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Local Intelligence.


The Committee appointed by the Provincial Council to procure a site for a new Cemetery, met on Thursday last. Present : — Messrs. Domett, Monro, Wemyss, Adams, Sharp, Wells, Eenwick, Sinclair, Curtis, Elliott ; Mr. Mackay in the chair. Plans and levels of the two sites offered for a Cemetery on the Wakapuaka Koad were laid before the Committee, aho a numerously signed memorial from the inhabitants of tho Town of Nelson against tho site selected by the Committee at a previous meeting. An offer from Mr. Schroder of a block of land above the Haven Road was also produced. Proposed by Mr. Elliott :—: — " 1. That as serious objections exist to both tho sites offered for a Cemetery on the Wakapuaka Road, this Committee is of opinion that one nearer the town would better meet the wishes of the inhabitants j and unless a more eligible site can be procured than the blocks of land marked B and C in the offer of Mr. Schroder, tho Committee is of opinion that this land should, if possible, be secured by the Government, and an Act be passed in the next session of the Provincial Council to render it available for the purposes of a Cemetery." Negatived. Proposed by Mr. J. Sharp :—: — " 2. The Committee consider that there is no necessity for immediately removing the present Cemetery ; but that, looking to the future wants of the town and the probable disinclination of the inhabitants in the neighbourhood of the present Cemetery to its continuance, the Committee are of opinion that the Government should secure the site at present offered by Mrs. Renwick outside of the town, and which drains directly into the sea. No other position outside of the town belt, and so near the centre of the town, can be had offering the last advantage. This section is the nearest of the two offered, and contaius, in the opinion of the Committee, ample space for every possible demand on it for burial purposes. Again, it is less in price ; and the proprietress is willing to take in exchange land which is not likely to be sold otherwise, thus saving any direct payment out of the Treasury. For the piu'poses of ornamentation, the Committee are also of opinion that the southern portion of the north section sloping to the south should, if possible, be also acquired by the Government." Negatived. Proposed by Dr. Monbo :—: — "3. That this Committee request the Executive Government to ascertain, for the information of this Committee, the opinion of the representatives of the different religious bodies on the beat site for a Cemetery ; and that the whole question stand over, if necessary, till the next session, so as to afford the fullest opportunity of giving expression to their wishes on the subject." Carried. The Royal Mail Steam Company. — We find it stated, in the Lyttelton Times, of August 6, that " Mr. Henry Sewell has been appointed by the InterColonial Royal Mail Steam Company their Inspector for the colonies, and has proceeded to execute the duties of Ids office." Fire Bell. — The long expected fire bell has ari rived by the Airedale, and we presume will shortly be erected in some elevated and central situation. We trust, however, that it may be very long ere its warning notes will proclaim to the inhabitants of the City cause for alarm. Gold Company. — We learn that the Gold Mining Company (the formation of whioh we lately noticed) have made arrangements with Mr. Washbourne, and have actually commenced operations in Golden Gully. An expenditure of about £75 a week for wages alone is contemplated 5 and, under the able and energetic management of the gentleman alluded to, great hopes are entertained of the Company's Biiccess— a success that will bo of general benefit, inasmuch as it will surely be the means of inducing the formation of numerous other companies, and will tend, therefore, to the development of tlua portion of our mineral resources.

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Local Intelligence., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVIII, Issue 73, 10 September 1859

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Local Intelligence. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVIII, Issue 73, 10 September 1859