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NEWS OF THE DAY.

Tha drawing scholarship in .connection with the St. Albaas School has been awarded to William Muff. Tils Dunedin Trades and Labour Council have passed a resolution asking the electors to voto against Federation. Tho Rakaia railway accident, on the occasion oi the Is.ington Freezing Works' picnic, occurred two years ago to-day. The next novelty in -writing paper which 5b is said will be offend to the public will ba Coronation paper, -with the arms of his Majesty tha King. The man Lillywhite, charged under the name of Blatch with the Colchester mur der, left by the ■ Mokoia on Saturday for Sydney, where he will join a steamer for England. Some speakers at the meeting of teachers on Saturday, referring to the colonial scale of salaries, said all tibey wanted was a living wage. One teacher .stated that a member of his committee, a -working man, ■was in receipt of higher -wager than he was. The Maoris of tha South Island who have 'been communicated with consider they have a larger claim to a visit from the Royal Family than the natives of any other part of the colony, by reason of their continuous an 3 unbroken loyalty to the Throne of Britain. It is intended to convene a meeting of representatives of the Road Boards -of Ashley county at an early date to discuss the proportion which Ashley county, compared with Selwyn county, pays to tihe upkeep of White's bridge on the" Main North road. Mr G-. Heroin, an ex-Mayor of Masterton, who leaves for the Old Country this month, will take with him a Maori mat for Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell, subscribed by the Masterton admirers of the General. Mα- T. E. Donne is gazstted Under-Secre-tary of the Department of Industries and Commerce, and Superintendent of Government Tourist and Health Resorts. Both appointments date from February Ist. The 'Education Department notifies in the Gazette that for the Civil Service Senior Examinations of January, 1902, "The Tempest" may be taken as an alternative to "King Lear" in the Literature 'paper. The City Council holds its ordinary meeting to-night. This will be the last occasion on which his Worship the Mayor, Mr W. JReeoe, will preside over the Council prior to his departure for Europe. • The subscribers to the Canterbury Wfii Fund meet, at the City Council Ch'inabsrs at four o'clock this afternoon, to receive the balance-sheet, and to consider the ijuestion of the disposal of the balance of the fund. A la-rge congregation attended. St. Joseph's Church, . Lyttelfcon, yesterday morning, when the Right Rev. Bishop Grimei introduced to his people the iywlvappoimted parish priest, Father Cooaey, who said mass. The Bishop read the Epistle and Gospel and preached a sermon appropriate to tbe occasion. Father Cooney was consecrated priest by Bishop Grimes, and has been for some time on. the West Ooast of this island. A Dunedin correspondent states that a naxmill in the Clutha district has been compelled to close down, owing to tie ixahiMy to procure sufficient hands. Flax Hitters and other able-bodied men employed t&ve left to engage in harvest work, as bern- moie ■ remunerative. Other mills in the district are running short handed from the same canse. A meeting was held at Timaru on Saturday, under the auspices of the Timarn A. and P. Association, to appoint delegates to the Conference which will be held in C3n-.ig.t-church this month, to Federation. It was decided to.^pb int the Hon. W. Rolleston and M_ r Acton, of Pleasant Point, to re P r the South Canterbury fanners. -- J Tne. teams of the Spit and Napier Fire Brigades ireachedi home from tbe Christohurch competition, on Saturday evening, and were met at tho station by the two Brigades, and both local bands. Hie Woeship the 'Mayor welcomed the firemen back, congratulating the Spit team heartily on the honours gained at the competition. A narrow escape from a serious accident occurred at tho Tuisatre Royal, Napier, on' Saturday, by which Mr J. Knott, proprietor of a kinemutograph enter tain men t, was rather severely burnt about the face and hand, through" an explosion caused by some ether, us;d in connection with his exhibition becoming ignited. Mr Knott was taken to the hospital, where he was found to be suffering from shock more than anything else. His Honour Judge Denniston remarked during the hearing of the Cteland perjury casre at the Hokitika Supreme Court last week that it was a pity that the evidence given in the Courts was not taken in shorthand. It would save a. considerable amount of time if such a course were adopted. He had ssen it at work in America and elsewhere, and found it answered admirably. He T-ras surprised that the Legislature had taken no steps to adopt the method in New Zealand. He hoped the method would be considered and the system adopted here. A good service would be done for picnickers at Otarama if a track were made lo the waterfall in Patterson's Creek, a short distance below the piers of the propoi'd railway bridge. At present it is difficult for a "man to get down to obtain the li"t view, and it is altogether too difficult for a lady, especially if the ground is at all Uamp and slippery, unless she were unusually renturesome. A man could do all that is required in a day or two, so as to allow a good view of the fall to be obtained from the lower side, and a notice could be put up, ehowing the direction to take. AlmoM everyone who visited Otarama could k .hcn inspect this fall, which is the nearest U gft to, and is well worth a visit. The Linwocd Rifles, thirty-six strong, were exercised in guard duty on Friday evening, tinder Captain Drayton. "I am not an agitator," remarked a lady at Saturday's meeting of teachers, "'indeed I have restrained some of them," and amidst much laugh-tor she asked, turning to the other ladies . present —"Is v lot so. ladies?"

Detectivg Oassells arrested a man on Bs>- I urday on a charge of wife desertion. I ulh F^S ratioll 9 ommisslon le£W «< Aucfc 1 land for Sydney to-day. ? . Several.Maribonmgh mifeta notify »-,, ■• I in the price of timber, which will com ?*T £ effect on the April next. | Our Dnnedin correspondent tele&nj* ' I that a cable from Colombo state* that S ' I is a penny per lb advance on all chssjsT, I

Mr Neho Henri Papakura, agsnt aad erf » porteur of the Southern -Jfamf £ visiting the Maori kaifa m Cwterbwr W B : S goee to Little River and Taumutu at th* «!? § quest of the Missions' Committee. I A photograph, of the man who « M Wi .' | drowned is the A-ren recenUy ie now • I Pohcc Station, and can be seen by annS ! l deeirow of doing no, in the hope of thn>£ '4 some light on the deceased's identity, S' I At the Magistrate's Court on *? two male first offenders, clureed uU I druiikenness, were each fined 5s and «£v f by Mr R. BeethanV, S.M. | At the meeting of teachers on Saturdaylfr 1 Rowley mentioned that he had heard tk* I at a, meeting of teaobera held th« p»" I vioim Saturday the Educational InstiL* ' had bsen hooted. This statement „•&* i however, denied by some of those 2 f had been present. | The Education Department has approved > I of the establishment of a District Hteh * S School at Haw«ra. The matter of th* « P tßblishment of a similax school in Wanmrani f (or rather the confirmation or otherwiw of i the Board's action in establishing secondare t classes at the Wanganui Boya' ScbooW is still f under consideration. < f The Tramways Committee of the Dun edin City Council baa resolved to ask tie Tramways Company to hand over the com ' * plete tramway* system to thef&jrporatwa •' on or before Monday, 18th.

For the first time in the history of En £ land (says the "Jewish, Chronicle") tht prodamation of the sovereigj! a fc the'meet ">g of tlse Privy Council was Riffned'bt Jews, viz.:—Lond Pirbright, Sir Geor« Faudel-PhiHips, and Sir Marcus Samuel. It is stated that Mr Rudyard Kiplina is receiving £1800 for the serial rights ofhig story "Kirn," now being published in 'Casseil s Magazine." This is at the rate of nearly two shillings a word, aad tie author retains the copyright.

At a meeting of the Dunedin Education Board on Friday, it was decided to urge the Government to arrange a shortly, to consider the best metiod of tributing the Parliamentary grant for cup- " plementing . teachers' salaries. .:

The members of the Christehurch Amateuf Rowing Club held their annual Thursday afternoon picnic on Thursday ias'fc, when tht members and friends' proceeded by boat ts Professor Bickerton's grounds, -which had been kindly placed at the club's disposal.

Mr Arthur Morrison, M.H.R., has re-i, turned to his home in Caveraham (reported the Dunedin "Star"). ]t was hemorrhage ' of the tongue that laid him up at Nelson. As soon aa he could get out he came South, accompanied by his wife and Dr. Andrews.

Some of the residents at East Eyretou who have lately lost valuable sheep dogs by poisoning, have began to fear a dog fiend has been visiting Ihrir district. Messrs Chapman, Murphy, Cook, ar.d Hide are. all. said to h&vo suffered loss in this way, and enquiries are being instituted in consequence.

In a. first-class carriage seated for twenty on the North line on Saturday, it was noticed- that seventeen were members of the , scholastic profession, with a memlier of "the' Board of Education. The lafeer was observed to be seated aa near feW door as possible, and was for the nonce believed to be talking of crops rather thftc of the salaries' question, which the rest of the occupants were engaged in discussing, as well as the question of drill, and for wiat purpose this was intended.

Through a confusion of names ReuterV Agency, recently announced from &uremberg the death of Baron Johann I'atoi The deceased was not Baron Johann Lf% bar Fiiber, who, in fact, died in 1896, bat Hehr Johann Faber, his brother. It mr Baron J. L. Faber who until hk death was sole proprietor of the famous. pencil manufactory carried on at Stein, near. Nuremberg, under the name of A. W. Faber. There is no connection betweea the last-named firm and the joi|g| stock company trading as Johann at Nuremberg. At Lyttelton on Saturday, before Captain Wallis, J.P.. Thomas Pureell, Hark Hall, .Alexander Ward, and John Winter, pleaded "Guilty" to a charge of refusing to obey lawful commands on the steamer Otarama. Mr Beswick appeared for Captain Worste-r, 1 and said the men, with the, exception of Winter, htid dene the same thing at Thnaru. The Bench ordered them to forfeit two days , pay, and to be imprisoned fer seven days. They Trill be put on board -when the steamer leaves. Ward was ordtered to pay 10a 6d more for medical treatment.

Several attempts were made at the meeting of teach srs on Saturday to get an explanation of the system upon which tha Education Board intended to distribute the Parliamentary vote "pro rata." amongst the teachers. One speaker said be had heard that it was V be on an eight par cent, basis, and another said the b;u<!3 was ten por ce»t. The meeting, howerer, came to the conclusion that it wai nos its province to discuss the method of distribution adopted by the Board—tlie great and necessary thing was to get the money,*.

The Hon. O. McLean, Chairman of the Union Steamship Company (who went bouth by the express on Saturday) has come from Auckland, where he had a long mterwith Mr J, D. Spwckels, of th* Oceans Steamship Company, Native to ..mature in connection with the new San mail contract. Mr Spreclcdn » «n« b see his way to visdt the principal pons of rt* colony when he returns from Sydney, aurgent business demands his "J Francisco at an early date. TheU«,j Company is to contmue to hold the ageny in «ew Zealand for thi San I , «*«**» Bteamers until Mr Spreckeb «n «MJ ( with a leading firm in each centre to act as his local representatives.

The following interesting letter app»» * the London "Daily Mail," of Lα plea for New Zealand .*?£?,£ love of fair play amonget EngliAmen, *J is a little matter that should k *g; Tons' and tons of Australia*.and M* *» land-butter are landed m Engtann. B» how does the English buyer get wha-t make or brand? Coloniab *Jo «J» England never see or hear anything *»« Kralian or Nevr Zealand buttj. ««£ neither the credit nor profit much sought after that othor butter ■*** such? Are Dar.es such good e"™""-- 81----vour markets? We Colonials *£***$ give you better interest for your food" security, and we haveopen*ltj ■_ for your eons, who may Lastly, our eons have * ho ™ '. Se* wffling to die for Queen and count!) ■ Zealander, Taranaki, N.Z. According to a i^ nie ?J el £L*X Arthur, S.M., dehwred at person may ride a bicyde along tta I path of a' private street with and without fear of punishment b? H prLnt law. The point aroee » L<*< L which Mm Harcourt w« recently . rf moned by the police under jsec «° u .j Z Police OffenS. Act rdong the footpath m Hawkeslone scei to the danger of P^on s M A path. For the defence, it *» (1, that a bicycle w» not a t he the meaning of the Act, and ® « £ S foot . footpath in question was «* J PJ£, Bl *l path inasmuch w Hawkeatone {g Idjoining property tf Mr Harcourt, who made approaob. to his own . properties wbach be had never been taken over by the Un?o t a-nd consequently etaU remwnw. a v , street. Dr. McArthnr, Bays tto * , held as regard* the 0 the expressions in the Act wwe <£*>** other point ,he decided crescent cannot come vodEr tne ., , t :- a G I "street" or "public highway, ** * private street. The information cordingly distnissed.

in official memorandum «t&tee thftt SwifcSjirica tfl which New Zealand penny post 01 t'm 450 teachers in the North Can- , tftrtrict, 340 were undtr tt* Edufiujj* Department's scheme for the allocate of tk* parliamentary grant, to reoeive Larcasei, **"> M one *P* a^cer remarked Vj^Tmeeting of teachers on Saturday, the few** , hi soma caeca amounted only to

£1 foe Be?- J- Konmdy Elliott, who lately -jetested in earnest terma to the Preagainst- tl>« train travelling and dis«!iv of the Indian troops on a recent Sun- | * jjge received an acknowledgment of ki»'letter as follows:—"Premier's office, ffdUngK ßll ' "7th March, 1901. Rev. Sir— aspect for the position yon hold, and -ibiWJ courtesy, demand that I should gjKOffwdg* the receipt of your Utter of wtfc ait., and I accordingly do go.—l am, ■joer foitMuUy, B. J. Seddon."

•f had once," writes & correspondent of {ha M D*'' T News," "the curiosity to wriu {fl Windsor Castle and ask for "the origin {fjje Queen's charitably practice of giving t "boßHty' to women who had given birth to triple**. I »>»<» a very courteous reply frsffl the Queen's Private Secretary, explaining that the first gift to a woman ffbo * nree children at a birth was vf op{ed solely by her Majesty's sytnfeeling towards her. The case |ad baprwiw-d t" c°nie to the knoxvledgc ef tke Q"e am ' s^e s*" l * , a sovereign foi nth «f *^ ,c newly-arrived little Britons, h, an assistance to the mother in her em harassment of family treasures. This had about forty years before this cor and quite «arly in the reign, jjsd had cost the Queen's private purse /jbout £300 a year ever since."

Qyclists who arp unable to get satisfaction a should try Oaten, Lowry and Co. Wgeflt cyc* o wo r k s in New Zealand. 82 {iancbeeter street, Christchurch.—(Advt.)

JfrOrieshabpr, jeweller, who has'removed (anew premises, 155 Colombo street, opposite City Hotel, is having a clearing sale of its whole stock at greatly reduced prices.— (Adrt.)

Unbroken chilblains almost drive the euffrrMi aiUr. The irritation is often very mat. Loasby's Koolibah relieves almost Mitently, reduces the evrelling, and com'nicely cures in a very short time.—(Advt.)

Jfr W. K. Sorrell, the popular photosrra?lisr, wis badly troubled with unbroken cljiw*> ns - c soa l {ei l h' s ee fc ' n not water thre* times, and applied Loasby's Koolibah sfter wfh foiw»nting. llesult, a complete OTf.—fAdvt)

Benjamin Gum enjoys a very large sale in New Zealand, and thai its fame in spreading ii proved by the fact that the proprietors of the popular rough remedy have tnia seasen secured orders from Westralia, Brisbane, iUewdde, Sydney, Melbourne, and Fiji. Ad¥4fl£« New Zealand.—(Advt.) iff Extract of Soap. Save your money and your temper by using Tui Extract. For' washing clothes, scouring floors, and housework generally. Ask your grocer. Don't tike any substitute. 8

Mate absolutely sure of the correct time by having your watch repaired at the best »h<m in New Zealand. Clarke and Co., 148 Colombo street. English watehea e&aned, 4b ; mainsprings, 3a 6d; Waterbary's, 2s 6d. Clarke and Co.'s wedding sort engagement rings copied, but not rqtalled, by all the leading shops in New Zealand. *S. Clarko and Co., 148 Colombo rti» t.—(Advt.)

I/r Morris, photographer, Colombo street, Cimstchureh, finds it is not generally known that hits charge for cabinet portraits of children and three-quarter-length pictures is 17s 6d per doz,, any extra charges are for TJgttetting, groups, large mounts, also the tsrious methods o£ printing, etc.—(Advt.)

TKe attention of cyclists is directed to the latest two-speed gear as fitted 'to "Anglo-Special" bicycles. The high or normal gear, ranging from 66 to 99, can be lowered one-fifth while riding at any speed. The gear also contains an extremely f rev-running "freewheel," changeable into a fixfd wheel without dismounting. Inspection invited at the Anglo-New Zealand Cycle Company, D.1.C., and 226 High street. [Advt. J

Handsome Wedding and Birthday Pre«nte,—Wβ have just received a epecial shipment of Beautiful and Useful Goods. We &r« making a splendid show in our window ; emyihing iaarked in plain figures. Wβ My Competition.—Fletcher Bros., Direct Importers, High street, Ghrietchurch.

THE REECE PRESENTATION.

TJiwiness Man" writes as follows:—"I u» the committee has decided to ask Mr ami Mrs. fteece to meet them at four o'clock <m Friday nest, at tho Art Gallery. Did it ,; sot occur to them that tho time was very : nniuityb'.?? Could I suggest to them to ;l make it eight o'clock instead, s>o that many others engaged in business would participate in the samo function?"

THE FEDERATION COMMISSION.

■: Tho Federation Commission concluded i th« taking ci evidence at Auckland *" on fjatorctay, and adjourned to meet in Sydney ;: at« date to be fixed. The Commission will ; visit the Colonial Sugar Company's works today, and in tha evening leaves for Sydney; Saturday's evidence, on the whole, was in favour of federation.

I THE COAL TRADE.

I TV.* coal output, from Westport for last I we? Was 10,044 tons 17cwt, of which the /i W<*tport Ccul Company shipped 9683 tons f I Scvrt, and the Westport Co-operative ComPftfty 36.1 tons Bcwt. From Greymouth the Bbekbidl Cmntpany sent 2210 tons 12ewt of ooal, ami the Brtinncr Company 2296 tons

V 'ite COLONIAL ANALYST

Dr. Macliiurin, who was reoently appiatsd Colnnal Analyst, in succession to the kte Mr Skey, has reported to th« Government that the Museum Bmlui ig* in Boirm'*treH, Wellington, are entirely raauited to the import-wit work which he b required to perform. Hβ has recomntended that :v laboratory entirely separate Jrosa the Museum h:< erected. The C'abi■C« has authorised the Minister for limes to et'leot a suitable site for the purpose.

J THE INSCRIPTION ON THE QUFFVS COFFIN.

An inscription appealed both on the k*den shell »«d on the oak coffin containing the remains of Queen Victoria. The Jssmption in t.-vch case -was Uμ same b'» for tho shell a sUver plate was uac< j' wd ar» almost square brass plate on the «»n, The epitaph was all i n Latin .fcngUsh version is given, but the folwwkg is a, fre« translation of the inscrip*«*f. "Here li» the body of the most »*iwi, the most powerful, and the moet ? c *+3t QtJwn Victoria, by the grace of kt • l^ llWVft of Britain, Defender of the *uui, and Empress of India. Departed "«si life Jffimi day of January, in the v*»r Jjtar Lord 1901. in the 82nd year of ** a S®, and the 64th year of her reign." * ■.•

[ <( *>UE INDIAN VISITORS.

■ ■ «t sewscdt to bn generally agreed by the officers of the Indian Contin•**&u*din people axed led those m other J?* 1 * of the colony in their treatment of JT j?«an visitor*; In the fine Agricultuffßft ■ *' ,9 m<vn ,rere mos ' , comfortably tV*^- , ftnt * every provision made for ZT m *° cooking, steeping, etc., y-jSws important of all—they were nu ttft stare of tiie curious, a strict J"*j wng observed at' tht> door? to ex**sa» all visitor*. The cavalry section of Jγ V < ? Ua S* nt found that the mount* pro- ,?* «* them in New Zealand were much Jg«t»r <U» tboee euppljed in Australia, and #|** h» rtjard to tha horses provided in & kfT , thoss afc Chrnrtohurcli were •*• «*«. out the Nelson lot were very w good. Speaking of the polo |«* piaycti at Christehurch, one of the |r»p<Kin offiwra said that only two of the playing wtre adepts at the *7»j wsd boj» of them had ever played ItSrT before - Tbfta *fc*y did i rot toy 12 rsw " Ti *» Chriatcoßrch people ocrI g»«> Uwm thfik pki; oi the jpooke,

hut in India the mounts vued by the nafchre players are bettor trained, ctoppmg Rmartar, and torning more Altogether, the match could not have been taken as a trut indication of -vri»t the native players are capable of doing wh«sn playing in their own country.

THE ART OF TEACHING,

Mr A. Kyk has given notice that at the April meeting of the Otago Education Board fee will more tie foUowing motion: "That ell the pupil teachers employed in Ducedin and the euSuibs adjacerrt. to Duncdin shall be combined for the purpose of usstraction, and taught in soms central and suitable place, at st«t-ad times and regular hours, by highly qualified ?.nd skilful teachers. That the subjtcte in which instruction s-hoU be given will be all those preferred in the Board's regulations last published, and shaH consist of both literature and tbe art of teaching."

A CIGARETTE-SMOKING BISHOP

To not a few the human Sid-e of Dr. Creighton, the late Bishop of London, appea>kd almost more than the episcopal. Having, perchance, Dr. Moorhouse, Bisiwp ot Manchester (who k«Tnt thy habit in ibe colonies,), Behop Creightoa mace more ol tobacca, Siiys "M-A-i'.," than any other Anglican bjshop. Thw number ot cigarettes that ha sonrcumra smoked in an evening was almost incredibly and I do noi like to reproduce the figures tha-t credible witncßsti have given mc. To those who sometimes asked him h the habit were not injurious, hi- would i-epiy: "Not at all, if you follow my thiee rules—choosa a healthy, pure tobacco, make your own cigarettes, and never smok-3 them to tho end." One of the firtt Sundays that h<2 waa in residenoe at Peterborough, shortly nft-er his consecration, hs received an evening call from one of the oldest and prosiest ,of h<o clergy. Ihe two men sat on either aide of th? fireplace, svnd aft«r a while the Bishop rolled a cigarette and lit it. The conversation grew more animated, for the caller thought it his duty to lecture the Bifhop on the mows he supposed him to hold. At last, when th? iourt-li cigarette wa.3 about to be lit, tho c!d clergyman could no longer restrain himself. "Pardon mc, my lord," he sa:d, "but it is the first time I have ever se-cn a bishop smoke, and you would oblige mc grs... !y by leaving off the bad habit whilst we iire talking on such serious subjects." Ti.e Bis>hop replied, "My dear sir, I am lifttning to yoirr lectures eixi warnings wif.i a fa-ir amount of patience, but it you ltivs-t on ray ceasiog to smoks by "ii.y t-wn fireside I can't be answerable "for my tewper!" And the fourth cigarette was hf.

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