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(pie press association.) Another Fire. Auckland, November 5. A house at Hamilton East, owned and oeoupled by Mr Searancke, O.P. and ooroner, wai deitroyed by fire yesterday with nearly all the contents. Insatanoss £276 on building m New Zealand and £400 on furniture, Colonial. Withdrawn. Joteph Yotng, who was recently brought back Iron Sy-Jney by the polioe was charged at the Police Court to-day with ©btslnlng £42 by false pretenceß from ! J«mes Bawden 'The proeecutor Intimated (hat he wished to withdraw the ' charge as Young had promised to m%ke restitution. The Bench dismissed the SA6C - A Sclooner A private osble from Townsville states ; lhat the lohooner Borealis of Anekland ! (Oiptalfi MrKeurie) has been wrecked, j All sands were lavpd. Tie Gtrernor* Wslungtos, November 6. His Xxoslleney the Governor, accompanied by his daughter, leaves for Ohristeharoh by the Walrarapa to-day. A vessel sankThsßotorua while towing the barque Clalrmont out ran Into the Oarola at her mornings and sank her. Dr McGregor. Dr McGregor who has just come back from Sydney leaves for the South to-day on business; .connected with Sunnyslde Asylusa. On hearing of the fire he broke off hti Australian tour and returned at ernes. New Zealand Batter. A firm In Cardiff purchased 3000 kegs of Sew Zealand batter last seison and have now sent a buyer to the Bangltikel district on, their own account. A Strange Affair Durbdtjt, November 5. A peculiar affair has been reported to the police at Balclutha Joseph Valentine called on the police on Saturday and reported that on the 28th nit he was taking a child two weeks old from h ; s mother's house to that of his sister, and that while walking along the banks of the Cloths, it being a dark night, he stumbled and the child fell into the river. The child has not been seen einca It is said to bs illegitimate Valentine was detained In custody pending inquiries Be 7 BruntoH. Tho Rev Mr Brnnton has settled his legal troubles through the discovery of a considerable sum among his deceased wife's effect*. All Innocent Man. At the Polioe Court on Friday Erneat Wilde pleaded guilty to the larceny of a costume, the property of Sibbald, and was remanded for the probation officer's report. This morning Gaoler Phillips stated that he believed that prisoner's statement that he had simply taken care of the article was correct and that he bad pleaded guilty under a misapprebeneion. Wilde ■aid he htd believed, as the articles were found m his possession, it constituted an offencv, but he had no felonious intent and never attempted to realise on them Eibbald said he believed the man perfectly honest. Mr Carew wj»b satisfied ad ordered Wilde to corns up for santence when called on.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1888, 5 November 1888

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1888, 5 November 1888