[per press association.] Smothered. Hawera, To-day. A young man named John Ferry, brother of the landlord of the Occidental Hotel, Wanganui, got smothered last night. He camped near an embankment, portion of which fell and smothered deceased, who was lying in a tent at the time. An inquest will be held. Deceased was greatly respected, and sorrow is expressed throughout the district. The San Francisco Mail. Auckland, To-day. The Zealandia, with the inward San Francisco mail, left on Sunday, one day behind time. Intense Anxiety. A good deal of speculation exists among the lawyers re the appointment of a successor to Mr Brookfield, as Crown Prosecutor. No appointment has yet been made.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 341, 11 May 1881
NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 341, 11 May 1881
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