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[Per United Press Association.]

AUCKLAND, September 27.

There is considered no doubt that Linnet, the missing railway porter, has met with foul play. He had drawn his month's salary on the day of the murder. The medical opinion is that he was dead before the water was reached.

Mr Tighe, a blind teacher of the blind, who hat been conducting a mission of instruction here, is about to leave for the South, where he will carry on similar work. Mr Limmer, of Whatawhata, was boiling tar, when his eight-year-old daughter let a candle fall into it. The tar flared up, burning her very badly. Te jjiooti persists in going on with his action against the Government. His more immediate followers number 200, and he is desirous of getting them located on the East Coast on a block which should be given by the Government. If the East Coast Natives express any willingness in that dfreptiou, it is understood he would be willing to contest the East Coast Maori electorate with Mr Carroll at the next general election. Mr Frederick Martin, an engineer, carried home some timber for shop fittings on his shoulder yesterday afternoon and died immediately afterwards from apoplexy. James Henry Hannan, a draper in Victoria street, was fined to-day for obstructing the thoroughfare with a case. Although he held a permit from the mayor the Bench held that Corporation officials had no power to override a law passed by the Legislature. At the annual meeting of the Auckland Cricket Association last evening it was resolved to take steps with a view to sending an Auckland cricket team South during the holidays if possible. The report deplored the want of interest in cricket last season. GREYMOUTH, September 27.

Messrs Guinness and Kitchenham have received from the Government L 1,125 as compensation and costs in the Supreme Court action brought against the Railway Department for causing the death of George Stevenson, of Wanganui, by a truck running over him on the Greymouth wharf. This settles the action brought by the representa : tives of the deceased to recover L 3,000 on behalf of his nino children. The Government have also decided to pay the amount of the verdict (L9OO and costs) in Vincent's case, for injuries received in a similar way. CHRISTCHURCH, September 27.

At the Police Court this morning, before Mr Beetham, R.M., Isaac Burt and wife were charged with stealing linen and underclothing off a clothes line at St. Albans. Burt was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, His wife was discharged.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8023, 27 September 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8023, 27 September 1889

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