Waipara.—The " Waipara," s. s. which had to put back on last Saturday, again started on Sunday morning, for Manawatu and Wellington, and was enabled after the fas clearing away to cross the bar of the Wanganui river about one o'clock, when after a beautiful run, she arrived outside the Manawatu river at 6 p.m. Mr. Langley, a resident on the banks of the river, came on board and assisted in piloting the tight little steamer over the bar, and up as far as Foxton, which otherwise would have probably been difficult to one, to some extent unacquainted with the the river, at that hour in the morning. Foxton was reached about half-past seven, when the passengers at once resorted to Burr's hotel, which was filled to overflowing. This is some criterion of the manner in which Manawatu is advancing. All cargo was discharged at 11 o'clock, on Monday morning, when the Waipara proceeded some six miles further up the river to take in some cargo for Wellington, consisting of Potatoes, Rope, and Flax ; she at once again returned and left Foxton for Wellington at seven p.m. A.1.0.0.F. A meeting of the members of the above order will be held this evening, in the Rutland Hotel, for the purpose of opening a lodge of this order in Wanganui. Mr. William Parker Street, the Provincial Grand Master, has come down from Dunedin, for the express purpose of opening the lodge. This lodge will be a branch from the Otago district. We understand that Mr. Hodge will be the Noble Grand. Colonel Lepper and Frederick Ross, Esq., of Taranaki, have been appointed Justices of the Peace. Ahuriri, s.s.—There is no foundation for. the report of the loss of this steamer.
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Wanganui Herald, Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 9, 12 June 1867
Wanganui Herald Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 9, 12 June 1867
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