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Wellington, October 5. ; A firei was; discovered on board the; steamer Napier, which is laid up m the! harbour, at 6 this morning. A boat put; off from the shore. The occupants broke >m the forecastle door and put out the fire,; which had burnt through the bulkhead! between the hold and. forecastle. The; latter was gutted. The* Napier is a small steamer, and no. one lived on board. The. damage is not threat. ; . * Greymoxjth,, October 5. i Yesterday a Chinese patient m the hos-j pital cut his throat, with.a Chinese kmfe or razor; and died instantly. He was silghtly insane. Thomas Williams, a footballer, broke his leg at Cobden yesterday m the course ■ of a game. Dunedin, October 4. . Attention has;beeh directed to the long | continuance of drought and a predicted water famine m Dunedin this: summer.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2536, 6 October 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2536, 6 October 1890

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