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The Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1872.

Waimea Eoad Board. — The election of six members of this Board takes place on Monday next, at Waimea East, West, and South, Foxhill, Suburban South, and Dovedale. The result of the poll will be' declared at the Agricultural Hall, Richmond, the following day, at noon. Provincial Council. — The nomination of a member of the Provincial Council, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. A. S. Collins, is to take place on Monday, the 15th inst,, and the poll, if necessary, on the following Thursday. The only candidate at present in the field is Mr. Eobert Burn, who for so many years represented the city formerly. Accident. — A serious accident occurred on Thursday afternoon to BeDJainin Crisp, a lad of about fourteen, son of Mr. Benjamin Crisp. The lad, together with a younger brother, was taking some timber to Brookstreet in his father's dray, out of which be slipped in some way or other. and his foot became entangled between the spokes of the wheel, which made two or three revolutions before he could free himself, crushing his ancle severely. All Saints' Churchyard. — The churchwardens of All Saints' have requested us to state that there has of liUe been so much indecent scribbling on the walls of the building that they have very reluctantly been compelled to lock the gates of the church grounds. They regret the necessity that has arisen for putting many foot passengers, who are in the habit of taking a shortcut through the grounds, to considerable inconvenience, but under the circumstances they feel that they are compelled to adopt such a course. Upper Motueka Valley Road Board. A large meeting of ratepayers of the district was held at the Institute, Upper Motueka Valley, on Monday, July Ist, at noon, for the election of six members to form a Board. Mr. C. Orchard, who was voted, to the chair, called upon the meeting to nominate candidates, when eleven were proposed and seconded. A show of hands was taken for each candidate, and the election declared to have fallen on Messrs. Phillips, Louden, H. Mead, T. Griffith, — Gillow, and W. Quinney. A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. St. Mary's Girls' School. — The opening of a new schoolroom, at St. Mary's, was celebrated on Thursday last by a tea party held within its preciucts. The rooms, which for school operations are divided by a Bliding partition, were on this occasion opened, so that it presented a large room well adapted for such gatherings. The walls wete tastefully decorated, and the tables furnished with good things. After the cloth had been removed, speeches were delivered expressing admiration of the substantial and comfortable building which had just been completed. Several pieces and glees were executed with great taste and spirit. The harmonium which was used will ba drawn as the first prize at the coming Art Union. This instrument is in rosewood, with carved and ornamental front, by Alexander ; players and visitors all expressing their satisfaction as to the good condition of the instrument, which is quite new. At a late hour, the National Anthem terminated the amusements, which everyone enjoyed with a marked spirit.— Communicated. The Anatori. — A correspondent informs us that there have been heavy rains in this district lately, and that mining operations have consequently been much impeded. About forty men are on the reef that* was lately discovered, but are not able to do much towards testing it until the fine weather commences. Specimens taken from the cap of the reef in the Prospectors' claim show good gold, and in the solid stone. In No. 4 South, 7dwts. were obtained on striking the reef in a shaft sunk on the reef; specimens have also been obtained in No. 1 North, where the party are driving to strike the reef, and have obtained gold in leaders crossed in the drive. A party at the head of the Independent Creek have obtained splendid' specimens in loose quartz boulders, and have good hopes of soon striking a payable reef. The want of an officer there to issue miners' rights and grant claims, &c, is much felt, as the diggers have to go into Colhngwood for all mining matters, which occasions great delay and expense. It is to be hoped that this will soon be remedied, as the district is a Tery promising one, and may prove a

rich diggings. A few parties are doing well at alluvial working, but owirjg to the weather much caunot bo done at this timeof the year. Mr. Toll has commenced packing to the reef from the shore at the mouth of tho Anatori, haviDg made a track from the river at his own expense. Parish op Ciirist Church. — A wellattended meeling of tlio parishioners of Christ Church was held at the Bishop's Schoolroom last night, about fifty members of the congregation being present, the Rev. G. H. Julmstone in the chair. The accounts for the past iiCteen months, together "with the estimates for the ensuing year, and churchwardens' report, were read and adopted, and ordered to I><printed. The balance-sheet showed that the offertories had of late fallen off to such an extent as to crrate a deficiency amounting to nearly £100, in addition to the sum of £120 that had been raised on debentures for the purpose of erecting Jin organ chamber. A gratifying proof of the interest taken in the aflairs of the church was afforded by the fact that on its being made known that the year commenced with so heavy a deficit, a subscription list was at once voluntorily opened without any formal resolution being passed to that effect, and the sum of £20 collected in the room. A vote of thanks to N. Edwards, E?q., for his liberality in advancing £60 towards tho expenses of erecting the organ chamber without interest was proposed by Mr. Scaife, seconded by Mr. Blundell. and carried by acclamation. The Key. G. H. Johnstone then nominated Dr. Scaly as the Minister's Churchwarden, and Mr. Blundell, on the motion of Mr. Lee, seconded by Mr. Stavert, was unanimously re-elected as people's warden. Messrs. Lee, Acton Adams, Pitt, Mabin, Fell, Scaife, and Boor were elected vestrymen, and Messrs. J. Sharp, and Wigzell auditors for the ensuing year. On the "mot ion of Mr. Blundell, seconded by Mr. Pitt, -it was resolved that alter the let August next the Oxford edition of Mercer's Psalter and Hymn Book Lie substituted for that at present in use. A hearty vote of thanks was, on the raotiou of Mr. Pitt, unanimously passed to the members of the choir for their unremitting zeal and energy in conducting the musical portion of the services of the church. Totes of thanks were also accorded to the churchwardens, vestrymen, and the Rev. chairman, which brought to a close one of the largest and roost unanimous meetings ever held ia the parish of Christ Church.

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Nelson Evening Mail, Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VII, Issue 160, 6 July 1872

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The Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1872. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VII, Issue 160, 6 July 1872

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