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(From our own Correspondent.) Dvxedin, Dec. 21. The rumor regarding Mr Macandrew having sent a letter to Wellington, instead of handing it to Mr M'Lean at Dunedin, and thereby causing a delay in sending Home money at once required, ia correct. The suggestion has been made in regard to providing a Maaonic Hall for Dunedin that a Grand Masonic Carnival be got up, to which every Freemason could contribute in kind or coin. The body of Capt. Lindsay, of the William Ackers, has been recovered. At a meeting of the University Council to-day to consider the resignation of Professor Coughtrey, the Council gave its unqualified contradiction to Professor Coughtrey's allegations that he had been thwarted by the Council in his efforts to found a medical school, inasmuch as the Council had uniformly given him its hearty support in the performance of the duties committed to him, and had fairly met every demand preferred by him for accommodation and assistance under the circumstancss. The Council accepted his resignation. Professor Coughtrey's offer to continue his services for six or nine months was recognised with thanks by the Council, but declined. Chkistchujrch, Dec. 21. The election of Gapes, ' ' the working man's friend," as Mayor, is a great blow to the " upper crust " of the City Council. Cheerful discords are anticipated. A new agricultural journal starts on the Ist January, under the auspices of the Pastoral and Agricultural Association. Approaching elections of members of the Harbor Board are causing considerable stir. The ' Lyttelton Times,' in a leader on the financial aspect of the Colony, draws a very dreary picture, and says "our representatives not having done their first duty, the fatal consequences are now apparent, and the people will have to pay the penalty for the sin of their rulers." The ' Press ' has a most glowing article on Donald Reid's speech at Mosgial. It is considered very doubtful here whether the much-talked-of evening paper, the ' Sun/ vrill even rise. The Rev. W. J. Habens, Church of England minister, was yesterday appointed Secretary of the Board of Education, at a Balary of £600 per annum. He gives up hia church. Mr Hoskins, after a month's illness and confinement to bed, makes his reappearance to-morrow. The building trades are about to present a petition to the maßterß to pay wages on Friday evening, or not later than noon on Saturday. The s.s. Gazelle cleared at the Customs yesterday for the Auckland Isles, bound on an expedition to recover gold lost in the General Grant. Sickness is very general in Christchurch. The principal causes are the hot weather and defective drainage.

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Telegrams., Bruce Herald, Volume IX, Issue 865, 22 December 1876

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Telegrams. Bruce Herald, Volume IX, Issue 865, 22 December 1876