[Pee United Press Association.] CHRISTCHURCH, November 17, The ‘ AkaroaMail’ office,was destroyed by nre early this morning. Everything was lost. Insurance: £350 in the London and Liverpool and Globe Office.
WELLINGTON. November 17. Burglars visited the premises of Mr Batkin, tobacconist, Lambton Quay, last nignt, They broke in at the back, but, trying to enter the shop, were foiled by a steel-lined door, and went off to Hannah's boot warehouse, a few yards away, from which they made off with a cart load of boots. Several boxes full were piled at a broken window, evidently ready to be taken away, and the thieves must have had a cart waiting, but were disturbed before securing all the plunder.
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 10473, 17 November 1897
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