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' , AUCKLAND, AugUSt 14. _ At the Chamber of Commerce a resolution was carried, emphatically protesting against the manner iii which the Govern-! ment have treated the resolution of the chamber m support of Mr Vaile's railway: system, and against the manner' m which the petition from the Auckland district m: favour of that scheme has also been treated. . • Wellington, August 14. „ | The new proprietors of the tramway !ard considering the advisability of getting' electric motors m place of horses. The driver of the rear engine on the train which met with the accident at Johnsonville on Tuesday has been suspended by the company. • . . The City Council have decided to mdopfc Messrs Cuthberfc and Fergusson a drainage scheme, and to raise a loan of £160,00(0 for the purpose. Of this, 11,000 will be repaid to the account, being the cost of sewors already laid, which will form part of the system. The outfall of the drainage is to be directly into the sea m Cook Strait. Bishop Julius returns to Christchurch from the West Coast on Saturday. A boy named George Ingram, 12 years of age, fell down stairs at the Provincial Hotel this evening. He dislocated his right hip joint and fractured his right thigh. He is m a critical condition. Christchurch, August 14. The Rev J. W. Lewis, president of* the Wesleyan Conference, has received from Dr Kelynach, a copy of a letter from the High Commissioner, stating that the King of Tonga and the higher chiefs appear firmly attached to their Free Church, and that any indications of attack upon it would be; followed by determined resistance. The High Commissioner believes that all Ohurch ; differences may be com posed by tact and consideration, and tha the Kin? andmembers of the Free Church would ■ return to 1 connection with the Australasian Conference if the Wesleyan Church m Tonga were governed" locally by a Tongan Conference as proposed by the Rev George Brown m 1889. Dr Kelynack suggests that the Wesleyans of New Zealand should follow the example of those of Sydney, and make a collection for Tongan exiles. The first instalments the petition m favor of the Labor Bills was sent to Mr W. B. Perceval at Wellington to-day. It' bears 861 signatures, which were obtained m two days. Dunedin, August 14. A burglary and robbery of about £100 has been committed at the Dunedin Savings Bank. The. robbers are still at large. At the Police Court to-day Howorth, a baker, was prosficutel by the Bakers' Society for selling bread of short weight. He was fined 20s and costs. John McClusker has been arrested on a charge of attempted rape on a woman, who is said to shave lately come from, the country. . :

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890