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NEWS OF THE DAY.

The sum of £776 8s 4d was paid out in old age pension allowances to 542appHco_ts at Christchurch yesterday. '. A telegram from Auckland states that the Colonial Refining Company has reduced the price of all grades of sugar ten shillings per ton.

His Excellency the Governor will hold a .evee a. the Provincial Council Chambera .at 11 a.m. on Saturday, "November 9th, in honour of the King's birthday.

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has decided to send a communication to th© Premier, expressing disappointment at the inadequacy of the votes lor the Northern rail•ways. At Belfast oh Wednesday the marrlaige of Ms William Tubman to Miss May Nicholls, oldest daughter of Mr W. Nicholls, took place.. Tb© Rev. Mr Meyers conducted the Service. At, the 'Magistrate's Court, Th-urq, yesf ;ter4ay;.a mah.n*m«d Shasp was committed for trial on a charge ©I, utterinW* forged jMrowisßory note. "Mr Hoy appeared for the accused, who reserved his defence. '■_.•** JS?"* 1 meetuig of the members of the , No. J5 Industrial Building Society of Canterhtiry wa» held last evamug, for the purpose of disposing of the 38th, appropriation o* 0300 by'ballot. Th© appropriation fell to th* lot of share 12$. Jrho »»w cable from Perth to Durban was ' ■ofttcisJly opened yesterday. Telegrams'by ..this route will be charged, the following rates :-*-*Coco« 2s per word, Rodriquea 3s per word., The rat© for .troop messages to South Africa via Cocoa will be reduced from & to Is pet. word. ' A from Waimate states that tlie police mad© a raid on ah accommodation ' house «mU by W. Heiwry at Waitakl South On Wednesday, An information has ibetax laid for-sly grog i-elling, and the c*wjriß come before Major Keddell, S.M., on Thursday; ; -Th* direotow of ; th© South Caitf*rbi*ry Dairy Ctompwiy, at a meeting held in Timaru y-teKby, accepted .the tender of ' Messrs 'Hunt and Werry for the erection of . ].6, central factory, wad they decided to call -tenders at once for the erection of ex.—runes at Albury and Fairlie. The Collate Bvm., oyster saloon proprie_?S __ -F*S 1 -? l^ m 4 "W yesterday fined by the SIM, for. aeHiug liquor without * -Jeeuse to tyro. _>i*obationary oonit-bies, , who had ordered ttout and oyster- at the defendants' shop. * The Court considered ■ *}***»* for tbe,defej-« amiandtted Wilful perjury, and for that reason he made Urn penalty severe, • -i - M t, W *t-*ge*« Sy*-**" »» lingering about Southland most persastently, states a telepm.lrom Invercargill, Yesterday morning tho wind was particuloriy violent, and tha temperature very low. The' weather" and atmospheric conditions, thte telegram -Odds, aro very similar to those of five or •Jx years *go, when .there was much Win the soutoem ocean.

_Oo Friday evening delegates from the and Lyttelton Sailing Cbiba fcwst and drew up regulations for the per- . petual challenge cup, to' bo competed- for ; oetween the Clubs every January. Three Ot four of tho Christchttrch Club's ooata ,--,, are to go to Lyttelton at one© to sail the trial races for the select*©- of the Club's representative next January. Th© Lyttelfaa boats will have their trial soils on the three Saturdays following November 9th. Pateena is -being overhauled on the : slip, Queen Mob is being fitted out, and Wat-rbeetle has received new spars and canvas besides being otherwise improved. A poll was taken yesterday in connection with the Selwyn County Council's proSasal© with regard to the drainage of Lake liesmere, and resulted as follows:—For the scheme, Rabbit Island, 76? Tai Tapu, 70. Against the scheme, Tai Tapu, 5. Total for, 149; against, 5. The poll token with regard to the dredging of the Halswell River resulted:—Tai Tapu, for, 80; against, 20 j Rabbit Island, for, 56; against, 3. Total, 144 for, and 23 against. Both proposals are thus carried. The result has not yet been officially received , by the county clerk. The secretar* of on Otago mining company was waylaid'by one of the company's . .creditors tho other day, telegraphs our . Dunedin correspondent." The Litter, to whom about £IoQ was said to be owing by the company, sprang out from behind a . telegraph post, and, seizing the unfortunate secretary, pinned him against an adjacent building. "Now," said the creditor, tightening his grip with one hand and preparing to- use the other as a battering ram, 4, 1 can't get any money out of the company, bo I'm going to get satisfaction out of you." Argument being clearly useless, the secretary was preparing for the worst, when some friends luckily arrived on the scene and choked off the enraged assailant. The Canterbury College examinations in music will be held on November 16th. The Grey scholarship, of £50, tenable for one year, has been awarded by the Victoria College to Douglas Hector "for an examination in physics, magnetism, electricity, heat, sound, _nd light.

"New Zealand Hlustiuted," the Christmas number of the "Weekly Press," which was only published the second week in October, has had an unprecedented sale. Two very large editions ot this much sought after publication have been sold out of the pubuah—g oflice, but it is announced in an advertisement in this issue that a fewcopies may still be had from some of tho newsagents in ChiristchuTch and other parts of the colony. The Postal Department have had a very busy time in despatching this popular Christmas card to the different countries to which it is so largely re-addressed by New Zealand residents. It is ■ opportune to mention here that the mai— leaving via San Francisco, on the 7th Inst., and via Brindisi four days .later, ore both due in London before Christmas.

A parcel of frozen poultry sent from Auckland to London has realised over 6s per pair.

The Wellington Education Board has decided to issue certificates to such of its teachers as qualify themselves in military drill.

According to a Wellington telegram, a Sydney firm has instructed its New Zealand agents to buy up all poultry Offering in this colony "for shipment to South Africa per the Otarama this month.

The following have been appointed members of the Rajigicra Domain Board; — Messrs J. Lilly, JL Ivory, R. W. Chapman, J, CarmichaeL* J. W. Foster, and J. O. Josli'ag.

The Otago Trades and Labour Council recommends the local Unions to support Mr Slater's candidature to the Arbitration Court.

The wharf at New Brighton for the steam launch traffic, is now complete, and Mr Walker hopes to have the service. opened at an early date.

Dr. Kennedy, the resident medical officer at Rotorua, has, since his appointment, received £751 in fees for attending private patients. He was not permitted private practice prior to December, 1899.

Harold D. Davenport, of Christchurch, medical practitioner, filed his petition in bankruptcy yesterday. The first' meeting of creditors will be held on Thursday next, at 11 a.m.

The late Hon. Robert Pharazyn's Marahau Estate, north of Wanganui, which was under offer to the Government some time ago, bus been purchased by Mr Gregor McGregor (who was manager of it for several years) and other settlers.

At tho Rangiora Morris-tuba Club, firing on Tuesday for prizes, the following were tha highest scores:—C. Frazer, B. d'Auvergne 35, G. Humphreys, G. Fraser, W. Evans, B. Jordon, W. I_iord, J. J. Wilson, J. Pethig 34_, D. Blake, R. Walker, W. Blackett 34, C. W. Bell, F. Baker, G. August, C. Dv Moulin 33_, C. d'Auvergne 32. . . -

A poll of the ratepayers of the districts interested as to the raising of a loan to construct o-permanent opening to Lake Ellesmere, and a.so putting a dredge on the Halswell, was taken yesterday. •The result, however, will not be known for a day or two, owing to the, holidays intervening.

■ The result of the shooting competition for ladies, which was held at the xuelanesian Bazaar, resulted in Miss M. Studholme winning the first prize, which consisted of a very handsome silver match box, on a chatelaine chain; and was presented by Mr Gundersen. Mrs Hawkes was second, and secured a pair of pictures, presented by Air Wilson, Ashburton, and Mrs Wilder third, securing a silver butter knife, presented by Messra M. Harris and Co.

Lieut. H. E. Pilkington, who "was selected on scholarship to go to England by the New Zealand Government .some four years ago, and thence went to "Africa in charge of a Pompom battery, has returned on a visit trf New Zealand, and* is at present staying with friends in the Waikatp. Yesterday a swagger, got into Mr R. Morten's plantation at Hornby .to boil his billy, and set fire to the pine needles and debris. Some of the trees caught fire, but with the wilting assistance of the neighbour-", the fire was put out without much damage.

damage, - .* The Land Board met on Thursday. A number of applications tor land were granted, and, together with several applications for 4rantfe:r* of leases and licenses,. The application of the South Canterbury Aoclimatisation Society * for *. • reserves at Lakes Alexandra- and Pukaki was considered, and it was resolved to approve of-the application for 30 acres at each place,- to ba laid off as suggested by the Di.trict Surveyor, and as agreed to by the licensees of the runs ih question. , The fourth annual meeting of the -""-celaior Building Society of Canterbury was held on Thursday evening, Mr- E. H. Cousins presiding. The report> which was adopted, showed that during the year £727 had been advanced in loans to members, £173 is .due on .uncompleted loans, and £300.has been appropriated, but not yet advanced. -.Messrs C Chaplin, T„ Gapes, and H. Gtley, were re-elected directors, and Mr B. P. Manhire m place of Mr R. HiUFislier, who has,left the society. Mr T. Jacobs was reelected shareholders',, auditor. Theusual votes of thanks to the officers closed the "noting. * The first Canterbury Carnival of the new century is now upon us, and; as befits the .ocoasion, the editions of "Truth", to-day will contain on exceptionally attractive budget of notes and news of doings in the racing world, including specially-written articles on the events we are about to witness. The other contents of tho paper will bo of a most varied description, among them being serial and complete ataries. and articles,- notes on cricket,'«ie drama, etc. Visitors to Christchurch will be immediately catered for in the ; chatty » letters from in. and the tt Pa-»ng.Thoughts' be found as crisp and bright as usual. ' In the eight o'clock edition there wilt be a full report of the day's, racing, as well as all the —test local and general news. Messrs H. Matson and 06, have just iswjed their annual synopsis of the local stock and grain markets, and it contains, as usual, a large amount of matter of interest to fa-roers and pastoralists, Th© wool trade is fully dealt with. and some useful statistics relating tc» oolohial. soles and prices on th© London market are given. Dealing so largely in stock, Messrs Matson and Co. or© able to/also give a full and ao_tirable review of the locai stock,markets. The grain and akin n_rketsTare also tha «uJbject of notice, twid tsfte special features of the firm's land department ore pointed out. The synopsis is appropriately Illustrated throughout with engravings. of nine oi the principal stock of th© colony and standard lines of freezing sheap and lambs. Altogether the work forms a very useful guide to those interested in stock and agrktiiture, - A great amount, of interest has been token by rowing enthusiasts throughout i the colony in the question of altering the constitution of the New Zealand Amateur ' Rowing Associatien so us to provide for the establishment of local governing bodies with a Managing Council in Wellington. At present the affairs of the Association ar© managed" wholly in Wellington. Two attempts have been made this year, and both defeated, though on the second occasion by a reduced majority. At the annual meeting of the Association in Wellington, the proposal was again brought forward, and, says the "Post, but for the rule requiring that no motion of the kind can be carried unless it has a tbfrw-fifths majority, the change in thj constitution would have been made. Had on Auckland Cub, which is known to favour the alteration, been represented the motion would lufve been passed, as the voting would then have been —Ayes 23, noes 15. Messrs Recce and Sons have now. received many of the choice novelties for. their several departments "recently selected by Mr Recce in England, America, and on the Continent of Europe. A special display of these will be made during Carnival week. 7367 A fiim of Christchurch drapers have imported on fxtraordinory quantity of highclass millinery, lace collars! silk and cambric blouses as well as other novelties which, to «_eet a clearance, are now offered at very moderate prices. The firm in question is T- Armstrong and Co., Lower High street, and Victor—, square. * 7_cß Unhjoken chilblains almost drive the sufferers _iUy. The irritation is often very great. Loasby's Koolibah relieves almost instantly,* reduces the swelling, and completj-1 ly cures in a very short time. —(Advt.) j

The. most expeditious way of reaching Riccartoh to see the races is to' cycle; you avoid the crush at the railway platform, ' and time-tables are of no consequence. There will bo a lot of "Anglo Specials'* and "Hunibers" on the road, why ndfc join the crowd.' Anglo-New Zealand Cycle Co., D.LC. and 226 High street.—Advt.

For table decorations there is nothing prettier than flowers neatly arranged in small vases, which can be obtained in numerous designs. B. Petersen and Co., jewellers, have just received a large assortment in cut glass, silver-mounted, from 2s 6d each. They are also displaying a large stock of field glasses,- gold and silver single and split second chronograph watches, and nickel split second chronoscopes. Every article marked in plain figures.- Inspection invited. w.s.

Mr R. Francis, the Musical Exchange, 159 and 161 "Manchester street, notifies that he intends holding special sale Pianos and Organs to reduce stock, as large consignments are coming forward. .Prices ranging from four to seventy-five guineas, and can be either- paid for in cash or easy terms, can be arranged. Inspection invited at our Christchurch Premises, or Addington, Leeston, and Kaiapoi Agencies. 6303

Mr W. E. Sorrell, the popular photographer, was badly troubled with unbroken chilblains. He soaked his feet in hot water three times, and applied Loasb-/s Koolibah after each fomenting. Result, a complete cure.*--{A_vt.)

Benjamin Gum enjoys a very large sale in New Zealand, and that its fame is spreading is proved by the fact that the proprietors. of the popular cough remedy have this season secured orders from Westralia, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Fij i,--Ad-vance New Zealand.— <Advt.)

Second-hand Bicycles.—For a few weeks we will allow full value for any decent make of second-hand bicycles in part payment for ladies' and gents' new -"Zealandias" or "Atalantas." Oates, Lowry, and Co., Christchurch.—Advt.

Special jewellery sale this day at S. Clarke and Co.'s, 148 Colombo street. Every article offered is guaranteed a bargain. Inspection invited. No one pressed to purchase. Rotheram English lever watches, value £6, £4 ss, eight-day striking clocks 12s 6d,' high-class specks 3s 6d, long gold chains, wedding, engagement, rings, silver plate, watches, jewellery, repairs, etc., equally cheap. Clarke and Co., '148 Colombo street,—Advt.

Mutual affection requires to be preserved by mutual endeavours to please and to meet the wishes of each other. It would be hard, to imagine a more pleasing proof of affection than presenting a lady with one of Butcher's engagement rings. . The possession cf one of these jewels of rare beauty and elegance will be found a most permanent source of happiness. Butcher, jeweller and rmg maker, 210 High street, Christchurch.—Advt.

For bicycle repairs we specially recommend cyclists to Boyd and Son, who are combining first-class 'work with moderate charge*. ■ 191 Gloucester street, Christchurch. Telephone 47. 29

' Mr Morris, photographer, Colombo street, Christchurch, finds it is not generally known that his charge for cabinet portraits of children and three-quarter-length pictures is I7s 6d per dozen, and extra charges for vignetting, groups, large mounts, also the various methods of printing, etc.—(Advt,)

Mr Grieshaber, jeweller, who has "removed to new premises. 155 Colombo street, Xsite City Hotel, is having a clearing of his whole stock at greatly reduced prices.—(Advt.)

Bell Cycles—Tbe most reliable and honest machine built in New Zealand. Manufacturers, Bell Bros., 170 High street, just .past Clock Tower: Special attention to repairs, 5223

'' Wire netting, heavy fencing, 1£ me_h,,7d per yard,-fowl netting l|d per yard'by 100 yards coil, 10" yards 2s 3d; shetp netting, centre strand 2|d by 100 yards coil, _> $, and 1 inch in stock at lowest price.—--Fletcher Bros., High street, Christchurch.—(Advt.)

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 11112, 2 November 1901

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NEWS OF THE DAY. Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 11112, 2 November 1901

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