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Grey River Argus And Blackball News PUBLISHED DAILY.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th, 1905. The Westland (Wdlberforce) reefs are again, ibroaghc prominently {before the public on account of the visit of Dr Bell, director of the Geological Survey, to the ■locality. The appointment of Dr Bellby the Government has been favourably received by the people of ihe colony, and the result of his investigations will bit awaited with a good deal of interest. When the Government decided to appoint an expert to give attention *o tlie mineral resources of the colony the Westland reefs were little known, only ;i few enthusiasts interesting themselves. Their enthusiasm caught hold on tke leading men of Westland and with commendable energy a syndicate was formed to ■test the field. The locality is a rough one, and miany difficulties had to bo contended with, but the prospector is like an old warrior that, "sniffs the scent < of battle" and is eager for; the fray. ; Tlie result of (he party's work was the. finding ] of an outcrop, , which waf> named "Wtls©»*ij Reward." A good deal of work 1 !iae already been done on this claim, and I tlie reef, found and traced for some dis- -: tance. The reef was repovtied to ibe ; a 1 valuable find, and consequently the i ground was pegged off for miles aroufi|.' i Local experts and many experienced ; miners, visited the reefs and came back i with glowing reports, but the people n^ed ' more than "glowing ireports-tb induce thejn i to launch out in mining. It is to be.^v < gretted that mining ventures, on^jjtf . 1 Coast at anyrate, have not turned sbx& ( so as to reward those investing tJieir mit« to advance the industry and be&fes. fit themselves. It would 'l)e as difilcuft- J an undertaking to make a cork sink, as- to ( float a mining claom on" the market M * the present time. The dredging boom I is still in the minds of the people, and J the valuable mcaliinery lying on the road- * sides is a very disagreeable monuniens a to tlieir folly. Although the people :^ab s nob feel disposed to look upon mining' T ventures witli a pleasant and JiopefuF ■ eye at present, *lieir confidence can a^ainf c be won by true and. faithful repoxtg after? f i strict 1 and .thorough examination. The. B Wilson's Reward' syndicate are very san- o guine as to the pixjspects of *heir claiiji,' f< md have applied all the iteste with cn m jouraging results. .When D r Bell ar^: .B ived ia the colony the Wilberforce, no-V^ jailed- Westland Reefs, were very much w n evidence, and representations were naflei $o tihe: Governmenii <tb allow Dr 3ell *to'- yteti tlie Coast and. inspect the, Vestknd field. Tliis was agreed ,fo and )r Bell and flits party hav c been on tha>. p for some weeks. It was indeed"! ortunat-e- that sucli a splendid oppor- I

tunity presented itself just on the arrival of Dr Bell. He was enabled to get to work right away,, with the advantage of the work don c on the Wilson'a Reward claim .the nature of the country could .be easily judged. The Premier, on fch© appoantment of the export, stated that the fullest informatim would be given regarding the work -f Dr Bell, and we have been favoured with the first preliminary report sent .by Dr Bell to the Minister of Mines on the Westland reefs. The report is very encouraging, and gives promise of opening up one of the largest reefing concerns in the colony. Dr BeU, v m : his y report states "The region is one of great promise, and feel sanguine as to its potentialities." From such an authority as Dr Bell, who came to the^colony with 'high ; crettentialsand with long experience of reefs, this must bear weight, and b e taken .as the opinion of one of the highest authorities. Dr Bell has much at Stake, this being his first work in the colony;- and his reputation depends on this judgment and dfc. csion. It can be (taken for; granted that Dr Bell would not make such statements unless. he was sure rof -ius fafets, A .and we feel pleased that he has" been aibley after investigation, to come to such a conclusion and thus, bear out the opinions ■. f the old miners on the Coast. The report goes on to deal with the nature of the country, and the following contents are ■ interesting : — "Instertrafied slates and sandstone are the prevailing rock country, and 1 these have been cut by a dark basis of eruptives of slates and sandstones. The line varies, but in general Its is slightly west by south, while the inclination of the dip is to the westward, at an angle •of 60 degrees. The region shows considerable faulting^ but apparently not to an alarming extent. The presence of the eruptives is a most hopeful sign, as rooks of this nature, are, as a rule is intimately connected with large metalliferous veins. Wilson's Reward . is practically ,the only reef on which any development work has 'been done. The reef lies about 1,500 feet above the basin circue, and practically on a level with Browning's Pass. It is not a correctly definite -vein, but it is more precisely a ■mineralised zone, which narrows and widens and extends to at least 400 feet. It is stated that at its widest part '.he .width of the reef is not under 21 feet; and only horses of the country rocks vccur within this distance. This great width is however, by no means constant, and nominally it is much narrower. The quartz is very favourable in appearance. Free crystalline gold is distinctly visible, and the iron pyrites, which is a common mineral .within the quartz, is, it is said, very auriferous." The Greymouth Rifles will hold their annual ball on 2nd June. . ;At the next parade of the Rifles : Voluniteerg a Hon Chaplain will be elected. This is the only vacancy in th c officers and non corns requiring to be filled. There are 710 solicitors practising in the colony. There is one ito every 1268 of inhabitants, or one for 317 of male adult*. The sum awarded to the owners of the Flaxbourne estate, £I|I,OCK^ will b^ paid, over by the Government in a few daysii The Taylor Carrington Company open their season here -"this evening in the world famed romance "Barnes of Ncr York." ' The monrthly meeting of the Mawhera Lodge, No 136, will be held in th c Masonic Hall, Werita, street, this day evening, at 7 30 o'clock." Visiting ! brethren are cordially invited.' • There were 19 bankruptcies in-theWel-ington district for the quarter ended March 31, and of this number four were in Wellington City. For the corresponding quarter. last year the figures were: — District!, 16 Wellington City 4. '.In our telegram of yesterday's issue it was stated that Mr Adams of Dunedin 'knew very little of the Rev Ready's statement, but cannot Sear testimony to the fact that the Salvation Army is wdth the Prohibition cause to a man." The word "cannot" should have read "can." This gives an altogether different impression to his statement. The Biorama exhibition given by Major Perry at the Opera House last evening was one of ibhe finest of. the kind ever witnessed here. The large Opera House was packed to the doors, and many could not even get -standing room. The pictures were beautiful and clear, and the subjects were interesting, instructive and amusing. A meeting favourable ito the formation of a branch of the United Order of Druids was 'held at Dunn's Hotel, Ahaura, on Saturday night last when- Mr L. T. Carmine presided. There was a goodly number of residents present. It was resolved that the chairman with Messrs Dunn and O'Sullivan form a committee to carry out the wishes of the meeting. Mr O'Sullivan was elected treasurer pro tern. Yesterday we were shown some very fine samples of confectionery recently imported by Geo Merrett and Sons, confectioners. Their window contains the latestnovelties.. The children should itry the penny pop corn that is all the rage in America. Cream, dates miay also be obtained at the shop and are delicious. Their French Nougat is one of .tli c choicest lines of confectionery ever made. A glance at< the window in Ma,whera Quay will convince purchasers' of the pure up-to-date lines of confectionery stocked by this firm. Mrs S. A. Sweetman has purchased the business carried on at the Novelties Depot, Upper Mawhera Quay, from Mr W. X^rquhart., and solicits a continuance of the patronage given to her predecessor. If is Mrs Sweetman's intention to thoroughly renovate the premises, . dispose of the stock now on the shelves, and import a new line of goods which she will bring out in our columns at a future date. Wecongratulate her on the step she has taken and feel sure she will command a portion of ifhe fast increasing trade of this town. A meeting of the Charitable Aid Board was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clockThe following members were present — Messr* McLean (chair), J. Petrie/ Hart, Harris, Ryail, Russell, Allison, Larkin, Marshall arid Ha*greave9. The minutes of the previous meeting were r «ad and confirmed. A good deal of roHtine busi was transacted, a long discussion taking place over the date of meeting. It was resolved that the clerk be inftru^jbed. to, make the date ao as to h» convenient to the Jkjinaer naeaibar*. '&* '• Pet«e was eledbed icStur^nan * far It'he nnsuiag 12 mowtbj. ■ ,i ,- _..-, .., Htrley and Co ; will be we to^supply everybody with a 'bicyole^pi: §a|iurday J afternoon, when they wilt.-^ejl'VTOiihout - reserve 50 second hand bikes/ every ma- ' chine being in parfeoi order. With ( tliis issue .we supply, our readers with a * list of the machines, and ifc will be readily seen they are of the 'best iriakers. It is ] seldom such an . opportunity offers it- .t self wliere bicycles will be jflmost gtven i away. ■'■"■' Harley and Co -mean business, i and when they state tliere is no reserve i the bicycle will go to the highest bidder. •-• There will be- no excuse after Saturday £ for not being able to enjoy the pleasure of a good mount. Remember the day, i Satui'day, tlie 13th iust, and .come in x crowds. i Owing to the Opera House feeing en- ■* gaged pn the 17tii inst ifc has been de- * cide4 that the I iccture to be given by;* 1 tiie Rev Father JEays on 'Father v MaftJiew* ] T will take pto<& oaitfo c Thursday, 18tf* inst. ; Tickets will be ) K circulated" in *JieJ^^course; of a' day or so. s and the lecture •pronu'ses t^vj^ as^ big. s--3. success as the rev; igentieman'a first: | meeting in Grjeymo'i»th."\,.,.> ," ' .: : * Major C.Monce offered^. prize attJie T »mnieiu>emfint of the 'c^iap iai Nelson p ror 4he best sketch and fd i-eport v ;on the - MDanoeuvres, to all NliCO's .and tnen, and : me for tlie begt ; £ con = ducte^ map. The } priwer was won by? J*rivaie Dixbri, ; Dcn- n listen Rifles'. The other ',prjzes Major a Vforicesaidhewasatalosfjwho'to give it to c ' Hien nearly 300, well conducted men * rere -in camp; 4 . . • - , A privnte wedding of great interest ; .n t: he district, where the bride's parents f ( rere old and respected residents, too-k p, dace at: the residence of a "d Mrs l Wilson, Hampden street, Hokitika, -m sl londay. Miss Murray, only daughter :.f *I e Ir W. G. Murray Commissioner of j \

Crown Lands, Nelson, was united to Mr '1 Charles A. Broad, of Nelson College, the , ] Rev William Douglas, M. A. conducting "■" the marriage service. Tbe bride wag f giveaway .by her brother, Mr Sydney '} Murray,iMf W. Murray acting as groomsman. Miss Mandl attended as bridesmaid. After the wedding 'breakfast Mr ; and Mrs Broad left for vV ChTistchureh, ' taking with them all good* "wishes from very many friends in the district. i^ The following team will represent Kumara in their match against Ross on >J ! Saturday next:— -Full :back, O. Gage, ■threequarters, Woods, Johnsen, Davies; ; five-eighths, E. Mcßroy*(4a,ptoin) } half, R. Sutherland; forwards, J. Gilbert, Pierson, MeMahon, Blackmore, Bourke, Steel, Roberts. Emergencies.:., Stevenson, McGrath and Holmes. Several of tlie spare ribs for *h© Catholic Church arrived yesterday. They are 60 feet in length and 9 inches by 9 inches, heart of red pine, from Malfroy's mill, Hokitika. Thdy are probably tha largest sticks -of 4heir quality and size yet supplied in the jlisbiicU. Th« Inangahna Timesirefers to th c sad j ■ accident tha* Haßpened in Reefton n .4 Monday as follows : — A distressing ac,cident occurred at> " th© Keep-ifc-Dark riiine this morning shortly after eight o'clock, whereby a young man named Albert Young, second son of Mr D. Young, storekeeper, Bullervroad, lost ■his life. The unfortunate Y oun g fellow was on day .shift and left his home at ? 30 for the mine. He entered one of the filling shafts about eight o'clock, and shortly after a fall of earth took place carrying him with it a distance of 60 feet to the bottom of the shaft. On tha sad new s being signalled, help was at once forthcoming and the poor fellow's body extricated from the debris and brought to the surface, life, 'however, was , extinct. Tka remains were conveyed '» -^ the residence of his sorrowing parents for whom the deepest sympathy is felt in their great 'bereavement. The victim "I the accident was only 23 years of age . and was of an amiable and cheery disposition, which rendered him extremely popular with his fellow workers, as well as in the home circle from which he has so suddenly been removed. The funeral will take plane in Reefton tt©- r da.y. Dean Lefroy of Norwich ini'hfs -Lenten letter, says no CatJiedral service can successfully compete "with innocent assemblies , for afternoon tea, and as the hour of evensong conflict* with that of social refreshment, he lias, with the agreement of his reverend bretherh, altered the tim« of evensong at Norwich Cathedral fro.n 55 .to half-past 5 o'clock. Father Martin, the Spanish General of *tlio" Jesuits, is dying in Rome from cancer of <the liver. .He. recently underwent a operation. , PatherlMaitin ifiaa 'enjoyed a vast influence at .ttoiyaticim during the present Pontificate: "**' ' '^ " Anew society, called the Internaltional Brotherhood, Sag been' formed. I • object- is to promote friendship and good will between men of different nations by personal intercourse between them. Mr John Burns, M.P., delivered an address -at' the inaugural meeting.. . . - ; Electric tramways are now rapidly spread"^ ing over England. Th c investment in them afl present amounts to about £40,---000,000. The extension of tramways, by conveying VorKngmen^ cheaply to suburban homes,, is credited with the recent decrease in the sale of beer.— Globe, St. John, N.B. Now that appendicitis is^uch a fashionable illness, it is quite .probable that some degree; of operative intemperance exists, and if this 'be so, there cou?d be no better antidote 'than/a study of those operations which have not proved beneficial to the patients.-HHospital. There is only one founder of a religion buried in Australia, (says the Daily Chronicle)— John Wroe,.who started (the 'phristion Israelites, nicknamed the •Beardies," since they never cut their hair. Wakefield is the English headquarters of tho sect, but it is now much more active in America and Ausfoalia. than in the. land of it 4 birth. An emissary from the America branch of the sect 'has arrived in-Mel-bourne, <wliere Wroe died forty years ago, with an inspired message that the end of the /world ie nigh, and that all the Christian; 1 Israelites 15 must assemble in Denver City, XJ.SiA. Eighty-six members of the: sec* in. Melbourne have obey 3d the summons," , soldi off all their worldly i goods, and sailed away for Denver. Cambridge^; a*? seems, i:'c»n concession to 'tßie hlodernirpirit-. -"^She retaing compulsory Greek, but she has made Sir Frank Younghusband her Rede Lecturer. Tha brilliant political agent whom the Government first knighted and then publicly rebuked for 'his- diplomacy at Lhasa is well qualified by long, practice in Oriental durbars to discourse to a university. Moreover, he can write extremely well; witness his "Heart of a Continent" and his "Relief of Ghitral." His Rede lecture perhaps on Tibet, should therefore, prove as successful as oil his other enterprises. ■ . ■ The Japanese nurses are perhaps the best in the whole world.. Their sweetness of temperament, and their patienio are marvellous; and as (curiously enough) they are quite indifferent to suffering, they are -always calm; in difficult circumstances. I have seen them assisting in •the most cruel operations with quiet move ment, smiling faces, and incredible presence *f niind.-^Special correspondent of Le Temps (Paris.) A Paris 'householder (says *he Chroa. # icle) advertises for a cook, nob a man. ; cook, in these, stttraetive terms! "Tha v. place is very easy,' There are no children. Four weeks' holiday in summer to be spent in Switzerland, Italy, or .the Black Forest; all expenses paid. Wages, £30 a year. Every Snnday frea from 3 o'clock to 11, with a latchkey. Scarcely anything tp do. . Having won. the Grand Prix de Rom*. M. Pech, a young French musician found himself confronted with a cruel distinction he had gained, which, obliges tlw holder to remain a bachelor during liis stay at! the Villa de Mediois, Rome, oi to. delay his marriage.. An appeal to tbe directors of the Villa met with a refnsxl to alter the rules in his But M. Peach's love for his 'aweetheart was stronger 'than his affection for his art. He has now surrendered th^- prize and returned to Paris to be niarried. Several Manila speculators are s^d to jiaye made much money by running the blockade at PoflSbvAfthor. ■ \ JIM vMani'a Times says : r^'-'lt ! ls"*ta*ed [by those k this city who keep in. touch with affairs in the north, thafcj^uia Spiael. has been highly successful in his blockade running The; steamer Sisban, chartered by him last fall, made one successful trip into Port Arthur with 300,000 rifles and almos* a hundred head of cattle. The trip is said to have netted SpiteeliSoniethiug over 290 O()0 doUars' (£s6^ooo);" By .the recent' v upward 'trend of the N-e-w York money market ft is eetiouited that Mr William Rockefeller cleared easily ■£3,000,000,- Mr Charts M. Schwab £4,000,000, MfrJohA Wv .^atea £500,000 md Mr E. H. Haariman £1,000,000. The Hospital' quotes -th© following imusing advice on prescribing, from the n-ork of a well known- member of ths nedical profession : "A patient at a mpt•opoli'tan Jiospital goes away best satisfied nrliea lie' is given .something to drink ou >f. & bottle. The drinking, according to moienfc riitual, must not be less often •liaii three times a day, and the L ceremony nust Jiaye some reference^ to nieals. The lrsßglrtji, to ha efficient, "should be col>uied. It -must have a marked odour, jo that he nu'gtttrinvite.: his friends to smell it. K shlpud b o loathsome to the astersoth^itno taking of it m»y call Si sonic heroism. Above all, it,needs to )ossess an cvil-lpokang- sediment, -which vilT require a fortnayiiehj^ing of thp >itial." .^ ' , -„ Mr George Rpbeiitson's letters on New Zealand, winch appear from ,tiiiie to timo n the iof tlffi Independence Belgo re drawing- favourable attention to this olony, and ia fact, 'the; latest inquiry bouti us is f rom Jhe, distant, island of •ypras (says the- Atickland Star.) One of iic head merchants in-Larnaca, the capial of the island has written fcr full in>rmation about New Zealand and i\.o ossibility of opening up trade with tl.o. tevant. Tlie writer expresses the pleaure he has derived from perusing th* jtters vrhiph. appear in the Independen to. Jelge, aucE mentions, being speoia^y^

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