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(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION. Auckland, July 15. The State school teachers are moving in the direction of forming a Teachers' Union. The Bakers' Union have fixed the following scale of wages :—Foreman £3, second hand £2 10s, third hand £2 5s per Aveek. Napier, July 15; A peculiar case was heard in Court today, when Mr Cress well was sued for £20 paid to him, but which it was alleged he had not earned. A man named Johnston was arrested on two charges of forgery. Mr Oresswell undertook the defence, receiving in payment two postal notes for £20 each. He appeared in Court in both cases, and in the Supreme Court defended the first case, in which Johnston was convicted. This being the weakest case, Mr Cresswell advised the prisoner to plead guilty to the second charge, but he refused, and Mr Cresswell withdrew. The Resident Magistrate, after hearing evidence, gave judgment in favor of Mr Cresswell. Uhrlstchukch, July 15. About 150 applications for employment as lamplighters were received by the Christchurch Gas Company. Under present arrangements ten lamplighters are employed. It is not certain how many Avill be required under the system which is to be introduced. Burglaries appear frequent here now. Last Friday night the office of Mr J. Brown, timber merchant, was broken into. An unsuccessful attempt was made to open the safe. Last night Messrs Lewsey, Light and Co.'s grocer's shop, was entered through a window, and a small sum in change was taken from the till. ; Dunedin, July 15. The Maritime Council have established a boycott against Messrs Whitcombe and Tombs, of Christchurch, and have requested all booksellers to decline to sell the firm's publications until the, dispute is settled. Several Dunedin booksellers have replied intimating their intention of complying with the request until the dispute is settled- ■

The Dunedin domestic servants have re solved to form a union, with the object of. establishing a training home, shortening the hours of labor, securing a half-holiday each week, more Sunday leisure, etc. One girl stated at the first meeting, held on Monday eveuing, that she worked daily from five! a.m. to eleven p.m.— eighteen hours—and that she had done this for years past. *

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 16 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 16 July 1890

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