■; .[) ,(J?rom : our. 6;Hrnlcorre9ppride;n.t.)« •-I•< J" I (Unavoidably held ovef from otir.l&sti) 'i • 'i •• tThe 1 jreauW of ;the ! ' e.lectibn-'f p? 'tti^Yepve* ' '; sentatibn of liiverc^rgill in "the- General "AS- 1 >£ sembly was, as : I. anticipated I in i . f av.oi? of >Me ■. ; c > Calder, who . > was r.eturued . ; by . a majority of? sj y 52. . Had; Mr iLums.de^.. : pQme i earlier into; .the.,,' field he would ha'ye. pbiained roOTe,!YPte3,;aipiH . :Z would probalijiyliave been returned. 'Inlcqn- ";" testing the election' he' yielded only !! at ! "jtfie J " latest moment 1 to • very urgent 1 sblieitafcioW,- ' ' '" arid T think-is" now'satisued witK the -result; >* ; _ Mr Reid haa raddressedj- the : /electors ; at In- ; ■; : yercargill, . and although the/ vote. . bf ,i|.tnesß. ■■, - ; wad accorded to, hini v the, hpneisti^liruth; of it^e,. .- r J3 that^he. majbrj^y^^ The electors of Biye'rtoujdecliaed 'to' paWihe t ncuatoin'aryybt.e, holding theui^elyes.in t&i&cve! x . to listen to; Mr MTaca'iidVewV "which. 4 tKey tvill 'V" have an opportunity of Tdoirig^ on Mo"nday. *sIt; may, be. safely predicted rfchat^in the;B.ivei f^i -' ton di«trict,.v]Mir Reid's ., supporters . will^b^ ..; ; .found, to be, ; but a 5m3.1l jtnifiority. . MrMac^,: ■;., andreVis to hold : a : meeting in the th'eitre. .'.,'.' this evening; but .he' ha's not yet arrived. 'V * •i The'RiVertbri election -fcir'th.e' ■ Assemloly;:::'--;topk place yesterday, and although the. actual-- r result is "hot known ]i:ere r! yet J -'it 3 is ; 'kh6'\v : n - - that MfGillivray is retitrhedV '"&*.&• order: oi •">■ the. candidates 1 being thus— M'Gillivrayy .; Wilson, Low. : . .;; •;« ,".'<:•':. :.i ••■:; r . ; ;'! -;; !■:■■::->: The excitement of the. TOek ha.s.b,een some-; \ ..... tvhat diverhecl from politics to. a ex-. . tensiye bush" fires oh the north and east' out- ', skirts of 'the' town. 'The'" area 1 over .which^lie" ; : fire travelled is lar»'er".thjari ; lias been '■ previ* ' ou3ly known here: in aiiy ; bush fire,' aiid 'the - .danger, to;h6usehold propeoty i ini the;: north .'■.'■• l outskirt. 1 at; , one time .-appeared, imminent* , ; Reßident3..in ; the^jieighbqrhood , , as .jwell.aS; many who came to their help. from .the tb\yn^ were kept on the move dtiving greater portibrl . of , Thursday night watching' 'and attempfihg ' to .stay progress: Two smal^dwellihg-hbasSs".'.' with their contents, belonging; to people' wlio . could ill afford the loss,- : were burned; down,and slight damage • done by -the.;fire,.to portions of other, buildings. Providential tha. . wind ve.erdd a little, and the directioh of the fii-e was changed. "Ho water could' be obtained, as— owing to the long drought-rail the wells were dry. Yesterday a : report wasf- ' brought into town 'that the extensive saw* 1 mills of Mr W. Fraser, in ; the- Makerawa Bnsh, were in great .danger, and ;a party- was , at once despatched to cut off communication. .- The fires are, more or less, burning up to the ,-- present,but the rain having commenced the . danger for the preseat, is' probably : over* ' The orign of the fire in the north bi\tskirfcs" is attributed 'o the culpable care'eishess of recklessness cf a settler firing his: own land - without taking due precaution, or ap urently . . ; not caring as t) the result. It is d:sira.le that this nece ;-ary work of bush firing 3houlcl be perfur ned und^r stringent . regulation^, ' otherwise a wl:ole district is at the msrcy of ; anyone who may ba selfish enough to consult- ' his own conveni n b alone; . ' • . -. In the chapter of accidents one unfortu- ..... nati c;S3 has to be recorded. . Three small ' children at play on vacant ground near the Custom House, were run over by a . troop of hor3es at large and seriously injured, the one having his leg broken— another a frach"'i?3 of the collar bone, and the third three bro lean : Uribs. Two of the children belong to a poor widow, who at bast times has : enough to do :;';" to make ends meet. In this case we see also .- , ; necessity for a prohibition of the existing practice of allowing animals. to wander at . large, which is often the source of accident.
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