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SOUTHERN NEWS.

(By Telegraph.—rress Association.) OUTBREAK OF DIPHTHERIA DUNEDIX, Sunday. Word has boon received from the Health Department of an outbreak oi diphtheria at Kaitangata. Seven cases have been reported. One patient is dead, and three others are in a serious condiI tion. I- , IRES IX THE SOUTH. Tf.MARL". this day. A fire at 1.30 this morning destroyed the workshops of \V. J. Bearsc and Co., builders, .Main Xorth-road. ilachinery and plant worth £550 was also destroyed. The lo=s is estimated at £1000, and the insurance is i'.JOO In the Liverpool, London and Globe. DEATH.S FROM .SCARJjKT FEVER. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) * DUSEDIS, this day. A few weeks ago a mother and two daughters at Green Island were attacked by scarlet fever. The mother succumbed almost at once, and yesterday one daughter, aged IT, died. Xur.se Robertson, who attended them, ■also contracted the same disease, and she, too, passed away yesterday, BUILDING TRADE IMPROVEMENT, WELLIXGTOX, this day. A marked improvement is noticeable in the building trade in Greater Wellington in comparison with recent months. At the present time the building inspector has before him applications for building permits aggregating £84.000 in value. ACCIDENTS. WELLINGTON, Sunday. A married man named George Murray, while riding a bicycle in Aro-street yesterday, collided with :i horse mid cart. He was taken to the hospitjj. and was found to lx> Buttering from concussion of the brain and a fractured skull. He was still unconscious this afternoon. . CHRISTCIIUKUI, Sunday. A man named .James .Smart, who was knocked down l>v a motor carat Richmond last night., received injuries neces-itating his removal 10 the hospital. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. CHIiIijTCHUBCH, Sunday. A fire hist, night destroyed a fiveroomed house at Spreydon, owned and occupied by John Marsh. Jt was insured, but the particulars arc uot as- n l a t Cerable. CIUHORSE. this day. A fire vyhi.'h broke out early this morning destroyed a residence owned by Mrs. Andrews, ami ocuuperi by Mr. H. Dixon. Mrs. Dixon and her child had a narrow escape.

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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