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. Attoklan'u, October 23. ' The Miihtor Bakers'' Association hay« deckled that, as profit m the trade il* small, the curfcom of giving rakes and such presents at Christmas wili not ba observed this ye.iv. The shareholders of the South British Insurance Company at a meeting to-da\; confirmed the resolution giving, tbju Directors power to reduce the ca'pitwt. Mrs Long said she would move, wheafthe* cfueition of reducing the capita\ ' was* ■before the shareholders, that the Directors, give S'imo guarantor tint at the- earliest-, possible opportunity th'o capita? of the* Company should be again increasscl. The storm which has prevailed here for somo days has now abated. The rainfall was the heaviest known m Auckland for some years. Napier. . October 2"*. It will be remembered that a short* ninn> ago a petition was, preferred by Mr Dawest and the British India Associated Steamship Company for winding up the Colonial /Shipping Company (tlue Tyser. line). 'It was dismissed, but notice of appeal >ras given. Mr Dol>3on, the New Zealand agent, to-day received a cable message stating that the appeal had \ been with-. drawn. ' . Wellington, October 23l The Government have wired to the Native Chief, Rewi, who is said to be a sympathiser with Mahuki, who w,as arrested yesterday at Te Kuiti, expressing surprise at his conduct, seeing that he receives a pension from the Government. The telegram urges him to return from Te Kuiti to his home at Kihikihi, and not to take any part m the molestation of Europeans, lest he should get into Ihe* same trouble as Mahuki. Ditnedin, October 23. . The Farmers' Union te-day earriett -these resolutions :—" That a Property taxinstead of Land and Income tax is desirable ; that some alteration should be made m the incidence of taxation for charitable aid ; that they would support no candidates who are m favor of public: borrowing j and that' the .' Legislature' should take-steps to enforce, the destruction of the Californian thistle." A motion? m favour of taxing absentees was withdrawn. General discontent, ims showtt with the administration^ the Rabbit ActLast season's legislation was denounced asr. an insult to setters. At the' Nenthoi ne Resident Magistrate* Court .lames Hartstonge,' a' settler at Maerae*s was fined £10 ; and costs, m default two month's imprisonment, and bound; ovci* to keep the peace for twelve-, months, for assaulting father Donn«lfyv who is m charge of the Roman Cath(^icChurch, He Avas further fined. 20s »nd! costs, or fourteen day's imprisonment, fo disturbing the congregufcioiK ■ Father Donnelly has been makmg reference" to> some matter m fche church which Hartstonge tool^ toihhivself, and rising op, asked" if ho was meant, calling the Father at. scoundrel, Kar, rogue »nd sweep. Ho afterwards assaulted Father Donnelly. i lirvßiicAne-ii-L, t>ctober 29. Joseph T. Wallis, of Waikaia, was com'--mitted for trial afc Gore to-day- onv twocharges of offences against the Marriage* Act. After several days' .stormy wither, with tile lowest barometer for two- year* and a half, it is now clearing np. Thehail has done much damage in' gardens, and lambs have suffered.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2552, 24 October 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2552, 24 October 1890