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NEWS OF THE DAY.

Diocesan Synod.—The; sitting of the Diocesan Synod will be resumed at 4 p.m. to-day. Supreme Court. — His .'.Honor Mr Justice Ward will sib in banco at 10.80 a.rru to-day. , Delayed Train. —On Saturday morning the train for Culverden was delayed half an hour at Ashley, by the giving way of some of the machinery oh the engine. Child Drowned.—On Monday evening a child aged two years, daughter ot Mr Fred. Saver, of Waimate Bush, fell into a waterhole near her father's house and was drowned. An inquest will be held. ' The Metropolitan Show.—lntending exhibitors at the forthcoming November Show q£ the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, in the new grounds, are reminded that entries close on Friday next. Aquatics.—The following crews have been drawn for the Trial Pairs in connection with the Canterbury Rowing/Club, to be rowed on November 26th: —Daly and Ballantyne v Hennah and Butler, Scales ' and B. F. Wright v Parsons and C. Hiorns, Stratton and Bevel v C. Stewart and J. W. Smith. Messrs H. S. Fenwick and D. Watt will row the winners of the J. ■„ The Wattoa Gold Field.—On page 6 of the present issue will be found an account of some testsmade by. Mr Montgomery, of the Thames School of Mines, of some samples ef stuff procured from the property of the Canterbury Company by a special representative sent from here tp look after the interests of the Company. The results are considered to be very satisr factory, A number of interesting details on the subject of the discovery from the Auckland papers are also published.

Theatre Royal.—"Wanda" was repeated on Saturday night at the Theatre Royal by the Majeroni Company. To-night ". Jealousy," one of the best plays in the extensive repertoire at the Majeronis, will be produced. During the present week, which will be tb&last of the season, a dramatic adaptation of Ohnet's powerful novel, "The Ironmaster,"lwill?be given. Playgoers will learn with satisfaction that arrangements have been made for a return trip of the Majeronis, commencing shortly after Christmas. The company play a return season at Wellington, Napier and Auckland, and then come south again en route to Melbourne. .; -;

South Malvebn.—Out . correspondent writes:—The annual meeting of the Cricket Club took place at the schoolroom. The Treasurer reported a balance in hand Of £3125. A Committee was elected for the year, consisting of Messrs Ferguson, (President), Leeming (Vice-President), W. Grindrod (Treasurer), F. Hughes, T. Leeming, and J. Smith. It was decided to open the season on Saturday. The Secretary, Captain Woodcock, will be glad to arrange matches with neighboring Clubs.—The Hope of South Malvern Lodge, LO.G.T.,opened a Juvenile Temple on Tuesday, under the management of Messrs Ford, junr. (Superintendent), A. Smith, J. McMillan (who initiated the movement), Mrs Ford, Miss Grindrod, and Miss Webb.

V.M.C.A. Mission.—At the evangelistic meetings held yesterday under the auspices of the X.M.C.A., the Rev. J. S. Hill delivered powerful addresses. In the afternoon there were about 500 men present in the Oddfellows' HalL Mr Hill spoke for nearly an hour on "The" Battle of Life. He spoke very plainly about the dishonest practices and the cutting competition in business, maintaining that the duty of man to man is to deal fairly. The difficulties of so doing were graphically put, but he contended that duty to God demanded the sacrifice of self. The only principle which can surely keep a man from his natural meanness and proneness to wrongdoing is to have the "mind of Christ. In the evening at eight o'clock the Oddfellows' Hall was crowded, when Mr Hill gave the last gospel address of .the mission, from the words, "What shall I do with Jesus?' He delivered a most earnest appeal to the unsaved, to take Jesus as their Saviour. There was a very, evident impression made on many who were present. To-night the Bey. J. S. Hill delivers a lecture on ''.The Symbolical teaching of the Tabernacle," illustrated with models and diagrams. Mr Alfred Cox will occupy the chair, and a collection will be taken to defray the expenses of the mission. To-morrow evening the nnnnnl tea and public meeting of the Younc Men' 3 Christian Association will be held in the Oddfellows' HalL The public meeting will be addressed by Rev 3. J. S. Hill, J- Hoatson; J. J; Lewis, -and Mr T. H. Smeaton. Mr William Chrystall will occupy the chair, and a programme of sacred songs will be carried out by Mes- ; dames C. M.*Gfay and Campbell, and Messrs. J. P. Newman and H. A. Adley.

Stjddes Death at Dabsxeei).— The" •police in Christchnrch received a telegram yesterday to ths effect that*. Mrs Isabella Hannant, wife of Mr J. J. Hannant, afarmer near Darfleld, died suddenly in a, :fit on Saturday. No doctor was in attendance, and an inquest will therefore be ; necessary. ■ Gbees's Reef. —We are requested to invite attention to the rich specimens taken from Green's Reef, and now being exhibited by Mr James Hcnder:son, the company's broker, in Mr I Brice's window, corner of • Colombo and Hereford streets. Mr Henderson has arranged with the promoters that all Christchurch applications received by him up to and including the 24th instant will be allotted.

Septon Presbyterian Cbtjbch.—-The Financial Committee met in the Church on Wednesday evening to settle the business connected with thelatetea-meet'ngand concert. The Secretary submitted a statement of receipts and expenditure, which showed that the receipts were £27 3s, the expenses £6 19s Bd, which was considered most satisfactory. This balance will enable the Committee to settle all demands connected with the Church. It is gratifying to see how well this little congregation work together in their efforts to support their Minister.

Reserve Corps.—On Friday morning Major Newall took over sixty-four Snider rifles from the Honorary Reserve Corps. The rifles had been sent into store in good order, and Major Newall expressed himself highly pleased at the excellent condition of the arms. The rifles were afterwards handed over to the Scottish Rifles. The members of the Reserve Corps, some dozen in number, who have nofc yet handed in their rifles are requested to do so at once. Orderly- Corporal Briggs will be in attendance at the orderly room, drill shed, to-day and to-morrow, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Press Sick Fund. — The annual meeting'of the Press Sick Fund was held on Saturday afternoon, the President, Mr F. E. Buckland. in the chair. The report of the Committee was submitted, and from that it appeared that there had been an increase of eight members during the year. The amount paid in sick pay for the year was stated as being £131 9s. The election of officers resulted as follows:—President, Mr F. E. Buckland; Vice-Presidents, Messrs J. S. Guthrie and G. R. Hart; Committee, Messrs Asquith, Eastwood, W. H. Smith, Edmonds, Meadows, Dunn and Jenkins; Seoretary, Mr Eastwood.

Accident. —An accident of a somewhat peculiar, but serious nature occurred yesterday to Mr Phillips, of the New Zealand Tweed Company. He was riding, accompanied by a friend, down the Biccarton Boad, and when close behind the horse ridden by the latter it kicked out, and Mr Phillips sustained a compound fracture of the leg. He was brought into town to the White Hart Hotel, where he was attended by Dr Prims.

Anniversary Services.—The anniversary services in connection with the Sunday School attached to the Wesleyan Church, Colombo road, Sydenham, was held yesterday. The Beys; P.. R. Monro and W. Keall were the preachers, morning and evening respectively. There were good congregations on each occasion. In the afternoon the Bey. J. Beady conducted a special service for the benefit of the scholars and friends. Special hymns were sung by the children, Mr G. Daltry conducting. The tea aud public meeting in connection with the anniversary wiU be held to-morrow evening.

Concert.—The concert given on Rr*day evening in aid of the prize funds oSithe Richmond School was exceedingly well patronised, the Foresters' Hall being crowded to excess. The programme submitted was a very* attractive one, several of our best singers havinggenerously given their scarvices. Mr WT Chrystail, Chairman of the school, occupied tne chair, and aflor a few remarks from him the jrrojjraxame was proceeded with. Songs were exrasDrarfiy rendered by Mesdames Long a»5 Notfc, Misses Danks and Inglis. Mmsta A, Millar, C. Reid and J. Cardat, tJto canto portion of the programme baton* aa. trusted, to Messrs H. Price and Cbnhm (2). Mr C. H. Newman gave a saOnrlß hornpipe in excellent style. Owtag to the absence of Miss Long throafrh illness, tne Masters Hollow (2), with their oiameaorte playing, ahly supplied nor pace. The amount realised will add tasaly ** the funds of the school.

Entertainment at Litter 'Btver. — An entertainment in aid of the organ fund of the St. Andrew's Church, Little Biver, was given in the ; Maori Hall on Thursday evening last, the 20th instant, The attendance was good. Captain Oirrling occupied the chair. The programme—a good and varied one—consisted of vocal and instremental music and readings, by Mrs John Reynolds, Misses A. Coop and Shadbolt, Messrs Dunn, Sands and J. Coop, Captain Curling and Mr Tyson. "The Awkward Squad," under the command of Captain Cowan, made its' first appearance before -a 'Little Biver audience, and received an encore. The various items were well rendered, and, judpfng from the applause and encores,, were fully appreciated. Votes ol thanks to those who had assisted, also to all who had subscribed to the organ fund, and to the chairman, were carried, and the room was then cleared for dancing, which was kept up with great spirit until early in the morning. ...

Dauntless Lodge, usual weekly meeting of the Dauntless Lodge, 1.0. G.T., was held on Friday evening last in the Druids' Hall. Bro.Clephane,W7C.T., presided, and there was a large attendance of members and visitors. " Two candidates for membership were elected and duly initiated. The Lodge was honored with a visit from Bro. P. McLean, of Queensland, Past Worthy Grand Templar of Australasia, who delivered an eloquent address, which was much appreciated by the members. A hearty vote of thanks was awarded to the visitor for his attendance and address, and after a number of songs and recitations had been contributed the Lodge was closed in due form.

Railway Carriage Windows.—Few sounds can be more disagreeable tosensitive ladies than the rattling of railway train or 'bus windows when they have worn loose in their frames. To 'remedy this Messrs Seed and Flatman, of Southbrook, have brought out a patent spring , and lever which is inserted in the window frame. In its action the spring exercises a pressure on the grooves in which the windows move up .and down.; A further, advantage is gained in the fact that the window? of a railway carriage may be opened to any desired space without danger of the sash suddenly slamming down. The rattle is effectually put an end to. At present thenew invention is placed on its trial in some of the carriages, and should it answer the Bailway Department will in all probability accept it and bring it into general use. >

Threshing Machine Burnt.—A threshing machine belonging-to Mr Frank White, of Timaru, was destroyed by fire early on Saturday morning at Tenmfca. It had been placed in the yard of ; Mr D. Henry, blacksmith, for repairs, aiid'these had just been commenced by one of Mr White's men. The first %o observe the fire was Mr James Marshall, who quickly gave the alarm. Messrs Surfidge ana Clinch, members of the Fire Brigade, were promptly on the spot, and did, what was Eossible to save the machine,,. The fire, owever.had too strong a hold, and in a very few minutes the machine was totally destroyed. There were several agricultural implements adjacent to the machine, and a Wood's harvester was slightly damaged. It is not known if the machine is insured, and the cause of the fire is a mystery. Very fortunately the morning was calm, or a serious conflagration must have occurred, as Mr Henry's premises are situated in the main street.

Salvation Army.—The succession of " Colonel" and Mrs Taylor to the charge of the Salvation Army, the appearance here of " Commissioner ' and Mrs Howard, and the transferring of "Major" and Mrs, Barritt to New South Wales, were made tbe occasion of a series of "gigantic gatherings" at the barracks. Yesterday morning the proceedings were commenced. The usual parade of the Army, headed by its band, preceded the reception of Commissioner and Mrs Howard, which took place at half-past ten o'clock at the barracks. There was a large congregation, which was addressed by the Commissioner, who extended the handtof welcome to Colonel Taylor, a formal ceremony, which was received with a "volley" from the soldiers. Colonel Taylor briefly spoke to his new charges, and was followed by Mrs Howard and Mrs Taylor. The whole of the proceedings were of that enthusiastic character peculiar to this religious sect. Lively hymns were sung, prayers were offered and a collection was taken up to defray expenses and to assist towards the liquidation of the building liabilities. In the afternoon the " united corps " assembled, a similar open meeting was held, and another took place in the evening. To-day and tomorrow the series is to Tie continued, and on the evening of the latter day, after tea has been dispensed, the reception of the "Colonel" and his wife, and the farewell • to the " Maior " and his wife will form the ; special features.

RrccARTON-ScHOOju — The Committee ■field their monthly meeting on Monday I last. Present—Messrs Smith, A. "Wilson, I T. Wilson, Hanson, Wood, and Bey. C. Bowen <in the chair). The Chairman stated that the Board had appointed Miss Helen McKee as pupil teacher. A circular from the Board was read, inviting nominations to fill the vacancy on the Board caused by the absence of Mr Montgomery. After a prolonged discussion, a motion made by Mr Hanson, seconded by Mr T, Wilson, "That the Committee refrain from making any nomination," was carried. A letter was read from Dr. Ncdwill, who had been invited by the Committee to report on the recent outbreak of diphtheria at Riccarton school. Dr. Nedwill stated that he had no hesitation in setting aside what his attention had been called to as possible local causes, and attributing the spread of the disease (which the evidence went to show bad been brought into tho district from a distance) to school attendance. The report concluded with advice as to tho best means of disinfecting the buildings before reopening tbe school. It was resolved that the school buildings be thoroughly disinfected in accordance with Dr. NedwuTs report; that the school, be kept closed until Monday, 14th November prox.; and that the Christmas holidays be limited to the period extending from Friday, December 23rd, to Tuesday, January 3rd, of next year. The Chairman informed the Committee that, anticipating their decision in the matter of keeping the school closed untilthe middle of November, he had spoken to the Inspector, Mr Wood who had promised to arrange for the postponement of the annual examination, which usually takes place in December, to about the middle of March.

ASHBUBTON Show.—On the occasion of the Ashburten Agricultural Show, which takes place oh tho 28th inst, Saturday return tickets will be issued on tho railway, available for return up till the 31st inst. Amatede Athxetio Ct.ub.—The annual sports in connection with the Canterbury Amateur Athletic Club wfll be held at Lancaster Pork on Friday and Saturday next, commencing at 2 p.m. each day. Tho prograrnnia includes flat and hurdle races, bicycle races, &c Afternoon tea will bo provided for ladies. If you want to buy or sell shares or property send particulars to L. H. Nelson, Mortons Buildings, Hereford atreet, Christchurch.— lAdvt.] - "Rough ox Rats."—Clears out rats, mice, roaches, flies, ants, bed hugs, beetles, insects, skunks, jack rabbits, sparrows, gophers. At chemists and druggists.—{Anvr. Buchtj-Paiba. — Quick, complete cure, all annoying kidney, bladder and urinary diseases. At chemists and druggists. Kenipthorne, Prosser and Co., agents Christchurch.—lAdvt.

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6890, 24 October 1887

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