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[pElt PRESS ASSOCIATION J KlfertH «ff 9£4Urfiirhni«>>it. Wellington, September 22. In consequence of the reductions made m the defence vote the scheme for the reorganisation of the volunteer force ■Will probably be deferred, while the establishment of a partially paid force will certainly be postponed. J,<>g-Al JgxaminntiiwnA. The legal general knowledge examination, which begins to-day, will be under the control of the iNew Zealand University instead of judges of the Supreme Court as heretofore. KqtiiiMictiitl <S«J»». The equinoctial gales, which set m yesterday with some violence, were accompanied by a number of waterspouts, which burst shore on near Island Bay. Th«i 12W><-tioiiN. A requisition is being signed asking Mr W, Hutchison, of Dunedin, formerly exMayor of Wellington, to contest the city. Off' «<» the «<»l'ltt>-t<Ji» J»u»h. A number of miners who had been on I strike arrived from the West Coast yesterday en route for the Peak Hill gold rush, New South Wales. Several seamen on strike here have taken out tickets by the Monowai, which sails for Sydney tonight, their destination being the scene of the rush. A Rig' I>rt*v rn*t«. Dunedin, September 22. The Supreme Court was occupied all day with the case of Robertson and another v Howden and another, m which a strong bar was engaged. Mr Jellicoe appears for plaintiffs, Mrs Mary Robertson and son ; Mr Hosking for Howden ; Messrs Stout and Solomon for Bryan ; Messrs Raggittand Williams for Ketch en; Mr Chapman tor Larnach; and Mr Fraser for the Perpetual Trustees. Mrs Robertson was married m Scotland m 1870. to the late Mr Robertson. Under a deed of settlement £5000 was placed m trust and her own estate, was valued at £5000, to for the benefit of herself and children, be paid to survivors m 1875. Messrs Ketchen, Howden, Larnach, and Haggitt became her trustees. The plaintiffs allege that defendants, instead of investing the trust funds on sufficient security, invested £450 on 7 per cent mortgage to one Stanford, which is alleged lo have been a breach of trust. It is alleged another £1000 was similarly invested. The case ■will last several dayp. Invercargill, September 22, Mr Alfred Springford s Gap Road Hotel was burnt down on Sunday morning. Insurance : building, £200 m New Zealand ; furniture and stock, £100 m the Colonial.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890