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AUCKLAND, June 1?. The Permanent Co-operative Building and Investment Society have declared a dividend of 5 per cent. In the action Hugh Shortland. solicitor, vJohn L. Kelly, for alleged libel in the " Observer," the defendant was committed for trial, bail being allowed defendant in £50 and two sureties in J825 each. In Rae v Greenway, a claim for .2448, money lent and jewellery sold, three-fourths of the jury gave a verdict for ,£248. Some astounding revelations were made during the trial. The judge summed up against the plaintiff. The case Gpldwater v Greenway, claim w£663, was settled out of Court, the plaintiff accepting actual cash advances, J8450, including costs. The schooner Clansman, from Raratonga, reports all quiet in the Hervey group. At a special meeting of the City Council to consider the Auckland Electric Lighting Bill, the following resolution was carried:—" That the Council refuses its consent to the Bill, because, amongst other objections, the Bill vests the central undertaking in an outside Board, in the appointment of which the Council has no voice, and that the Mayor be instructed to take such steps as he may deem necessary to oppose the passing of the BilL" Mr William McCullogh has received a telegram from the Te Aroha electors, asking him to contest the electorate. WELLINGTON, June 17. A woman named Fanny Boscoe was today sentenced to three months, on a charge of stealing a bottle of arsenic, with which it was stated she intended to destroy herself. A man named Ross has been arrested at Eketahuna on a charge of obtaining 40 head of cattle from a settler at Rangitikei by false pretences.
A conference of New Zealand licensed victuallers will be opened here on Monday to discuss matters connected with the trade.
All the labor delegates have arrived, and the Conference begins at 9.30 to-morrow. In the Divorce Court, a decree nisi was granted in Loftman v Loftman, a husband's petition on the grounds of the wife's adultery. DUNEDIN, June 17. MrD. Pinkerton, M.H.R., has been reelected President of the Tailoreasea' Union. Mr B. C. Haggitt, Crown Solicitor, gave it as his opinion to the Land Board that they had no power to hold an enquiry in the terms of the Act, into the case of a pastoral deferred payment licensee suspected of dummyism, whose license was granted in 1880 and exchanged for a email grazing run in 1888, which lease was subsequently transferred by the Board from the lessee to a purchaser. Mr Haggitt said it would be useless to prosecute the original licensee under Section 29 for having made false declaration, but a prosecution for misdemeanor might be made under the J. P. Act. The Hospital Trueteee to-day, after a lengthy discussion, appointed the Chairman, Mr P. Miller, and Dr. Batchelor delegates to proceed to Wellington and explain the position and views of the Trustees in regard to the new Hospital to the Govern* ment.
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NEW ZEALAND., Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7893, 18 June 1891
NEW ZEALAND. Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7893, 18 June 1891
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