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SOUTHERN NEWS.

-.(By Telegraptu—Press Association.)^J\ ; "', ':'.. -JTRA&IWAY REVENUE.-.": ;'; ;; >■ v .-■??..> . ■ ■ -\ ' .-. 'TpSLLEfGrTON, this day. j■' Wind and. rain had a depressing ■ effect upon the '-tramway revenue 'during V Easter.. Fortunately, yesterday was fine,. otherwise the ;figures would have com-' pared hadly : with last year's. The-fol-lowing mdicates. the revenue for Easterr. tide this and-last year, the 10$8 figures ' geirig in'■:parenthesis'; .' Thursday .£438: £424), Friday £221 ( £300), Saturday £424" (£398), : Sunday £142 (£254), Monday £617 (£612). . -'. _ ■ v '--' 'AN kOTBIi BURNED. >";:;.'•'. ..;:,. /PArTTATUA, .tins' dayv \ : ' The Hamuli Hotel -was destroyed by,; fire at '4 o'clock this morning. The only persons' sleeping on the premises were theiproprietor of hotel and-two employees (-Sir. and. Sirs. Brown), and _ay man named John Pryde,; The iMuranca-; is not ascertainable. The origin of the fire < is uhknownr 'The -license of -the hote^-J 1 expires at the end of June next. f : - EOTJN© DEAD- \>~ ■■'■"-""•'-•'J- -_ -■;: -• "-1-, ;.-- y-. ... ' "'"j'- . DUNLlN,''this day.-.- . A man named James Dawson was):; . j found dead in a staMe at Bervvick last night. ' ' .'-'-' '•; : -.- -. '"""'"" DECLINE.- ; y ,7 ~ ; ~..,, '~; -WELLINGTON, this-'-'dtiy. - N 1 The_.total/ quantity 'of hemp expbrted from 'New-Zealand for the year' ended 31st March'shows:-a decrease 0f'56,508 ;■'-». bales, or," roughly, of 11,300/ tons, iwhich:", at a ton-figures but at a-loss tct the .country of £226,000. The g.uahtity : . j graded for export for 1908 was' 132,535 ;. ; bales, and.for*. li/09.0n1y 76,037...'There';' was graded, for the-month, of. JMaichij 9,269 bales, and for the corresponding month r .of V l'9oß;.JJL,79l..bales;. :". good..fair _hemp,'.shovy;.' an increase".fo'rithe and,the: chielfibre. expert'; -reports that the quarrtity-was excellent, not : qne_ hale..of• fine -or;.-superior being rejected' or - condemned,.'' -',t.'..:.. %"..'I'.'TV^C: _~ -TOOUBLE ON 'THE ■'■'.' ~~~~ "TRAWIiERS. "'".".""" i..-. ' ".' . : ' •:'" \ ■'■':■■ NAPIER, this day. ' ■ " -Trouble, has in the - industty .pwing to the-men the trawlers'"- hotfying -their that they-desired to be paid - wages-inw-stead of working on- the share system."'. The ~ reVerit"~award : ~ of".^h'e."ArbifratibiiP Court adopted the 'wages system, but stated that 'the'meh.' may ' continue?. tou work- on. shares .if they_.desiredr : ""Ati ,af meeting of the;men,_it was decided hofci '; to continue''to work'on; shares,' and..-ast.; th&'o- , a!neDa:Qfcvtra;'Wlersv.cg it_im-' possible_in the.; presfeht -state of-the:-in-r dustry to-pay-wages;- seven,; of -the;-trawlers-are now -idle. - Three others worked on the wages system are : npir affected. " ;"- ' )■■"■ \ . v ■" -'

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 87, 13 April 1909

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