Palmerston, North, Dec. 8,
A farmer named J as. Williams is tinder arrest on a charge of attempt ing to burn down a cottage occupied by his wife and also his own house. It is stated tbat when the building was alight Williams knocked on the wall and aroused the inmates, who extinguished the flames. Williams then rode to his own house two miles distant; which, with the contents, was soon afterwards burned down. Wil liams gave himself up to the police, and has been remanded to Palmerston North.
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ATTEMPTED ARSON., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913
ATTEMPTED ARSON. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913
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