The Nelson Evening Mail. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1883.
-, Major Atktnson addressed his constituents at Hawera last night, and a brief BumI mary of his speech will be found elsewhere. I The Government programme for next session is not, he assures us, to contain anything very startling, and is to be confined chiefly to social legislation. Major Atkinson treats the opposition of Mr Montgomery with the contempt to which it laid itself open in the last session. The only possible leader of tho Opposition, ho considers, is Sir George Grey, and until he assumes that position there will be no organised array against the present Ministry. Maj.r Atkinson proceeds from Hawea to New Plymouth, where he will address the electors, after which he will return overland to Wellington, whence he will come by Tuesday's steamer to Nelson and deliver an address here on Wednesday evening. The Railway Committee which did such good service at the time the Royal Commission on th© main trunk line was conducting its enquiries will, we presume, take advantage of Major Atkinson's presence here next week to arge upon him the extreme un- , desirableness of allowing the Canterbury people to remain under the impression that ife is in their pewer to appropriate to their own use a . certain sum of money voted by Parliament aad lent by English capitalists for a specific purpose. We do not for one moment suppose that, tbe Government would listen to the proposal' to " divert " the £180,000 upon which Canterbury has set its greedy eyes, but it will be jus. as well to let others know that the people of Nelson are taking cognisance of what is going on elsewhere. The death is announced to-day of one who was well known to the old Nelson settler-. Mr Henry Seymour, the father in law and partner of the late Mr Alfred Fell, a_d grandfather of the present Mayor of Nelson. Mr Seymour came to Nelson in the Martha Rridgway in 1841, and together with Mr Fell established.the business in which they, and afterwards George Bennett, Nathaniel Edwards, and John Symons amassed fortunes. In 1850 he visited England and returned to Nelson in the ship Maori, arriving here on Christmas Day 1851. After remaining here a few years he returned to England where he has resided since, and has been hale and hearty until within the last few months when the break up of the system commenced, and yesterday's mail brought tho news of his death at the good old age of BC. Mr Seymour, who was highly respected by all who knew him, and made many firm friends in Nelson with whom he has kept up a regular correspondence up to a few months prior to his death, was a member of the Legislative Council of New Zealand prior to the passing of tho Constitution Act in 1852. Another accident was nearly occurring about two o'clock to-day throngh a horse being left without its blinkers. Mr Brown, of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, left his horse in the shafts to feed on the road opposite his residence in Alton-street when it bolted. Mr Brown was at his dinner at the time, but seeing what had happened be rushed after the horso and secured ifc before any damage was done. Capt Jackion Barry delivered his second s lecture in Nelson at the Masonic Hall last night when his audience were as much amused as on his first appearance. He will lecture to-night at Wakefield, and to-morrow at Motueka, and those who want a laugh should made a point of hearing him. SOME interesting extracts from the Home Nen-s will be found on the fourth page. We have received a letter from Mr J. H. Symes entitled ''Strictures on men and measures of last Parliament," but we cannot afford the space for so lengthy a production. In the case of Scaife (trustees in the bankrupt estate of Fieldes & Coombes) .. Hodder & Co., which occupied the whole of yesterday afternoon, judgment was ultimately given for the plaintiff for £20 (j£s being deducted from the claim to enable the defendants to complete the werk which had been left unfinished) and coats £6 He. His
tl Worship said that by making certain statements of accounts tho defendants had waived all right to recover damages or penalbies from the contractors. The firing for the citizens' prizes will bo re. umed by the Volunteers to-morrow afternoon at tho Maifcai Butt-*, and oa Monday evening tho prizes will be presented to tho fortunate winners by his Worship tho Mayor who, in distributing such a varied collection, j will have a somewhat amusing tusk to perform. We understand that Messrs Neale and Haddow have purchased from Mr Good his hydraulic press with which they will next season he prepared to press hops, ice, at their stores which are in such convenient proximity to the railway station. Tilt; overland Australian telegraph line is still dowu and we are without any news of what has been taking place in Europe duriug the last three day. . Wk arc glad to learn that Mr Moynahan, who was for some time assistant clerk in the Resident Magistrate's office in Nelson, has passed the solicitors' general examination. The Timaru Herald of the H'th inst says : —Mr E. F. Blundell. of the Bank of NewZealand, left for Oaniaru by the Express train yesterday, having been appointed Accountant to the Branch thero. Prior to his departure he was entertained at a social champagne luncheon at the Ship Hotel hy a number of his old friends, who did not feel inclined to let him go away without wishing him a hearty good-by. Mr G. L Meason occupied the chair, and in suitable terms proposed Mr Blundell's health, referring at the same time to the sincere regret which was felt at his leaving Timaru, where he had resided for over eight years. The toast was responded to right royally. Mr Blundell, in reply, paid he had spent many happy days in Timaru, and he hoped ho would yet spend many more. He thanked those present for their kind wishes for his future welfare, and hoped those wishes would be realised. Wherever he went he would never forget his Timaru friends. Subsequently the party proceeded to the railway station to see Mr Blundell off. As shines a good deed in a naughty world, stands out amidst the mass of trashy specifics and deleterious concoctions, the pure, unadulterated, palatable preparation known as Wolfe's Schnapps. I have appointed W. C. Ancell, chemist Nelson, sole agent for the sale of my pure homoeopathic medicines. Mr Ancell will retail them at Is per bottle or by the dozen 9s. M. Marshall, homoeopathic chemist, Princes and George streets, Dunedin.
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The Nelson Evening Mail. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1883., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVIII, Issue 127, 30 May 1883
The Nelson Evening Mail. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1883. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVIII, Issue 127, 30 May 1883
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