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(Per Press Association.) The Female Evangelist. Grahamstown, To-day. Mrs Hampton, the evangelist, returned last night. A great concourse of people met the steamer and accompanied the latjy to the residence of her friends, singing hymns through the streets. ' The Defaulting RM. Clerk. Hawera, To-day. Williamson has been committed for trial at the Supre.iie Court. Bail was allowed in two sureties of L4OO each. The Bench remarked that the bail would have to be substantial. There is none forthcoming as yet. A Fire. Patea, To-day. A few minutes before 12 o’clock last night, a fire broke out at Skelly and Co. ’s, drapers. The cause is believed to be the explosion of a kerosene lamp in a bedroom. The shop was a large one-storey building, and contained a considerable stock of drapery. The flames spread so rapidly that in less than an hour the house was destroyed, and everything excepting the books, which were saved with great difficulty. The stock was insured for LSOO, being under the actual value. The building was, luckily, isolated, otherwise'the loss of property would have been serious.

N A Skeleton. \v Wellington, To-day. The skeleton of an infant was found last night concealed under a bush in the Botanical Gardens. The skull had the appearance of having been smashed in, which is thought to have been the cause of death. The detectives have the case in hand. Wellington College. At a meeting of College governors today, it was decided to advertise for applications for the head mastership. • Parliamentary Mr Angus loriherly master of the High School, •Invercargill, hasbeen appointed by tberHon. theJilpoiwrorto the position of th£ late Mr MfcColl. ...

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881