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+ PER PRESS ASSOCIATION. Auckland, J nuary 8. Coalthard's fltx mill, at Te Arjha, was borned to-day ; no insurance. About £2000 worth of prepared flax was also destroyed, ban a portion of the maohinery w»6 saved. It is. stated that as one result o the drought In Australia, one gentleman has porohased £20,000 worth of produce m the Acckland district to be forwarded to Sydney. The case of Dlokey v Brown was heard at Paeroa RM. Oonrt yesterday. This was a claim of £100 damages for the death of the raoohorse Libeller, oansed by trespass on the part of defendant, who brought some horses to a box adjoining that m whloh Libeller was fastened, and startled the latter animal, death reaalting. Judgment was given for the plaintiff for the fall smoaot, with costs £16. Blenheim, January 8 A hitch has occurred m oonne tlon with the new school buildings. The Department of Eduoatton had authorised the filoard to get plans and call for tenders. The Board did so, and acoapted the tender of Scott, of Nelson, Bubjeot to depart mental approval. Now tbe Department disapprove of the plans, and say they will call for tenders on their own plans. The BUooeesfal tenderer protests ng<vlast the Government aotion. Mr Habens writes, stating that the looil architect, Doualln, violated Robson'a theory nf side lights, but Douslin explained m detail that be had drawn his plans on Robson's theory. The general opinion Is that the departmental aotion Is soandalou*t and Mr Habens* letter Inspired from behind the : soenes. The citizens generally are curat ing the Department of Education. 1 ' j Wellington, January 8. Te^grams from Wo dvllle state that Bolt and Severson, settlers, have been I burnt out by bush fi ts which are raging j In the Noroowood dip' riot; ; During the passage of the ship Turablna i 'Htorai London, John Mnrgood, ordinary I seaman, fell overboard while coming from I aloft, and was drowned,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889