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NEWS OF THE DAY.

A meeting in reference to technical and manual education is to be held at Kaiapoi on Wednesday.

Mr G. W. Pearce, licensee of the Ashley Hotel, who had not been in good health for gome time, died on Saturday morning rather suddenly.

There will be a sitting of the .Supreme Court before his Honour Mr Justice Denniaton this morning to pass sentence on a prisoner who has jileaded "Guilty" in the Court below.

William Barrows, who escaped from the Wellington Magistrate's Court on April 4th, while waiting his trial on charges of theft and forgery, was arrested yesterday morning at Seutoun.

A party of twelve members of the Christchurch Golf Chib on Saturday visited Mr E. Wilder's links at Ngapara, Fernside. The day was perfect. Tbe lmksVere in beautiful order, and some good play wa_ made, M« and Miss Wilder joining in the game. The visitors were hospitably entertained.

Saturday being the anniversary of Queen Victoria's Birthday, a wreath was placed on the Queen's statue foundation stone by Dr. Levinge, on behalf of the Canterbury War Fund CV>m_nitte«. There were also one or two other wreaths and bouquets of flowers placed on the stone. Numbers of people wore patriotic mourning badges.

Mr Meredith, M.H.R., during last week addressed his constituents in Cheviot. On Monday he spoke in the school at Domett, and at the conclusion of his address he was accorded a hearty vote of thanks. On Tuesday he addressed the electors in tbe school, Bpotswood, the meeting according him a vote of thanks. On Wednesday he spoke in the school, Port Robinson, where he received a vote of thanks and continued confidence. At Tepapa on Thursday a vote of thanks was passed at the conclusion of the meeting.

Forty -tablemen from tbe transport AngloCanadian, which has, arrived at Wellington to «hip remounts for the Cape, were yesterday arrested on a charge of refusing to obey the commands of the officers of the ship. This vessel, before coming to New Zealand, had made a voyage from Fiume to Port Eliaabeth with horses and deck hands, compoted entirely of foreigners. The men under arrest are Italians, Attstrians, Montenegrins, and Greeks. A Press Association telegram states that they complain of having been badly fed on the ship.

. Asample of 2£ gallonsof crude petroleum from the oil borings at Ngatapa was taken to Gisborne a lew days ago. It,was obtained from the first well sunk, from which about a quart of oil a day may be skim—ted. Good progress is being mado with the second well, about barf a mile distant, which is now down over 400 ft. A 3-_toh pipe (has been sunk to that depth, and as the boring proceeds a tube of smaller dia«m*ar wfflt be inserted within it. Those engaged in the pro-pecting are hopeful of -ucces-fal results. .

The gentle Gilbert once remarked of a iiigh-sounding phrase be had just put together, that "it ie pretty, foot I don't know who it means," say* the "New Zealand ; Times. *\ There was a good parallel s_pip!led at the Wellington Supreme Court a rt «jfUt two ago In' __ o._ M_bri _* letter to '_*t» off _„ brethren relative to certain ' •Cl-tham Island properties. The message, \.wh_o_ bad the usual poetic diction of the .Mpori apparent in it, warned the persons ,• to whom it was written to take (rood care of the property "because the land is mine ttsragh the sou is yours." In connection with the festivities to be held in Fiji during the latter part of June, and in _rdw to give New Zealanders an op- - portunity to sea the same, the Union Steam Sl4p Company have arranged- tbe Moura to leava Auckland Wednesday, 18tb June, for ' Suva. As thie whole of the ac_tm_aodation in Suva and Lievuka is already engaged, the MoQra will remain in Fiji and maintain her passengers on board, thus obviating the necessity -for passengers going ashore. In this c6_Ctection tbe local'manager of the Union Steam Ship Company has been advised that nearly the whole of the Moura's acK~m-todation has been engaged, 'and thus early application is necessary--in order to obtain bertto. The funeral of the late Mr W. B*rdli_g took place at Halswdl .Churchyard on Saturday, and was very Airgely attended. Several of the- Maoris of Little River, marshalled by Mr George Robinson, attended wearing wreaths of laurestimw, the emblem of Maori mourning. The coffin was carried |rom foe bouse to the. team, and from the cßttroh to the grave,' by tham. At the conclusion of the service at the grave they also had a tangi. The sons of the deceased, Messrs William, Robt, Frank, Frederick, George, and Arthur Birdling wer c . ,th- chief mourners, with Mrs Arthur Bird■liag, Mrs Geo. Bin-tag, and Mrs Ruf.e. Amongst those present, were Messrs Harry, -David, Leicester, and E. Matson, Watson, •M-cno__am, J. Rate, Cadle, __m_mouth, Glen, R, Wyatt, J. Murray, H. Artken, R. .Shackleton, etc. A very large number of • DWeutxfnl wreaths were sent. A telegram from Auckland states that the Hon. J. Carroll was waited on by ti_e members of the Institute and other citizens for tbe purpose of putting „i a claim to have the recently-discovered Maori antiquities deposited 'in the Auckland Museum. Mr Carroll said _a thought the colony was greatly indebted to the Auckland Institute lor wfiat it had done to preserve relics of the ' Maori race, and he considered the ck—tn put forward, that the Auckland Museum should become repository of such curios as were found within the Auckland district, was not unreasonable. With regard to the recent find, Mr Carroll stated that the Maoris had put forward a claim, and lhe bad instructed tbe Stipendiary Magistrate to' proceed at once to Waima—iku and investigate "the matter. In doing so be also instructed -the Magistrate - that if the claim •of tbe Maoris was established, he was to tell them tto hand over the relics to the Native Minister, with a view to depositing- them in the Auckland Mjuscum. He. had* received a telegram from tbe Magistrate stating that the Maoris' had acced-d to his request, and - the relics would be forwarded to Auckland.

- . At a meeting of the Canterbury Trades and labour Council, heCd on Saturday evening, Mr H. R. Ruebridge occupied the chair. The Executive reported ithat it bad decided to act in con junction with the Christ—lurch Working Men's (-c-operathre Society in regard to the establishment of a co-oparative bakery and flour mill. It had reason to believe that the Council's action m this matter, together with that of Mr Hopper, had been very largely instrumental in inducing the bakers to reduce the price of bread. A wb-oo__aitt_e had drafted a reply to the hurt querately report of the Employers' AsBociatio-, dealing principally wrath the apprenticeship question, which appeared in both the local morning papers. At Mr Laurenson's meeting on Tuesday evening last a motion had been carried oongrat_ating the Hon. Hall-Jones on his statement that the Government had decided not to dispose of any further Crown lands by sale, and the congratulation was heartily endorsed: by the Executive. No reply hud, been received from the Education Board with reference to the Council's request for further information dealing with the contraot for tbe renovation of the Normal School. A great deal of correspondsnce from unions bad been received and deah with. The Council then adjourned until next Saturday.

Tbe reduction in internationat cable ratecomes into force on the Ist of June.

Mr 0. W. Russell, M.H.R., addressed the electors at Halswell c_ Thursday night, —id .received a vote of thanks.

Acting-Detective Quirke arrested three boys on Saturday night on a charge of stealing skates from the Colosseum. Constable Mitchell arrested a young man the same evening on suspicion of stealing a coat.

There was a large attendance at the funeral of Hohepa Hniri, a member of the Salvation Army, at Kaiapoi. The remains were interred in the Maori Cemetery at Tuahiwi, the Rev. W. Blathwayt conducting a short service in Maori at the deceased's residence.

There was a heavy fall of snow throughout the Waipara district on Saturday morning.

It i.<» understood that Mx A. Loughrey will contest the Avon seat ac the next general election.

Except that the banks were closed, there was no other public recognition in Christchinch of Victoria Day.

At Lyttelton on Saturday, Captain Whitby, J.P., convicted and ordered to come iip for judgment, if called upon, six lads who had been charged with "playing football on Norwich Quay.

The depreit- lodged with the 6overnment by emigrants to New Zealand during the year «m_ed -larch 31st amounted to £14,049. For the same period £13,659 was repaid. Both these amounts show a considerable increase on the previous year.

A resident in the western port of Christchui-ch found at her back-door on Saturday morning a missive written in mime red fluid, having the the appearance of blood, in which some stupid threats were made, the letter concluding:—'"Being the last of the clan you must necessarily die." The production was signed "BiKy Dagger and Tommy Dynamite," and it was ornamented with a red dagger and other sym_ols. The matter has been placed in the hands of the police. The whole business appears to be a yery stupid joke.

At the Native Minister's meeting with the tribe of Maoris at Tauranga, it was decided by the assemblage that the name "The Duke George Ngatai" ("Te Tiuka Hori Ngatai") should be given to the infant grandson of the looal chief, in memory of the fact that the chUd was born att Rotorua on the day the Maoris gave the great display in honour of the Duke and Duchess of York.

During the recent cold "snap," when there was a (heavy snowfall on the highlands, it is stated by the Nelson "Mail" that no fewer than 150 arms of telegraph posts in the Tophouse district snapped off under the weight of gnaw. | JFhe arms are shorter than those used on level country, and are calculated to withstand a considerable strain.

The Rangiora Borough Council met on Friday night. The receipts for the month amounted to £16 12s 7d, and the credited balance at the bank was reported to be £34 14s. The electors' list waA supplementary list were signed. The striking of a general rate of |d in the £ was confirmed. Itwas decided to grant £25 towards the cost of establishing technical classes in Rangiora. The Finance Committee was in--t-ucted to see what conditions were embodied in the deed between Mr Perceval and the Council in the transfer of Victoria Park.

An important work for Lyttelton has just been successfully completed. This is the substitution of a new" eight-inch pipe for three aid and leaking five-inch pipes for conveying water through the tunnel. The main extends.from the Heathcote Valley to the corner of Oxford and London streets, a distance of little less than three—tiles. Mr J. Sowden, the Borough Inspector, was engaged most of Friday night in testing the joints, which stood tne test very satisfactorily. The amount of water that can pass through the new pipes is stated to be larger than could formerly pass through the old ones.

A meeting of the Committee of the Christehurch Sheep Dog Trial Club was held on Saturday, at Tatter-all's Hotel, to ma_e final arrangements for the annual trials, to be held on the Cashmere Estate, on Thursday and Friday next. Mr C. P. Hugonin presided. It was reported that the arrangements, so far, were complete, and that a

commencement would be made on Tuesday to get tbe yards, etc., ready. The prize fund had been liberally jsnpported by subscribers. Tbe Kaiapoi Woollen Company fave a rug as a special prize, and it was ecided to award it for the best two dogs, one in eacb class, belonging to one owner. A aub-committee was appointed to make arrangements for aVmoke social to tbe competitors, to be held on Friday evening, at Tatters-l's Hotel. •■ r

Sir James Rendell, of Waikato, had a sensational experience last week, which goes to .prove the danger of sheltering under trees during the progress of a thunderstorm. He says: "I was at Kjwitahi, near Morrinsville, _oout 1.30 p.m., when I encountered a terrific hailstorm. As it was right ahea- my horse would not face it, so I backed her dose to some pine trees for shelter. • Hardly had I done so when I seemed to be enveloped in fire, and there wa« „ loud report as if a gun had been fired C'.ose /to my head. My horse gave one mad plunge, and bolted. I pulled up as soon as I could and rode back, when ' found pieces of bark scattered about where I had she-tered a few minutes previously, and the tree for about twelve feet was barked about four inches wide and cracked: evidently it had been struck by lightning. .-..'. There was, indeed, but a step between mc and death."

Facilities having been given by "The Press" Company for the establishment o_ a circulating library for the benefit of its employees, a preliminary meeting . was held on Friday night. Mr Selig, the manager, took the chair, and stated that be would do all in his power to make the library a success. He hoped at some future time to be able td provide a reading room for those engaged in the office. Officers were appointed, and some rules submitted, which were left to a committee to revise. It" is hoped within a few days to have the library in full working order, a large number of books having already been , given by members of . the editorial staff, and the small subscription fixed upon will shortly enable the best works in all kinds of literature to be obtained, thus making the library of real educational and recreative value. .

Consumption is now attracting the attention of those outside the medical profession, who recognise the ravages it is making. Townend's Cinnamon Cure is an old and proved r«—edy for this malady. Numbers of letters from people attacked rejoicing in their recovery prove this statement. Cinnamon Cure is the best known remedy for chronic coughs, bronchitis, and stubborn colds. 2s od everywhere.—-(Advt.)

Tricycles 'built to order for ladies or gentle—ten; light, comfortable, safeDates, Lowry and Co., Zealandia Cycle Work_J- Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru.

(Advt.)

Pianos from 30 guineas, organs from 10 guineas. Lowest prices, easiest terms. Milner and Thompson. Don't buy elsewhere until you have seen our stock. 2146

Finest white sugar 2_d, finest cut loaf 3d, best currants sd, best valencias sd, best sultanas 7d, lSOdeg. test, water white kerosene 3s 6d per tin, at Wardells'.— (Advt.) Finest white sugar 2_d, finest cut loaf 3d, best currants sd, best valencias sd, best sultanas 7d, 150deg. test, water white kerosene 3s 6d per _v, at Wardells' — (Advt.)

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

Wire-netting at wholesale prices by 100 yards. Sheep netting, centre strand, from 2|d yard. Fowl netting, 2ft, Id per yard; 3ft, iOO yards, l|s; 10 yards, Is lid and 2s 3d. Pig netting, strongest 2|d yard. Also in stock |in wire birdproof netting, _, j, 1, and l_in netting, galvanised and black fencing wire, Hog barb wire, staples, etc. Fletcher Bros., Wire Netting Merchants, High street. (Advt.)

Repairs Cy __-.—We are repairing cycles at 70 Manchester street, -and 198 Colombo street, near Cathedral, Christchurch. AdamStar Cycle Company, C_ri-tchuroh.--f Adv t)

- Wanted Known—Best value given in town in wedding, keeper, and engagment rings, in w-tehee, and all classes of jewellery. K. Grieehaber, manufacturing jeweller, 155 Colombo street. 7287

Benjamin Gum enjoys a very large sale in New Zealind, and that its _ame is spreading ie proved by the fact that the proprietors of the popularcough remedy have thia-sea-son secured orders from Westralia, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Fiji.— Advance New Zealand.—fAdvt.)

Ball bearings fitted to skates, equal to the best bicycle bearings, from 2_e, at Boyd and Son's Cycle Works, 191 Gloucester street, Christchurch. —(Advt.)

Tbe cyclists' vote at the Stanley Show, England.—The Swift, with 38-_ votes, beat nineteen other makes of cycles. The public were asked to vote, "and the result proved that the Swift is the world's best. Road Racer £20, Roadster £21, Ladies' £22. Adams Star Cycle Company, 70 Manchester street, and 198 Colombo street, near Cathedra-, Christchurch. 13

Mr Geo. Jone_, a well known resident of H-wera, suffered for many years from constipation, acidity stomach, liver and kidney troubles. Doctors and endless medicines could not relieve him. One bottle of Loasby's Wahoo cured him eighteen months ago, and he has had . o *_turn of his troubles. {Advt.)

Wade's Worm Figs—ttie wonderful worm worriers—are always effective. Is boxes everywhere.

Finest white sugar 2Jd, finest cut loaf 3d, best currants sd, best valencias sd, best sultanas 7d, 150deg. test, water white kerosene 3s 6d per tin, at Wardells'. — (Advt.)

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LIX, Issue 11283, 26 May 1902

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NEWS OF THE DAY. Press, Volume LIX, Issue 11283, 26 May 1902

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