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NEWS OF THE DAY.

BOASD of EDT/OAinoir. —An ordinary b< aaanog of the North Canterbury Board of pi - gjget&n was held yesterday afternoon. A jgwrt of the business transacted will be d fcoidia another column. m to the effect whioh Oj ha recent efforts have had on Mra Hampson's O dfjjsal poweTs, it is feared that her evan- a -" at Ashburton will have to « fajatwed for three or four weeks. PJ Witunn; ExxoxoßAia. — Mr Alfred *j gjmJfii delivered an electoral address at " SimMoh on Wednesday evening, and re- " «md a hearty vote of thanks and confidence. j* ft* ehsir was occupied by Mr Joseph Lloyd. " Luunorz.— John Kettenburgh, who has ™ less taught by the police for the past few n to* oa a charge of larceny, and who was £' «r»Udin Timarn, was brought to the Police J* Booth* hit night's train. He will appear ■ at Ss Resident Magistrate's Court this mora- j" few to answer the oharge. " Obed Dsowsma —A sad case of child ™ drowning occurred at Opawa yesterday. n ' A little ehili of Mr Chapman's fell into a ™ .. sink, and, when found, life was extinct. Dr. " gafefek was sent for, but too late to render F sßyaanstaiiee. An inquest will he held in j" &s worse. v! litmijaa Habbos Boabd.—Messrs All- *J Wright, Cunningham, and the Hon. Edward " StWardion were the only members present at » the Barber Board meeting yesterday, whioh ° lapsed for want of a quorum. A " .SBSciataMeting takes place on Monday next. * Ckubsceuboe East Sohool.—A very ™ interesting exhibition will be on view in the ° £at Christehurch schoolroom, Gloucester stait, from noon till three o'clock to-day, m esasiting of models of ships, violins, houses, lan osgss, a set of artificial teeth (mounted), B Itsfied turds, water color and other drawings, m asps, crewel work, wool work, needle work, A Sower work, &&, produced by the scholars at w the sohool as a contribution to the bays w mured by tin Board of Education for thej «« akplay of sohoolchildren's work at thi g forthcoming Exhibition in Hagley Park! | Bcbol&M, and also their parents and f riendag f and all interested, will be admitted gratis, m ■ < liojjmt at LHTTHPraxD.—An inquest was* « &£ on Tuesday, before M. Morris, Esq.J p leawfcwfsnda jury of whom Mr Harrill wag f] forensn, femohing the death of Ellen BW c Smith, righUsn years of age, who had die* » saddsnry wh3» in domestic service at M* f 'MoonVfsnVOray'e road. Evidence wal .j given that after a hearty meal on Monday| i fi» dteested was seised with sickness sixWi vomituDg. The medical testimony showeewj that death resulted from a rupture of one orayf the vsntrieles of the heart, whioh was A verdict of" Died from natural causes " *>^t Fsozn Meat Coupaks.-The directors of| h "tts Frosen Meat Company intend losing n» i tms in nuking arrangements for vessels tig ( any their next season's meat and produce to- j London. They have already placed them*; j communication with Che varioui companies trading to they y aiking for offers of vessels fitted with re-i , frifeators. It is estimated the oompany wii| '| reqniw from five to eight vessels fitted like i the Mataura to lead bet ween November next '"i «d June, 1883. Special effort is being madf a to secure a steamer to carry a large s, and to load when meat is cheapest, at tbe enof >] of summer. The rite for the company'««; works has not been decided upon yet. Wtc< ehjerre by advertisement the secretary is openK] to reserve offers from land owners up tOK, Satarday, 15th April Jjß? FraaDLT Socanra' Dibpbhsabt. — Am: seating of the delegates elected by th» various friendly societies for the purpose oraj etablahing a dispensary on the eo-operativf y panciple was held on Wednesday eveninl ? last. The mejority of the delegates wafl '' present. Mr S. D. Nathan wan voted to the *'■ «hsir. The balance of the draft rules were v esßsidered, and with some slight amendment* ' »W finally adopted. Ie was reselred thai the •seretiry should get a~ supply of proof, i «e««s of the rules printed for the use of thl ««§», courts, tents, interested, ana will hare an opportunity on Wnaji them nrior to their registrations y'?wa resolved that a sub committee bef) 2 B i?*i ce * aqi * til >g of Messrs W- R SamuelflS Lezard, Sexton, Buckley, and® wUKsed, for the purpose of consideringl for the flsating of tbe initi-E totioa, and to report at a general meeting tog *haMonti» 19th April. f - OCRanv—A number of the leading resi I ««& of tbe Oxford distinct met at the Odd-1 West Oxford, on Wednesday J ««»on, to hid Mr Grange Cooper, sen., of I |««>h«atti farm, «Good-bye." Mr D.| "•dtten ocenpied the chair, and referred at.] "v?* length to the good work done by Mr j vooper during his fifteen yeara' residence in J both aa a member of the Roadl Beard, and in other public matters. At the| &*w time he expressed regret at losing so| I™ a neighbor. The Rev. John SheldonJ on behalf of a number of friends, presented! M* Cooper with a very handsomely boucd^ *** ,w Book, referring at the same time toj to* good example shown by Mr Cooper iii church weak by precept and example; also^ to toe great assistance he and his family had* *®f**w to the choir. Mr and Mrs Oooper'gJ nasJHi was then drunk in champagne, and thsj tornnnated by wishing them DOttS MK f-0.03 , M M.U—The quarterly meeting of 4 Volunteer Lodge waa held in theit Wgeroom, Monteeal street South, on Wedf «*»y evening. There was a large attendance! •* msmberi and visiting brethren, and foug ?* w J3 Kn h«s were initiated and three pro| P°fs*.' There was a large amount of »«aj transacted in connection with the open-j 2*j*s.FW new hall to Colombo street Southf «w*also reiolred to take part in the pr<H S^J*«penin f the Exhibition. Owing toj bourthe election of hall heM over to next lodge night. ; congratulated Ihe lodge on| sovfiae a building ;for the use and the important position they "■*«*» members, who now SBSL o *^*hundred. Thelodge was

Wcth DBaKBMOw.-John Morgan, ktetoS a resident of Tai Tapu, was brought m Ohristchnrch from Timaru last night, » n be was arrested for the above offence. /g| Cmckkt:—A cricket match wiH <be this afternodn in Hagley Park eleven selected from the Wubamson Op**] Company and a team composed of mQ $H' Wickets to be pitohed at half-past one o '«°ffc| The Opera Company will be X6 P"^. t *° the following players s—Messra J. O. WSjg liamson, G. Verdi, H. Vernon, G. O. Bobson, 3. W. Forde, W.Ford, W. Beig| mont, W. Dsvereux, J. E. Moore, -and Bg| D'Elmaine. Emergencies—Messrs Solinf»| broke and Lindsey. The bechoseft from the following :-Mesars Hobday, WuN mer, Strange, Hulbert, H. Garland, J. ttas land, Hill, J- Mann, Messenger, ?*«»«« Wright, Partridge, F. Pavitt, Cohen, Dtmbaii and Judge. ■ " _^x AsnuamY Bawd.—The last projnenad* concert of the series tffsnby tins band toofe plaoe last evening, in the DnU Shed when a programme of ten numbers was saWE mitted. Tbe members of the S batterm mustered in force, and a good attendance o* the general publio and also of several membew of the Austrian band, testified to the growirfe appreciation bestowed on these really excelled performers. Perhaps the best item of tS| evening was a pot ponrri of melodies selects from the best composers, in wbioh the wefl ; known am, "The Last Rose of Bummer| j "Annie Laurie," " The Bsy of BiscayJjj ; " Bale Britannia," and aeveral others equally ' good were most artistically blended, thj j execution of whioh called forth, a well merits! burst of applause. The other numbers wen * also most favorably received, and a moif enjoyable concert was appropriately terp minated by tbe National Anthem. Contt sidering how recently they have been* organised, its renderings have been moan creditable alike to the conductor and mem» bers of this popular band. jlj Thbatbb Botax. —This place of amuse* ment was again well filled last evening am the occasion of the seoond production qm "Patience," by Williamson's Opera Corns pany. The piece went even more smoothUg than on the previous evening, and the musiol like most of Sullivan's, seemed to improvS upon acquaintance. The audience ahowed 3! keen appreciation of the many beauties of the! opera, and testified their approval by loudl and frequent applause. Among the encoresj which were demanded and responded to were! the following:—Tbe duet between Signor Verdi and Miss Bees, "Prithee, pretty maiden "; the sestette, "Ihear the soft note";; the song by Signor Verdi about a magnet and; a silver churn, the exceedingly comical duet between Mr Vernon and Miss Navaro, "Sogo to him and say to him," whioh had to be£! repeated no fewer than three times; and th«jj duet between Mr Vernon and Signor Verdi „ " When I go out of door," wbioh was againj productive of much amusement on the parti of the audience. "Patience" will of course be repeated this evening, and we can eafelyj predict for it a long and successful run. t Thb Thbatbb Aox Dbof.—The new acta drop of the Theatre has arrived per s.s. Roto-j! mahana, and will be displayed to the public on Monday next. By the courtesy of Mr 0. Williamson however we ere enabled to givej a brief description of it. The drop is from the pencil of Mr Gordon, the most aeoomj pliahed artist in the southern hemisphere, and] the subject chosen is Windsor Castle viewed! from the Thames, with Windsor old town inj the background. It is quite refreshing to find an artist quilting the conventional Italian; landscape, with the inevitable donkey, padre) and group of peasants, and in the work underij notice Mr Gordon has imparted to the pictures quite a delicious feeling of coolness bjjj the artistic way in which he ha« treated the water. Old Father Thames] occupies the foreground, with the massive] towers of the castle rising behind, purpled! with the flush of sunset. On the left; hand is the town of Windsor. A fishing and pleasure boat on trie river, and a few swans, impart variety to the scene. The picture itself, whioh is oval in shape, is enclosed with white satin drapery, with a heavy bullion fringe, relieved here and there by* bouquets of flowers, beautifully painted. Outside of this, again, and on what may be called the edge of tbe pioture, is a heavy drapery of old gold, presenting a splendid foil to the lucidity and lightness of the oentre pioture. The drop as a work of art is well worthy of the high reputation of Mr Gordon, and no doubt the patrons of the theatre will hail with pleasure the change from tbe dingy red cur•tain whioh for so long has done duty. Onnyntiows' Ham..—ln the Oddfellows', Hall in Lichfield street, to-night, an entertain,ment will be given in aid of the funds of the St. Andrew's Juvenile Band, which is in connection with St. Andrew's Church. Miss Ada Taylor will take part in the performance, whioh should

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XXXVII, Issue 5171, 31 March 1882

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