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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS

(PBB PRESS ASSOCIATION;)

Auckland, May 21. Bioharfl Borger, a settler at Waiwera, was drowned last night whilst taking a punt from the river, Oamaru, May 21. An inquest was held to-day on the remains of the Ban of Mr J, D. Familton, of Ktkaoui, who was drowned by the overturning of a dray into a . lagoon. The I evidence showed that the dny of a, man named 'Morrison qifae into collision with the trap that Mr Pani to 1 was driving, and threw it over the bank* Mr Familton Bsng out for assistance, but t;e man did not stop bis horses, and did not come baok to the plaoe In the evidence, Morrison said be could not do so, beoause as soon as the aooident ooourred one of his horses bolted and he could not leave it, aud be was oarried away past the scene of tl^e eootden,t. The jury returned a verdict of " Acoidontal death," but added a rider (two of the jury dissenting), ?' That Morrison wab worthy of the gravest oonsure for not turning baok to ascertain wh«t had oooiirred after stopping bis horses." Dunbdin, M-»y 21. A oase of an unusual oharaoter waß heard At the Police Oourt to-day. Settlers residing near the city are oontinually subjected to annoyance, especially on Sundayß I and holidays, by young men m searah of I game wandering over their grounds with guns and dogs. Two of this pot punting faternity figured ia Court to-day, when} they were fined £1 and costs for trespass. Tbe Aot provides for a penalty not exceed- ' ing £20, '

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 22 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 22 May 1889

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