommodation. News was received in the city to-day j that Herbert M, Jackson, a settler in. the Mahurangi district, had been killed by a, shot from a gun. No particulars are to .hand,, but it is supposed that Jackson, who'was'a keen sportsman, had gone out shooting, and was accidentally killed. :. t / ) ''' .'Napier, June 17. In giving judgment in the property tax case, heard, yesterday, the Resident Magistrate held that Murray, Roberts and Co. must pay the tax on the sum of £25,000, in dispute under section 17, sub section 3, as the liability of the firm to the Bank was only contingent on their drafts being discharged, and they could not have-been sued for the amount on the Ist of October, 1888. . : Wellington, June 17. At a largely attended meeting of the \ Committee of the Wellington Agricul- ; tural and Pastoral Association to-day, the I annual show was fixed for 23rd and 24Lh October, The, prjze: ; money has been increased to £500j exclusive,, of special prices. | The Native Department have received a telegram from Mr Bishop, R.M. at Hokianga, stating there, are two or three cases of some loathsome disease among the Maoris at Herekino, but whether it is leprosy he cannot say. '; ■ Dunedin, June 17. . At the adjourned meeting of those in favor of forming a new Musical Society the constitution was adopted and officebearers appointed, Mr John Roberts being appointed President and Mr Towsey Conductor. There are already over 100 members, and practice is to be commenced in a frrnight.,-. .; , . Reefton, June 2. A largely attended' public meeting, called by requisition, and ..presided over by the County Chairman, was held on Monday evening, to take steps to prevent auriferous lands falling into the hands of ,the Midland. Railway Company. It was said that, despite the assurance of the Minister of Mines to the contrary, the Company were lotting-lai\ds without the Council being previously apprised. ' A series of strong resolutions was passed, (q be forwarded to the Government. Tha co-operation of the Whole West Goast is to be invited in the matter. ■

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2444, 18 June 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2444, 18 June 1890

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