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A bear escaped from some travelling j showmen to the Carnarvonshire mountains,, | between Bangor and Bethesda, and played great havoc with the lambs. . . oln an interview, at Auckland in speaking ' of the Melbourne land boom, Sir Walter . Buller mentioned a curious instance relating to Mr Rusden, the historian, who - was ' severely mulcted in about £5000 in law ex- ; penses, etc., in the libel action brought against him by the Hon Jobn Bryce, when Native Minister. After the action he decided to sell some property in Victoria. He had paid £2000 for It, but as the land boom was on lie got £15,000, making an enormous profit. Mr Rusden had no intention of selling the property, but did so through the legal action, so that Mr Bryce, instead ©f injuring him, had really done him a service, ,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2426, 10 May 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2426, 10 May 1890