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Kaitangata.

. "* (From our, own'cotrespondent.y < • .jii.-:.'l O- «.*i- .-- ...jll^_;-K;7j C'-'£- ''.7.i-f.r;_V.. i .... , v ...xAJ-^u^mXyxM^ ; Since^ the soiree nothing , of , any, very "great,^pu.blic .moment lias : taken • place i*o 'tliis'^ picturesque J 'andt, highly." fa vbrlrdl dis'■^tX''' a ' yi: ' >3 - y:, '';' i ■''■ y^y'-y '■-'■"?:,. , " : On 'Fridayf -l r ßtby a -meeting ofy Library Com mitteecwas held? ; andibusiness >in? con-, : nection there.witb despatched -.The r bppks, onerfpurth : oCwhich hayearriYedj per P-ie't'ty Janej^ will^be kept; aii ~ the ifdhoolhouse,} the schbbWbm being %l.q l ady "too .sih'all ij to hold thei 1 large number of childreti, withoutiany additional inhabitant -in the shape pf a ..bdokrCia.se.io ;.-.;_;;.■• .:••:> ! ir. ■■"-.'-, ■■■> -■:-■-■'] , With ;the.exception, o£y_e&terday and Jp. ; ! day,. rhe. weather has been .most favorable l for.hrashing and pdtato lifting,' andj the farmer-; of this district have not' been felow to take advantage thereof. -^ ' The coal pits /are very busy-rfull -trucks coming dp wn, empty, ones going up (not ■ at. the same time), steamers and. schooners loading at the wharves, c%c. When; one sees the evidence of such _u ture commercial prosperity; one feels i '-'inclined 1 - to j picture the noble bosom of the mighty Molyneux carrying tbe^staiely merchantmeuof every ;clime, discharging , their cargoes, taking in our produce, and finally weigh;, in g anchor and leaving ' amid the joy ful acclamations of the future wharf rats, and the ' comfortable feelings of our future merchants. -1 suggested this sort of thing, to a friend of mine. *He mildly assured "me that doubts as to the propriety of allowing me at large/had arisen' in his mind. * Since then' I have not allowed the poetical to carry me away; The coal company", of which Mr Capstick is manager^ are sinking -a shaft in order to. enable them to work ., a branch tramway, which will greatly expedite the loading of vessels. It is thought they will have to g6 about 150 feet before they, strike the lead. In the mean time they are erecting a whim, as the depth will' soon be too great for the^men to heave, the dirt up. with the winch. Another store is in course of erection, not far from the flax mill • iii fact, building appears to be the order, of the day in the township. Some of the houses are nice looking and commodious, but. others, however comfortable they may be inside,have an enlarged- sentry-box appearance about them, which, does not add to the beauty of the township. -, *

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Kaitangata., Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 484, 29 April 1873

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Kaitangata. Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 484, 29 April 1873

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