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The Dock Trust's meeting this afternoon was attended by Messrs Allen (chairman), J. B. Thomson, Gourley, and Dr Drysdale. Leave of absence was granted to Mr J, M'Kenzie during the session of Parliament. Mr Pi-atts requested to be informed whether the Trust would lease a portion of its endowment at Boiler Point, and on what terms.—Referred to the chairman and secretary *vith power to act. Accounts amounting to L 174 18s 10d were passed for payment, The Chairman asked whether it was the intention of the Trust to apply for space at the Exhibition to exhibit the heavy forgings made at the workshops.— Mr Thomson was of opinion that the Trust as a body should not the forthcoming Exhibition. Any work done iu the shops was by private persona, who paid for the privilege, and it would be incorrect if the Trust Bent up specimens of work. Again, he doubted if they had the power to expend their funds in any such purpose. —Mr Goukley proposed—"That the chairman and secretary make inquiries as to what powers the Trust possess in the matter."— Carried,

A committee was formed with instructions to report at next meeting ns to the cost of paints for sailing ships' bottoms, with a view of inducing sailing vessels visiting the port to dock here.

Women have got Go per cent, of the 320,000 divorces granted in the United States in the past twenty years, the chief complaint being desertion.

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DOCK TRUST., Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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DOCK TRUST. Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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