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H*-<lg-nHti<iii. Wellington, June 30. , Mr D. P. Fisher has resigned the Secretaryship of the Federated Trades Council. linitfr-wnrni In Sheep At Woodville lung-worm is causing unusual mortality amongst sheep in that district. labor and Capital Greymouth, June 30. Mr Newton, President of the Grey Valley Miners' Association, states that the meeting held on. Saturday evening to discuss Mr Kennedy's proposal was too thinly attended to warrant it arriving at any decision. It was decided that no 'action be taken respecting the proposal until there is an idle day, when all miners ■would be represented at a general meet-1 ing, which is expected to be held during the week. The general feeling is thut miners will refuse to go back fco the old system, and will allow the mines to be closed if the Company like. It is also understood that, in such a case, all surface hands will receive notice, and the mines be closed forthwith. A. Mnrgrlary. Ohristcbtorch, June 30. The Rangiora railway booking office was entered burglariously on Friday night. The safe, containing valuables, was not broken into, and the only • thing stolen was a pair of scissors. „ ;. gupi»o**>d Sutcidci. Dunedin. June 30.

The body of William May, who has been reported to the police as missing, was found yesterday on the Town Belt, near Littlebourne, alongside of a sixchambered revolver, two barrels of which were empty. There was a bullet wound in the right.temple. Deceased was last seen alive on Wednesday night at the house Mrs of Rogers, Brook street, with whom are boarding his six children, whose ages range from 11 years to 12 months. was a native of England, 45 years old, and served- 15 years in the : :army. He belonged to the 58th regiment, •and came to, the colony from India in 1874. For some time after arrival he was in the eervice of the railway, but for seven years, carried on .business as a hairdresßer and tobacconist at Balclutha, where he sold out several months ago. Since then he had been unable to get employment, and this, together with the death of his wife 12 months ago, preyed upon his' mind. Xtatterly he was exceedingly despondent. HitnitKUiui 1 Douutlon. The Hon Mr Hislop advises Mr Hodginson that Charles Gasciott, of London, has presented to the Art Gallery Herbert's picture, " Adoration of the Magi," exhibited at the exhibition. The work is valued at over a thousand guineas. Arrival of* the lonic * ' Port Chalmers, June 30. The lonic arrived at the Heads at 7.30 a.m. She brings 2300 tons of cargo, 1000 being for Dunedin, 3 bags 1 packet mails, 18 cases parcels post, and 66 passengers. Her northern vrerQ transhipped to the Penguin. One death occurred on the voyage, a child, 5 months old, named Glackin, on June 19, from bronchitis.

The annual sale of larch, spruce, and fir trees on Lord Airlie's estate took place at Kirriemuir on April 15. There was good competition, and about £4000 was realised. At Oamaru. on Saturday a meeting of farmers was held at which ft was decided to form a Farmers' and Employers' Union, so that disputes or difficulties might be discussed by the two parties, and, if possible, settled amicably. Mr Thomas Arthur, now stationmaster at Dunedin, and formerly of Ashburton, is now on a visit to this district, he arrived by the express on Saturday evening, with three of his family, and they return by Tuesday's express to Dnnedin. .

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SECOND EDITION LATEST TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2454, 30 June 1890

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SECOND EDITION LATEST TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2454, 30 June 1890

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