[per press association.] Profitable Leather-Kicking. Auckland, To-day. The Auckland footballers have decided to offer the Australian team LIOO and half the net proceeds of the match. Suicide of a Station Manager. Blenheim, To-day. News was brought into town yesterday that John Campbell, manager of the Mount Gladstone run, and brother of Sir Norman Campbell, had shot himself through the head with a carbine on Saturday afternoon. Information concerning the affair is of a most scant nature at present, but full particulars will probably be to hand to-night or to-morrow. Embezzlement by a Butcher’s Manager. Lyttelton, To-day. Charles Henry Elmes, lately manager in Lyttelton for Messrs Langdown and Judge, butchers, was arrested this afternoon by Sergeant Morice on a charge of embezzling the sum of two pounds fifteen shilling and eightpence, the monies of his late employers. Other charges are said to bo pending. The accused will be brought before the Court to-morrow. The Go-as-you-Please Contest. Christchurch, To-day. The two hours’ Go-as-you-please match between Pentecost and Purchase on Saturday night was won easily by the former. For Not Acting in Accordance with the Act. Two shop-keepers were fined nominal amounts to-day for breaches of the Employment of Females Act. In defence, they pleaded their utter inability to obtain copies of the Act. The Exhibition. Up to Saturday, 226,300 persons had visited the Exhibition, being an average of 10,164 per week. Fire Items. A three-roomed house on the South Town Belt was destroyed by fire on Saturday. A narrow escape from a serious fire occurred yesterday evening. Constable Horlehy, while on duty in Colombo street, discovered a large box, used for putting ashes in, at the back of the City Hotel, on fire. Before the flames could be extinguished they had communicated with an adjoining shed. Both the fires mentioned arc supposed to have resulted from native coal ashes. Golden Tidings. Dunedin, To-day. At Vinegar Hill diggings, Learmouth’s party washed, up 500 ounces for four mouths’ work. Morgan’s parly, who are on seams averaging odwts. to the shovel, expect, when they wash up, to got 3,000 ounces. Groat activity prevails in the share market. Killed While Drunk. Donald Glass, while driving a threshing machine across the Mauuherikia, fell and received injuries from which he died almost immediately. He was intoxicated at the time.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 689, 17 July 1882
TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 689, 17 July 1882
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