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West Coast Times. THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1878.

The nomination of candidates for the election of a member for the House of Representatives, in the room of Mr Button resigned, will take place at noon to-day. The hustings are erected just outside ' the Resident Magistrate's Courfc. There are three •pronounced candidates — Messrs George, FitzGerald, and Croumbie Brown. There is also a rumor that some other gentleman is to be proposed, but this dark candidate is, we think, as mythical as .vf rs Harris. Mr M. F. South is Returning Officer.

Mr Seymour Thome George arrived iv town by coach from Christchurch last evening, and was received at the Empire Hotel, by his committee .

Mr Seymour Thome George will address the electors at the Town Hall, at eight o'clock this evening.

Mr FitzGerald notifies in another column that he will address the electors throughout the district as follows : — At Kumara on the 20th ; Dillmau's Town on the 21st ; Wainica and Stafford on the 22nd ; Blue Spur and Kanieri on the 24th ; and at Hokitika on the 25th inst.

The auction sale of Mr T. Maher's coaching plant, horses, &c, takes place to-day at 2 o'clock, instead of 12 as previously notified, in consequence of the nominations for the election being held at noou. Mesßrs Learmonth and Co., officiating.

There has been a great deal of diasatia faction expressed in the Stafford Town district, respecting hospital matters, chiefly in -connection with the death of a patient named Bowden, who died in the institution lately. A correspondent's letter a few days ago complained of the matter with regard to the refusal of the surgeon superintendent to call in one of the honorary surgeons. We hear it is the intention of one of the members of committee to bring down a resolution on the subject at the next meeting.

The R.M. Courfc at Kumara has been a great rendezvous for plaintiffs and defendants of late. To-day will be no exception to the rule, there being over forty civil cases set down fox hearing, besides nine criminal charges.

The population of Kumara has decreased by nearly 1000 since March, 1877. At the end of March, 1878, the population was. set at 2860. The Warden of the district estimates the yield of gold in that locality for twelve months, ending March last, to be about £34,000 ounces.

The Kumara Times says: — "A rumour has been circulated in town during the iast few days that payable gold has been struck betwhen Larrikins and Sandy Stewart's terrace. From inquiries made, we learn that there is good foundation for this, inasmuch Tjs several parties have obtained remunerative prospects on the ground mentioned ; but, pending a thorough trial of the locality by those now engaged, there is nothing to justify a. rush on a large scale taking place. Should however, the opinion of competent miners be realised, there is every probability of the run of gold being traced from Larrikins Terrace to Goldsborough, as several imagine this to be a connecting link."

The luangahua Timeß o£ the 17th informs us that the Hopeful Company had a partial cleaning up on Friday last. The battery has been re-set going. The Welcome started with the battery at 12 o'clock lust night ; the Juat-in-Tiuie Compa ny having finished their crushing on Saturday.

Under the mystic letters of V.R., the Lyell Argus narrates as follows late proceedings in its local R.M.s Court.— "V. R. LAW COURTS The usual Law Courts were held on Saturday last before C Broad Esq, RM. The journey up from Westport, at no time a pleasant one, was in the present, wretched state of Roads,, Jerrys, &c, posL lively dungorous and. we feel certain that the lives of our E. M and Inspector Feast who accompanied him must be heavily insured, or they would not have run the risk they did In ITreeuian V Anne Quadri a case, of assault, Defendant did not appear : the Plaintiff (who. was sworn . with his hat on being a Jew) stated that Annie had called him Borne— oh 1 awful names — whereupon he remarked that she was A Lady, this polite

immediately proved to the satisfaction of the Plaintiff; that she was not 'a lady;' Eincd 20 Shillings with 24s costs or 7 days in Westport Jail. " Ryan V. Sullivan, was an action. regarding a Ferry boat, the Boat was claimed by Bill Gorridgc; who stated in the words of Scripture that the boat was mine, is mine, and ever shall be mine; his Worship however thought different, and gave Judgment for the Plaintiff."

One of New Zealand's richest merchants— a gentleman who creditably accumulated wealth from a humble beginning— lately went to England, with his wife (writes "ißgles" in tbe Australasian). Unfortunately for themselves their originally narrow views have not expanded with enlarged means. During the off season they observed a very fine country mansion advertised to bo let furnished for six months at an almost nominal rental. Unable to resist a bargain, they closed. A NewZealand friend calling upon them shortly afterwards, found them dining in the kitchen. It transpired that after examining their new residence they discovered that to live in keeping with it, and if they occupied the whole house, they must eDgage a large staff of servants; so they met the difficulty by themselves occupying the servants' quarters. It is not in thoroughbreds or greyhounds only that " blood tells." The lady and genleman above alluded to were shopping in London. Amongst other purchases was a child's hat for one of the little girla. Whilst engaged the little one for whom the hat was intended wandered out of the shop and disappeared for a time. There was a long and unsuccessful search by tlie sorrowing parents, who were at lust silent and despondent. Their grief was broken in upon by their little boy remarking in a consolatory way, " Mother, wasn't it a good thing Maggie hadn't the new hat on S"

The New Zealander says — " The Venerable Archdeacon Stock, on Suuday (26 May), favored the congregation of St. Paul's with his opinion of the Sol dene Opera Company. He was particular in describing the company as a ' comic ' one, and he further characterised the performances as ' indecent,' and other strong expressions. We presume that the venerable archdeacou must liave witnessed the performance which he so severely condemned, for it is scarcely possible to believe thnt he would venture on the use of such terms on mere hearsay. The suggestion that he saw them telescopically cannot bo accepted, as the Theatre Royal is not open as the baths. If the Soldenes ever return to Wellington they will have reason to be thaukful to the archdeacon for advertising thcoi. Iv Christchurch a clergymen who denounced their performances, not in the pulpit, but in the papers, by the use of the same adjectives as the archdeacon used iv the cathedral, made the success of the season, and we are certain that if the company had been playing last night Archdeacon Stock's sermon would have secured them a bumper house. The Venerable preacher also took occasion to express his strong disapproval of the secular system of education, which it is his duty us one of the members of the Education Board to assist in administering- "

The Auckland Herald has the following in reference to the wreck of the Loch Ard: — We understand she was one of the finest merchantmen trailing between London and Melbourne, but she has kad a somewhat chequered history. About two and a half years ago she was dismasted off the coast of Australia, and entered Melbourne with not a stick standing. She remained in Port Philip for upwards of six months, until she received a ucw rig from home, every vessel of the line to which she belongs being provided with duplicate masts, &c. These were sent out from home and fixed in Melbourne, it is said, for one half the cost for what they could have been procured in the colonies. We stated yesterday that; the colonial insurance offices would, be hit heavily by the loss of the vessel. At that time it was understood that the New Zealand Company had a heavy line on her, but we are glad to record that their loss was not so great as anticipated, it being £5600, and the South British £1800. We telegraphed to Duuedin, to ascertain what the National and Standard had upon the vessel, and our correspondent replies that neither of the companies have a risk on her, so far as those in the head offices know.

A shepherd employed by Mr Walter Miller upon his Mount Stuart estate, Tokomairiro, named James Houston, about seven weeks ago endeavored to secure the hide of a bullock which had died on the ranges of tutu and in skinning the animal would appear to have inhaled the poisonous gas which the body contained, as the natural result of eatiug the deadly plant. Houston was at once conveyed ta the Tuapeka Hospital for treatment, but as his tniud appeared to have suffered from the inhalation of the poisonous gas, ho was from thence conveyed to the Dunedin Lunatic Asylum, where he breathed his last on the Ist inst.

Mr. Allan and Mr. Ollivier conjointly, says a Wellington paper, got ofE a very fair joke m the lately held Liceusiug CourtThe question of certain accommodation in a house was under question, when Mr; Allan rose, and addressing the Bench, remarked that whatever the requirements of the Licensing Act as to accommodation in hotels might be, there could be no question that additional accommodation was required in the Resideut Magistrate's Court, whereupon Mr. Ollivier retorted that p.t least no complaint could be made of the amount of license granted there.

The tramways in the Empire City are only awaiting the arrival of engines and passenger cars to begin work. The vessel bringing them has been due some time.

It is not often that we get the chance of recording such an act as the following, which is vouched for by the Otago Daily Times: — A clergyman long known for his convection with every scheme of practical goodness launched in Dunedin was making his rounds of visitation the other night when he came across a case of genuine destitution such as. happily, is rure in our midst. A poor woman, very sick, aa well as poor, was found lying on the floor of her house without either bed or bedding. After ministering kindly to her wants, temporal as well as spiritual, he told her he would obtain some bedding for her. Immediately on leaving, it appears, he was called away on very

pressing business, and was so intently occupied that the case of destitution did not recur to his mind until he had reached home after midnight and was preparing for restProbably the Bight of his own comfortable bed suggested the recollection. of the" scene he had witnessed, when, bundling, together his own nmttrass and to or three blankets, he tet out on his way to the poor woman's house, about a mile and a Half away, with the great bundle on his stalwart shoulders. The sight of a man trudging along the street at the wee sma' hours with a big bundle on his back was too much for one of the watchful guardians of the night, and the minister was bailed up. "Hallo, my man," says the constable, " what are you up to " " Its all right," says the minister; " I am, .»', "None of your larks," says the policemen; "show me what you have there." "lam,' ," replied the minister, and throwing down his bundle and revealing the well" known features, he explained what he was about. The policeman seeing his mistake, at once apologised and expressed regret, and insisted on himself taking up the minister's load and carrying it to its destination. And so the two trudged along side by side till they reached the sick woman's house, where the poor creature was made as comfortable as a soft bed and warm blankets could make her, We withhold names, but a simple incident like this, which certainly was never intended to see the light, preaches more touchingly than a hundred sermons, of the reality of sincere Christian philanthropy.

The sceptic often Btands in the way of advancement, but he may not always have his own way — the irresistible force of truth overwhelms him, and he often becomes the convert. Let all who are doubting the efficacy of " Ghollah's Great Indian Cubes," but notice the extraordinary effect they have in restoring the sick to health, and they will join the general high opinion formed of their merits. Testimonials received from all parts of the Colony, incontrovertibly prove these Indian Medicines to be the finest in the world. Sold by G. Mcc, Revell-street.

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West Coast Times. THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1878., West Coast Times, Issue 2875, 20 June 1878

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