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[per press association.] Auckland, July 10. A young man named Donald McLean, twenty-three years, has died from the effect of a crushing received whilst at work in the bush near Waipu. A seaman on die barquentine Lumberman's Lassie, which arrived at Aratapu from Melbourne on Friday, was ' furling the main-topsail of that vessel, when he fell a distance of 40ft, and was killed, A meeting of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce was held to-day to consider the question of public expenditure. The President, Captain Colbeck, said he had sent a telegram to Mr Withy, on behalf of the Chamber, stating that they were quite in accord with him and other members re the reduction of the Estimates. Mr McMillan proposed—"That the thanks of the Chamber be accorded to the Auckland members for their efforts to reduce the Public Estimates, and that this Chamber urge them to continue their agitation to lessen expenditure." He urged that what was wanted was a large and substantial retrenchment by the reduction of the education vote and the lessening of taxation by reducing or abolishing the property tax. The motion was strongly supported by several speakers, and was unanimously adopted. Nelson, July 10. Margaret Wilkins, a married woman and mother of six children, committed suicide last night. She had been suffering from melancholia for some time, and last evening left her husband, a gardener, in the kitchen, and went into a bedroom, where her husband found her a few I minutes later, with her throat . cut. Medical assistance was obtained immediately, but was of no avail, and the woman died six hours later, Christohurch, July 10, The Board of Education to-day decided that '' in the opinion of the Board the bringing into force and the carrying out of the compulsory clauses of the Act should not be left to the option of the School Committees ; that the Act should bo amended so that the compulsory clauses should be in full operation in every school district; that the Board draw the attention of Parliament to the expediency of amending the Act so as to require children to asend school at least tvrotliirds of each quarterly term," A motion to the effect, that the conveyance of scholars to denominational schools at tho public expense, is an appropriation of State revenue for sectarian purposes and contrary to the letter and spirit of the present Education Act, was negatived by four vofces to three. A deputation from the Trades and Labor Council waited on the Board, requesting that a stoj) might be put to the continual changes of school books, that the books might, where possible, be printed in Union offices, and that the contracts should be let at rates sufficient to allow fair wages being paid to the workmen. The Board promised to take the matter into consideration. DUNEDIN, July 10. Several coi'dial makers were charged at t the City Court with breaches of the Trade Murks Act, in selling bottles of sarsaparilla purporting to be made by Australian and American firms. All pleaded guilty. The

Crown Prosecutor said the cases were brought for the purpose of bringing the Act under public notice. Nominal fines were imposed. Mr James Smith, solicitor, contests the Bruce seat. Charles Douglas Stewart was killed at Island Blocks claim yesterday by the bursting of an elevator valve. Fierce flames were seen early this morning at Naseby, issuing from a spot on the Kyeburn road, about a mile from town. On a number of residents proceeding to the locality, a waggon, laden with kerosene, was found to be on fire. Examination showed that the waggoner, Robert Cochrane, an elderly man, had been burned to death, the body being reduced to almost a cinder.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2464, 11 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2464, 11 July 1890

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