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WAIWERA, September 16.
A severe thunderstorm occurred this morning. Several of the lines are down, and telegraph posts were split from top to stem. CHRISTCHURCH, September 16.
At a special meeting of the Lyttelton Harbor Board this morning it was resolved to telegraph to the Government the following resolution : having forcibly ejected our workmen sent to repair the Gladstone shed, the Board will be glad to know from the Government at their earliest convenience what course they intend to pursue in reference to the Harbor Board's olaims, as set forth in the evidence and report of the Public Accounts Committee." INVERCABGILb, September 16.
A laborer employed on a station visited an accommodation-house where he got drnnk. The licensee was absent, b.ut his wife refused to allow the man to be put to bed, although two other men offered payment. One of them tried to get the man away on horseback, but he was too drunk to ride, and was left out all night, getting badly frost bitten. The police summoned the licensee for a breach of the Act in refusing accommodation, and the Magistrate fined him L 5 and costs, holding that the man was a traveller, and that the licensee's wife was acting on behalf of her husband.
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INTERPROVINCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8013, 16 September 1889