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West Coast Times. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1884.

Some leading and other matter is held over until to-morrow.

The CouDty Council sat until a late hour last night, and got through a considerable amount of business. For tbe first time for some years the Council is in credit with its bankers.

The Chriatchurch coach arrived at the usual hour yesterday afternoon.

Tbe following candidates were nominated yesterday as members of tbe Hokitika Licensing Committee:— Messrs Bock, Breeze, sen., E. Gibson, C. Horgan, J. Jolly, J. Leitch, M'Keever, Parker, G. A. Paterson, W. Ramsay, W. Spencer, and J. Williams. The poll for the election of five members will take place on tbe 21st instant at the Town Hall,

A preliminary meeting to take into cod* sideration the desirability of recognising in s«me way the efforts of tbe promoters of the Education Separation movement, will be held at the office of Mr Wm. Duncan to-day, at 4 o'clock.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday, Fred. Bullen was fined five shillings and costs for drunkenness. There was no other business.

From the Ist prox., the post and telegraph office now known as Hokianga, will be 1 designated "Herd'a Point."

Tbe first meeting of the Board of Governors of the Hokitika High School was held at the Town Hall yesterday afternoon. The members present were Hia Worship the Mayor (Chair), nominated by the Hokitika Borough Council; the Hon. J. A. Bonar, by I the Governor} C. Malfroy Esq.,, by the Borough of Ross; and J. M'Whirter Esq-, by the County Council of Weatland. The meeting resolved " that Dr Giles, (nominated by Kumara Borough Council), be elected Chairman of the Board for the ensuing twelve months," and "that the Chairman ascertain by the next, meeting what monies are likely to be available for the Board." After some routine business and discussion, the meeting adjourned till 4 p.m., Wednesday 27th inst. at the Town Hall. A meeting of the Literary Society Com mittee was held on Tuesday last, present Messrs Croft (in the Chair), Pearson, Hill, Nicholson, King and Broad. A sub-com-mittee consisting of Messrs Nicholson, Pearion and King, was appointed to consider tbe advisability and cost of putting the room used as the museum in order, and converting its use to tbe best advantage for the Society, and to bring up a I'eport on the seme at next meeting. Sundry small accounts were passed and Borne inward and outward correspondence of minor impurtnace, iras read and approved. There was a large attendance at the annual meeting of the Presbyterian Church congregation held at the Church last evening. Tbe Rev. Mr Douglas, M.A, (Moderator), occupied the Chair, and the proceedings were opened with prayer. Tbe Moderator reviewed tbe doiogs of the past year, and was exceedingly gratified to state that the Church had locally made a vast stride, having grown in strength, size and goodness, as would be learned by the various reports abuuc to be read. He announced that the following twelve members had been elected as a Committee of Management for tbe following year; Messrs J. M. Aitken, J. A. Bonar, J Cues ney, D. Kenny, Wm. Duncan, M L. Jack, A- Little, J. Park, Wm. Smith, T. Turnbull, Wm. Watt and W. Will. The following reports were read:— Report of the Kirk Session,, Sabbath School, Financial Committee, Treasurer's Balance Sheet, Band of Hope, and Ladies Christian Work Society. On the motion of Mr Crawford, seconded by Mr Maunders these reports were adopted. Several speakers, including Mews Park, Tivy, Cuesney, Jack, and Orr, addressed the meeting in congratulatory terms. The debt on the church had been reduced to £58 13s lid, and with a view of wiping that sum entirely off, a Ladies Committee was appointed to make a special effort in this direction. Votes of thanks were recorded to the Financial Committee, and especially to Mr William Duncan, the Treasurer, for his untiriag assistance, also to Mr John M'Millan, as Superintendent of the Sunday School. It was resolved to print 200 copies of the reporte,]for distribution amongst the congre* gation. Our report of tbe meeting is necessarily abridged, owing to a pressure of other local matter, and late telegrams. Labour, an eight paged journal published in Auckland under the authority of tbe Dunedin and Auckland Trade and Labour Councils, says — "Our role is the defence of the rightß and interests of labour in its wideßt Bense, and though the interests of cipital and labour ought to run Bide by side> and it will be our duty in every way to foster this desirable consummation, yet should it happen that they unfortunately conflict, our place is by the side of labour." Speaking of the difficulty of enforcing tbe observance of prohibition orders at the Thames, Mr Kenrick expressed his regret that the Act did not empower tbe punishment of the prohibited person, when he Btill succeeded by Borne unknown means in obtaining liquor. He advised the police to summon any person so detected as a habitual drunkard, even though the offeuder would be liable to severe punishment, which would assuredly be inflicted if the case was proved. The European Mail says :— " New Zealand finance is indeed looking up. The conversion of the five thirty bonds ha? been an enormous success. The business was thoroughly well managed by Sir Francis D. Bell and Sir Julyan Penrose — that is the universal opinion here in all financial circles — and the result a saving to the Colony of £30,000 per annum is no small matter. When the outstanding balance of the bonds has been also ''converted," the economy effected will bo £45,000. This is a bappy financial issuo, particular!}' when we remember the condition of matters five or six years ago ; but New Zealand credit may now be jußtly said to have reached a base of perma. nent solidarity. August Flower.— The most miserable beings in the world are those suffering from Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. More than seventy -five per cent, of the people are afflicted with these two diseases and their effects : such, as Sour Stomach, Sick Headache, Habitual Costiveneas, Palpitation of the Heart, Heartburn, Waterbrash, gnawing and burning paina at the pit of the Stomach, Yellow Skin, Coated Tongue, and disagreeable taste in the mouth, coming up of food after eating, low spirits, &c. Go to your Druggist and get a bottle of August FJower. This valuable medicine has cured thousands and thou-and> of sufferers and is known in | all civilized couutries. Two doses will relieve j you. It costs only 3a 6d. a bottle, Sample | bottles 6d. | Wise Folly. — "For ten yearsmy wife was confined to her bed with such a complication i of ailments that no doctor could tell what was the matter or cure her, and I used up a Mnall fortune in humbug stuff. Six months ago I saw an American flag wick Hop Bitters on it, and I thought I would be a fool once more. I tried it, but my folly proved to be wisdom. Two bottles cured her, she is now as well and strong as any man's wife, and it cost me only two dollars. "—H. W., Detroit, Mich. Read Advt. Wells' " Rough on Cornß.*'— Ask for Wells' "Rough on Come." Quick relief, complete, permanent care. Corps, wartß, bunions. — The New Zealand Drug Company Agents. — Advt. Can't Preach Good. — No man can do a job of work, preach a good sermon, try a lawsuit well, doctor a patient, or write a good article when he feels miserable and dull, with Bluggioh brain and unstrung nerves, and none should make the attempt in such a condition when it can be so easily and cheaply removed by a little Hop Bitters. Look for Advt. Skinny Men. — "Wells' Health Renewer" restores health and vigor, cures Dyspepsia. Impotence, Debility. — Tbe New Zealand Drug Co , Agents.— Advt.

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West Coast Times. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1884., West Coast Times, Issue 4542, 14 February 1884

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