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INTERPROVINCIAL

[feu press association J Auckland, July 7. Owing to a dispute with the local branch of the Knights of Labor organisation, a large number of seamen withdrew from the coastal steamers' meeting, convened by the Knights, and formed another Union under the title of the New Zealand Coastal Seamen's Union. The Maori Hori Pohe, lost in the bush near Coromandel, has been found again alive. The seaman lost from the schooner Christina, during her voyge from Noumea to Auckland, was a Kanaka, a native of the island of Aneitum, in the New Hebrides. The Auckland Chamber of Commerce are to meet on Thursday to consider the question of reducing the estimates. New Plymouth, July 7. Constable Gillespie, on remand on a charge of perjury, again appeared, and the case* was adjourned to Stratford, at 10.15 on Monday next. Wellington, July 7. In the Supreme Court to-day judgment in the Te Kooti appeal case was delivered, the appeal being dis-allowecl with costs. The effect of the judgmeno is that Te Kooti will either have to find sureties, as ordered by Mr Bush, R.M., Opotiki, or go to gaol for six months. Matters in dispute between the steam owners and the Marine Oflicers' Association are assuming a serious aspect. By mutual consent communications between the parties are kept secret, but it is understood that during the conference the Association somewhat amended their former demands, though in what direction has not been disclosed. The letter forwarded by the Hon. Geo. McLean, representing the steam-owners, ■to the Association, is said to have been of an unfavorable nature, and its contents were fully discussed at the meeting of the Council of the latter body. The Association has this evening addressed a letter to Mr McLean, in which they state that unless their amended demands are complied with before noon on Monday, 14th inst., all members of the Association sailing in New Zealand waters will bo called' out. The Association has cabled to the oflicers of the Association of Victoria and New South Wales, acquainting them with their actions. An important civil suit began in the Supreme Court to-day before the Chief Justice in. which Miss Ann Isabella Hatfield seeks to cause the public trustee to re-open accounts in the estate of her father, the late Charles Hatfiold, on financial grounds. She alleges mismanagement of the estates in rebuilding /

the Royal Hotel on a portion of leasehold land, while there was available freehold land, and in the preparation of plans for the erection of shops, which were not carried out. The alleged mismanagement occurred in 1875, when the late Jonas Woodward was Public Trustee. Mr W. T. L. Travers, with him Mr Brandon, appeared for plaintiff; Sir Robert Stout and Mr Stafford for defendant. Mr Travers opened the case at great length, and the Court adjourned until to-morrow. The R.M.S. Tainui left Capetown for Wellington, via Hobart on Saturday afternoon. At a meeting of the Wellington Football Association it was decided to send a team to Christchurch on the 9th August, and to ask the Canterbury representative team to visit Wellington about the end of September. Invercakgill, July 7. At the annual meeting of the Southland Teachers' Institute, on Saturday, it was decided to take steps to form a Union. The Secretary was instructed to write to other Institutes suggesting that the question of establishing a. Union for the whole colony should be discussed at the annual meeting of the New Zealand Teachers' Council ; also, the compulsory clauses of the Act to be enforced at once in the town schools. A correspondent of a local paper holds that it is a defect in the Act that the power of enforcement should rest with Committees, and argues that it should be in the hands of the Boards or the Department.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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