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[per press association.]

Dukisdi>', June 3. "IMr John Roberts, Mayor of Duncdin is mentioned as a probablo candidate for the city at the general election. Messrs W. Carncross and \V. Barren will contest the Taicri scat.

The highest price probably ever paid for a •©Hie dog was lately given by Mr Harmon, of Philadelphia, he having purchased the prize collie Christopher for £1000. The dog was owned by Mr Stretch, of Ormskirk, and took first prize in the challenge class at the recent London Gollic Dog show. As little Alice was walking round the gulden with her great-aunt a maiden lady, she caught sight of an insect upon the footpath to which she immediately ran and crushed with hei foot. Oh, Alice, cried the lady, you should not have done that! Perhaps the poor tiling was a mother, and had some little ones to provide for. After a few minutes' consideration the child exclaimed, But auntie, perhaps it was only a great aunt!

A quantity of nitro-glyecrinc, which v.ns being conveyed along the road in a waggon, exploded-recently-near Decatur, Indiana, with terrible effect. The driver and the two horses were literally blown to atoms, while a: woman and her infant in a house close by were:als6 killed. Not a trace of the driver and the horses was left, except .sonic small strips of flesh 1' whicli were 'found hanging from some trees at a considerable distance fr°m % scene of the explosion.

jury said they were still unable to bring in any other verdict than the one already read. The Coroner said he must accord'

that as an open verdict. - The Foreman protested against the verdict being taken as an open one, and asked the Corouer if he would take the verdict of three. The

Coroner said he could not, as the Act was quite explicit that four out of six must agree. He remanded the Jury till (hour omitted) o'clock.

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POLITICAL RUMORS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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POLITICAL RUMORS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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