(Per Press Association.) Killed by a Falling Tree. Auckland, To-day. A gum digger named Tom Soughey was killed at the Great Barrier by an old burnt kauri tree falling across the tent. His mate, lying behind him, narrowly escaped. The Stage. Mr R. J. De Lias has engaged for New Zealand James Garden, an English actor of repute, and two ladies, who accompany him, in the steamer Norfolk. An Old Story. Timaru, To-day. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning George, Robson, a butcher’s assistant, was charged with robbing a laborer named Miller of a watch and chain while he was asleep in an hotel bar. The accused denied the theft, and said the prosecutor was drunk, and that he took the watch away and pawned it merely for safe keeping. The accused was committed for trial. Embezzlement. Palmerston, To-day. William Everest, the Borough Clerk at Palmerston, was committed for trial to-day for embezzlement.
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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 296, 18 March 1881
NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 296, 18 March 1881
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