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NEWS OF THE DAY.

The Tkueorafh Oi?sieEs.«-r©n Monday, the Queen's Birthday,TelegraphOffices which.. open on Sundays and noKdays will observe the following hours:—9 to 10 a.m. and 7to 8 pan. All other Telegraph Offices will be closed. The Telephone Exchange will b« Wra M Muai.

Cm CouKCttb—Owing to Monday next, which is the ordinary meetiag night "of the City Council, being a holiday, there will be bo meeting until Monday, 31st inst. Lsaoue op New Zealand Wheelmek.— The adjourned general meeting of the League of New Zealand Wheelmen last evening was a very long one, it being nearly midnight before the business was completed. KaiAPor MttacAi, Society.—The sticcass which attended this Society's entertainment on Thursday evening has induced the Committee to repeat the performance of " Trial by Jury " at an early date. Art Union. -In another column the date of drawing the art union for the picture frames made by Mr T. L. Flaus is announced. These frames are of beautiful New Zealand woods, the first prize containing 1836 pieces. They are on view at Mr Fuhrmann's.

THBOsopmcAL Addresses.— Aβ will be seen by a notification elsewhere theosophical addresses will be delivered, on Sunday, at Christchurch, Rangiora, and Kaiapoi. Socialistic Fikkmkn.—ln a recent case at Lyttelton, in which one or two firemen were concerned, a considerable number of their shipmates clubbed together to provide the funds necessary to secure the services of a lawyer. Having no money they mortgaged their pay in advance, and one who must be considered a curiosity among firemen in that he possessed a watch, pledged that article of luxury.

Theatrical.—A private letter received last night from Mr Fred Duval, who is in Melbourne, states that Mr Pollard has secured the rights for New Zealand of the spectacular piece, " Djin Djiu," which created such a furore in Melbourne and Sydney when produced by Messrs Williamson and Musgrove. It will first be produced by the Pollard Company in Wellington on Boxing night.

Band of Hope. —The fortnightly meeting of tbe Sydenham Presbyterian Church Baad of Hope was held on Thursday evening, the President in the chair. Recitations were given by Nellie Jowett, George Hudson, Nome Brinkman, and Marion Pioken. songa by Nellie Wad dell aud Lizzie Jowett, a duet by Jessie Forbee and Mina Speirs, a hymn by the cluldren, a reading by Mr Alexander. Addresses were given by the Rev. J. M. Allan and Mr Smith. The meeting was concluded with a dialogue entitled " How Tom Peters chose his wife," the characters being taken by Misses Meiklehara (3), Duffield, Brown, McDowell, and Waddell, and Messrs MoKay and Ferguson.

The Lyceum Com«dy Company.—This company, under the management of Mr D'Oreay Ogden, will open their season of six nights in the Theatre Royal on Monday evening next. The inaugural piece will be "Dot and her Dottie," They will arrive to-day from Dunedin, where they have just concluded a five weeks season. Included amongst the members of the company is Mr Fred. Norria, the American champion fancy roller skater, who will give an exhibition of his skill between , the acts on Monday evening. It is announced that there will be a change of bill nightly during the season.

Agricultural Conference.—ln reference to the complaint made by several members of the Wellington A. and P. Association, because no reply had been received from the Canterbury .Association to their request to co-operate in urging the Otago Association to reconsider its decision to abandon the AgricnJtaral Conference, Mr Mnrphy explains that he wrote to the Otago Association, and was awaiting their definite reply before writing to Wellington. Oα the 16th met. he received a letter stating that the Otago Association could not re-open the question of the conference, and that the Wellington Association would be written to. In the face of this letter Mr Murphy saw no necessity for urgency in replying to Wellington, but intended to write in any case, only that his time and attention Was bo fully occupied during the week with the winter show arrangements.

Gkhauhne Oousty Cotmctt,. — The monthly meeting of the Geraldine County Council on Thursday was attended by all the members. The tender of J. Gregan and Go. of £496 9e 6d was accepted for protective works at the Upper Orari bridge. In connection with these works a warning was received from Mr T. Kelleher that he would hblcl %he Council responsible for any damage' 'fed Mjianalby" tlie -.sive* backing "onto it. Major Moore waited upon. the Council, asking for a water snpply for the Gteraldine Downs. The Clerk Was instructed to look up an old report of the Engineer's to see if the proposal could be entertained. Subeidiea Were passed to the Road Boards for destruction of small birds .-—Temuka £150, Geraldine £.100, Mt. Peel £150. The tender of E. Butler and J. Molnnis, £245 for work at Kakahu bridge, was oecepfced. It was decided to strike a rate of one farthing in the £, and that interest rates in water race districts remain the same as last year's. The maintenance rates were decided upon, thus :-i-Orari-Rangiteta, Woodbury, Waihi Id per acre; Orari-Waihi, 2d per acre i Geraldine Flat 3£d per acre. Accounts amounting to £89 3s Ad were passed for payment.

Cmus-romraoK Saraa? 800 Treai. Cmtb.— A deputation from the Christehurch Sheep Dog Trial Club waited upon the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association's Winter Show Committee, and asked that the, coming trials of the Club might be held under the auspices of the Association. The request was granted, and £4 was given in prises to the Club. The sum of £2 is to go to the. beet rough-haired dog and £2 to the best smooth-haired dog that has won a prize at the Club's trials. The doge will be judged at the Winter Show at half-past seven, on Friday evening, and the prizes will be presented afterwards. Members of the Club will be admitted to the Show that evening upon presentation of their membership tickets. The Christchuroh Tramway Company has arranged to ran cheap trips to the scene of the trials at Cashmeref and the catering for luncheon and afternoon tea will be in the hands of Mr P. Burke. The grounds will be found very suitable for a day's outing. A meeting of the Committee will be held at noon to-day at Messrs Mateon and Co.'a salerooms, and the Secretary will be in attendance there from noon till three o'clock to receive entries, which close to-day.

The "Vert. Thistg.—The mosc popular holiday this year, excepting perhaps, Demonstration Day, will be the Queen'e Birthday, and for it Messrs Hulbert and Co, have made express preparations, the stocks of ties, gloves, hate, shirts, and all the, small articles of a gentleman's wear, Which they have opened, surpass anything before seen in Christehurch. In ties, the choice in pattern, colour and fabric, is elegant and large. In hats and caps the old reputation of the firm is well maintained. No firm here equal it lor style and quality. The gloves are tb.e very best,: aad most suited for cold holiday weather, and are displayed In every variety of .make and mate* riaL Shifts and ail; underclothing of undoubted quality and make are to be seen la the shop. In macintoshes and umbrellas Messrs Hulberfc and Co. can supply the most fastidious, while the little matters connected «rith a gentleman's toilet are not omitted, aa a glance at the glass cases will show. We can readily recommend our gentlemen readers to pay a visit to Hnlbert's, even though they do not want to buy. The display is worthseeing." - 999

Nkrvb.—The 'best brain aad nerve tonic yet discovered is Compound , Syrup of Hypophoephites. Barnett and Co., Victoria street. 6938 Ttostot tyres are the original tyree. First in 1888, foremost in 1897. Guaranteed twelve months. Beware of imitation. Etanlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, Limited, 128 Lichfield street. 241

Hubbard, Haix as© Co. for teas, sugars, candles, kerosene, batter, cheese eggs, bacon, hams, &c, in any quantities, at lowest prices. 2159

In High EsnHATiosr. That the Victory sewing machine is fast gaining favour with the public, is beat proved by the increasing demand, and ifce praises are constantly being sang by everyone who has tested its high qualities. Aβ well as being the best machine m the market, the price paces it within the reach of &3L Lessons free of charge at the agency, D.LC, Cashel and Lachneld streets, Chrietchurch. ."■'.. ~ 5564.

"Hoaia Comforts" may be enjoyed by getting Health foods (malted) for infante, &c., Health magnesia (fluid), Rheumatic mixture, Dr. Schuster's cell ealte. Have a large stock jost opened hot water bags, fountain syringes, enemas, vaporisers, pocket Inhalers, pocket atovea and other lamps, respirators, stomach tabes, catheters, File Pipes, abdominal belts,' muscle rollers, &c. The largest hygienic rooms in the colony. Open daily. Health Supplies Company, 246 Casbel street* Chrwtehareh 8550

CHRISTCHTTBOB TRAMWAY COMCPAKT.-i The tiine*tabje for the Queen's Birthday in connection with the Christchurch Tramway .Company appears elsewhere. Harbour fixctJßsioss.—The John Anderson and Jane Douglas will run excursions on Monday, the former to Diamond Harbour and the latter to Pigeon Bay. Queen's Cajbets.—A parade of the Queen's Cadets will take place on Monday next at the Drill Shed at 8 a.m. to proceed to Bromley for target practice. OmcKRS' Mbss Dinner.—The annual dinner of the officers of the North Canterbury Volunteers will be held on Monday evening at eight o'clock at Warner's Hotel. In MkiMORUM. —A marble headstone oa a blue stoao b-vse, being 6ft high over all, has just been erected by Mr J. 15. Mansfield at tho Lmwood Cemetery to the memory of the late Mr Thomas Angus, who was chief refrigeratiug engineer of the s.s. Pakeha. This has been pat up by engineers of the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company and White Star steamers.

Nmw Briohi'ok Tramway , Company. —It ia notified elsewhere that the ordinary timetable will be adhered to on the Queen's Birthday, except that the 12.0 tram from Cathedral square will go through to New Brighton. The usual return fare of sixpence will be charged at. 10.10 a.m. and 7.15 p.m.

Pohltrt Snow.—The combined show of the Sydenham and Christchurch Associations will be held in Mr Tabart's wool store on the 17th, 18th and 19th June. The entries will bo received a 6 the Pigeon Fanciers 5 Rooms, Hereford street, on Thursday, 27th insfc., between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. PrOPOSKO HORTICCTLTnRAE. SOCIETY.— A public meeting will bo held at the A. and P. Rooms, Hereford street, on Wodnesday evening, at 8 o'clock, to receive the report of the Committee appointed to prepare a proposed constitution for the formation of a new Horticultural Society. Geraxdink Botldikg Society.—An extraordinary general meeting of the Ueraldine Terminating Bnilding Society was held on Wednesday night, when an appropriation of £300 was offered in two sums of £150, which brought respectively £28 and £26 ss. St. Mark's, Opawa.—A concert will take place in the schoolroom on Tuesday next under the direction of Mr Hugh Reeves. Items will be given by the following ladies and gentlemen:—Miesea Moir, Graham, Mrs Wilding, Messrs Maitland Gardner, W. A. Day, F. C. Raphael, G. E. Reeves, Ballantyne and Hugh Reeves. School Commitoke.— The Geraldine School Committee met on Thursday night, when all members were present. The Headmaster reported that the roll number wae between 250 and 260, and the average attendance 215. The Committee decided to support Mr In wood as a candidate for the vacant seat on the Education Board and Mr Holwell for the Canterbury College Board of Governors. Owing to the Amberley murder scare it was resolved to close the school at 3.30 p.m. to allow children living at a distance to reach home before dark.

Riohmokd Methodist Churoh.—The anniversary celebration of this church was concluded on Thursday evening, when a tea and public meeting took place. Tea was provided in the schoolroom by Mcsdames T. R. Fleaher, Ford, Miles, Myers, Petrie, Sheppard and Wilson. The public meeting was held iv the church. The Rev. «L T. Burrows presided, and addresses were delivered by the Rev. J. j. North on " Manliness in Church Life," and the Rev. Dr. Erwin, M.A., on "How to Help the Pastor." The trustees' annual report snowed the church to be in a fairly prosperous condition. Owing to transfers and the establishment of the new church in Lin wood the membership waV less than last year, the number at present being fifty-four. The Sabbath school and other departments were in good working order. The financial report showed. the receipts for trust purposes to have been £61 3s, and expenditure £58 13s sd. In addition there had been raided daring the year for the following purposea— Circuit £88 7s 3d, Sabbath school £27 18a 7d, Band of Hope £4 4s 7d, Endeavour £1 15s lOd, home missions £8 16s lOd, foreign rfiisaiona &2 l6a lOd, and Union thanksgiving fund £1 8s lid ; total £180 lOd lOd. During the. evening a presentation was made to Mr 3. A. Flesher, who for eleven yeaiß liftd acted o8 organist to thta church.

' next will be observed as a dose holiday ia honour of her Majesty'd birthday. Those who delight in wars alarms will have an opportunity of seeing a mimic fight by the Volimteera in their field day over, the country between Chaney's corner and the sea. The lovers of trotting have the promise of a good day's sport in the meeting on the Show Grounds of the Canterbttry Trotting Oiub. The Sportfl Committee of th© Hawke'eßfly Flood Relief Fund have arranged a very excellent programme of sports of all kinds at Lancaster Park, and if the weather is favourable there should be a very large attendance. These different events during the day, with tram excursions to Samner and New Brighton, and harbour exattrsione, ought) to afford plenty of amueement for the hohday makers. In the evening the Lyceum Comedy Company make their first appearance at the Theatre Royal, and the Entertainment Committee of the Flood Relief Fund have arranged for a unique style of social, at the Opera House, consisting of a plain and fancy dresa ball, with the dances interspersed by vocal and instrumental items. A good concert programme has been arranged, and no doubt there will be a large number of spectators on the occasion, a's well as those taking part in the dancing, ;

Thb Qoben'3. Bra-mcA*.—Monday nfexfc, being the Queea'e Birthday, 2'rnth will not be published. Masonic.—The ceremony of installation of principals and officers of the Prince of Wftles'e Royal Aroh Chapter; No. 1916, E.G., took place at the Masonic : Hall, Manchester street, last night, when there was a fall attendance of members and risitora.. M.E. Oorap W. H. Gnndry, P.Z., D.D.G.M., conducted the ceremony, and installed M.E. Comb C. Dillworth Fox as First principal Z., E. Comp James Chalmers as H., E. Comp J. G, Lawrence-Scott, B.Ai, as J., and the following officers were invested j—Comp H. N. Martin, S.K., Comp Professor F. W. Haslam, S.N.; M.E. Coinp G. Swarm, P.Z. Treasurer; Comp Professor E. J. Mat how, Chaplain; Comp Davies, Organist;; Comp T, H. "Jackson, 8.A., P.S,; Comp H. B. Hamlid, S.S.; Comp Trevatban Burns, T.S.; Comp Gee, Janitor., The ceremony was most impressively rendered, the musical portion being under the direction of Comp L. Davies. The principal vocal items were " The Power of God" (Beethoven) and "Angel of Charity" (Handel), by Comp Clarence 3?. Turner, and "Incline Thine Bar" by B. Comp J. G. l>. Scott. The Companions were entertained by the M.E.Z. at a banquet in the refectory, and the usual Masonic toasts were honoured.

' Coli.ari.ibss Dogs.—The city authorities collected sixteen doge on Thursday which Were without collars, and yesterday there were some anxious enquiries for " missing friends. *'

Chamber Sittings.—His Honour Mr Justice Dennisfcon sat in Cbamb&re yesterday morning and disposed of a somewhat lengthy list of applications, which had accumulated daring his Honour's absence at the Court of Appeal.

The Midwinter Show. — The total number of entries for the midwinter show ie an increase of 27 on that of lost year. There have been increases in dairy produce, grain and seeds, roots, eheavee, fat cattle and fat sheep, and slight decreases in the cured and preserved nteate, fruit and vegetables, New Zealand manufactures, Stc, and in the milking competition.

To-day's " Thuth," — The popularity of the Saturday eight-page edition of Truth, is becoming more apparent every week, and the pnblisherV returns show a rapidly increasing circulation each week. So far as the quality and quantity of reading matter is concerned to-day's edition -will be quite equal to previous issues, the short stories and general chatty articles on a wonderful variety of subjects being well selected and thoroughly interesting. The success of the' Saturday edition is now. assured, and. wherever improvements can be made readers will get the iall benefit of them.'*' Truth will be obtainable from runners and agents, and the editions wiUbe published at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., the latter giving all the latest teiegrapbioaod local news of the day.

The Lochindobs Shooting Case.— James Reidj who was arrested at Wellington, and remanded toDanedin, in connection with the shooting of NicoUs, the rabbitter, on Lochindorb run, arrived front Wellington yeatsrday, and wenfc South in the express. Hβ was under tUechargeof Aoting-Detectfve Cos end Constable. Eeolee, who ako bad » Btestast taeapMn ewtarigt

EKamBKaiNG Sttnosiraa. —At a meeting held in Canterbury College Engineering rooms on Thursday evening it was decided to form a Canterbury College Engineering Society, A Committee was formed to draft a constifcntioa, 4b., and report to a future meeting, when it is hoped that all Engineertag students, both past and present, will attend.

Richmond Lawk Tennis Cmtb.—A meet•Vr nfi the Comm >ttee of this Club was held in Mr Kent's pavilion, Richmond, on Thursday. Present—Messrs T. W. Lewis (in the <***>» J- H. Fabling, K. Banett, and G. Mune. Eight new members, including four ladies, were eleoted. It was decided to play a match against the Lyttelton Club about the middle of June, and to hold a practice match at the courts on tho Queen's Birthday. Ranqiora Morris Tubk Cwra.—The final competition of tho Rangiora Clnb was fared on Thursday evening, and the leading competitors were in four competitions out ot nve. The results were—Mr C. W. Bell &ep 2), 132, Mr D. MoKay (scr) 131, Mr R, Walker (5) 130, Mr C. d'Auvergne (scr) 129, Mr W. Efford, sen. (scr) 129, Mr G. Jordan (9) 129, Mr H. Gothrie (sar) 128, Mr a Fraser(2) 128, Mr W. Reynolds (16) 128.

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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