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Auckland, June 16. Samuel Turtle, sharebroker, died in the •Hospital to-day from injuries received through falling downstairs at the Masonic Hotel, Davonport. Deceased was 49 years of age and single. Gisborne, June 16. An important point was raised in the Native Land Commission this morning. The Commission adjourned on June sth until to-day. Owing to the accident to the Te Anau, Mr Justice Edwards was unable to sit, and Mr Ormsbie made an announcement that the Commission would be adjourned until Wednesday. Mr Ho worth, solicitor, of Wellington, who appeared for the Natives, raised the question whether such an adjournment could be made, as the rules provide that the Court can only be adjourned by the Commission—i.e., two judges—and whether or not the whole proceedings would be invalidated. The question was reserved for argument when Mr Edward arrives. . Napier, June 16. The Resident Magistrate to-day gave Mr Cresswell leave to appeal in. the case Morton v Cresswell, 'if he paid all the costs as offered by him. A man named Charles Higgins, licensee of the Crown hotel, Norsewood, to-day attempted suicide by hanging himself by a sword belt to the banisters. He was discovered before life Avas extinct, but lies in a precarious condition. Westport, June 16. This morning a loaded waggon, drawn by seven horses, on the road to Lyell from Westport, capsized. The waggon and load fell into the Buller. One horse was killed but the waggoner escaped. The cause of the accident w^as the subsidence of the road inside crib-logging. : The District Court in Bankruptcy opened 'this morning. In the estate of Lawrie, an ironmonger, several appeals against the rejection of claims by the Assignee were allowed. A charge of fraudulent preference in_ the same estate will be heard to-morrow. • Wellington, June 16. The criminal session of the Supreme Court was finished to-day. Charles Cunningham, charged with maliciously wounding his wife, and ,C. J. Stevens, with fraudulent. bankruptcy, were acquitted. The session has lasted 15 days, and of twelve prisoners no less than eight were acquitted, two of them, after trials extending over three days each. Of the rest, who got nine months each, one was released on probation, and the fourth had absconded. The idea of delivering the Financial Statement on Friday evening has been abandoned. Unless something unexpected happ.ens, it will be given on Tuesday. The Government, to-day, received a cable message from the Agents-General, stating that the hemp market is dull. New Zealand ranges from £19 for fair to £21 for good, Manilla £33 to &34, sisal £25 10s. The body of William Abbot, an old pensioner from the Imperial Army, was found in the Hutt River yesterday. The deceased was seventy years of age, and being short sighted it is believed he fell over the river bank. Dunedin, June 16. The cabmen'a shelter, about which there has been so much trouble, was sold to-day for £24. It originally cost £85. The Rev .1. Gibl>, a;-aiust whom proceedings were recently commenced by JMr A. C. Bcgg on a charge of heresy, has received letters of sympathy from the oilicc-bearevs of the church, and also from members of the various societies connected with the church.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890

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