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A couple of street accidents took place this afternoon. The first occurred to Mr and Mrs Buskin, of Maclaggan street, who were at the time driving in a composite vehicle answering somewhat to the description of a buggy. Their horse apparently took fright when passing in front of the Post Office, and darting round the corner into Liverpool street it dashed the trap against a post used for hitching the mail-carriers' horses to. The post was broken off short, the vehicle disintegrated, and its occupants thrown to the ground with some force. Mrs Buskin sustained a contusion in the face, but Mr Buskin was uninjured. Both were able to proceed home without assistance.—The second accident occurred in Vogel street, when a boltiag horse, whose owner is at present unknown, ran into a horse which was standing in the shafts of a dray belonging to Mr John Barnes, and killed it instantaneously.

It has been found that in nearly every civilised country the tree that bears the moat fruit for market is an axle-tree.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 6393, 12 September 1883

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Untitled Evening Star, Issue 6393, 12 September 1883