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[per press association.] Auckland, July 4. The Trades and Labor Council last night, after a lengthy discussion, decided that the Council disclaim any connection whatever with the statement that the Knights of Labcr is not a labor organisation. The only celebration of the anniversary of American Independence is a pork-and bean dinner at the Imperial Hotel, at which the American Consul presides, A man named Frewin has been arrested on a chargeof garroting a Chinaman named Ah Chee, and attempting to rob. Mr Reynolds, of the firm of Reynolds and Company, butter and cheese factory owners, leaves for England by the lonic on the 24th. ( His object is to get at Home a better market for butter and dairy produce. Mr Reynolds takes Home samples of butter of various kinds m different styles of package, with a view of testing which is best adapted for export. Sir F. Whitaker has promised him a letter of introduction to the A^entGeneral m order to aid him m getting facilities to make a tour Of Denmark with a view to thoroughly examining the dairy industry. Mr Harrison, of Whangarei, has brought from the Thames a bar of bullion, mostly silver, weighing 75 ounces, the produce of 35 hundredweight of Puhipuhi or«. Ths crushing is fully bearing out the assays previously made, and the directors of Prospectors No. 1 mine from which the ore was taken are satisfied that it will «o 45 ounces to the ton. Wellington, July 4 The prospectus of a company for publishing a weekly newspaper m the interests of Trades Unions m Wellington has been issued. The capital is £2500, m 6000 shares at 10s each. In the Supreme Court the libel case Jameson v Falckner was adjourned until to-morrow. The Shaw, Savill and Albion Com-

pany's steamer Mataura. arrived at Plymouth on Ist ihst, with har cargo of meat m good condition. At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce the President read an extract from a letter received by his firm, C. Levin and Co., from & London correspondent, on Ne\y Zealand Hemp, as follows : " One of the United Kingdom's rope makers has been telling us thafc he has recently and for the first tinjie used some fully fair New Zealand hemp to make twine for an order previously filled with, sisal and Manila. He is very pleased with the result, and indeed tells us (and he is probably the the best ropeniaker m the United Kingdom) that he-finds New Zealand hemp has proved better than sisal or Manila. He urged millers to improve the quality of the fibre so that the industry might become a permanent one." Reeftok, July 4. Mr J. M, Miorris is here, feeling the pulse of the electors "as a probable candi date at the dext election. Mr Wilson has announced thafc Mr Lomas, a Labor Union representative of Westport, will contest Inangihua. | DuNEDIN, July 4. The Taieri fiver and its tributaries are being rapidly taken up as dredging or sluicing claims, and at the Warden's Court to-day six more claims were granted. It is intended to hold a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce to protest against the retention of the primage duty. The Dunedin Poultry and Dog Society have received a , total of 1180 entries, making the largest all round ever received j m the colony.; Dogs number 179, pigeons 100, canaries 171, poultry 720. Mr Arthur Towsey, late Exhibition conductor, has accepted the offer of: organist at All Saints' Church, St. Kilda, Melbourne. Inveecargill, July 4. In regard: to improving the public school syllabus^ the Education Board today resolved that any changes should be m the directipn of securing greater; simplicity of work m the various standards, and :by adopting a uniform' set of text books throughout the colony^

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890

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