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(pkr rxiEsa association:)

Auckland, February 25

At the a^j orcoci nro Inqnost in'o the olrcamatnnceo burrouadhig the looor.t fire m tho premlflos of Herbert Mi inroll Bradbury, drapnr, Hewtoo, Bradbury d'd not appear. Inspector Broht»in, at the last eittiny of tbe jury, told them that B*adbury bad gouo to Port Albsrt From iol'cg enquiries It h»B been found that Bradbury had not baen thete aad oould not be four.d m tho diet. -let. A large amount of evidence wa3 taken as to the Blato of Bradbury's baoinesß. Tvto firemen deposed to there being two distinct fires Jn tbe building, one below and the other upstairs. Mrs Bradbnry, mother of Bradbury, deposed that bog oould not tell where bar don was. He left a note In tbe ca»h box for her, which she found, and a obi que for £.18. Tbe note waß as follows : — " Dear Ma — I might go to Port Albert, but don't be alaimed. I will wire you on Thursday. I oan't bear any more worry about tbe fire, I have a ohfque whioh you can me, and have some money with me (but he did not say how much). Most likely 1 will see you again soon." This note was found about Monday week about tn hour after he had loft. Ernest Bradbury said that he did not know that his brother bad gone to Onehunga on Monday last to oatoh a steamer. Tbe jury returned a verdict, " That the fire was caused by the aot of an incendiary, bnt by whom no evidence has been produced to show ;" also a rider that tbe jury wished to express their etrong sense of the absence of H. M. Bradbury as reprehensible In the highest degree, and oaloalated to engender suppiolon.

At the Icqaest on the remains of the jockey, Edgecamb, a verdict of " Aoiden* t«l death" was returned. The remains were shipped to New Plymouth for burial. Wahgaihji, February 26.

On Sunday several stacks of Mr Fietcher's. Wangaehu, were destroyed by fire, all this lessm's crops of wheat and oats ready for the mill, and Mr Fletcher is a great loser, as there was no Insura^oe on tbpm. The cause of the fire Is not known,

It Is rumored that Jadge Brabant will be appointed B.M. here, and Colonel Roberts cent to Taranakl m place of Judge Bawson. Wellington. February 25. H.MB. Op»l, about whloh some little anxiety was felt, arrived hera safely this afternoon having come p&st Weitport. Obbistohuboh. February 25. While tbe hors* boxes of tbe special train from Daoedin were being shunted at Hornby this afternoon one took fire. It oontained the hurdle racer Isaac, who was severely burned before he could be got on v . It is feared his Injuries will prove fatal, Dunedin, February 25. Mr Thomas Bmalll was, this evening, ordained Presbyterian missionary to tbe New Hebrides.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2073, 26 February 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2073, 26 February 1889

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