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NEWS OF THE DAY.

Legal.—The Registrar will sit in Chambers to dispose of bankruptcy applications to day at 11 a.m. Board of Health. —A meeting of the Board of Health will be held in his Honor the Superintendent's office to-day, at ten o'clock. Immigrants.—lt is announced by advertisement that married couples and single women may be engaged at the Addington depot this day. Quarantine Station.—A proclamation appears in the Gazette appointing Quail Island a quarantine station. Sunnyside.—Certain rules and regulations for the management of the Sunnyside Asylum are published in the A/em Zealanc Gazette ot February 11th. Opening of Sojthbridge Railway.— Owing to the want of poinis and crossings ordered from Dunedin, it is not likely that this line will be ready for traffic for about a month. The first section will be opened to the Selwyn. I.O.G.T.—An advertisement elsewhere requests Good Templars to meet the Hon Mr Hastings on his arrival from the North. Fall information as to the time of his arrival can be obtained from Mr CavgUl. or from Messrs Candy and Dewsbury. Waltham—-A meeting of the members of the Church of England living in the Waltham district is called for this evening, in the district schoolroom, to consider the question of establishing religious services in that locality. The Cab Cases.—There was very little new matter imported into these cases at last night's meeting of the Connci'. An application for a license under the new bye-law caused some strong remarks, and was eventually postponed for a week. Another Case of Measles—Cr Jones mentioned last night that another case of measles had appeared in the same family referred to on a previous occasion. If found necessary, the sanitary committee intended to take action with reference thereto during the week. Fire Engine Horses. —The new horses purchased by the City Council for the Market place fire engine . were tried last evening by Mr Superintendent Harris and some of the Fire Brigade, and driven along Oxford terrace at a very good rate of speed. Insurance Agents. — James Calder, Leithfield, is gazetted an agent for the industrial branch of the Government Insurance department, and Dr Morris is appointed medical referee. The postmaster at Kowai is appointed a superintending postmaster. Cricket.—On Friday a match will be played on the TJ.C.C.C. ground, between the Leithfield and Papanui teams. The following will represent the latter mentioned side, viz :—J. T. Matson (captain), F. Pavitt, J. Davis, R. Triggr*. W. Homer, J. Homer, C. Jennings, T. Hill, J. Jackson, G. Dickinson, and U. Dickinson. Play will commence punctually at 11 a,m. Flßß.—On Sunday afternoon a disastrous fire occurred on the farm of Mr Andrew Millar, of the Mount Grey Downs, by which. four stacks of wheat were totally destroyed, It appears that while the three elder children were absent at the Sabbath School, the younger ones, of whom the eldest is a boy of fix years, managed to get some matches, by which the fire originated. District Prizes.—As will be seen by the scores elsewhere, the firing for the district prizes was commenced yesterday, when the members of the cavalry competed. The prizes were won by Troopers Rentoul and Duucan, Bandsman Hnnsley, and Sergreant Anson. The Christchurch artillery will fire to-morrow at 6 a.m. Nelson KiSgatta.—This regatta is announced to take place on February 25th. Among the events announced we notice that there is to be a yacht race (not exceeding 25ft on keel). Ist" prize,'£2s; 2nd, £7 10a; an open sailing boat-race, for which £7 is offered, and a professional whaleboat race, for which a prize of £15 is offered. Savings Bank. —The following is a summary of the transactions for the quarter en-led December 31st, 1874. Nunber opened, 2515; closed, 1743; number of deposits, 12,857; withdrawals, 8670; amount of deposits, £174,179 19s 2d ; withdrawals, £ 16«,246 7s 4d; excess of deposits over withdrawals, £7933 12s 2d. During the same period ia 1873 the deposits were £148,327 13s lid, and the withdrawals £112,854 lift id; sscess of deposits, £35*4,73 So 7d,

Money Orders —The # maTyofthe transactions in the mo *"•*»• R department daring the quarter ii cember 31st, 1R74:-Number i«m»S -S? ?- amount, £68.136 18s 9d; paid li Ri- X £48,864 19s 9d. CorrespondioVnl 0 t' 1873-Issued. 18,709; .mooi? gS«« f lld; paid, 9726; value, £10.095 f> Lichfield Water Supply. -Th n %1 resolved last night to release th* '^~~ contractor from his liability, and to* this work themselves. The sum* 0s » * that after further trials, and with *£■ a donble-action pump which he -^ constructed, he did not think theTe *"*! much difficulty in successfully e J -JL'* ,nl(l *■* '*-- the work. J cair J l ogor. If. MR J HN ANDERSON.~Thi B Pen „ If left Christchnrch ye&terday by the 3 in** and was escorted to the station hv« f|K of gentlemcu*—some forty or ft* their respect aud appreciation 0 { v* ** p| large number of persons had co ngr * fl the platform, and Mr Anderson had-..° ! '-M busy time of it taking leave of i? olfe * ?^ friends.. He proceeds to En-dan-i v *'• -§ Suez mail boat. ° laQd } 'J h -| {-culling Match .-A match, for«,. -1 pose of deciding on a representative ll !?" *st Canterbury Club, in the Scullers' S the Heathcote Regatta, took place hut • 5 0 on the Avon, over the one mile course, li* Acompetitors were Messrs 41. Bon-*-,-.,, J* *•* Sibbald, Mr Bowron rowi.,g 'gZ TA 1 Mr Sibbald in the Moa. Bowron S?** f with a slight lead, but was soon ~V by Si bbald, who kept ahead for the remS 1 't" of the distance, winning by about *uHs <"" , and a half. J B ale °gt» |: 1.0.Cr.T. Kaiapoi.—At the fort*,* 1 session of the Star of Freedom IoSkS - in the Orange Hall on Bro T. B. Knight, L.D., assisted^ 0 * Trumble, D.T., and Bro Bennetts, of A*? '- church, installed the officers of thelodmf ' the ensuing term. At the same time it 1 resolved that the meetings of the orWl held weekly, and the first Thursday «■ ! in each mouth be devoted to publicimeehto! -* Immigrants per Ship Rakaia. »•• : the single men, about fifty, were laod^ ' Quail Island yesterday morning, and man! engaged at the depot, Addington irvj. - t The Health Officer and Mr > j Kipa Island yesterday. The health of 2 *"" , immigrants was good, and there ImeW "- \ no fresh cases. A meeting of the Boarirf \ Health will-be held at the Governor l Buildings this morning, and iv all 3 bility the immigrants at Ripa Island *S[t released from quarantine to-day. <-, c Presentation at Oxford—Mr J c I c Seaton, tbe proprietor and driver rf'tt) % Oxford coach during the last four jtte '* s having retired from that calling owiogfe * s the railway being made to the district. ) ?* was thought a fitting time, by hiß tmmeL friends in the place, to mark their semen ~ :- his worth by a presentation. Aecorfinri* ~ c lists were got out some four week* m t , These are now to hand, and the appeal sem | 1, to have been very generously responded {-, -Ye A meeting of some of the subscribers tod "^ i- place at Luer's Hotel, on the 10th ins ."C s After a slight discussion it was decided {5 % give Mr Seaton a watch and chain, and iti**, "*$ it resolved that the ceremony of $% should take place at a dinner at Luer's HotA '"% Oxford. # gl Peal of Bells for Christchdbch.- W The (Jity Council last night assented to tfe ?- y- suggestions proposed at a late meeting of f& s members of the German Church and osg it * citizens, asking the former to give a leased S* 3 the ground on which the present bell to«e ? n stands to tbe Council for fifty years. Tin % five more bells be subscribed for, andvejtd 3 _ in a committee of eight (five to be bob- A nated by the Council, and three by the ;| trustees of the German church). Ttatfte 3 five bells to be obtained remain the property m l- of the city, to be hung in the German beg* ?f| is tower, and be called the Christchurch bei; ft and that the peal shall be unconnected wift J§ c any religious denomination, arrangements!* g| be made to have them rung at suitable hosa % on Sundays for divine services. Fire at Ashburton.—At about Su | ■- on Bunday, the 14th, a fire broke outamonpt W. c f» clnmp of wheat stacks, three iv number, '■£ n belonging to Mr Hay Smith, Ashbtottti, It S appears that Mr Hunt's threshiDg-mseSi« §. n had shifted into the paddock on thermion q evening, preparatory to commencing ta Monday morning, and that some of the aa |[ were camped in a tent alongside thesestacfa, g; 18 It seems that one of these men, named Pnee, || c left the township on the Saturday erenisj-, % c and returned to bed, putting out the light, f| and the first intimation of the fire he bid J - was that his hair and the tent above binußß a •9 all in a blaze. Some hands were quickly ta fi it the spot, aad by pulling down another stack l| a a'ongside the burning one, the, fire wag cob- £ 0 fined to the first. It is estimated that Mr g Smith is a loser to the extent of some 300 | bushels. The cause of the fire is at present | ry a mystery. §j LI Grain Season at Kaiapol—lo ffii 1 n large district, favored with splendid treaflw, -g rs the farmers have nearly all harvestedtb«r 1 grain crop, some have threshed % . their corn to the merchant, while the nomte | } of stacks to be seen around show the hane* |f to have been an abundant one. The yields |j c a trifle over the estimates poMished *f«* | n . days ago, as our reporter maaefllowaWfef S loss in the event of nor'-wesfej* and ofls B causes, which at the last sometimes Isjw p c the appearance of harvest yields very«» | Jt siderably. As instances of heavy crcfas § i- the Maori run, one or two will threw oo* g w from seventy to eighty bushels of oats p8 "| 1- acre. In a small field of three acres a* | the town, seventy-six bushels of oatsaaaat g s was the return from the machine, and off k | >f Kelso's paddock of about fourteen acres, t» | y return per acre is reported to be het"** 1 •1 ninety-three and ninety-four bushekJuW* | d oats. Over 5000 sacks of grain have aae*? 1 g been received or passed through tb&SMWj/A | railway shed, and the thick of the WO** 1 just commencing. I c The Conference with the Sab** i t King.—A correspondent of tbe Hex Zed** I i Herald, writing on February Bthj ssy|j"" 1 s The late interview of the N* ti w M S | . with tbe King, at Waitomo, Mybejoow | upon'as only preparatory to the -* ortl,c *"** 1 > meeting in March next, at Te Kaiti. 18*' 1 ! " not, perhaps, give you a better »*****??. I 1 conference than by giving it in &*£s%* | ? literal form as possible. While «J*J 1 1 together (the conference being prmtej w ■ King said to Bir Donald McLean, ''I ha« m | c one word of importance to say to WW? I c which I sent for you, it is | - Europeans of the Waikato go back f**** | >. over the Maangatawbiri—the boundary *» | . tied by Potatau and Governor Grey. J £ i :. Native Minister asked if by Earopeai»w | , (Tawhiao) meant the soldiers or 1 c which tbe latter replied, "50 15161^ 1 and all. let them go to the other «««'- I s Maungatawhiri, and wh«oi t --* e yJ e ? T^^& I will come into the WaiW* * 1 Donaia intimated that to do t beyond his power, but tba& ™J£s 1 lay the matter before Government **\ i said he, "I have a feeling of t&°Z f ship towards you, and this I can r the countrj lying on the western &«•» tbe rivere Waiapa and Waikaw, »«•*? I s ruawahia to the Waikato Heads, I **2? I ; but the Governor still to be w«& 1 Tawhiao replied, "That ia a plain WfrT. an ea«»y thing. But my word t&.yea- j I The Enropeans to go to the other em Maungatawhiri." Tbw matter . X cussed several times over by both and each time with the same *^ U -J~%tf \ thing said Tawhiao : " Say to the >. I have a great desire to see 1 1 meeting in March, next month, atTe f Sir Donald replied in the affinnat!ve,an»»* | that he would deliver the message w 1 ExcelJency the Marquis of | that if his Excellency could ° ot *~?$~ 1 (Bir Donald) would, most likelj, "J i self. Sir Donald then asked Tawbuy**J I had any objection to having the | meeting in March transferred from -"**Tj[ % to Kawhia, where a weather-board a <»rL | he (Tawhiao) agreed, should be bui« »**£ > The ofFer was not accepted by t*» *"& tf 1 did not want a bouse built at I the scene of tbe meeting to be «* | there. It is, however, vaguely 1 j he intends shifting his head^M** 6 *** 8 ™ ] ' UwWr aotwitheUadiDg, * |

Heathcote Regatta.—A meeting of the committee was held last evening at Warner*- Commercial Hotel, at which Mr Wvnn Williams presided. Tenders were r_>ened for the publican's booth, confectioner's booths, and horse paddock, and that of Messrs Maples Bros, of the Garrick Hotel, was accepted- An offer was also accepted for the sole right of the cards and sports from Mr Burmester. A document was received signed by all the bank managers, -nlicitors, insurance agents, merchants, &~, and others, agreeing to close their respective nlaces of business at twelve noon on the occasion of the Heathcote Regatta to be Sd on Thursday, the 18th inst. Mr S. P. Andrews M.P.C, tendered his resignation as ftarter on the grounds of a pressing engagement elsewhere, and Mr J. Hastings TTerdson was duly elected m bis place, fhe ■ "tries were then ratified, and the various events were prepared for the printer, and liter a general expression of satisfaction as to the prospects of the regatta, the committee adjourned until the following Thursday, the 25th inst.

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XXIII, Issue 2961, 16 February 1875

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NEWS OF THE DAY. Press, Volume XXIII, Issue 2961, 16 February 1875

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