NEWS OF THE DAY.
English Suez Mail.—The Suez Mail was due in Melbourne yesterday. The Museum.—Mr T. Woolner, the eminent sculptor of London, whose statue of Godley adorns this city, has very liberally sent through Messrs Silver and Co., three cases for the Museum, containing busts of Charles Darwin, Thomas Carlyle ; a medallion of Alfred Tennyson ; a design for a medal for the' Boyal Academy of Music ; a figure of Ophelia ; and H. Hunt's engraving of " Christ in the Temple." Pabliamentaey Papebs.—We have to acknowledge the receipt of vol 2, appendix to journals of the House of Representatives. Cantebbuby Abcheby Club—The match with Wellington will be shot to-day. The following members of the club are requested to be on thc ground at half-past two—Mesdames Banks, Worthy, Hennah; Misses L; Marshman, Parkerson, Brittan, Hall, and M. Wilson ; Messrs F.'H; Brittan, Condell, Fereday, and Worthy; . 7 Sudden Death.—On Monday evening a German named Henry Nagle died very suddenly at his house near the Cam at Rangiora. He was Bitting churning when he fell over. His cousin caught him up, but he only breathed once or twice and died. An inqueßt will be held before Mr C. Dudley, coroner for the district, to-day at the Bed Lion Hotel. MANDEVILLE Election. —Owing to the flood Dr Donald, returning officer for the Mandoville district, could not reach Kaiapoi to conduct the polling for this; election on Tuesday, and therefore telegraphed requesting Inspector Barsham to post up notices at the polling-booths, stating that the election was postponed till a date, to be fixed by advertisement.
Good Yield of Babley.—Mr C. Young' Church Bush, has this season threshed out 522 bushel 12_bs : of barley, the produce of six and a-half acres of land.
Kaiapoi Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary. —■ The anniversary sermons were preached on Sunday morning by the Bey James Buller ; in the evening by tbe Bey B. Bavin. The children's service in the afternoon was conducted by tbe former gentleman. On Easter Monday a tea meet ing was held in the schoolroom. Trays were presided at by Mesdames Wyatt, Ellis, Wake, G. Weston, Billens, A. Weston, Messrs Blackwell, Henwood, aud Hardey. The attendance was not large in consequence of the expected flood, and after tea, as the room was being inundated, the visitors, bad to beat a hasty retreat. Those present were informed that the public meeting would be held at a future date. Chamber op Commerce.—The usual monthlj meeting of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce will be held to-morrow at 3 p.m. - — t O Post-offices. — The following additional post offices have been opened in the province of Canterbury; Colombo street south (branch office) Kaiapoi Island; Waddirigtonj; Wainui; Waihi Bush. The following postmasters have been appointed :—JoSeph.Bennett, Colombo street south ; W. McKeev'er, Flaxton ; Henry Hookham, Kaiapoi-Island ; W. B. Allwright, Lyttelton ; Joseph Thonfbson, Swannanoa ; Frederick Hartman, Waihi Bush ; James Johnston, Waddington;' James Speight, Wainui. Supreme Court—The criminal sessions of the Supreme Court will open to-day before his Honor Mr Jußtice Gresson, at 11 a.m. AgkicotiTubaii Statistics.—The agricultural statistics of Hawke's Bay, are published in the " Gazette." The following are the totals i—Nnmber Df holdings, 388; land broken up but not in crop, 10,146 j acres ; in wheat, 196J acres, yielding 3694 bushels; in oats, 175_ acres : for hay, 671J acres, yielding 16,384 bushels ; in barley, 324£ acres, yielding 6820 bushels ; in hay, 2848 acres, yield--50814 tons ; in permanent artificial grasses (including land in hay) 115,336$ acres ; in potatoes, 225 acres, yielding 1127 tons ; in other crops, 109J acres ; total nnmber of acres under crop, including sown grasses, 117,039.. Leeston Presbyterian Tea Meeting, —The annual tea meeting in connection, with the Leeston Presbyterian,church, took place on Friday evening in the.' Leeston schoolroom, and was in every sense a complete success. The tables were presided over by Me&dames Cree, McLennan, Bennie, Osborne, McKonkey, Doyle, Todj Both wick, Morison, and Miss Blair. After the tables were removed, addresses were delivered by several gentlemen. The choir, under the leadership. of Mr., Bobb, also contributed several pieces of music The total sua realised Uw tbe tea weetjcg waounlod to
French Consul.—A meeting of French residents took place on Monday at McGuinmesa's Hotel at .three p.m., for the purpose of nominating a gentleman to the office of Consul fbr/$p colony, subject to the approval of tbp Foreign Minister of 1 France. Mons. Chsrles was voted to the the chair. After ?due consideration being j given to the subject, Mr F. C. Hall was the gentleman selected lpg7 that office. A vote of thanks to the chair terminated the pro- 1 ceedingß. 'AAAA'-A^*? Fbenoh Meeting.—A dinner was held at Mr McGuinness's Hotel at eight p.m. on Monday, when about twenty gentlemen sat down to. a sumptuous repast. Mons. Leleu was unanimously voted to the chair. The dinner having beetr done due "justice-to, the Chairman gave the usual loyal toastaj which was honored. Mr Lezard proposed "The Press of Canterbury," coupled with the name of Mr Grey. The toast was drank with cheers. _ Mr Grey, on behalf of the press, briefly responded. Mr Hall proposed " The French Army," coapled with the name of Mr Martin. [Cheers.] Mr Martin gave a suitable reply. The Chairman proposed "The Superintendent and Members of the Provincial Council." The toast was drank enthusiastically. Several other toasts were duly honored, and the company broke up at an early hour. During the evening several good songs were sung by several gentlemen present. Mb Peacock at St Albans.—There was a very thin attendance at the schoolroom, St Albans, last evening, when Mr Peacock addressed the Papanui electors. Mr J. L. Wilson was voted to the chair. Mr Peacock briefly addressed those present, recapitulating what he had said the previous evening at Papanui. Mr Wynn Williams also addressed the meeting in a similar manner as he had done at Papanui and Knightstown. Mr Oram next addressed the meeting, stating that he had two gentlemen of a very heavy calibre to contend with, and he was placed at a considerable disadvantage. He reviewed what he had previously said at Papanui and Knightstown as to public works, special grants for the district, and the fact that the members had not done their duty to their constituents. Although he had been twitted by Mr Peacock and Mr Williams about not getting all he had promised, he would, if elected, do his very best for the district, and not for Papanui district only, but for the various ;districts throughout tbe province. He concluded by thanking Mr Peacock for allowing him to speak at his meeting. A vote of thanks was passed to the three candidates, and after a vote of thanks to the chairman, the meeting separated.
Accident.—A serious accident happened yesterday morning to a laboring man named Bobert M'Pheeley, whilst employed in stowing wool on board the ship Ocean Mail. It appears that while he was engaged at the work he got) Jammed; between two; bales. On being brought ashore h i was examined by Dr Macdonald at the casual, when it was found that the spine had been c seriously-in-jujred the lower limbs being paralysed; * He advised that the man should be sent to the Cbristchurch; hospital,- which was accordingly done.
)Good TEMPLABS.i-*-At the-weekly session of the 8t Andrew's Lodge, 1.0.%T, held last evening in St. Andrew's schoolroom, one new membCTwasinitiated,and two admitted by clearance. Trie bye-lares were considered and passed. Airthe close of the subordinate lodge a degree session was.^eld,, vfhep the General Deputy Grand Worihy Chief Temjai lar conferredjthe degrees of fidelity and charity upontbe'eharter inembeTs.
j The MAYonsx, IJsn£v*. T --Cr Bishop presQDLed his lipkj. to 'the'cbrporatidn fast m ight, ope of Beveral ~to be presented to'that body to ,be .worn by the present and succeding Mayors. The plain portion of the link is in the form of a shield, the border being star shape. In the centre is a griflSn, surrounding which are inscribed the words, "E. B. Bishop, Chairman, 1.66; Mayor, 1873."
OBANaEiSM.—The usual monthly meeting of No 3 Lodge, L.! 0.%., was," held' last evening, at the Oddfellows' Hall,' Montreal-street* south. At the conclusion of the usual busi- * ness of the lodge, refreshments were served, and the usual toasts were drunk with enthusiasm. The drum and fife band of the lodge was present, and played a selection of music during the evening. " • Autumn MEE__ff_.—The stakes in' cbnnection with.Jtlm.,Autumn of the d. J. C, w_l^be*p«i_ l bT^_ , hurßdßy next, at 4 p.m.,at q '•■'/. ■■■.Ihf.'j *• .'
Electoral. —Dr Turnhull, one of the can didates for the city,'will address the electors at the Music Hall, on -Monday evening next, at 7-30 p.m. —YociU. UK Z 2
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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XXII, Issue 2704, 8 April 1874
NEWS OF THE DAY. Press, Volume XXII, Issue 2704, 8 April 1874
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