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Dr DcLautour, the well-known surgeon, is about to leave Oamaru for a larger centre. Messrs W. F. and 1). F. Crawford contemplate a visit to the Old Country at in; early date. The Poverty Bay Hunt Club have decided to open the season early in April. Mr J. A. Harding has been re-elected Master, and '• there is every promise of a successful season before the club. It is reported that Mr lan S. Simson has received the appointment of District Valuer for Cook, Waiapu, and Wairoa counties under the Government Valuation of Land Act, 1890. The following rainfall statistics for January are gazetted :— Gisborne 3's3in, Matahcia 4 > 4in, Waipiro 4 - 4 Sin, Tolago Bay s'osin, Piitutahi 3"4."> in, Marautaha 3'OOin. Work is busier at Tomoana than for some lime past, 180 hands being employed, and \ some working overtime. — Hastings corres- ' i pondent. Two motor ears arrived at Wellington by the s.s. Rotomahana last Friday. A comi ' puny is to be formed to run them, and orders will be sent Home for v further consignment. Mastei'ton's new Town Hall, iv fine brick building, capable of accommodating some thousand people, was opened on Monday evening. After the formal proceedings the Inman Company staged "Dr Bill." Messrs Common, Shclton, and Co. hold their monthly stock sale at their yards at '. [ Waerenga-a-hika to-morrow, when they will j offer several thousand sheep, upwards of two . hundred rams, and a number of cattle and | horses. The sale will commoncu at noon. I For six out of the six and a-lialf days on ! which she was thrashing across Tasman Sea last week in the teeth of howling gales, the [ s.s. Rotomahana obtained a sight of neither j sun, moon, stars, or sky. In one day only , 94 knots were registered. Though seas ' broke on board ana swamped some of the deck cabins, no damage was done. Mr Eyre Kenny, a son of the well-known Wellington Magistrate, and who for many years resided in Gisborne, and was on the engineering staff of the Gisborne Harbor ' Boß.rd, arrived upon a short visit this morning. Mr Kenny, it will be remembered, after leaving Gisborne some years ago, entered the service of the British North Borneo Company. He subsequently left their employ, and during the past three years has been stationed at Singapore under engngdment to the Colonial Office, of which the Hon. J. Chamberlain is the head. | In the first act of " The Cotton King," t now running at the Wellington Opera House, a cleverly worked shower of ruin is generally received with much favor by the audience, , but on Saturday night their demonstrations ' of approval were considerably more emphatic than usual. Something went wrong with the hose or pipes leading to the flies, with the result that a powerful stream of water shot out into the orchestra and front seats of the stalls, causing the occupants to retreat in disorder. One unlucky violinist received an unexpected douche on the back of the neck, which completely wrecked Iris collar and rendered a change of attire imperative. Concerning tho wreck of the brig Amy, a Sydney paper saj s :—" There was apparently no want of willing hands to attempt tho task of saving the crew, once the wreck was reported, but their efforts were paralysed. Near as tho vessel was to the ' shore, the rescue party, through being unprovided with life-saving apparatus, could I do nothing for the hapless company who were in the brig. The distance was so : short that the very faces of the doomed ' men could bo recognised. The brig was ' first seen from the shore in her perilous situation, as our correspondent states, about four o'clock in the afternoon. In little more i than an hour from that timo all was over • for both vessel and crew. The attendant i circumstances render it one of the most lamentable occurrences of tho kind which have been heard of for nnny a day. Mr W. Pettie announces the arrival of a shipment of fashionable autumn drapery.

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Poverty Bay Herald. PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING GISBORNE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23,1898., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXV, Issue 8146, 23 February 1898

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Poverty Bay Herald. PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING GISBORNE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23,1898. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXV, Issue 8146, 23 February 1898