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Mr T. Malcolm, one of the travellers for Messrs Bing, Harris, and Co. ’a Wellington house, died to-day. His people are well known here.

The colony’s postal revenue for the quarter ended 30th of September, 1897, amounts to ±56,976, as compared with £54,038 for the corresponding quarter of the previous year ; and the telegraph revenue to £23 814 as compared with £25,491. There is a substantial increase in the postal note, money order, and savings bank business. The- total estimated population of the °d the 30th of September last was /62,758. The net increase during September quarter was 3,612. A scrutiny of the votes shows that the poll of Petone ratepayers in reference to the loan of £2,000 to complete the drainage works was lost.

. A thirteen-roomed dwelling-house,' near Otaki, belonging to Mr Ryder, was destroyed by fire. It was insured for £6OO in the Phcenix Office.

At Deep Creek, Kotuku, on the Midland Railway, near Jackson’s, two men found five springs of petroleum. They have obtained a protection over four acres of land.

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10457, 29 October 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10457, 29 October 1897

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