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A siding- is being constructed an tin railway line near the Milburn Station. TnE special meeting of the Tokoniaa-iiro Soad Board to have been held on Friday uight did not take place. Me W. Carew, brother of one of cur Wardens, has received the appointment under the Fiji Government of Jstipendiary Magistrate. 1 Five very fine larabs— the ffrat of the season — were exposed for sale in the shop g£ Sir G-rindley, butcher, on Ji'riduj. The lambs toi« bought from Mr Howie, of the Plain. Kinxj of the 3vttervuk&, a. splendid shorthorn bull from the Moa Flat Station, passed through Tokomairiro on Friday. He is to be | taken to Melbourne, where he- will be exhibited at the forthcoming show of stock. ; Mr J. Macdonald, at the Gorge, has finiahed his new lime kiln, and is now able to supply lime 'in any quantity. Owing to the difficulty ex-; perienced in- obtaining the requisite material, lie j lias not been able to make much progress lately with the branch railway to his quarry, Tjie want of a road from the Henley Estate to Berwiet is very much felt by the residents in fche Uppej 1 Wotyovi district, who at the present time have fco mike a Jong detour in order to reacli Waipori or Otairia. '£y»G miles and a half of road would have to be made .to join that leading through the Kealej Estate ; to str^etfos njain road ; at M'Kegg's. Oxe day last week three men had a narrow! escape from suffocation in a hut &l the Tuapeka Mouth. Two of them were sleeping in a*ji i;?neri room, and the third, a man named kesliej vr&a j lying in a room into which the doat? of the hut ; opened. During the night Leslie experienced a \ choking sensation, and getting up found the hut } full of smoke. He rashed into the in»er ,room, ; and with difficulty gofc the men out It was: found that the clothes on tke bed where the two ' uxert > ere lying had caught &ye ijm SOWS une?- ! plaiued jjjau^ o1 ' . ._ _

•' " A SMAUf platform io being erected alpDgeide tbo railway line at Kapiti for the convenience of passengers. A walking show of entire horses, in connection with the Tokomairiro Farmers' Club, will be held in the Commercial Hotel Yards on the 12th insfc. The Kaitangata Railway and Coal Company struck coal in their new shaft on Saturday night last, at a depth of 51ft. The season for brown trout fishing commenced on Friday last. A large number of licenses have been applied for at the Provincial Treasury. A meeting- of shearers was held in Dunedin on Saturday night, when it was resolved that the price of shearing should be £1 per hundred. The returns of immigration and emigration at the Port of Dunedin during the month of September, show that 558 persons arrived, against 71 who lelt. It will be seen by advertisement elsewhere, that Mr J. Kelly will open his juvenile dancing class at Mr R. R. Jones's Hall, on Thursday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. The sale of Crown lands held at Balclutha yesterday by Grigor, Maitland and Co., was well attended. The prices realised were satisfactory, ranging from thirty shillings to four pounds per acre. The members of the Waihola Boating Club will probably compete at the ICuitangata Regatta. The Club possess a fine four-oared gig, built by Mr Green, of Polichet Bay, and as many of the members are first-class oirsmen, they will no doubt succeed in carrying off some of the prizes. A passenger by this evening's train from Dunedin informs us that before entering the tunnel at the Chaiu Hills, the train came to a stand-still, and about 100 of the passengers got out and pushed the train up the incline until it reached the level, when it was again able to proceed on its way.

A playful, ram caused quite a sensation in the main street of Miltou, on Friday by knocking over all the children that came in its way. The animal seemed to enjoy the fun, if the children did not, but just as he was wanning to his work, he was captured and driven to another part of the town. An inquest was held at Lawrence on Friday, on the bodies of the two boys, George Herd, aged 17, and Alfred Hart, agod 13, who were suffocated in the fire at Clarke's bakery on Thursday morning. A verdict of accidental death was returned. We are informed that the lambing in this district has been very satisfactory. The fall of snow on Saturday night, and the cold and wet weather we have experienced, will, no doubt, however, have the effect of reducing the percentage. The Auckland representative football team, after being beaten at Nelson, Taranaki, Wellington, (Jhristchurch, and Dwnedin, were defeated on their return home by a local team. In this match they only scored two and a half points to the opponents, twenty-two and a half. The criminal sitting of the Supremo Court commenced in Dunedin yesterday, before his Honor Mr Justice "Williams. The calendar was a light one. The Grand Jury, through their foreman, congratulated his Honor on his appointment, and agreed witli him as to the desirability of providing more suitable accommodation for the administration of justice. The road between the railway terminus at the llolyneux, and the bridge, is a very dangerous one, and unless it is fenced on the river side, we shall nut be surprised to hear of some serious accident. On Friday Mr John Dunne's omnibus, which at the time wa3 can-ying thirtjen passengers, was nearly precipitated over the bank into the river. It appears that a horse drawing some vehicle in fro.it of the omnibus, jibbed, the lad driving the 'bu3 tried to pass on the wrong side. The near wheels wort fully a ;bot over the bank, und had not a number of pjssengprs jumped out and held on to the wheels on the off side, nothing could have prevented the omnibus falling into the river. An accident that threatened to end serioasly occurred on the Clutha Bridge on Monday afternoon. A boy driving a bu^gy and pair, overtook a lad riding one horse and leading another. The horses all got excited, and commenced to kick and plunge violently. Both shaffs of the buggy were broken, and the saddle on which the boy was riding was considerably damaged, but no further mischief was done. The half-yearly meeting of the Kaitangata Railway and Coal Company (says the ' Times 'l was held at the Company's Office, Princes-street, on Friday afternoon. The chief business before the meeting was the reception of the reports on the progress of the line, and also the financial position of the Company. The reports were considered highly satisfactory, and it was stated that the line is now ready for the rails, which are on the way out in the ship Mataura. The Company has also ordered a locomotive and some coal waggons. The following gentlemen were appointed as a permanent Board of Directors : — Messrs J. P. Maitland, R.M., Robert Wilson, T, Mackerras, A. J. Smvth. R. M'Donald, T. S. Ritchie, and W. Pillans.' This terminated the business. A coxvict named Cyrus Haley was Bhot in Dunedin yesterday, and killed, whilst attempting to escape. The prisoner, who was serving life sentences for arson, and shooting with intent to murder, was told off to work on Bell Hill with a number of other convicts, and soon after, one of the warders in charge saw him in the act of attempting to escape by climbing up the bank. Wari&i' Miller started in pursuit, and coming within a few yc.»'(fs of Haley levelled his rifle at him, but the prisoner got; o^er the ffltice of the First Church Manse. The warder ran rouud, cut him off, and covering Haley with his rifle again called on him to surrender. The convict woulql not $tpp running, and Miller fired. Haley fell at the corner of Sjluart iSfc and Moray Place, and when picked up was quite dead, php ball having passed through his body.

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Bruce Herald, Bruce Herald, Volume VIII, Issue 740, 5 October 1875

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