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Attepmt at Incendiarism. — An attempt was made by a man who wo believe is named Matthews, to set fire to part of Mr Cbrbett's premises, at the corner of Trafalgar and Bridge streets, Nelson. Mr Corbett has lately been "'making additions to his house, extending it down Bridge street in the direction of the Post Office. In one of the buildings", which has not as yet been occxipied, a light was seen kindled amongst the shavings left by the carpenter who had been at work in the interior; The: light was noticed by two passers-by, Messrs Henderson and Moir ■; the latter at once slipping inside, and putting the fire out. The incendiary,' who was noticed leaving the building, proceeded leisurely until he got into Trafalgar street, Avhen he commenced running, and was at once pursued, Mr Wigjzell capturing him by darting across the street and cutting him oft. Oh being taken to the police station* he refused, to give his name, which is, as we have said, supposed to be Matthews.

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Grey River Argus, Issue 79, 14 July 1866

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Grey River Argus Issue 79, 14 July 1866

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