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The weekly meeting of the above, held yesterday, wasattendedby Messrs J« P. Maitland (Chief Commissioner), J. Duncan, W. Dallas, J. Clark, and J. W. Thomson. Mr G. Hunt renewed his application to purchase fifty acres of the bush reserve, section 48. block 4, Gatlins, behind section 7, recently purchased by him. Ranger Hughan, in reporting upen the application, stated that as there was a large area of land being surveyed in Gatlins district, it would be umlesiiable at present to interfere with the reserve as applied for. —Application declined. Ranger Hughan reported on an application made by J. C. Arbuckle, on behalf of 0. Auld, to reduce the upset prices of sections 27, 28,29, and 30, block 6, Havelock, from L3O per acre It was decided that the Hoard had no power to reduce the price of the sections. Mr Alexander Orr asked to be exempted from residence on his small grazing run H3c.T, sections 3 and 4, block 8, and section 1, block 9, Kuriwao, as he resides on his freehold within a distance of three miles of the run.—Residence on run accordingly dispensed with. In a memo, addressed to the Board, Ringer Hughan recommended that_ deferred - payment license No. 5,083. section 39, block 4, Catlins, and held by Peter Campbell, be declared forfeited for non-residenoa on the land. —The Board forfeited the license for noncompliance with conditions as to residence; land to be reoffered. In reporting upon an application made by Messrs Hogsoa and Bambery to have certain sections in block 13, Moeraki, dealt with under the Amendment Act, 1887, Ranger Hughan suggested that section 15 be maintained as a bush reserve, as it contains the beat timber, but that sections 11,12, and 13, which are very stony and covered with scrub, be grouped and offered as a small grazing run at fid per acre. He also stated that sections 7, 8, 18, and 22 were also very rough and of no public use, and recommended that they be notified at the reduced price of 10s per acre.—Government recommended to revoke the notification of sections 11 and 13, block 13, Moeraki, to bo opened os a small grazing run, together with section 12, the Board being of opinion that the land would not be taken up under any other system; and that sections 7, 8, and 18 be accordingly notified as stated. Warder Kuvell, in reporting upon R. M’Binn’s application for sections 49 and 51, block 1, Crookston, stated that he was not aware of there being any objection to the sections being notified open for selection.—Recommended for notification accordingly. The Board fixed the rental to be charged for pastoral run, sections 9 and 10, block C, Waikouaiti, at 6d per acre; land to be offered as pastoral license for ten years.

An application by J. E. Kennedy, to purchase ten acres of land on Run 201 a, Sowburn, was declined, as the land must be advertised in terras of Land Act before the Board could deal with same. The Engineer of the Taieri Council forwarded a list showing the roads upon which deferredpayment and pastoral license money is to be expended.—Road lines approved. The Board rescinded a resolution pasted last week declaring Thomas Pugh’s licenses for perpetual leases forfeited for alleged non-payment of arrears.—Resolution rescinded accordingly. Ranger Hughan having revised the by-laws suggested by the Ranger of the Moeraki Hundred recommended that they be approved. —Regulations and by-laws approved. The Receiver of Crown Revenue intimated that the following deferred-payment licensees had paid up interest due to June 30 last :—P. Keenan, section 9, block II; P. Downey, section 10, block 1> ; B. Downey, section 13, block 11, Waitihuna district. He suggested that the forfeitures previously declared be therefore rescinded.—Approved. An application by F. G. Dalgety for rural land for cash for approval—namely, sections 53 to 57, block 1, Black-stone—was approved, Similar applications by W. M'Coy Millar (section 14, block 2, Upper Taieri) and R D. Hammond (section 33, blo'k 9, Glenomaru) we:e also approved ; licenses to i sue. S. M’Richol Barr’s application for suburban land on deferred payment for approval over section 3, Waikoikoi township, was granted; license also to issue.

An application for transfer of deferred-pay-ment licenses from Grace Hodgson tj Willijm Dcnniston (section 60, block 1, Olcpopo) was approved. A similar application by Charles Grant to transfer license over section 16, block 3, Mount Ejde, to Thomas Ewart, was approved. W. H. Yalpy applied for a transfer of perpetual lease over sections 35 and 36, block 1, Upper Wakatipu, to Penelope Valpy.—Application to transfer granted.

Messrs Cumine Bros, applied for the grazing light over sections 1 and 4, block 10, and quarry reserve, block 9, containing f rty-fivc acres; also quarry reserve in b’oek 11, Yarepa, containing fourteen acres, on condition that they keep the same clear of rabbits.—Referred to Chief Commissioner to arrange. In a telegram to the Board, Ranger Hughan suggested that the Wharekuri coal lea-e should be advertised at a rental of LlO. There was also an application received from D. Cairns for a temporary license of the mine.—Consideration was deferred pending receipt of report from Ranger Hughan. A temporary license was, however, granted to Cairns in the meantime.

John Sutherland wrote regarding hia obtaining valuation for improvements effected by him on Run 437, Dunbaok, lately held by him, but now advertised for sale. —The Board decided to inform Sutherland that no valuation could be given for improvements on surrendered runs. He would therefore have to protect himself. John Davies applied to secure village settlement land on section 6a. block S, Dunedin and East Taieri, on deferred payment,—Approved ; license to issue. A memo, was received from the Chief Surveyor with reference to lands for settlement in the Rankleburn and Tuapeka West districts. He stated that from 3,000 to 4 000 acres in blocks 5, 6, 7. and 8, Rankleburn. and the bush reserves in blocks 8 and 13, Tuapeka West, should be subdivided and opened for sale, he also intimated that he had applied for L4OO for Rankleburn and LGOO for Tuapeka West, for the purposes of making roads and opening up the land.—The Board approved of the blocks mmtioned by the Chief Sui veyor being opened for settlement as suggested. As all the sections in block 0, Rankleburn, have been taken up, the Board was of opinion that the sums mentioned are necessary to bo expended in opening up the roads to give access to the land, because without such the land could not be occupied. Mr W. Smith, on behalf of David and Robert Cairns, applied for a lease under the Coal Mines Act over ton acres sitcate on a small grazing run, 5 of 23, Kurow,—Consideration deferred for a week.

They care very little for the feelings of women in Scotland. Lately Bailie Mitchell, in the Glasgow Police Court, had before him a “respectably dressed ” man charged with annoying respectable females in the street by seizing hold of them and assaulting them. The fellow was fined a guinea. On the same day, at the Guildhall Police Court, a drysalter of Islington pleaded guilty to an exactly similar charge, and was sent to hard labor for three weeks, without the option of 0 fine. But Islington is in England,

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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