The Ladies' Guild of the Church of England Lawrence, held a' very' successful sale of useful and fancy work last week in ! Trinity Chuifcji schoolroom, and realised over £100. ' ' '' •' Arthur Hormann) aged 13 years, son of a settler near Invercargill, received a sunstroke three weeks ago, and was placed under medical treatment; but five days ago became unconscious, and died Saturday. "■ • '' ' • The ' Chftha Leader stajbes that a survey of the proposed line of: railway to' connect t}ib Lakeside Coal' Company's mine and the main line at Lovells Flat will be commenced in tjie course of 14) days. % "' "' ll ' ' '** ''" A dvyellihgrtion'sfl wd contents, jnsured in the Standard Office for £90, was destroyed 'fry fii^ at Georgetown, near Inverpargftl, on Tbursjljjiy morning. It was owned by Patrick Dwyer, The Higholiff School Committee met on Monday evening last, and unanimously resolved to recommend Miss M. F. Donald for the position of mistress of the school. Accounts amounting to £2 3s 6d were passed for payment. A committee consisting of Messrs Reid, Bldred, Geisow, Warren, and Hotop was appointed at Queenstown at the conclusion of Ppofessor Black's lectures to take steps for establishing a b.ranph p,f th.c School of Mines at Queenstown. Our Fortrose correspondent on Monday Jn« formed us by telegraph that intelligence had been received there that the brigantine Seagull, Captain Harming, had gone ashore at Waikawa, and was breaking up. All the crew reached j the shore in safety. At a meeting of the Waipahi Cemetery Trus- ! tees held on Thursday, 21st inst., Mr'J. Turn* i bull tendered his resignation as chairman, and J Mr W. Young resigned the secretaryship. Mr I Q, Macandrew was then appointed chairman, (ftndxMr J . Tupibuil secretary. A vote of thanks to Mr Young was recorded on the minutes for I his services as secretary. • , .„',... At a large and influential meeting of the Anti-Waimea Railway Rate Committee, held' a Gore on Monday, a Committee was elected to wait upon the Premier, with the member for
Hofonui, to prevail upon the Government to pushase the Waimea line forthwith. Mr Lauach will also be interviewed, upon his ar/val here this week, in reference to the mtter.
Charles Sycamore, a young man employed at Mrirua, Wyndham, was thrown from a horse and kiked on Monday evening. He was taken to te Invercargill Hospital on Tuesday, when it ■v&s found that his skull was fractured and inanimation had set in. Little hope is entertined of his recovery. The Tuapeka Flat, Cromwell, and Inch'lutha School Committees have nominated Jessrs Clark and M'Kenzie, and Rae's Juneion, Highcliff, and Ettrick Messrs Clark and 3reen, for the Education Board. The Dunrobin School Committee have nominated Mr M'Kenzie and the Rev. Mr Bannerman, and the North Glekenichn Committee have favoured Messrs M'Kenzie and Farnie.
A special meeting of the Taiori County Council was held on Friday for the purpose of receiving a petition from a ntunbor of Henley ratepayers praying that a drainage district be formed. The object of the ratepayers is to have the drainage district legally constituted in accordance with the legislation of last session of Parliament, the working of the district under the original Act having been found to be almost impracticable. The Council received the. petition, and passed a resolution granting the request. The resolution will come up for confirmation at the next ordinary meeting of the Council. Crs Thompson, Charters, Graham, and Gow attended the meeting.
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THE COUNTRY., Otago Witness, Issue 1784, 30 January 1886
THE COUNTRY. Otago Witness, Issue 1784, 30 January 1886
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