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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 1.—Caledonian Gathering.

February 1.—All England Eleven Cricketers arrived.

February 2.—Great fire in Stafford and Hope streets; £50,000 loss. Heavy gale.

February 2 and 3.—Cricket Match. Scores: Otago Twenty-two, 154; All England Eleven, 158, with 9 wickets to go down.

February 10.—6th session of Provincial Council, Southland.

February 17.—Foundation Stone of Exhibition Building laid Masonically.

March 5.—Fire at Invercargill: Union Bank, two hotels; loss £15,000; two women burned to death.

March 8.—M.P.C, Clutha: Thompson.

March 10.—Jockey Club Races at Silverstream.

March 11.—s.s. "Scotia" arrived from Glasgow, first of Otago Steam Co.'s fleet; Southland Daily News issued; Price of 4lb. loaf, 1s 4d.

March 12.—Cargill Monument, Octagon, commenced.

March 22.—Foundation Stone Congregational Church laid.

March 23.—Sixteenth anniversary: Horticultural Show. Tilting Tourney at Vauxhall.

March 30.—Moa skeleton found in South Recreation Grounds.

March 31.—M.P.C. Wakatip: Clapcott.

April 6.—First Coach through from Dunedin to Invercargill.

April 7.—Eighteenth session Provincial Council.

April 16.—Bruce Herald, issued.

April 21.—Foundation Stone Baptist Church laid.

April 3.—Steeplechase at Anderson's Bay.

April 27.—Port Molyneux a port of entry.

May 2.—Justice Chapman took his seat on the Bench.

May 5.—M.P.C. North Harbor: Street, 52; (Walker, 39).

May 14:—s.s. "Albion" arrived from Glasgow.

May 27.—Southland promissory notes issued.

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June 2.—s.s. "Scotia" wrecked at Bluff Harbor.

June 14.—M.P.C. Tokomairiro: Clarke 56; (Dyer, 35).

June 24.—Fire in George-street: £5000loss.

June 29.—Foundation of Tairoa's Heads Lighthouse.

July 2.—Otago Mail issued.

July 4.—First coach for Dunstan via North Road.

July 9.—p.s. "Bruce" launched at Dunedin.

July 15.—Taieri Agricultural Society's Ploughing Match.

July 18.—7th session of Provincial Council, Southland.

July 25.—High School opened; Rev. Mr Simmons, Rector.

July 28.—Dunedin District Ploughing Match.

July 30.—Tokomairiro Ploughing Match.

August 11.—Installation of first Grand Master of Provincial Grand Lodge of Otago, E.C.

August 20.—Tender for new Post Office Building accepted.

August 22.—Second Anniversary Dunedin Fire Brigade.

September 1.—Waikouaiti Ploughing Match.

September 3.—M.P.C. Tokomairiro: Dyer 55; (Murray, 36).

September 9.—Dunedin Water Works Company formed.

September 12.—Dunedin Savings Bank opened: depositors,. 127; amount, £717.

September 17.—Financial difficulties in Southland.

September 23.—Benevolent Institution Bazaar: £1100 realized.

September 25.—Jewish Synagogue, Dunedin, consecrated.

October 1.—M.P.C. Clutha: Thompson, 62; (Dalrymple, 57;) Lindis, Walker.

October 11.—Nineteenth session Provincial Council.

October 14.—Champion Ploughing Match at Caversham: 32 competitors.

October 16.—Fire in Dowling-street: Millar's, F.S.A.

October 17.—Oreti Railway to be opened. Proposal to start a Bank for the benefit of Southland.

October 22.—Alarm as to safety of Exhibition Building, caused by Mr Adam's statement in Provincial Council.

October 31.—Fire in Tay-street, Invercargill: £6000.

November 2.—Death of John M'Glashan, Esquire.

November 3.—Public meeting in Theatre as to price of meat; Government urged to open ports for cattle importation. Inaugu- page 116 ration of Port Chalmers Athenæum.

November 11.—First Exhibition of Northern Agricultural and Pastoral Society at Oamaru.

November 26.—Southland Provincial Council elections.

December 1.—8th session of Provincial Council, Southland: Row as to Superintendent.

December 9.—Fire at Dee street, Invercargill: £7000.

December 16.—Trotting match from Tokomairiro to Dunedin, 35 miles: 2½hours. M.P.C. Dunedin: Bastings, 412; (Barr, 347; M'Leod, 122; Maddock, 16).

December 28.—Roberts, billiard player, in Dunedin; Third Show Taieri Agricultural Society.