(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) EAST COAST RAILWAY. GISBOrVNE, this day. The Cook County Council received a letter from the East Coast Railway League at Napier re the Napier-Gisborne railway, and decided to acknowledge thesame, and to state that, as the whole of their energies are occupied in forwarding the Gisborne-Rotorua line, they are unable to offer assistance in the direction, desired. SUICIDE BY POISON. DUNEDIN, this day. The Coroner found that Andrew Kerk's death was the result of corrosive subiimate poisoning, self administered, while insane. SUDDEN DEATH. CHPJSTCHURCH, this day. Alfred Manning wae found in an expiring condition in a garden this morning. He died before assistance could be procured. FIRE AT FEILDING. FEILDING, Thursday. A serious fire occurred about a mile from town this afternoon, a dwellinghouse, the property of Mr. L. 11. HorTocks, being completely destroyed. A piano and a few articles of furniture were saved. Thje fire originated in the washhouse. The house was only finisned, two mouths ago. Mr Horroeks was married last month, and the losses include a collection of valuable wedding presents. The insurance on the house, which cost over £1100, was £SOO, but no policy -was held on. the furniture. FIRE AT NEW PLYMpUTH'. NEW PLYMOUTH, this day. Shortly after midnight a fire was discovered in the Jubilee boardinghouse, close , to the centre of the town. The flames had a strong hold when discovered, and one or two of the boarders were rescued with difficulty. The upper storey was gutted, and most of the boarders lost their effects. There was no. wind, otherwise Archibald Clark's and Cock and Co.'s warehouse would have been endangered. The building was insured in the North Queensland Office for £.1000, and effects for £250 in the Alliance. The damage to the building is estimated at £450, and to the effects at £500. The building was owned by Burgess, Fraeer, and Co., and occupied by (Mrs. Foley. The total number of -words distributed to various papers in New Zealand and elsewhere by the Telegraph Office last night was 110,000. This included 8,000 •words of cable Press work. All the work was cleared for main stations by 2 a,.in.
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