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Auckland, September 24. Three more mining companies to work claims at the Thames have been floated; Wellington, September 24. The Woodville Land Board met here today to enquire into a case of alleged dummyism, into which the Waste Lands Committee held an enquiry during the sassion. Immediately the Board took their seats, the Supreme Court writ of prohibition Avas served on them at the instance of Joseph Lowry, and the Chairman announced that m consequence they could not hold an enquiry. Ch-kistchuiich, September 24. The difficulty which has existed for some time past between the Grocers' Association and Edwards, Bennett, and Co., has reached the acute stage. The firm declined to discontinue supplying goods to Messrs Wardell Bros., who are ' accused of ticketing and advertising prices of goods contrary to the rules of the I Association. The members of the Committee of the Association have withdrawn ! their business from Edwards, Bennett, and Co., who have decided to open a number of grocers' shops m opposition, and to sell to the public at wholesale prices. The Grocers' Association state that no question of boycotting comes into the disagreement. Edwards, Bennett, and Co., have written to the Association withdrawing from an agreement made between the merchants of Christchurch on May 23, 1889, '' because of your refusal to purchase from us m future, and for instigating others to do so." It is stated that other merchants have also withdrawn from the agreement, which is now practically at an end. Edwards, Bennett, and Co., consider they have been forced into their present position. , The Christchurch Hunt Club decided to-night to offer a ten-guinea prize at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association for wire jumping. They suggest three jumps of three fee ; t six inches of strained black wire. Dunedin, September 24. Th,e addresses of counsel m the case of Robertson and another v Howden and others, an action to recover £5000 alleged ' to be negligent and improper investment by defendants as trustees, are expected to^ conclude to-morrow.

Afc the half-yearly meeting of the >Cplonial Bank of New Zealand, the Hon. G. McLean, presiding, the report, declaring the usual dividend of 7 }>or cent., was f&floptecl without any discussion.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2527, 25 September 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2527, 25 September 1890

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