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Fever at Cawnpoke.— A correspondent from Gawnpore, -writing to the “Indian Railway Service Gazette,” says the number of deaths in that station from fever have been averaging 150 per day. Demand for wood to supply the burning ghats has been so great that the spinning mills have been compelled to use coal,' which is generally much dearer than wood or fuel. A voluminous Government report has reached us containing condensed statements of the receipts ’and expenditure’ qf the Road Boards qf Ne\y Ffom this it appears thq,t there arc 325 Road Boards in the colony, and of these onljßßfl sent in returns. The one which the largest is the Ashburton Road which expended during the financial year 1879, £17,173 2s. 2d. ; and the smallest is the East Mahurangi Road Board, somewhere in Auckland, which shows the following account of its disbursements for the year :—On new roads—Survey and construction, £3 3s. ; salaries, £4 ; sundries, £7 7s.—total, £l4 10s. If this Board holds monthly meetings, they must do a lot of cheeseparing to expend their twentyfour shillings and twopence per month: There can’t be any sinecures for Road Board officials in Mahurangi Bast.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 75, 18 March 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 75, 18 March 1880

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