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The Hon. Mr Larnach told the House that in Queensland settlers could obtain a square mile of land equal in quality to the land here, fit for the plough, from £1 to £3.: "Of course the climate is not good " was, however, a significant addendum.

Mr Hatrick, owner of the Wanganui River steamer, has just put another boat on the upper reaches to meet the growing requirements of the tourist and general traffic. The extension cf service is important to a large district, and virtually means opening up communication with 650,000 acres beyond the large area already opened np, and a consequent prop6rtionate increase of business to Wanganui. As the outcome of representations made by the Committee of Lloyd's to the Government a station for reporting passing vessels will probably be erected at the North Cape. The objection to a station at Cape Maria Van Diemen is that owing to outlying dangers vessels cannot approach within half a mile. It is intended in time to establish reporting stations at other prominent parts of the coast.

The Horovvhenua Block dispute will be argued in the form of a special case before the Chief Justice in Chambers. Argument will be raised as to whether a writ of execution agiiost the Public Trustee can issue, whether any portion of the 'tinds of the rffioe can be attached, whother >i writ of mandamus will lie to compel the Trustee to pay out of his funds, and whether a writ of sale can be levied on the Trustee as a private individual. Should the last contention be upheld by His Honor, a bailiff would be put into the Public Trustee's private house until the debt is paid, _.. ■ •

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BRIEF MENTION., Evening Star, Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Evening Star, Issue 10448, 19 October 1897