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[£eß PRESS ASSOCIATION.] A Victim of Superstitioil. Ohinemutu, To-day. A young Maori girl of 18, died here this week from inflammation of the lungs. She had been ailing for some time, and her friends believed she was bewitched, so they sent her outside the whare during the terrible storm of Monday night, in order to drive the taipo out of her. She died the following rdorrtirig'. Sack Home Again. Wellington, To-day. The Hinemoa arrived from Opunake this morning, with the Hon. Mr Rolleston, the Hon. Major Baillie; and Yolun teer F. Peters,' of the Carterton Ritieti, who injured his hip joint during some games in camp. A comrade accompanied the latter. Major Baillie was invalided by Dr Diver through suffering from a slight attack of bronchitis, and was ordered to return home. Peters was taken to the hospital here. An Eventful Day.

The whole of the writs were issued last night, and they are returnable by the 19th of December. Friday, the 9th December, is fixed for the general polling day. The Next Parliamentary Session. Supplement to Gazette notifies issue of writs, appoints polling places, and calls Parliament together for 22nd December. It is not, however, Called for dispatch of business. Sir Mddred and Somnns Seized for Debt .Dunedin, To-day. The Daily Titties' sporting Correspondent cables over that Sir Modred and Somnus have been seized for debt. A lawsuit is pending, and the affair is causing great excitement in Melbourne. Whitelaw’s Cottage Burnt Down. A four-roomed house in Castle street, occupied by Whitelaw, has been burnt down, loss, L2OO. The place was uninsured. A Damper on the Proceedings. The sports were greatly interfered with by the rain, which fell heavily in the afternoon. Gone to Wellington. Mr Oliver goes to Wellington to-day, and remains there till after the elections. Not Appreciated. The police have warned the licensed victuallers of Dunedin that they intend enforcing the provisions of the new Act, with respect to the front doors of hotels being kept locked on Sundays, and proceedings will be taken against those who do not comply with the Act, in order that the matter may be tested, as they consider the provision very arbitrary, troublesome, and useless.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 497, 10 November 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 497, 10 November 1881

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