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The New Zealand Herald reports that since January last about 500 Austrians have left the colony. The Mayor of Sydney says that the question of establishing municipal "dosshouses" for the unfortunates of the city must sooner or later be seriously considered. Information has been received from a reliable source that Captain Bauchop, of the Fourth Contingent, has been recommended for the Victoria Cross. Somewhat of a record reign is reported from Tuturau, Southland! Mr Alex. Dickie h^a been a. member of the local school conmittee for 33 years, and Chairman for 27 years. The first issue of the Samoanische Zeitung," at Samoa, came out on the 6th iu»t. I; is a fortnightly journal of eight pages, and is printed m both the German and Knglisl) languages. The Christekurch City Council has just received an 18-ton steani road-roller, by McLaren aud Co., of Leeds. It is described as a. business-like machine, and its trial was very satisfactory. The wheels can be fitted with spikes for breaking up road surfaces before repairing. I An extraordinary scene took place at Ha"Uey Herts, recently. A young couple were seen leaving the beacon-mounted old church on the historic common, followed by a clergyman, and, from the scene that was taking place, it was clear that a runaway marriage had just been successfully accomplished. The bride's angry father had arrived on horseback just too j lute, and was seized and held until the | newly-married couple had driven away m a carriage He was then liberated, mounted his horse, and overtook the carriage, which was brought to :i suddeu standstill by his holding a pistol at the head of the postillion. The runaway cou- . pie alighted, and the conflict suddenly ' stopped, as sufficient pictures had been secured for a cinematograph exhibition, for which the affair was got up ! j

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Poverty Bay Herald, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 9139, 6 May 1901

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Poverty Bay Herald Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 9139, 6 May 1901