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Nelson Evening Mail. THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1884.

Dr. Legoatt, the honorary surgeon of the H Battery, lias very kindly consented to instruct the members in the ordinary ambulance drill used in the army. His first instruction will be given at the drill shed this evening and it is hoped that all members will attend.

" Stereopticon, " " Phenakistc scope. " Tbt-se two words in largo typo appeared in our advertising columns yesterday, and our readers were probably a little puzzled to know what they meant. We are sorry that we c&nnot explain them very clearly, particnlaily as the proprietor of whatever they are is to arrive here to-morrow morning bringing his treasures with him. The following paragraph from the N. Z. Times may, however, throw a liltle lisht on the sulijec : — "An entertainment of a novel, amusing, and highly instructive character, rejoicing in the euphonious designation of the Great Stereopticon was produced last evening at the Athenaeum Hal. Tha attendance was extremely good, the room being comfortably filled by an attentive and thoroughly appreciative audience. The views shown were far and away better painted and more e'early and shar-)ly defined than is usuil in shows of this description, and consisted of scene* of London, Edinburgh, and other parts of Scotland. Fome tery beautiful statuary was also show*, and also a series of mirth-pro-voking comic figures. At the conclusion of the programme a large number of useful and in many instances valuable gifta were distributed amongst ths audience by the management."

The Buller election ha 3 resulted in the return of Mr E. J. O'Conor by a substantial majority, the numbers being O'Conor 610, Monro 529.

An "urgent" telegram from our Marlborough correspondent, -which, reached us yesterday just before the town edition went to press, announced the sudden death, at Langley Dale, Wairau Valley, of Mr William Adams, father of Mr Percy Adams of the firm of Adams and Kingdon. The deceased gentleman was one of the early settlers in this province, and took up a run in the Waihopai Valley, where he resided for a considerable time, and then returned to Nelson, where he founded the firm of Adams and Kingdon. In 1858 he returned to the Wairau, where he took up his residence on hia farm at Langley Dale, and was one of the principal promoters of the movement for separating Marlborough from Nelson, and on the establishment of the new Province he was elected Superintendent by the Provincial Council, as provided by the " New Provinces Act." He also represented the Wairau in the colonial Parliament in 1867-S. Since then, however, he has taken no active interest in politics, and has for several years been enjoying the quiet home life of Langley Dale. His end, according to our telegram, was very sudden and unexpected.

Everybody expected that the Masonic Ball which was announced to be held last night would be a complete success and nobody was disappointed. " There was a large attendance, the Provincial Hall being well filled, and good music, and these combined with pretty faces, handsome dresses, and general good humour supplied all that could be desired to make everything pass off pleasantly. Dr Boor and Mr Pratt were the M.C.'s, and the former opened the ball with Mrs Levestam. It is not necessary to state the exact time at which the festivities were brought to a close but, although the hour iras not a very early one, there were plenty in the room who thought it had arrived too soon. What better testimony oould the Committee wish for to the success of the entertainment which they had so creditably managed ?

The public, and the medical profession o: Australia are unanimously of opinion thai Wolfe's Schnapps is the purest and besi stiulant, tonic, and diuretic at present be> fore the world.

A Wise Deacon. — " Deacon Wilder, I want you to tell me how you kept yourself and family so well the past season, when all the rest of us have been sick so much, and have had the doctors running to us so often." " Brother Taylor, the answer is very easy. I used Hop Bitters in time, and kept my family well, and saved large doctor's bills. Four shillings' worth of it kept us all well and able to work all the time, and I will warrant it has cost you and most of the neighbors £10 to £100 apiece to keep sick the same time. I fancy you'll take my medicine hereafter." See.

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Nelson Evening Mail. THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1884., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIX, Issue 175, 24 July 1884

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Nelson Evening Mail. THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1884. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIX, Issue 175, 24 July 1884

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