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(Per Press Association.) A Swell Thief. Auckland, To-d y. Francis Shepherd, a young swell was convicted at the Police Court of sf ding various articles of personal property rom the pockets of various members 1 the Auckland Rowing Clubs, and other associates, and was committed for t rial on the most serious offence, and sentenced to eighteen weeks’ imprisonment for various minor offences. Not Much Hurt. A cart, loaded with a ton of firewood, passed over the stomach of a little h >y six years old, in Parnell, without hre -king his ribs or injury to his spine. It n believed the boy will recover. The medical man considers the case a most remarkable one. The Cricketers. The Australian Cricketers commence play to-morrow. A Respectable Young Man. Wellington, To-day. William L. Donald, a respectable young man pleaded guilty to the embezzlement of monies belonging to his employers, Messrs. Bannatyne and Co., and was sentenced to twelve months’ hard labor. More Taxation. The Finance Committee of the City Council recommend an increase in the rates to Bd. Mata. Mr. H. Prince has received a cablegram, stating that Mr. Haines has sold Mata for India, for 500 guineas. The Standard Insurance Company. Although the balance sheet of the Standard Insurance Company presents some unfavorable features, the loss being very considerable, this partly arises from the directors having determined to wipe off every possible loss at once, and start afresh under the new management. The loss by defalcations amounts to L 469 19s. 4d.; unpaid losses, L 7,500 ; bad debts, L 196 19s. lOd.; while the premiums received during the half-year only exceeded by L 1,600 the amount of the paid losses.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 274, 21 February 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 274, 21 February 1881