FORTY-FOURYEARS AGO TO-DAY.
(From ‘Star,’ January 16, 1871.)
The General Assembly and Superintendents! elections are engaging much attention just now. At the City nominations for the former to-day Messrs Henry Smythies (who at once retired), John-Graham. Bathgate. W. H. Reynolds, Macassey, and Grant were proposed. “A= usual, there was quite a forest of hands held up for Messrs Grant and Graham, not a few holding up both hands. It was all guesswork, hut the numbers declared by the returning officer (Mr Burnside) wore: Bathgate 42, Reynolds 33, Macassey 38, Grant 60, Graham 200.” ******* Sir David Monro, Speaker of the House (of Representatives, was returned -,inopj posed for Motucka, and Mr John Hall for Iloathcote, also unopposed. * ****** At Sumner yesterday Mrs Frederick Williams was drowned while bathing, and Maria Pierce rescued with difficulty. ******* 1 A sad accident occurred at Inch Clutha vcslerdav, a son of Mr C. Brewer being drowned while bathing in the Matau branch of the river. # * -x- * * * * The Duke of Edinburgh is visitiuig the Thames goldfield. x- x- * # * x- * At the Hokitika criminal session William Kilner. indicted for a murderous attack on his wife with an axe, was acquitted, the verdict being against the evidence. ******* The election of the Hon. H, Lahmann ns chairman of Westland County Council lias given much dissatisfaction, and indignation meetings arc being held all over the province. * * * * ft * * A public meeting at Tanranga- condemned the increased taxation on the necessaries of life. ******* The new Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland (Dr Crokei. addressing a Jaage meeting at the Thames, commented on the improved condition of Ireland, owing to the legislation passed by the Gladstone Government.
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FORTY-FOURYEARS AGO TO-DAY., Evening Star, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915