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[pee press association.] fStranffeCnfttt «>* JPoinonliiir. Wellington, July 9. Mrs Bennett, residing near the Caledonian Hotel, died last night from the effect of a dose of stychnine, administered by mistake for morphia. Mr Fitzgerald, the chemist who made the prescription up, says the poison must have been put into the bottle when filling it-in the store. This was done by a former assistant, who has been telegraphed fer to give evidence at the inquest. Three doctors attended Mrs Bennett, but were unable to save her life. The nnnedln Illicit Mill. The man Waters, arrested m Dunedin, is an ex-Inspector of distilleries, from Queensland. He wrote from Melbourne to the Customs authorities saying he had seen a still at work m Invercargill, and knew of one m Dunedin. The Customs paid his expenses from Melbourne, and allowed him travelling expenses for a month, while he was unearthing illicit stills. They had previously ascertained that he really had been m Queensland, and had obtained his credentials. Waters has not communicated with the Government since he arrived. TrwmwM.r Dividend. Dunedin, July 9. The Mormington Tramway^ Company declare ft dividend equal to 8| per cent on the paid-up capital. Conspiracy. ■ Elliot, charged at the City Court with conspiracy, was remanded until to-mor-row, bail being allowed m £ f2OO, and tw« sureties 6f £100 each.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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