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Auckland, May 12. Robert Little, described as a bootmaker, Queen street, has been charged with concealing a number of pictures, with intent to defraud his creditors in bankruptcy. The case was adjourned until Monday. Defendant was admitted to bail in LIOO and two sureties in LSO each. Mr. Burns, M.H.R., leaves for the Thames on the Colonial Industries Commission. Mr. Arthur Sketchley and Professor Proctor were passengers for Sydney by the Rotomahana. Napier, May 12. _ The Governor returned to Napier this afternoon, expecting to find the Hinemoa ready to convey him to Wellington. On his arrival, he learned that the steamer would not be here till Friday. His Excellency has gone back to the country for another day’s shooting. W. H. Shaw, who was arrested in connection with the recent fire at the Corporation offices has been committed for trial on both charges of arson and embezzlement. Carterton, May 12. Dr. Campbell left Carterton for Wellington last Friday, intending to ride over the Rimutaka, but he has not been heard of since. A search party has just left to look for him. Timahu, May 11. At the District Court to-day two absent jurymen were fined 40s. each. An action has been brought by Mr. McLeish, stock-dealer, against Messrs. J. and T. Meek, millers, of Oamaru, to recover L2OO damages for alleged loss in consequence of seizure and removal of sheep bought by Mr. McLeish from J. Scott, formerly partner with the Meeks. The Timaru Building Society is reported to have floated five thousand pounds’ worth of debentures in London. Dunedin, May 11. At the inquest on the body of Burton, the chemist, a verdict was returned that the deceased committed suicide, while in a state of temporary insanity. J. S. Webb, Secretary of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, and General Manager of the Permanent Building Society, has departed from Dunedin in consequence of financial difficulties, and apparently has no intention of returning. He left Dunedin some days ago, on “ urgent business,” but has not been heard of since the San Francisco mail steamer left Auckland. This unlookedfor exit has caused no little surprise and discussion in commercial circles. Many rumors are afloat, but it is understood that Webb’s difficulties had their origin in speculation. A careful audit is now being made of the books of the Building Society, of which he was manager. Dunedin; May 12. At Drybread, on Saturday, a miner named Smith, and another, while working in a claim, were smothered by a fall of earth. Smith immediately expired after being extricated, his neck having been broken. The other man had his leg broken. 1

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880