[Pus United Press Association.]
, WELLINGTON, September 30., In the libel case of Campbell v. Payton (proprietor of the ‘ WairarapaDaily Times’) the jury found that the statement complained of was libellous and defamatory, but not maliciously so ; also, that there had been an agreement to retract, and that defendant had not fulfilled that agreement.’ They awarded plaintiff £2O damages and ,coats. ’ Robert Bradley walked into a chemist’s shop yesterday, bought some spirits of salt, drank the poison, and was taken to the hospital in a serious condition.
Ryder’s house at Otaki was destroyed;by fire this morning. Nothing was saved. The insurances were; £2OO on the dwelling in' the Northern Company, and £2OO on the furniture in the Commercial Union. Mr Ryder estimates his loss at £6OO.
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TELEGRAPHIC, Evening Star, Issue 10433, 30 September 1897