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TOWN & COUNTRY.

Bankruptcy.—The next sittings of Hie Supreme Court in bankruptcy wiU be held On, the 13th instant. Christohuroh Music Hall Company.— The annual general meeting of the company will he held on Thursday week. i Akaroa Election.—Mr W. Montgomery invites the electors of Akaroa to meet him in .the Town HaU, Akaroa, at 7 o’clock, to-mor-row evening. ;

Public Ball.—A public ball has been advertised to take place at the White Crane Hotel Assembly Rooms, Woodend, on Friday next, August?. Reserves.—A list of reserves made temporarily under clause 19 of the Waste Land Regulations is published in a Provincial Gazette, dated August 4.

Supreme Court.—His Honor Mr Justice Gresson sat in the Court, Chambers at 11 a.m. yesterday. Most of the business disposed of consisted of bankruptcy applications.

Akaroa Educational District. —Mr Thomas Adams has been appointed the person to whom the annual sums payable under the Education Ordinance shall be paid. ( •

Little River Educational Mr Thomas Holt has been appointed the person to whom the annual sums payable under the Education Ordinance shall be paid. Footpaths in Lyttelton.—lt is to bo hoped that prompt steps wiU he taken to provide a proper footpath to the railway platform, . At present* ladies have to wade ankle deep through mud on Norwich Quay and the so-called asphalte to the station. Sunnysidb.—Mr Smith, proprietor of the Combination Troupe, has kindly consented to give an entertainment at the Asylum tljis afternoon, for the amusement of the patients of that institution. It will be recollected that on the visit of the Lenton troupe to Christchurch, some years ago, a similar act of kindness was shown by Mr Smith towards the inmates of Sutmyside. Immigrants at Lyttelton.-—The Borough Council have engaged eight immigrant men with famiUes to carry on the works in the town. It would bo as well that immigrants should be suppUed with a proper place for boiling water. At the present time, they have to depend for cooking oh a range outside the building, which does not boil water/ and they consequently have to ask the custodian of the casual ward for a sufficient supply. • Importation op Sheep prom Nelson.— By a proclamation in a Provincial Gazette, dated August 4, it is ordered that all sheep introduced by land from the province ot Nelson, shall be dressed to the satisfaction of the inspector of sheep for the province of Canterbury, with a preparation of tobacco! of a strength to be determined by the inspector of sheep aforesaid, before such sheep shall be driven, or depastured, ot a greater distance within the province of Canterbury than three miles from that part of the boundary at which such sheep shall hove been introduced.

PiouoHlsa Matches.— Theannual ploughing match in the Templeton district will take place at Yaldhurst to-day. Although it is not expected that there will be a large number of entries, yet good work may be relied uppm this district haring hitherto been noted in that respect. The Papanui match will take place on Thursday, and the first match at South Bakaia it fixed for Friday, The only fixture for next week is the Ashburton match which will come off on Tuesday, and it is expected to be much more successful than either of the preceding ones. . Lawybes’ Costs.— The subject of lawyers' costs was incidentally referred to in Chambers yesterday. His Honor Mr Justice Gresion, said there was a great outery made by the public with regard to the law costs charged in the colony, and the matter had been mentioned to the Judges bjr the Government, as represeating the public. Mr Garrick said that the charges in Canterbury were not nearly so high as those made in Otago and Wellington, but it was a common thing for people to complain that law expenses were higher than they ought to be. Mr Joynt remarked that in the old country ,the law costs, especially on (ho equity side, were much higher than they were m Canterbury.

Mbbtxng op Mabtbb Bakebb.—A meeting of master bakers will be held at the White Hart Hotel this evening* ,J Sblwyn Match.—A meeting, to arrange prolimicaitefor this match, will be heldon Tuesday next, at Greendale. ; Union iyru«<risa.-rA preliminary meeting jof a fades’ Union was held in the Forester*’ Hall, laat evening, Mr Andrews in the chair, The following J«°lutipn was proposed,itoonded, and carried unanimously—- “ That, in the opinion of this meeting, it is desirable that two delegates from the Trades’ Societies of Christohuroh be elected to frame rules, Ao, for the organisation of a Canterbury Trades’Union.” ■-

. Odd -The annual ball in connection with the Loyal Benevolent Lodge toofcpiaee.in the Qditfollows’. Hall, Lichfield street, lost night. About fifty couples were present, knd the anAngements were, such as to thoroughly promote.the enjoyment of all. An excellent band was- provided by Herr Biinz, and the catering had been entrusted to Mr Pyett, who acquitted himself with his usual success.

• .Opening of the West Christchurch District School.—The programme for the entertainment to be held on the occasion of the opening of the pew school building tomorrow evening appears in, an advertisement, and will be found to be or an, exceedingly attractive character. It will be seen that the proceeds of the entertainment are to be devoted, entirely'towards providing a treat for the school children, and for the purchase of prizes. • ; Good Templars.—The weekly session of the Hope of Christohuroh lodge was held in Gee’s schoolroom last night, when there was a large attendance. Three-new members werjs initiated, and one member was admitted by clearance-card, front England. The'officers elected leist week, with the addition of Bro Pearce,, treasurer, end Bro T. King, secretary, were installed by ithe lodge-deputy. Brd Buxton Was recommended! as lodge-deputy for the ensuing year, after ’ Which the lodge was closed in the usual manner. i Poultry Exhibition.—The seventh annual exhibition tinder the auspices of the Poultry Associatiohis fixed to take place on the 21st and 22nd of the present month ip the Oddfellows’ Hall/ Lichfield street. A very liberal prize list has been issued; the ordinary prizes. being supplemented by no less than twenty private prizes, most of which are of considerable value. It may therefore be fairly expected that the exhibits will be numerous, and those who are in a position to judge aver that, in point of quality, they will compare very favourably with the exhibits at any previous show. The canaries will, it is thought, be particularly fine, and many recently imported pigeons will b£ exhibited. S. John’s Wintbe Entertainments.— Another of the series was given in the schoolroom, last night, and, notwithstanding the sloppy state of the thoroughfares, there was a good attendance. Theprogramme comprised— Flute solo, Mr H. F. Poore; songs, Misses Rowley, Thorpe, and B. G. Rowley, Messrs JStepens, Feldwict,T.Searell,and Cliff ; duett, the Misses Rowley; solo and chorus, Mr Gundry, Mrs Waleot, Messrs Waleot and FeldWick (' quartette, Mrs ■ Waleot, 'Messrs add Waleot; pianoforte > CPlo.Mr Searell; reading, Mr Digby; .recitations, Messrs Sharland and Ingleson. AH the items /vyere well carried out, and most of them were very warmly applauded. Smith’s Combination Troupe.—Mr Smith has every reason to congratulate himself on. the amount of patronage bestowed on his entertainment, and the increasing popularity of his clever company; of artistes. Last night the theatre was again well attended, and the performances were rewarded with the most flattering.demonstrations of approval. Owing to Mr Airec’s accident on the previous night, he was unable to appear, but in all probability hewiU be sufficiently recovered to perform this evening. To-morrow evening, the performance)? will be for the benefit of Yal Yose, on which occasion a special bill will be presented, including, amongst other things, a short sketch of the hfheficiaire’s career as a ventriloquist, ! Accident in High Street.—Mr E. W. Millett Was driving a flair of horses in High street, yesterday, when] one of them became restive, and the vehicle came in contact with one of the posts of I Mr A. W. Wright’s verandah. The shock caused , the pole to break, and the horses then got on to the footpath/ and-looked as if they would make a breach in the shop window, Mr Millett, however, held on to the reins, and Constable Hughes, w)aoj was on duty in. ther vicinity/ having seized the heads of the horses, their further progress was arrested,, though not without, considerable difficulty. Several persbns hastened to the spot, and the horses were quickly unharnessed, without having suffered any injury, and without having done more damage than breaking the pole of the trap. Accident.—Messrs Maskrey and Anderson, of Prebbleton, met with a very unpleasant accident, on Saturday evening last. They were driving home, and directly after passing through the railway gates, at the crossing near Mr Vickery’s, on the South line, the horse ‘ shied at some telegraph posts lying by tfle road Mde- The trap was capsized, and .both its occupants were thrown violently to the ground, but fortunately escaped with only a severeshaking. The horse, though thrown down, also escaped without material injury, but both shafts of the trap were broken. A resident near the scone of the accident, informed Messrs Maskrey .and Anderson, that their horse was the fourth that had shied at- the posts that evening, "Unquestionably the posts are a source of danger to the public, and should be removed at once.

The Last Joueeais op LivnfasioNE. — :The uiiApnaum Btateß that Mr Murray has in preparation, with an original map and illusstone,” including his researches and wanderings in Eastern Africa, from 1865 to within a few days of his death, edited by his son, Mr .T. Steqle Livingstone. The volume comprises all the journals sent over by Dr Livingstone through Mr Stanley j also journals that have been transmitted since, as well as all the ■ papersfreceived hy the Foreign Office. A New Nkbdm.—A lady in San Francisco, the'OA ronicle of that city says, has invented a new needle, the improvement consisting in making a needle of any si te without an eye for the thread, but with, instead, a hole bored longitudinally into the head or larger end thereof to the depth of a quarter of an inch or ■ thereabouts, which hole is arranged with a screw thread. The needle, it* is'olaimed, will carry any kind of thread, and can be used for eveiy purpose. It is thought that it will he valuable also as a surgical needle as it will require but one thread, the advantage of which will be that a smaller hole will be made in passing the needle through any substance than Would have th be made by the partially doubled thread of the ordinary eyed needle, FxßßrFsoori Joists.—A practically fireproof joijit, indented by Mr Walker, promises to be ‘important audition to the means of erecting approximately fire-proof edifices. This Consists of a slip of wood five inches wide by five-eighths of an inch thick, bolted between two .flanged strips of quarter-inch iron, making a beam quite as strong as those of wood ordinarily employed. The iron sides, in addition to affording strength, it is claimed, render the joist substantially fire-proof, while the centre of wood affords the means of putting down floors and nailing on laths in the usual (manner. The impediment to the of these joists heretofore has been the diffipulty of rolling the flanged iron sides. This, however, has been successfully overcome, and the new invention promises to come into rapid use. * REGISTRAR'S RETURNS. The following is a return of births marriages, and deaths, in the Christchurch districts, for the month ending July 81 “ " corresponding Month __i_Ai.i.i-jL Blrtha— City of Chtifitohuroh 23 23 45 20 23 43 _ Christchurch District 43 89 82 28 23 61 Deaths— ' • ■ Gity of Christchurch 11 IS 26 12 10 22 _Chri*tohurohDiatrlot 12 12 24 3 7 10 Marriages— City of Chriatohureh Ohriatohmtoh District —’

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TOWN & COUNTRY., Lyttelton Times, Volume XLII, Issue 4209, 5 August 1874

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