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A Probable Canard.

A recent cablegram from London stated that during the passage of the Mariposa from Auckland to San Francisco the Rev. Charles Spurgeon was assaulted by Mr Duckworth, because the rev. gentleman paid too much attention to the wife of the Rochdale mill-owner. The Auckland ‘ Star ’ mill-ownCr, and member of the Town Council of Rochdale (England), came to the colonies for the benefit of bis health, and was deputed by the United Methodist Free Church body, of which he is a prominent member, to report upon the state of the churches connected with that body in the colonies. He preached on several occasions in Auckland. Mrs Duckworth accompanied! her husband, and daring their stay here they had apartments at “ Femfeigh,"' Symonds street, near the Grammar School'. They took passage for San Francisco by the Mariposa, the vessel on which the Rev Charles Spurgeon also proceeded to Sam Francisco. The arrival of the steamer at that port was only cabled at the beginning: of last week, and was published in our issue of Tuesday last. Any report with regard Ur the incident referred to in the above cables gram must therefore have come through an - American source, and it is highly probable that it has lost nothing in coloring throngh the American love of sensational journalism. It is not unlikely that some trivial incident has been grossly exaggerated.”

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A Probable Canard., Issue 7928, 8 June 1889, Supplement

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A Probable Canard. Issue 7928, 8 June 1889, Supplement

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