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INTERPROVINCIAL

Paxmeuston North, October 15. Two cowboys, lately with' Wirth's Circus, have been arrested on a "charge of stealing a saddle belonging to Messrs WirHi. Wellington, October 16. The programmes for the military sports to be held h«re next month having been printed at the Lyttelton gaol, the local Couimittec strongly object to this resort to prison labor, and, refuse to use the books so produced. A laborer named William Thomas was seat to gaol for two months on the charge of iualicioas damage to the property of a Chinaman. A man named Charles Nielson committed suicide at the lunatic asylum by hanging himself with a rope ma.le out of his bedclothing. Nielson was formerly a laborer on the"wharf, but when the strike began he went out, m common with others. A fortnight ago he was examined by a medical man, but pronounced .sane. On Monday last, however, he was ngain examined, and committed to the asylum. 'Dunedin, October 16. Afc the Education Board to-day Mr Jago's motion to do away with bonuses to teachers was postponed till next meeting, Dr Hislop giving notice of an amendment to reduce the "bonus by one-fourth, and to be paid only to'teachers m divisions 1 and 2 of a class. Mr John Kneeshaw, Audit Inspector m fcl*fc railway service, has accepted a position of trust; under the New South Wales Hallway Commissioners. Mr Kneeshaw had charge of the Railway Inquiry Office at the Exhibition, where his services were appreciated by Australian visitors. » A man named Henry Dickson, a labourer, about fifty years of age, comjnitted suicide m Bond street, shortly jrfter eight o'clock this evening, by placing # dynamite cartridge at the back of his tm.d and exploding it. The whole of the txick of the head and the right hand were blown away, but the face was uninjured. The man recently came from Hindon, on tbeOtago Central line, where he had been working; and he appears to have been short of money. He was suffering from An injury to one of his legs. He had informed a neighbour that he had no jawney and was cooked, and would never ge* an any more. Dickson was a single imk, and so far as is known had no relatives m the colony. The eight seamen of the "ship Hurunui who refused to discharge cargo appeared at the Police Court to-day, charged with, disobeying lawful commands. After evi«3ence had been taken, all the accused . were convicted sentenced to four veeka: imprisonment with hard labour, with the alternative of going to work. The men, through their solicitor, announced their determination not to go to work, but they were given twenty-four hours to consider the matter.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890

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