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[per press association ] Auckland, July 16. Colin McDonald, third officer pf the Wairarapa, and P. H. Thompson, carpenter, were each fined £5. or one month's imprisonment, for smuggling 30 yards of blue serge from a vessel last night whilsit lying at the railway wharf. Miss Julia Knight, of Auckland, who sang at the Dunedin Exhibition, has secured one of the leading engagements on Nellie Stewart's Opera Company now m Sydney. The Company comes to New Zealand before Christmas. At a meeting of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Rifle Association,a proposal to hold a meeting at the end of February was approved of. ; A Storemen's Union has been formed!, and the Slaughtermen's Union have formulated their demands upon the master butchers. Killing bullocks is to be raised from Is to 3s each, sheep from 2|d to 4d, No wages men allowed ; all hands to be on piece work. Butchers' clerks ask from £2 10s to £3 10s, according to duties. Peter Wilson was committed for trial to-day for stealing water pipes from the Newton Borough Council. At a meeting of the Auckland branch of the N,Z. Rifle Association the proposal to hold the meeting at the end of February was approved of. . Norman McLeod, of Devonport, died while eating his breakfast. The cause was heart disease. He was a married man. An aged woman, named Helen Walker, a charwoman, was arrested on a charge of stealing silver spoons. Fifty pawn tickets for various articles were found m her dwelling. She states she is the sister of an English, rector. Wellington, July 16. A double shock of earthquake, prolonged, but not violent, was experienced here at 9.30 this morning. Its direction was from east to west. Timaru, July 16. I The return of the shipping trade for the first half of this year is 50,500 tons, an increase of 11,000 tons on any previous first half year. The Harbor Board to-day discussed, m committee, some opinions expressed by Mr O'Connor, Marine Engineer, and, as a result, ordered soundings to be taken outside the Harbor. Donebin, July 16. The Benevolent Trustees have the same difficulty m hand as recenty occurred m Auckland. A warder from the Seacliff Asylum brought four patients to the Chairman the other day. They had been discarged from the Asyium, and as they were unable to work the warder requested that they might be admitted to the Institution. The Chairman declined to receive them until he consulted the other members, and the patients, three men and one woman, were taken charge of by the Gaol and Hospital Chaplain. Dr King, who was present at the meeting, said the patients could not be taken back as they were no longer fit to be kept m the Asylum. It was decided to bring the matter before the Charitable Aid Board to-morrow, opinion being divided as to whether they should bo received or not,

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 17 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 17 July 1890

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