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February 13. — The weather continues dry and hot, and we are now having summer in reality. Entertainment. — On Wednesday last the Athenasum Hall Committee held a variety entertainment, and had a good house. The [ takings, amounting to JSI7 odd, will go a good i way towards paying for the mncii-needed new scenery. The curtain and stage presented quite a picturesque appearance, and the artist (Mr Randall) is to be commended on his artistic work. The programme was a- long and [ varied one, and without particularising any of I the performers, J may say that they one and i all excelled:' in pleasing the audience. The J usual after dance was not a pronounced success, although it was most enjoyable. Dredging. — On the Clutha, the whole fleet are netting away steadily, and with very satisfactory results. j Departure. — A very much respected towns- ! m«n. and a very experienced miner, Mr Edwards, took hi 1 * denarture for Macraes on Monday last to fulfil tlie position of underground manager in n. quartz mine there. This dis1 trict can ill afford to 3os» men of Mr Edwards' s \ standing, and unless some move is made by ( local ' residents in making an parties to tho- ' roughly prospect both, .oenaigo and the Car- [ rick Range' for auartz reefs. I am afraid others : will follow in Mr Edwards's steps, and seek i ps.stures new. ■ February IS. — The weather during the past \ • fortnight" has been exceptionally ■warm and I dry, and the district has a very brown smd parched appearance. At fhe oresen-i time 1 a steady downpour of rain would do a. power of eood. : Tyoboid. — TvuJioid fever has ngain broken > ant "at Mount Pisa Station, and the hospital is full. Both Dr Ogston and Dr Cough trey, from Dunedin, have visited th? place on a tour of inspection to try and find out whence it originated. I believe they have found out the source, it being a creek that runs intothe stream that -flowa past the station, on which there is a. rabbiters' camp. If the source of the epidemic had been located 12 months ago. a .great Saal of expense and poesibly lives jcvou'd hive been saved. A word of -praise would not be owt of the way to our local niedico fo" his skill in diagnosing the complaint when other medicos seemed in doubt. Improvement. — The Cromwell Caledonian Society have at last taken a step in the right direction -in removing their sports ground from the domain to the t>ark, the latter being beautifully'sheltered with trees all round, whereas j the former ground was a barren and dusty I r/lace devoid of all shelter. The arena heing fenced off with posfand rail fence will be a great advantage footli to performers and patrons. ** Cricket — On Saturday the Alexandra boys journeyed to^Orom-well and gave the local club in instructive lesson in cricket, nutting ur> some 200 odd runs against the local score of 56. This should act as an incentive for the Cromwell cricketers to go in for practice. Mining. — In mining matters things are running on quiptly. Last week's returns were all affected by the annual boiler inspection.

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CROMWELL., Otago Witness, Issue 2658, 22 February 1905

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CROMWELL. Otago Witness, Issue 2658, 22 February 1905