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The Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1875.

The first of a series of four sermons on the second advent will be preached at Christ Church to-tnorrow evening by the Bishop of Nelson. The subject will be "The slumber of sin." The Ofcago arrived at Hokitika this" morning, and was tendered, but aa we have not received her telegrams we presume that the tender missed the tide, and will not get back into the river until to-night. Tenders. are invited by the Manager of Telegraphs for clearing and fencing six acres in the Big Bush, where it is intended to erect a telegraph station. A meeting of the shareholders in the Para Para Company was, as previously reported, held on Wednesday night. .The principal discussion took place with regard to the site selected for the. wharf, but satisfactory explanations were given both by the Secretary ane Mr Cross. The result of the election of directors and auditors we have already published. At the adjourned inquest held at Collingwood on the death of Mrs Cook, letters were read from Mr Skey of Wellington stating that in the intestines forwarded to him for analysis no traces of poison were discovered, and from Dr Boor saying that he had found remains of strychnine in a glass sent to ! him for examination. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the I deceased had died from the effects of strychnine, but how or by what means it was administered there was no cvi dence to show. A meeting of theßegatta Committee was held last night, when the programme was drawn up and adopted. The members of the Committee who have been so actively canvassing the town reported that they had met °with a liberal response from the public, and that the Committee would be fully justified in advertising £200 as prizes, which was agreed to be done. The fortnightly meeting of the City Council was held last night; present, all the members. A letter was received from Mr Crewdson calling attention to a stinking hollow near his house, which he very aptly described as a " fever pit." It was agreed to refer the matter to Messrs Curtis Brothers, the agents for the owner of the property. — A letter was received from Mr Blackett relative to the over-growth of the willows planted on the side of St. Vincent-street, which prevented the engine driver seeing any distance ahead. Referred to the Public Works Committee. — A letter was received from Messrs James M'Ewan and Co. advising the shipment from London of plant for the gasworks. •— The tender of Mr Brown of the Anchor Foundry for £199 lGs for the supply of the necessary iron work for the gas works was accepted. Tenders for building a gas tank were received as follows — W Dement, £525 10s ; G-. Murray, £512 ,bs j C. Blecher, £374 The latter was accepted.— lt was agreed to bring into iorce the bye-law relating to cattle

straying in the street?. — The consideration of Or Webb's motion on sewerage was postponed for three months. — The Council then adjourned. At the close of the City Council business, last night, Cr Pickering, after remarking upon the highly satisfactory manner in which the business of the Corporation had been conducted by the Mayor, handed to hia "Worship the following requisition: — " To Joseph H. Levien-, Esq., Mayor of Nelson,— Sir — We, the undersigned members of the City Council, request you to stand for the office of Mayor at the forthcoming election, and should you accede to our request we pledge ourselves to give you our hearty support. — (Signed) F. H. Pickering, K. Levien, J. I?. Hooper, E. Gray, W. R. Waters, «T Webb, E. W. Everett." His Worship, in reply, thanked the Councillors for the expression of their confidence in him, aud said that he was quite willing to come forward again as Mayor, although it interfered considerably with his private business. That the wish expressed in the foregoing requisition will be endorsed by the ratepayers we cannot doubt, for Mr Mayor Levien who took office when municipal affairs were in a most critical state has worked hard and judiciously at the by no means easy task be had undertaken, and has fully established his claim to the renewed confidence of both the Councillors and the ratepayers.

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The Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1875., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume X, Issue 316, 27 November 1875

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The Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1875. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume X, Issue 316, 27 November 1875

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