ARSON AND SHEEP STEALING
INVERCARGILL, October 20. Emily Hobbs, wife of a was charged with burning a dwelling-house at Balfour belonging to her husband in April, 1895. The property was insured for £l2O in the National Office, tuid the amount was paid over. The chief witnesses for the prosecution were Hobbs's family by his former wife. They stated that a considerable quantity of furniture waß removed before the fire, which occurred Jn the daytime and dHring the absence of the husband and family. The case is proceeding. A charge of sheep stealing ia also to be brought against the accused.. ■'
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ARSON AND SHEEP STEALING, Evening Star, Issue 10449, 20 October 1897