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[Per Press Association.! Wellington, April 11 Tbe Supreme Court, was occupied the whole of to-diy hearing . a charge of arson against Reuben Hind. The circumstances of three outbreaks of fire which cocapled on rhe morning of tho 4th February at Bock's mill m Taranaki place, Mrs Vennel's premiaoß m Old Oastom House afreet and L?pper Bros, workshop m WilUa street will Da romem bered, aa vrell aa the sensation which was caused by tb.9 arrest of Rauben Hind and Jno. Ool'iiia on a charge of bavin-' fi'ed the thrfo pr^m'sea. At 8.45 p.m. the jury after 55 minutes consideration returned a verdlot of guilty. Sentence was deferred until to morrow. Wellington, April 12. Reuben Hind, found guilty of arson has been sentenced to 21 years' hard labor, Dunoan, who informed against Hind, pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to seven years hard labor.

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WHOLESALE INCENDIARISM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1813, 12 April 1888

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WHOLESALE INCENDIARISM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1813, 12 April 1888

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