NEWS OF THE DAY.
I LAM 3oad Bbidub. —This bridge will be closed for repairs after to-morrow. . ~ , % \ AGBICrtTtTHAI, AND PASTOBAt ASSOCIiIXioif.—A. meeting of the committee will 03 held at the association's oflisea to-morrow, at 2.30 p.m. Mbbivalb Football Cvcb. —The annual general meeting of the above club will be held at the Caritoa Hotel this evening, at eight o'clock. City OotrKClt.—The ordinary meeting or the City Council will be held this evening, when Cr. Ick'e motion for altering the hour of meeting from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m., will come on for discussion. " . / ".. Q-AMBtiKiJ ox the RACKeoTra3E;—James Byan and Peter Pasche were arrested yesterday on the racecourse for playicß illegal (tames, and will be brought up at the Resident Ma<*ietrate's Court this morning. CASTBEUmBT RIFIE AefOCIATIOX.— & meeting of members, of the Council oftne Association will be held at Radcliffe's Hotel to-morrow evening at balf-paat eight. A full attendance is requested. Bβ. Somkbtiilb. —At tl|D meeting held by Dr. Sofflerville in St. Paul's Chnrah last night over a thousand persons arid several ministers were present to hear him- ; Another addresf for men only will be delivered by him in the sane church, thie eveniDg. , . • ■ Zbalandia Chhisty Minstrem. — The abore amateur miastrele will give an entertainment at the Oddfellows' Hall on Thursday, May 9th. The proceeds will be given in aid of the recreation fund of the Sunnyaide Asylum, , '..■*' Eangiqba RAliwAy YABJp.—Our correspondent writes :—Whoever wbitfd undertake to pick the bounders ; off -this yard round the passenger station would confer a boon., on travellers generally, not to , mention particularly those troubled with tender feet. The yard is a veritable shingle bed .of- the worst kind for walking over, and the traffic'over, it eince the shingle ,wae spread has sot sufficed to improve matters. SpobtinCt.—Owners are reminded Uiat the nominations for the Champagne Stakee of 1879 must be made .with the secretary of the C.J.O. on or before eight o'clock this evening, j •Attention ie also called to the faot that nominations for the Dunedin lieger of 1880 j most be made either with the secretary of the i D J.C. or the secretary of the 0.3,0. on or before 8 p.m. on Mny 27th. ''■''.'" -. ■'- ' i SpprosED, Poisoning ox RACehobsks^ —' Mr T. Gilligan, who is at present on a visitj to Canterbury, informs us that he a' f elegoun l»»b evening apprising him of "the death of the two well-known horses Uakapo and O aida; 7 The cause of death ;ia presumed, to be poison. Thelqespf these twb'thorough-1 -bredewill be heard of with regret by ; men in all parts of the colony.v Bpraeiurtfjer j partionlars will be found in j Oaxtbblbubs , Dog- ■ iliow of; dogs, respecting which a good! ?deal h»3 been \ heard doling the past will take place at Tattereall'e to-day. "Thfcre are nearly ; 300 entries, comprising all olasses of dogs, and it ie. likely that the affair will be a great success.' The .show will be open "at noon, by which, hour the judges lhay be Expected, to have concluded their labors, or at any rate ithe, greater part of them. ... •■ •.--■•. ..■-,■:■■[•; - t i Railway Dbxbntioit.—On llondtgr morn-' ing, when fc&e south train arrived at Rollaeton, the engine "Washington"; . proceeded to " take off " several trucks from the traia, and in dovau, so,' owing , •to some' defect in the "pointe " the. engine "got oft" the raifo. After about half an hour .had appnt in; endeavoring to get the, ejigine. (Sn, Mi* rails, one of the oraali enginea used on the Ttfalvern branpli lin#'.W£s-attached'jtojiio; and : brought it to "South lUkaia. Here it was met , by, an engine whioh Jwd beep tekgraphed,, fori to which was' & the, train fwrifcne 1 remainder "of :fte) jbnrzfey South. Owing to this'muba^ the-train in question: was some forty miiriitee'Behind its time on! arrivaV at Aehburton., , , -, , 1 ~... SAJC.KSI OF TnOBOtrenBBED S+OCKj-^TwO vffflTfeimporfant sales' wiK afc ' Mr I?. W, Miljett'e repository, f ormerlykndwn, Mr, C. 4 F. Barker will ■ hold the iret sale, thestofik wliiclt.hejhaj to dispose of inclnding araongat a host of other thoroughbred and racing stock, Templeton, Titania, Bide-a-Wee, Standard Bearer, &3., &c. Mr Tabart, in conjunction with Mfssrs J. T. Ford and Co., will next offer the Middle Park youngsters. Intending buyers at theee! gales will find every variety of horse that they, may require from, the veteran winner of; numerous races to the untried yearling. Ori Thursday Mr Ncsworthy's etud will, bei offered at the homestead, Eiccarton, where "Messrs J. T. Jord and Co. will act a&auctioneers. Amongst the stock to be ■offered on this occasion are the three • well known stallions Albany, Korari, end Traitor,?'end amongst .the jbrqod maree Wβ; Mermaid, the dam of Lurline, tha Aura of Natator, Malice, Aurifej;a (imported), Tell Tale, a!nd No In the young stock will ,b«e found Nmaifl, a sister of liurlfce, Wate'rsprite, own to Natator,' Fictibn, the Traducer—Deception' colt, arid the* well Jkaown mare Fallacy. : .' ~/.., -. Fatal AociDK«T.-|-A,sad accident becttrred about five o'cijet. yesterday afternoon. on the Biccarton road, wnich resulted in the death of Mathew Kinsman, who had .been employed as warder' at the "Asylum. Tlie accident took .place, on die road railway crossing on thfi north line, and the first lane on the south side after paising tJie nnlway g«teS. . The ; deceased with enottier warder had driven up the lane in the asylum ;
~csrfr. -Baring armed at the J&ftiri *e«d-h*gofc out and Btood <»ni4he footpath. A fourwfteel*d~ trap was blocking ap a portkm-of the road Dal wood, who was retmftm£from'fcl&"w6es:'Trith his fourhone 'busj hearfly laden with 'passenger*, in trying to avotdttiia. trap" drove near the footway where deceased wee eta ding. A swingle tree of the leading hones caught Kinsman and threw him down. Dal rood tried harfi to check the horses, hut before he could pull-up the wheels passed over the man's cheat. The unfortunate mm was unconscious when picked tip and was placed in the ctfsoh, where he was eeen by Dr. Powell, who happened to be passing. He was brought* to the hospital, and was seen by Dr. ZvtdwOl, who pronouneea him dead. Deceased was a single man.- >An inquest will be held on Thursday next. , Stobxh KowAi School Costmhtkh.—A meeting of this committee was held at the old jehool on the gOthinelant. JPresent— Messrs 6i*eig (dmiraoan), i>o. Higgins, B. BriitoK, D. Eoberteoiv and. J. Stanton. Letters were read from several applicant! for ' thepotition -of master to the old «eoool. It. was respired Eobert MeOandless be appointtd to the racant office, subject to the approral of the Board. 'After sonit "Unimportant matters had been dealt withf Mr ■ Oreig Tsc'ited the_ Aair, and left the.-room, Mr Boberteon- being- requested to officiate in ; his st«ad. • Spyeral letters were , read from' 'candidate* for tbe poets. of pnpil "teacher and eewing mietisse, oad. H. Greig was appointed to the oneaod Mrs-Holmes to the other, pending the decision of tie Board respecting tho appointmeut of' assistant miik|«i. \lt was iwolred that the cbairmaushtMeeiDlj- to the Board for the appointmentTbT fo &«gutact mistress to the Amberier school, afrenggeeted lha letter from -the tnaeteT.'-StTenl 'other aicror matters were 08, aud the com» ojitlee then adjourned.
St. Michakl"s Chobal Society.—The rehear salt of this society will until Wefceedsy, May 22nd. , jfoslH OABiBBBinttY McETraG. — The,' settling on tbeee races will take place at Eoberts'a Club hotel on Sat urday. ; lio&e is Eaii.wayCabbia.gss.—lt would be well if the railway authorities were more strict in preTcntirig doge travelling in passenger carriage*. Thbatbb EoYAi.—The bOl of the preceding evening was repeated last night at the theatre. - Thb Axrrvxs S3ttiikg. CJ'.O. have fixed this evening at five o'clock for the settlement. The hou. treasurer will be in attendance at Badcliffe's Hotel at fire o'clock sharp, atd owners are requested to be T)V ■ . ~. ~.. -. v~,-.-...,. . .. - ... ..„ 1 Fovy~D Dbotvned. —An inquest will be held at'the hospital today at 2 p.m.on the 'body ofthe ; inan-who was found drowned in jncax Jiteadow Bsnk^fairo.. The d.c- 1 ceased has not yet been identified, but from a pawn ticket found in his pocket it is supposed that his natne is 4Jlbrey. eveningabout thirty of the friends $f..t0l B<§y. L. Lohr, late pastor of the German Church, presented him with a purse of £70 and a gold pancil case. At the same time the ladies of the Church presented Mrs Lohr with -a- erlver-mounted emu's egg. . Sir JLohr leavts Canterbury on Thiireday by the ship Ellora. " • , Kaiapoi Pabisu CutßCH.—On JSunday last Mr Bisphan, who holds ,deaoon'e order*, and has been engaged in .mission work at Barbadoeß, officiated iv this Church. After the evening service, he stated, that on Tuesday, at 7 p.m., he should be glad to meet the parishioners in the schoolroom, in teference to his taking charge of the cure for three , month?, at the request of the Bishop. He expected shortly to be admitted to full oraere. As the curacy has been vacant for several months, some steps will probably be taken thie Easter to obtain the permanent s3rvices of a clergyman. , . Vaxbbicioby Sbktioh.—Afarewell servioe, previous to the Primate's departure for England, was held at St. Michael's last evening. The service, which was full choral,-was conducted by the Bew B. Gh Penny, incumbent, assisted by the Dean of Christchurch and Archdeacon Dudley. The anthem was taken from the 121 st psalm, " I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills." A very impreeeive sermon woa preached by Archdeacon Harper, who took for;hie text 2 .Thee., 2,15. There were present twentyithree clergymen and fifty choristers, and the Ohurch was; crowded throughout. At the close of 'the service the Biehop pronounced the benediction. Cbickkt. —On Easter Monday a match between' elevens of the Ashley 0.0. and Normal School GC. was played in Mr Dixon's paddock, Ashley. The first innings respited in a tie of 32. -In-the-second innings Ashley got 152, and the ifornial. School side scored 77. A" match was played on Easter Monday at Woodend, between the Woodend and Waikulu District schools in a paddock of Mr Pateman'e, who also puppiied the youngsters with refreshments. Woodend in the first innings made 60, Waikuku scoring 57. Thb local team then made 45, leaving the visitors to get 39 to wib. This they Bucceeded in doing with 6ne wicket only to spare. * Nbw Stobbs at Rakoioba.—Mr W. A. Burt's new stores, near hie siding , iur the Oxfpisd-Bangidra are now competed, and are,fitted np : in auch.a way -that the storage of some thousands b£ bnshela can he completed dn a short spaoe of time. Connected .with the, store is a chaff .cutting the chaff being filled into the sacks by machinery—and an improved oorn- crusher, as well as otTteP machinery for kibbling beans. When the steam-engine ia not employed, in raising sackjTor Working the machines alluded to; it is ' ' in driving a circular saw for cutting timher. The store and ite appliances ara throughout the jnost complete or any in the northern district. -, ....',
. sAcoiDßNts. —On Tuesday momiDg Mesers solicitor, and Bilton, of Tiniacu, were thrown out of a two-wheel vehicle fn turning into Gloucester street, near the Government buildings. Dγ Symes was sent end found one ojE itr- : anolee dislocated. The didacatioii 'il Vucceeefully.. reduced. . The other occupants, of the vehicle escaped with bruiseeii-On Monday evening Mr .Scott, of the Cust, returning from the' races with a four-ho'ree 2 - Atneriean waggon, lost control over Jiis horses iftarthe Union. Bank ■ ilingiora, and an' Vupset' occurred. He was taken up severely!/shaken, arid' his groom,'named Day is, wjas ,sh,9 Jiurt. ./.The hortes were captured., same distance along the road, near Mrliuxtqn'e. •r; ,7 ;: ;■/ ••? ; : " j i-,. : : B*NGiOBA.;,-MuajoAi. rh JiiSTiyAi.—Mr"C. Merton, with whose name fhe tan*icalitStiral which has been held on Easter Monday during the Inst four; years, is connected, established ft for : the purpose-of raiflingj"th'e i ■strm-0f,£106 towards an organ ftnnl fot'Sf.: .John's parish church. The three previously lield , 'hav,epr6'dflLced. about £9Q, ,and the* one on Monday evening is expectpd to have added | nearly j£3o additional to the fund. The expenses this i year, however, have been , some what greater than uaual. The attendance was very good. The feetiral was held in the Institute, the hall at which has been- greatly improved for BoutkL ■ T.heo*at6riosJfroni' which selection* were givira weTe t*e , "Qreaticto," ai»d M Sams6n."/ to the noiiarrival'bf one or twd of the ;prihci*pal pefformera tl^e.,'. seleotidheV "we're somewhat shortened. "But thou, didet not leave," sung by Mi|3 Ness, w|iee*scdllentTy rendered. The solds "of Sir'KnWc given with good effect. Mr Jones' assistance Was very noticeable, and singing was very goodj&pecially.wneh it is bojrne in mind thathe. took np some of :7 hie*'eoloe-Sn the spur of the? htiif having been pnt down to Mr; Carder. "Aiigela £ver"hrig]b.t and fair," was givenih a very teiling^mandeflry^Mfes 1 Allen, who received .great applause. , instrumental pbVtfohe, all of. which'were* good, the nOyertnrej to; " Saffisqn" was especially credit.able for. th#, beauty otite harmony aud.cbrrect rrendedng. ; The chorugee were ,ea«li and ell ! eSective. The band included fiH the best musicians from the city and. Mr- SeaxelljiwJio presided at the grand piano. Mrc-Merton conducted with that cere which has already brought him honors as a leader aud musical gentleman of great taste. Uβ musical feei ''- tival terminated'in time for the late train.
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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XXIX, Issue 3977, 24 April 1878
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