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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS.

(FJBR PRESS ASSOCIATION J

Auckland, October 22 A child named KJtaa Jane Ojohrane, aged 3 years, died this morning at Parnell from Boalda sustained yesterday afternoon by falling In'o a baoln of boiling water In her parents' house. Feed Boarke, proapootor, was killed at Ooromandel. He had gone ont to fefcoh water on Sunday night, and nofcretarnlng eoaroh was made, when he was found m a oreek with hii htad dreadfully oat. He died several hoars after. It id (supposed he had fallen m accidentally. At a large publlo meeting held on Saturday at Ooromandel a resolution wag unanimously panned .condemning Sir J. Heotot's aotlon re Mr Wltheford at the Melbourne Exhibition, and oalling upon the Goverument to compel Sir James to withdraw his imputation!. At the KM Court to-day, Mr BoUod, on behalf of the bar, bade good-bye to Mr Seth-Smlth, R.M., on the occasion of the Utter lohvluk rue Onrlßtotiutrjh. Me Smith, la replying, said that he understood his stay m ObrUtohnroh would be short, but he wonld not be surprised though he were removed permanently from Auckland. Napier, Ootober 22. A building used as a class room, detached from Mm Heath's boardlog school, was destroyed by fire last eight. Insurance, £200 m the National, The main building, which was saved, wm Insured for £500 m the New Zealand Offioe, ytwajxanov, Ootober 22 At the Supreme Oourt to-day the libel aotlon Martin and Glllon was heard. This was t>n action brought by John MarUn, formerly licensee of the City Hotel, Oiyde Quay, against Edward Thomas Glllon, editor of the "Evening Post," claiming £1000 as damages for an alleged libel contained m an artiole published m the * Evening Post " on the Bth November last headed "The City Hotel nulolde," md commenting upon proceedings at the inquest on the death of plaintiff's wife, and also In reapeotof certain cammenu upon correspondence between the police, and the Licensing Committee and plaintiff, published on 11th November. The former artiole was construed by the plaintiff as intended to convey by the worfls MWe can scarcely blame a child oursed with drunken parents," and «lso by the words '•The polloe ooght to have known that boh the landlord and landlady were indulging In intempeianoe, and under onoh olroumßtanoeg should have been especially alert to what went on m the house" that plaintiff is an habitual .drunkard ; by the words ' The police seem \o have been to blame for not better advising the UoensIng committee as to allowing the license to remain In such improper hands " that the plaintiff ia not a proper person to hold a publloan'a license; and the whole article conveying tbat the plaintiff was callous, besotted with drink, of drunken habits, devoid of humanity, and an unfit person to be a licensed publican. With respeot to the second causa of aotlon the plaintiff contended that the artiole was meant to convey that plaintiff was an habitual drunkard. Special damages were claimed on aooount of tbe depredation of the value of plaintiffs Interest m the City Hotel and damage to his reputation by reason of the publication. Defendant admitted publication, but contended tho artiole was fair and honest comment, After evidence had been taken His Honor Mr Jastloe Riohmond summed up, and the j ury retired. After three houra' deliberation the foreman intimated to His Honor that they were unable to agree, the division being 7 to 5. By oonsent the jury were disohurgod; The proceedings In the libel notion, Martin v Blundell Bros., arising out of the same quostion, were withdrawn. Arrived— Arawa, from London via Tenerlffe, Capetown, and Hobart. She left London on the Bth September with 347 passengers, of whom 110 wore for Australian ports. Over 100 passengers were booked heie by the Mararoa, which loft for Melbourne this afternoon. Among these are tho | Wellington and Wanganni shooting men who take part m the Centennial Rifla meeting In Vlotoria t

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1977, 23 October 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1977, 23 October 1888

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