FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY
(From the 'Star,' January 18, 1871.) At. the nominatirm of candia-tes for tho representation of Caver--ham in the General Assembly Messits R. S. Can! roll, Jamos MTr.doc. and J. Scott, were proposed. ******* j The outcome of the long and -acrimoni- j ous dismission in the I'ic-ss over the alleged stealing of war telegrams has ben th« initiation of a, criminal prosecution against the editor of the ' Ota.go Daily Times ' (Mr G. B. liartoji). ******* The. Duke of Edinburgh .'-.ailed from ; Auckland for Jrinsfiand on (he morning of i the 16Ui. The. Gala tea. and Geo wore ;rv ■ companied outsid-n tho Hx-nds by three . steamer.; laden, with passengers. On leaving Auckland tho seamen belonging: to . the warships manned their yards, while ; tho ships in harbor displayed plenty of hunting; and amid great cheering and the singing of appropriate songs li.y tlu: . Auckland Choral Society the Galatea, proceeded on her homeward voyage. She will ' call at the Falkland Islands and .Monte- i video. * * * * * * * Subsequent to the departure of the Prince, the Superintendent, of .Auckland received a letter from the Hon. Kliot Yorke, oquerry-in-waiting, acknowledging ( tho courtesy of the people, in permit tin 2 His Royal Highness to enjoy himself as a private, citizen, stating that ho was grieved to see such a, largo amount of distress among the poorer classes, a.r.d expressing a desire to evince the sincerity of his gratitude by presenting £SO for distribution anions the charitable institutions ot. Auckland. ******* j Out of 1,150 persons who since_ 1340 I have lost their lives by drowning In the ' colony, Ota go contributed 170, Canterbury 135. a-id West-land 174. The great majority of the deaths occurred in attempting to swim streams left unbridged, and not furnished with any other means of cross- ; ing. ! ******* Messrs Win. Gisborne. and X. Letlru : ! have resigned their seats in the Lcgisla- I tive Council. ******* I Tho Oamaru 'Herald' has ceased publication, the goodwill having been purchased by the- " North Ota-go Times.' , ******* ': Major Gordon has been appointed to thecommand of the Auckland militia district. ******* The Auckland 'Southern Cross' denies that Mr Alfred Domett has been appointed private secretary to Dr Featherston.
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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915