FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY
In an official communication to Mg D. M'Arthur, of Southland, the Secretary to the Superintendent writes; “Arrangements are pending by which it is hoped that, by a payment of £5 in this port, a passage from Glasgow to Port Chalmers ; will be secured. I am further directed to state that, in the event of there being by any vessel a sufficient number of immi- ; grants desiring to land at the Bluff to ; warrant the skip calling there first, ar- j rangements will be made aooord'ngly. i Ana that in any case there will in all ■ probability be a Government steam service between Port Chalmers, Bluff, and Riverton, by which, for a small additional sum, immigrants could' be conveyed to any of these places.” * * * - * * * * Amongst the correspondence read at the City Council meeting - last night was a letter from the agents 'Of the insurance' companies in Dunedin, stating that at a meeting of the representatives of the companies, held recently, it was resolved that the contribution by the companies to the Fire Brigade should be fixed at an annual meeting of the representatives, of companies ; that the contribution of each company be assessed pro rata according to the risks each has in the City; and that the contribution for 1870-71 be £l2O, and £25 to the sick members’ fund.
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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914