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r / ; « Wellington, .October 24; • The Coptic arrived at 3 p.m. after an unoventful passage. She left London on September 4th, Plymouth 6th, Xeneriffe, 11th, Cap 6 28th, and Hobart October} 19th. At the Cape she had no communication with the shore owing to 'smallpox; having broken out there. On the Bfch inst. a steerage passenger for Wellington, named Caroline Ashbourn, died of cerebrat apoplexy, and waa i buried at sea. ■„ The Rev J. C. Andrew, of Sea Station, ' Wairarapa, has been fined £10 and costs for neglecting to'take efficient measures to destroy rabbits on his station. ■Jn connection with the proposedialeof the Colon4aL Insurance CoinpanyW bVsihess, ifc is announced that the purchasers are ,the; Cohunereial Union Assurance Company, one of the most powerful Companies m Great Britain. A representative of the Commercial Union visited New Zealand m August last, and approached the directors of the Colonial, and made an offer which wa» eventually confirmed by their London Board, and same is| now about to be submitted to tho shareholders of the Colonial for accept* ance. The whole of the business of fire and marine will be continued by tho Commercial. . • At » largely attended meeting of the Employers' Association this afternoon, resolutions were carried objecting to" the addition of ia further holiday to the calendar, and protesting against the Government and other public bodies taking upon themselves to proclaim public holidays which, m many cases, do not meet with the approval of a laage number ot empl6yers,br employed. A.s regards a proposed holiday on Labour Demonstration Day, 2sth,insfc., it. watt 'decided that ! the* s .,Employers' Association couid not recognise it, but that owing to the discussion of Jilje matter,being le^t bo late,: no objection kHould be'ifaised to closing of establishments m cases where prclprietorg' had previously pledged themselves 'to. observe tlie hojiday. '

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890