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MILLING BUSH SAVED. DANGER AT AN END.

The territory swept by thn fire was not covered by milling bush All the good standing timber has boen saved and the danger now appears to be at an end, fo far as Strand Bros are concerned. ■ The fire is still smouldering on the ridges for miles, and has worked its ■way into the Wainuiomata waterworks reserve, but Mr. W Strand does not anticipate there is any danger of the magnificent stretch of bush on tho territory which furnishes the city with its main water supply being consumed. The flames are burning slowly 'and intermittently amongst the birch bush but will have little chance when they reach the country where the rimu flourishes, if indeed they have sufficient vitality to tra\ el so far. The rimu slopes carry frequent streams of water, there is less den.°e bush and there is less undergrowth ; consequently, the iiames should have small chance of widely spreading. But a day may come when the bush — so necessary for an adequate supply of water — may be endangered, and it would be a wist step on the part of the authorities to see that nothing is allowed to prejudice its safety, so far as in their power lies.

A magisterial enquiry is to be held next week into the striking of the s.s. Waihi on the Karori rock, when on the j voyage from Blenheim to Wellington. A claim for wages was heard before Dr. M 'Arthur, S.M., this morning, when John William Chase sued Edward Joshua Riddiford for £6 7s 4d. His Worship reserved judgment until 20th February. Mr. Luckie appeared for plaintiff and Mr. Myers for defendant. Messrs J. H. Bethune and Co. will sell on Monday, 17th inst., at 2 p.m., at their rooms, Featherston-Btreet, a quantity of household furniture including Lipp piano, carved walnut diningroom suite, diningroom, bedroom and kitchen furniture. The peods will be on view on Monday morning. .

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MILLING BUSH SAVED. DANGER AT AN END., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 38, 14 February 1908

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MILLING BUSH SAVED. DANGER AT AN END. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 38, 14 February 1908

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