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Auckland, August 8. At a meeting of aottlers at Waiuku, the Cattle Bill now before the House was condemned as unnecessary.-. , .■ , ! ■ A suVeyor named Springall has been severely scalded m one of the springs at Waiotapu, m the Rotorua district. : ■ TIMARU, August 8. Mr E. G. Kerr addressed a crowded meeting of electors at the Theatre Royal. He was well received and he expressed himself as opposed to the present Government, and was m favor of a land and income tax. He is a strong supporter of the present system of primary education, with private schools, and favors the acquisition of private estates for settlement, and is a believer m Unions. Dunedin, August 8. It is stated that William Robertson, who died suddenly yesterday, left property worth over £10,000 to relatives m Scotland. In his house was found samples of nearly every toy, sold at the Exhibition and a collection of newspaper cuttings concerning persons who, like himself, lived alone though worth a good deal of money. At the Police Court to-day, Robert Davie Aldrich was convicted of embezzling £13 and £34 from the Buckeye Company, and was placed under the Probation Act for twelve months. . A house belonging to Alexander Merrilies, at Taieri beach, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. Merrilies, unaware that his son had escaped, entered the building to save him, and was severely burned, being now m a critical condition. The hous£ was insured for £140. The master grocers had a long discussion re the price of bread and the nonobservance of the rules by some grocers who were also bakers. No decision was arrived at, save that m the case of a baker who sells bread at 4|d, the price agreed on being od, the member who had purchased the loaf found it to be 3oz short weight, and it was decided to prosecute. Invercargill, August 8. The steamer Invercargill has returned from Coal Island, where over sixty men are getting good gold, but nothing warranting a large rush.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890