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NEWS OF THE DAY.

Supreme Cottbt.—His Honor Mr Justice Johnston held a sitting in banco yesterday, and disposed of a number of the applications on the list. The sitting will be resumed this morning at eleven o'clock.

Skating Rink.—The fancy dress ball in connection with the Queen's Skating Rink has been fixed to take place on Monday evening next, and will doubtless attract a goodly number of spectators. Foa.—Last night a dense fog settled down over the city—the densest we have yet had here—and it was with considerable difficulty that pedestrians got about, the light from the street lamps being almost totaUy obscured.

Kaiapoi—oo-lb Club.—The members of this Club meet to fire for the President's Cup and to compete in the match with the Banks' Peninsula Club on Saturday next, at Ip.m. Bankruptcy Court.—The ÜBual sitting of the Bankruptcy Court was held yesterday, before his Honor Mr Justice Johnston, when a number of applications for fixing date to apply for discharge were heard and disponed of. The Metropolitan Show.—ln connection with the forthcoming show of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, Mr F. Fletcher, of the Cafe de Paris, has given a private prize of £2 2a for the best pen of Leicester sheep, and £1 Is as a second prize for the same clas3.

Wxathbb Exchange. — New Zealand yesterday—Hi $h pressure approaching from the N.W.; generally fine; passing showers in the South. Australia—High pressure over Tasmania and S.E. Australia; N. and W. winds, and fine. Barometer—Russell and Wellington, 30.1; Bluff, 29.9 ; Albany, 30.1; Hobart and Sydney, 80.3 j Portland, 30.1.

Lyttelton R.M. Court. — At the Lyttelton R.M. Court yesterday morning, before J. Onivier, Esq., R.M., J. Forrester was charged with leaving his horse and cart unattended, and was fined ss, and costs 7s added. All* the civil cases down for hearing were either withdrawn or settled out of Court.

Ventriloquism.—-On Saturday evening Mr F. W. Minis, one of the cleverest ventriloquists we have had here, will open a short season at the Theatre Royal in his vehtriloquial entertainment. Mr Millis, it win be recollected, was here some little time back with Mr Moulton, of Pain Paint notoriety, but latterly he has been giving entertainments in Dunedin, which have ™0! i Lbssobb.—As wiU b<| ween by reference to the report of the lantq [sittings yesterday, a case of considerable! importance—Hunter (appellant) v Goulds 'and others (respondents) — was argued before his Honor Mr Justice Johnston. [The point involved is the right of a lessor to recover rent from the original lessee on the bankruptcy of a person to whom the lessee, with the consent of the lessor, has _®_j__*the lease, - «.——-

an accident happened to a man named Bruce McDonald at Mr G. Douglas' station, Amberley. He was loading a dray with firewood, and the horse taking fright started off. McDonald ran to his head to stop him, but was thrown down, and a wheel passed over his thigh, which was broken. He wa3 taken to the Hospital last night.

Theatbb Royal.—To-night, as already announced, a benefit will be given at the theatre which ought to be largely attended, alike from the object for which it is projected and the programme put forth. The rehearsals have gone very weU indeed, and a satisfactory performance of the pieces selected should be the result. It may be noted that the Garrison Band, by permission of the Colonel commanding, will play some selections in front of the theatre.

The Woodend LiCENSiNa Case. —It is understood that Mr Mark Thompkins, the proprietor of the Royal Hotel, Woodend, has instructed his Eolicitors, Messrs Harper and Co., to apply for a mandamus calling upon the Licensing Committee to show cause why they should not grant the license to the hotel. Mr Thompkins has also applied to the Committee, for a permit to carry on the house pending the decision of the appUcation to. the Supreme Court.

St. John's Conversazione.—A busy party met at St. John's schoolroom last night to prepare for the conversazione this evening, The room was tastefully decorated with flags, and numerous oil paintings and other pictures were placed upon the walls. The entertainment tonight Consists of vocal and instrumental selections by the choir of the church; Miss Mason, song; and such well known amateurs as Miss E. B. Rowley, Mr Hobbs, Mr Newbury, and Mr Boyd, Mr Yaldwyn and Mr Twinning (pianoforte duet), Mr Rowley (flute solo), Mr and Mrs Morgan (harp and piano). Refreshments will be served at nine o'clock punctually. Ashbubton School Committee. — A special meeting of the Ashburton Borough School Committee,was held on Tuesday evening to consider a charge made against the Chairman. There were present—Messrs St. HiU (Chairman), Craighead, Dolman, Mayo, Scaly, and the Rev. E. A. Scott. After discussing the charge, which was of no public interest, a general opinion was expressed that it had not been supported by evidence, and the Committee adjourned. On resuming yesterday morning at ten o'clock, it was resolved to send a copy of aU the correspondence to the Board of Education, and also to publish it when that Board had come to a decision on the case.

Chbistchubch Hounds.—On Monday morning the Christchurch hounds, with, their Master, arrived from Riccarton for the purpose of meeting at Waterford, Mr CryeVs residence. On account of the severe frost it was impossible to get a scent until the ground had thawed, and the Master therefore, did not proceed to Waterford until midday. On arrival Miss Cryer, as hostess, entertained the meet at a sumptuous luncheon, after which a start was made towards the beach. Handling his bounds with his usual practiced manner, the Master soon had the satisfaction of greeting the music of his pack with an encouraging cheer, and a strong hare soon led the field along at a merry pace for nearly an hour, when she was lost in some very boggy country.

Thxatbica—.—Miss Hetty Howard, who is by no means a stranger to Christchurch playgoers, w_l shortly open a season at the Theatre Royal, supported by a ; dramatic company. The sc-ason win open I with " Under the Gaslight." ';I_cto_« onr "Qxoaam Eliot."—The lecture in the recreation haU of the Workling Men's Clnb .to-night will be*" George HElitft," and the lecturer Will be Mr M. ' DonneUy, who elsewhere possessed a fair reputation as a speaker. The subject is an interesting one, as "few writers have succeeded in giving bo complete an analysis of" human character as George Eliot. Thelecture to-night will embrace sketches: of many ~the chief found in George Eliot's books, and will I also refer to the principles which led to her stfecess as an authoress, and will briefly | deal with the probable effect of her writings on the minds of those who study her works. The lecture w_l be given without the aid of books or manuscript. " '[ ll

Nxw Cemetkbt.—An octagonal [fklosk for the accommodation of these who may wish to pay a visit to the place, is about to be erected on an elevated piece of ground at the new cemetery. The building is to be substantially constructed of finished timber, and'completedin a manner which wiU give it an attractive as well as comfortable appearance. Windows after the Gothic style of architectui'e are to be placed in seven of the sides, and doors in the eighth. The interior will be furnished with seats and other conveniences, and the roof, which is to be pyramidal in its shape, will he covered with painted shingles, the whole being surrounded by a finial. Plans and specifications for' the work have been drawn up, and tenders are to be invited immediately.

Sydenham Poultby, Pigeon and Canary Society.—A Committee meeting of the above was held in Mr J. J. Parker's rooms, Armagh street, on Tuesday evening last. There was a good attendance of members, and Mr J. J. Parker occupied the chair. Correspondence was read from the-foUow-ing gentlemen consenting to act as judges in the various classes:—Game, Malays and bantani3, Messrs J. Todd and Boswell; Spanish, Hamburghs and Polish, Mr J. Nancarrow; Cochins, Dorkings, Brahmas and French fowl, Messrs T. Stapleton and J. Wood; pigeons, Messrs W. Earnshaw, S. Temple and Geo. Mazey; ducks, Mr E. H. Banks; canaries and songsters, Mr T. Batchelor. It was also proposed to hold an art union, as usual, and, in connection, to offer as first prize an eighth-of-an-acre section in Carew's road, off Lincoln road, and directly opposite the Addington Workshops. The section is well situated, being close to the railway station. The tickets will be issued in a few days, the price of which wiU be Is, admitting to the Show, as well as a chance in the art union. A vote of thanks was passed to the Chairman, and the meeting adjourned to the 9th July.

Lodge Meetings.—The usual half yearly meeting of the Loyal City of Norwich. Lodge, Lyttelton, 1.0.0. F., M.U., was held on Tuesday evening. Two candidates were initiated and three proposed for membership. The election of officers resulted as foUows:—G.M., Bro. S. Norris; N.G., Bro. Isaac Newton; V.G., Bro. F. Childs; Treasurer, Bro. H.Baker; Permanent Secretary, Bro.G.Dimond; Elective Secretary,Bro.R. Griffiths; Warden, Bro. D.Grubb; 8.5. N.G., Bro. W.ToomeyjL.S.N.G.,Bro. T. Couparj R.5.V.G.,8r0. G.Collins j L.S.V.G., Bro. J. Toomey; 1.G., Bro. T. MitcheU; 0.G., Bro. J. West.. Bros. Owen and Griffiths were appointed Auditors, Bros. Baker, Burns and Sowden were elected Delegates to attend the district meeting to b<> held at Timaru on July 12fch. .After a great amount of other business the Lodge was closed. Receipts, .£lO5 23 Id. The anniversary of the above Lodge was celebrated by a ball, which was held on Thursday last. There was a large attendance present. Bro. Peter Cameron deserves great praise for the able manner in which he carried out his duties as M.C. The hall was very nicely decorated, and the arrangements of the Committee were so well carried oat that not a single hitch occurred. The music was suppHed by Messrs Fleming (2) and McKiUop, and the catering by Mr Shepherd. The baU was one of the best ever held in Lyttelton, and everybody j thoroughly enjoyed themselves.—The halfyearly meeting and election of officers for the Loyal Leeston Lodge of OddfeUows. was held in the Lodge?room on Monday night last, about forty members being i present. The Secretary (Bro. W. Durant) stated the Lodge to be in a very flourishing position, forty-eight members being on the roU, seven of which were admitted during the present half-year. The Lodge 'had been able to place another amount at interest, and still had a considerable balance in hand. The 1 receipts of the evening were £36 13s 8d; expenditure, £12 18a 9d, which was considered highly sa' isfactory.

Tai Tapu.—A most successful concert was given in the schoolroom, Tai Tapu, last Friday evening, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Good Templar Lodge. Considering the state of the weather there was a very large attendance. Mr H. W. Peryman occupied the chair, and gave a short but interesting address. Mra Blank very ably presided at the piano. Miss Peryman's "He never smiled again" was very well rendered and received an encore, as was also another solo by the same lady. Miss Brake was twice encored. Mrs Brake was twice encored. Mrs Blank pleyed two overtures and sang two solos, being deservedly encored for her rendition of " Bido a' wee." Miss Nutt and Mr H. N. Tanner were also encored. A duet by Miss Gerken and Mr R. A. Forbes was also very well given. The chief feature of the evening is attributable to Mr Daniel Tribe. On coming before the audience he was loudly cheered, and at the conclusion of his song " Lottie Lane " was accorded such a reception that the audience could not think of letting him rest till he had appeared before them four times in succession. The other items of the programme were well fiUed by readings by Mrs Peryman, Miss Peryman, Master Wm. Sinclair, Mr H. Wheeler, and Mr J. Voss; and recitations by William Sinclair, and one in German by Mr J. Voss was encored. Masters John and James Griffiths went through a dialogue|very creditably. During an interval the audience were treated to a tea and coffee supper, with which all appeared to be satisfied. Votes of thanks to aU who had taken part in the proceedings, and especially to Mrs Blank and Mr Peryman, were moved by MrMUler, seconded by Mr Campbell, and carried by accl unation. The singing of the National Anthem brought a very pleasant meeting to a close.

Linwood Town Board.—An adjourned ordinary meeting of the Linwood Town Board was held on Monday evening last, at 7 p.m. Present—Messrs Hale, Clephane (in the chair), H. W. Toomer, CoUier, Goodman, and E. Toomer. Correspondence wsb read—From Mrs Harper, re rates. W. Smith, re rate. Drainage Board, offering the Board £7 10 a for repairs to present subsidences over sewer, and any that may occur hereafter. Resolved—That the Board prefers that the Drainage Board should carry out the work. Clerk to the Court, re number of convictions under Dog Registration Act, 1880. T. H. Kerr, re footpath in Hereford street. The Finance Committee reported receipts for fortnight ending 14th June _16 10s Id, overdraft at Bank JES6 7s lid. The Works Committee reported upon the work that had been done since the last meeting, and recommended that lampposts be erected at the f oUowing places, viz.:— Gordon and Clothier streets, Stanmoreroad and Cashel street, Tuam street and Nursery road, RoUeston street and Hereford street, RoUeston street and Worcester street, RoUeston street and Gloucester Btreet, St. James' street and Armagh street. It was also resolved to place a lamp at RoUeston street and Cashel street. The tender of R. Buchanan for lamp posts was accepted. Resolved—That Mr Brightiing have notice that unless he is more prompt in giving attention to requests for t_e services of the night carts, &c., he win be fined according to the terms of hia.contract. Resolved— That the Drainage Board be requested to lay the pipes from the Tuam street drain to Gloucester street aa early aa possible, as the late rains have made the streets almost impassable. Resolved—That for the future the office hours be—Mondays, 10 till 4; and Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 tfll 4, Sundry accounts were passed for payment and the meeting closed.

MaNDXYILLS LICENSING CoM—TTTM.— IMr G. Edwards, a member of this Committee, who dissented to the refusal of the license to the Royal Hotel at Woodend, has tendered to the Governor his resignaI tioh. The Committee propose to ask that a member of the former Committee may be nominated to "fill the vacancy. I Bmixi_~Messrs Scott Bros., contractors for bridge, have com- ' menced wit& ( the}=work, and the concrete abutments-are it present being made. i The line otitis 'briuge on the North road I win be a decided4inprovement to the roadway'and riibre convenient for traffic.

' Monday, the 23rd instant, two-Bracks of wheat, the property of Mr David McMUlan, M.H.R., Waddington, were discovered to be on fire and were tetany destroyed. The fire was first seen by Messrs Gunn Brothers at 7 a.m., who at once hastened to the burning stacks, and by vigorous managed to save the other two that constituted: the group. N© reason can be assigned ewgm^f■ the fire, as the wheat was in arperfeetly dry state -and *tood a considerable distance from the public roa„ Incendiarism is not suspected, as other stacks were more easily accessible.' The loss is estimated at JE7O. The property was uninsured. - Football.—The Sbuthenr representatives of the New Zealand football team, with the exception of Braddon and O'Donhell, left Wellington "on Tuesday per Wakatipu, and arrived at Lyttelton yesterday morning. The members of the team who remain in Christchurch came to town by the train which reaches here shortly after ten o'clock. There was no reception, and until the arrangements are completed as to the kind of souvenir to be presented to our representatives, and the date on which the presentation shall take place, there is not likely to be any public recognition of the success which attended Mr W. T. Millton and his men during their footbaU tour. The members of the team belonging to Otago went South by the Wakatipu, which sailed in the afternoon for Port Chalmers.

Nobtheen Land, Building, Loan and Investment So iiety.—At the next monthly meeting on Wednesday two directors have to be nominated and three auditors elected.

Concert.—A concert and pianoforte recital will be given in the OddfeUows' Hall by Mrs E. Price and pupils on Friday evening, 4th July. The pianoforte pieces en the programme wUI be played mainly; by young ladies aged from eleven to thirteen years, and comprise, amongst other numbers, Mendelssohn's " Wedding March," arranged for eight hands on two pianos; Thalberg's transcription of " Home, Pweet Homo," Brindleyßichards' arrangement of "The Last Rose of Summer/ &c. The vocal items are also of an attractive character.

Industhiat, Association. — A general meeting of the members of the Industrial Association will be held to-night at the rooms, when a paper will be read on the industries of Victoria by Mr C. M. Gray. Temperance Seemon.—The first of a series of quarterly sermons in connection with the Church of England Temperance Society will be preached this evening at the Cathedral by the Primate. Amateub Athletic Club. — The adjourned annual meeting of the Amateur Athletic Club will be held at the Commercial Hotel this evening at ei*rht o'clock.

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