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» An outbreak of a strange disease among horses and cattle in the Auckland goldfields district was reported to the Stock Department, and Mr Park, Government veterinary surgeon, accompanied by Mr Ross, stock inspector, proceeded to Paeroa to investigate. Thirteen cases were inspected, but no new or contagious disease was unearthed. The butter shipment forwarded to London by the lonic is probably the largest yet taken in a single bottom from the colony The total was 16,703 boxes and 743 kegs. The Premier on Thursday told a deputation from the Salvation Army authorities that £1.500 would be put on the Estimates for rescue work, and that a part of the vote would be placed at the disposal of the Army. Mr Seddon said he was grateful to the Army .for the splendid work they did in connection with the neglected and criminal classes. He particularly thanked the deputation, for their valuable information re juvenile crime. According to general belief in business circles in the United States, Mr Carnegie, the millionaire ironmaster of Pittsburg, has resolved to act on the advice of his doctor and retire from business. He is about to sell his ironworks to Mr Rockfeller, of Standard Oil fame. Apropos of the Rockfellers, there are two brothers. The Standard Oil !■ magnate is said to be worth a matter of sixty million dollars; the other has to be content with a pittance of £160,000 a year, '. • ■■•...-•■ *

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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