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The old Whatawhata (Auckland) Hotel was totally destroyed by, fire on-'Tuesday night. It was occupied by Mr M'Leish as a board-ing-house. The building was insurod for £l5O. The furniture was also insured. Thia is the fourth lira in Whafawhata within the last month.-

The four oldest ships afloat in our navy at the present moment are the Grampus, which is now in process of demolition at Portsmouth, launched in 1784, and then named the Tremendous; the Implacable, riowboys' training ship at Devonport, launched at Rocbfort in 1800, and taken from the French; theConquestador, a powder ship at Plymouth, which was launched at Southampton in 1810; and the Trihcomalee, Royal Naval Reserve ship at Southampton, which was built and launched at Bombay in 1817. V . .:•

A prohibition order issued against a Wauganui Native was vigorously opposed by the alleged "habitual," who offered as a compromise to forfeit £1 to his tribs every time he got drunk, but the Court remained unmoved. "^

Brigadier-general Westmocott, mentioned frequently of late in the cablegrams as taking so distinguished a part in the expedition against the tribesmen on thelndian frontier, 13 a brother of Mr Herbert Weßtmaeott, of Christchuroh.

Whilst touring Western Australia Carl Hertz gave a "sacred conjuring and kineraatographio show" on a Sunday evening, when the- management respectfully announced the representation 6f "the great Biblical illusion Noah's Admission was by collection, 6s and S\j, and there was an overflowing audienoe. '■?' . The Waikdre, which Wellington from Sydney yesterday, brought 141 passengers for all ports. : There are only twelve water engines now in use in the City; Six of these are employed in churches for the of or«akv blowing, and a butcher, a.bakerj a coffee merchant, a tobacco merchant, a jeweller, and a sodawater. manufacturer each use one.

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10450, 21 October 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10450, 21 October 1897

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