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. 26th May. William Townend, brother to Doctor Townend, has been committed for trial for manslaughter under the following circumstances. He attended a confinement in his brother's name, and in absence of other instruments he used a large pair of pointed scissors to assist inthe delivery. The child was born with two severe cuts on its forehead, and the j>ost mortem examination showed that the wounds Eenetrated the skull and brain. The child ved thirty-six hours. The medical witnesses at the inquest asserted that judging from the evidence of the nurse, and the fact of the child being born alive, no penetrating instruments of any kind were required, and that death resulted from the wounds inflicted by the scissors. Steps are being taken for establishing a skating rink. . 27th May. lima De Murskt made her first appearance

last nififht- to a large audience. Her singing „ created quite a Jurore. She was recalled" * three times after eacli song. The other mem- ' bers of the company met with a splendid reception. At Akaroa, a new double-demy paper, to be - called the Akaroa Mail, is announced to be published tri-weekly by Joseph Ivess, late proprietor of the PateaMail. JThe first number is announced to be publishecljon 4th July* - * 9 .

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CHRISTCHURCH., Evening Post, Volume XIII, Issue 124, 27 May 1876

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CHRISTCHURCH. Evening Post, Volume XIII, Issue 124, 27 May 1876

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