AircSLANI), September 16, f The Auckland Harbor Board have appointed a Committee to urge opon the contractors for the San Francisco mail service the advantages possessed by Auckland as a terminus for steamers. In a discussion on the subject, Mr Niccol, the Chairman; quoted figures to show that Auckland, so far as pilotage and port charges were concerned, was a much cheaper port than Wellington. The Baptist Tabernacle church members, at a meeting to consider Pastor Birch's relations with the congregation especially the recent scene at the tabernacle, decided by ninety-seven to seventyseven to allow him to remain m charge of the church, an amendment that he )je requested to resign being thus rejected. Pastor Birch, was present during the whole of the proceedings, and was Chairmain. He declined to leave, though asked to do so. Mr Birch acknowledged that he had been injudicious on the Sunday evening when Mr Abbot spoke, and promised to do his best to work amicably with the officers.
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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2520, 17 September 1890
INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2520, 17 September 1890
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