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To-day's Telegrams

Auckland, June 17 Two fishermen were plying their calling m a 20ft mullet boat, off Oape Colville, when a large fieh, thought to be a whale, j struck the craft below the water. It apparently just grazed the boat's bottom accidentally, but the 4vessel leaked badly. The fishermen attempted to reach Waiheke but just before the island was reaohed the boat sank. Her owner, J. Gallagher, and j hiß mate, rowed|ashore m a dingy. Gisborne, June 17 A. man named O'Dwyer, while blowing up a stump with dynamife, got within range prematurely, and was badly injured, numerous particles of wood being driven into his body. It ia believed that he will recover. New Plymouth, June 17 Operations at the oil well, * which had been suspended for two or three days, were resumed yesterday morning, when a column of mud, impregnated with oil, shot np about fifty'feet, and continued until the cap waß fixed on the bore. Water and oil are now issuing freely and the manager is convinced that he has a payable well. Nelson, June 17 A fire occurred yesterday afternoon m a tbirteen-roomed residence rented by the Nelson College Governors, m which two masters and eighteen boys slept. The house was totally destroyed, together with its contents. The fire had a complete hold when it was observed, and nothing was saved. The masters lost valuable books, and the boys all that they had not with them. Twelve of the boys suffered at the previous fire. The. building was owned by Mrs Kftikes, and was insured for .£SOO m fche Sun Office. The College authorities had the furniture insured for .£6O only, divided between the Victoria, South British New Zealand, and Liverpool and London and Globe Offices.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6598, 17 June 1905

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To-day's Telegrams Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6598, 17 June 1905

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