Clutha Leader, Rōrahi XXII, Putanga 1114, 20 Hakihea 1895, Page 5
I From Our Own Correspondent.! The weather for the past few days has at last looked like summer whjoh has caused the visitors around the district to patronise the. beach for a few days. The long- talked-of Gold King saving machine has at laa# made its appearance) Two of them are working on the; beach, beside: the creek . below Mr Jenkinsons's . place, I have not heard whether they ) are a. success or not, they having just'.itarted this 1 week. It is to be hoped they will Be a success as : it means the employment of more labour. <??f- < Anotbei? new building is just. abou^ftniph«d : .at the new .tqwnsh'ipt $«$ ; .|f ? ¥!*Q r e are in course of consiru'ct^Qji, '■ ' V '"; -;'■'**'' ''■'' 4 large number of dead carcases-are lylftg I along on different 'part^'? qf the beaibbvln B
very decomposed state,; causing a very obnoxious odour; As" there is no means of getting out of the way when driving or riding I think the county : council 7 should see about the burying of them. '..:.-. -■ A> meeting of the sports' committee was held on Monday night. > A- programme of 16 eyents was. drawn up. A bout;L ls worth of prizes will be distributed* Trophies were presented by, Messrs Bremher, Guest, M'Leod, Hogg, Christie, and Fruish. It ,iyas decided to hold the annual dance in the evening after "the games. ,' , . . . ' ' Fish have been ,very scares lately, the weather being so rough' that the boats could not get out. Great indignation was felt here among the fishers by the letter of the Balclutha Witness correspondent. Mr C. Arthur- had the misfortune to have his hut destroyed by. fire on the Ist. All his fishing gear tools, etc. were burnt. He estimated his loss at L3O. A.strong westerly | gale was blowing- at the time, and they justmanaged to save the house. Part of the dairy was , also burnt. The " place was uninsured. ■ ; ■ - . - ■ We are not so honest down here now as we used to be. One old veteran had the misfortune to lose 1£ cwt of early potatoes the other night. This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened. He says' if they had come and asked him he would have given them some rather than see them starve. The prepetrators are well known so they had better look out or the man on the bay horse with white pants will be seen about. Our worthy member Mr T. Mackenzie addressed his constituents at Port Molyneux on Saturday night. He was well received and a vote of thanks and confidence was carried unanimously.