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SOUTHERN NEWS.

CHILD SCALDED TO DEATH. DUNEDIN, this day.

An industrial school child, .iumea Stacker, eighteen months old, boarded out with Mrs Fleming at Waikouaiti, i>ll into a bucket of boiling water last nigat and succumbed to its injuries. WELLINGTON' TRAMWAYS REVENUE. WELLINGTON", this tUy. Wellington City Tramways revenue for the twelve months ju»t ended wae £ 13t>.446, and working expenses £91,672. ! After meeting all <:har«?es, the net sur- ' plui for the year v.v.-i £5,9:54. an increase ', of £365 by with the profits : ' ior the previous year. 1 OCEAN ACCIDENT COMPANY. I WELLINGTON', Tuesday. The annual meeting of the Ocean Acci- ' dent Company was held in London. The j' income for the year 10OS was reported I 1 to have been £ 1,345,313, and the balance' to credit of the profit and lo.ss account, after paying all claims and expenses and including provision for outstanding ," claims, was £741.483. The reserves at December 31 stood at £1.750,113; in--5 vested funds, £->,003,795; and assets, I £2,4.53,030. I ARRIVAL OF IMMIGRANTS. I WELLINGTON', Tuesday. J One hundred and fifty newcomers from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales stepped ashore from the Ruapehu to day. Th«y were met hy the immigration JJ officer (Mr. A. S. Danby), who supplied them with information on labour matters, Mr. Danby speaks in hig-h terms ol J the suitableness of the immigrants for , local conditions. Farmers, domestic servant«, farm labourers, and dairy farmers '" are well represented, while the capital of the "assisteds" ranges from £25 to c £250. >f s [ SPRAYED i"RUIT. :t s HASTINGS, this day. a In view of a case of. illness alleged to i- be due to eating fruit retaining poison's ous spray, the Fruitgrowers Company has :- forwarded a sampla of the same parcel v of fruit to the Government Analyst, :e -who states the pears contained neither arsenic nor copper. The sample was not is sufficiently large to permit of teste for other poisons.

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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