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AUCKLAND, November 19. The charge against Johanna Keily, sixteen years old, of wilfully setting fire to tbe house of F. W. Browning, at Tawhare, in which the accused was a servant, was dismissed. Though there was evidence ol arson, there was nothing to connect accused with the crime. WELLINGTON, November 19. Mr H. Rowlanda’s house near Foxton was burned down. The family were milking, a short distance away at the time. The place was insured for £250. In the Supreme Court Leonard Harrington, convicted of receiving stolen goods, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment ; Charles Gibbon, for (heft, was put on probation for six months. NELSON, November 19. The Collingwood Institute and Library were destroyed by fire this morning, including the museum, 1,000 books (some valuable aud old), the Foresters’ and Druids’ record «, and the records of the Aorere Works Committee. Nothing was saved except the Foresters’ safe. There were no insurances. CHRISTCHURCH, November 19. At the adjourned criminal sittings to-day Eugene 0. Mackrill, who had been convicted of common assault on a Chinaman, was placed on probation for two months on conditioa of payment by him of £lO to the prosecutor and £4 towards the costs of the prosecution. ■

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 10475, 19 November 1897

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 10475, 19 November 1897

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