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A PIECE of bad luck for Mr Harknesa in the recent election has come under our uotiee. Two men from the Pelorus Sound came up in the cutter Mersey on purpose t'J vote for him, bufc the bad weather delajing them they mis3ed tbe tide, and had to bring up afc the back of the Arrow Rock, and could only land wben too late. This will possibly be considered a matter for congratula ion on the part of thoso who had the opportunity of putting Mr Harkness in, but neglected to avail themselves of it. At the declarution of fche poll t .-dt-.y Mr Gibbs took" exception to a paper — wo presume he meant the Evening Mail — "slating* him " st the last moment. It may be as well thafc we should explain that we had not) io tended to r< fer to him at all, but, were compelled to expose tho arrant nonsense he talked about harbor improvements on the previous evening. The official declaration of the poll for "the Waimea-Picton electorate was announced for four o'clock this afternoon at Havelook. We understand that a scrutiny is to be demanded. The Lynch Family of B llringers who are on their way to Nelson opened at Blenheim laßt night to a bumper houso and met with an enthusiastic reception. They will commence their season hera on Tuesday next snd will doubtless, aa they bave a.wajsdone before, attract crowded audiences. The Company consists of six BallriDgere, Messrs E. 0. Crome and R Oysters, pianists ; J. S. Parlatfco, Dutch comedian, aod T. Gilpin, who is said t> be tbe posß-seor i f a splendid baritone voice. The Town School Committee decided last night to close the schools from to-morrow morning for the remainder of the week for the Michaelmas holidays. Mr Hobden was reappointed to the office of Secretary, whioh he occupied once before to the satisfaction of all concerned. A quadrille assembly will be held in the Stoke Public Hall to-morrow evening, when the music will be supplied by the local String Band. Intending visitors from Nelson will be glad to learn that Mr Canning intends to put on a coaoh and four, leaving town at 7 o'clock, and returning at an hour which, it is not necessary to specify. The Bishop of the Diocese will hold an ordination at the Cathedral to morrow at 11 a.m., when the Rev. George W. York, Curate of the Grey Valley and St. Saviour's, Wallsend, and Rev. Reginald Hermon, Curate of St. Mark's, Charleston, will be admitted to be priests. The assisting Presbyters will be the Revs. J. P. Kempthorne, F. Innes-Jones, Lorenzo Moore, J. L, Nightingale, W. G. Baker, and A. R. Watson. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. W. G. Baker, of St John's, Wakefield. The extraordinary mooting of shareholder*, iu tho Goldou Crovvu Gold Mining Company, Limited, to have bteu hold on Monday night hut tor tho purpose of adopting rules and clouting Direotors and Auditor_<, was adjourned Saturday next afc 7-30 p.m. A meeting of shareholders in. the Murchison Gold Mining Compauy, Limifccd, will be hold at Mr Recveo' offico to-night for tho purpose of considering tho ques.ion of amalgamafciug with tho Comßlouk Company. Thk manager of the New Zealand Clothing Factory draws atteution to their new advt. The publio are respectfully informed that Robert Snodgrass was engaged Blending and Packing Teas before certain young men claiming to be the inventors of the system were born. Do not be led astray by windy advertisements, but compare the teas blended and packed at Caledonia House with the best value obtainable from any agent. Continue to encourage Nelson industry and enterprise. — Advt

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Nelson Evening Mail, Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXI, Issue 300, 28 September 1887

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Nelson Evening Mail Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXI, Issue 300, 28 September 1887