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A SAD END.

OAMARU, Avovnr 3. An inquest was held here this morning od the body of Hannah Crawley, an old settler* aged about sixty-fire years, who died somewhat suddenly yesterday. Deceased, whowas of rather intemperate habits, sold some, property in Dunedin a few weeks ago, receiving Ll5O in cash. Beyond making apresent to her son of L2O, no trace of the balance of the money con be discovered. The fact of her having money attracted the usual parasites, and it is presumed than deceased was eased of her money. The evi- , dence disclosed that the woman was found lying on the floor of the room she occupied in a semi-insensible state. A verdict of “ Died through excessive drinking ” was returned.

Mr Edison is reported, in a conversation with an interviewer who solicited his ideason the subject of the projected World’w Fair in New York (says ‘ Iron ’), as saying; that he would take an acre of space in sucl* a fair and completely cover it with his in - ventions, of which he has no less than seventy now underway, “ One of the most peculiar, and now promising good results,” said Mr Edison, "is what I may call a farsight machine.” By means of this extraordinary invention he hopes to be able te increase the range of vision by hundreds oS miles, so that, for instance, " a man in Near York could see the features of his friend in Boston with as much ease as he could see a. performance on the stage. That,” he added, " would bean invention worthy a prominent; place in tho World’s Fair, and I hops to have ft perfected long before 1892,” Major Watkin’s "position finder,” by which the guns of a battery or ship of war are concentrated by a single expert upon a definite object with the touch of a button in his remote place of observation, is making great progress. It will abolish much, if not all, of the interest in artillery practice. The gunners will have only to load, and then to take their directions as to elevation and training from a dial. They will generally be ignorant as to what they are firing at, and will probably havo no knowledge whether or not their firing is effective. All their business will be to load, to watch the dial, and to fire, Mr Justice Day never said one single word in Court during fifty eight sittings of the Parnell Commission.

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A SAD END., Evening Star, Issue 7976, 3 August 1889

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A SAD END. Evening Star, Issue 7976, 3 August 1889

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