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♦ The Governor will visit New Plymouth early in December. Keast, the pious fraud at Auckland, haa been committed for trial ou further charges of obtaining money by false pretences. Herbert Allandale, who is serving a ten years' sentence, escaped yesterday frcm the hard-labor gang at Lyttelton. M'Ammon, who is held for working an illicit still at Pahipuhi (Auckland), denies that he fixed it up or ever made any whisky. Ee sjys that the man who worked it managed to make his escape before tho Bteamer reached Auckland. The Crown declares that the prisoner forms one of a gang who have been exploiting the Thames goldfield with home-made whisky.

The single taxers of Wellington have forwarded a cablegram of condolence to the widow of Mr Henry George. A joint deputation from the local Women's Democratic Union and the Workers' Union presented to the Premier y<s'-erday protests • against more public money being spent on the Mount Cook Gaol, but Mr Seddon was not able to give them any assurance that the work would be stopped. At the inquesb on the body of John Garside, years of age, who was found dead in a race near bis hut at Fraser Gully, Hindqn f! the jury found a verdict of " Found drdftned." --The Coronet (Mr Snow) said it was" & pity that there was not some means of compelling old men, who were past work, to go into an Old Men's Home. —' Advocate.'

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BRIEF MENTION., Evening Star, Issue 10461, 3 November 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Evening Star, Issue 10461, 3 November 1897

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