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The N.Z. Shipping Co.’s Ruapehu arrived on Sunday, and after loading 18,000 carcases of frozen mutton and a quantity of wool, flax, and tallow, sailed on Tuesday afternoon. The only other event in shipping this week" was the arrival of the U.S.S. Co.’s s.s- Moeraki and s.s. Mokoia. The s.s. Loyalty brought over a muttohbird party from South Cape on Wednesday. Our borough council are making a crusade against bicyclists using' the footpaths,' certainly not before it is time. This is probably the advantage of having new 7 councillors, i An amusing occurrence took place at the departure ox the s.s. Moeraki —the quest ion in dispute was the custody of a child between a lady and a gentleman. It appeal’s the lady wps going away, and wished to take the child, and after a. considerable amount of argument and showing of papers the matter was referred to the guardians of the peace, and the lady eventually departed minus the child. The affectionate nature of a father was here fully illustrated. The Guards are making extensive renovations to their Drill Hall. A' kitchen has been added, with every modern convenience for cooking, and everything is now up-to-date for the social season. On arrival of some of the muttonbirders there appeared some strangers amongst them, but -a closer inspection revealed that their stay on the island had produced a good crop of whiskers.

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BREVITIES., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 25 May 1907

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BREVITIES. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 25 May 1907