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November 11.— We have had during the week sunshine and showers, with very cold winds— quite wintry. This morning a fresh coat of snow ia noticeable on the Titan and Mount Cameron, about 20 miles distant from Waik*ia. Warden's Court. — The following applications were granted : — An extender claim of one acre to J. 11. Cheater and William Boyer, Ferny Terrace, Nokomai ; residence area of one acre, J H. Collins, at Mount Creek, and also a water race sani'i locality ; an extended claim of two acres to A. Arnold and John Boyer. jun.. at Ferny Tcirace, Nokomai ; a water race to Walter M'lvor, jun., at Landslip Spur ; an 'extended claim of one acre, Thomas Gilligan, at Yonkea and Lette's Gully, Waikaia ; an extended claim of two acres. G. Collie and James Wilson, also water race east side Waikaia river, opposite Paul Barret's farm ; right to construct a tail race and tunnel, Blue Spur, Nokomai, A G. D. Cameron ; an extended claim of two acres and a tail race to William F. Boyer and J Stewart, Winding cr*ek; an extended claim and water race and tail race to William Malone, Donkey Flat, Nokomai ; an extended claim of two acies, James Hamor and John Moffit, Muddy Terrace, Waikaii; a residence are^ of one acre to Alfred Arnold at Ferny Terrace, Nokomai, and also a right to c^nstiuct a water race from Little Dome creek to Blackrnan's Terrace on east side of Mataura river, length two miles Concert —A concert and dance in aid of the school funds was held in Mr Bell's Hall, Waikaia, on the Bth inst. Mr C. Robertson occupied the chiir, and referred to the progress of the school, eulogising the teachers and pupils Au excellent programme was gone through as follows :— Misses Taylor and Moffitt, ' pianoforte duet ; song . by the bojs ; Mrs Milne, song' "Robin Adair"; Mr G. Vial, "The place where the old horse died " ; infants, " Mother's little maid"; Mrs Hardman, "Dreaming" ; Mr P J Herlihy, "Mother's knee" and "I'm going back to Dixey " ; Mr J. H. Collins, recita tion, "The Grand Dinner Party"; Mrs Hardman and Mrs Milne, duet, " What are the wild waves saying?" Misj E. A. Sprout, recitation, "Mary Queen of Scots"; Miss A. Hardman, song, " Cricket on the hearth " ; Mr J. H. Collins and Miss Mdffitt, violin duct; Misses Taylor and MofDtt, duet; boys and girls, "Home, boy 3 home"; Miss Ilardmai, " ' Au revoir,' but not ' Goodbye" '; Mr Mtehon.soug, "The fisherman and his child " ; Mis 3 Marker«y, 6ont; , Mr Blackey, " The old Scotch songs." Miss Moffitt played the accompaniments, and about £9 w*s netted. The dauca was well attended. Mr Faissell actei as M.C, and the music was provided by Mr Rea (violin) and Mr J. H Collins (piano). Cricket —The match Waikaia v. Mataura, played on the 9th, resulted as follows : — Waikaia : First innings, 26 ; second innings, 128 ;— total 154. Mataura : First innings, Cl ; second innings, 10 ; -total, 71. Outing.— A picnic was held on the 11th inst. at Dome Bush, about four miles from Waikaia. It is a pretty locality, and a plea3ant day was spent. Dredging —The dredging experiment was not a success at Dome creek. Accident.— On the 9th in3t. John Joseph Davidson, eldest son of Mr Joseph Davidson, butcher, was thrown from his hor.e near Mr W. Tretheway's, and had his collarbone broken. Death —Mr Duncan M'Neil, farmer, Wendonside, waa found dead in his bed by hia servant on Sunday morning, 10th inst. He was a bachelor, had been feeling unwell for some time, but had not had medical advice.

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WAIKAIA. Otago Witness, Issue 2177, 14 November 1895

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