(PEB PRESS ASSOCIATION.)
Auckland, April 30. The Oity Sobool Committee have decided to write to the Minister of Education asking his interpretation of the term householder in the Ednoatlon Apt, the qualification of persona who took an active part in the nomination of a candidate for Committee at a recent householders' meeting having boon tha eubjeot of aome discussion, i Wanganoi, April 30. A man named Jackson, who was sen tenoed at the Supreme Court two days ago to three years' hard labor, escaped from gaol this afternoon. He was at work on a "flandhilj wiih a gang, when, taking advantage of the warder having 'fria baok turned, he jumped over the- fono an t ran towards the river. Too warder in charge fired his revolver at him but missed his aim, The man then went down to the eido of tho river and taking hi? boots and aooks off swam across to the Maori settlement at Putikl. The police were immediately on bin traok, and suoceeded in re wresting hira' about two houiß after his escapp . Great predit is due to the polido for their promptitude, and no blame is attaohed to the prison authorities, ai the attempt by prisoner was very daring. Wbiunoton, April 30.
A Maori, about 84 years of age, living by himself at Mahikiwi, near Bangitikei, was burnt to death through the whare catobing firo on Friday night. The strike among the Ohariu fishermen has ended;- '•
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