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Wellington, October 26. There is little probability that the | question of erecting detached strong rooms for the accommodation of Government records, Ac. 1, will-be decided until the next Parliament meets. It appears that the estimate of the cost is something like £17, 000 for fire proof towers at tile back of the main building?, and Ministers are disinclined to proceed with the work without Parliamentary sanction. " In Chambers this morning the Chief Justice granted a rule absolute for the release of Wm. Hull, a Pahiatua settler, who was committed to the Terrace Gaol from the Wairarapa district some two months ago. Hull, who was bankrupt, under the advice of his solicitor, refused to give up the license' cf - a deferred payment section, which was amongst hia. i property, and for doing so the District J Judge committed ' .him to gaol as having. concealed proparty, until he should find securities that he would 'attend the bankruptcy proceedings from time 'to time. s . Mr W» N. Blair, Engineer-in Chief, who has been m a critical condition for Home time past, is improving m health* The Mount Cook School Committee have decided, owing to the numerous demands on the public lately, that no prizes be given this year. Mr F. J. Moss, M.H.Pv. for Parnell m the last Parliament, kasjbeen offered, and has accepted, the position of British resident at Raratonga. Canon Howell goes South next week to tako charge of St Matthew's, Dunedin, during the temporary .ahs«nce,jof the Incumbenfcij the (Rev AY 0; YorkieT Indications of Blr 0. S. ' Wragjge,.,' Government Meteorlogisfc of Brisbane, that squally weather would be •experienced between the meridians of Adelaide and Wellington have been fully justified, so far as the Intfcer-place is concerned, For the last eight or.ten dnys. the wind, has boen very high, and yesterday it increased to almost hurricane force, with heavy rain.'. It'blew with increased fury throughout the right, but to-day it Ims taken: off somewhat, though a'strong , breeze is still blowing. No damage io reported. The fewo local eVening papers have decided not to publish on Demonstration Day, and the morning paper not on the morning of the 29th. The Government offices throughout'the colony will bo closer! as per notification m the "Gazette ■' of tho lfi!;h inst., except the Telegraph and Posts Offices. i . ,',.-.. ... ..Waxganui, October 26. Several families who wore poisoned last week, through eating tapioca or s^gn, are recovering from the effects. Mr J. Cameron, an old settler, has been very ill through the same cause, but is now better, though under the doctor's carp. An old William McGjrail, dropped dead suddenly from his horse on Saturday, whilst on his way to attend, the funeral of another old settler. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned of death from heart disease. ' GRErMouTH, October 26. A terrific gale of hurricane force blew the greater part of yesterday afternoon and part of the night. There are no particulars of damage as yet. The rain was very heavy. ■ A man named McCluskey, when returning to Brunnerton this morning with a spring cart, accidentally broke his ankle. He was taken to the hospital,; CHRaTCHUBCH, October 26. At a meeting of retailers. yesterday it was unanimously resolved that the action of the Government and the local bodies m proclaiming holidays against the dfesirc land without consulting the business community should be protested against, and the meeting endorsed the decision already arrived at by the. Retailer's Association. Several tradesmen advertise their intention of closing on labour demonstration day.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890