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(From the ' Evening Star." December 28, 1870.) The land sale at Qiu'cnstown to-day of I-->yes\ run k> well attended. From the upset price to £5 10s an aero was realised. The runholders bought up to £2. * * * * * * * Mrs M. G. Burn, principal of the Girls' High School, was a pa-senger by the Gothenburg (from Melbourne!, and on arrival at Port yesterday was met by a party ot ladies and gentlemen, among whom were Mrs Johnson (of the Port manse) and Miss Dahymple. The new arrival was accorded a hearty welcome. ******* This morning a deputation, consisting of Mr J. Millar, F.S.A., M.P.C.. Mr J. Sibbald. M.P.C., Mr S. James Mr J. BiO'.wi. and Mr Gaibraith, waited on the Superintendent, and presented him with an address signed by over 1,0(J0 City electors asking him to allow himself to bo nominated for tho Superiiitcndjiiry. hi com- ■ living with the reipiest, Mr Maeaudrew intimated that, if elected, he would not continue in office unless a better class of men were returned to the Provincial Council than tlio-e now in. On retiring from the head mistress-ship of the Port Chalmers Grammar School, Mi?s A; Gourley was presented by tho with six pieces of silver plate, valued at £l6. They bore this inscription: "Presented to Miss M. A. Gourley bv the pupils attending the Port Chalmcs Grammar School. ' 0 Annie, we shall miss you." " ******* Tho cricket match Albion v. Tokomairiro district was played at Milton. In their first innings the locals mad-s 55 (M'lntyre 15, Tansley 10, the only <uic to secure double figures). Albion replied poorly with 41 (J. Allen 8 being highest .scorer). In their second venture Tokomairiro lo<t seven wickets for 15, but the batsmen afterwards wont in for slogging tactics, and tho last three wickets carried tho score to 36 Fred Twiss's slows were fatal in Albion's second innings, and Toko scored a win by 27 runs. A severe accident was chronicled. Allen drove a. ball back to the bowlar (Pettittl, who receive! an ugly wound in tho facej nacessitating his removal from the field and requiring medical treatment. ******* During a drunken row at Lo Bon Bay (Banks Peninsula) Thomas Groigan was *tu,bbccL death beimj almost instantaneous.^

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914