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PARS FROM THE BULLETIN

The Maoriland Cold Tea brigade declares that henceforth it will go the complete ginger-beer hog, and have absolute prohibition or nothing. The weak half-measure of seeking a reduction in the number of licenses is to be abandoned, and it is to be a fight to the death between whisky on the one hand, and the insipid fluid with the tadpole in it on the other.

Ex-Captain Dreyfus — transported to French Guianafor alleged military-information -selling — is withering away so fast that the expected new trial will probably be of little use to him. It will be entirely due, if it takes place at all, to the heroic efforts of his wife, who tackled successively and successfully, on his behalf, the German and Austrian Emperors, the Czar, and the Pope. 'Far above rubies !'

Th_' : Vie. Charities Commission of 1891 leported: 'This wealthy city of Melbourne is i\'e only corporation in the who^ colony which does not contribute in any way to the an\ pore of the charitable institutions within its boundaries.' But, then, its 'loyalty* must be remembered. Some ten years ego, when there was a bogus rumor that Albert Edward would visit Australia, the Melbourne Corporation contributed £10,000 towards the building of a portico for its Town HaU.

The Anglican parsons at Norfolk Island have been blessing the whaling season. Awkward for the whales— if the blessing be worth what the ' hero of Waterloo ' used to call a ' twopenny damn.' Should there be any cetacean dignitaries equal to the job of cursing the Norfolk Island parsons, who knows but we may hear ere long of a vacancy or two on the missionary clerical staff ?

Millionaire Hooley, a young man of C 4 or so, now .it is cabled, seeks to amalgamate all the Australian meat-preserving cos. Hooley 's ' ghost ' is said to be A. M. Broadley (Bvoaf.ley Pasha, who defer ded Arab! the Egyptian). Broadley, a mosfc accomplished and fascinaiir 3 man, was formerly editor of London World, and some years ago le.'t Engl nd in a hurry after certain unsavory charges had been brought againsi him. - A brilliant financier, from the obscurity of his dummy's shadow he now, it is averred, directs and advises the mammoth coups that have made 'Bally' Hooley famous.

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PARS FROM THE BULLETIN, Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3570, 12 July 1897

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PARS FROM THE BULLETIN Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3570, 12 July 1897

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