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The Press. FRIDAY, MARCH 30. 1883.


Held Ovke.—ln consequence of pressure on our space, our leading article and several letters are held over.

Legal.—His Honor Mr Justice Johnston will sit in Chambers at 11 a.m. to-day.

Cabbiagb of Gbatn.—During the six days ending 28th March, there were 108,684 sacks grain brought in by the railway from country stations. On the 28th inst., 23,838 sacks were carried.

Kaiapoi Bobottgh School. —MissPaßhby, who has had charge of the infant "department of the above school, has resigned, as the is leaving the scholastic profession.

Sunnyside Asylum.—The annual treat to the inmates of Sunnyside Asylum will take place on the grounds to-day at noon. A number of games, &c, have been arranged for, and no doubt a pleasant day will be spent.

Wbatheb Exchange. — New Zealand, yesterday—General fall in the barometer all over, but most in the S.E. Winds moderate and westerly. Australia—High pressure over Eastern Australia and Tasmania, and fine with westerly winds. Barometer —Eussell, 30.1; Wellington, 300 ; Bluff, 30.0 ; Hobart, 30.2 ; Sydney, 30.3.

Kaiapoi Begatta.—An adjourned meeting of the committee of this regatta was to have been held on Wednesday evening, but for want of a quorum lapsed. A proposition has been made to get up a series of boat races on the Queen's birthday, and then row off the races anent which protests were lodged at the regatta. Theatbjb Boyal.—Darbyshire and Stanley's Juvenile Opera Company have migrated from the Gaiety to the Theatre Eoyal, and last night they repeated "Pinafore "to a good house. The same bill will be given to-night, and to-morrow there will be a matinee performance.

Lectttbb.—The Key. J. J. Westvrood delivered a most interesting and instructive lecture upon the mysteries of the Great Pyramid last evening, at the Congregational Schoolroom, Manchester street. The audience was but a small one, hut those present manifested a large amount of appreciation of the manner in which the lecturer dealt with hie subject. Mr S. C. Farr occupied the chair. Magistrate's Court, Ambebley.—At this Court on Thursday, hefore C. Whitefoord, Esq., 8.M., A. Broadfoot and F. Courage, Esq.'s, Martin Davidson was charged with cruelly ill-treating ahorse. The animal was reported to he in a deplorable state, and the Bench sentenced accused to one month's imprisonment. An order prohibiting dealers in wines, ales and spirits supplying E. Tobin for twelve months was confirmed, The civil cases were settled out of Court.

Pabibh Meeting.—A meeting of parishsioners of St. Stephen was held in the meeting house on the 29th instant. Wi Naihira was elected as churchwarden by the Eev. Mutu and Hoani Uru (to the same office) by Tare Wi Teihoka. Five others were elected as vestrymen for St. Stephen's. The balance-sheet was put off to a further meeting, and the Chairman explained the reason, and also stated that the balance-sheet showed a fair sum in hand, which would enable them to improve the Church. Mr F. de c. Malet was elected as synodsman for the district of St. Stephen's. The Fancy Faeb at St. Michael's Schoolroom:.—This entertainment was again held yesterday. There was a large attendance of visitors during the day, and the proceeds of the sales effected exceeded even the most sanguine expectations. There were several additions made to the number of amusements provided in the room, and a lecture, delivered by Professor Martin, in which he explained the properties of mesi merism and electricity when being used as agents in the cure of organic and functional diseases. Some musical selections were contributed during the evening by several ladies and gentlemen. Owing to the large number of counter attractions in town, in consequence of which many persons were unable to be present, it has been decided to continue the fair to-day, when other articles both for use and ornament will be brought forward for disposal.

I Leestok Band of Hopb.—The third ' annual picnic of the Leeston Excelsior Band of Hope took place in the Agricultural Show Grounds on Friday. The members of the Society, numbering about fifty, marched to the grounds in procession, where lunch was provided. In the afternoon'the numbers were increased to about 200. The choir sang several temperance selections very creditably. After tea those present were addressed by Mr Simpson on the Blue Eibbon Army. The proceedings terminated at 6 p.m., all expressing themselves highly satisfied with their day's enjoyment. There was an industrial exhibition and flower show, at which there were some first-class specimens of needlework, crotchet, knitting and mapping; there was also some landscape drawings in water colors crayon and pencil.'

CiTT latpBOvEMENTs.-—The corner stone of the new warehouses to be erected for Thompson, Shannon and Co., in Lichfield street, was laid yesterday by Mr Shaw, the manager in Christchurch for the firm. The building has a frontage of thirty-seven feet by a depth of sixty feet, with an lift 6in right-of-way, by which goods can be readily carted in and out. The front of the building is of white stone, with base of blue, well broken up by pilasters and cornices of cut, carved, and Moulded stone. The front door and windows, which are semicircular and segmental, are in good proportions; an extra allowance in size has been given to the windows throughout, Altogether the front has a fair share of ornamental work, doing honour to the locality, and yet it has a utilitarian aspect in perfect keeping both with its new surroundings and the business intended to be carried on within it. The rest of the walls are of brick. On entering the ground floor by the front door, we enter a vestibule communicating with the warehouse by glass doors with side lights. Admission to this floor can also be got by a side door six feet wide, where the goods will be admitted. There is also an office 16ft by 12ft 3in, with fireplace; on this floor the height of ceiling is 15ft. Communication between this and the first floor is by a apacious stair. There is also a lift in one corner of the building for conveying the goods up and down. The first floor will be one room 56ft 9in by 34ft 4in, with 14ft ceiling, and lighted on three sides. This room wul be devoted to the display of goods, for which it seems to be well adapted. Messrs Thompson, Shannon and Co.'s action will tend still further to make this the warehousemen's quarter of the city. The Architect is Mr T. S. Lambert, and the Contractors are Messrs Sollittand Comber, and the Clerk of Works Mr T. TOlman. »

St. AuiAna LicHwsnro Distbict.—His Excellency tke Governor has appointed Mr C. A. Pritchard as a member of the Committee of the above district.

Sheffield Backs.—The privileges for the Sheffield races were disposed of by tender on the 27th, and realised the sum of JBI7 17s, Messrs Flanagan, Stranks, and Smith being the successful tenderers. LYTTmTOir BJtf. Cottbt.—At this Court yesterday morning H. Allwright and J. W. Smith, Esqs., J .P.s, were on the Bench, and ordered George Webb to pay 7s 6d damage done to the Canterbury Hotel windows, and fined Joseph Byrne 5s for being drunk. Committed fob Tbial.—George, William, and Sidney Bovrron, trading as the firm of Bowron Bros., fellmongers, were yesterday, at the Resident Magistrate's Conrt, committed for trial, at the next sessions of the Supreme Court, for a misdemeanour, in having sold a quantity of shot without being licensed, as required by the Arms Act, 1880. Bail was allowed.

A.O.S.—Sanctuary, Star of Canterbury, quarterly meeting, was held on Wednesday, March 23th, when the election of officers was carried out according to the new bylaw. Bro. I. Gent was elected pastor. Bro. W. H. Howard was presented with the P.P. neck ribbon, and replied in suitable terms. The sanctuary was then opened for harmony, Bros. T. Gent and W. H. Howard obliging. After a pleasant evening , the sanctuary was closed in due form.

Cricket Pavilion. —The cricket pavilion in Hereford street east, lately rented by Mr W. H. Lodge, has fallen into the hands of Mr W. H. Pocock, the coach of the Lancaster Park and Christ College Cricket Clubs. Mr Pocock has had the interior fitted up for the purpose of introducing such sports as shooting, sparring, single stick, gymnastics and cricket. This latter game will be under the immediate supervision of Mr Pocock, and the pitch being spirit levelled and formed of concrete covered by eocoanut matting, a true ball may always be relied upon, and accidents rendered .almost impossible. The rifle used will be the Quack-em-bush rifle, fired without explosives of any kind and without report. In order to make the pavilion as popular as possible, the lessee has decided that only a small subscription will be required from members, the number of whom will be limited.

Septon Fabmbbs' Club.—This Club met on Wednesday evening. In the absence of the President, Mr Barclay occupied the chair, and intimated that Mr Hay Barclay was expected to be present to read a paper on " Sheep," but as he did not put in an appearance, those present discussed several important matters. Mr Dick submitted a sample of ergot of wheat and rye grass, and suggested that it be analysed, and to try other] experiments with it. The subject of procuring seed- wheat through the Cooperative Association was discussed, those present, as well as others they named, were agreeable to join in getting a change of seed from some other district where the soil was different from here. Mr Barclay intimated that disc harrows and cultivators would be tried in a field near Mount Grey Downs school on Saturday, the 31st, at 10 a.m. The meeting than adjourned till die last Wednesday in next month, the usual meeting night. Frozen Meat Shipment.—The first of the British King's cargo of frozen mutton would, according to arrangements made last night, be shipped at six o'clock this morning. The main meat room down the fore part of the vessel, below the orlop deck, and of a capacity for holding, it is estimated, 9000 sheep, was reduced to the necessary temperature last- night. There is another smaller room on the orlop deck which will also be filled, and the Company has had a room added for holding the large quantities of poultry, fish, milk, &c, which will be shipped for passengers' uee on the homeward voyage. There is besides a smaller room for other stores for ship's use, and a snow chamber. It is intended to send through frozen meat trains early in the mornings and after sundown at night until the cargo is completed.

SOUTHEBN CSOSS PsTBOLBUM COMPANY. ' —A largely attended meeting of the share- * holders in this Company was held at the * rooms of the Canterbury Agricultural and , Pastoral Association last night. MrW.H. , Spackman, chairman of the Board of " Directors, occupied the chair, and gave a report of the operation of the Company up to date, congratulating the shareholders on " the prospects before them. On the motion of Mr Wm. Wilson, a resolution of condo- " lence with Mrs Clark, the widow of the 7 late managing director, was passed. The next business was the election of manager " of the Company. Five candidates were ' named as having applied. Messrs T. G. ; Bussell (De Veaux and Co.), J. Charnock ' and A. Joyce were proposed. A ballot was . taken, with the result of the election of j Mr Charnock by a large majority of votes, . and the salary fixed at i>l6o per annum. ! In reply to a question, the Chairman said ' that the cost of testing the ground for paraffin mineral would be about .£2O. The remuneration to the Board of Management at Gisborne was £30 per month, the ' arrangement being terminable at a month's notice. The meeting then terminated with i a vote of thanks to the Chairman. Ravens Football Club.—A meeting of the members of the above will be held at the Commercial Hotel this evening. Benevolent Association. —• The Com--1 mittee appointed to draw up a new constitution, rules, &c., has met several time 3 at the offices of the Association, and a draft of the same will be submitted to the j , annual general meeting, which will be held by permission of Tfiw Worship the Mayor at the Council Chambers; on Monday next, April 2nd, at 2 o'clock. The reports of the Hon. Treasurer and the Secretary will be submitted, and all subscribers and ministers whose congregations have contributed to the fund are requested to attend.

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