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(PxbPbisb Association.) Fixe. Auckland, February 15. Robinson's store at Whangarei Heads was destroyed by fire on Wednesday. It waa caused by a spark from the fire lodging m the shingles. The contents were all destroyed. The building wan insured for £50 m the Norwich Union, and the stook for £250. Alleged Murder. . , Michael McDermott is being tried at the Police Court for the murder of Kate Kennedy. The accused ia very feble. He haa lost lis left eye from the self m fiioted wound. He is defended by Mr J. A. Tole. The Premier. Napier. Febru*r/ 15. The Premier arrives at Napier on Tuesday. He Las accepted an invitation from the Freemasons to attend the lodge •nd supper that night. A Negro Bobber. TiatAßU, Febrcary 12. Jas Turner, ao American negro, was arrested yesterdsr for the theft of money m a boarding bouse. He was convicted today. Be is believed to be (dentloal with an old offender when has just completed two years for larceny at Lyttelton and was remanded for 8 dass for lnquby •as to this. He waa alio remanded to Waimate for Thursday on a oharge of .housebreaking thereon Mtn 'ay last, BEMIMSCENCES OF JUDGE DENMSTON ♦ The Westlaod correspondent of the " Lyltleton Times " supplies the followlog * It Is known tn most people that the new Supreme Court Judge, Mr Dennlston, lived for some time ln Westport, and those who know his combative temperament will not be surprised to learn that he sometimes got into hot water. One of his antagonist* was the redoubtable Buller Lion, Mr B. J. O'Oonor. Something tbat the Lion bad said or done aroused Mt Dennlston's wrath, and be attacked trim m one of the local papers. To tbia Eugene replied In his usual denunciatory Vtyle, aaking what right Mr Denoliton had lo apeak of _aeh thlngs—a man who had no stake m the ooantry, who did not own •even aa much as the bedolothes In which he slept. Although this may have been true, Mr D. did not think matter of thla kind should ba lotrodceed, and went to Interview and reprove the Lion. How the Interview ended I never learnt, but •rumour credited Mr O'O. with having •tored up a lot of telling arguments In the phape of bottlee, with whioh to meet his av.-Mjonent'a reproofs. It ls even said that hrn'ma* •*** w«M«-g behind a high fence •_«• -!'-« -Hjctunlty to bring them to bsar forma op t f ,„_' BatMe B D . ha d a foe-onhla-^ver,.^* _ { hla Bteel , n poor man more wortu. .^^ o{ repute Alexander Re.d, a "^ •ho fell overboard a. - Lyttelton whilst going m a steamer i. ? .__ a| to Wellington some yean ago. » ' t t, everybody liked to oall him, was * time editor of the ,: Westport Time * , and when Mr Dennlston took upon himself tbe rale of censor, and criticised wbat Held bad written, he Incidentally mentioned that he was dittantly connected with the famoas grammarian, Llndley Murray. Nu more unfor onate information conld have been given. " The young gentleman distantly o nneoted with tbe celebrated grammarian, Lindley Murrry " was Introduced Into pars and foot-notes without end, until at length Mr Dennis* ton was forced to throw up tbe sponge m despair. I wonder if the new Judge remembers these Incidents. Poor ilee Held can never come before him, buk the Boiler Lion m*»y -

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889