Crowded Out.—The report of the Rakaia Scliool Committee’s meeting, and other articles are crowded put. ... Raiaia Pound. —-The. Governor has declared that a parcel of land within Block VI., containing Ba. Ir. 18p,, has been reserved for the purpose of a public pound.,
A Large Company. —The Union Company’s steamer Tararua, brought Lysfer’s Opera Company, numbering no less than sixty artistes, and assistants, as passengers.
. The Odd Men’s Home. —At a meeting of the Charitable xVid Association on Wednesday, in Christchurch, the addition of two rooms to the Ashburton Home was warmly advocated by Mr. Brown, and theßoard resolved to recommend Government to make the addition. Borough Reserves. —A recent Government “ Gazette” contains the information that: the following town sections have been vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Ashburton :—Sections- 219, 220,417, 418, 423, 424, 434, 435, 460, 451, 478, 479, 494, 495, 532, 533, .550, 551, 602,503, 608, 613, 631, 656, 343, 344, 346, 346 ; also 2 acres 2 roods at the corner of Wills nnd Cameron streets, and East Tow n Belt, and 2 acres corner of IVills street and Cameron streets arid West Town Belt—being in all a total area of 11a 2r 33p.
Seafield School Committee. — A meeting of the Seafield School Committee was held at the school on Wednesday. Dec. 3. Present; Messrs. Murdock Bruce (chairman), Hardwick, Parsons, Brown, and Jones. Correspondence was read from the Board of Education respecting funds for payment of salaries, and for meeting expense of works- in connection with the grounds. An account for fencing the plantation, and several outstanding accounts, were passed, and the meeting adjourned. Cricket.—Married v. Single. —For the match to-day we have been sup plied with the following as composing the two teams :—Married—Messrs. Andrews (Geo.), Broadbelt, Crisp, Curtis, Douglas, Denshire, Harris, Hill, Poyntz, Wilkie, O’Reilly ; emergencies, Messrs. Mainwaring, Wheatly, and Jacobson, SingleMessrs. Ash wood, Andrews (A J.), Saunders (S. and E.), Hoskings, Fooks, Buchanan (T.), Bruce, Grant; Westenra, and Field ; emergencies, Whitley, Shury, Hodder, Fowler, Mayo, and Guy. Play commences at 1.30 Seafield Wesleyan Anniversary.—A number of friends of the Seafield Wesleyan Church met in the district schoolroom last Wednesday evening, and made arrangements for holding tho anniversary of the Church next Christmas day. Though same things, such as the general commercial depression, and the departure of several persons ..from the " district, made the effort more strenuous, it was nevertheless heartily undertaken. It was thought that as many, visitors might be reckoned upon as lent their aid last year, and that provision should be made accordingly. The advertisement will give some particulars. We trust that many friends will go in for the seaside picnic on Christmas Day, and take a look in for tea before thpy return.
BiiEAOK ov S'rAjip Act. —At the R. M, Court, Christchurch, . yesterday, Richard Davis, Deputy-Registrar of the Supremo Court, appeared to answer to several charges of having filed documents in the Supreme Court, they not having been legally stamped. Mr. F, de k C. Millet, Registrar, stated that his attention had been called to a number of documents which h'l,4 been filed without being duly stamped, and qi} investigation he discovered no less than 491 agricultural Jiens, bills of sale, &c., unstamped, and gaye further evidence that . defendant had acknowledged having received money for stamps and noglectpd to put them on. For the defence, it'yvas uygpq tj>at the quality of gum put on staippg was pot of a sufficiently adhesive patufe fq make them stick on the deads, T h c Bench considered that the number of the documents was too great to account for the deficiency in this way, and' fined defendant on six charges the sum of LOO and costs.
. :OklUiA Boujffe.—AVe remind our playgoing readers that Mr. D’Orsay Ogden’s Opera pouffe Company give their enterat the : Town Hall on Monday evening, Masonic.—Last night the annual installation of officers for the Thistle Lodge, 627, ? 0., took place in the Lodge room, A auvlars’ B filings, Bro. J. L. Fleming, P.M., Robert Burns Lodge, S.C., Christchurch, acting as installation officer. The following are the officers for the ensuing year:—Bro. Hurst, R.W.M.; Bro. Sparrow, S.W.; Bro. Nelson, J.W.; Bro. T. Quill, S.D.; Bro. MacFarlane, J.D.; Bro. Mutch, Treas.; Bro. Harris, Hon. Sec.: Brq. Smith, 1.G.; Bro. Shann, Tyler. a visitors from sister lodges. -Bro. Weeks . . acted as organist, assisted by a Misonic - Choir. After the installation cererqony, the ’ brethren Mjdut'li^ CommercialHptielpwlreEQia place.* - The usual loyal toasts were drunk, - : proposed bythelLW- a Paige proposed’the new‘BL AW. who briefly responded. • Then foUpwedthe (V ,. toasts of sister lodges, responded' .‘to by - '' Bro. Stephenson, W.M., SomersekLodge, 8.C., Bro. - Paige, 1 Lodge, Bro. Fleming,. P. M., Robert Burns, S.C., andßfb. Guridiyyßt.-Aygria- -^ '■ tine Lodge, E.,0. TJhe 1 .evening was aiterr wards spent in a' : Very mßtewff 0 4J enlivened with a few.speeches, songa, &C..
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