The girls of the George street School defeated chose of Union street .at .rounfiera yesterday by 45 to 36 points. It is said that an enterprising Californiannamed Ayer has.. attempted to float a company for establishing a balloon service between Juneau,., on Lynn Channel,, and Dawson City, in the Clpndyke region; "'Mr Ayer is an experienced balloonist, and, has already issued a circular to possible financial supporters, t He proposes to start his first balloon as soon as 2,00030 l ire subscribed, and confidently expects to surmount all the difficulties of ; the Ghilkoot Puss and the Yukon rapids.. . The Wellington ‘ Post ’ has, authority-for stating, that-.the shipping companies'have withdrawn their annual, subsidy to .the National Dairy Association for assistance in shipment of produceto Great Britain. subsidy was; £3OO. r- ‘ ' L --.
Mark Cox, carpenter, of - Karangahapo road*,' Auckland, attempted to commit‘suicide by: opening: A' vein in ffiis leg with a penknife. : He nearly bled to death. - • ■ Do we in the colonies , appreciate the abundance of Nature’s gifts, “The, other day;” writes a travelling Australian to the ‘Bulletin’ from London, “I .went into a shop in Jermyn. street and askedthe price of the fruit. Grapes, 7s a pound; nectarines, 24s per dozen; cherries, 5s a pound; bananas, tour for 6d, and so on.” A story comes to band from a country dance that took, place in Taranak> At a hop where -social distinctions were not observed with, any degree of strictness, a young lady and a son of toil, after whirling in a graceful waltz, sat down to rest and talk. The young lady, was communicative, and told the young man she was about to be married, and that matters had" prb- ; grossed so far that the order-tor the trous-i seau had been placed. The young man did, not exactly understand, but Tie knew he was; expected to say something, so he said ; “T----am so pleased Miss - j will it be made of wood or iron ?”
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BRIEF MENTION., Evening Star, Issue 10433, 30 September 1897