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Auckland. The Lizzie, from Norfolk Island, reports that.a terrific storm visited the Island on March 16, destroying the crocs, blowing down trees, lifting roofs off the houses, and doing other damage. At the inquest on M'Kelvie, a verdict of felo de se was returned. Five thousand persons were carried yesterday by ferry steamers to inspect the North Head defences. . Wellington. It is believed that Mr Squire Barlow, who was assisting in suppressing the fire, lost his life in the building. Barlow was seen to enter the place to rescue one of the assistant", but since then he has not been seen or heard of. lie was partner with his brother in the greengrocery line, and was to have returned to work on Saturday night. The whole of the debris in the building has not yet been removed. Barlow is a married man, and leaves four children. The stock in Te Aro House is estimated at fully L 35,000. The insurance was only L 14,500, so that Mr Sm th suffers a very great loss. The building was worth L 7,000, but was only insured for L 4,500 The following tenders were received for the Porewa contract, North Island Trunk railway :—Accepted—J. A. Johnston, Wanganui, L 27,300. Declined —T. Deuby, Wanganui. L 30,494 ; Alexander and McFariane, Wanganui, L 31.821 ; J. Saunders, Welling'on, L33,6 ? 8; W. G. Bas ett, Wanganui, L 33 947.; Taylor and ( Baiton, Wellington, L40*710; M. Dona- , her, Wellington, L 40.999. , The Minister of Public Works returns , to Wellington by the Coptic on Thuraday. The Local Option election in Te Aro ward decided against an increase in j licenses. ( Dunedin. . A petition to adjudicate David Proud- , foot, the well-known contractor, a bank- j rupt, came before the Registrar to-day. j The Walton Park Brick aod Ti ! e Com- t pany’s liquidator was the petitioner. Mr Proudfoot was the holder of shares in the Company, and the calls made had not been paid, A judgment has bsen obtained by the Bank of New Zealand for L 1.416, and a writ Issued, but the personal j. property seized was not enough, and the writ was not satisfied. The Registrar de- a cided that an act of Bankruptcy had been committed, and granted adjudication. * Mr Proudfoot was stated to be on his way • back to the colony. it the local option polling at Blucskin. one ratepayer out of 376 recorded his -. vote. Be gave it in fsvor of an increase j in each class. Last year two voted in the 1 district.

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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1519, 21 April 1885

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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1519, 21 April 1885