The Old Cable. —Two miles of the old Cook’s Straits cable are to be sent from Wellington, where the old cable is now stored, to Lyttelton, where it will be used for harbor purposes. It will be laid between Lyttelton Heads and the Lighthouse. Hansard. —The Debates Committee recommend the payment of £75 bonus to the “ Hansard ” reporters as compensation for the length of the session. Poob Sib Geoege !—The “ Post ” referring to Sir George Grey says : “It is understood that he had a most magnificent oration prepared and already for delivery in anticipation of the reimposition by the Government of the tea and sugar duties ; and, after all, the Government didn’t reimpose them. It was too bad to inflict so cruel a disappointment on that ‘soi disant’ ‘ outcast,’erstwhile ‘ thegreat Pro-Consul.’ No wonder that Sir George Grey was so dreadfully cross and captious during the remainder of the evening, when lie found all the ground thus ruthlessly cut from under his feet !
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