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H Messrs Shabp and Pickebing leport the iiale of Summerland's Run, Waihopai,, conHaining about 8000 acres for £8000. 8t Eesignation of the Hoh. Me,, Bryce.— Hhe news that the one member of the preiient Ministry, of whom it was the boast of j ministerialists and their supporters that he gps a tower of strength, and who was even Hooked upon by those supporting the party Bjho are out of power as a man well fitted for we responsible portfolio he held, is indeed a Matter oi great importance. So far, howSver, the cause which has led to this result Bnd the circumstance attending the resignailion of the Native Minister are not wholly Hnown, and till further particulars are before Hs, or at all events till something further is fflbown, it would be premature to comment ilpon the circumstances. Not the least im■ortant matter in connection with the resigHation of Mr Bryce is the appointment of his jSiccessor, and many are disposed to think ■bat Sir Wm, Fox may fill the vacancy. ■ SraoEßs Election .—On Tuesday last there Kpeared very little excitement relative to the Kntested election for the Suburb! of Nelson, IHpd indeed there was very little ftieling even Hlhen the result of the polling became known. IHr A, 8. Oollins's success was not marked by jjl very large majority, and indeed excepting 111 Town and at Wakapuaka hia opponent had ■Inßiderable majorities. The figures are:— . EH Collins. Harley ■ Provincial Hall, Nelson ... 37 8 ■|Eichm.ond , ff , . 84 97 ■ wl" v" ••■' "■' W 51 ■ Wakapuaka $5 § B " 89 159 Be official declaration of the poll takes plaoe B| toon to-day in the Provincial Hall. ■HBxowEß Show.—The Midsummer Exhibi■pl °f the Nelson Horticultural Society will ■ke place on Wednesday next. War' Zi H^tatite Paikt Compamt.—Share-. Bfcjders in thig Company are requested to Hind a meeting at|the Masonic Hotel at 11 ■Rlock this porning. R>^ t AsSopi^o^^W° are requested to »te mat a meetjng of the pommi^tea formed » arrange for the reception of yjsi'tors fo the ague Association meeting, will be held at the »y Council Chamber at eight o'clo<?k to- »"., "w.'o state that the attendance' of all ■fi ln i 8 reqaeated. ■IyoLBNpBB Inspection.- 4 The usual ■epthly mspechon of the Volunteers of the ■ SSpW6^6'^ account 'm&^ ft ••'Staß^S ,S«,Wfl' U; Oi'J 1/, scan, &• total, TO?1 Affor in■ectidn the;ba« >$hW* * the »amca^ Gardens, where they1 were'drilled En« x7 Sel™T£ PQBt •veto give him. The Major also referred ■ uw smart appearance of the Stoke Rifles ■no appeared in their new uniforms, which Ku a/ Eoarlet tunics and white belts, with IB™helmets; and we mayJiere remark H}« thejr undress caps diffejr from the iftS y °$f 8 k beiD 8 a description of Scotch ■JJ 1 «*« Pa^de, Lieut. Topliss successa»"J mm bis exMzunjttioa ?,% ii,«uteawit.

StfoKE.—lt Will be seen that the "Rev. Mr Beckenhain gives Ms interesting lecture on '•The Blacks of Australia" T . at .Stoke, tomorro.w>yeniiig. .. Aetillebt Compant.—We learn that Ijieut. West has preßented for competition Amongst (he members of bis battery, a beautiful Martini-Henry Cnrbine. The condition' attuched are that the highest aggregate scorer in three competitions is lo be tho winner of the carbine, and we cannot help thinking that this is far preferable to the more usual conditions attending the winning of the company prizes, aa the oarbine is almost sure to fall to the best phot in the battery. The carbine ran be seen at the shop of Mr Sixtus in Trafalgar street. Pbesentation. —On Tuesday laßt the officers connected with the Nelson Telegraph Department presented Mr Tucker, tho late offioer in charge, with a very handsome silver mounted escritoire as a mark of the eeteem in which that gentleman is held by them. In the absence of Mr fl. H. Hallid«.y the presentatian was made by Mr Frank, who alluded to the forbearance whioh Mr Tucker had always Bhown, and the kindneßS which he was ever ready to show to anyone. He assured him that they bad felt grateful for his consideration, and expressed a hope that though Mr Tucker was leaving the service, that the eenuine friendship which had exiited between them might not be severed; and his remarks were concluded by an expression on behalf of all the officers, hoping that / Mr Tuoker would be successful in the new undertaking upon which be was entering, and the speaker said that he was confident thathia genial obliging manner was certain to bring Mr Tucker numerous friends whsrever he might be. Mr Tucker expressed the pleasure which their presentation had afforded him in a very feeling manner, and in doing; so alluded to the kindly feeling which had always existed between his officers end himself. Coach Accident. —An accident which might have proved very serious happened to the Central Buller coach on_Tuesday, a little after noon. The coaoh was proceeding along the Motupiko Valley at the time, and it suddenly came in view of some charred scrub, which had been recently burned by a bush fire, and amongst the scrub was visible a partially burned horse. The horses attached to the coach, on seeing the carcase, shied and bolted, when the driver used his break, but unfortunately this gave way, and Harry Newman, the driver, was pitched into the road. He retained his hold of the reins, however, and checked the horses, but the poll of the coach was broken, and he was considerably j hurt. On assistance being forthcoming, Newman was conveyed down to Brightwater, where, we learn, he is progressing as weJl as might be anticipated. After delay Thomas FT wman proceeded with the coaoh to the Buller. MAQiaxEATKB1 Court, Bbightwateb.—Tiie presiding Magistrates at, this Court yesterday we c F. Kelling, G. W. Lightband, and H. Martin, junr., Jfisqs., JJ.P. Harry Tasker, for slaughtering one bead of cattle and three sheep outside a licensed abattoir, was fined 8s and oosts 13s. The information was laid by P.C. Levy, and Mr Percy Adams appeared lor the defendant. —Thomas v. Brooks : The plaintiff in this matter claimed £1 14s 6d for goods supplied, and he obtained judgment with coßts 11s. Stabbing Case. —On Tuesday afternoon, a disturbance occurred at the corner of Trafalgar and Hardy Street; when a well known and disreputable character named Norton, drew a knife and stabbed a young man named George Westrupp in the right side. A bystander at once went for Norton, and administered a sound hammeringto ••he man, whose face bears evidence of the indignation of this hater of the knife. The Eesident Magistrate who was passing at the time interposed and prevented a further breach of the peace, and the man Norton was immediately removed to the Lock-up. The wounded man was taken to the surgery of Dr Eogers, and his wound was dressed by Dr Porter, but we understand that it is not likely to prove serious. Supbeme Cot/bt.—His Honor the Chief Juslioo sat in Banco on Tuesday morning, when several matters were brought before him. In the appeal case between Hurley and Uully, Town Clerk, relative to the sto(.pa,'e of the Collingwood street bridge, and in which Cr Harley appealed against the conviction against him for removing the barriers. Mr Pitt for the appellant, and Mr Fell for the respondent, argued the matter, but his Honor reserved his judgment. In the case Greenfield v. Harris, his Honor said he would prefer the judgment to be heard before two judges, and, consequently, the matter will hate to go to Wellington. In re W. Maffey deceased, Mr Pitt applied, under section 20 of the Administration Aot, 1879, that the executors should be granted remuneration for their services out of tne estate. His Honor said the application was a new one to him, but he bad no hesitation in giving an order. He allowed a commission of 2\ per cent on the gross assets of the estate.— Re Alfred Jenee, deceased, Mr Fell moved that probate be granted to the widow, the sole execetrix and" the order wbs granted.— Me Eleanor DartnalJ, deceased, Mr Fell applied for probate to be granted the husband of deceased, and his Honor consented to the application, reserving leave to other executors to come in. Orders to register probates in lieu of the original wills of the following deceased persons were granted :—Mrs E. Dartnall, Messrs T. £. Cornwall (on the motion of Mr Fell), R. W. Stewart, C. Frank (on the motion of Mr Bunnj), H. N. Baly, &' Jellyman, J. Jervis, £. Marten, and W. W. Squires (on the motion of Mr Pitt). The monument to, the memory of Miss Dobie ha* safely reached Qpunake. It stands eight feet high, is made of pure white marble, and consists of a square pedestal bearing a perpendioular oross with an encircling crown of thorns. The following inscription appears on the front side of the pedestal :— In memory of Maby Beatjtbix, Daughter of Major H. M. Dobie, late of the Madras Army. Born bee. 22nd, 18/>0; Died Nov. 25j;h, 1880', This memorial is erected by the non-com-missioned Officer and Men of the ' Abmed Cosstabulaby stationed at Op'unake and Cape Bgmount. Dec, 1880. Haiti in CANTEBBUity..—The Lytfelton Times states that the hailstorm of last week completely destroyed all the crops' on the squih bank of the, river Ashley which were in its path. Thpy vfQTft put > qff sp close to the ground that in njany instances tfyere |s not even feed 'for sheen left. \ Mr B. Jeff lost i'2o acres of growing c'fops' iv this W£jy; Mr W. Cowan had 1 scarcely'aVestige of Ifis je|t','and several other farmer's wgre equally heavy lgsers. A Maoei chief named, Tareha is to be buried at an expense of $20Q0. This for the " wake." Government undertakes to erect a " mausoleum " faced with marble. We may look for additions to the list of spurious vouchers from the " pure moral" Government. Politics have their Nemesis, like humbler things.—Cawferiury Times. Neatly Put. —This is the way an English sporting paper chronicled the death of the leader of tho Kelly gang:—"The death is announced, on November 11, at Melbourne, of Edward Kelly, Esq., bushranger and cutthroat, from suffocation, caused by a cord having gob too tightly round bii neck. In the ooloniei be was known ag the widowmijwrf

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The Colonist, Colonist, Volume XXIV, Issue 2808, 13 January 1881

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The Colonist Colonist, Volume XXIV, Issue 2808, 13 January 1881