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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Messrs. Bourke & Smith have altered the time of their sale of shares in the Gisborne Building Society from 2 p.m. to 11 o'clock* Will also sell bedsteads and furniture. Messrs. Ferris & Pitt will sell by auction to-morrow, at their mart, at 2 p.m.i, the equity of redemption of the mortgage of section 73, Gladstone Road, with the sheep, houses and outhouses, also furniture, grain, &c. ; also, section 320, Gladstone Road, and a quantity of miscellaneous goods. The "Maori Haka Trdupe," for we suppose that is the title they will be now known by, left last night by the steamer BAngarooma for Sydney, under the charge of Captain Ferris. One of those incidents which tend to keep alive one's faith in humanity, and to throw a halo of sacred feeling around scenes of anguish and trial (says the H.B. Herald) came prominently before us last week. We allude to the presence of the Sisters of Mercy on the scene of the fatal and lamentable aoeident which has thrown such a gloom over Napier. The wives of two of the men whfKwere killed were waiting t^,9? e the bodies of their husbands brougilb out ; and' while strong men (in all buttfte outward show of tears) wept at their inability to comfort them in their great grief, those tender women, without excitement or hurry, but with strong sympathy of the bereaved imprinted on their features, untiringly devoted themselves to the task of binding up the broken hearts of those who had lost their breadwinners, and the fathers of their children. All honor to the charity which seeks in scenes' of suffering and anguish, a field for love and sympathy to work in. "It may be interesting to learn (says the Thames Advertiser), that Mr. Thomas James, the manager of the Caledonian mine, was atonetime intimately acquainted with the celebrated Mrs. Evans, and Sandhurst male impersonator. Mr. James, before his arrival in this colony, was manager of several claims at Bendigo, and at different times Evana was working, for him ; but he had not the slightest suspicion that Evans was" a woman. The ! miners could not make out ' his' smooth face,' without any hair on ft, and ftgeral of them used to tell ' him' that ' hepWas a girl, which she did not like. An%Bher peculiarity which they were in" the habit of referring to was the state of her arms and hands. She had very small wrists and white hands, but her arms bore a great contrast, bein^ large, big jointed, and covered with ejgjresceuces natural to the hard-working miner, She was good* tempered, and generally well-liked' by Ufa mates." ■".:*. A case was brought at Wellington pn Monday by Miss Clare against the UnisnK Steam Shipping Company to recover £7s, the alleged value of a box said to have been lost between Wellington and Sydney. The plaintiff valued the box at £200. Her enumeration of the articles caused some amusement in Court. There was a dressing case valued at £50, three watches, not all of them ladies, at £10 ; and a wooden ink-stand, £5 ; three glove boxes £2 each ; two gold chains, £10 ; two silk dresses valued at 20 guineas each, etc. Judgment was given for plaintiff with coats. Notice of appeal was given.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume VI, Issue 911, 3 October 1879

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume VI, Issue 911, 3 October 1879

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