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NEWS OF THE DAY.

New Stone Quabby.—A new quarry of very excellent stone has recently been opened by Mr Butterfield, in the vicinity of Oaea's Peak, about eleven milea from Chrietcburch, and the first lot of stone has reached town and is now in course of being used at the new Club. The stone is easily worked, very close in the grain, and, in the opinion of competent judges, likely to prove very useful as a building material and ior flagging, being of a very durable character. The Late Acgident in Sblwyn Btbeet. —It is gratifying to learn that Mre O'Malley? who met with a serious accident at the Selwyn street crossing seme little time ago, and whose injuries were greater than at first thought, is sufficiently recovered to be be able to leave the Hospital to-day or tomorrow. , Immigrants phb Cathoabt and $t. Lαwhence.—lt is notified that a portion of the single women by the above vessels may be engaged at the Addington depot on Wednesday next, and families and single men on and after Thursday. \ St Patbick's Hall.—An entertainment in aid of the Jschooi funds will be given by the members of the St. Patrick's Dramatic Club'and others, this evening, in the hall, Barbadoes street. Peal op Bells.—lt will be remembered that some time since the German residents of Christohurcb, through Mr J. G. Buddenklau, who was then in Europe, made application to Prince Bismark for a peal of three bells—or rather for sufficient metal to cast them—the Germans here undertaking the cost of founding them. They are now in the province, and steps are being taken to add to and complete the peal, and erect it in a bell tower to be built in connection with the German Church in Worcester street. With a view to make the peal a public one, and thus solve the very difficult problem of a peal of bells for Cbristchurch, the committee of the church have decided to hand over the three belle now in Christchurch to a committee to be appointed by the citizens, they only reserving the right to be represented thereon. With this view, and with the intention of making the peal complete, and also to defray the cost of the erection of the belfry tower and hanging, subscription lists have been issued and are now lying at Warner's Commercial Hotel, Schmidt's Barrett's Hotel, and Petersen and Co.'s. Subscriptions will also be received by Hobbs and Co., Messrs Thiele, Catl, Fiirhman, and J. G. Ruddenklau. A very fair amount has already been subscribed, and it is anticipated that sufficient will be forthcoming to carry out the project as contemplated. The cost of the erection of the tower and hanging is estimated at about £300. Gebaldine. —-A. notice in the General Government Gazette of Angust 20th, reserved a site in the township of Geraldine for a telegraph and post office. Government Industrial Insttbance.— The Gazette of Aug. 19th containe regulations respecting Government Industrial Insurance. The term " Industrial Policy" is explained to mean a policy the premiums on which are paid weekly. It is further stated that no industrial policy shall be granted for a eukn exceeding two hundred pounds, and only on r , the life of a member or societies registered, under "The Friendly Societies' Act, 1867,"' or of tne wife of such member. Accompanying the regulations is a table showing tne weekly premiums payable. Accident.—On Saturday afternoon, a boy about three years old, son of Mr W. Taylor, Kaiapoi Foundry, by placing his right band on the cog-wheels of the machinery of la turning lathe t had the three first fingers taken off. The little sufferer was attended by Dr Fletcher. : Rangioba and Mandeville Road Boabd.—The usual meeting was held on Friday last, but the business transacted w»b of no public moment. Sundry accounts were passed for payment. , Lincoln Farmers' Association! — -a. meeting of the committee of the Lincoln Club and Farmers 'Association, appointed to arrange preliminaries for the annual Lincoln show, was held at Messrs H. Matson and Co.'s rooms on Saturday last. Mr A. C. Knight was voted to tne chair. Last year's rules were gone through seriatim, and in some instances amended, and the meeting then adjourned to Tuesday, Bth September, at the Association's rooms, Lincoln. Football.—The last match of the season was pjayed. last Saturday, and the sides selected were North and South of Lichfield street. Owing to the arrival and departure of the English mail on that day the attendance was not so good as might have been expected for the finishing of the season, but notwithstanding the small attendance, the game was a very good one. The North mustered stronger than their opponents, and were fortunate in winning toe choice of goals, and secured the south end, as the slight wind blowing during the early part of the afternoon was in their favor. The Southern men, however, were equal to the occasion, and, although numbering five less than their opponents, kept the ball but of their goal until half time was called. Shortly after changing goals the South obtained the first advantage. Mr Deacon obtained a mark close in front of the North's goal, but in his anxiety to make a good kick neariy missed the ball, much to the delight of the Northerners, but Mr R. Searell, by a good kick with the left foot, obtained the desired result immediately afterwards. The Northerners again having the wind, and playing np better to retrive their lost laurels, pressed the Southerners hard, and, after a good resistance on the part of the South, Mr W. G. Cotterill obtained a goal for the North. Play was continued nntil time was called, but neither side obtained any further advantage, a very euccesef ul season being thus brought to a conclusion by a drawn, game.

Thunderstorm.—At 7 p.m. on Friday a fearful thunderstorm passed over Kaiapoiand tbafc-partof the northern district. The sky ■which had be,en clear and starlit, was evijl denlj overcast with clouds, and about this hour there was a brilliant flash of sheet and forked lightning, which dazzled tho eyes of persona in the houses, even in rooms where strong kerosene lamps were lighted. Instantly it was followed by a peal of thunder, which shook the foundations of the houses, in addition to causing wiudows to rattle. Tho shock woe such that the cement and brick cellaT at Oram's Pier hotel was cracked in places, and other brick buildings may have been similarly affected, but the borouirh schools escaped. This flash and clap w aß followed by three others in quick succession aud all equally appalling. If. is eaid that the leading horse in a dray on the north road was kuocked down, but not injured Several persons out of doors were temporarily blinded with the flash, many too noticing a strong sulphurous smell. One horse belonging to Mr J. Baker was seen on Saturday to be then still suffering from blindness. At Mr T Taylor's the lightning fused part of a gal.' vanised iron wire, and struck a eapling poplar, cutting the tree into splinters. * Mrs Burnett, sitting by tho fire in her own house was struck on one side, her arm and lee being for a time rendered powerless, but she was recovering on Saturday. A eon of Mr T. Veysey was also affected in a similar way. In the house of Mr W Sansoni, the paper on one of the rooms was split, a picture knocked down, aud the nail on which it hung, strange to say, drawn out of the wall. In Mr J. Matthews' house the paper and canvas in hia sitting room were also rent. At one house a watch hanging on a nail near a window was caught by the current, thrown off the bail, and on examining it, the owuer found the works, including the spring, shattered aa if broken under! hammer. At the Police-station the top of a kerosene lamp chimney was cut of! as clean as if done with a diamond. It is fortunate tha storm was only of short duration, or pro* bably loss of life might have occurred. The members of No 5 Co. C.R.V. had assembled, for inspection parade, but the first flaah co alarmed them that they beat a retreat. Theatre Royal. — The Steele-Keogh Dramatic Company, who have been recently performing in Dunedin, opened a dramatic season at the Theatre Royal, on Saturday evening, to a vory good house. Lord Lytton'e play of '^The Lady of Lyons" was selected for tho opening piece, but its representation did not afford a fair criterion of the capabilities;of the■ qompany, which evidently lies more iq cbnieay. Mrs Walter Hill played Pauline with "he* usual care and success, some o? the,scenes, more particularly the one in whicji v ehe discovers the deceit which has been'practised upon her, being rendered with much dT&matic, force and feeling. Miss Bessie Vivian; who spade her debut before a Christen arch audience on the occasion, played Madame Deschap. pelles 1 , but was'somewhat too youthful in appearance for the part.. This lady possesses a very good voice, aind' a thorough knowledge of stage business, and in parts more euited to her will prove a favorite Here. Her line is essentially comedy, and, as to-night she appears in this description of character we . anticipate a greater amount of success. The part was, however, with the exception we. have noticed, fairly sustained. Miss Marion ' Willis was cast for the Widow Melnotte, hut, ac plight ha?e been expected, was completely <?ut of her elemenf. Mr Steele played Claude Melnotta well throughout, and Mr Musgravo'e render* ing of the bluff old soldier, Colonel Damae, was, as are all the characters sustained by him, played thoroughly weU. Mr Hooper, who played the part of Monß. Deechappelles, did not appear to consider it necessary to alter hie appearance iat all to represent the age of the father of Pauline, hence the refer* ence in the text to his "aged " limbs being consigned to a debtors', prison bordered slightly oa the ludicrous. Mr Koogh was the JBeauseant, and would bare been successful, only that be fell into the error of imparting to the character rather too much of the melodramatic; villain, which was certainly never intended by the author. At the ©lose of the piece Mrs Hill and Mr Steele, on whom, by the way, the whole weight of the piece fell, with hut slight support, received a weU-merited call before the curtain. Between the pieces Miss Kttie Martineau, a very piquante little lady, danced a highland fling capitally, and being encored danced a sailor's hornpipe. This lady dances both gracefully and with spirit, and promisee to be a prime favorite, indeed she made the hit of the evening, so far aa the audience was concerned. A farce, in which Misses Vivian, and Willis and Messrs Hooper and Muegrave appeared, concluded the performance , ." Tonight a new comedy, "Owing and Paid," followed by the burlesque of ".Romulus and Remue," vsill be produced. A very good little orchestra, under the able Erection of Mr Leech, played some capital musio during the evening.- • - Little Rivkb LiBBAEt.—A meeting of the library committee was held on Friday last, in the schoolroom ; Mr chair. The chairman reported that 1 Mr Tyson, eigtjed ! the relative to the J"ight?of--way. A letter waa 1 read irom Mr A, D. Allan, presenting 43 volumes of books to the library. After a vote of thanks to Mr Allan for hia donation) and the adoption of the annual report, the committee meeting terminated. A general, meeting of the residents srae then held, Mr Westsopp in-tbe chair, when tbe report ~of theiibrary committee was brought up and adopted. The statement of accounts showed a balance in hand of about £7. A vote of thanks was passed to the out-going committee. The meeting then proceeded to elect the com* mittee for the ensuing year, as follows, viz., Messrs K. Povfrie, Yickera, Walters, Hyde, Greenland, Reynolds, Keenan, Osborne, and Fittpn.. The proceedings then terminated. At a meeting of the new committee, held afterwards, Mr Vickerk yrais elected chair* man of the committee, and Mi Walters afl treasurer. ..'./" :' " Throat Deafness, THBOu<jH,trH£-iiH' TEBVENTION OP THE MyOOUS -MjßM' be prevented",bythe , Uβ* of Henry's preparations orlSticalyptusj used outwardly and .inwardly it has never been known to The drily!: reliable core for throat and lung diseases, bad wounds, and rheumatism.— .' V

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XXII, Issue 2827, 31 August 1874

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