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NEWS OF THE DAY.

Criminal Session , . —The criminal session of the Supreme Court opens before ins Honour Mr Justice Dennislou on Monday next at 11 a.m. The cases on the calendar are of the usual character. A New Solicitor.—Mr A. C. Cottreli was yesterday admitted by his Honour Mr Justice Denniston as a solicitor of the Supreme Court on the application of Mr Joynr. > Supreme Court.— Hie Honour Mr Justico Denniston sat in Chambers at 11 a.m. yesterday. Owing to his Honour's absence at tbe Court of Appeal a somewhat lengthy list of applications had to be disposed of. Lytt£lt£)n Rewixo Club.—The fleet of this Club was increased yesterday by thq addition of two first-class stump outriggers, which have been obtained for training purposes. The boats, which are of kauri, are really handsome and useful crafts. They have been built for the Club by Mr E. l>. Rees, the well-known builder of practice aud racing boats in Chriatchurch. A Relic of the Past.—Yesterday, in the yard of Messrs Hollii and Williams, Lyttelton, another relic of the past was unearthed in the shape of an old cycle which bad been buried in the debris of the " great fire." Tho machine is a three wheeled one, something after the pattern of thoae ridden by children. The iron frame is exceptionally heavy and must have entailed great labour on the rider. As a sample of the style of machine ridden, say thirty years ago, the relic ia interesting. Cobporal Punishment.—The-Hon. W. Montgomery wishes the following correction to be made in our report of his remarks, at the meeting of the Board of Education, on the questiou of corporal punishment:—The word some should be substituted for the word " many," so that the sentence would read, "Some teachers showing want of discretion in the matter of punishment.'*',.. Primitive Methodist Church, GebaldiNE.—The anniversary services in connection with this church was held on Sunday last, and presided over by the Rev. J. Cocker (Ashburton). Oα Thursday the soiree and public meeting were held; the chair being taken by Mr fl&tman, M.H.R. Addresses were given by the Revs. J. Preston and. Cocker, &Tr Alasiin, M.H.R., and others. OBrriTAKY.—Another of the old Canterbury colonists has joined the great majority, leaving the roll of the first four ship people still further depleted. Mr James Townsend, who died yesterday at aa advanced age, came oat in the Cressy iv the year 1850 with his family. One of his sisters married the late Dr. DontJd. The deceased gentleman was tor meny years Clerk of the Resident Magistrate's Court as Lyttelton, under Captain Simeon. Subsequently he came over to Christchurch, where he lived for many years. Mr Townsend had a taste for astronomy, and it was he who presented the large telescope to the Board of Governors of Canterbury College. Mr Townsend will be buried at Lyttelton on Sunday. The funeral will leave Christchnrch by the 2 p.m. train. Annual Firikg.—On Thursday afternoon, tbe College Rifles went through their annual volley and independent tiriag, and the results, so far, amount to a record. The eligible firing* strength of the corps— 49 men—fired, and scored 760 points for volley tiring, or an average of 15.51; and 770 points independent firing, the figure of merit, for which ia 15.71. The results of each aqaad were :—No. 1, 11 men, 14.36 volley, 15.45 independent; No. 9 men, 16.44 volley, 1&44 independent; No. 15 men, 16.13 volley, 16 independent; No. 4, 14 men, 15.14 volley, 15.14 independent. Business Notice. —Messrs Hunter and Co. announce in another, column that they have purchased the large and extensive assortment of memorial stones, &c, belonging to the estate of the late VY. Stocks, and that before they remove them to their new premises on South belt, corner of Colombo street, they will offer them to the public at greatly reduced rates. Orders token for any design in marble or granite not in stock. 7293

The Wairvrapa Disaster. —Elsewhere wjU be found a very graphic interview by our special reporterwith Mr H. H. Pounds, of Dookie, Victoria, one of the passengers who was rescued from the ship. AiHLKTId.— The Canterbury Amateur Athletic Club b&ve received ovor 35Oentriea for their sports next Thursday and Saturday. The Garrison Band have been eagaged for both days, so-given tine weather two pleasant afternoons can be looked for. P&KSENTATiox. — Last evening, at the Christchurch itiilway Station, Mr G. T. Bryant, vrho is beiug trausferred to the Thnaru Station, was presented by the staff with a Gladstone bag. Mr l>. Filkington. the station master, made the presentation Tub LYCEOii —3lr W. \V. ColUaa wil! lecture in tiie Lyceum to - morrow, ou " Ideals ; Past, Preseat and Fatnre." Brooklet Uoal Mine. — The Mine Manager reports that the tuunel is now driven 180 ft., and the work going on very satisfactorily. Hospital.—The Secretary of the Hosp- ;- tal wishes to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of flowers from Mrs J. Bishop and Mis Stemson, periodicals from Mrs Cunningham, old linen from a friend, and clothes from a friend.

Presentation".—A very pleasant gathering took place yesterday in the iitho department of the Press otfice, the occasion being a presentation to Mr C. E. H. Scott, the head of the department, ou the occasion of his marriage. The present consisted of a stiver case comprising pickle fork, jam spoon, fish fork and butter kuife, and also a very pretty toast rack. Mr J. R. Brunb made the presentation in a few well chosen words, to which Mr Scott feelingly replied, aud the party dispersed to their several duties after wishing Mr and Mrs Scott happiness and prosperity in the future.

SotTTiiBROOK Swimming Bath.—Oα the 15th November, in the evening, the opening of the ftouthbrook swimming bath was celebrated by a concert given by Mr \V. TO3--hach, of Rangiora, assisted by some of hid friends. The programme was a paiticularly good one and thoroughly appreciated by a lull house. Songs were suug by Misses Martin, Bedstone, Moir and Duncan aud Messrs Templar and Robin. The proceeds from the opening of the bath and the entertainment amounted to little les3 than £20, and this, with previous sums raised, will leave only a small debt out of about £200, the total cost.

Rifle Shooting.—The team to represent tho City Guards against the Honorary Raserva Corps to-day at Cashmere will be picked from the following:—Lieutenant Sandford, Sergeants Foster, Steere and Wakelin, Corporal Meddinga, Lance-Cor-pcral Murphy, Privates Askew, Ashton, Batchelor, Bentley, Bradley, Wakelin and Yates. The following will represent the E Battery in the Associated Corps Match against the Mounted Rifles to-day:—Cap-tain Jackson, Sergeants Were, Treleaven, Corporal Cropp, Bombardiers Main and Lester, Gunners Butl3r, Menzies, Jewell, Vauderlyn, Fox, Otley. Faeewkbl Social.—After the Volunteer parade last evening the members of the Christ's College Rifle Corps met in their orderly room for the purpose of saying farewell to Private Wilson, who is about to leave for England. Lieut. Smith presided, and Private Wilson's health was drunk with musical honours, aud those present wished him a'pleasant voyage and safe return. During the evening a number of gongs were sung, and a pleasant time was spent. . Volunteer Pakade. — A Government parade of the head-quarters rifle companies was held last evening, the parade state being as follows:—City Guards, Captain Cresswell, 56; College Rifles, Lieutenant Smith, 43 ; A Company, Captain Hobday, 45 ; Garrison Band, Bandmaster Searell, 19. The officers present were—Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon, Major Francis, Captain Bowron, Dr. Thomas aud Lieutenant Sandford, acting as Adjutant. The companies were exercised in battalion movemeuts in fiagley Park and marched back through the city. West Ltttelto.v School.—A meeting of the Committee was held on Monday evening. Preeent —Uaptaiu Willis (Chairman)* Messrs Arnold, Smith, Hay, Baker, Webb and Rev. E. E. Chambers (hon. Secretary). The Head Master reported the number on * the roll to 135, with an average attendance of 174 for the month. The Jdead Master and staff were complimented upon the excellence of the concert given on November 7th in aid of the prize fund. The receipts amounted to £14 4s. It was decided to wait upon the Education Board at its next meeting re putting the echool ground in order and to notify the Board of the dangerous state of a portion of the fence around the ground. The sum of £10 was voted for prizes. The ChairSecretary and Head Master were authorised to purchase the prizes. The meeting then terminated.

IvAIArOI BOROTTGH SCHOOLS , Entertainment.—The concert ami tableau given by the pupils attending the Kaiiipoi schools in aid of the prizs fund, was held on Thursday evening iv the Volunteer drill hall, at which, including the performers, therewere about 1100 present. A pretty temporary stage with sounding board had been erected. The respective numbers of the programme went off smoothly and well, some of the pieces being re-demanded. Action songs were given by the infants, "The" Seasons," *' Laughing," and the '• Little Mother," under Miss Johnson ; and by the singing class of the school the pieces ** A Southerly Wind," " Lovely Morning," "Chiming Bells," , were given with much effect, as also the national songs after the tableau, representing England, song, " Hurrah for England," Scotland—"Scots wha hae," Ireland—" Tara's Halls." Wales—" March of the Men of Haarlecli," New Zealand—"God Defend New Zealand." The representation of. the natioual game of football provoked a perfect storm of applause, and that tableau was loudly barracked. {Skipping rope dance by junior girls; bar and bell exercise by ten boya were also woll received. The single performers were—Piano duet, Ellen and Isa Jowsey ; recitation, Tommy Hook, Annie Christie ; violin solos, A. Penaelley aud J. Broadley; recitation, "Parting of Marinion and Douglas,'"' Otto Henipleman ; and eong, Katie Alexander. The final piece was a cleverly executed figure march of thirty girls dressed in white, with coloured sashes.. Mr Parker illuminated the tableaux by the lime light. Mr. R. Moore, Chairman o£ the Committee, referring to the great success of the affair, which will realise over £35, called ou Mr R. Blakeley to move, and Mrs G. H. Blackwell to eecond, a vote of thanks to Mr R. J. Alexander, tbe teaching staff, and performers for their entertainment. The motion was carried by acclamation.

SUSISER BOROUOU CoDKCIL. — The ordinary meeting of this Council was held oa Monday. Present—The Mayor, and Councillors Carpenter, Kitson, Hughes, Hay ward and Graham. Correspondence w&3 received from tho LytCeltoa Harbour Board, stating that* *.he Board proposed to widen the jetty at the Cave Rock an extra ten feet, and that the proposal to erect a jetty near the baths must stand over. The Clerk was instructed to reply, thanking the Board, and trusting that the Board may in the near future bee their way to erect a jetty east of the baths. Finance—Bates collected since laet meeting, £23 9s IOd ; outstanding, £394 7a Id. Accounts amounting to £50 7s 9d were passed for payment, 'foe Clerk stated that under the Bating Act, 1894, all rates for the current year noo paid within sis months from the date on which they became recoverable, shall, together with an additional charge of ten per centum, be recoverable. The Works Committee reported that the laying of the water main to Watsonviile had been completed in a satisfactory manner. Tenders for the supply of coal to the engine at the pumping station were opened, and that of Mr J. M. Glenie wa3 accepted. It was decided to support the candidature of Mr W. Langdown for a seat on the Hospital Board. The Engineer reported that the water supply had now been in operation for twelve months, during which time very close upon one million gallons of artesian water had been pumped into the reservoir on the hill, the cose for fuel during that period not exceeding £20. All the machinery has been working exceedingly well, and everything in connection with the waterworks is in first-rate order. There was a considerable quantity of water takea for watering gardens by some persons in the township who had not applied for an extraordinary supply. The Engineer was instructed to see that the'proviaiou of the waterworks by-law is earned out. Special Notice.—YV. Strange and Co. intimate that their establishment will not be open till 10 o'clock this (Saturday) morning. 7319

Mixing.—Mr James Henderson. Hereford street, reports the battery return for the United Alpine Quartz Mining Company, Limited, for the current week to be 17502 of amalsjatn from 210 tone. CvciiiN'O Hecord. —Sir J. 0. Shorland today will attempt, to break the 100 miles Australasian amateur record for bicycles. Weather being favourable, » start will be made from the Riccartoa Hotel at half-past one Waikaraha Committee. — To-night a general meeting of the Executive, Demoascrstion. and Programme Committees of ihe Wairarapa Relief Fuud will be held at the Cijy Council Chamber. SSydbsuam Mayoralty. —A meeting of the friends and supporters of Mr John Brown will be. held iv the Oddfellows' Hall, Sydenham,' on Monday evening, «it 7.50. Bible Society.—The Rev. R. de Woife, M. A., lately appointed to represent the British and Foreign Bible Society in tlu3 colony, ia expected to arrive in Christchuro , ! to-day. Hβ occupied a posit ; on of influence as vic*r of a large parish in Eugland. It is hoped he will preach to-morrow at St. Luke's iv the morning and at St. Michael's in the evening ; and a public meeting is arranged for Monday, 19th, at 7.30, in the V.M.C.A. Hall, wheu he will spsak of the work of the Bible Society. New Brighton Pier Company, Limited. —The Directors at their meeting last Monday evening appointed Mr H. D. Pine Chairman of the Company rice Mr Stapieton, who resigned on account of ill-health. Mr Stapleton retains his seat on the Directorate. A letter was forwarded recognising his aervicea to the Pier Company and sympathising with him on account of his long-continued ill-health. The Directors decided to lay down a dancing floor, and several matters appertaining to the wants and wishes of the nublic were dealt with. The arrangements "for the summer season are completed. Shorthand Wbiteks , Association.— The results of the examination conducted by this Association for speed certificates in J uly last are now to hand. The following are the" names of the successful cauditlates :— Misses. M., H. Cox and G. H. Guthrie, seventy words per minute (pupils of MUs A, M. Carr) ; Messrs A. i\ Wrighfc and Angus Donaldson, 100 words per micute (pupils of Mr C. H. Gilby). The next examination for speed certificates takes place to-day at the V.M.C.A. rooms, Christchurcii.

Canterbury Progressive Liberal Association.;—The usual fortnightly meeting of the Committee was held on Thursday evening. Hγ W. I. Bailioger, President, occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance. The President reported having applied to the Mayor for the use of the Council Chamber for the conference of representatives from School Committees in reference to Canterbury College, bub was refused. It was resolved that a letter be directed to the City Council, asking why the use of the Council Chamber was refused. Correspondence was reai from the Premier. From the Canterbury Women's Institute, asking the Association to appoint delegates to attend the convention of women. It was unanimously decided to accede to the request. It was: decided to accept the offer of the Rev. J. O'Ji. Hoare to deliver an address on technical education. The SubCommittee appointed to deal with the charitable aid question reported progress. The Secretary reported having issued invitations to 255 School Committees and other organisations to attend the conference relative to Canterbury College. It was decided to submit certain questions to the candidates for tne Mayoral chair of Christchurch.

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LI, Issue 8953, 17 November 1894

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