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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS

[per press association.]

I*ftrliiim«ntAr.y. Wellington, September 18. Parliament will probably be dissolved about September 28. Another batch of northern members left by a special train this'morning to join the Hinemoa at New Plymouth. Mr J. Sperry, Property-tax Commissioner, died last night of meningitis supervening on an attack of gout. Deceased was, born m 1827, and had a lengthy official experience m Otago. He became Land Tax Commissioner under the Grey Government, and also Property Tax Commissioner. The charge of shooting against Black, of the Whibe Swan hotel, was dismissed, the Bench holding that the shots were not fired with the intention of doing bodily harm. j TiMARtx, September 18. .Judge Ward gave judgment m an action for damages for injuries through a horse putting his foot through a plank on a country road bridge. The Judge held that it was the duty of the Council to keep bridges on county roads m: repair Avhilst m continuous use* for ordinary traffic. . The weight of evidence showed that the plank was worn and rotten, and the Council had not used reasonable diligence, and consequently were responsible. Dunedin, September 18. The ringleaders of the boys who escaped from the Industrial School, and robbed a farmer's house, were to-day ordered back to the institution by the Resident' Magistrate, and sentenced to receive a whipping. Tt rhfltc»int»« and Toiiilm School Hooka The Naseby School Committee, as a protest against the boycott; -has decided to use Whitcombe and Tombs' school publications. ;

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2521, 18 September 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2521, 18 September 1890

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