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[Pkb United Press Association.l WELLINGTON, November 2. The Government Auditor has objected to pass the amount voted by the City Council as a contribution to the cost of the post office clock on the ground that there is nothing ip the Act enabling them to do so. It was pointed out that the Council had just as much right to devote money to the purpose as the Harbor Board, whose action had not been questioned, and it was decided to let the auditor take legal action, if he chose.

The Agent-General has forwarded a letter and specimen of a new species of sisal, which is especially grown in the sterile soil of the Bahamas, where the Governor of the colony is doing all he can to foster its cultivation. Sir 11. D. Bell fears it will develop into a formidable enemy of New Zealand flax, as the cost of the dressed fibre hardly amounts to LlO per ton, but the specimen forwarded, which will be sent to Dunedin, is very rough indeed, and fit apparently for coarse matting and oordage only.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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