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Auckland, July 18. At a meeting of the Trade and Labor Council, a letter was read from the j Maritime Council in reply to one sent from Auckland Trades Council. The Secretary of the Maritime Council, stated he had formed the council as the various trades of New Zealand had not given their support to the Seamen's Unidn in their fight with the Northern Steamship Company. The struggle cost the Seamen's Union £14,000 and all the assistance they got from the trades in■ 13ie colony was £80. To assist one another they had formed the combination which was now so good that they had power to enforce their demands, owing to their authority over ships at sea. A public meeting has been' convened by the Mayor, at the request of the Knights of Labor and the Anti-PoVerty. Society ; the object being to "adopt anew national platform, and to form a new people's party." New Plymouth, July 18. There was a considerable inquiry for land in this district at the Land Office yesterday. For five sections, averaging between 800 and 900 acres each, there ivere sixty eight applicants. Complaints are made of the Government not putting the land at the back of the Wharero and Makem reserves into the market, and the irant of roads to that part of > the country to enable strangers to see the land. . GEEYMOtTH, July 18. It is reported at ,Brunner that the Miners' Executive will recommend a deduction of twopence per tori at Bruhner mine, and slightly more at Coalpitheath, in the hope of thus satisfying the demands of the proprietors, who can effect a reduction in other directions. Wellington, July 17. A libel action arising out of the late Petone Woollen Mill dispute was heard to-day. D. McKenzie, Secretary of the outside Union, charged G.s A. Bailey, shoemaker, Petone, with exhibiting in his shop window a document reflecting on plaintiff. Accused was committed for ferial; ■■; . / ';■- ■; ■; ,■. i ;:v.| .:j ■ ;

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2469, 19 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2469, 19 July 1890

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