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NEWS OF THE DAY.

♦ "The average individual," remarked Dr. Greenwood, at Fendalton last night, "treats his stomach most vilely." The Victoria arrived at the Bluff from Melbourne and Hobart at 4 p.m. yesterday. Her mails may be expected here to-morrow evening. A Beaky telegram yesterday stated that the Waimakariri was in high flood. ITiis would be caused by the hot wind on Sunday melting the snow, and rain yesterday. As the result of the excellent reception accorded to the Rev. Charles Hargrove in Wellington, a Unitarian church is to be established thereAt the annual meeting of the Northern Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company, held in Auckland yesterday, a dividend of 5 per cent, was declared. A copious rain lias been falling throughout South Canterbury since early yesterday morning, and will do much good to early crops. The Ventura arrived at Auckland from San Francisco yesterday. The South Island portion of her mails will be despatched from Wellington to-morrow evening. The funeral of the late Mrs Ellen Newby took place at the Barbadoes street cemetery on Sunday, and was attended by a large number oi old colonists. Tlie service was conducted by the Rev. H. T. Punjhas. A four days' bazaar has been held in Wellington* with the object of securing* the appointment* of additional nurses / 4o work among the sick and poor, about £825 being raiied by the effort. Nw-so Maydo states that Captain Jones and quite a r.umber of tho New Zealand Engineers gave their services on Saturday in levelling the ground at the Women's Consumptive Oamp, which was a great" assistance. In reference to the cabled statement that Mr John Norton, proprietor of Sydney "Truth," had been easily disposed of in tho Surrey Hills election, a correspondent points out that Mr Norton was returned by a substantial majority for tliat constituency. At Kaiapoi yesterday, the judgment summons case, Brown, Ewing and Co v Dunedin, v Iv. Reeoe, claim £5 2s 9d, was adjourned till October 17th. Tho defendant, had proffered 10s a week. Mr Pnpprill appeared for the creditors. Tlx» Mwsterton cabmen are still hoicking out against the railway authorities in regard to the demand for cabs and drivers .to bo licensed. The authorities, however, have offered to meet tlie cabmen halfway, and impose one fee only of 10s. The offer liar*, been refused, and the cabmen havo made an offer of haJf-s-crown to the Ikpartment. A brand r..<rw Bible (revised version) was us*cd in the Kaiapoi Court yesterday. The previous book, a Now T*sta_nent,_had done duty since 1881. Its binding clearly resembled that of a Johnf-on's dictionary. b:r the former wms tied with pink tap-' i distinguish tiie two books. It- i?> *rnt. • that one day tlie tape was transferi-cd t th* dictionary, and a good many solemn oatiis were taken on it. In fact, rumour had it that one man served a term "for perjury for a false statement made on oath, the oath having been taken on the copy of Jolmson. In regard to tlie appointment of trustees to administer Maori estates, Mr Hoban suggested at. Kaiapoi yesterday that the law required some alteration. Mr H. W. Bishop said that the Native Land Court did its best to appoint responsible person.*', and it was placing too much work on the Public Trust Office to make it appoint the Trustee in all oases. Mr Hoban to id he believed that there was scarcely a single Maori estate properly administered by local tr_tt.<*s, and quoted a case where a man was a trustee, both for his first wife's estate and for his second wife's property. A good deal of interest (saya tlie Melbourne "Age") centre* in the question wliether the incoming Mini-ster of C_torns will agree to settle the New Zealand fish duty cases now -before the Federal Judiciary out of court. When representations were made to Mr Fisher on tbe, subject, and a good offer was made by the legal representatives of some of the r ms in- -1 terested, that Minister firmly declined to { int-a-vene, and left a strong minute on the j subject. Mr M'Lean said on Saturday that j tlie ca_ had not yet come before him. I

WhitebCt is very plentifo.. at Lake Klr lesmers thk season, and large nettings are reported. The lambing season is now in full swing throughout the Amberley and Balcairn districts. , The new church at Timaru, built by the congregaGon of Ohalmers' Church, is now complete, and will be opened for worship next Sunday. '. At the Kaiapoi Licensing Court yesterday, Mr H. W. Bishop, S.3L, received the police reports, which were satisfactory. It was rtated that water supply hud been provided to tho Cust Hotel. Dr. Greenwood stated, at Fendalton, last evening, that it used to be considered that cleanliness was next to godliness, but. he thought that nowadays physical culture •was next to godliness. The Victoria, with the English mail, arrived at the Bluff at four o'clock yesterday afternoon. Her mails should reach Christchurch by tho South express tomorrow night. Owing to an ulceration of the throat, Mr J. R. Charlton will be unable to continue his lecture on the "Di-eases cf Horses'* before the members of the* Elksmere A. and P. Aesocwtion, at Leeston, thb evening. A private telegram received last night from Dunedin stated that. Mr Watkin Mills received quite an ovation in Dunedin wlien singing in "Tlie Creation" with the Dunedin Choral Society. Tlie theatre was crowded, and the audience most enthusiastic. A sitting of the Supreme Court is set down to be held in Timaru to-day, but up to last night there was not a single criminal enro to bo heard. This is tlie firrt. time in the history of Thna.ru that mich a state of things Jws oc*currcd. Constable Wilson arrested a man last night oii a charge of having stabbed another in the head. He will bo brought up in the Police Court this morning, and charged with causing actual bodily harm. The wound to the injured man is not dangerous. "You can render yourselves proof against consumption," said Dr. Greenwood in his lecture on "Consumption" hfist evening, "by adopting proper rules of health, such as'breathing fresh air, expanding the lungs, and exercising the body." Tlie quarterly meeting of the Timaru Licensing Committee was held yesterday, when the police reported favourably on all the hotels in tlie district, and Ki.id that they had no complaint of any kind to bring forward—a fetate of affairs which the chairman (Mr C. A. Wray) remarked was very satisfactory. On Saturday a match was fired between the Ellesmei-o Mounted Rifles and the Broobside Gun Club, at iDixon range, Leeston. The conditions were seven ehots each at 300 and 500 yards, with a sighter. The Rifkfl beat their opponents by 44 points. The scores were *. — Ellesmere Mounted Rifles 428, and the Brooksidb Gun Club 384 -points. The lecture on the cause and cure of consumption, delivered recently at the City Hall by Dr. Greenwood, was repeated by the doctor in -St..,Barnabas's -schoolroom, Fendalton, last evening. Owing to the wefc weather the attendance was somewhat small. The lecture was illustrated by lantern slides, and a vote of thanks was accorded to Dr. Greenwood at its conclusion. Tlie Lyttelton Harbour-Board's dredge, 'Manchester, commenced operations yesterday in the outer harbour, opposite Battery Point, about a mile and a quarter from tlte entrance to the moles. A oliannel 400 ft wide with a depth of 25ft at low water has already been cut for this distance, and this channel will now be deepened to give 28ft of water at low tide. The dredge, starting end, will; work up . •' ' •?■•'.■ Lake Elle_iere"*cbn_i_s to bo rapidly drained as a. result of the ecooping operatkms. The culvert recently constructed ia now high and dry, being about three feet above the present water level of the lake, and as the water is still going seawards fast, a further fall of several feet is anticipated. Several picnic parties were] able to explore the recesccu of the culvert on Sunday, walking through from one end to tho other. The barquentine Addenda, •which. arrived nt Lyttelton yesterday from Coos Bay, Oregon, has a cargo of "782,322 feet of Oregon timber. Her deck cargo is almost as large as that below hatches, being eleven feet aoove decks, and she has pieces; of tiartber seventy feet long; It is about twenty-five yeans since a cargo of Oregon timber was 'brought into Lyttelton. It is expected that the whole cargo will be taken up in Clirktchurch. A. full account of tlie passage of the Addenda will be found in our shipping columns. ■> At the annual meeting of the Dunsandel Cricket Club the following officers were elected:—Patron, Mr C. A. C. Hardy, M-H.R.; president, Mr J. S. Boag; vicepresidents, Messrs J. Johnston, J. Henderson, E. Richards, J. Brown, D. W. Westemra, G. White, and J. Boag, jun.; captain, Mr H. F. Wright: sub-captain, Mr R. Dunlop; hon. secretary snd treasurer, ,Mr N. Brown; delegate to the Ellesmere Cricket Association,' Mr R. 0. Dunlop; committee, Messrs H. Wright, Dunlop, Jamieson, Brown, W. Burgess, •McMeekan, and C. Wright. It was decided to open the season od the 17th inst. by a,club match. The Christchurch Homing Pigeon Society held a meeting on Friday evening. Mr A. Smith, the president, occupied the chair. There was a good attendance cf mrembers, and a large amount of business was transacted. It was decided to fly the longest race north from East Cape., In connection with tlie young bird races, the Derby will 'be flown- from Blenheim, and the Juvenile from Wasbdykc. It was further resolved to have the latest pigeon timing clock, and to have an average velocity cup for tlie season's races; also an average velocity trophy for the junior members. Tlie first race of the season will be flown from Hinds on Saturday, 17th September. Numerous -special prizes have been presented to the Society. Eight new members were elected. At the Dixon range, Leeston, on, Saturday, a team from the Ellesmere Mounted Rifles tried conclusions with the Leeston Football Club, the match resulting in favour of the volunteers by 158 points. Tho conditions were seven shots at 300 and 500 yds, with a sighter. Lieutenant Rennie, with 3. total of 47. was highest scorer for the winners, and R. Lambie, with 38, secured similar honour for the losers. A dinner was given in the evening by the losers, at which Mr Herron occupied the chair, and the usual toast list was gone through. Vocal items were contributed by Sergeant-Major Lemon, Troopers M. Flannery and G. Blackler, and Messrs Fred Lill, H. C. Dicrck, and Thomas Brown. At the meeting of the Christchurch Ministers' Association, heid yosterday, the Rev. D. Hird, M.A., presiding, the subject of Sunday funerals was introduced, and after some discussion tlie following resolution was unanimously adopted:—"Hie Christchurch Ministere' _*\*aociaik>n draw the attention of tlie <»ngrcgaiio_*s they represent, and the pnblic, to the oootinued increase of Sunday funerals. They would point out that although there are cafes in which fiincrals must be held on Sunday, th-He are many other cases (the: great majority) in which there is no.such necessity. The practice is to be condemned for many reasons. It impos*cs an additional burden on ministers on a day when their time is fully occupied: if. interferes with the work of Sunday Schools, leading many children to. absent them*elves from their classes; it deprives undertaken* and their aL-sistante, drivers, and others of their day of re*t, and it encourages a love of display in connection with fu_r«ials, which is altogether out of harmony with the,spirit of the Christian religion. The Ministers* Association appeal to tbe members and adterents of their congregations and the public to dv-eountenance the practice as far as possible."

I. •* The quarterly;..' church Licensing Committee will noon,to-morrow, at the S.M.'-_fo* > ?$»|SW| It will be necessary to make » netr^^^ Itead for the rudder of the FtWtch §_^^ Boieldk-u, as the present .one hai^K^S i found to be broken. ■'. ■'. ; ? : i -':-.^^?§ffmH ! A vacancy has occurred on, _al __IS|l church Licencing Committee.. _«SB death of the late Mr J. Hamilton...tttj^ ! case the Governor appoint* the »uccd__j^^ Tlie conference of local bod'_:._<flii|iara ing to *h* Bottle Lake Hospital willi__! place on Thursday next at the CityQ(H|§| Chambers. -..- -'. ; >, : :\_£ll|s|! Up to the present 81 entries '.ha.-^)|j§§ received for the ''go-as-you-pleassT*_q§s||l be held on September 29th, frorri*Lytt*«g^ to Governor's Bay and back, Rhd'.th^B||i proiniws to be a great Mic*«_.'"■l-...5*-*jßm Tlie quarterly examination ..in*:_ml!B church, for officers for Defence Force will be held Tho samo examination will bo same day in Timaru. ■'■'''•*!i_ls Tlie warm spring weather of tlie I«_j|l|| days has brought on the willows f the River Avon, and they are now-mtop fully in leaf. The daffodil bank the Armagh and Worcester street btidmfill just now looking very pretty. ' ■•■ v^-fd-sil Tha export of gold from tha month was 46,7730e, valued ai £138, StiQs as compared with 30,0740b, of£110,572, in the' corresponding _&th*>tfP last year. Tlie export of silver last __i)i~ll was 88,Vi4oz, valued at £8875;.'i^i 1^^ The .quarterly meeting of .the W«ifl_agH*t 'Licensing Committee was held ' J*»s*H*|<*M§] Tlie police report was sat j g factory: ajrdJMßgw license (or the Albert- Hotel, which held in abeyance pending certain'iiawSJi ments, was granted. Tins .waa '.'tbvlemSm busines**. . ■■■;. .'-.^.SSIm 'I*he old semi-circular tho Court has. beenlf-fajlfiffl away, its place being oc_*pied.':wfjj|p| kng seats and desks, rows. The new appoint*nief.tsV vide comfortable seating iiccomn»diS|| for sixteen solicitors. . . ... :V : #i^^_P The qic.-t.on of the Company and tho abattoirs will wrae Iw-Sat the Abattoirs Committee of cil during tho week. At prefieiatt'iilJHH are in statu quo. Tlie Council mated tint they will charge wrt **hoj^^. : and tho Company ltave declined. t|^^||i A departure from the ortbQsjjj||| t funerals was witnessed in | week. In plnce of the | remains, oh closed in a-whi_3'coflsP|H& | conveyed upon an open vehicle,'_Q*nfii | the undertaker as a -station WB | sablo horses and trappings he> n 8. r i by a pair of, beautifu 1 greys,, | mounted harness. Tlie mourners veyed in three carriages, 'grey horses, while tlie drivera,d_i»m|iffSPj crape-trimm-cd silk hats aR *-*.^ < the - services of him who'\u_ti*syssjß|i| before the cortege deceased, it is understood, that death was not a should, be the occasion ratlier the reverse. :'■ ■'-^f^^^lk What about a lawn . ttwwer ?f Bassett and Co. ''''■''•'•5 , - J> i'^'_lfi_S The arrival of Strange and: Co. eivo consignments of epring and: *i_fl||| suitings, tJ-ouj-erings, and (from leading Home and colonial<.f>*<lH|§ra a matter of interest to the many proved by *_perience the Strange'a tailoring. The ixew\ttooi*fieWm prise all tho m_t fashio_ble the very latest patterns and offer tiie firm's numerous patrons .fe'Mra choice. It is worthy of note that : .&|MHb| can supply reailv stylish; suits to-mSSSSu for as little aa 635. Tine - depait»Mij«| busied -in booking ■ ord-eni - .|iij(lßK First display ■ by' Beath _d New'spring novelties, ;comprimng- mmHh latest fashions \ • fr*om the pean manufacturers, exquisite all departments. -New di__::_d|dHg|j now hosiery and gloves, ribb<_Cflil|l trimmings,, etc.; new ' fancy "-bhwiilßß ; longdoths, eheetinge,, new; b«d«t(M»|pffi bedding, new „q>et*,'floon-Jot_,* , WMfflg leums, new cc_umea. drew'■ _Jd_-.:_l)ij|ijW and underskirts, new:.. curiaeta,;;liimriHi and underclothing, . _w> fancy straws, trimTninga, ._d .tbH_BjH| New ranges of leading makes"-_»..-_wnj|Hi men's. dothing, ■ Ltd.;;-<^ela*r«»|'^^H ■nt -tho: -another column,^t^''ladltß , are invited to a spring' fabrics*_d novelties (Wednesday) and foHowirig m&Bs D.I.C. These early shipmentfcotnpt)<i§||g ejctensive "array of modes, • the ; ' • veryy elegance. . Those who dea_ to tions during the*'* - 'opening v:day»| afforded every '■ to buy-or only'toini^t^e'reiyo.^fflra Booth, Mnodonald and I,*^*» recently -ia_nViap , 'ths , Vfollo^w^ ; —Sharpie's ; :Orea_ Motor Cars, ffinhaid Haines Engines, 'Bincter enquiries ■******^AV:v-Vv."\C:-^.s'.^^HK The. roof of a house is not too :iateJw||^ Rambler -motor, .'ob». Ido everything aafced-of: thero.^i-ta^SHMj everybody. ..>. Oat«, ; *L'o^:-;)uia|'o»^M| . Special attenti_ » drawi to the charming and..Vchic'^l I !4wP_l-HS trirrimed mUlinejy, npw jon : Black, Beattie and Co.> window rooms. Tliey all thc/YW-t-Mip; and 'most original, styles^' ' ,( French models. They '•^\* , large number of smart . trimmed straws, .Galatea hats, in selected -by our Home cordially- invited,'. -•;-'■-■''■^^'-,-i^ 5 Black, Beat-ie and Co;^'have { a few novelties in ' boys' and ing, and call special three-garment knicker suits": in ■ tweed. Prices l<h.6d,:.2lsi;'_a."*M^ McClelland afid - MaWhe-tw^ Show Rooms, next Uiu_ Steam pany, are appointed..Sole popular Oldsmobile .Moior ; famous .Union Oil,' Engines.;;-. ; ; : If you" have the faintsstV;*w*»i^**r^_^__i your eyes are not juat right, if t__r^f_t___| you in any way, it's b-at *to j .h*>v*.^_f!BSi examined at once. Do not J^'^vgßJa average optician or spectacle ***^i';£^gS| is' unable to distinguish ■bttweea't^^ defects and diseases, but c_nut'*3Mi_j^ ! Proctor, 180 High at**«t,Clxru«**iJg| [ who will give, you », thorough • J - l * , *.'flHS free of charge. .. •■:■'''';'_s *3gS ! Seed potatoes—-All kmds w >t*J»_|K Fletclier Bros. Early Rose, R.bjol| and Pmk Beauty of (Hebron,- _owMig , Up-to-date,' Bath _' Lapstbne_ Kw_*_fS ' Puritan. Al*o Nhnmo and BlaJry:««M8 ard seeds. Vegetable seeds 3d P_t^WH seeds Id pkt, 100 varieties. ■■;M«ng«>?«M| rot, onion, lawn grass weed* '■''. l .'.^.^Sßß Fletcher Bros., Lower High " t f**^*i' l^w| A TO„B-LIKE- .GAOL. : Entombed in a grim caatfe, 0 itJdrts of Lisbon aro soma miecrable men on earth. inmates of Portugal's de_ly pn»Wli| filaice. In this building human ingenuity can suggostto ** n _{2!8il lir_ of its prwoners a hombiei>n»«3l|| ing torture is done. The tier on tier five stowya high,*-e-t«idp|M a common centro like tho .pokes: wheel. The oells are and within each stands •*'*^ D '. : son garb is a ehroud. creep about in felt uHowed touttcr a word. Tb « : **S_*«i tliat of tlie grave. Once a day :fffl doors aro unlocked, and ,«»-"»•»■■!v?SB and wretches march out, Clothed •**^ and with.faces covered by a part of this hideo-V woo may look ttw:;-conntenagO*llj_g| his fellow-prisoner**. this torture for mow than l«-:)!fflffl

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LXI, Issue 11981, 6 September 1904

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