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A telegram from Christchurch to-day (published in Our earlier editions) stated that Mr W. Wilson, first mayor of that city, was dead. By a later message we learn that the rumor was not correct. The secretary of the Sanitary Institute tells us that invitations have been sent to the seven borough councils around Dunedin by Mr W. B. Taylor, town clerk, inviting them to take part in the Institute's discussion of the Local Government Bill. Mrs Creron died at Menkes Ferry (Southland) yesterday, after a few hours' illness, aged 105 years. The Charitable Aid Conference at Wellington closed yesterday. Constable Oliphant was presented by the Mayor of Auckland with the silver medal of the Australasian Royal Humane Society for bravery in saving a girl from drowning.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897