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I From the 'Evening Star," December 16, 1870.) On tho voyage out from Hi>me/>n the ship Otago the passengers, at the instance of Mr G. 11. West, organised a bazaar and realised £ls, which has been added to the funds of the Benevolent Institution. ******* The Liberal members of the Provincial Council have decided to invite Mr Donald Reid to contest the Simerintcndency. ****'*** The Dunedin Jockey Ciub, at a'meeting on the 7th hist, resolved—" That, eceins; that many gentlemen of Otago. who havo hitherto tak?n ur. active interest in racing matter?, have withheld their minpott and countenance from the club in their efforts to get up Rj,'race meeting for tho ensuing year, iill business hitherto done hy tho said club be. abandoned." Notwithstanding the decision of the club, there is tome probability of a race meeting bein;j held in Dunedin. a number of sporting; gea'.len en (including many in Canterbury) beir-g about to raise subscriptions for the purpose ******* At Wellington a tow da.ys r.L'- Mr Justice, Johnston sent a juryman to gaoi for a week for coming into court in a- state of dn-nkenne.-s. ******* Napier is agitating to h-> -nade a port of call for the San Francisco mail service. * * -x- * * * ■* The trim of the ship Otago on entering the Heads last nichf was 14t't 3in f'iivrid, 17ft 7in aft. Very Gallant. —"What is the diu'erenco between firmness and obstinacy?" asked a young lady of her fiance. "Firmness," was his gallant reply. " is a noble characteristic of women; obstinacy i,; a lament- : able defect in men."

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FORTY-FOURYEAKS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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FORTY-FOURYEAKS AGO TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914