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WELLINGTON, June 15. Mr A. P. Burnes, of the Wellington office, has been transferred to Dunedin as chief clerk in the Government Insurance, vice Mr R. C. Niven, who comes here. CHRIBTCHURCH, JtNE 15. The sharpest frost that has been experienced for years was felt last night. Outside a thermometer registered twelve degrees below freezing point. The charge against Mr Searlett (brewer) for hindering and assaulting the beer duty collector in the execution of his duty was dismissed by Mr Beetham, R.M., on the technical ground that the collector and not his delegate was the person authorised to do the work. Leave to appeal was granted. To-day four publicans were fined 40s each for not cancelling beer stamps. NAPIER, June 15. In the case of the Property Tax Commissioner v. C. J. Nairn, defendant was convicted of making false returns, and fined L 5. The Resident Magistrate said that under the circumstances of the case he would communicate with the Government, and recommend them (under clause 119 of the Act) to reduce the penalty. ASHBURTON, June 15.
Somerset Lodge of Masons has unanimously resolved against joining the movement to form a grand lodge.
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INTERPROVINCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7934, 15 June 1889
INTERPROVINCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7934, 15 June 1889
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