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NEWS OF THE DAY.

: The vital statistaca for Aabburton for the marriagei 6, ; ClimpeoD.whobelonwdtatlHi train concerned in the Rakaia aerify , Jent, has b* so fcransferred *° "wwcwgHL '■ T9w old age pension instalment* paid in ChrUftchureb on the lab met. numbered -. 4s, and the money paid amounted to £605. )-'" There was no sitting of the Supreme Ooart yesterday. To-day the adjourned 4MM of Smith v Smith, in divorce, will be fceard. At tie next meeting ot the committee of the Beautifying Aesociation, a bailot titU be token to decide as to the retiring menbers.

The Aehbnrton Young Men , * Clnb are '-. negotiating for a site for a Club building on eoeDtr»lly-Bitttated reserve adjoining the Council Chambers. ! A PrtM Association telegram from Atick- ' Ijmd states that Mr Ernest Davis, of HapoockandCo., was married yceterday «o Miss Marion Mitchell, formerly of Pollard's Opera Company. , ; The bltok bircb planking for the re-deck-Iμ of the Kaiapoi trafficbridge, from Mes-ts Boydand Birch Hill sawmills, hk» goininenced to a»rive, and is to be on dec around this month ready for the repair!. The bridge will then be overhauled and* nawtejl / ■'■•■■. , . \\ It is understood that the Government i iriH rwommend a vote of £100 to fen®! iod pieeerve the Kaiapohia reserve, aw* protect the monument raised in memory (f Uiefiret and principal Maori settlement n the Soath le'and. \

iue Sydeoham School CommJlige suggejted that monitors should hare their eervjef reoogDised by a email payment, in the shap of aalarv. The Education Board, adviaei byiteown committee, could not ccc ite wjf <io comply with, the suggestion. j

The skeleton of the giant armadillo d fiotfth America (Priodonto. gigos), has bee| added to jjhe collection in the mammal rooft at the Museum. Tbe specimen is interest ing, as showing the massive bone" of the peculiar and ungainJy animal. 1 Inoloded in a largo line of store catte offered'at the Addington Saleyards yestejd&y ysM a bullock that woo a race for b«tocke at Bavelook some time ago, and ]f which an engraving was given in th» "Weekly Press." The owner deolined f> part with the bullock at the price offered.! At the meeting of the Philosophical Jj•titttte last night the secretary aenoundjd that a very fine volume on New Zealaid Jfacrolepidoptera tad 'been presented to tie library by Air G. V. Hudson, of Welliifton, who hue just published this work h. «he subject, An Australian visitor recently pajsfeg through Ghristchurch, thoup seeing it at a great disadvantage cnrW to the extremely 'bad -weather, gafe it as his opinion that it was one of the bft looked-after oitdes in Australasia in eonn< > Dooked-after cities in Australasia. ■ The Lyttelton West School Commit c ' applied to the Education Board for a "g< d manners chart," to hang in the school, 'J c secretary procured on© lor inspection by ie Board, who decided to obtain quotations >r from 200 to 260, mounted and varnish I, lor the purpose of supplying all the sch< Is is the district. Thrqe young lads, brought before the J) iedin Pohco Court on a marge of burglar, not only had in their possession a jemmy|r crow and a loaded revolver with cartridg i, bat one of them (says the Dunedin "Sta ') possessed a patent electric light, whdeh >- parently was placed in his necktie, and co d w> operated from bis trousers pocket. ' The rain, -which set in on Thursday nig b, ceased yesterday, and the day -was fi 5. Heavy rain foil at Aehtourton, all Thura y Bight, bit the weather was fine again yes rdoy. Snow fell at Anama and Mo it Somen. Sinoe the heavy fall of enow in . the back ranges on Friday lost, there h re been two good thews, «ad much of the co i< try a*-now clear. Referring to the method* adopted in he early days of the cofeny for the safe k< p!ng of police prisoners, Inspector Broham e> J*t^3' tbaii we first person the* 'arrested in Holrit3ca <ho had to secure to a cabbage tie, Bα ogher lock-up befag in existence. Sho ly afterwards prisonere -wore aocommodotec in a tent, where they were made secure to logs. While they were in Wellington, Mc rs Western and Scott learned that the Gov ninent had obtained about 2000 toy rifles or Use in those schools for winch applicatic is made. Acting upon, the information, r . fcloott, for the Ea&t Ohristohurch, school, jbplied to the Education Board yesterday or 60 for the nse of the proposed rifle c ps in connection with the school. The qlstknt was referred to a committee of pie Board. The Education Board was unable to cc with UHt Sedgmere School Committee in ho matter of warming the sohool. The ajrnmittee found that the calls on its incidetal allowanoee would absorb <the fund, and it presumed \ka Board would not expec it to pay the cost of setting the stove ou of Ha own pocket. The Board very muclfl-e----gretted that, in view of the small expeuiture involved, the Committee could notlee ite way to make the children comfortabl! Ctainui for enrobne»t on the Paifliameiv ry rolle* (except where the claimant caifot ■write) can be attested >by an elector of iy dfrfiriclj but the afttueting witness must; cc then figned, and the ctenan/fc must dec re to tT» trritih of the daim in the presene of tite witness, vAto mustt then sign his or er waa on the bottom line of the claim, (fly a Jnrtice of the Peace, Postmaster, or; he Reghtnu , can, Jtowever, attest claims wi re Wie dannant conoot write. 1J» long-taikedHrf esplanade at Sum er ma been commenced. It will give ali el walk tvSlr a chain wide between the fritftgea of 1m houses facing the beach and I w> •c» w»U, w&ih h faced wrtb etxme. E\ nta(% H ie proposed that it ehall ex* id ftwn near the tn»a»way bridge all along *c oewa to the bafeh's «e>d, and when plai ;d >«ta trees, and furnished with eeafcs, it WKMId prove a great attraction to visit, s. *"«» praaent contract for the waU and ie aeco*aary levelHng of eand and euiface c] ym& «xt«nda from the western end of he ow» to Morton atreet. • Mr Tkoroae, iof oumoe", |b iJw present contractor. The question of federation hae ten HW*tmg tfce Auckland branch of the I w STatiroe* Association, which, in «w to tee* the feeling of other branc a, M» itttted a oircular letter, asking then to $»v nmultaneooa meetings discus»ng he , matter. The Comatiittee of the Qit ft. • wrarch trench yesterday had the letter »c- - decided *implr to reci ye »• letter, and reply that they T hod not <n«ered the matter, nor tested the fee »g « weir SMinben, and that as the Chew er «P*w»e«» Had the subject in hand, it id , : «* de«ni it advisable to step in. jfkei erection of the retiring rooms for la es , *na childreo on the beadb at Sumner as jwa»enced, Mr Rankin, of Cnristehui h, 5J«£ Mm builder. The design is by Mc m VW , J 1 "* 1 Human, after the Swiss eh et ~ "W*. It is situated at the foot of the je y, «w than ma. good deal of difference of jpwwn among the residents a* to whel er *W»b» poeitton has been chosen. A] *t n*etiH> danger of the wall, which is b« ag «Wl, t being washed away by the sea, i is WPjthat it would hay« been more desin Je way if a aection of land had I en end the rooms combined witi a «Wrt*aene kind, stocked with goods lilly WfiaMrfaltolwlyTieiton. 7 *S«P reeet T»iU be feh at the deatb of •w Alfred Oax, wife of Mr Cox, of i us Ssj TJ^rJ"* 015 * 1 at lwr weidence, 01 Ice £g»otAH««e, yesterday. Th* deoes ed " . «2*J"?° 1 " ls ** v iaown and hig ly A «?3 V of the setUcrs,^d , ?*? ™ r H* o *«ai Auatrali* wl en }?££!!?***<* Oujterbdry was atill injt* tS2SI x *** a daughter of the fite ' %££***Wto*& McPlwwod, of the 9fe , $£» Hon. Bnm* Oray, of Hooo Hay. She c •* Stwr « rt Wand. The

The demolition o f &« o h «8k at the poeoe station has twealed the feofc -that J **w "*» qppanotiy s wooden . afcnicfcure "wa» nracfc stronger #tan rte outwend appeanwioe lead the observer to assume. Betoween tfce «ift«r Vail and the inner boarding tfare « a net U innnrorit rwmazMri- ****** «»d perpeodicakrly, and welded togewier. The watU of *he peasaae-waye and wioae between the different eSs had been cnularly b\£&, so that onca a. perron wae in««e t» wae teafiy in aa iron cage hidden by woodwork. The cells were built over «n*7 years ago by a contewftor who, it ie lAoted, hted gad. experience of building itimtfor struatores in. where provision had to be made to prevent determined criminals from escaping.

Mr E. O. Laae, Chemist, Oaxnara, draws attention to his replace advertisement of a special preparation of Creasoted Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil. which, from testimonials received, has proved moefc effective in pulmonary diseases and in the removal of coughs and colds. 167

Great indeed would be the blank in English and colonial social life were we -deprived of tea. Snrafcura tea is a product of nature, never touched by hand, packed by machinery, and not blended with inferior tea. —Adrt.

To Up-to-date Bicycle Buyers.—The famous Waverley bicycle 1899 models just to hand per e.B. Ribston absolutely the beet that money can obtain. The latest etock of sundries in New Zealand. Repairs a speciality. Inspection invited at Waverley Cycle Depot, 211 Colombo street, Onrurtchorch. 7963

Great boom in Zealandia and Atalanta bicyclee; 1900 models now ready. Prices: Gents £21, Ladies £22. Easy terms arranged. Oates, Lowry and Co., 82 Man* Chester street, Christchurch.—(Advt.)

When an article is good and pure the public are not slow to recognise it, and in confirmation of this the sales of Black Swan butter for the month of June, 1899, show an increase of nearly seventy per cent.—Advt.

Butter—Fresh Factory 10d, Fern Leal lid, Black Swan Is, prime fresh dairy Bd, 9d and 10d; pastry 7d; mild cured hams 8d per lb. Hubbard, Hall and Co. 23

Morris, photographer, from Dunedin, personally takes all the portraits in* Colombo street Call and see new specimen*,—{Advt.]

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10414, 3 August 1899

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