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Fatal Accident* Mabtkrton, December 28. .. William Gaspell, engine driver on the Mauricevllle-Maaterton train, met with a fatal accident this morning. He was m charge of the train and whilst leaning over the side of the engine his head came m contact wiih a boom of the bridge over the Kopiiaranga stream. He was Instantly killed and his body fell into the stream. Deceased waß not long from O&maiu an& leaves a wife and two childrenSupreme Court. ; Wellington, December 28. The criminal calendar for Monday, 7th, contains ten charges of larceny, lour perjury, two forgery and ntterißg, one ottering counterfeit coin, one fraudulent bankruptcy and one indeoancy. Fire. A five roomed cottage In Stokes Valley owned and oconpted by Goorgd Sqalrea was burnt last nit»bt. The building wu insnred for £200 and fsrnltnre for £l 0 both poliofes In the Union Oompany. Dunodin Exhibition. Ohri&tohxteoh, December 29. Mr George Gould offers £100 toward* the fond for the repress n'atlon of Canterbury at New Zealand Exhibition. This Is the aeoond £100 promised here. Breach Factory Act. • - Inveroargill, December 28, Turner and Oolbrtn, tailors, were fined forfcy ehllHnga and coits for • breach of * the Wednesday half holiday by keeping employees at work. Defendants admitted, the offence, but pleaded they were not; aware the half holiday was compulsory-* they let their employees have Saturday,, having tried Wednesday and found Itnnsat sfaotory. The Magistrate said tha Municipal Council had power to alter tha half holiday, and the maximum penalty web £50. The advooates of the movement, which Is not long In operation, are jubilant at this deolslon, and it will prevent several traders reverting to tha old praotloe

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2023, 28 December 1888

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2023, 28 December 1888