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SOUTHERN NEWS.

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) DREDGE FOR GISBORNE. GISBORNE, this 1 day. The Gisborne Harbour Board decided to obtain a dredge of the Murihiku type, and will shortly consider an offer from Siemens and Co., builders of the Greymouth dredge. STRUGK OFF THE ROLLS. WELLINGTON, this day. At the Appeal Court this morning, before Justices Denniston, Edwards and Cooper, the case of-Charles- Edward Harden, barrister* arid solicitor,' North, was heard. This was a motion on behalf of the Wellington Law Society to show- cause why Harden should not be struck off the roll. acquitted at the Supreme Court, the defence being that he was muddled with drink and the money was" paid over. The Court ordered him to be" struck off the roll, but leave was granted if in a reasonable time his conduct was shown to be such that physical..reformation_had taken place he could apply for reinstatement; £15 15/ costs were allowed. CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. GISBORNE,- this dey. Rose Kirwin, a servant girl, was charged in the Police Court to-day with the manslaughter of a newborn female child on March 10. The evidence taken at the inquesfc was confirmed. This showed that the child lived after birth. Accused, who pleaded not guilty, reserved her defence and was committed for trial. THE TIMBER COMMISSION. INVERCARGILL, this day. The Timber Commission concluded its sittings here and left this afternoon for Dunedin. SUPPOSED SUICIDE. WELLINGTON, Tuesday. The body of Simmy Rogers, a tailor, aged 58, was found in 'Wellington harbour to-day. He left his lodgings yesterday, and a note was afterwards found making it appear that Rogers intended to commit suicide. Deceased had been out of work for some tiros, and it is thought he had become despondent. FIRE AT GISBORNE. GISBORNE, this day.. A fire broke out last night in a millinery establishment, Wellington House, occupied by Mrs Loohs. The building was guted and a large stock entirely ruined. An adjoining shop, occupied by Andrews, bootmaker, was saved by the fire brigade, but the stock was considerably damaged by water. Both shops were owned by Mr James Mawhinney, and were insured, with fittings, fof £1000 in the Guardian office. Mrs Loohs' stock was insxired for £1100 in the State office, and for £750 in the South British. Andrews' stock was insured for £500 in the London and Lancashire office. THE CHRISTCHURCH MYSTERY. CHRISTCHURCH, Tuesday. The inquest concerning the death of Andrew Douglas Hardie, 70 yeara of age, whose body was found lying outside, a cottage at Dudley Creek last Sunday week, was resumed this afternoon. The driver and occupants of a taxi-cab, who passed the locality on the night Hardie ' was found, stated that they neither saw • the man nor felt a shock. An open ver- " diet was returned. '

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 77, 31 March 1909

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