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(Pbe Press Association.) New Plymouth, December 17. Martin Petrie wag charged with petjary this morning at the Polios Court, and the oaae is now proceding. This ia the second case oat of four arising through the evidence given m a civil case some tlm Binoe. An important deolsion wan given today which is of interest to Charitable Aid Boards, An oid man named Murphy who for yeara has been m receipt of charitable aid has recently beooma entitled to a remission land certificate under (he Naval and Military Settlers Act of last session which 1b valued at £30. The Charitable Aid Board applied to the Court for an order authorising the Board to aell the lacd scrip and retain the proceeds. The Seoretary stated that the Board had expended £49 Id supporting Marphy. It was objected to by Marphy who said that aa long as tbe money lasted he guaranteed not coming on the Board for relief. The Court sanctioned the diapoaal of tbe ecrip by the Board, Marphy protesting nod stating that he would write to the Horae Guards about it, Wellington, December 17. A young m»n named Frank Ross, aged 27) was drowned m the harbor at five o'clock this evening. He w&b a laborer on the hulk European, lying alongside the wharf, and m ascending from a boat on to the hulk he oaught hold of a fender wbioh gave way. Deceased fell Into the water and never rose. The body was reoovered twenty minutes Afterwards, but all efforts at resuscitation failed. He wan a single man. At a meeting of the Wellington shareholders of the Equitable Soolety it was unanimously resolved that it was desirable to carry on the business under new management. Dunedin. December 17There are 114 candidates foe the Education Board's scholarship. An important will cue Involving several thousands of priuoda will be beard at the February sittings of the Supreme Court.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2016, 18 December 1888

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2016, 18 December 1888