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(Per Press Association.) Accident. Auckland, To-day. A painful accident occurred at Totahtoha, Northern Wairoa. A number of telegraph poles were stacked on the top of an embankment, parallel with a public road. Five children were playing round the poles, two being seated under the bank and the other three running round, when one of them stumbled against the poles. The outside pole turned over, dropped down the bank, striking one of the children, hurting her back, and instantly killing a fine little girl, three years old, the daughter of a settler named Saunders. At the inquest the jury expressed their opinion that the Government were to blame for the careless manner in which the telegraph poles were stacked. Fever. There are twelve cases of typhoid fever and one of scarlet fever in the Auckland Hospital. A Child Drowned. Wellington, To-day. A son of Mr. Jacob Lichtscheindl, proprietor of the Empire Hotel, aged 4 years, was found drowned this morning in the water at the rear of the hotel. It is not known how he came in the water, but it is supposed he accidentally fell off a wharf situated behind the hotel.

Otago’s Team. Dunedin, To-day. Paramor, Collison, Harris, O. Haskell, W. Crawshaw, W. Parker, G. Millington, J. Hume, Spring, H. B. Morrison, and W. Morrison, with John Leath as emergency man, constitute the Otago Interprovincial team. Filed. Thirteen declarations of insolvency were filed this week. Auckland’s Extravagance. Several members of the Education Board yesterday appeared to be greatly astonished at the statistics furnished by Mr. Fulton, M.H.R, showing the extravagant expenditure on school buildings, etc., in the Auckland district at the expense of Otago. The statement of the hon. gentleman was endorsed by Mr. Fergus, one of the members of the Board, who had recently made a tour through the colony. It was stated that, in Auckland, education cost for management in 1879, ss. 6|d. per scholar, against 8 jd. in|Otago. Forbury Park. The Forbury Park Company have agreed to sell their rights to a new Company, with a capital of LIO,OOO. It is intended to lay out the grounds for cricket and athletics, and to offer them to suburban municipalities as recreation grounds, and also to improve the rest of the Park.

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 272, 18 February 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 272, 18 February 1881