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_.IN IHE-JTELSON DISTEICT. . COLD Si\AP. RAIN STILL BOJL..DS OFJ>\ The great fisat of {ho past three 61r four weeks gave place to a- celd change yesterday, and last Wight was almost wintry: There has been si fall of fully 10 degrees in the shade temperature in 48 hours. The wind yesterday ttas south-easterly, and there were some iri : dications of rain j but the sky cleared again at night, and to ; day there are.Jtf signs of .tvet weather except a Somewhat low b"arbh'ififer t , -t _■- - • • -r-;}!.-, Dwiug to the. continued cjry weatnef, and the relative lowness.of the. water in th* HeservoJr, . the City Council anMSKS « V?" -t«n.^r noj.^ .«™ use of tlieJiose for gardens, etc., is proj hibKed except between 6 and 7 a-™K a ™^ 7 and 8 p.m. Al^ persons breaking* tto reguiation will be rigoronsly prosecutCd Much smoke filled the air yesterday, brought np chiefly from the south-east, tlently an extensive bush fire was burning on the other side of the Maungatapu. HELP FOR A DISTRESSED SETTLER. -- To the Editor. Sir —Will you kindly allow me to use your columns to .ask for help for a settler in the Wangapeka who had his small farm swept by fire? On Sunday last a sudden change of wind drove a fire, which had begun on a neighbours, so rapidly up the hill that Mr Drew and family had to run for their lives to the river. The house and contents and some stock, in fact the whole farm, including valuable standing bush, were burnt. Mr Drew had not insured his houao owing to not having a proper brick chimney. He had not even tune to save any clothes. I have started a subscription list in this district, and have so far mat with a very generous response. W.ill you, Mr Editor, be kind enough to accept subscriptions at your office? * I am, etc., HERBERT F. INNES-JONES. Kohatu, 17/1/08: (Yes.— Ed. y.E.MQ

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THE DRY WEATHER AND THE BUSH FIRES., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLII, Issue 0, 18 January 1908

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THE DRY WEATHER AND THE BUSH FIRES. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLII, Issue 0, 18 January 1908

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