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Mr Warden Borton reports from Mount Benger, under date October 11:—"I have the honor to report that during the last quarter, just ended, mining in this district has been carried on with considerable energy and success. The river, which at one time threatened to put a stop to all operations on its banks, has since fallen Sufficiently low to admit of the working of all ordinary claims; and although, from tho increasing ■ deposit of tailings in the river bottom, sluicing is year by year becoming a more difficult and less remunerative undertaking, still the results of some of the washings-up this season have been such as to prove that there are yet rich treasures to reward the toil and perseverance of tho miner." ******* We ('Bruce Herald') are led to believe, from a reliable source, that there is every probability of a tramway being shortly constructed between Invc.rcargill and the Mataura. The New Zealand .Land Company, we are informed, are prepared to contribute largely towards the expense. The Government are believed to bo favorable to the project, and ready to subsidise local efforts. No doubt the matter will be dealt with during tho special session next month, and nothing could more, tend to unite the interests ot the now reunited provinces. •x- * * * * * * Details of the battle at Sedan are to hand. There were two days' fighting, and both were favorable to the Prussians. The Prussian troops charged the French with guns and bayonets, the slaughter being terrible. Nothing in modern times exceeded the slaughter. The frhole French army capitulated. . . . The scene in Paris beggars description. Rochefort was released from prison, Jand carried through the city in triumph. All the Imperial designs were destroyed indignantly. The Parisians will defend Paris to the last extremity. * ****** Intelligence is to hand that 12 of Te Kooti's party have surrendered: Te Kooti himself is in the Uriwera district. There are only five South Islanders with him. Fever killed several of his pjrineipal followers.—Auckland wire.

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FORTY-FOURYEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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FORTY-FOURYEARS AGO TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914