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SERIOUS COLLIERY EXPLOSION. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 4 November 1891
SERIOUS COLLIERY EXPLOSION. Ten Lives Lost. The Bristol,coalfield, which has been remarkably freo for a number of years frotu serious mining accidents, was on September Ist the scene of an explosion, which occurred at Malago Vale pit, Bedminster, and causod the loss of ten lives, while several colliers were badly injured.. The principal casualties in the district are due to falling roofs, and the pits are pretty free from gas, while in most of them naked lig;hts are used. One portion of the Malago pit has been in use for many years, but another section is comparatively a new one, and ifc was in the latter the explosion occurred. The pit was idle on Saturday, the men attending the Miners' Demonstration, and on Sunday night, at ten o'clock, the workings were inspected by firemen, before the night shift, consisting of thirty-five men, went down at midnight. The duties of bhe night men were to timber tho headings, in readiness for the day shift, which commences at six o'clock, and consi...
FLOWERS FOR TEACHER. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 4 November 1891
FLOWERS FOR TEACHER. SCHOOLBOYS IN TROUBLE, Two lade named William Herbert Nelson and William John Locke appeared at the Police Court this morning, before Dr. Giles, R.M., to answer a charge of having stolen flowers from private property in Princesstreet on the 3rd instant. The boys pleaded '• guilty.&quot; Sergeant-Major Pratt stated that Constable Reading saw the accused in Princesstreet yesterday with large bunches of flowers in their hands. When asked where che flowers wero obtained, the boys admitted that they had got them from an unoccupied allotment. Mr P. A. Philips was found to be the agent for this property and on being informed of the circumstances, ho laid the information. Mrs [Nelson stated that the boya went to beg flowers for their school teachers to decorate the sixth standard room. She asked the Court to caution teachers againet taking flowers from boys without knowing how the flowers had been obfcainod. Mrs Locke stated that she knew nothing about the afi'a...
NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 4 November 1891
NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE. The genial optimists who in our darkesb hours of depression urged with brisk and cheerful confidence that all would come right and New Zealand win the corner yet, will soon begin to rub their hands and say with the tolerant air of people whose prophecy has come true, &quot;I told you so.&quot; The surest signs of returning prosperity are around us. When an old-established, prudent and well-conducted office like the New Zealand .Loan and Mercantile begin to plume themselves, enlarge their offices and generally make themselves beautiful before the public with plate glass, shining cedar and brass, and this after bad times, it may be opined with trustfulness that Fortune has not ceased to smile. For the last few years the business of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile has been increasing, Auckland being the head office. The inspection department ] haa always needed a large office and staff, and when under Mr Lawry'a management local busi...
ANGLO-COLONIAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 4 November 1891
ANGLO-COLONIAL NOTES. (feom our London correspondent.) London, September 18. &quot;BRAVO, NEW ZEALAND!&quot; Here are a few comments from the London papers anent the passage' of &quot; Womens Suffrage &quot; through your Parliament. The&quot;PallMallGazette&quot;says:&quot;Bravo,New Zealand. . . Wyoming and the Isle of Man will no longer stand out as the only places where the business of government recognises no sex disqualification. Indeed, the British colony has gone a step farther than either the American State or the 'litble Manx nation.' It has . . . qualified women to sit in Parliament. This will make up to the women who are fighting the same battle over here for the defeat of Sir Henry Parkes's Women's Suffrage Bill. It is the business of these democratic young communities, wibh their freer 'conditions, to lead the way for the mother country in social reform. New South Wales has missed an opportunity, and New Zealand has...
AM INCORRIGIBLE BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 4 November 1891
AM INCORRIGIBLE BOY. (by telegba^h—press association.) Chkistchdrcit, this day. At the R.M. Courb to-day a boy named Kosanowski was charged with breaking and. entering his father's house and stealing the refrom £2. The boy had proved incorrigible, and was sent, to Burnuam until he attained the age of 14.
SUDDEN DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 4 November 1891
SUDDEN DEATH. It has been reported to the police that ati old man named Timothy Duane, 78 years of age and a resident of Clarence-streets. Ponsonby, died .suddenly at an early hour this morning. Mrs Duane, wife of the deceased, states that her husband was healthy for a man of his age, and had nob complained of being unwell. During yesterday he ate well, and retired to bed about 8 o'clock. He wakened aboub 1 a.m., and they were talking, and the deceased seemed to be all right. Aboub 5 o'clock this morning Mrs Duane gob up and began to dress herself, when she noticed there was something wrongabout'fche deceased, and on examining him, found that he was dead. Mrs Duahe adds thafc her husband had had a bad cough for a long time, and sometimes coughed badly afe night, bub he had not been' attended by any doctor for over twelve months. Constable Foreman having been informed of the occurrence proceeded to the residence of Mrs Duane, and found the deceased as if he had died in bis sleep. Dr....