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; . Auckland, September" 11. ' A gum digger, named Fred. Young, hai committed suicide near Kaikohe, Bay of Islands, by taking poison. ; The officers of the Baptist .Tabernacle had an interview to-night with Pastor Birch regarding the recent events at that church. No decision was arrived at, however, when the meeting adjourned till this evening. i Two mining'companies, one to work the Kuoahina, at Kuoahina, and the other the' Souvenir, at Thames, were formed to-day. The Souvenir starts With a credit balance of £300. ■' The trial of the charge of murder against Henry Funcke was proceeded with to-day at the Supreme Court, when the whole of the evidence, for the prosecution wais heard. Mr Tdle's 'cross-examination was directed towards establishing a basis for defence that accused was insariej and: not accountable for the deed. The case for the defence will be heard to-morrow. ; During the trial, the two men, Mor'os and Stoddarfc, who fired; at and woundefi the prisoner on Mangawhare wharf beforje his capture, were 'sternly/ cautioned by Mr Jusiice Conolly, who told them that if they had killed Funcke they would have been tried for murder. They wei*e within twenty yards of accused when they fired at him. The barque Devonport, which left for Lyttelton two days ago, put. back into port to-day through stress of weather, k heavy gale has been blowing since Tuesday evening, and a number of ressels are detained m port. A man named Richard Garrett, mate of a small steamer, has been blown out to sea from the Thames m a dingy, and is believed to have been drowned. * ■■■.■■■-. '. Napier, September 11. The charge of obtaining money under false pretences, preferred against Wil loughby Brassey, a solicitor,- was heard to-day, but the Resident Magistrate reserved his decision.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890