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On the 6th inst. the Rev. Win. Bannerman was presented with a puree of 50 sovereigns .is a token of the- esteem in which he is held by his congregation at Clin ha. ******* A political crisis has arisen in Canterbury, where the Superintendent and his Executive disagree,; regarding the interest and claim of the Rank of Now Zealand. The Executive think that the whole thing should be submitted to arbitration, hut His Honor, advised by the previous Executive, declines to do &o, and that an administrative act done by him cannot ho reopened. The Hon. John Hall's explanation of the action of the Executive was endorsed wiith i-mphatic cheers. The Council immediately adjourned. ******* Mr J. S. Williams gave notion to move that the present Executive, arc not nccee-.-aiily bound by any administrative act done by the Superintendent on the advice of a previous Executive, except in oases where tho good faith ot the province is concerned. This was carried next day without a dissentient voice, and the Superintendent gave way. ******* The Superintendent's Message to the Auckland I'rovituiai Council rci nmmcnded voting a .-üb.-idy for a steam service between Auckland. Now Caledonia, and Fiji. taking the inward and outward T'l'in-o mails to tho.M> ln.iccs. The new San Francis'o service tWebb's) commences frem San; isni on December 10. tho tlip to Auckland occupying 21 days. * A V. ; * * * * The Canterbury Provincial Council * helved the new Ivlucation Bill. * ****** Mr J. W. Thomson, M.P.C.. has been asked 1 i cogent to ie ininalh-n a* M.H.R. for tho Gut ha.

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914