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TELEGRAMS.

fpKK PRESS ASSOCIATION.] North TrunE Railway. Auckland, To- day.

The turning of the first sod of the Trunk Railway taVes place on the loth inst, the Governor performing the ceremony at Marton, and Tawhaio at Te Awamatu, where Mr Stout will be present. Shipping- m , Wellington, To-day. At the Heads—VilJalta, barque, from Liverpool. .. Fatal Mining Accident. Dunedin, To-day. George Carr was billed in the new drive at the hfaitangata Company’s mine this morning. Supreme Court. In Myall and Eaawood’e, robbery with violence case, the jury were unable to agree and were discharged. The Child Beating Cases. Alexander Fleming was acquitted of the charge of child beating In sentencing Carrie Fleming, the Judge said to prisoner—“l am unable to agree with the suggestion made by your counsel that in flogging these poor children you acted from an error of judgment only. On the contrary, it seems to me from the depositions and what I have heard to-day, that your conduct evincesyou were actuated by a cruel mind, and it is fortunate that a charitable neighbor interfered, and tried to stop yonr proceedings. There is no doubt that both the boy and little girl repeiyed gross ilh treatment at your hands, 111-treatment which appears to be altogether without justification. Standing in the position which you do to them, it was your special duty to treat them with kind* ness.” The prisoner, who was greatly Affected, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885

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