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Nelson Evening Mail. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1881.

Mr Edwakd Evkkett wa3 ycstcrdsy returned unoppoßfd as Mayor of Nelson, a capacity in which be h»js sem-cl bc-fure to tiie sa isfaction of nil. The- duties of Mayor occupy a considerable amount of time and the thanks of !he ratepayers are most certainly due to Mr Dodson v-ho now retires from the office after having filled the cbair for fire veara. They are also due to Mr Everett who at the unanimous request of the Council has conaented to occupy the position duriog the ensuing year. A meeting of the creditors of James Mackay, tertius, was held at the Court J louse ytsterdty afternoon, when the chair was taken by Mr Tr*sk. Mr Percy Adams appeared for the bankrupt. Tb.9 liabilities amcunted to £443 16s, the following being the principal items :— W. Phillips £25 ; Mrs Bird £24 ; G. Hcoper £16 ; Lightband and Co. £12 6:?; F. Traßk£l2jDrSealy £11 llsG. Hurper £10 10s ; City Council £10 is ; J Caon £10. The sole asset wag a cottage on the Waimea Road valued at £300, but mortgaged to the Savings Back for £200 The bankrupt was examined at length, and ultimately ilr Scaife was appointed creditors' trustee. The eleventh anniversary of the Doredala school was celebrated by a tea meeting on the 9th of November, when a considerable Bumber of outsiders availed themselves of the opportunity to visit their friends in this district. At the conclusion of the tea, a public meeting was held, Mr R. Sutcliffe i» the chair, -when the prizes were distributed by him to the successful scholars. Several of the children also gave some very creditable recitations. Air Bird, our County Council member, took advantage of iho meeting to explain to the electors his past sctioas in the Council, and also his future course if again elected. A rote of tfcanks to the chairman was the sign to clear ths school room for a daace which was kept up with great spirit until daylight. Messrs Drager and Prattie provided the music and their eforts contributed in no Email degree to the success of one of the most enjoyable gatherings «v«r held here — Communicated. Attention is «ireeted to tie tale of piEe applaa to bo held by Mr Mabin tomorrow. Mr Richmond will address the electors in the Brightwater schoolroom to-morrow evening. Mr Suepiiard invites the electors to meet him in the Wairuea West Village schoolroom this evening. Some correspofldence relative to tha Waimea election which has been crowded out for two dajs will bo found on the jQrst page. 'Ihk 3pring show under the auspices of the Motneka Horticultural Society will be held oa Friday next, when a special trip of the Lady Barkly will gir* riaitorn froai Nelson an opportunity of being present. These exhibitions in Motueka hare hitherto proved so completely successful in every way that on the present occasion a very large attendance m&y fairly b« looked for. We have received from Mr Mabin, the local agent, the annual report of the Royal Insurance Company which shows a, net profit of £188,023 on the Fire department, and of £97,035 on tho Life department for the year. Thk postponed meeting in connection with the We*lejan Home Missions will be held at Richmond this eveninp. The pupils of the Bishop's and St. Mary's schools played a cricket match yesterday afternoon in the Botaaical Reserve. Owing to a number of the players being obliged to leave by the 4.30 train, it was agreed to decide the match by one innings. The Bishop's School made a iotal of 46 runs, and when time was called St. Mary's had scored 71, beating their opponents by 25 with four wickets to gpare. The highest score was made by J. Waiahonse, who made 38 runs for St. Mary's. Tna firsi seizure uflder the Gaming ana Lotteries Act was made ia Wellington on Saturday and is thus reportod ia Monday's N.Z. Timtt -.— On Satarday aight last bergeants Anderson and Reaay, accompanied by a pos^e of police constables, made a raid npen b. shop and store in Taranakistreet, occupied by a Chioaman named Ah Lung, who, it has been well-knewn to the police, has for s long time past gained a livelihood by keeping nothing more than a gambling house, in which an oriental game known as fan-tan has been nightly played by his countrymen, tho backer being Ah Lung, who, do doubt, baa made a very fine living cut c.f tho well-known gambling propensities of bis countrymen Abou- 10 o'clock en Saturday night Serpeants Anderson and Reedy arrived with a warrant, and entered Ah Lunge premises, the precaution having been previouily taken to surround the place with constables in order that none should escape from the den. The two officers found the game of fan- tan in full swing in a back room, in which, besides the banker, Ah Lung, were three actual players and eight other Celestials who were looking on. On the officers making an advance to apprehend the chief offender, Ah Lung made an attempt to " grab " the money which was lying on the table, but in this effort he was foiled. Ah Lung handcuffed by himself, and the other Chinamen in the room were also ironed twoand-two, and were marched through the streets to the city lock-up on Lambton quay. Acting on the authority of the warrant, the officers seized a leaden plate, on which the game of fan-tan is played, a large quantity of Chinese brass coin known as " cash," whicb are used by the players as counters, and also £13 10s lid, which was taken from the banker, Ah Lung. [Since ihe foregoing was in tpye we have received the following telegram from Wellington :— At the R. M. Court to-day four Chinamen were charged witk pJayiDg fautan and fined £5 each. Ah Lung for keeping a gambling houße wna fined £10 or a moath'B imprisonment. Eight Chinamen were also charged with being ia the house without lawful exensa but they were discharged.]

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Nelson Evening Mail. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1881., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 279, 23 November 1881

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Nelson Evening Mail. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1881. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 279, 23 November 1881

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