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(PKB PRKBB ASSOCIATION.) Death of Honi Wetere. Auckland, March 11. Honi Wetere (John Wesley) Te Rerenga Chief of Mokau, died on Saturday nigbt of congestion of the liver. He was well known as the leader of the party of Maori* who committed the White CiifEs messnere wben the uevd Mr Wniteley and others were murdered; (7 he victims were Revd John Whiteley (Wesleyaa Minister) ; Lieut Bamber Gascolgne, wife and three children, and two men. Sudden Death. Mr Alex. Chapman for sixty years a resident at Hokhnga, died suddenly, aged 88 Suspected Incendiarism. The material found m the drawer at Jone's saddlery s iop, Queen street, where the fire took place last week proves to ba patent fire kindlera. The police believe that the fire was the work of an incendiary who obtained entrance by the back door which was found unbolted. Fire kind ere were not need by Jones and it is believed they were introduced by th« incendiary who was evidently unacpu minted with the premises. Supreme Court His Honor Judge Gillies m opening the criminal sitting this morning said the calendar was very light There were twenty persons charged with 15 off jnoea. The charges however were of a serious nature Including on eaoh of murder, wounding, and indecent assault, two of arson, two of horse or cattle stealing, fife of forgery or uttering valuless cheques and two of breaklog and entering Coroners Verdict. Chbibtchubch. March 11. At the inquest on David Orange who died on Saturday from an overdose of ohlorodyne, it was shown deceased had been m the habit of drinking a imall bottle fall at one dose without HI eflvct and he had recently used larger algad hoitles to induce sleep. A verdict was returned of having died from an overdose of poslon taken inadvertently. The jury pammented on the indiecrimate sale of ohlorodyne, and tbe coroner promised to bring the matter before the authorities. Bash Fires, Woodviixe, March Jl. On Saturday the strong gale blowing spread the cuab fires m the Maharabara district to such extent that the homes of several settlers were m great danger Fortunately rain fell m the afternoon and stopped the spreak of the fires Heavy Bain and Floods. Wbsstpoet, Match 11. There wrb heavy rain on Friday and Saturday and the rivers are flooded, bat no damage has been reported. It ia fine to-day. •'

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2084, 11 March 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2084, 11 March 1889