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The ordinary meeting held to-day was attended by Messrs Maitland (Chief Commissioner), Duncan, Dallas, Clark, and Thomson.

It was decided that Bun 493, Cleddon River, should be offered for pastoral lease for a term of ten years at an upset annual rental of L 5.

A resolution was passed declaring that Peter King should be called on to show cause why his perpetual lease of sections 85 and 91, block 8, Glenomaru, should not be forfeited for non-compliance with the residence conditions of his lease.

The Receiver of Land Revenue notified that J. C. Arbucklc had paid up the interest due by P. M'lnerney on section 17, block 9, Tuapeka West, and suggested that the minute forfeiting the license be rescinded. —Rescinded accordingly. The Board approved of the plan of a road on which the Knapdale Road Board proposed spending certain moneys, the road being botween sections 1 and 29, block 3, Otama district.

John A. M'Pherson asked upon what terms he might erect a fence or lease the Bmall quarry reserve adjoining his property in block 2, Maerewhenua.—Referred to County Council to say whether there is any objection to a license issuing for pastoral purposes. The following applications were granted: For rural land for cash—William Murcott, section 12, block 13, Moeraki; William Sheath, section I, block 12, Rankleburn. For village settlement land for cash—John M'Rae, section 20, block, 2, Maerewhenua. For rural land on perpetual lease: R. S. M'Kenzie, section 11, block 3, Moeraki. For village settlement land on perpetual lease: John Harris section 12, Bridget Harris section 13, and William Quin section 16, block 4, Glenkenich ; Annie M'Pherson section 21, and John A, M'Pherson section 22, block 2, Maerewhenua. For prospecting licenses outside mining districts: Charles W. Reid, Albert J. Garland, and John F. Reid, Eakanui Beach; E. T. Rhodes, James B. Reid, and John Borton, Moeraki Beach—in each case two miles.

Mr W. L. Simpson forwarded a letter, on behalf of lessdb of small grazing run 244e, applying for what redress the Board could give him against the indiscriminate taking up all over his run of residence areas by the holders of miners' rights.—The letter was received, and the Chief Commissioner suggested that Mr Simpson should make representations to the Government in the event of any considerable area being taken up. Mr R. B. Martin, on behalf of D. Beattie, applied to have section 30, block 1, Glenkenich, offered for sale. Ranger Hughan suggested that the area should be offered at an upset price of 40s per acre.—Referred to Warden to report. A license was granted to C. G. Nash over fourteen acres of bush land, for firewood purposes, on the Beaumont River, Run 170b, the price to be 10s per acre._ . R. Weir, deferred-payment licensee r»f section 39, block 10, Glenkenich, having paid up arrears of interest, the Board rescinded the resolution forfeiting the license.

Mr W. D. Smith, on behalf of the perpetual lessee of section 2, block 10, Kurow, asked leave to occupy and graze stock on portion of mining reserve opposite his section.—Referred to Chief Commissioner to carry out. Mr W. D. Smith, on behalf of Alexander

Kinney, asked that when Taieri Lake Station is cut up for settlement instructions may be issued to the surveyor to lay off an area adjoining section 12, blook 3, Rock and Pillar, such as will enable him to increase his holding to 640 acres.—Referred to Chief Surv«yor. The Receiver of Land Revenue forwarded a statement as to rents due by deferredpayment holders:—John Donoghue, section 22, blook 10, Waitahuna West; John Robertson, section 9, block 9, Waitahuna West; Duncan Robertson, section 23, block 10, Waitahuna West; W. Clouston, section 74, block 11, Glenkenich; Thomas Thorneon, section 15, blook 4, Mount Hyde ; John L. Shaw, section 16, block 4, Mount Hyde; Hugh Cameron, section 1, block 3, Catlins ; Jacob Lary, section 6, block 11, Nasoby; Henry Clark, section 4, block 1, Budle; Adam Sutherland, section 3, block 5; Dunback ; Mary Bailey, seotion 10, block 8, Waihemo; John Coyle, section 4, block 4, Swinburn ; \V. Dodd, section 12, block 2, Budle; Samuel Law, section 21, block 4, Gimmerburn.—Those who have not capitalised to be informed that they must cither pay up arrears or apply for capitalisation within one mouth from date. Those in arrear in instalments required to pay up within one month from date.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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