(by telegraph.) (PER UNITED I'llES3 ASSOCIATION.) WELLINGTON. September 25. The Labor Department intends to bring a case to test the right of chemists who sell tea and tea tabloids to keep open on Wednesday afternoons. The boating season was opened this afternoon by the Governor, bub owing to a nasty chopping sea which prevailed the usual procession of boats had to bo curtailed, as the lighter class of craft could not be brought into requisition. September 27. Some long-range shooting took place on Saturday for the express purpose of further testing the Government ammunition. At 700 yards, out of 150 rounds, there were 96 misses and 29 outers ; at 600 yards, 57 misses and 42 outers. Colonel Pole Penton is engaged in preparing a scheme for the reorganisation of the volunteer force. In the meantime no new corps will be accepted. After a brief spell of fine weather hoavy rain set in again last night from the south. Since Thursday four inches of rain haß fallen. At Petone, six miles from Wellington, the fall registered five Inches. DUNEDIN. September 26. The funeral of the late li. S. Fish was very largely attended by representative citizens, members of local bodies, Masons, friendly societies, etc. The Rev. CurzonSiggers officiated. Among the wreaths sent jvas one by the Premier. The Clyde Dredging Company for the week obtained 270z , 3 gold. September 27. Mr John Liilie Gillies, Secretary to the Harbor Board, died this morning Ho had been Provincial Treasurer, and was also Speaker of the Provincial Council. CHRISTCHURCH. September 26. The Canterbury Crickec Association on Saturday decided to recommend the New Zealand Cricket Council to arrange the North and South Island match. At the Canterbury horse parade on Saturday 63 horses paraded. There was a good show of colonial draughts. Roadsters and carriage horses were very mixed. Only two horses wero sold —Young Champion, a draught, at 200gs, to Mr Gv H. Holmes, Stanmore ; and a trotting stallion at 15gs to Mr A. Bailey. AUCKLAND. September 2b. The Waihi yield is the largest return for any four weeks' period this year—viz.. L 12,670 worth of bullion from 3300 tons. At a salvage sale of goois injured at Tonson, Garlick and Co.'s fire a woman had her pocket picked of Ll4 while in the crowd. The dispute at Kuripaka Colliery between the miners and the Ngungauru Coal Company is stated to be sotfcled. William Levitt, for selling wine without) a license at Wellsford, was fined LlO and costs L 4 5?, on two charges. The case against Mrs Annie Woodcock was dismissed. The defence was that the wine was given in with the luncheon. Willmott and Fraser have been committed for trial on a charge of attempting to break into Schischka's store, Takapau. BLENHEIM. September 25. Mr F. N. Robinson, manager of the local branch of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Company, died somewhab unexpectedly early this morning.
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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Oamaru Mail, Volume XXII, Issue 7001, 27 September 1897
INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Oamaru Mail, Volume XXII, Issue 7001, 27 September 1897
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