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NEWS OF THE DAY.

Court of Appeal.—lir F. de c. Malet has been appointed Deputr-Registrar of the Court of Appeal. Chamber Sittings.—3he uraal chamber eittinge will be held at Seven o'clock this morning. ; Admiralty Court.— %b Honor Mr Justice Johnston will hold \ formal sitting of the Admiralty Court at« ten o'clock this morning. There is no buenese 09 the paper. Franking.—The Besijent Engineer for Public Works at Chriethurch, and the Traffic Manager of the Canterbury Railways are authorised to frank leljers on the public service. 1

Appointments.—The ppointmente of Mr F. G. Morgan, as Examiner of Titles for the district of Canterbury, all Mr P. 0. Philips, ac gaoler at Lyttelton, efe notified in the Gazette of the 6th instarf.

Legal.—His Honor Ik Justice Johnston will sit in banco this oprning. There are two demurrers to be arged, and his Honor will deliver judgment iniDouglas v Matson and Latter v Brogden.

Divorce Court.—H|| Honor Mr Justice Johnston will hold a fomal sitting of the Court under the Divort and Matrimonial Causes Act, at half-pas? ten o'clock, this morning. There are no tfuses on the record.

General AssEMßLyf-We have good authority for stating tW there is little probability of the General Jfeembly being called together for the despatcf of business before the first week in July nit.

New Zealand iNSifUTE.—By notification in the New Zealani Gazette of the 6th instant, the Hone G. 1 Waterhonae and E. W. Stafford and Dγ Hctor have been appointed as Governors'* the New Zealand Institute.

TJNrvEßsrnr op Nby Zealand.—A despatch from the Secrtiry of State for the Colonies is published h the Gazette of the 6th, inst covering a chfter under the Great Beal recognising degr* conferred by the University of New Zeajfid.

Issue op LiCENBES>Mr Alex. Bose, Collector of Customs here,ind MrC. B. Cooper at Timarn.are authorial to issue all licenses in the Provincial Diffict of Canterbury hitherto issued by thefrovincial Treasurer or Secretary. ■ Lyttelton Time Bi uu—Owing to some slight derangement in i :e machinery caused by the extreme wet wdher, the ball did not fall at the exact The flag was waved in accordrfc? with the instructions, notifying that tk time was not to be taken. -

Canterbuby CollJch. —At the meeting of the Board of GoveriOß yesterday, it was resolved, on the motibr of the Hon B. W. Btsfford, that in fnturi tie meetings of the Board be held on tht irst Friday of each month, at 11 a.m., andtjat if necessary the Board shall eit until 6jNp m., there being an adjournment for lunchso.

The Quarantine Bltions. —Dr Donald and Mr J. E. Marcb ieited both stations yesterday. The single ien at Quail Island are all well, and as noikness of any kind has appeared among! them si r ce they landed they will be'rleased today. The families and single Hnen at Bipa Island will be released in a few days should no fresh case of fever ooln*.

Habboub BoAKDf-i telegram has been received by Mr BoUfebn torn the Government, intimating tfet Mβ Excellency the Governor has appltted Messrs Edward Bichardson and Dald Craig to be members of the Lyttelton H#»u* BDard ; also that the first meeting oftte Board is to beheld on Thursday, the lM inst, at noon, at the Harbour Offices, Ljftiton.

Mayoral Chain.—Cγ Hobbs, ex-mayor, presented hie link yesterday to the Conned, to be added to the mayoral chain.

Immigrants peb Cardigan Castle — Tbe single men by the above vessel may be engaged at the Addington depot to-morrow from 10 30 a.n>.

Drainage Board Bates.—On the recommendation of the finance committee, the City Council have agreed to collect the Drainage rate on a commission to be agreed upon.

Union Rowing Club.—A general meeting of members for the pu-poee of considering the question of ordering: new boate, will be held .at Warner's Hotel this evening, at half-past seven. Fibe Inspectors.—Mr Superintendent Harris was yesterday appointed Chief Fire Inspector, and Captain Alport Fire Inspector, in accordance with of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1876.

Gab Inspector.—lt was decided yeeterdiy by the City Council to make application to the Commissioner of police for one of the senior ruembere of the force to act as cab inspector for the city.

Publications , —We have received the Dacember and Januajy numbers of a new illustrated religious monthly periodical, " Words of Grace," pnbliehed iv Melbourne. It ie well got np, and the literary portion of it well selected.

Diorama —There was a laTge attendance at the Music Hall last evening, when the war diorama -was again exhibited. Tbe usual gift distribution took place at the close of the performance. The diorama will be exhibited again this evening.

Street Hawkers. —Cγ Jones intimated his intention yesterday of moving a resolution to reecind one passed some little time ago by the Council, giving street-hawkero permiesion to stand with their bariows for fifteen minutes at any one place.

Hackney and Bobough Stage Coach Licenses —The licensee held by owners and drivers of hackney and borough stage carriages must be renewed at the Town Clerk's office on or before Wednesday, 17th inst. After that date drivers not holding a license for the current year will be summoned under the bye-law.

Cab Licenses.—The City Council considered the whole of the applications for owners' ai.d drivers' licenses yesterday in committee. The conduct of many of the cab drivers during the last year was shown in reports submitted, and after discussion abouc fifteen applications for drivers' licences were refused.

Cbown Bbeweby Company (Limited). The first annual meeting of the shareholder, in the Crown Brewery Company (Limited) was held last evening, at the Clarendon Hotel, at which the balance-sheet presented by the directors was adopted. After providing for depreciation of plant, bad and doubtful debts, Sec, a satisfactory amount was carried forward.

New Swimming Baths,—The new swimming baths lately erected by the City Council, between the Cashel and Montreal street bridges will be opened to swimmers only on Wednesday next, It is expected that the platform to be erected at one end for the accommodation of juvenile bathers will be finished in about a fortnight. Mr Aitken of the boat shed has been appointed caretaker.

Widening Colombo Stbeet.—The City Council yesterday affirmed the desirableness of taking steps to secure the whole of Mr B. M. Morten's section at the corner of Colombo and Hereford streets. After a survey is made and plans prepared showing to what purpose the Council intend devoting the balance of the land, it is proposed to submit the whole question to a meeting of ratepayers.

Female Beftjge.—The annual meeting of the subscribers tc the Female Refuge was held yesterday in the Grand Jury room at the Supreme Court. The report of the committee for the past year and the balancesheet of the treasurer were received and adopted. The ladies' committee for the past year was re-electsd for the current one, as was also the general managing committee, with the addition of Messrs Rolleatou and Mellisb. The meeting then adjourned.

Lectureships.—The question relating to the French and German lectureships in connection with the Canterbury College, again came up for consideration by the Board of Governors yesterday, on Dr Tumbull's notice of motion for the rescinding of the motion of December Ist, 1876, which affirmed the advisability of separating the lectureships in French and German. The matter was considered in committee, and after numerous amendments bad been proposed and divisions taken, it was ultimately decided that the resolution of last December should take effect from the 31st December, 1877.

The Ohbistchubch Fost-Office.— When the question of selecting a site for an advertising board was being diecneeed at yesterday's Bitting of the City Council, Cγ Turner suggested the advisableness of permitting the billstickers to paste their papers over the Chiistcharch Poet-office, to assist in keeping that building np a little while longer. He also knew of many other buildings in this city that would be benefitted by a similar procedure.

Endowment op Land for the City.— The City Council at yesterday's sitting adopted the recommendation of the committee formed to consider the above, and resolved to apply to the Governor in Council to reserve 2000 acres of land as an endowment in aid of the borough funds, and to request permission, on behalf of the City Council, to select the same. Cr Hobbs, chairman of the committee, stated that the city members —Hon B. Richardson and Mr E. C. J. Stevens—had interested themselves very much in this matter.

INTERPROVINCIAL CRICKET MATCH. — The Otago Eleven visited the grounds yesterday m the morning, and again in the afternoon ; but in consequence of the inclement state of the weather very little practice was done, and that of an unimportant character. Should to-day prove fine, they will practice both morning and afternoon. They are becoming more sanguine of success, as the soft ground is greatly in their favor. The Canterbury eleven practised in the evening, and afterwards elected their captain; Mr A. AT. Ollivier again being appointed to that position. We hope he may be as fortunate as in the two previous years he has acted in that capacity.

Otago v. Cantebbuby.—As will be seen by advertisement elsewhere, aU the banks, merchants, and houses of business in the city have agreed to close at noon on Wednes* day and Thursday next, on account of the annual match Otago v Canterbury. Should the weather prove fine, a very large attendance of visitors may be expected, as the matches are now equal, each province having won six. This will be the conquering one. The secretary (Mr Sweet) is making all arrangements for the ground on the occasion. There will be special tents for the reporters and scorers, a large reserve far the use of ladies attending the match, &c.

Waikuku.—The annual examination for prizes took place at the schoolroom on Friday, January 12th. The Keys W. Freeman and J. Lnxfcrd condncted the examination of the junior scholars, and expressed themselves quite satisfied with the result. The two senior classes were tested by written papers set for them by Mr T. May, master of Woodend School. After the examination the school broke up for the harvest holidays, and will reopen on Monday, February 19th. The following is a list of awards—Class 1., Ist prize, S. Monies ; 2nd, A. B. Ligget. Class 11, let prize, D. Bobertson ; 2nd, C. Morriss. Class lIL, let prize, M. Bobertson; 2nd, B. Pope. Class IV., Ist prize, N. Peat; 2nd, J. McDonald. Sewing, let prize. F. Kay; 2nd, M. Orchard. Master's prize, greatest improvement decided bj vote of his schoolfellows. B. Robertson. Home lessons, Class 1., Q. Ekevington; Class 11., C. Monies; Class IK., M. Bobertson; Class IV., J. Skevington. Bey Mr Freeman's prizee—A. Ligget, M. E. Ligget, J. Skevington, H. McDonald. Bey Mr Lnxford's prizes—N. Peat, 8. Griffiths. Extra prizes—A, Peat W. Smyth, H. Mon^^

Inquest.—An inquest was held yesterday at the Hospital, on the body of the boy, Edward Duckworth, who died from the effects of an accident received on last Saturday morning. From the evidence it appeared that deceased was sent oat in the morning with a cow belonging to Mr A. Duncan, Ferry road, and tied the tether rope round his waist. After proceeding a short distance from the house the cow ran away, dragging the lad along the road for about 300 yards. The cow was stopped by two men, who cut the rope and picked the lad up in an unconscious state, conveying him to the Hospital, where he died a few hours afterwards. The house surgeon stated that death had resulted from extravasation of blood on the brain, and the jury returned a verdict of " Accidental death."

The All England Eleven.—The Otago Guardian has the following with respect to the movements of the Englieh team :—" Mr Bennett, the agent for the All England Eleven, arrived in town yesterday from Melbourne, and is now actively engaged in completing his arrangements for the tour of the colony. The route of the team has had to be changed, owing to the fact that the steamer times do not hit as originally intended. The Eleven will, it has been fettled, arrived at Auckland on Sunday, the 28tb, and will play on on the 29th, 30th, and 31st. From thence they will come on to Wellington, playing on the SA, 6th, and 7'h. From Wellington they will proceed to Wanganui, if terms are agreed upen, and if not, they will play next at Christchurch, and coming on to Dunedin, will reach here on the 14th February.

Narrow Fscape prom Drowning. — Two men, named Bardon and Johneton, had a very narrow escape from drowning yesterday afternoon at Sumner. These men and another whose name we did not learn, pushed off in a flat bottomed boat from nearly opposite Schluter's Hotel, and after getting into mid-stream, where the water was rather rough, the boat capsized. The third man managed to get on to the bottom of the boat, but the others sank. Some persons who were on the point at the time, attracted the attention of two men in a schooner lying near, and they at once jumped into their dingy and reached the spot in time to save the men. Bardon, who had been under longest, was very much exhausted when taken out, but recovered shortly afterwards,

Abhburton Fobks Educational District.—A meeting of the committee for this educational district was held in the schoolroom on January 3rd. Present—Messrs Sutherland (chairman), Weldon, and Smith. The secretary reported having acknowledged receipt of £24 17s 6d, and £6 7f, from the Board of Education, which had been dieposed of as directed. The secretary was requested to write to the Board of Education, respecting some school furniture, about which some misunderstanding has arisen ; also, to acknowledge receipt of Messrs Mendeleon'sand Mr J. E. Buchanan's accounts, and state that they will be paid as soon as funds are available ; also, that the whole of the accounts be sent in to the Board of Education. A Tst of the stores for the school, and requirements for the master's house, was theu agieed upon to be sent into the Board. Special attention was to be called to the necessity of having a back yard to the master's house, in order to protect the building from the Bouth>west storms (it being entirely open), and it being adjacent to a smithy, to give it somewhat of privacy. Ifc wa9 decided to meet on the first Wednesday of the month instead of the first Monduy. The meeting then adjourned.

Thbatbb Royal—There was a capital house at the Theatre last evening to welcome the return of the old favorites Mr and Mrs Hall and Mies Wiseman, and the reception accorded to them mast have been highly gratifying. The first piece was a sparkling little comedy, " My Friend the Major," in which Mr and Mrs Hall, Mis 9 Wiseman, and the members of Mr Hoskins' company appeared to great advantage. The piece went with great spirit throughout, all evidently doing their best to make it a snccefe. Mrs Hall played with vivacity, and Mies Laura Wiseman evinced a power of acting in comedy which bids fair to render her a decided favorite wit V.the audience. Mr Hall as the major, the convenient friend of every one ie the piece, was exceedingly good, and the other parts were well filled. The burlesque of '' Lurline" followed, and gave ample scope for the display of the well known talente in this line of Mr and Mra Hall. Misa Laura Wiseman as a burlesque actress, though not so well known here as the artistes previoDely mentioned, showed that the encomiums bestowed upon her elsewhere by no means unmerited. She sings pleasingly, and acts with spirit and humour. Of Mrs Hall's impersonation of the bold Sir Rupert it is not necessary to speak at length. Suffice it to say that it was prettily acted, and the incidental music nicely rendered. Mr Hnll'e H'-neecbal was irresistibly amusing and he ably assisted the ladies in making the burlesque go capitally. The other character* vr<>** well filled by the members of Mr Hoikins , company. Tonight the same bill will be repeated.

Life Saving Appliances.—From the Evening Post we learn that in accordance with suggestions made at a recent meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, Messrs Bannatyne, Hunter, Mills, and Woodward, as members of that body, with the eecretary, Mr Carroll, waited this mornine on the Hon Mr Bowen, as acting Colom'al Secretary, for the purpose of making representations on two matters which at that meeting had been brought nnder the notice of the Chamber. The first subject was that which had been referred to in a letter received from the Secretary of the Victorian Humane Society —the co-operation of the several colonial Governments in enforcing the provieiou of sufficient life saving appliances on board of ships registered in the colonies. In reply to the representations of the deputation, Mr Bowen said that he presumed that the proposed conference te which the letter referred was the conference abont to be held in Sydney with regard to telegraphic arrangements, that the Hon Mr G. McLean was to attend that conference as representative of the New Zealand Government, and that the subject would be brought under hia notice before his departnre. The other matter referrei to by the deputation was the necessity for 8om» regulations regarding the conveyance of gunpowder by land. Mr Bowen promised that he would inquire as to the existing state of legislation on the subject, and, if it could be done without further legislation, regulations would be issued by the Government.

The Kumara.—Referring to the position of Kumara, the Kumata Times says:— " Daring the months of August and September a regular stampede set in, and in spite of warnings from the local press, men came from every part of New Zealand and the neighboring colonies, impressed with fabulous ideas of the wealth of the district. To cay that Kumara grew would be to give a faint idea. It sprang up like a city in the Arabian Nights, as if touched by an enchanter's wand. Every available site was applied for. and sections which a few months before were valueless commanded fancy prices, and on the 28th September the Kumara Times was started. The promises we made then we have since endeavored to fulfil. We said we would be independent, and not in a single instance have we departed from it. We have not vaunted up the field. Iα oar first article we asked the question whether business was not overdone, and stated that' this was not th« place for new and inexperienced diggers. These diggings mean work—hard, heavy, laborious wcrk, and the means to " stand by" while the claims were being proved.' Bince then we would point to the progress that Kumara has made. Its hotels and stores are second to none on the Coast, and while the • inexperienced diggers'—men who have no right on a new goldfi'ld—have disappeared, miners of the right stamp have taken their place. The diggings now extend for miles, and a new township—Dillman's—has sprang op; a horse-track has been formed to it, from which views of the greatest beauty can be obtained, and which cannot be excelled in New Zealand, and another track is to be made along the Shamrock Lead. A telegraph office has been established, and also a Court*

house, police camp and barracke. It is to h E Bd ?_*!?f i** l ™ ** tion 'o' the Resident Magistrate, and tenders are called for the erection of hie residence ; while a commodious post office ie also to be built, and fire branch banks are in active operation Two theatres—the Boyal and the Adelphi—have been erected, besides two steam eawmille breweries, &o. There is still much to be done—the town has to be drained, or there ia no doubt it will be very unhealthy ; a fire brigade established, and a hospital to be built; but the inhabitants have faith ia Kumars, they know its resources, and though there will be a slight depression consequent on the reaction after the holidays, still we say that in three months' time Kumara will be more prosperous than ever."

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XXVII, Issue 3595, 16 January 1877

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