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INTERPROVINCIAL.

[pee press association.]

Auckland, April 1. A resident of Te Awamutu, Mr Miles, died suddenly this morning. He had a short time before been running to catch a coach. Napier, April I. Dr McLeod has been several times before- the Resident Magistrate on a charge of bigamy. When the warrant arrived with a constable,' Mr McLean, -solicitor, raised a number of legal points, and today requested that Dr McLcod might be lodged in gaol, s,o that Mr McLean might apply for his discharge on a writ of habeas corpu . He then applied to to ihe Chief Justice, basing his demand on the contention that the Act of New South Wales making ij; an pffence punishable in New South Wales to commit bigamy outside of ! that colony was ultra vires, such power being only conferrable by Imperial enactment. His Honor upheld Mr McLean's contention, and Dr McLeod will be released tOday, Dunedin, April 1, The Supreme Court is occupied with a case in which Mrßarron, a member of the City Council sues the Tramway Company for £200 damages for injuries sustained through Ijeiii'g- thrown from a tram-car while alighting, the driver" in the absence of the conductor having moved ! on. The defence is that the plaintiff contributed to the accident through not being sober on the occasion.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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