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NEWS OF THE DAY.

S_____a__N_ —-With this issue is published a supplement, coataining a contributed article on " Centrali-ation andJLocal Government,'' reports of parish meetings, meetings of the Industrial Association, Boad Boards, Court reports, "Sporting Notes/ by "Senex," &c. - -IALTK-f Eoab BeAKDS.—Nominations for two vacant seats on the South Malvern and E-et Malvern Boad Boards resulted in MefW*» Thomas Condliff and Samuel Ford being elected for the fa-mar—they being the only two nominated ; and the two retiring members, Mesars Barrand Butherford, for East Malvern. * ■

Det—tatioh.—A deputation, from the variuita bodies concerned in the recent meeting re railway tariff will wait on the Premier at 3.15 pan. to-day at the Government Buildings. H-ATHCOTB Road Boabd.—Messrs G. P. Dryden, T. Hayward, H. B. Kirk, and C. A. Ulrich have been elected to fill the vacancies in the various wards on the Heathcote Boad Board.

Pbb-Sksbionai. Addbkss.—-Mr Holmes, M.HJS. for Chri-tehurch South, will address his constituents in the Oddfellows' HaU at 8 p.m. on Wednesday next. The Mayor will preside. Kaiapoi Woollen Company.—-The Hon. J. T. Peacock has consented to become a Director of this Company in place of Mr Isaac Wilson, who has resigned on account of illness.

RANGIOBA HOB_IC-_.T_____ SOCT-TT. — At a general meeting of members on Thursday evening, Mr S. Stevens in the chair, it was decided that the' prize-takers at the shows of the season be paid at. 4d per point, there being 778 points. _a3oT_A__,--Yeßterday afternoon a match was played between fifteens from the East Christchurch and West Christchurch Schools. The East Christchurch School team was rather overweighted, and the game resulted in favor of West Christchurch by two goals and ten tries to nil. New Jo-Bnal.—We have received a copy of the first issue of a new publication called " The Athlete." As its name implies, it is devoted to chronicling matters connected with athletic pursuits. It appears in rather diminutive proportions at present, but no doubt its size in the future will be regulated by the amount of support its proprietors can secure. It is published in Dunedin. ■•-,_- ---• Wjeathsb Exchangb—-New Zealand, yesterday—Fine, with still increasing pressure and S.E. winds in the North, calm in the central districts, and northerly winds in the South. Aus-ilia—Steep depression passing south of Australia, with N.E, winds in eastern and S.W. in the western districts. Barometer —Russell, Wellington and Bluff, 30.4; Sydney, 29.9 ; Portland, 29.5; Albany, 30.0; Hobart, 29.8. Ashbitbton B.M. CotTBT.—At this Court on Friday James Anderson was fined for drunkenness, and for a similar offence J. E.Hogg was sentenced to seven days'imprisonment. For being drunk at the railway Btation, using obscene language, ahd resisting the police, John NeviUe was fined £7 10s, or a month's imprisonment in all. In the civil case of Fawcett v Lemon, judgment for £1 Ib, in addition to the amount paid into Court. J. Clark v W. Smith, claim .£4l Is 4,1, was adjourned for Bant> Music.—The late City Guards Band gave an open air entertainment last night on the lawn of the Working Men's Club. The programme, which has been published, was gone through, the several pieces being executed in a commendatory manner. A similar entertainment was given on Thursday evening at the corner of Cashel street and Stanmore road by the Lyttelton and Stanmore brass bands. The bands played separately and together, ahd the performance was evidently appreciated by the large number of people who were present!

Musical Society's Concbbt.—The full programme for the first concert Of the current season appears in another column.' The first part is given to Smart's highly popular cantata, "Theßride of Dunkerron," and the second part to a miscellaneous selection of instrumental and vocal mueio. The concert will serve to introduce two gentlemen amateurs as soloists, and when we mention that the Society will be represented by Over eighty ■voices, a good concert nny bo fully, anticipated. Tie instrumental portion, too, wiß we feel sure, be a treat, as the performers" names are a sufficient guarantee on that Bcore. We have been requested to mention that should any honorary members not yet have received tickets, the same will be forwarded on request to the Secretary.

Thb Opera,—The repetition last night of "La Masootte" drew a house crowded in every part. Miss Nellie Stewart acts the part of Bettina with great success, infusing a lot of go and spirit into it. She waa encored in the "Glou Glou" duet, and was also with the other principals recalled after each act. Miss Fannie Liddiard had to repeat her _ong"Th_ fascinating girl," and the young ladies who dance the'saltarelle were also paid the same compliment. -It Kelly, as Bocco, was exceedingly good. - Mr Wallace would be.far more successful in the part of the Duke if he refrained from taking such liberties with the text as he does. Mr Woodfield sang his music fairly well, as also did Mr Vernon., The chorus, as on former occasions, was exceedingly effective, particularly in the finale to the first act, and the orchestra also de_erve a word of praise for the admirable manner in which they render the music. The opera will be repeated this evening.

St. G_ob_b*_, anniversary ! services in connection' with St. George's Church, Kirwee, took place on Wednesday. The service was rendered at. 11 a.m., then at 1 p.m. . A - bazaar was opened and liberally patronised till dark, when an entertainment, taking the shape of a theatrical performance and concert, followed. Itwas held in the large grain shed belonging to Captain Toss will, which was packed with people to its utmost capacity, The songs were very creditably rendered by Mrs Tosswill, Captain Cotton, and others. The theatricals were under the charge of Captain Cotton, and passed off remarkably well. The buUding was beautifully decorated with flags, and every available point showed a design of some kind. CoL Brett kindly lent, a lot of Indian curiosities, which came in for a considerable share of attention and added to the appearance of the room. The whole was woundup by a ball, which closed in the small hours. The carrying out of the different parts of. the programme reflect the greatest credit on all concerned, and, if numbers are a criterion, should result in a financial success, although the preliminary expenses have been very heavy.

A.O.F.—The quarterly meeting of the members of the widows' and orphans' fund connected with the A.O.F. was held in the Foresters' HaU on Thursday evening. The officers present were—Bro. J. Piper, Pre-: sident (in the chair), P.C.R. Bro. J. Gapes, Vice-President, P.D.C.B. Bro. J. Hudson, jun., Treasurer, ahd P.D.CJR. Bro. H. Crooks, Secretary. Several matters of importance to the members were discussed. The President referred to the circumstances in which Mrs West and her family : were placed by the death of their breadwinner, and a motion was unanimously carried that the sum of —10 be given to Mrs West as a slight recognition of her past services to promote the Welfare of the fund by assisting at the annual entertain meats. The Secretary wa3 instructed to make the donation. The officers were appointed'a Committee, with power to add to their number, to devise means for the pur-' rwse of successfully carrying out the annual entertainment. After some routine business had been transacted the meeting; was closed in the customary manner. . Addington C.C—The annual gathering of the Addington Cricket Club was held last evening at the Oddfellow-' Ball, Montreal street south. Mr J. Hopper occupied the chair. There was a fair attendance of members and ladies. During the evening instrumental and vocal selections were contributed, and at the conclusion of the entertainment a dance took place. The annual report, which was submitted by the Secretary, congratulated the ' club on the fairly successful season just past. The weather had been far from favorable, the result being a great decrease in the number of matches. The cricket shown by the club was, however, superior to that of any previous year. Notwithstanding several drawbacks, the perseverance by the members was rewarded by their defeating the Lancaster Park representative, (the then holders of the Challenge Cup). This was the only cup match won by the club. In the second eleven there was the same want of interest shown as, was the case with the fifteen. The second eleven had, however, succeeded fairly weU. The Treasurer's statement showed a credit balance of £2 2a Bd, and en the assets and liabilities account there was a balance in favor of the former of -365 16s 23_. The report and balance-sheet were carried by acclamation.

PotiTicAi.-—The Premier will address a public meeting at the Tuam Btreet Hall this evening at seven o'clock.: Dbu-DS. — The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Anchor Lodge was held in the OddfeUows' Hall, Wool-ton, on Wednesday, April 23rd; A JO. Bro. Penfold in the chair. The Bards reported three brothers on the sick list since last Lodge night. P.DJP. Bro. Skinner and D.P. Bro. Taylor were present, and assisted the A.D. to initiate a candidate. In the course of the evening P.D.P. Bro. Skinner and D.P. Bro. Taylor addressed the Lodge on a subject of interest to Druids at the present time, viz., a District Grand Lodge for New Zealand. It may be remarked in passing that the Anchor Lodge has been unanimously in favor of a Distriot Grand Lodge for New Zealand from the commencement of the agitation, and consequently expressed their entire approval of the views put forward by P.DJP. Bro. Skinner and D.P. __ro.T_ylor.The was dosed in due form by the A.D. at 10.30 p.m., after a pleasant and profitable evening.— The Lyttelton Hearts of Oak Lodge held their usual fortnightly meeting on Thursday evening at the Presbyterian schoolroom. There was a good attendance of brethren. Two candidate- were initiated by the A.D. Bro. Wright, assisted by F.A. Bro. Bain. The balance-sheet and Committee's report re social gathering were received and adopted, showing £2 6s to the good, which was voted to the benevolent fund. Hearty votes of thanks were passed to Bro. G. Ayers and Committee for the able manner in which they carried out duties at the anniversary of the Lodge. STD-HHAK HOB-ICU-TOBA- Soc-ktt—-The ttnntin.l and general meeting of the above' Society was held in the Selwyn street schoolroom last night, for the purpose of considering the alterations to the rules proposed by the Committee. There was a fair number of members present. Mr Manning occupied the chair* The suggestions of the Committee were read and adopted. The -—--ud report stated that the Society had made fair progress during the year. There was an increase of ten in the number of members on the roll. Four shows and two monthly meetings had been held, the former with a fair amount of success, and the latter were as good as . could reasonably be expected. The Committee urged upon the younger members of the Society to commence growing plants for exhibition, and wished to see greater punctuality in the payment of subscriptions by members.. The Sub-Committee had awarded the. prizes for the best cottage garden as under:—Mr J. Burns Ist, Mr Rogers 2nd, Mr Odering 3rd. The thanks of the Society were due to the judges. The Treasurer reported that the receipts had been £102 le lid; expenses, ,£B2 19s lOd; credit balance, £19 2s Id. The report and balance-sheet were adopted. The election of officers resulted as follows:—President, Mr W. White, jun.; Vice-Presidents, Messrs Jennings, Thompson, J. T. Brown, and J. G. Euddenklau j Treasurer, Mr H. Bonnington; Secretary, Mr J. A. Watts; Assistant Secretary, __r S. Page 3 Committee, Messrs- R. Nairn, Line, Beattie, StarMaa, Cordery, Rogers, Green, Hansen, Brooks, Triggs, Hep worth, and Clothier'} Auditor, Mr Foster. Votes of thanks to the officers and the Chairman terminated the proceedings. Insp-ction or B___bv_s.-—Yesterday by invitation of his Worship the Mayor the members of the City Council, the Chairman of the Cashmere Hills Reserve Board, the City Solicitor, several ex-Mayors, the .officers of the Council, and other gentlemen proceeded on a tour of inspection of the reserves held by the Council in the vicinity of the Sandhills. : The first one visited was tile site of the new cemetery, comprising some nineteen acres, which is now in course of being laid out. The Bite, which is a very exceUent one, has 'already been fenced, and when the planting and ornamental works are carried out, will be really a very pretty spot. It is intended to use the road scrapings, the disposition of which has given the City Surveyor a great deal of trouble, as filling up for the low-lying parte, which will then be able to be converted into a good award. After inspecting this a start was made for the very valuable reserve belonging to the Council situate at Bottle Lake, which has recently been leased to Mr G. King. The inspection over, an adjournment was made , to.. a marquee, conveniently pitched ' near a clump of trees; where; : * : '_fcr Messenger- had provided a most excellent ' luncheon; After lunoh his Worship proposed;/'The; Visitors," with.thj? names of Mr G. King andiMr H. Thomson, who responded. Mr Thomson, proposed ; " The Mayor," expressing the -pinion that the citizens of Chiistehurch had in Mr Hulbert a gentleman who filled the position with credit to himself and honor to the city. His Worship briefly responded, pointing out that the Council were, he thought, doing their best in the interests of the city, and that the reserves they had that day. seen would ere long be of great value. Mr Gapes then proposed "The City Council," which was responded to by Cr. Vincent, who in his turn proposed " The Mayoress/ a toaetjwhich was most enthusiastically honored. The Mayor having responded, a start was made for home, the party reaching Christchurch shortly after 6 p.m., having not only spent a most enjoy- : able [day, but acquired considerable ia--1 formation of great value with regard to the reserves./- ■"-'v^.v'"" ' ' i ■"■"•

C-ntbbb-bt Fibbb _fc_rPA-r_.—A meeting of the shareholders of the above will be held to-day at 11 a.m. in the rooms of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association. ; o____oohiai! SocnsTT- — The - second annual meeting of the Canterbury Caledonian Society will be held at Warner's Hotel on Monday next at 8 p.m. ; Coppeb Mining.—A public meeting to consider the advisableness of extending the workings of the copper lode ou the property of the Malvern and Cornish Mining Companies will be held at Trinity Hall on Monday next, at 8 p.m. . ,* ; St. Asaph Stbe-t Chubch.—The Roy. C. Worboys will preach in this —lurch torn orrow evening, on "Christ's Relation to Civilisation and Human Progress." Lowss Hbatbcotb _acikq Club.—The programme for the races to take place on Whit Monday, June 2nd next, appears in another column.

Hospital.—The House Steward of the Christchurch Hospital begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt for the patients of a quantityof iruit, _._., from the, congregation of Holy Trinity Church. Avonside, a quantity of fish from Mrs Waterflelds, 141 bs of grapes from V a lady," and twelve hares from Four Peaks Station.

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