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Auo_j_on>, August 24.
Aioken Carriok's residence at Ellerslie was destroyed by fire last night. Total insurance £1650. The house belonged to A Saunders, of Melbourne. Mr Oarrick and family were away from home when the fire occurred. Tbe Equitable has a polioy of £750 and the National of £800. The latter is re-insured for £800 m the New Zealand Office, whioh Office also hat £100 on the building. Peter Horley, a young man of 29, a brother of the heavy weight lifter of that name, fall dead on the Railway wharf to-day while lifting a sack of grain. It is believed ha was seized with a paralytio strd_^Uv**orv, August 24
News has beenreoeived fro_2 Tinkers of tbe dißeovery'of a rich load. Some aliuTi*! P*o«peotors struck good gold at a depth of 14Q below the sluioing level} which became rioher as they went down. At 160 feet they got prospects of two ounces to the ton. The lead has been traced a considerable distance, and claims are nowlpegged off from Dunstan Creek almost into Clyde. There is consider* .able excitement m the locality.
Timabxt, Anguat 24. At the R.M. Oourt to -day an unuaual sort of affiliation case waa heard In the absence a# defendant. Complainant; stated •he waa seduced two years ago. They were fellow servants on Simons' Pass ■tatlon, Maokerz'e Country, twelve miles from the next house, and were left alone for some days by their master and mistress, named Matheson, going away from home. Defendant, a man about 50, frightened the girl, then 18, Into consent by threatening to hang himself, and alao threatening her. He repeated the conduct on two or three other occasions when similarly left together. The girl was afraid to tell her mistress. When plaintiff found horself jtneiente defendant effared to marry her, tout she refused. A letter from defendant Admitted the paternity, and an order waa snade for £8 3a, coita of birth acd burial _»f the ebtld, and Court costs £2. Invebcabgill, August 24
Caring a heavy thunderstorm this morning with strong gale, the gable end of Fleming and Gllki son's old floor mill oollapsed, ceding damage to the new portion In course of construction. It is believed the damage was caused by vibrations from the tbnnder.
It is denied In Rlverton that Dr Hodgklnson is to be called to the Legislative Council.
A meeting of settlers who subscribed to the " Plot uresque Atlas of Australia " Is to be held ti consider their position. Great dissatisfaction ii being felt at the demand for payment for a number of copies at Onoe Instead of every month.
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