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Auckland, August 15. Circumstances are coming to light which seem to indicate that a fictitious Society, known as the Burial Benefit Society, has victimised a large number of people m Auckland. The prospectus was issued early m 1889, and set out that at the death of a member his relatives would receive a sum of money according to the amount of the Weekly premium paid,. The widow of one of* those who had paid premiums applied for the money at his death, but found the, Society was virtually non-existent. She has placed the matter \n the hands, of a solicitor. The promoter of the Society is said t« have, died m the hospital. . A n\etactr of great briUianey swept across the sky from east to west last night, '•'.:•■: The police have warned the city jewellers that several " cracksmen " will probably arrive from Australia shortly, Napier. August 15, The police have no farther informa* tion as to the disappearance of Warner, who ia suspected to have been murdered m the bush m the Manawatu. Gerge* but a. suspected individu&l is being closely watched, Wellingtonl, August 15* 'fhe Registrar-General estimates the population of the colony at 665,106, including 41,969 Maoris, During the quarter ended June the excess of departures over arrivals was 255?, while the births exceed the deaths by 2802. HoKITIKA,. August 15. An, old miner named Jno. Edmonds was. found dead m his hut at the back of the creek this afternoon. Death is .supposed to have been caused by heart disease. The Eaihvay League, at a meeting tonight, declined to express an opinion as to the Midland Railway Company's request for permission to make a deviation

at Lake Brunner till more evidence was furnished. The police are making raids on the baiters m the district for short weight bread, and are procuring nominal penalties. Dunedin, August 15. The Law Society at a meeting to-day decided to send a vigorous protest to the Minister for Justice, pointing out that if the Clerk m the Supreme Court were dispensed with it would be impossible for the Registrar and Deputy-Registrar to do the work; also expressing strong dissent from the allegations made m Parliament re the Deputy-Registrar's duties. At a meeting of the heads of departments m the Civil Service it was decided to arrange for a public meeting of all members of the public service m Dunedin to consider the desirability of joining the Association fcrmed at Wellington. ;

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2493, 16 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2493, 16 August 1890

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