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W\ A. W. Wathen points out that Mr Sligo made an amusing blunder by bis reference to “ Moses’ ” rod swallowing- up all the other rods.

In the Divorce Court at Wellington yesterday a decree nisi was granted in the case of Carpenter v. Carpenter, a wife’s petition, on the grounds of cruelty and adultery. The Council of the Sanitary Institute met last night and transacted formal business. A boot laced up and containing part of a boy’s foot has been found on a run in the Waipara district. ~A boy named Charles Cook disappeared mysteriously from Dungeon Creek Station about sixteen months ago, and a search parly failed to find any trace of him. At the Hawcro, Court the other day, during the hearing of a truancy case, Mr XVorthoroft, S.M., look occasion to remark that the punishment inflicted in the schools at the present time was nothing compared to what obtained in schools in his time. The Edinburgh police have in custody a “ pious burglar,” who, though he has spent twenty-seven years in prison, makes it his

fcoaat that he has “ never yet Wkon the Lord’s Day. i Balclutha and several of the country school committees support the recommendations of the Dunedin and' Suburban Schools’ Conference that members of committee should exercise an individual vote in the •election to the Board, and that such election should take place on one day throughout the education district. A certain French lens, which throws electric rays 100 miles to seaward, is to be placed m the Baraegat Lighthouse, U.S.A. it will be the saoat powerful beacon in the world.

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10440, 8 October 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10440, 8 October 1897

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