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Local Intelligence.

At a Public Meeting, held at the Exchange Hotel on the 24th April, 1858. called by advertisement, for the purpose of taking steps to develop the mineral resources of the district of Corromandel, at which William Bracey, Esq., soileitor, was called to the chair, it was unanimously resolved ts follows :—: — " 1. That there is every reason to believe that this Province is rich in mineral resources, for the development of which no adequate endeavour has been made ; that therefore a Society be formed which shall have for its purpose the supplying of this desideratum, such Society to be called ' The Society for developing the mineral resources of the Province of Auckland.' " 2. That the gentlemen present do form the original members of the Society named in the resolution just passed. " 3. That the following gentlemen be a committee for the purpose of establishing and carrying out the preliminary arrangements of the Society now formed, viz : — Messrs. Heaphy, J. Stevenson, Hansard, Ridings, Collins, Bracey, C. C. Barley, Kevan, W. R. Johnstone, T. Russell, Ring, D. Graham, C. Petschler, A. Otto, and Dr. Fisher, with power to add to their number." The Meeting then adjourned.

The Clty Nomijta.tiox — Yesterday, pursuant to notice, the nomination of candidates to supply the vacant seat in the House of Representatn es, for the City of Auckland, took place at the Court House. The attendance was not at all numerous — the state of the wetther, doubtless having its effect in cooling the Jirdpiw of, the hottest goluiuius. The jjiocecd ings wure

I entirely devoid of interest; the usual electioneering addresses were made, a show of hands called for, and a poll demanded by the friends of Mr. Wood— the -*how of hands having been declared in favour of Mr. Forsaith. A The Military Band.— We are requested to state that, owing to the advanced state of the season, the Military Band will discontinue their open nir p«ifnrmanees. In making this announcement, we cannot but express our thanks to Colonel Wvnynrd and theoHiroTS of the regiment for the desire they at all times have mnnf sted to gratify the musical taste of Ihe Auckland public. The City Election. — In reference to an ad\ertisement which appears in this day's issue, calling attention to certain questions w hich Mr. Wood is alloged to have refused to answer, at the hustings yesterday, we think it right, in common justice to thnt gentleman, to say that he relumed to answpr the questions merely because he belie\ed that the elector who addressed him was acting from personal animosity.

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Local Intelligence., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XV, Issue 1130, 27 April 1858

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Local Intelligence. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XV, Issue 1130, 27 April 1858

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