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A Dangerous PtartMncr.
' Auckland, November 13. A boy named Andrews was seriously mj a red yesterday by tbe explosion of a dynamite cap. Tbe finger of the right hand were shattered and Injuries lefl ct9d over the eye and on the right leg. Tbe cap had been left lying about by men •agaged blasting rook on a road m the Mount Bosklll district, and tbe boy was j playing with it.
A Fight at a Fire
At tbe recent fire at Edeu Terrsoe a fight took place between Richard Sandall and George Wells, twobutohers. Sandall aiked Weils to aislst In saving the furniture and on the latter rafaslng said he was a disgrace to tbe comma ity and ou»ht to ba drowned. A fight ensued which was ■topped by the polioe. The Curt finei the combatants 5s eaoh and costs.
An influential petition, headed by Sir George Grey, Is being sent to tbe Minister for Justice praying for a remission of the •°ntence of fourteen days passed on Sir Chat. Bordett for stealing flowers. Thefts of flowers from tbe Gardens continue, bat the thieves now take tbe precaution of taking off their boot*.
James R. MatbeaaD, arreßted on a gom field si Luoas creek, was committed to the Asylum as a lunatic today. He bad written to the Inspector of Polioe. ohargIng a number of people with inciting him to commit murder and suicide. Maheson is a young man well connected m the Sontb, and known throughout the oolony.
T& At ELumeroa a stream m fljod broke It 3 backs and swept through the village flooding out several residents, who had io take refuge m the sohoolhouse. The atornlng train from here* was delayed •bout an boar by a slip on tha line at the llatawal cutting
Tk« Pnhlie Worke Denartment.
Whllinoton, November 13. The work of transferring the Publlo Works to other departments is still going on, and a number of officers have received notioe Gvernment ar<3 reticent as to tbe Barnes. The changes are not to take full •fleot for twojyears.
The Benata Will Case.
Tbe appeal case Broughton v Donnelly, In whioa probate of Benata .Kawepo's will bad been issued to the latter began to-day before Justices Richmond, Williams, Ward and Gillies. Msssrs Hagglt, Bel and Oornford appeared for the appellants andjMessrs Harper, Chapman and McLean for the respondents. Mr Hagglt m openIng said the questions he proposed to argne were : — (1) Was there sufficient proof that a will m favor of Donnelly was executed by tbe testator, and If so was It executed under such circumstances as entitled It to probate ; (2) Was tbe document a will at all oc was it not void and uncertain j (3) 11 the document was a testamentary instrument does it reverse the former will.
The shareholders of the Perseverance mine, Tera white, > have determined to jell the mine, but a poll ti to be taken.
The rainfall from Friday to Monday Ifpi 0*23 inches.
DvmtDixr, November 13. The outcome ti the Qaeenstown competition 1b b contest between the Xvgineeri and Kalkoral bands for £50 •side.
Smothered m Bed
At the Inquest on the body of Ellis Pltchard, a verdict of amothered was re turned. Deceased had been inbjeot to aovere epilepio fits, bat bad been better lately. At three o'clock yesterday mornIng the landlady heard him fall out of bed, bat took no notice as it often happened. At 1 p.m , getting no answer she tent for «ssl*tance, when the man was found dead, tiavlng been smothered by the bed clothes.
Fatal Gun Accident.
IirvEBOAHGiLL, November 13. The inquest on Cornelias Coughlan, vnulted m a verdict of accidental death. Wm- Coughlan deposed that his gun was »t half-cock, and the hammer must have caught m his trousers, The discharge Struck bis brother between the eyes, and be never moved after it. The evidence showed that the brothers were" deeply attaohed to each other, and not likely to quarrel. William, who is completely prostrated, and gave bis evidence with great difficulty, has been taken by his brothers to Dnnedin.
Farmers Co-operative Association.
A. Farmers Co-operative Association w»8 lately formed here and was presumed to be widely sopported, but it is understood It hM fallen tbrooghfor the present on log to tk disagreement orer the tales. The programme was wide reaohlng, including the advocacy of freotrade, aboil* tlon of the property tax In favor of a land tax, resumption of assisted inojaa'gratloD, reduction of railway charges on produce, and combination of farmers to purchase «U requisites through one channel Although m abeyance for a time the movement Is likely to be revived.
OS%O Municipal retrenchment Is causing a good deal of correspondence, pa ttoilarly the change which cmses the Gas Works •token to work twelve hoars' shifts. 'This infriogeroont of the eight hours principle It) itrpDgly rewnted.
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