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Train Services — Carnival Week.— Mr Smart, the hon. Secretary to the Carnival Committee, informs us that the Railway Manager has intimated to him that cheap excursion tickets will be issued during the week ending 4th February, The fares will be the same as in Jubilee week, save that the children will be charged half fares.

The Minister for Public Works.— The Hon: Mr Seddon, who is accompanied by his private Secretary, arrived in Nelson on Saturday night by the 9 30 train, having journeyed overhand. He leaves by this morning's coach for Blenheim.

The Midland Railway.— A meeting ol oitizens and of all interested will be held in the Provincial Hall this evening, the object being to emphatically protest against any deviation from ihe contraot entered into with the Midland Railway Company. Time after time has the Company sought to obtain further concessions, and owing to tbe slow rate of progress made by the Company the Nelson lands continue looked up, and settlement has been stopped these many years. The Oompany now wants a heavy State guarantee or to be relieved from completing its undertaking. Many a protest has been made, but it is felt that the time has now arrived when the Nelson people should again make themselves heard, and therefore we feel assured that there will be a large attendance at the meeting to-night.

Mining Return's.— The following are the Reefton mining returns for the past week ;— Globe, lOOozs of amalgam from 190 tons of stone ; Alpine, 318ozs from 225 tons stone ; Cumberland, 1970zs from 100 tons stone.

The Minister fob Education. — It will be remembered that about a month ago a deputation prooeeded to Wellington with the object of interviewing the Minister of Education relative to the ereotion of a Central School in place of those destroyed by fire, and that the Hon. W. P. Reeves promised to visit Nelson aud see for himself before definitely deoiding. We now learn from Mr Jno Graham, wbo formed one of the deputation alluded to, that a telegram has been reoeived from Mr Reeves in whioh the Minister states that he hopes to be in Nelson about the end of tbe present week'

Coaches Delayed.— The Buller ooach, due at Belgrove on Saturday afternoon last, was delayed by swollen oreeeks and heavy roads, but the passengers and mails reached town by the 9.30 train— about two and a half hoars late. Passengers by the Blenheim ooaoh met with a Btill longer detention. As the ooaoh was entering the crossing of the Wairau river the pole— a new one, which had only been in use three weeks— snapped oft short, and the oontraotor, Mr H. Newman, who was himself driving, resolved to return to Blenheim for another ooaoh, and this he did. On his return the passengers and mails were transt ferred to the second ooaoh, and the remainder of their journey was accomplished without mishap of any kind ; but instead of arriving in town about six o'olook, the coaoh, whioh had a full complement of passengers, only reaohed the Post Office at eleven o'clock.

Death of Mr William Wells.— Another of the early settlers passed away on Saturday last in Mr William Wells. He arrived in Nelson in the very early days, and purchased from the New Zealand Oompany tbe pleasant property at Wakapuaka, on whioh his latest daya were spent. In February, 1866, Mr Wm. Wells was eleoted to represent the Suburbs of Nelson jn the General Assembly, he having prior to that been a member of the Nelson Provincial Counoil, and for many years he was on the Commie. sion of the Peaoe. At one time he was interested in the Dan Mountain Oompany, and he always took a great deal of interest in geology, and one of his most interesting papers read before the Philosophical Society was on the formation of the Boulder Bank. He had attained the good old age of 82.

Oabnival Fbte and Pionio. —On Saturday Messrs Sharp and Sons put up at auotion oertain privileges conneoted with the Friendly Societies' Fete and the Oarnival Pionio. A sum of £24 7s 6d was realised for rights disposed of in oonneotion with the Fete, Mrs Green securing the three licensed victuallers' booths for £10, £6, and £1 respectively. Mr J. Donaldson bought the right of No. 1 refreshment booth for £3 10s, and Mr F, W. Holland No. 2 refreshment booth for £2 12s 6d r Mr F. N, Jones secured the right of cards for 255. but the rights of fanoy baaaar and of games were not sold. In oonneotion with the Picnic, Mr J. Donaldson bought No. 1 refreshment booth for £3 15s, and Mr F. W. Holland the second for £3.

Thb New Zealand' Times's Havelock cor--readondent writes:— l have been shown a very pretty nugget weighing jußt six penny, weights, whioh has been found in anew olaim at the Wakamarina ; It has a waterworn appearance, The preoiae looality I am not at liberty to mention.— Steady rain haß again set in, whioh will not ba favorable to the further working of the gorge at Wakamarina nor will it facilitate matters at Cullensville and Mahakipawa.— Arrangements have been made for the oontinuanoe of the working of I the Bavensolifie Reef at Waikakgho.

We have been requested to remind our readers of the great auotion sale of the whole ofthe stook-in-trade in the estate of H. Hounsell whioh will take plaoe on .Wednesday next oommenoing at 10-30 sharp on the premises, Bridge street. The Auotioneers, Messrs Bisley Bros and 00, desire us to state that owing to the large number of lots tne sale will commenoe at 10-30 Bharp. The catalogues are now ready and oomprise all lines required for a general store and the whole will be passed under the hammer without the Blighest reserve. Lunoheon will be provided and no doubt this sale will attract a large number of buyers from both town and oountry.

Oebtainlt. the best medicine known is Sander and Sons Eucalypti Extraot. Teßt its eminently powerful effeot in coughs, oolds, influenza— the relief is instantaneous, In serious oases, and aooidents of all kinds be they wounds, burns, soaldings, biuisea. sprains, it is the safest remedy— np swelling, no inflammation. Like surprising efleots produoed in oroup, diphtheria, bronohitis, inflammation of the lungs, swellings, eto. ; diarrhoea, dyßentry, diseases of the kidneys and urinary organs- In nse at hospitals and medioal olinics all over the globe ! patronised by his Majesty the lling of Italy ; orowned with medal and diploma at International Exhibition, Amsterdam. Trust In this approved artiole and rejeot all othera. . For ihe Holidays.— A good supply of Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Stockings, Sso,, at special Christmas prices.— Jas. Armstrong Ss Oo„ Trafalgar street.

We have a nice stook of ladies' Trimmed Hats, Parasols, Summer Jaokets and Mantles, at very low prices, for the holidays. - Jas. Armstrong Ss 00., Trafalgar street. Good News.— AU men. in want of a good Xmas Suit should go to Armstrong & Oo.'s and get one of their Colonial ones at 255.

Quite True.— You can get a Trousers and Vest, gent's size, for 6s 6d at Jas. Armstrong aad Oo.'s.

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Colonist, Colonist, Volume XXXVI, Issue 7535, 23 January 1893

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Colonist Colonist, Volume XXXVI, Issue 7535, 23 January 1893

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