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[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.]. Pushing a Man off a Train Auckland, To-day. In tho case against Thomson, a Maori, for pushing Rogers from a railway carriage when coming from the, Pakakura > races, evidence showed that. Rodgers, when pushed, fell over the shoulders of a man sitting on-'tho edge of the carriage platform, thus falling clear of tho track, otherwise he would doubtless have been killed. Prisoner, who protested no intention of pushing the man over, was fined five pounds, or one month’s imprisonment. Lost in the Bush. jXail? Napier, To-day. Andrew Jensen, travelling to Palmerston North on April 25, lost himselfin tlje,. bush, and was attacked by wild cattle, and took refuge in a tree. A fog came on, and at night he completely lost himself. He supported himself on berries and roots, and turned up at Masterton on Tuesday, being directed to the township by hearing cocks crowing. He weighed 12st when he lost himsef, and was reduced to 7st. He was taken on to ■■ Woodviile, where he is being taken every care of. Political. Wellington, To-day. Writs for the Grey Yalley and Nelson City elections have been raised. The . former is made returnable for the 22nd Juno, and the latter for tho 15th June. Our Naval Defenders. At a meeting of the Naval Brigade i* was resolved almost unanimously to form all the naval brigades in New Zealand into one (body. Captain Johnston was instructed to consult with the captains of cipher brigades with a view to giving effect to the resolution. . Justly Remitted. ’ The Government have remitted the ■fine imposed on, Mr Knigge, proprietor of the Psovincial Hotel, who was recently convicted for' supplying liquor on a Sunday invalid lady. Quack versus Fever. ' . . Blenheim, To-day. . It is stated' that A man named David Lee, vi ho died at Havelock on the 10th inst., was stabbed two month’s previously witji a.file in the region of the heart by a woman named Rankin, with whom he cohabited. He was attended for this stab by a Havelock quack, and , a day or two before his death he was seen by Df Cummock. It is supposed that the latter gentleman knew nothing of thp stab, and when Lee died he gave a certificate to the effect ’ that death resulted from typhoid fever. The. police heard nothing of the case until five days ago, but have since presecuted enpuiries, with the result that Lee’s body will be exhumed and a post, moriam examination made. Inspected Goodsaft has gone to Havelock' to superintend the arrangements for the inquest, and to conduct, the case for ,the police. ? Three Ruffians- . Dunedin, To-day. At Naseby, Robert Gollans and Abraham Dilworth, both young men, were brought, ppl at .the. Police Court on a chatgO of bommitting rape oil two wothen of bad character. One of the women, is about CO years of age. Another., young man was charged with aiding and abetting. The three prisoners were remanded till Friday. Population. •> -. The , population of the Borough of Naseby. is 560 and that of the County of Manitoto, 2,464

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881