The s.b. Lady Darling, which arrived here this morning at half-past ten, left Dan.din on 9th June, and arrived at Lyttelton at twelve o'clock the following day ; left LytfceUoti at noon on the 12th, and arrived here as above. She brings seven passengers for this port, and has thirty-five for Hokitika. The N.Z.S.N. Co.'s s.s. Queen, Captain Cellem, arrived this morning from the South. She left Port Chalmerson the 10th, at 1 p.m., and, having light head winds, arrived at Lyttelton next day. Sunday, at 2 o'clock ; left yesterday, at 1 o'clock, and arrived here this morning at a quarter-past seven. Had a fair wind from Lyttelton. A telegram from Dunedin to Christchurch, da'ed Wednesday last, says portion of a wreck waa found at Stewart's Island, but particulars unknown. Through the same channel we learn the Southland tug had to put to sea, to avoid seizure. We regret to say the Canterbury Mai mentions the loss of two lives on the Rakaia —Walter Wilson, son of Cracroft Wilson, C.8., of Cashmere ; and a youth named Macdonald, son of the station master of that name. The melancholy accident occurred when a party of four, pioneered by Mr. Flowers, was attempting to cross the stream from the south side. Mr. John Jones, the owner of 54 64tha of the City of Dunedin, is understood to have, in accordance with his usual custom with his vessels, not insured a farthing, and his individual loss cannot be less than £10,000 or XI 1,000. The owners of the remaining shares in the vessel are said to be fully insured. The churchwardens of St. Peter's Church, Te Aro, have called for tenders for the enlargement of that church, an improvement most urgently required by the demand existing for increased church accommodation. The Otago Daily Times of 9th instant remarks that business is still quiet. Flour firm, but not active, buyers seeking for lower rates, both in Adelaide and Chilian. Firstclass hams and bacon cleared out of importer's hands at an advance ; supplies not
coming forward equal to demand. Ales sought for. Teas, su^arp, and spirits, without alteration. It is proposed to construct a line of telegrnph to the West Coast. Alterations in the Land Act are nlso propose 1 , to sell on West Const. An adveitismenf, appears In the Canterbury papers calling foi applicant i for admission to the Policj Force. A B(Tpw pile jetty is about being erected in Lyttellon Harbour. It will be sixty yards* running 9e.i wards fi'orn the end of the present jelly in '>xfonl straet. To-n'ght, for the henpfU of Miss Maprgie Griffiths, the "Went Day ' will be performed, with the laugh'iblc burlesque of " Fra Dinvolo," and wg sire sure that Mijs Griffiths will be rewarded with a numerous atttndnnco. A lady possessing the talent with which Miss Griffiths is endowed is sure to find favour in the eyes of the public ; she haa excell. d in many characters, and we may mention — Betsey Baker, Gnatbrain, in "Black Eyed Susan ;" Miriam in "Miriam's Crime ;" Mr, Torrena, " Serious Family ;" Sum Willoughby, nnd many other parts in which this lady has particularly shone forth, not the least of which was Cinderella. We are positive that a high tribute will be paid to the lady's talent this evening.
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Evening Post, Evening Post, Issue 107, 13 June 1865
Evening Post Evening Post, Issue 107, 13 June 1865
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