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[PEK PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Auckland, July 22. A public meeting, under fche auspices of the Knights of Labor and the AntiPoverty Society, was held to-night, when it was resolvetl to forni a national party, ■which shall have as platform the immediate repeal of the property tax and the substitution of a tax of 1 per cent upon land value, exclusive of improvements. It is reported that the accounts of, Andrews, Treasurer of the Zejilandia i Forester Lodge, who committed suicide, show a deficiency of £400. Napieb, July 22. A young man, named Joseph Hawkins, assistant m a bookseller's shop, who was suffering from congestion of the lungs, this morning got out of bed and eluded his nurse. His body was found m the surf this afternoon. It is supposed he was delirious. Blenheim, July 22, At auction to-day, Mr Griffiths submitted freehold town properties, under mortgage to the Insurance Department. The competition was spirited up to £20,000, at which figure they were purchased by the mortgagees. These are the properties referred to by Mr John Kerr, M.H.R., m a question m the House. Oamaru, July 22. At the inquest on the body of John Johnston, landlord of the Waitaki Bridge Hotel, who committed suicide on Monday morning, the verdict was that the deed •was done while Johnston was temporarily insane from excessive drinking. The Oamaru Coursing Club has received twenty-five nominations for the Champion Stakes.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890

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