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OTAGO NEWS.

Dunbbin, August 6.

A miner named Edward Barnes, fell down the Cromwell Company's shaft 200 feet deep, last night and escaped with a broken 1eg ...."..

Several large firms iv Dunedin have made considerable reductions in the number of hands lately. At one establishment over one hundred men have been dis-

charged.

The ship Benares is now in the graving dock.

The Star's Arrow correspondent telegraphs :—": — " The coming elections are beginning to make stir amongst politicians. The probable candidates for the Wakatipu are— Mr Thomas Fergus, Mr William Mason, Mr James Macassey, Mr H. Menders and Mr Finn. Queeastown will support Mr Fergus. Neither Mr Finn or Mr Manders will probably obtain many votes, the others having been the fiwt to declare themselves. Mr Macasjey will stand a first-class chance as people seem to think it was a mistake that he was not elected before. He is sure to poll well amongst the miners. It is stated that Mr Barron will oppose Mr Cutten for Taieri. We heir that Mr Seaton will not seek reelection for Oaveraham. The Tuapeka Times says, that it is rumored that Mr Horace Bastings will not contest the seat for Waikaia at the forthcoming election, his intention being to retire from politics for a season."

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OTAGO NEWS., West Coast Times, Issue 3231, 8 August 1879

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OTAGO NEWS. West Coast Times, Issue 3231, 8 August 1879

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