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Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1893.

General regret will be felt at the news of the death of Mr William Wells, which took place this morning at hia residence at Wakapuaka. Mr We 11b was a very old settler. He arrived in Nelson almost immediately after the foundation of the settlement, nnd was tha original selector from the New Zeahnd Company of the land whioh he held to the time of his death. After coming to New Zealand he returned to England nnd lived for some t'me there, but the grenter part of his life was spent in >elson. Mr \Vell9 had f»r savernl Parliament* a seat in the House of Representatives as member for Nelson Suburbs. Owing to an accident in the Wairau rivers thi Blenheim ooaoh will be foar hours late this evening. The delay was caused by the pole breaking. The results of the sile of privileges at the Anniversary Sports by Messrs Shirp aud Sans, were :— Noa. 1, 2 and 3 Licenced Victuallers Bjath to Mrs Green for £10, £t>, and £1 respectively ; No. 1 Refreshment Booth, J. Donaldson, £3 10s ; No. 2 do. d >„ F. W. Holland, £2 12s G<l ; Right of Cards, F. N. Jones. £1 ss. Tae Right of Games and Fancy Bbz iar were passed in. — At the Carnival Pionic, No. 1 Refreshment Booth, J. Donaldson, £i 103 ; No. 2 do. do., F. W. Holland, £3. OOR Ngatimoti correspondent writes -We had one of the quietest meetings wo have ever had at Ngatimoti on Siturdiy night last. The purpose was to consider the question of another school site. There were eight householders present, and the only thing done was to elect Mr Burrell obairuuo, no other re:olutio:i being proposed. On Sunday we bad the Rsv G. B iker afc the church both morning andjevening, and the Rev F. Isitt in the school in the afternoon. On Monday evening Mr laitt gava his lecture "From the Slave-hut to the Sjnate"; it was much appreciated by those who came, but unfortunately it had been raining the greater part of the day, and looked threaten* ing for more at the time of the comma lcement of the lecture, Mr H. Haycock moved ft vote of thanks to the lecturer, and a vote of thinks t> the chairman, Mr Guy, brought the proceedings to a olose. We have had a splerdid r iii here. It will d> us a great deal of good. Most people who heard the terrific thunder at about half-past three o'clock on Thursday morning (says the Kuniara Times) little knew that the storm cloud was beating with it a terrible wind of cyclonic force. Mr E. Wickes, Inspector of Timber on the Hokitika C4rey railway, was sleeping that morning in a strong, well-built hut, at the Kapifcea Creek. He was awaken*! by a terrific thunderclap, and on getting out of bed to ascertain the time, he became aware of the approach of a ; terrible wind storm, which seemed to be bearing down upon him in the utter blackness of the night. He was presently thrown back against the wall of the hut by the force of the wind, but it was not until daylight appeared that the story of the storm was plainly told. The wind Had cleared a passage through the thick bush a chain and a half wide and half a mile long. Huge trees, three and four feet in diameter, twenty or thirty feet from the ground, had been caught in the whirlwind and snapped oft' short like carrots. The edge of the storm had wrecked the chimney of the hut, but the remainder of the building was uninjured, so precisely did the storm keep its width. It will be noticed (says " Uriel " in the Argus) that both the distinguished arrivals of the week, Mr Munro and Mr Fitzgibbon, have walked ashore in dignified silence. The customary interview, which Australians have come to look for as a matter of course, has been absolutely wanting. But in the case of Mr Munro the omission was partially supplied by a few curt but pregnant sentences. In Adelaide the lion, gentleman badlecl the curiosity ot questioners by remarking that he was practically upon a holiday trip, aud was eijoying it. At Port Melbourne he administered a friendly but well«meanfc slap in the face to the Australian Contiucnt at large. After fencing awhile with his interrogators the Agent-General is stitfd to have faced around with pardon/, ble asperity, and given the in, formatiou Bought 'If you want to know," he said, " what they think of the colonies in London, I will tell you. They think them a set of thievep,"' As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after thi? the judgment'; bo Christ was once offered for the sins of many : and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation." — Hkkkews IX. 27, 28.— Advt. Old Nick could noi refuse the dresses that are bsing slung away at 1/11 the dozen. At the Auckland Clothing and Drapery Co's eald. — Advt. A perfect flame of excitement at the throwing away sale to-day at the Auckland Clothing and Drapery Co. — Advt. Never while you live shall you see such a slaughter as that going on at the Auck? land Clothing and Drapery Co"s sale.— Advt When railways were new, a lady inquired of Stevenson tie engineer, would it not he awkward if a cow got on the line in front of the engine ? " Aye, for the coo " was the reply; so when Mr Thos. Macky, Merchant, Auckiand, took Hitchen's celebrated blood restorer, the gsstric fever bad to go.

The annual concert in aid of the Nelson ' Athletic Cricket piub was held last evening in the All Saints Scoolroom. In spite of the rather disagreeable evening the room was well filled, and all the items on the programme were well received. At the close of the performance the Rev. F. A. Chatterton returned thanks to those ladies and gentlemen who had helped the Club by taking part in the concert. TO-MORROW'S SERVICED The services at the Congrpgational Church will ba conducted by Mr W. H Hodson in the morning, and by the Re? W. A. Evans in the evening. The Rev J. H. Mackenzie will preach at the Presbyterian Church both morning and evening. The s -rvices at St John's Wesleyan Church will be conducted by the Rev F. W. ißitt both morning and evening, Mr E. Lewis will preach in the Christians Meeting House, Waimea-street, in the Evening. Subject : — " No holiness without forgiveness. j

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Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1893., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXVII, Issue 17, 21 January 1893

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Nelson Evening Mail. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1893. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXVII, Issue 17, 21 January 1893

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