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(Per Press Association.) The Albion Collision Inquiry. At the Albion inquiry, the captain and mate of the Isabella Pratt, both swore that the lights on the schooner were burning up to the time of 1 the collision. The mate said he examined them after the steamer came in sight. What His Better-Half thinks of Him. Auckland, To-day. Garrard, the unemployed agitator, charged bis wife at the Police Court today with ill-using him, and threatening to poison him. Mrs Garrard said her husband was a loafer. He would talk, but he would not work. The Magistrate dismissed the case, ad rising them to settle their domestic differences amicably. A Legal Opinion. Mr Singleton Rochfort, a barrister, has advised Taiaroa that ho is still a member of the Legislative Council, and therefore ineligible to hold a seat, if elected, for the Maori electoral district in the House of Representatives. The Late Cab Accident. Dunedin, To-day. Mr. Mayo died this morning and Mr. Lloyd is still in a dangerous condition. Coursing Matters. A meeting of coursing delegates agreed to the following fixtures : —May 5, June 1, and July 6, Oamaru; May 11, June 8, and July 13, Christchurch ; May 18, June 15, and July 20, South Canterbury ; May 25, June 21, and July 27, Invercargill. The Waterloo Cup will be run at Invercargill on June 21. Mr Wise was appointed judge at the previous salary, each club contributing L6O. Pire. A fire last night destroyed two shops in the North-east Valley occupied by Heniy Miller, chemist, and Henry Bloxham, painter. There was a great scarcity of water, and considerable difficulty was experienced in preventing the flames spreading to the Cattle Market and hotel. Bloxham’s stock was insured in the Transatlantic Office for L 125, and his furniture for L 125 in the North British, but he estimates his loss at LIOO above that. Miller was uninsured, but saved all his stock and effect s.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 279, 26 February 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 279, 26 February 1881