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[BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. J
(MUM OUt «WS timitESPOXUEST).
HoiiAHT, Monday. LAKE DORA TRAnir
The Public Works Department have issued instructions to proceed widi the cutting of a track from QucenBtown to Lake Dora at once. Lalxckktiin, Monday. Great satisfaction was expressed at a meeting of the . Hawkesbury Mining Co.
icia coma}- at tbe announcement that the Minister tor Lands intended at once to tegin die construction of Mr Innes' track from the Stitt Bridge. At a meeting sf the Primrose Co. it was mated that the amount of ore nt grass taken from die present drive was U09 tons. ^ Several mining meetings were held to day, but diere is nothing important to report in connection with them. All die speakers took a hopeful view of die mineral prospects of the West Coast
The elephant is nearly extinct in Mata leland, but as a compensation die natives live been introduced to die locomotive. When the first engine reached Bulawayo an induana summed it np as fol OWV llt I8 a nn8* ?nim»l belong ing to the white man. It has only one eye (die head lamp). It feeds on fire, and uteswork. When the white man pumps ft to make K work it screams. It comes from somewhere, but no one knows *ence. Of an engine, seen what the river was oiling it. die Matabele said hat ' it was a hag* animal which had the fever badly, because the wlnto ibm «ured wmodicine atnuny parts of iu