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Wellington, July 29. At a meeting of the creditors of Henry Roberts, the well-known footballer, the bankrupt admitted that his bankruptcy was brought about through his taking a libel action against the "Evening Post," which he afterwards withdrew. He admitted that the main charges of the "Post" were rrue, and stated that while he was a member of the Poneke Football Club, ifc was arranged that himself and another should join the Wellington Club at a prioe 6f £30. The proceedings were adjourned. Christchubch, July 29. A man named James Davidson was found dead m a room at the Empire Hotel, Lyttelton, yesterday evening. Deceased was about 55 or 56 years old, » railway laborer. He had been drinking slightly^ '-'¥. IVL Hadfield was committed for trial to-day on four further charges of forging William Goodwin's name to cheques amounting to £97. Two charges against Joseph Harrop, of being implicated m the forgeries, were withdrawn. An inquest was held this afternoon before Mr Beetham, the Coroner, on the body of a young married woman named Anna Maria Dickson who died suddenly at Richmond. The evidence showed that she and hqr husband had been drunk for several weeks, and that death was the direct result of excessive drinking. A verdict to that effect was returned. Timaru, July 29. Four candidates are now announced fot Timaru—Messrs E. G. Kerr, T. Aplin, Hall-Jones, and J. M. Toomey. Dcnebin, July 29. In vieAv of a disturbance on Saturday it has been decided to have extra police supervision m the principal streets on Saturday night m future. The Exhibition Commissioners expect

to divide a little over £1000 among the shareholders. Steps are being taken to secure this a nucleus for the public library fund. The annual meeting of the Otago Educational Institute was opened to-day. The retiring president m his address dealt with the subject of the education of girls, after which a discussion was introduced on the subject of individual versus class examinations, by Mr Reid, M.A., who contended that the present system sought immediate results and was careless of what lasting benefit it would be to the pupil. The discussion was not concluded.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890

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