FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY
(From tho ‘Evening Star’ of December . 24,1870.) From Christchurch cornea a report that Mr Voge). is to go Home as A gent-General. * * * * •'* * * The report concerning the Robert Henderson’s passengers did not accurately convey tho condition of bifairs abroad. _ There were eight, not three, deaths during th® voyage; and on arrival several of her 106 passengers wore found to bo suffering from fever. The whole of the passengers were transferred to Quarantine Island this morni,,g* ***** * * At' the Queenstown Land Office there was a heavy rush for land on the Martin’s Bay route. Four thousand acres were applied for. The people are clamorous for five selection .and deferred payments. The land, which is excellent in quality, was discovered by 'Mr Sherrin, of Canterbury. ******* Information has reached Tauranga from Opotild that Tamakowha, tho rebel chief who surrendered recently, has been in communication with and received letters from To Kcoti, who has been visiting the Bay of Plenty. The authorities have in consequence been advised to ho cautious. Te Huia refuses to resent to tho proposal of tho Defence Minister (Mr Donald M'Lean) to open up the Ohinemuri case, as he states tho claimants are the remnants of tho slaughter by Raid. ******* Over 200 electors attended a meeting, over which Mr F. Hannigan presided, for the purpose of securing re-election of Mr Macandrew to the Superintondoncy. * * * * * * * ' A coroner’s jury censured Mrs Yjhfterhoueo (midwife) for not having earlier called in a doctor in a confinement case where she acted.
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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914