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An elderly lady named Mrs. Mathieson fell from a tram car at the corner of Newton-road and Syrnonds-street last evening, toeing under the impression that the car had stopped. (Fortunately, her fall, though a heavy one, was not attended by any serious consequences. A lunatic escaped from the Auckland Mental Hospital on Friday afternoon, and has not yet recaptured. He was seen by an attendant, but being a fast runner, got away into some bush. He is 20 years of age, sft 6£in in -height, with folack hair, a pale complexion; and a small tilack moustache. Some of hde clothes "were subsequently found on the Ibank of a tidal creek near the Mental Hospital, but the escapee was seen some time afterwards on the road. To-morrow, the 16th March, is the date fixed for the sale of Lynnhirst Estate, Grey Lynn (opposite the old abattoirs, which have now been removed). G«o. Sayers, auctioneer, Durham-street, -will offer 40 sections, on terms as advertised in our auction columns, at 12 noon. Special attention of our readers is directed to the very easy conditions of purchase. The properties are adjacent to the new tram extension and in close proximity to the school reserve.

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Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 63, 15 March 1909

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