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The Fight at Tokano. — It is now known that the enemy, in the attack made upon Tokano, and the repulse they received, had ten of their number killed. Mb. Edward Lyndon will sell, to-mor-row, in his rooms, bacon, potatoes, cheese, &c. Wool Sales. — It will be seen from advertisement that Mr. Lyndon is about to institute fortnightly wool sales. Napier and Waipawa.-— -Peters & Co., announce, through our advertising columns, that, after the Ist November, their coaches will leave both Napier and Waipawa daily, starting at 8 a.m. Forgery. — The police are understood to be on the look-out for an individual named Francis, who, having received in payment a cheque for £1, adroitly altered it to £10, got goods and money for the larger amount, and then "made himself scarce." Ministerial.— Mr. Fox has returned from the West Coast, and Mr. Dillon Bell, after a very short stay in the capital, has again gone south. Kaimanawa Gold Field. — There is every reason to believe that the late decisive action will be considered as so far conducing to the public safety in the Taupo district, that the tract of country recently leased from the native owners for mining purposes will, without further delay, be declared as a gold field. The prospecting party engaged by the Hawke's Bay Gold Mining Company started on Tuesday last ; and we understand that Mr. Tiffen (the legal manager) will shortly follow in parson. Baldwin's party, the departure of which some time since was noticed in our columns, had discovered au extensive quartz reef, but its auriferous character had not been determined at the date the gentleman left who brought the news to town. A Stockade recently erected at Waipukurau is the first, and certainly the most uninviting object that meets the eye oi the visitor to that beautiful part of the country. If such a thing was wanted, why it should have been put in such a position is matter of wonder to every one who pays a casual visit to this interesting and healthy locality. Mr. Saxby's Predictions have not, as yet, been verified. No marked rise in the tides, over the height of ordinary spring tides, has yet been observable. There has been some heavy rain, attended on Tuesday evening (in Napier only) with thunder, lightning, and hail, but the results have been simply a re-invigoration of the vegetable world, which was much wunted. The weather yesterday was exceedingly fine, and the growth something marvellous. Land and Building Society. —We remind members of the annual general meeting, which is convened for Monday next. Centenary Anniversary op Captain Cook's Arrival in New Zealand. — In another part of this issue will be found an exceedingly interesting paper, kindly contributed by William Colenso Esq., giving an account — taken in part from an original edition of Cook's voyages to which the public have no means of reference — of Cook's first arrival off the New Zealand coast, and his visits to Poverty Bay and Hawke's Bay. While regretting one or two political allusions, which we think might have been better left over for another occasion, we have read the paper in question with very deep interest— --as, doubtless, will also our readers — and we have to thank Mr. Colenso for the very great trouble he has taken. The Taranaki Superintendency. — Mr. Richmond, the late Superintendent, had only, it appears, 21 votes, to 135 for Kelly, and 228 for Carrington.

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Hawkes Bay Herald, Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 13, Issue 1090, 8 October 1869

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Hawkes Bay Herald Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 13, Issue 1090, 8 October 1869