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- [pub PRESS ASSOCIATION.] A Sailor’s Fate. New Plymouth, To-day. As the steamer Hauraki, from Kaipara to Waitara, was nearing the latter place, a seaman named Michael Walsh was knocked overbbard'hy a sail about-two o’clock this morning. A boat was lowered but got swamped, life buoys were then thrown overboard to the drowning man but without avail, and ho soon sank. An Oid Digger Drowned. Nelson, To day. News has been received here that Richard Shields, one of the oldest diggers on the West Coast, and the first discoverer of gold there, has been drowned while crossing Matokitikiti, at Hampden. He was crossing with James Clinton, a settler, both being on one horse, when the animal bucked in mid-stream, and both men were thrown. Clinton managed to get ashore, but Shields was carried down in the Bui- , ler river and was drowned. His body ] was recovered on Saturday night, a few i hours after the accident. j Alleged Embezzlement by a Railway i Clerk. i Chhistohurch, To-day. 1 Frank H. Williams, formerly clerk in ( the Christchurch Railway Department, < was brought up at the Magistrate’s Court this morning, charged with having om- » bezzeled L 229, the property of the New * Zealand Government, and was remanded 8 till May 26th. 1 The Dunedin Benevolent Institution. * Dunedin, Td-dky. |i The Government have decided, to ap- t point a Commission to enquire iato the management of the Dunedin Benevolent j Institution. The Commission will not consist of more than two members, and probably only one. Mr Whitafoord, R. M. at Kaiapoi, is one of the Commissioners, and it is expected Dr Gillies, 11. M. at Hokitika, will be asked to act 8 with him if necessary. The commission a will be issued forthwith. •.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 640, 19 May 1882

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 640, 19 May 1882

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