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Mr Frank Dillingham is gazetted consul for the United States at Auckland.

The damage suffered by the Free Public Library in the recent earthquake Bhock was considered by the Wellington City Council last night, when the mayor moved that the dome of the tower be taken down. The city surveyor and he agreed that nothing but this dome at the top had been touched. The motion was agreed to. In thp principal centres the rainfall duriDg September was as follows -.—Auckland, 4.1 a; Wellington, 6,15, j Christchnrcb," 1 18; Dunedin, 3 99.

Votes were taken at Invercargill yesterday on the questions of raising £s,oooeach for abattoirs and purifying by a semi-chemical process the town's water supply. For the abattoir only a simple majority of votes was required irrespective of the number polled, and the proposal was carried by 508 to 102. The water scheme, for which a half poll was necessary, was null, only 600 votes being cast—3sß for and 242 against.

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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