NEWS OF THE DAY.
Supplement.—A supplement to this day's issue of The Press contains a report of the annual meeting of the Governors of Canterbury College, of the proceedings of the Lyttelton Borough Council, of Magistrates' Courts and Road Board Meetings, and several columns of correspondence on local topics. Boabd op GtOVEBNOBS. —Mr W. Montgomery was yesterday re-elected chairman of the Board of Governors of Canterbury College. This is the third occasion on which that gentleman has been elected to the position.
Last Yeab's Legislation—His Excellency the Governor has received a despatch intimating that Her Majesty will not be advised to exercise her power of disallowance of any of the Acts of last session.
Canterbury Hunt Club. —The hounds will meet at the Kennels, Racecourse Junction, at 2.30 p.m. on July 14th; at Cowlishaw's Corner, Avonside, on July 21st, at 1.30 p.m.; and at Southbridge on July 27th, at 12.30 p.m. St. Andrew's Schoolroom. —The Rev. Wm. Douglas, of Akaroa, will lecture to-night on " Swedenborg" at St. Andrew's Schoolroom. During the evening selections of music will be given by the choir.
St. John's, Lyttelton.—A soiree |in connection witli the above church will be held at the Oddfellows' Hall, Lyttelton, to-morrow evening, for the purpose of welcoming the Rev. Mr Hill.
Gband National! Steeplechase.—The local under this heading yesterday should have read as follows : —"The annual day's sport in connection with this club will be held in Timaru about the middle of next month. The programme will appear in a few days."
Musical Union. —It was inadvertently stated that the rehearsal of "The Ancient Mariner" was to take place last evening. The rehearsal is appointed for this evening, at eight o'clock, at the Oddfellows' Hall.
The Cibous. —There was a very good attendance last evening at the Skating Rink, when the programme of the previous evening was repeated. The gymnastic feats of the two boys are exceedingly clever, and were loudly applauded. Miss Selina, the little lady equestrienne, performed a very graceful act, and the tricks by the dogs and monkeys were clever and amusing. The performance is well worth a visit. This evening there will be a change of programme.
United Methodist Free Church. —Considerable progress has been made with the foundations of the new church in St. Asaph street, the work being pushed on by Mr Glanville, the contractor, during the fine weather, and we are informed that steps are being taken to have a tea and public meeting on the occasion of laying the foundation stone, which ceremony has been arranged to take place on July 26th. The old church has been successfully removed to the bottom of the section, to be used for school purposes on the completion of the new church, but meantime the congregation to continue to assemble there for public worship.
Canterbury College.—The annual meeting of the Board of Governors was held yesterday morning at the Public Library. The chairman and members of the various committees were elected, and the recommendations of the College committee as to the appointments at the Ladies' High School were confirmed. A committee was appointed to confer with the same number or gentlemen from the Christchurch Medical School with reference to some correspondence which was submitted at the meeting, and notice was given as to the question of academical costume to be worn by students attending the College. A report of the proceedings appears elsewhere.
Sefton Ploughing- Match.—A meeting of the working committee was held in Collier's City Hotel, Leithfield, on Saturday evening, to consider the protest laid at the late match. The following attended : —Messrs McAdam (in the chair), D. Cameron, J. Dron, T. Hanna, and C. G. King (lion. sec). After having heard evidence, and some discussion had taken place, Mr Dron proposed, Mr Cameron seconded —" That T. Storer, the 2nd prizetaker, be disqualified on the ground that he was said to be one minute and a half behind the time to finish." Mr King proposed, and Mr Hanna seconded, as an amendment " That the protest be thrown out, as there is no proof shown that Storer was late." On being put to the meeting, the amendment was carried. It was agreed to hold the wind-up meeting on Saturday, 21st.
Civil Service Examinations. —Tlie following are the names, order of merit, and schools, of the Canterbury candidates who passed the junior Civil Service examination:— George Hanmer, 15, Grammar School Denbigh, 1_ year ; Grammar School, St. Asaph, 1 year ; Christ's College, Christchurch, 4 years.' Lionel Ootavianus Mathias, 16, Christ's College and Grammar School, Christchurch, 8. years. David Grubb, 22, High School, Lyttelton, 9 years. James Ibbs Lawson, 23, Grammar School; Great Crosby, 1. year; College, Wellington, 2 years ; High School, Wellington, 1 year; Christ's College, Christchurch, 1_ year.
Ladies' High School.—At the meeting of the Board of Governors of Canterbury College held yesterday, the report from the college committee on the applications for the positions of L-idy Principal and assistantteachers was submitted. Fifty-seven applications from New Zealand and the various colonies had been received for the first position, and twenty-one for the others. The committee recommended the appointment of Mrs G. Ingl. (Melbourne) as Lady Principal —the appointment to date from 12th September next; and Miss Sophia S. Turrell (Wellington), and Miss Kate M. Edgar (Auckland), as assistants, their positions to be determined by the Board after conference with the Lady Principal. The recommendations were approved, and the appointments confirmed by the Board. It will be remembered that Miss Edgar gained the degree of B.A. at recent examinations of the University of New Zealand.
Rangiora School Co_r_rrTTEE. —A meeting of the committee of these schools was held on Monday evening. Present—Messrs A. H. Cunningham (chairman), Blackett, Best, Ellis, Truman, Stephens, Keir, and Aherne. Tlie chairman report'-d that in consequence of one of the pupils at the girls' school having been suffering from an infectious disease, be had closed that school for a week longer than the ordinary mid- winter holidays. The question of the salaries of the teachers was, at tlie request of the Board of Education, considered, and suggestions thereon were made. Mr Scott wrote, asking for at least two pupil teachers to be appointed, as at present he hid only the assistant master to help him in conducting the scholastic duties. He had, however, of late employed George Truman, and asked for his appointment to be made, subject to his passing the pupil teachers' examintion in January. Several matters of detail were discussed, and the committee adjourned.
Waimakabibi Habbob Boabd.—Mr Or. H. Wearing has been nominated by bis Excellency the Governor a member of this Board, vice Mr E. G. Kerr, resigned.
South Rakaia.—Proclamation is made by the Governor that the Regulation of Local Elections Act, 1876, is now in force in the South Rakaia Road Board district.
Naturalised.—Letters of naturalisation os British subject, have been issued to Carl Blank, Oxford, and to Etienne Brocher and August Kotlowski, Akaroa.
Bishop Suter.—The Bishop of Nelson is understood te have proceeded yesterday by coach to Hokitika, on his way to the West Coast portion of the Nelson diocese.
Postal Guide.—We have received a copy of the fifteenth number of the quarterly "New Zealand Postal Guide," printed at the Government office, Wellington. Though simply called a Postal Guide, it is now a book of eighty-two pages, and besides all necessary information connected with the postal department, contains the railway time tables, the electric telegraph tariff and list of stations, and particulars regarding the Government Insurance.
Theatre Rotal. —There bave been few plays produced in the Theatro Royal which have so completely satisfied the popular taste as " The Two Orphans," and its success must be attributed to the superior judgment shown in the cast, and to the careful study of the characters by each member of the company. When played elsewhere by the Lingnrds it. failed to attract audiences for more than a few evenings, while here it has had a comparatively long run. The house was again well attended last evening, and it will be strange if it be not crowded to-night, since the prices of admission, on the occasion of the last performance of "The Orphans," are reduced to one-half of the ordinary charges.
The Rose Brothers. —The Rose Brothers lately took the Dunedin play-going public by surprise" when they succeeded the Davenports with little or no preliminary advertisement, and performed an almost similar programme with equal excellence, and with the addition of other and varied entertainments. They have since astonished and gratified large audiences in Oamaru and Timaru, and, with the reputation which they have already gained, there is little doubt that they will have a successful opening to their season in Christchurch. They are to appear for the first time at the Gaiety Theatre on Monday evening next. Pioneer Lodge, TJ.A.O.D.--The halfyearly meeting of this lodge was held on Monday night, at the Templar Hall. There was a large attendance of members. The report and balance-sheet was read and passed. After the ceremony of initiation had been gone through, the election of officers for the term took place, as follows: —Arch Druid, Bro. W. M. Eead; Vice-Arch, Bro. Rose; Secretary, P.A., Bro. A. M. Gaul; Treasurer, Bro. Samuels; Right Hand Arch Druid Bard, Bro. Willstead; Left Hand, Bro. Oppenheim: Right Hand Vice-Arch Bard, Bro. Stewart; Left Hand, Bro: Tucker; Inner G-uardian, Bro. Williams. Tai Tapu.—The Bishop of the Diocese held a confirmation service at St. Paul's Church, Tai Tapu, on Sunday morning last. The .candidates, fifteen in number, were presented by the Rev H. Stocker, curate of the district, who also read morning prayers, a portion of the service being rendered semichorally. Before adnunistenng the rite the Bishop delivered a very impressive and earnest address, botb to the candidates and
the congregation, and afterwards preached an eloquent sermon from Mark x, 13-22, which was listened to with intense interest
by the overcrowded congregation.
The Gaiety.—This house was well filled in all parts last evening, when the comedy of "Old Sailors," and the burlesque of "Aladdin," were repeated with the usual advantages of a second performance. MrHall was, of course, again warmly received, as were the latest accessions to the company, and more especially Mis 3 Lizzie Morgan and Mr Oily Deering. Mr Deering gave a taste of his quality on last Saturday by the performance of has part in the domestic drama of " Doing for the Best" in a manner which few or none could excel, and his subsequent appearances have gone far to confirm the very favourable impressions which were formed of him by accustomed playgoers in Wellington and Dunedin, where he "was previously engaged. This evening the same programme is to be repeated, avowedly for the last time, though it might well bear further repetition.
Baebhill Chuboh.—An entertainment in aid of the funds of this church was held in tlie Barrhill township on Friday, the 6th inst. The church (lately erected at the expense of Mr Catbcart Wason) is a concrete building of excellent finish, and sufficient size to accommodate the considerable increase in the number of the congregation which may be expected. The entertainment, which was very numerously attended by residents and visitors, especially from Christchurch, proved a decided monetary and social success, and consisted of liberal refreshments, vocal and instrumental music, readings, &c. The amusements put the visitors in a numor well suited to aiding the object in view by the gift auction conducted under the hammer of Mr C. F. Barker. Cordial thanks were given to Mr Wason with congratulations upon the success of his efforts for the church and the amusement of tne the people. Co-opbbation at Kowai Pass.—A meeting called by advertisement and attended by about thirty of the residents, was held in the schoolroom on Thursday evening last, to discuss the benefits to be derived from co-oper-ation. In an account of the meeting, which we are compelled to curtail, a correspondent says:—" Captain Parker, who was in the chair, after describing his own experience of co-operative stores in London, called upon Mr James Hamilton to give a detailed account of the system. Mr Hamilton thereupon proceeded to explain the great benefit to be derived by shareholders, who would receive 10 per cent, on their shares and a remission of the same amount on their purchases. The business would be solely a cash one, and shareholders could demand the books from the manager at any moment to look tlirough them if they wished; and anyone not satisfied with the quality of the goods supplied could (to use the speaker's words) chuck them down and tell the storekeeper if he could not supply them with better goods than these they would get someone else that would. After dilating at some length upon the advantages to be gained by the co-operative and cash system he men- j tioned an instance which had come under his notice of the evils attendant on the credit system, describing his personal acquaintance with a man in Christehureh who was receiving from £4 to £4 10s per week and yet could not keep out of the Bankruptcy Court, a thing which would have been impossible had he belonged to a Co-operative Society and been obliged to pay cash for his goods. After stating tbat he should be happy to answer any questions, and none being asked, he concluded by requesting the G*hairman to hand round the list to anyone who wished to put his name down as a shareholder. Those present appeared to be very dull, and he could see one or two who were good singers, he suggested that, by way of enlivening tbe proceedings, they should have a song. This waa received with applause by the meeting and with a request that the proposer should forthwith commence. The request, however, was not complied with, and the meeting was brought to a close after a few names had been obtained. The Chairman, in answer to a question, stated that Mr Benham had proffered a piece of land on which the store could be built, and had also offered to cart the timber for the building free of charge."
Frost Bitten. —A young man named Wrigley, who had lately been employed at Lindsay's boot and shoe factory, Wellington, was on the night of Friday, the 29th ult., brought to the Tenui Hotel barefooted, and in an almost insensible condition, .his feet being severely cut, and several of his toes frost-bitten. He left the Taucru on foot on the previous Tuesday morning, with the intention to proceed along the coast to Wainui, when he lost his way in the Mungapakea swamp, where he wandered about until Friday morning, when he was found by two young men named Pickett in the condition described. It is likely he will lose several of his toes, and probably his left foot.
Mb Tho_-A_ BcasKtr..—ln noticing the departure of Mr Thomas Russell by tho San Francisco mail steamer, tho Auckland " Herald" says :—Mr Russell's stay in E__. land will be somewhat prolonged but ■_ believe, a few year, will witness his' return to New Zealand aa a permanent settlor in Annland. Uc **
Sir Gboboe Gbev.—Sir Geo rgo Gre abandoned his intention of visiting th« Thames and addressing his constituents before proceeding to Wellington, and afc his request Councillor Dr. Kilgour wont to tho Kawau to talk over the requirements of the field, in view of the early sitting of tho Assembly.
Masonic.—A very interesting event in the higher orders of the Masonic fraternity took place recently at the Masonic Hall, Auckland when a new chapter, in the Prince Rose Croix degree, under tho Grand Orient of Egypt was inaugurated. Bro. M. Nieeol, w!m.P.M. presided. Fifteen candidates were obligated* aud received tho secrets of the high degree. '
New Zealand Obanoes.—Tho Auckland " Herald" has a notice of what is described as a magnificent sample of New Zealand grown oranges. There were no fewer than twentyone oranges, fully crown, and quite ripe, upon one small branch. They were grown by _J r Warran, of Onehunga, not from the pip, but from layers. The tree is about eight yean old, and lias been bearing for four years. There are now upwards of one thousand oranges on this single tree.
Survey Office Appointments. —_*|j 0 following appointment, in the SurveyorGeneral's department, in Canterbury, are gazetted : —Joseph Sandell Welsh, assistant surveyor, Ist April; Thomas BortHwiek McNeil, assistant surveyor, 12th April; Noel Cuthbert Brodrick, assistant surveyor, 9th May; M alcolm McNicol, assistant surveyor Ist Juno; Walter Eitson, inspector of surveys, Ist May. Mr A. Munro, well known in the Wairarapa district as an engineer in con. nection with public works there, has been appointed engineer to the Inangaliua County Council.
Mb H. B. Stbbndalk.—By the ___a steamer City of New York, Mr H. B. Stern, dale was a passenger from Auckland for San Francisco. It is understood, sayl "the " Herald " that be took tins step by!&_ advice of bis legal adviser, the Attorney. General, and that the case of Storndalay. Henderson and Mjacfarlane is not likely to come on for hearing during the present session of the Circuit Court. Mr Sterndale's present visit to England is understood to be in connection with his claim to the ownership of the island of Suwarrow. ■ i
The Late Suicide at recent telegram reported the suicide of _'___ Brown, who had hanged himself by ha handkerchief from a rail fence on the Porirua road, near Wellington. From particulars fiveu in the " Argus" it appears that the eceased, Mr Carey Thomas Brown, was fir some time well known in that city as engineer on the Hutt railway line. He was afterw_i__ employed by the Government in Mr Clftytoo/s department and in the Public Works Office, at a salary of £400 per annum. Owing, however, to certain ohanges being made in the department, he was reduced to £200, <___ this caused him to resign. He had for.soqp time past been residing at Porirua. No c__f» can as yet be assigned for his rash act. Ho was seen at Porirua, and was not under tho influence of liquor, and appeared to bo all right. Deceased was about £0 years of age, and leaves n wife and famil/ behind hini. ~ New Rush at Tbbemakau. —On Tuesday week a rush took place to the north side of the Teremakau. About fifty miners crossed the punt early in the morning. It is reported, says the local "Times," that a claim which has been ■ bottomed gave a prospect of 2dwts to the dish, and has six feet of washdirt; The report further states that a share in tho claim was purchased for £30. . In a A subsequent number, however, the same paper says :— A visit to the claim, near the Austrians', wliich has caused the latest rush across the river, gives the impression that there is nothing to justify any excitement, A munber of sninara went across to see for themselves what reliance, would be placed upon the riimors afloat." Before noon they.saw four dishes washed. Of these two did not show tho color, one did show the color, and a fourth had about a grain of gold. The shaft vna formerly abandoned. The blue reef dow not seem to have been quite reached. , Timabu District Coubt.—ln the cam between the Union Bank of Australia and George Cliff and J. S. Derby, now bein_ heard in this Court, the declaration states that the defendants on the 14th of March last past, and at divers others times, broke and entered certain land being lot 20, a_d broke and entered the banking-house and premises, and then and there made a great noise and disturbance for a long time, and in a forcible manner and with a strong hand forced, broke, and pushed open doors and windows, and beat, bruised, wounded, and illtreated the agents and servants of tho company, and pushed and drugged thorn ont of the said banking-house, and kept them out of the occupation and enjoyment thereof for » long time, to wit four days, whereby flu* plaintiff suffered damage to the extent of £200. There were two other counts for the
same amount. For the defence there is a long list of pleas. The counsel engaged were Mr Harper of Christcburch, with him Mr C, Perry, for the plaintiff, and Mr Whittf-for the defendants.
New Zealand Institute. —Tho ninth volume of the Transitions of the New Zealand Institute has just been published. Among other papers it contains three byProfessor Yon Haast on the Cejtacea. In - review of the work, the " New Z&&l__<_ Times " says :—"The volume under notice &» larger titan any of its predecessors, and would have been still bulkier had the pwceedings of the various societies and all the* papers been printed. It consists of 700 pages, comprising ninety-four papers, the meteorological reports for the year, and » list of members. Of the seven societies, Auckland contains the greatest number, then Otago and Wellington; but tho greatest intellectual activity is displayed by Wellington, The Hawke's Bay, Nelson, and Westland societies have not between then contributed a single paper; apparently they exist only in name. The volume is a creditable production, its contents varied, the amount of information conveyed enormous, and much of it extremely valuable." Public Meeting- a_* Timabu.—lt is computed that there were about 800 persons present at a public meeting held in Timaru _o_r Monday evening. Its object was to consider! certainnecessary alterations in the local Ha*"" bour Board Act, and other matters of importance to the district, and the resolatioJipassed were certainly varied enough. Th* first, moved by Mr Turnbull, and seconded by Mr Bruce, was:—"That in tbe dpittW** ll of this meeting it is desirable to *"*•* clauses 3, 4, and sof tho Timaru Harbour Board Act, 1876, and would recommend the* following constitution of the Board ; That w«* Board consist of ten members,, viz.—Twomembers nominated by the Governor, the Major of the Borough, the Chairmen of tlie Waimate* and Geroldine County Councils/the GollectflT of Customs of the Port, and four members to be elected by the burgesses of the-Borough,«« the same manner and respect as the cillors of the Borough are from time to (pw | elected. And that clause 28 be repealed, «t« the control of the expenditure on b&rborvrort* he placed entirely in the hands of the Ha-W"; Board, subject to the control of the Governor. Mr Sutter, seconded by Mr Jackson, mo*«« the next resolution—"That the *-^ Term S be requested at once to take steps to extc** the railway terminua at Timaru, by jonnMg the Harbor Board in building a concrete pe* or abutment, so as to reclaim sufficient !_>» for railway purposes, and also form the <*"**' mencement of liarbor works, thus «"7«*| expensive excavations and also the p*"* l **** of private lands at a high price." Mr Wakefield moved—"That the Government be*w«» to provide in their promised Education JJiu ». Board for South Canterbury. But thurmeeting would prefer to see a Minister of -K««f"*" tion, with extended powers to the commitm, and the endowments in the Canterbury n»tricts kept entirely for the purpose for wnu* they were reseired, and the revenues dernr«* from this source to be divided pro rov* amongst the schools, on the daily aTerages*tendance in tbe district." All the mo_«B» were carried, and a deputationwas sopon*** to lay them before the Hon. Mr Stafiord.
ijhb FiGHTrjTO FtntOßK.—As irKlicative of the highly tivilised condition of the Kumar* -jnununity, the local journal of Monday ttTB: —It is rumoured that as many as three -jja; fights were to have taken place early yesterday morning, but in consequence of the Jofic., or for some other reason, the "events " gy not " come off." . Jj.C_.rßE Fees.—During the last few days Mr Patten, Collector of Customs, Hokitika ia. paid into tho Bank over £1000 received w hcenses in the borough, and a larger SB-ant for county licenses, which funds go to tiacred-t of the Borough and County Councils respectively. The sums paid in by Mr Patten for the latter Council does not include the tirec receipts at the Kumara Licensing Court ffcrpublicans' licenses in that district, so that Chairman's estimate of receipts from this source of revenue, namely, £2500 ,jer annum, will, says the "Times," be about Ceizo DESESTIoy.—It has already been reported by telegraph that, in the case against the three women who were charged with abandoning the child found about a week ago in the porch of St. Joseph's Church, Dunedin, the accused were dismissed. Mr Joyce, who appeared for the defence, made an earnest aoElelouuent appeal on behalf of the accused. Allusion was made to the efforts made to get the child placed in the Industrial School or Benevolent Asvliun, and it was submitted that only when these efforts had failed, and the mother was unable to support it longer, did --.lie resort- to what she, as a Roman Catholic, the next best expedient. It was jaajntained that so far from endangering the csi__*s life, as the prosecution contended, erery care was taken to place it where it would jeeeiv- protection. The Bench differed, Mr ;___ott being in favor of a committal, and __p__n Baldwin holding the opinion that a g___cie_t case had not been made out. Under the <_rcu_astances the information was dismased without prejudice. Jakes O'Shea's Bankbuptcy. —At a recent meeting of the Wellington creditora of ||x James O'Shea, according to a report in the "Tunes," a statement was read by Mr W. i H. Quick in reference to certain transactions between debtor and the Bank of New Zealand jndMr Schultze. Practically the statement to this—that sometime ago—in 1876 —the Bank and Mr Schultze had obtained possession of certain goods belonging to debtor Jjjdbad refused to hand them over without getting a hen upon them in the shape of fon_ed certificate-. In course of time and bpfiiiess these goods were exchanged for othen, but the nature of the lien remained reinained unchanged. Nothing had been discovered to show any improper proceedings. 35&te ijext matter brought under notice was QlMalley's contract. It appeared that debtor _ad;hecome a co-guarantor for the due fulfiljneDt of O'Malley'B reclamation contract, on __c itirms that he should receive one-eighth per eejtt.on the relamation. The total sum of the "contract was. £57,000, of which some ,£BO,OOO had been paid, leaving a balance to come of £27,000. The question for the creditors mis, would they take over O'Shea's liability •and prospect ol profit or loss in the transactioa. A good deal was said to show that the safcnla-ion, not to put the matter too broadly, might be a better one, and Mr O'Malley made abatement which confirmed this view of the matter. However, in answer to a question of what should be done, one gentleman said he knew someone who would take over the responsibility. The enquiring creditor remarked that matters could not be very bad if a gentleman was already prepared to assume the responsibility, and he tjffiaul move that the venture be offered to public tender. Subsequently a resolution was carried to the effect that the trustee be empowered to transfer the liability to any person who would take it on terms laid down
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