“ Company, Attention !”—The rifle corps parades to-night for general inspection. The San Francisco Mail. —The Taiaroa, [with the Southern portion of the San Francisco mail left Wellington at 11.30 to-day. The mail may be expected in Ashburton to-morrow. Ore & Co. —The tender of Orr and Co. for the stock-in-trade of John Fraser and Co., at Mount Somers has been accepted, so that another cheap sale of bankrupt stock may be looked for. Trouble Aheap. —The Deputy Property Tax Commissioners throughout the colony have been instructed to sRe for penalties under the Property Assessment Act for neglect to forward returns. The Tussocks. —A considerable number of owners of unoccupied sections have cleared off the tussock growth, and have burned the heaps. Where this clearance has been effected the sections present quite a refreshing appearance to the eye, being green, fresh and meadow like. But there is still a large extent of uncleared land within the township, the owners of which give no sign of starting the tussock harvest.
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