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The Nobth Road.—We have again been requested to draw attention to the dangerous state of two of the culverts on this line of road between Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri bridge. Accident nbau Woodesd.—On Tuesday evening last a young spirued horse, in a fourwheeled vehicle belonging to Mr Crooke, of Kaiapoi, bolted, and taking the direction of the bush, the trap wa3 literally smashed to pieces among the stumps. The horse and driver most fortunately escaped almost uninjured. The Clßcrs. —The attendance at the circus last evening was not quite so numerous as on the preceding night;" the audience were, however, if possible, more enthusiastic, and the various teats, both in horsemanship and gymnastics more loudly applauded. The circus has established a reputation, and the excellent arrangements made are bound to secure success for several nights to come. Gaol Rbttjbks.—The following is a correct return of the prisoners confined in Lyttelton gaol during the month of February : —Males— j 11 for debt ; 63, imprisoned with hard labor ;

2, imprisoned; 6 awaiting trial at the Supreme Court ; total number of males, 82. One female, imprisoned for debt ; 11 males find 1 female have been discharged during the mouth, [v the Chrietchurch goal there have been during the same period 15 males, one ot whom U for trial at the Supreme Court, and 9 females, whilst 9 males and 5 females Lave been discharged. Government Gazbtte.—The "Gazette" of March 1 notifies the following rosignitions —Thomas Cass resigns the Chief Smveyorship; Alexander Lean resigns the office of Assistant Secretary for Public Works; fhoniKS William Maude resigns his seat, in the Executive Council ; and Edward Ulover -iterioker resigns his seat in the Provincial Council. The .ippointment of Henry Stanhope Muv, in the Survey department, has been cancelled. The appointment of Malcolm Fraser to be surveyor in ohirgo of the Hokitika department is also notified.

Young Men's Chbistian Association.— The usual annual "Fruit Soiree" of this •weoeiation took place last evening in the Town Sail. Tha display of fruit was very good, and the number of visitors large. In the evening the Rev. J". O'Brien Hoare took the chair, and addresses were delivered by several reverend gentlemen. The annual report was also read : it stated the progress made during the past year, and also that a piece of land had been leased in Manchester street, on which a building, certainly small, had been erected, but that it was hoped that during the next year that a larger and more commodious one would be built. The financial statement showed a highly satisfactory state of affairs A. very pleasant evening was spent, and after the usual votes of thanks the meeting separated.

Thkatbe Royal.—lf the attendance at the rheatre is not so large as might be expected, the fault certainly does not lie with the management. The pieces produced by "The vlarvels of Peru" are admirably played an.j .veil put upon the stage. "Gri.-<t to the Mill " was repeated last night, and "Nan the Good for-Nothing- ,, —Miss Brown of course takms the part of Nan—was played for the first time by the present company with great success. "Nan, the G«>od-for-\olhing" is an old stock play, and always -licits mirth ; but last evening it was more 'han usually successful, the house being kept, in continual laughter from beginning to end. To-night the burlesque "The Invisible Prince, , ' villi entirely new eeenery, will be pluyed Vo expense has been spared in getting up the piece, and we hope to see a full house.

Fatal Accident at Akaboa. —On Tuesday evening last a fatal accident occurred at, German bay. A Polieh Jew hawker, named Solomon Levy, was intending to stay for the night at Mr J. Brietmeyer's, and about seven p.m. his mare got loose. After some trouble he, assisted by Messrs. Brietmeyer and Hammond, caught her, and as all three were talking Mr Brietmeyer's hat was blown off and flew past the mare, frightening her. She plunged and started off,dragging the deceased, and kicked him on the head with such force as to break the skull. The unfortunate man fell on his back and never epoke after. His remains were brought into Akaroa, where >m inquest was held before J. Watson, Esq , J.P , and a,jury, with Mr Adams foreman. A verdot of Accidental Death was returned.

Rifle Association. —A meeting of the Canterbury Rifle Association was held last evening at White's hotel. Present: Messrs W. Wilson (chairman), E.B.Bishop,Captain Cook, H. E. Alport, N. Thomson, and Barnes. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The following resolutions w ere then carried :—" That the trustees be requested to take steps to invest the sum of £50 belonging to capital account upon mortgage of freehold land at the highest obtainable interest." "That a special meeting of the council be held on Friday, the 15th instant, to receive the reports of the canvassing committee, and other business." " That a committee be appointed to examine and report upon the most suitable locality for a ride range for the use of the members of the Canterbury Rifle Association, such committee to wait upon the Government, if desirable, to obtain assistance in the above object, and to report upon the whole system at the regular meeting in April next." " That the committee consist of Messrs. Barnes, Alport, Bishop, Wilson, and Simmons." " That the consideration of arrangements for the >innual meeting for prize shooting held in Easter week be deferred until the 15th inst., when the amount of s übscriptions for the ensuing year shall have been ascertained." " That the treasurer be authorised to pay the fees of the auditors, amounting in all to £4> 4s, and to hand the cheques to Mr Barnes to forward." The meeting then adjourned.

Cricket. — The match played yesterday botween a team of the old Albion Club and an eleven of the United Canterbury Cricket Club created some little interest. The Albions had not played together for the past two years, and having to meet most of the eleven chosen for the late interprovincial match, their chance of winning was considered very email. The Albions were the first to go to the wickets, and were very quickly disposed of for only 6 runs, a piece of ill fortune which sometimes accompanies the best players. Their bowling and fielding was however first-class when they had their opponents at the wickets, all of whom were out for 60 runs, with only two wides and a leg bye. In this innings Bruce, as long stop, without a wicket-keeper, did not let a single ball pass him, and his playing was justly admired. The fielding of the old Albions was very good, and if they had had some practice together we think the U.C.C.O. would stand but a poor show agaii e f them. In the second innings the Albions made play and scored 82 run*, twenty of which were byes and wide balls. Calvert ran up a score of 15, and Turner imd Hobbs of 10, in excellent style, laving the club 28 to win, and to obtain which it cost them five wickets, thus leaving the old club in what may be considered a email majority. The Albione had latterly a very up-hill game to play, and they did it pluckily. The return match we hear will probably be played in about a lortnight. The following are the scores : — Albion Citjb. First Innings. Second Innings. Wood, b A Olliver 2 o Cooke, b Harley 5 Dawe, b Harley ... 0 c and bHarley... 7 Dickenson, bAOlliTier 0 bA. Ollivier ... 0 Hobbs, c Thomas, b Harley ... 0 not out ... 10 Taylor, b A Ollivier 0 bHarley ... 1 Caivert, c Thomas, b Harley ... 0 1 b w, b A Ollivier ... ... 15 Young, b A Ollivier ... ... 0 bHarley ... 1 Bruce, not out ... 0 c Mytton, b A Ollivier ... 0 Turner, b Harley 1 b Cooke ... 10 Cuff, run out ... 0 c Bruce (substitute), bHarley 7 Lawrence, run out 0 hit wicket ... 5 By 1; leg-bye, Byes, 7 ; leg-bye, 1 ; wide, 1 ... 3 1 ; wides, 13 21 ~6 82 CaNTEBBXTBT CiUB. First Innings. Second Innings. Harley, b Taylor... 2- c Bruce, bTaylor 0 A Ollivier, run out 0 b Taylor ... 0 Cotteriil, c and b Dickenson ... 9 b Taylor ...12 Mainwaring, b Taylor ... ... 2 lb w, b Taylor... 1 E C Stevens, c Cuff, b Taylor ... 11 not out 3 Mytton, c Wood, b Taylor ... ... 10 not out 8 F Ollivier, 1 b w, b Taylor 13 Lane, not out ... 5 b Turner ... 6 Thomas, c and b Taylor ... 1 Cooke, b Taylor ... 4 Leg-bye, 1 ; Leg-byes ... 2 wides, 2 ... 3 60 31 A public meeting of all interested in cricket

will tete place this evening at the Royal hotel. The meeting has been called for the purpose of establishing a cricketing association to take the lead in all int.Tprovincwl and other matters, when t.h* ff'x.le of the clubs m the province are likely to join.

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Press, Press, Volume XI, Issue 1347, 2 March 1867

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