FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY
[From the Dunedin ‘Star,’ October 34, 1870.] On Saturday evening a meeting of French residents, with other colonists, took place at the Otago Hotel, for the purpose of taking steps towards raising subscriptions on behalf of the French wounded, widows, and orphans, through the Franco-German War. Mr Lanseigne was elected chairman. The Rev. D. Moreau wrote asking to be excused attending, bub expressing approbation of the movement, not only 33c 1 national grounds, but oh the ground ©f our common humanity. A committee was appointed to carry out the object of tbs meeting, M. Court being appointed surer and M. Angan secretary. ******* The ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ advocates a main line of Californian steamers running to the Fins, with a branch steamer to Auckland. It says that Wellington and Otago will be better served thus, and urges the Legislature to make this a condition of the New South Wales subsidy. * * * * * » « A resolution has been passed by lb?. Taranaki Provincial Council abolishing office of Provincial Secretary. The Sup :-r intendent is to do the Government business himself. —New Plymouth wire. ******* An influential deputation of electors iu Auckland City East waited upon the Hon. Julius Vogel, who consented to stand for the district at the approaching elections for the General Assembly. ******* Frank Hewitt beat Harris at Sydney last week over 150 yds by half a yard : time, by a foot; time, 21isec. ******* The Law Officers in New South Wales have decided that prosecutions cannot take place in .Sydney for larceny committed m New Zealand.
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FORTY-FOUR YEARS A GO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914