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[per press association.] Squandered Money. Auckland, To-day. Hardy, who died from excessive drinking last week, was a short time previous left L 2,000. The curator of intestate estates is not able to find more than LI6O of this money. , Sudden DeathWilliam Coombe, a well-known builder, died suddenly yesterday. Suicide of a Storeman. Gretmouth, To-day. John Wallace, storeman for Mr Felix Campbell, was found hanging in the Store when it was opened this morning. Deceased was a fine, strong, steady man, but had not felt well lately, and had been heard to say he would never be a burden on aoe'ety by a long illness. He is supposed to have committed suicide uhdbt the impression that he was going .to he ill. A Mayoral Election Declared Void. Westport, To-day. The Resident Magistrate to-day declared the late Mayoral election void. At the election the figures were :—Houlden, 73 ; Carr, 72 ; informal, 8. The per centage of informal votes created surprise, as it was supposed that the Returning Officer had disallowed papers which were crossed diagonally, also others with a simple downstroke instead of the name being erased horizontally. On a scrutiny by the R. M. this proved to be the case in three instances. Hence the election was declared void. Sporting. Waimaxb, To-day. Violin’s weight for the Publican’s Handicap at the meeting here on the 27th is Bst, not 7st as published. An Accident in the Channel. Dunsdin, To-day. News has been received here that the Kiandra ship (late City of Paris) from London to Port Chalmerp, .met with an

accident in the English Channel. No particnlara are aa yet to hand.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 821, 18 December 1882

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 821, 18 December 1882

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