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Auckland, September 22. Benjamin Davis, recently arrested for the robbery of ironmongery from Morrin and Co., m whose employ he had been as head carter, was committed for trial to-day on all the charges. The value of the goods alleged to have been stolen is £430. Davis' wife, who was accused of complicity m the thefts, was discharged. Archbishop Redwood intends to proceed to Futuna Island m the Tonga Archipelago, to be present at the celebration m honor of the martyr Father Chanel, murdered there m iB4l. His Grace will probably leave on Thursday by the steamer Wainui for Tonga, and go thence to Futuna. , ' A Shippers' Union of exporters of fruit and other island produce has been formed at Suva, Fiji, with the intention of providing uniform regulations regarding the terms on which these shipments are to be dealt with by consignors m the other colonies. Napier, September 22. The delegates to the Licensed Victuallers' Conference will meet m Wellington on the 29th inst. New Plymouth, September 22.P In the Supreme Court m Chambers this morning the Registrar, Mr Kettle, gave a decision on the question of the validity of a warrant of commitment under which a man named Hanna was imprisoned for indecency m a public place. Mr Samuel contended that a sitting room m a hotel was not a public place, and that thi prisoner must therefore be discharged. After a long argument the Registrar decided that the conviction and warrant were defective, and that the sitting room of the hotel was not a public place within the meaning of the Police Offences Act. 'ihe offence must be committed wilfully and obscenely, whereas m the conviction and warrant the word "obscenely 15 is altogether omitted. The prisoner was discharged from custody. Wellington, September 22. Negotiations are going on for the purpose of bringing forward the date of the Whitaker-Hutchison action to a day m next month. The offer has been made by plaintiff, and is now under consideration It is stated that Mr Hutchison applied to the Speaker for a protective order under the Parliamentary Privileges Act, 1865, with reference to the extracts from his speech which had been distributed outside the House, but the Speaker refused. H^Hon. Mr Richardson will go South to-morrow, if possible. Mr Mac Arthur, member for Manawatu, is seriously ill, and will have to undergo an operation which will prevent him taking any active part m the political campaign, and probably lay him up for some months. j The Chamber of Commerce to-day ! appointed a sub-Committee to take the San Francisco mail question m hand, and to draw up arguments m favor of Wellington, for the consideration of the contractors. The Premier, under advice of his doctors, will not attempt to deliver an address to the electors, but will substitute a manifesto, which may be regarded as the Government's exposition of its position and policy. Sir Harry thinks he may be able to have it ready by the end of the week. Both Mr Hislop and Mr Mitchelson are thinking of leaving Wellington this week if possible. An invitation to the labor conference has been sent to all registered Trad Unions—twenty-four m number— n all known Employers' Associations. Shaw, Savill, and Co. are making arrangements to'send out supplies of coal for their steamers from England. Hulks will be obtained at each port, and every vessel leaving Home will complete her lading with coal. A man, holding a prominent official position m one of the Labor Unions here, has been expelled for returning to work. He had a wife and eight children dependent on him, and he gave notice that he must go back. Dunkdix, September 22. At the inquest on the body of the child found at Ocean Beach on Saturday Dr Coughtrey's evidence was to the effect that the child had been still born and he thought there had been want of skill at birth. There were no marks of foul play.

A verdict m accordance with the evidence Vfivi sivm. The Fishdealers Association have de cided to wait on fch<j City Council and urge that a fish market bo established.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2525, 23 September 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2525, 23 September 1890

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