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[Per United Press Association. 1 AUCKLAND, August 24. Mr Aicken Garrick’s residence at Ellerslie was destroyed by fire last night. Tho total insurance was L1.G30. Tho house belonged to Mr A. Saunders, of Melbourne. Mr Garrick and family were away from home when the fire occurred. The Equitable Company had a polisy of L 750 and the National one of LBOO, the latter being reinsured for L3OO in the New Zealand, which office also has LIOO on the outbuildings. Peter Horley, a young man of twenty-nine years, and a brother of the heavy weight lifter of that name, fell dead on the railway wharf to-day while lifting a sack of grain. It is believed that ho was seized with a paralytic stroke. It was reported this afternoon that Mr John Lamb, the well-known miller, and a very old identity, is dead. CHRISTCHURCH, August 24. Last evening twenty-three old Nelson College boys met at dinner, Mr VV, Acton Adams, barrister, and an old pupil of the college, in the chair, A wish was expressed that the gathering should be an annual one. TIMARU, August 24. At the Police Court to-day an unusual kind of affiliation case was heard in the absence of the defendant. Complainant stated that they were fellow-servants on the Simon Pass Station, in tho Mackenzie Country, twelve miles from tho next house, and were left alone forj some days, her master and mistress, named Matheson, going away. Defendant, who is about fifty years of age, frightened her (then eighteen years old) into consent, and threatened to hang himself besides threatening her. They were left together on several occasions, and she had been afraid to tell her mistress. He had offered to marry her, but she refused. A letter from defendant admitted paternity, and an order was made against him, and for the cost of burial of the child. INVERCARGILL, August 24. A heavy thunderstorm occurred this morning, with a strong gale. The gable ond of Fleming and Gilkison’s old flourmill collapsed, causing damage to tho new portion in course of construction. It is believed that the damage was caused by vibration from thunder.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7994, 24 August 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7994, 24 August 1889