FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY.
(From 'Star,' January 4, 1871.) The escort to-day brought down 19,2370z, of which 2.9640z came from Cromwell, 2.2370z from Lawrence, 3,136 from Queenstown, and 3,266 from Mount Ida. ******* The passengers of the Robert Henderson have been admitted to pratique. ******* The year's vield of the Otago goldfields was 172,6420z, against 156,2820z in 1870 and 155,0440z in 1869. ******* The Colonial Treasurer sent to the Citv Council his cheque for £lO 7s for advertising his nmeting at the Masonic Hall and for hire of hall. Mr Vogel said h ; (5 understanding was that 'the City wouid contribute half the cost, but Mayor Fish denied having given any such undertaking on behalf of the council. ******* The Government have requested Mr C. K. M.H.R., to furnish them with information as to the best means of irrigating the Otago goldfields. [The problem remains unsolved to this day.—Ed E.S.] ******* Mine Host Hethrington of the Shamrock Plotel has returned from his trip to the Homeland, having twice traversed the new San Francisco route. He speaks in the highest terms of the route, that it was the pleasantest trip he ever took in his life, and that he would like to take another. ******* The story of another massacre of the Waikato Natives proves to be a canard. ******* The sale of the Dunedin gasworks to Mr K. A. Hankey, of London, is announced. * * * * * * * John Graham has published a work on ' Prophecy," and this is what the reviewer had to say concerning it: "Judging by results, wo think Mr Graham knows just as much about interpretation as many men more learned. It is not likely to add much to the fame of the author, or to tho knowledge of tha public"
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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY., Evening Star, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915