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(riß FBESS ASSOCIATION.) Fire. Auckland, Ootober 26. A ten -roomed bouse Id Nelson street, owned by P. Gleeson, and occupied by MaDonald, engineer, was destroyed by fiie thta morning. Insurances on the NeJaon street fire : — hou«p, £350 In the Viotorla. The furniture was uninsured. Crown Lands Sale At the Otown Lands sale to-day seotlon» at Walku and Tlturangi were disposed of. There was no great demand and the total cealiied by the sale was £1001 11s lOd. BesaAtaAt a meeting of the regatta committee called last night only two persons attended It Is feared that the anniversary may be allowed to lapse. A bif work. A* Beany, Arohill Iron Works, has completed an icon tower, 30ft high, for the Oavler Island lighthouse, In three tiers, and the aggegate weight exceeds 80 tons. This Is the first work of the kind executed m the colony, and Is highly orsdittble to the looal Iron foundry Industry. It has been completed m four months, one month under the contract ttme, to the entire satisfaction of the Government Inspector of Works. Foolish Volunteers. Henry Oasey and Joseph Falrweather pleaded guilty at the Police Oourfc to-day to firing at a kerosene tin on the Surrey Bill (estate. They were fined eaoh £1 and costsi Embeulement. JSTbw Pl* nouns, October 26. Geo, Vlotor Bate, an ex Mayor of Hawera. and lately a J.P., and olerk of ike Hawera County Council, who was found guilty of embezzlement last night was sentenced this morning to one year and eight months' imprisonment with hard labor. The Public Works Department. Wellington, October 26. The statements In reference to the decision of the Cabinet respecting the Public Works Department are premature, as nothing hss yet definitely been determined. Besides the offioers employed by the Department m field work, a cumber will be dismissed from the bead office and snb office whilst others will be transferred to other Departments to carry on the work now done by the Publio Works Department. Mr Blaokett will take the appointment consulting engineer to the Government m London, leaving the oolony about March next. Stoats and Weasels. The Cabinet ha* decided to glvebonuses on stoats and weasels landed m the •olony for distribution on Grown Lands — on stoats 20a ; on weasels 10j. The Otaf o Central. Upon Mr Mltcbelson's return from Melbourne he will accompany the Premier to pay his promised visit to Central Otago to Inspect the proposed route of the Otago Central Railway. Brutal Youths. Ohkibtchuroh, October 26. To-day three lads. John Fletcher, Herbert Fletcher, and Henry Holmes, ranging from 14 to 17 years wore committed for trial for killing a number of young pigs belonging to Hanoook Bros, at Middle town. They went to the piggery on two consecutive Sundays, September 30th and October 7th, and wantonly kicked and stoned the animals to death. They had no grudge against Hancock, their actions being prompted by sheer brutality. Sudden Death. Dunedin, Ootober 26. Elizabeth Menzies,boardinghouse keeper, died suddenly last night from heart disease while bathing her nieces.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 1980, 26 October 1888

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Issue 1980, 26 October 1888