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A letter recently received from frofeesor __ Scott, of the Engineering Department of '- Canterbury College, sixties that Ms eyes are much better. A man was arrested fay Detective Living* ■ '• stone to-day on a charge of having stolen .'■ some tea yards of cloth, the property of. John Nixon. It was stated at the Board of Governors yesterday, that 4M Rev. Canon. Harper im „< a passanger for New Zealand oxu board the '- Paparoa, and he was expected to reach hero,.. .- about December 22nd. '< \ J The Mayor has received the following do* * nation for the Smith Fund:—o. P&laireV ■ £1 Is. The donation of Mr Fail was £2 '■.-[ 2a, not £1 Is as published. '•;■• ' The practical examinations in music com,*, menoed a* Oauterbury Coßege morning. The examiner is Mr Graham 1?» ~' Moore, who is conducting the examination ' on behalf of the Associated Board of tW£ Royal Academy of Music and the BoyiM; College of Music, London. % ' -P Two candidates for parliamentary; honours -were obliged to vacate tlie field," C' .temporarily {ft all events, yesterday. Mesei>j| G. W. Kussell and George tatfrenson foUfiilg themselves upon n. special jury in tihe RafcM»V accident case before tlie Court. - . T&e new by-law by the City Council might imposes penalties on cyolietftjV) for not carrying bells or and for riding at a greater ratef , ; than ebc miles an tour ia the inner area, eight miles in the outer area, and six mile*/!' round street, corners -or across street cross* ings in the city. \' A cable message received in Auckland from i Perth announces the deaih, of Sir Robert Lundon, late of Messrs Boylan and Lundoo, ■ the well-known. Auckland firm of civil en* 5r glneers. Hβ was the engineer for'the con» >lv strucbion of the railway from Perth to Cool* , gardie. ' . . ; ,* The following gentlemen -were nomatttted ~ yesterday for the four vacancies in tlie Board of Governors of Lincoln College?—Hon, E,--C. J. Stevens, Messrs R. Heaton % Rhodes, W. F. M. Buckley, and H. A. . nominations closed «t noon yesterday, Bat - letters bearing the postmark of yesterday will be accepted, so that it is not possible to toy* l finally who are elected. No one would suspect the City Patheri of the heinous offence of "scorching" on cycles through the city, but judging from .the statements matte last night it appeart that they do so. One Councillor accused aoiother last night, while the cycle by-Jftir. * ■was being discussed, of going through city at a rate of from ten to fifteen mules an- , k ■hour; whilst another one said he «•, \ deavoured to overtake Site "Worship 'man; J riding twelve .miles an hour, bu£ was to do so. " '^ In connection -witfh (his remarks on the;*., question of the employment of boys and gittS j the Secretary of the Canterbury EmployeM,; Association wishes us to-s*ate that he »pw£< '* of tib.6 restrictive conditions imposed und« the awards of the Arbrfcratioti Court "taa legislation" in respect to tlie employment of young people; that in "some" instance* - r the employ-men* of girls was abueed*by thear employment without wages, and that whi» it "might" not bo fair to assume that ell of those discharged were dispensed with wr*- . ing to the operation of tb* Act, tftere JM •• no doubt e> large percentage of them trie*. At the Supreme Court yesteitto, Mr Leceister "Matson was fined -Bo ■ for non-attendunce on a speciaU jttff* Mr Herbert A. Beauchamp, «w» ■ arrived five minutes late, was fined **, his Honour remarking that if he contanuiuly remitted these fines, people would ceasftto take any care to arrive in time. Later, Mr ~ Leceieter Matson atitended, and said hew* - never received any summoas. His HoncW , said there was evidence that it had be» , served on a member of his family, and hefnad better make some inquiries. Judged by tie statement M&& in the Magistrate's Court yeriwijefr'. the authorities of a similar Courts in Auckland cannot be noted H* expedition. When a- case -wae calwd in which Mr Andrews appeared fot w» , plaintiff, the bailiff announced that the*, was no proof of service. Mr Andrews - eaid the summons had twice been sent np»j... and the case had been hanging for two.,months. The deiendant was a well-kno* 11 ; man, and it appeared to him toafc ta»;y Auckland Conrt people were in no hurry over the matter. Mr Beetham eaid beheo, - nothing to do -with the Auckland distne«» .. and all that could be done was to «*J „ up the Bummons and communicate v«« the Court. .A " The flags on the places of business of ■**» ' various shipping finns mast yesterdly, out of xe*p«**JJ the late 'Mr Ismay, the wett-tajg shipbuilder. When Mr -wj • iU, ttoe German Kmperor tetograsheo- to *r Ismay, expreseing sympathy in her band's illiiess as' follows:—"Am **f** tressed at tb/e tbe illness oi ,jw* husband. toyou, for 'he is one of tf» most P™ 111 **? figures in the shipping vorld, itnd known to mc fit>m the visit I Teutonic some years ago. Have just »»** ' from a Germain, gentleman who *» » > senger on -lMwd tlve - f " marvel of perfectaoain building unditiiaflK ; : and well worthy of tiie ceWft»tßd unei ,»" n , tha aittstrious owner she belongs to, — V¥r - liwttnW ■ T/ 1

■J*}* gub-comrnUtee apipointed to interview #*» rariou* bu*fne» firms in the city, as to clwing «t> noon on Thursday next, hare been guceewful b inducing a l»rge number to do to.

There waa no publio busiaeM at the Kaiapoi Court yestwraay. Tkirty-«x pnen* were k*t week naturaUied in anticipation of the election*, xocludjjJTjir T. Thompson, Heathoote VaUty.

sew Zealand registered vessels are ptrttitted to year the red «d««i of Hor jlnitfty's fleet, with the badge of the colony « the fly.

Lut week there were three bankruptcies $& tie colony, namely, a contractor at Waiotte,» eettler at Mangapai, and a aeaman fct

With respect to public fthaUoire, the Mayor £vi night stated that their adviser was preparing a report embodying the ioformatic*: JJjfeeted from other parti of the colonies, god it would be laid before the Council at 0 eariy date.

Kr K. Herring having resigned bis seat for gp Mount Somen* riding of the Ashburton jaunty Council in order that Mr E. G. fright might be elected, Mr Wright's «the goiy nomination for the vacancy thus caused, ,od i«j hiia therefore been returned to the GoencU.

A Wellington tomogram states that Mr P»vid Guild, of the Wairarapa, is to be g* Government Assessor in the Hatoma eojupmusatiori vase, which will probably be |g|rd in January.

VBobert Stewart, a fanner of Totara Valley, gouth Canterbury, committed suicide by iftootjng himself in the head with, a gun on gitnday. Hβ kid been suffering from eteeplepaess and potne in the head. He leave a widow and six children*

The Sydenham Cricket Club wrote to tie Sydenham Borough Council complaining of the eanoyance and expeasa caused them by Ibe hockey and football pkyen£- and adring Aβ compensation a portion of toe rent paid by the hockov and football clubs. It was igreed to allow the Club one-third of the Ujwuut asked for.

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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