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(From tho 'Evening Star,' December 23.) The Government have given instructions to cojnpcl Chinese miners to take out miners' rights. In the Lawrence district, through the efforts of the warden and the local interpreter, between 300 and 400 rizhts were taken out there lately by Chinaso. [There was a fairly big Chinese camp at Lawrence in those days.—Ed. E.S.] * ****** Mr D. F. Main (ex-M.P.C.) has been appointed District Land Registrar for Otago, ******* On the 20th inst., at. Brooklands (Pleasant Valley), -Mr David Hepburn, fifth sou of Mr George TJephum, of Halfwav Bush, met his death under distressing circumstances. He was in the act of mustering'sheep, and was endeavoring to ride Ihem iuto a yard, when a. man who was present, imagining that there were some anioni; the flock belonging to him-M-U, sviit his -do- 10 sw]>avat« lli«m. 'Hie sheep, on the approach of the dog, rushed under or between the legs of Mr Hepburn's horse, causing it to plunge and throw its rider, and cither falling or rolling over hiii. Deceased was 29 years of age. * * . * * * * * Chang, the Chinese giant, who is accompanied by his wife, arrived hero yesterday. Thev attracted ••>, good deal of attention on'landing at the Port. * * « * * * * In the height of summer, and yet winter! Tlio "Hi of D.'.'cemlier at Naseby w.i.s a thorough " bricklieider," the heat being almost iu; great a.s is experienced in Victoria; then followed 15 days' rain, with only two days' lino weather, and on the 18th"snow fell. * * * * * * * Mr Donald Rcid has definitely decided to contest tlvj iSupcnntciidencv against Mr Marandrew. ******* On the passage out from Glasgow fever broke- nut on board the siiip Rulwrt Hendorson, and on her arrival at the Heads this morning it was reported that there h:id bevn of which 3 had proved fatal. ***** * * At tho Auckland wool sales to-day giv.-'.sv- parcels fet'-hed 4sd to 6id. and washed 7d to IOJd per lb.

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS A AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS A AGO TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914