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[Per United Press Association.! WAIPAWA, May 25. A Maori fell off the train last night between Walpawa end Kaikora. . A trolly was sent from here, and the body picked up apparently lifeless, and taken to Kaikora. On arrival there, and while the officials and a man were standing round, the Maori sat bolt upright, took his wateh out, listened, and said " I think him stop," and straddled off the trolly. He had a good sleep, and was no worse for his aocident.

Yesterday a chief named Enia died here. He was attending the Land Court and was claimant for a large block of land some time ago. In his evidence he said that his father was a great general, but in cross-examina-tion he admitted that his father had lived a sort of outlaw life, and that whenever anyone came his way he used to knock them' on the head, cook, and eat them.


The writ for the election for the Christchurch North Beat, vacated by Sir J. Vogel, was issued this morning, and is made returnable by July 4. Correspondence has taken place between Mr Fleming, coroner at Balclutha, and the Government with reference to the number of fires believed to have been caused by the careless use of matches, and their manipulation by rats. Mr Fleming has submitted various suggestions with a view to reducing the risk of fires from the causes mentioned, These are under the consideration of the Government, and it is probable that some legislation or other action will be taken.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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