The events which have succeeded the assassination of the
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria have unfortunately led with
surprising rapidity to a crisis in Eastern Europe,
culminating in a declaration of war, which is causing
profound excitement throughout the Continent.
The Otekaike School Committee has resigned in a body. From a
report in the Oamaru Mail of a meeting of householders on
Thursday night it would seem that the committee had come to
loggerheads with the teacher.
The largest private deal in land which has taken place in
Otago for some time past resulted early this week, when the
Keppoch estate, owned by Mrs Donald Macdonald, changed hands,
the new owner being Mr Richard Yardley, of Lumsden.
The unusual, but exhilarating, scene was witnessed in the
House of Representatives on Thursday evening (says the Post)
of the whole of the House listening with whole-hearted
interest to an address by Mr Massey upon fruit growing.