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Auckland, March 26

To-day, before Dr Giles, R.M., attha P->lioe Court, Mr 0. E. Madden, a well- ; known solicitor, aud E, H, Pagger, wore oharged with having obtained £20 by false pretences from T. Slater, estate agent. " evidence stated that the pri.oners showed Slarc: w & at purported to be a copy of a cablegram from L^dou solicitors to Messrs Hesketh and Richmond, afl Auckland firm of solicitors, asking the whereabouts of Pogger, who it was alleged had f lien into a logaoy of from £12,000 to £14, 00P • A oopy of a reply stating that Pagge'r was m Auckland wa.*, also shown, and on the strength of these doci".a*ents Slater advanced a loan of £20. It sub.c qnontly transpired that tbe cablegrams were t ogus ones, The case against Mr Madden was dismissed as it wae shown that he was acting as Pagger'e soltoltor In the matter, and had expressly told tslater that he hud not seen the originals of the supposed cablegrams. Pagger was committed for trial. Weixinoton, Maroh 26 It Ifi understood the extension of the Walrarapa Railway to Ekatahona will be formally opened on the Bth April. James Hay, of Inveroarglll, arrested hers on a obarge of alleged Intention to embarrass his creditors, and dlemlssod yesterday by the R.M. In tbo absence of a warrant, has served writs on Inspector Thomson and Detective Ohrystal, claiming substantial damages for Illegal imprisonment. Grant, one of the men Injured by the Otakl rooket aooldent, Is m a critical condition. The fourth man, Molntosh, has nearly recovered. DrofKDnr, March 26. The New Sooth Wales Government have granted tin cffiolal agent cf the Exhibition In tbat colony free nse of ! offices m the Government buildings. It •a probable Government will reconsider tho question of ofUolal representation If a large number of exhibitors are *n**.oqs to bs Mprtltptid,

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2095, 27 March 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2095, 27 March 1889