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Rain again. . War scare in Europe. Bad weather for cricket). Italy noaring a revolution. I Web throughout the colony. ; ' , w j S.s. Mararoa from thei South to-day. "'•• The Dunedin ciby valuation is £248,938; % dynamite " outrage " is reported from France. , / .. § Terrible earthquakes reported ; from Mongolia. Tidal disturbances are reported from the Bayof Plenty. , Logan's yacht Gloriana competes in the Wellington Regatta, Notice of postponemenb of Sb. Matthew's annual treab appears in our advertising | columns. Tho steamer Kiwi sailed from Wellington for Chatham Islands laab night for another load of the stranded Bhip Jessie Head* *•■ ■ man's wool. The Wellington Ciby Council, hw de^ cided tbab after a week's notice all unregistered dogs found about the eiby are to ' be drowned. Mr-Barlow, of the Royal Hotel, Raglan* , was thrown from his horse on Friday last, falling heavily to the ground and breaking t% his collarbone, v - The Customs revenue collected at the , various ports in the colony during the pasb < year amounted to £1,665,683, aa againeb £1,654,064 for 1892. . , , Ib is stated that a private meeting of warehocissmen was held at Wellington : recently, when, among other things, ib waa {' decided bo modify the terms of eredib to re- ! tailers. . .<> The Harper Memorial Commitbee at '{ Chrisbchurch yesterday afternoon decided fchab the completion of the Cathedral would be the most fitting., form the memorial could take. ; . f The" New Brighton Pier, ati .Canterbury, which has been completedT'to^ite - length of 700 feet, was opened by the : Governor yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large number of Spectators. • t - A lady died the other day, and'in her wfll» it was found that she had bequeathed the whole of her fortune, amounting bo over £2,000, to the editor of a newspaper, the perusal of,which had given her many happy hours: This ercellent example should ba universally followed. ' ,» . '■ j Word lias reached Sydney, that Captain' ..': Hore (who was in Auckland; some time J: ago), formerly in charge of one of the London Missioinary Society's • vessels on .^.. Lake Tanganyika, 'Africa, has been appointed cbief officer of the society's new . Pacific steamer Jobs Williams. > A movement iwas made lately Among ■■'■ Sydney tailors to compile, for distribution 'M among- the trade, lists "f n on-payers of accounts rendered. The movement twai, however, arrested when it was discovered "3| that several leaders of society stood indebted oquallyto all the tailors. . = One of the horses attached to,a large 'bus belonging to the Tramway Company; when coming round the corner of Customs'creeb West into Queen-street lasb evening, . : got its foot entangled in a handcart chafe was in the gutter. The animal was soon unharnessed ana got clear of the handcart ■ without injury. , ; Those who question the power of women ! to.achieve should ponder tho record of Lady Henry Somerset, who has recently returned to England from a 24 days' trip to America, during which she travelled 8,000 miles, pr.e-! sided over the World's Convention of Temperance Women, and attended 16 meeting*, besides •■ doing " the World's Fair. * All the flags at Russell (Bay of Islands) were flying a6 half-mast yesterday,/out of respect to the late Mrs Dr. Ford, who died at the North Shore lasb Tuesday. The body was brought to Russell by the s.s. Upolu yesterday for burial. The Rev. R. Burrows and Archdeacon Clark, also several friends from Auckland, attended the funeral to-day. The American whaling fleet has done better during the last year than for many seasons. The Arctic fleet has brought home 5,000,000 gallons of oil and no.lesi than 250 tons of whalebone. It has also secured as a bye-product some hundreds of pounds of that mosb precious of all merchandise — ambergris — which It still liberally worth its weight in gold. At the Otago Education Board meeting yesterday,Mr E. Mackenzie, M.H.R., asked if any regulation existed preventing children attending school barefooted, and receiving a reply in the negative, he said that instances of children having been sent home because they had no boots on had come under his notice. Several members thought ib was a very good thing to eetT children going to school barefooted. Melbourne is infested by housebreaker* or shopbreakere, whose chief ambition (saya a contemporary) is to burgle beer and tobacco. No private citizen possessed of much portable property thinks of going to bed before he has placed a dozen of ale and a box of cigars on the dining- worn table. That anchors the.ruffians to the one apartment, until Miey eventually stagger off too drunk to carry away more 1 than is inside them. For good value in boys' and mens' hats __i and caps, travelling trunks, Gladstone bags and portmanteaux, go to George Fowlds, Victoria Arcade.—(Advt.) v

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TABLE TALK., Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 16, 19 January 1894

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TABLE TALK. Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 16, 19 January 1894