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Skating.—There was a fair attendance last night at the Queen's Rink, when skating was indulged in by those present. The Bink wttl be open again thia evening.

Waterloo Cup.—A full descriptive account of the intended Waterloo goers, by the "Wizard," wttl be found in the "Weekly Press," published on Saturday morning. Coupon holders are reminded that the last day for the receiving of same is Saturday, July 12th.

Licensed Victcalleks' Association.— A special meeting of the above was held last night at the Corn Exchange, but as the business was the reading of the replies forwarded by the various candidates to the questions sent out by the Association, the proceedings were not open to the Press. Concebt.—A very successful concert was given last night at the OddfeUows' HaU, under the auspices of the Canterbury Caledonian Society, for the benefit of Mr A. Clark. A very lengthy programme of songs, Ac, was gone through admirably. Amongst the items specially deserving notice were two songs by Miss Martin, "Jenny Dang, the Weaver," and "Caller Herrin," tbe latter being in character; two songs by Miss Watson, which were very nicely sung; and "The Land o* the Leal," by Mrs Long. Songs were also given by Messrs Long, Clark,*Johnson, and McHroy, and the Garrison Band played two selections weU.

Theatre Royal. — "Under the Gaslight " stttl retains possession of the boards. It wttl be repeated this evening. West Oxford. —Mr Tonge, who was generaUy favorably known as Station Master at Rangiora, has taken charge of the railway station here. Fibs.—The burning of a gorse hedge at Opawa caused an alarm last night, and the Brigade turned out with the chemical engine, but to no purpose. Supeekb CoußT.—The common jurors summoned to attend on Monday next at the Supreme Court are informed by advertisement elsewhere that they wttl not be required. Railway Rates.—Certain alterations have been made in the railway rates here, which wttl come into operation on the 14th inst. A new grain rate has been adopted between Timaru and Lyttelton. There is also a reduction of the rates for timber on the Oxford line, besides several minor alterations.

Kaiapoi Magistrate's Court. —At the Kaiapoi Magistrate's Court yesterday (before R. Moore, Esq., Mayor), McShea and G. Mayberry, for being drunk and disorderly, were respectively fined 5s and costs, and cautioned that a repetition of the offend would produce a severe penalty. A Complaint—A misprint occurred in "TraveUer's" letter, which appeared in Thursday's issue. By putting the word "to" between "through" and "Lyttelton" the meaning of the letter was comEletely destroyed. The sentence should aye read as follows:—" I cannot understand why so little consideration for the comfort of people travelling through Lyttelton is shown by the railway management there."

Heathcote Election. — In reply to. communications addressed to Mr Coster, at Hobart, Mr A. M. Ollivier has received the following cable message : — " Many thanks for the letters intimating promised support for the Heathcote. My services are at the disposal of the electors, leaving myself in the hands of my friends until my arrival, with assurances of my unabated confidence in the resources and future prosperity of our dear little colony, and an absolute refusal to yield to the despondency now apparently existing. I hope to be with you on Tuesday next by the Ringarooma from Wellington.—J. L. Coster." Lyttelton R.M. Covet. —At the Lyttelton Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Messrs J. T. Rouse and H. Allwright, J.P.s, William Stevens was charged with using obscene language while drunk along Norwich Quay, on Wednesday, between 3 and 4 p.m. Fined 20s, or ninety-six hours' imprisonment. W. D. Sibert was charged with larceny of £6 from the person of J. H Parker. As the prisoner pleaded not guilty he was remanded until Friday. .A Destitute Familt. — With reference to the sad death of Mr A. W. E. Stiffe, which has recently been notified from Melbourne, we learn that his wife and family of three children have been left in destitute circumstances in this city. Mr F. C. Hall, who is interesting himself on their behalf, has informed us that a subscription Ust has been opened with a view to assist them; and it is lying at his office, 148, Hereford street, where contributions will be thankfully received. N« doubt the many friends and fellow collegians of the unfortunate young man will avail themselves of the opportunity. Political Temperance Meeting.—The Ashburton branch of the Canterbury Temperance Union held a public meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, when Mr D. H. Brown (who occupied the chair), Mr G. W. Andrews, Mr Sawle and Mr Buchanan delivered addresses on the political aspect of the temperance question. It was announced that when all the candidates for Parliamentary honors had been interviewed the Union would arrive at a decision as to whom the temperance party would support in the present election. '" Bazaar.—A bazaar in aid of the funds of the Primitive Methodist Church, was held yesterday in Mr H. Bennett's Auction Room, Cashel street. It was opened at 2 p.m. by his Worship the Mayor, who said he had been requested _by Mr, Ward to perform that duty, and it afforded him a great deal of pleasure to do bo. He now declared the bazaar open, and trusted it would enjoy that success which he was sure it deserved. [Applause.] The Rev. Mr Ward, pastor of the church, briefly responded, thanking his Worship for his ready acquiescence when asked for his assistance. The doxology was then sung by those present; after which the fair stattkeepers began to reap the fruit of their labours. A services of song was given in the [suction room last night, and wiU be repeated to-day night and also in the I ment in the cemetery on the City Cocnca ! reserve, in Linwood, took place yesterday} and the Mayor and members of the City Council attended on the occasion. There was something peculiar about this funeral,: from the fact that it was that of „c wife of the sexton employed at the cemetery. The! ground, it nay be noted, is very good indeed for the purpose, and a great deal has 4 already been done in the matter of im-* proving the cemetery by means of plant-1 i ing, Ac. The caretaker's cottage has been I erected and is aU but complete, and a kiosk, to be placed on one of tbe eminences, is the next work to be carried out. The cemetery is connected with the Telephone Exchange, and ere long it is hoped that a tramway wttl be constructed to it. yesterday - Wzoclock. Present—Messrs W. Kitson (Chief Commissioner), G. L. Lee, J. OUivier, and D. M'MUlan. Prospecting Ucenses were granted to B. P. Ekberg, for minerals in the Malvern district ; and to H. Revell and J. Mathews, for gold in the Wilberferce district. Fourteen gold mining leases, recently surveyed up the Wilberforce, were granted. Land was sold a3 follows:—20 acres, Lake Tekapo, Nicolo Radove; 12 acres, River Eyre, J. Skurr ; 15 acres, part of lot 14, Reserve 350, Ashburton district, completed purchase on deferred payment, Messrs -Tardy; 4 acres 2 roods 10 perches, lot 19, block 3, South Rakaia, W. WeUs; 10 acres, lot 3, sub-division of reserve 1288, T. J. Buckingham; 10 acres 1 rood, lot 5, reserve 1288, R. Lumsden; part of railway reserve between Waipara and Sefton, lot 15, 5\ acres, Cameron and Buss; lot 12,1 acre 2; roods 37 perches, Coleman; also lot 13,j 3 acres 8 roods ; lot 23, 1 acre 1 rood, J. Listen; lot 22, 2 acres 18 perches, H. SmaUey; and lot 20, 3 acres, 1 rood 37 perches, F. J. Parsons. Drying Wheat.—A short time ago we noticed that experiments were being made in the direction of drying damp wheat, and ire are now in a position to say that out of the several processesjtried there is at least one which has given satisfaction, the result being nearly all that could be desired. A sample of really good wheat, decidedly damp, having been put through and gristed, has turned out a fair average sample of flour, which, when baked, makes a loaf quite [equal to any {manipulated from sound, dry, seconds wheat. It is also a matter for congratulation to the farming community that it has not deteriorated in regard to its germinating properties, fully 95 per cent., on testing, showing quickening powers equal to the best harvested samples. We trust that the perseverance shown by the experimenter will meet with the reward of a fair return for outlay. Unfortunately it is to be regretted that the value of the article is so low this season as to preclude the possibttity of benefiting either him or the farmer to the extent that could be desired.

Lectu—s. —A lecture in opposition to the candidature of Sir JuUus "Vogel for Christchurch North wttl be delivered at the Oddfellows's Hall, Lichfield street, to-night by Mr Crewes.

L.O.L.—The brethren of the Christchurch district of the Loyal Orange Institution wttl celebrate the anniversary of the 12th July by a dinner this evening at the Orange HaU. On Sunday next the usual Church parade will take place, to attend service at the Primitive Methodist Church, Cambridge terrace. Papanui Ploughing Match.—The annual ploughing mutch of the Papanui district wttl be held to-day on Mr Patchett's farm, North road, near the Styx railway station. A ttberal prize list has been prepared by the Committee, and should the weather prove fine no doubt there will be a goodly gathering of visitors.

Toluntxees.—The Sydenham Biflea and Garrison Band will parade this evening. Cantxkbitbt College. — The annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Canterbury CoUege witt be held this afternoon at three o'clock. Facts.—Clese confinement and careful attention to all factory work gives the operatives pallid faces, poor appetites, languid, miserable feelings, poor blood, inactive Uver, kidneyß, Ac., and all the physicians and medicine in the world cannet help them unless they get out cf doors or use Hop Bitters. None need suffer if they will use it freely. See.—[Advt.] Dbunxen Stuff.—How many ehudren and women are slowly and surely dying, or rather being killed by excessive doctoring, or the daily use of some drug or drunken stuff called medicine, that no one knows what it is made of, who can easily be cured and saved by Hop Bittcs, which i 3 so pure, simple, and harmless that the most frail woman, weakest invalid, or smallest child can trust it. See. —[Advt.j

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XL, Issue 4587, 11 July 1884

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