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INTERPROVINCIAL

Wellington, August 17. A A public meeting will be held on Tuesday evening to discuss the Chinese question, and addresses will be delivered by Sir George Grey, Mr George .Hutchiaon, the Rev J. Berry, and the officers of the Federated Trades Council. Resolutions will be proposed, affirming "that the practically free admission .of Chinese into this colony is likely to lead to grave complications <fa social and financial character at no distant date, and should be prohibited by law; that restricted competition of cheap Chinese labor with free European labor is a serious injury to every true citizen, and that the residence | of a number of Chinese m our midst is apt to prove demoralising m the highest degree." If these resolutions are carried an endeavor will probably be made to give political effect to them. The result of a trial crushing from the Red Mercury mine at the new Kuaotunu goldfield, was at the rate of 3 ozs of retorted gold to the ton for 18 tons. News was received this morning that a new reef has been cut m fehe low level, showing gold freely. There is great excitement on Change, Red Mercurys selling at 4s 9d to 6s ; Try flukes, 14s 6d to 15s, and all other Kuaptunu scrip has jumped considerably. The success of the field is considered assured. DuisfEMN, August 17. The detectiyes succeeded last night m running to, earth two men suspected of the robbery of a cash box containing £100 from the Dunedin Savings Bank, The men, who gave their names as James Henry Wilson, and Frederick Wilson, are strangers, and only recently arrived. ;|rom Mejb,qurn.ej They are of respectable appearance, though dressed somewhat loudly. A third man is wanted, and though the detectives say nothing, there i* a shrewd suspicion that the men were concerned m some robbery m Australia. Mr Smith, the manager of the Savings Bank, has identified them as the two who were at the bank. One asked for chauged, while the other slipped round to the side c|oor, an.d l*i\oo r k6,a iSherjpj, attracted' the manager's 'attention, while the other secured the cash box from the desk at the counter and bolted. At Cromwell, Brown and "Ewing's traveller was fined under the new by-law for exhibiting samples for sale. Mr Wood imposed a nominal penalty, but intimated that m future cases he would impose a higher penalty. The maximum is £5, " ' " i

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890

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