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The Evening Star TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1889.

Considerable comment has been made in business circles at the omission

Why of the Government, when reOrerlooked? vising the Customs Estimates for the current year, to consider the claims of the Collector at Dunedin. It appears from the Estimates that the Collectors at Auckland, Nelson, and Hokitika have had their salaries increased by £25. The subjoined table speaks for itself ; and we would meroly express the hope that the City members may be able to see their way to represent to the Premier that bo deserving an officer as Mr Chambkrlaim may be placed on a footing commensurate with his lengthened services and responsibilities :

The plant of the Tauranga 'Evening Star' has been seized by the police on the ground that the paper is not registered. The Auckland City Council received about L 3.000 yesterday as fees for tho renewal of licenses for the sale of spirituous liquois. At the Wellington criminal sessions to-day Robert Taylor was sentenced to eighteen months' hard labor for stealing money from the dwelling of a man who had befriended him.

The members of the University Council met this afternoon. Owing to pressure on our space we are obliged to hold over the report, and also the report of the meeting of the Board of Governors.

Freeman alias Fraser, an absconder from the Caversham Industrial School, was arrestod near Timaru yesterday, and remanded to Waimate, on a charge of larceny of an outfit from a ploughman's camp on the banks of the Waitaki.

Mark Cane, engaged in bush felling in the Wellington district, was accidentally killed by a tree falling on him. He was about fifty-five years of age, a native of Ireland, and is believed to have a wife and family residing in Otago. 'Neck for Neck' was repeated at the Princess's last night to a fairly good house, and received with many signs of approval by the audience. It will be repeated for a few nights, and the management have arranged with the Railway Department for the despatch of late trains on Wednesday and Thursday evenings as far as Mosgiel. The first annual meeting of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Association was held at Wellington yesterday. The Governor was elected president. Mr Treenoar suggested that in order to prevent jealousy or discontent all embracing the nature and name of kindred societies elsewhere should be represented on the Council; but Mr Barraud (chairman) said they were not in a position to elect them as members of the Council, though they could be placed on the lion, members' list.

The inquest on Turanga Karauria, shot at Omahu on June 14, is still proceeding. The only additional facts which have come to light tend to show that the affair was premeditated, and that a number of other Natives knew of it. Shortly before the shooting Waatura was on foot among a number of Broughton's Natives in a stockyard at the opposite end of the paddock. Another Native galloped up on a horse belonging to Broughton and gave it to Waatura, who mounted it, rode to Karauria and shot him. The other Natives meantime dispersed, except four men carrying guns, who advanced to the fence of the paddock where the first shot was fired. The Council of the Protection League met last night; present—Messrs W. Hutchison (president). W. Dickson (secretary), Selby, Schlaadt, J. Gore, Kemnitz, Lethaby, Henderson, Hunter, Mantz, Swan, and Woollett. The principal business was receiving a report by Messrs Swan and Mantz of the proceedings of the Conference at Christchurch, at which they represented the Otago League. These proceedings occupied several days, and led to much interesting discussion —all the more that a contested Parliamentary election was being carried on in Christchurch at the time, with a repetition of the mistake of putting up two candidates on their policy against one opposed to it, with the result in this case, as in previous cases, of giving a victory to the Freetrader. The objects of the League, as definitely formulated at the Conference, are :—" A general policy for the colony based on the principles of Protection. The development of New Zealand industries, and their protection from the unfair competition of the foreigner. Theimpositionof restrictions upon foreign immigration, so that our own labor market may not be flooded with the surplus population of Europe. To assume a firm attitude at Parliamentary and muni ci pal elections to secure the return of candidates pledged to support the principles of the League." The conduct of the delegates was approved of, and a hearty vote of thanks tendered to Messrs Swan and Mantz for their services. In accordance with the rules of the League, which require each branch to elect two members to represent it at meetings ot the General Executive, Mr Swan moved that Messrs Pavitt and Nott be elected by the Dunedin branch as its representatives, which was unanimously agreed to. After the passing of some accounts the meeting, at which a large amount of spirited discussion had been conducted in an excellent spirit, was brought to a close.

Revenue Collector's Servioe. collected. snlary. Yn. moi Dunedln .. £370,178 £476 25 1 Auckland .. .. 310.817 676 34 8 Christohnrch .. 266,925 660 30 9 Wellington .. 252,678 560 27 7 Nelson 56,171 426 25 2 Napier 47.867 466 79 9 Inveroarglll 83,968 465 23 5 Timaru 15,844 420 85 0

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The Evening Star TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1889., Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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