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[Per United Press Association. 1

AUCKLAND, October 11,

At the Police Court to-day Rangi was charged with theft. He had been assisting at Salvation Army gatherings and other religious meetings, and conducting services. He was only married a few weeks before bis arrest. He took apartments in the House of a Mrs Clarke, and during her absence a quantity of silk, valued at L 26, was stolen. On her return he said that he wanted to leave, as the house was haunted and full of imps. The silk was found iu Rangi’s possession, and he confessed to several witnesses that he had stolen it.


The Caledonian Society, who have a credit balance of L 315, decided to vote L 25 in aid of the proposed free library, and L 25 to the Art Gallery. At a meeting of the creditors of Alfred William Stephenson, storekeeper, it was decided to prosecute him for fraudulent bankruptcy, and to initiate proceedings against his wife to recover the property held by her. It was shown that the bankrupt kept his books in a very reckless manner.

On the Supreme Court resuming this morning the foreman of the jury, which had been locked up all night in the case of Bannister, charged with misappropriation of Government funds, announced that they could not agree upon a verdict. The Chief Justice discharged them, and it has keen arranged that the charge should be reheard on Monday. A new jury was then empannelled, and the hearing of another charge of issuing a post office money order for L 4, with intent to defraud, proceeded with. It will last all day. Mrs Bath, who took “ Rough on rats ” a few days ago, was charged at the Police Court to-day with attempting her life, and was bound over to keep the peace for three months. TIMARU, October 11. The Rev. G. Barclay’s residence at Geraldine was burned down last evening while the family were absent. Insurances: L3OO on the house and L7OO on the library and furniture in the New Zealand OHice. The volunteers, who were assembling for drill, made a good salvage corps.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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