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AUCKLAND NEWS NOTES. Auckland, March 2. DEATH OF CAPTAIN §ELWYN.

The death is announced of Captain C. W. Selwyn, late of the Royal Horse Guards and formerly M.P. for Wisbeach,at the early age of 34, after an illness of two years' duration. He came to Auckland last month, and visited Rotorua and Okoroire in the hope of deriving benefit from tho hot springs, returning toAuck-' land about a fortnight ago. Captain Selwyn was tho son of the late Lord Justice Selwyn, a younger brother of the Bishop of New Zealand. PICKPOCKETS. Complaints are made of the presence in Auckland of professional thieves or " spielers " from Australia. Some excitement was caused on board of the Union Steam Ship Company's steamer Rotomahana shortly after 7 o'clock last evening, owing to the operations of some pickpockets. As usual a large crowd had assembled on the wharf and steamer. One lady on board the steamer felt a tug at her pocket and saw a man who was standing next to her pass something to another man. She at once seized him and accused him of picking her pockets and managed bo detain him until some of the bystanders came to Jier assistance. In the meantime the man was observed to drop something on the deck which was found to be the missing purse. The police were sent for, but before their arrival the man had managed to make himself scarce among tbe crowd. Another lady had her pocket picked of a purse containing 30s about the same time. March 3. '_ ROGUES AND VAGABONDS. The spielers now in" Auckland adopt various methods of fleecing the public. This is the way in ,which the proprietor of a boot and shoe establishment in Newton was victimised. One man having been fitted with a pair of boots, in came a confederate, and after the pretence of a quarrel struck the other man in the face. The scene of strife was speedily transferred to the door, and in a twinkling both men and boots disappeared. It is hardly necessary to state that the boots are still unpaid for.

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AUCKLAND NEWS NOTES. Auckland, March 2. DEATH OF CAPTAIN §ELWYN. Otago Witness, Issue 2037, 9 March 1893

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