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The Star. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1868.

Tub unusual phonomonon, tho looal npponrnnoo nnd oft'octa of which will bo found recorded in another column, linn boon obsorvod nil nlong tho onul ooawt of tho two Inlands. hVom Napier to tlio BlufF, nud from ovory iniorvoning locality with which wo nro iv fcolographic communication, wo liavo brief I'opoi'ta, all indicating tho mimo viaitntion, nnd nubnlautially tho name efTbotH. Ab Wellington, the lido nl bonni lely roao nnd rocodod, afc intorvnla, fco fche hoighfc of fchroo or four foob, nnd for a B|)aoo of two hours**; nl; Port Glial mors, much tho Hamo thing happened ; ab bhe Blufl', vaul; quautitioa of aonweod woro thrown on tlio bench j and, whon fclio talo Hhall , havo boon oomplotoly told, wo have no doubt it will appear that tlio wholo count lino hnn hnd the honour of n viint from tho mynloriouu Hii'iingor, AVo at'O glad to loam, from the re porta already received, thab no vory Horioua damago luui boon dono, lt is beyond our provinco to on toi' on a Moiontillc .speculation uh to tlio uuusoh of thia phenomenon, und it would hardly infcerorti our renders woro wo fco toil thorn ovon a ti Lho of tlio reasons which tlio lonrnad iu«ign. It may bo found —wo don't «ay ponitivoly it will bo— limb Homo " dimioluto island," as Paddy would call it, haa oitlier nppoarod in or dinnppoarcd from fclio wide expanse of bhe Pacific Ocean. Those who go down fco the neiv in Hhipn, and who travonio thab Oconii in all ita parts, may be ablo, nomo of theso dayii. to satisfy tho natural curiosity of mankind on the aubjoofc, In the meantime, our duly in', to collect all tho. information wo enn, and to placo ib on rooord for tho bonoflb of our rondorn und the lurlhcranoe of Hciontille'roHOiU'ch, In connection, wibh thin Hubjecb, ib ia worthy of noto bhab tho Oiaqo Daily Times of .Tliuri'jday publinhcd tho following lottor ;— •" I beg to inform you, •' for tho unite of theae of your rondora " wlio may tako an infcoroab in astro- " nomieal purauifcH, that a upofc of " rather unusual size may now bo soon "on lho Hiin'tf drne, Ifc "in irregular in " form, boing broken in upon ono Hide " by a doop gulf which torminuton " in an acuto apex near tho middle "of the Jaoula, Several nmullor "Jhcuko lio near it, and lho wholo " in imrroundod by a ponumbra of re« ** mnrlcablo breadth. A gluua of tho " most ordinary powor will be Hudicionl; ■' fo detect it, I yesterday observed " ib with great diHlinctnontt Ihrough nn " achromatic luatruinonb of 2iin apor- * turo." Homo of our roadora may not ■ano the connoclion between the above and the phonomenon which hnn beon no gonornlly obaorvod,bufc ifc in intimate nevortholoHH, uu will bo admitted by theso qualified to givo au opinion. We mayalHo moution that tho tclograph linon fmm North bo Bouth havo boon moro or lowa affected for tho limb throo or four days. It will bo romombored that on Thuradny wo woro tumble to give tho wholo of tho fcologramtt containing tlio .nail nowa. Wo havo aiucc aHcorlaiuod that lho lino from Olirintchurch fco Dunodin waa working «o badly on that day that ifc waa barely poHuiblo fco "drug" tho nowa along, Tho Inapoofcor waa unnblo to account for thjs at tho timo, as tho wholo line had booii carefully jti«peofcfl<l aud roporfcod in good ordor, only tho day beforo, Of courso, tlio myafc'ory ia now Bolvod ; and wo talco thia opportunity of Baying that no Waino whatovor can

1 bo nttaohod to tho .olograph ollicialn for tho dolay whioh wo oompluinod of in out' Thui'Hdivy'a istmo. while tho liiioo North and South woro ntrongly ' all'eotod by what wo may tonn tho ; *• magnetic atohn" of tlio past fow i dtvyr.., those from Eaat to Wont i do not appear to liavo folt tho inlliionoo. i Wo shall ondonvour to collect nil tho information wo pouaihly ouu about thia phenomenon, tw wo havo no doubt our r coiitoiaporai'io.-i along, tho count will bo i able to furnish un with vory intoroat- ' ing accounta of it. In conclusion, we 1 aro in tor-mod that Bt' Hector, whon . iiowh of tho roconl; volcanic phono ' mona at Honolulu, in lho Sandwich ( Ihluihlm, whh received iv Now Zealand,! 1 predicted that our sliorcn would be ' visited by a groat tidal wave. ITo has : now tho iiaUrtfactiou of h/uif* nolo t.o nilonco fchoflu who " oliiill'od " liim nhout : tho itbtuirdity of Mciuutiftu prophecy.

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The Star. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1868., Star, Issue 80, 15 August 1868

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The Star. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1868. Star, Issue 80, 15 August 1868

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