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[Per United Press Association.]


The use of matai timber instead of kauri on the railway wharf has proved a failure, and the engineer reports that matai will not stand the wharf works. The solicitors of Auckland have memorialised the Government against the sale of land for rates. They assert that sufficient search is not made at the Deeds Office as to who is the owner of the land. They ask that a month elapse between the issue of the summons and the hearing, and a search in the Deeds Office be made by the local body, and notice he sent to the owners. HAWERA, May 15.

For some time past an Arbitration Court has been sitting here to settle the terms under which there should be granted new leases under the West Coast Settlement Reserves Act to tenants who hold leases confirmed by the Governor, as the recommendation of the West Coast Commission. The Natives have generally objected to the renewal of the leases by the Public Trustee, and have declined to accept service of the notices or in any way to recognise the proceedings, At a sitting of tho Court to-day the solicitor for the Natives announced their determination to apply to the Supreme Court for a mandamus to compel the Public Trustee to suspend all further action pending a reconsideration of the whole matter by Parliament.


A patent has been granted for Cobb and Co.’s palace cars, The application had been before the Patent Officer for months, and postponed waiting the result of the recent trial.


James Steele, tho well-known livery stablekeeper, was picked up dead in his stable yard early this morning. He was subject to apoplectic fits, and had evidently died while in one.

TAPANUI, May 15. There was a very heavy snowstorm here to-day.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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