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(From the ' Star," January 23, 1871.) The ' Gazette' republishes the regulation notifying members of the. Civil Service not "to take any part in political affairs otherwise than by recording their votes, and that any violation of this order will be, punished. ******* The interprovincial cricket match was begun at Christ-church at-noon. Canterbury, winning the toss, sent Otago to the wickets, and the innings closed for 131. G. A. Reade. was top scorer with 33, John Allen 22, Collinson (who hurt his knee; 12, M'Farlane 16, Holmes 12, Hendley 11, and Cairns 10 being the scorers of double figures. When stumps were drawn for the dav Canterbury had made 121 for no wickets (A. M. Ollivier 45 not out, and the extras very large). Collinson's injury was too severe to allow him to play, and Wood fielded for him. ******* The Rev. Dr Burns (the Aaron of the Otago Settlement) died at an early, hour this morning after a few weeks' illness. ******* .Mr A. C. Strode, R.M.. has been appointed Commissioner to apportion the Provincial Government's reward of £1,500 for the apprehension and conviction of the Clyde golfi robbers. * * * * * * # Mr Crow, the newly-appointed writing master at the Boys' High School, arrived by the Gothenburg, and has entered upon his duties. ******* Last night the. unemployed at Auckland piesented their petition to the Provincial Council, which hastily passed the Ka.ipara Hallway Bill for the purpose of providing work.

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915