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' . Wellington, August 19. Mr Carew, KM., at Dunedm, and Sir Jas. Hector, will enquire into the charges of blood poisoning m Dunedin Hospital. Archdeacon Stock and Mrs Stock leave England for Wellington m October. Letters by the last mail state that t&ey are m the best of health. Burns, one of the firweii on Shaw Savill and Company %, who was committed for trial recently for breaking into .£he. premjsea, of Sargood, Son and Ewen, wa;s to,-day sent to gaol for six months, for the, larceny of sjjlv/er spoons |; from the. saloon of the. steamer, i A fijre broke o,yt at 8 o'clock this evening m. Mr C» Smith's draper's shop, seated m Cuba street. The names were quicftly suhdued, but the stock was considerable damaged by water. The.fire originated m the back part of the building but nothing is known as to the c^ae. The.stock is insured for £8^& The building is not much darn.ftgect. An anti-Chinese meeting/ was held tonight at \fos ExclaaDge.'Hall, which wa:s ejo^wdejcl. Mr. R. P k Johnston pre.§i,d,ed. i Sir Gepi'ge. Grey; deprecated; th& introduction of Chinese, and, averted; that if they increased; fc thfe European residents oi the. colony would; fall to the ; g&i&e level-as tjhein. fl;e moy^ and Mr Ti K. McDonsiJd; wm&^-r-"^That the practicaUy. fye^. ol Chinese into the cat>ay ; ftk^jy ta oaase grave com- ■ p^c^ti'oftA of a social and financial, | character afc no distant date, and should i be prohibited by law." The motion was carried. The Rev J. Berry said, |ha,t after his experience of the QjM»es.e, m America and Australia. ks, h§fl much pleasure m mov^ng^rv'-That the unrestricted c^ompetitipn, of cheap Chinese Ja^uy with free European labour fe a jserioijs injury, to every tru& citizen, and I that the residence of n^m,bers, of; Chinese m our midst % ajpjb to prove, demoralising m thg higVest degree.,"- 3VJEr J) h I\ ¥Wier, , secretary ojf the Trades.andi labour Council, i seconded ths m,otk>u, which was carried. 'Mr George Hutchison, M.H.R., urged I the electors to support candidates who would legislate m the direction of keeping Chinamen out. He moved—" That this meeting pledges itself to sujp.pprt, tfee European traders m p.r^fejfeace to\ Chinese traders, aud t^ a,ssisfein giving political e^PAfc to t t^lo,e. previous respjutions," Mr (5. M«lnsyre. seconded tl>e motiati, which was c,awied. Dyr^ng iho evening Mr SJirhflski^ M-l^^, who differed with the y^\ai>ks of the speakers, attempted to addreFS the meeting, but was cried do,wa and had to resume his seat, A letter from Mr Ballance was reji^, apologising, fbr his absence, gating that m his' opinion Chi^aiiixe^wjere not desirable colonists, ax\d fjhouil^ be rigidly excluded by lsw, As 4 the meet^g broke up three cheera were given for Sir George. Grey and Mr Hutchison. The Rugby Union this evening ciecided to suspend H. Roberts and ]$. Mclnryre for the remainder o^ the season. The suspension is m connection with \hv charges, brought against them.las^ *ti&asp;u,, but comes rather late as ; both, 0)f men have giving up playipg.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2496, 20 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2496, 20 August 1890

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