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Local Intelligence.

A public dinner in x commemoration of tlion; opening, of.riew bridge across the Wairaakariri,: I^xS"^ afc; tbe North^i-n HptelV Kaiopoi; 0n ". ,. the^thjult. ;Epwardß of six% persons were r present; the1 dinner was sumptuous/the speechi- ; Jymg business1 characteristic arid applicable; arid1:; the.-whole: proceedings were 'harmonious an<l'^: gratifymng to: > all; present- Mr. White, tthe : contractor^.was. highly, complimented- on ;; tha successfulcpmpletiqn.pf his undertaking.;^ „./:; irr e Regret having to, announce this'.weplc the,' deatih by appoplexy, of Lieut.:Col6nel James . Vavnpbell, formerly of the d^th ana' 50fch Regi-! mehts..' 'We are indebted W a cdntempbrarv ft* ;i [ the folldwmg biographical • particular ,-^The ■' gal lant vd%an, who was acadefc: of the' family <-: of Campboll of Skdri-ingtoi), in-Aywhire, ;N. 8.,'" i. entered the.^army at an } early, age, and distin-J/, guifihed himself greatly throughout the >enm-

aular c'arapaign^aving'been present atupwards of thirty general actions, sieges, and engagement* nitfchidingf (these;: [of TRoleia; Vimeira, Talavera, Busaco, J"uente9 dOnor, Ciudad Rodrieo Badajpz, Salamanca, iVJittoria, Pyrenees, T^ivell^NivdVOrthe^andrTpjilouse. He wa3 Aio^-deiCanapltoJGeneral Plctpri, and BrigadeMaior p|i^£rignt Brigade^pf what was known a¥^Picton'sf fig%i\ng division." The ranks of Major and .'Lieutenint-ColorieV«were successively conferred 6ii; hun? for" hii;'services in the field, and ;had salsp»*li«j -honor^bf receiving a war m^^'^^^-fT^^^-' usual'y conferred^ aiidviip fewer^ than^fourteen clasps, (being one more than.any, offioer in the British service had ' been honored with).,,, He also seryed.with General Whiteloclc at1 "Buenos Ay res,, in North 1 America, and at Ceylon J where he lost his health 'Jfromrepdated'iattacks3 of jungle fever, which ultimately cbmnelled him to /sell out. Shortly .after,the foundation;of the settlement, Colonel '; CamppoU. arrived here,« and was appointed by .Sir George. Grrey tp! the,office of Commissionerj and afterwards of: Registrar for the province. Orrtlie passing, pf the Constitution Act, CoL Catn'pbeli was superseded; by gentleman recommended'by: the 1 Proviricial; authorities, and he - has since resided among us as a private citizen. The survey ofth'e; runs between the Ashburton' and Rakaia is completed, and that of the s Waitaiigi is to be commenced in Spring. .;■ A ;Careful survey of the Port Hills is also'nearly! completed. • . : : We hear hourly complaints of the wretched state of Norwich Quay, the principal thoroughfare of LytteltbnV and really' they are not withr out just cause. :i 'Even: during.the present state of the-weather^ something mightl be cone to ; improve jti : it '.possesses already a hard T solid , fpundation. .m . little .• cleaning; of.: the rwhple isti*eet, ;! and.'.-ft- few cartloads of. .stone in tKe woi;Bt places,are, all,thajbij required. W^y "roignt1 not the prisoners, /who., are at .present ' employed '" in' Unknown/ corners, .be made to '. * b'peiid ' a ! diy.' or 1 twd! in; 'mSUm^1 our piincipai -'street! ftt least/passable"withoutthekidof 'fliud-3iproof'iridispcaisablesi^^and-patent'sea boots P'' j !

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Local Intelligence., Lyttelton Times, Volume X, Issue 592, 10 July 1858

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Local Intelligence. Lyttelton Times, Volume X, Issue 592, 10 July 1858

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