New Zealand Tablet, Volume XIII, Issue 18, 28 August 1885, Page 11
*v £V ag tbe exceptionally mild season (says the WaJtatip Mail) tne Uallant Tipperary Quariz-miniug Company have again started mto active operations, and the battery was to have been started last Inursday. We hear that the mine is looking very well, and there are already some 600 tons of stone taken from vat ions parts of ths mine, which it ia believed will yield fair returns. There is still a little frost on the ground, but this will probably disappear before many days. The reef in the main drive is expected to be struck very shortly, and when it is this well-known mine will promise to be one of the foremost in the district. Mr. Robert Carr, an experienced Macetoven mine manager, who has recently been appointed to the management, is having the mine placed in good working order. Heavy rain fell at Greymouth throughout Sunday, and culminated in a flooded river yesterday morning. About 3 o'clock a wall of water came down, and while the men were at work in one of the cylinders it carried two rows of temporary piles away, although driven 15ft in the shingle. The derrick at the end of the work was carried away, and also the donkey engine and boilers. The cylinders were not detached from the woodwork and the damage is not considered heavy. It is expected the engine, which is fastened to framework, will be recovered. The flood was not nearly so high as the previous one, which canied away the cylinders and did other damage. A communication has been received by Her Majesty's Government from the Khedive of Egypt informing them of a terrible massacre which has taken place at Berber. The populace, who ware reduced to a state of starvation, rose en masse and took possession of the Treasury. The garrison endeavoured to repel the insurgents, and great loss of life resulted. His Imperial Highness the Czarewitch left St. Petersburgh on Monday for Kremsir, a town in Moravia, at which place he will meet their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Austria. A great meeting has been held in Hyde Park to consider the question of protecting youog girls. The concession of the ZulSkar Pass to England by Russia has now been confirmed.
An immense concourse of people assembled in Madrid on Monday, upwards of 30,000 persons being present. Resolutions protesting against the action of Germany with regard to the Caroline Islands were carried amid great enthusiasm.