News of the Day.
CRICKET MATCH— WAKEFIELD CLUB V. NELSON CLUB. The match between a Wakefield eleven and un eleven of the city of Nelson, was played on Thursday last, on Victory Square. The wickets were pitched at eleven, a.m., and Nelson, having won the toss, sent the Wako field in first. The pleasure of the match was greatly interfered with by a fall of drizzly rain, which commenced almost simultaneously with the play. The Wakefieldites scored 103 in their first innings against the Nelaonians 65. The Wakefield men then went in for their second innings, when two of their number ran up the already large score to 30 more, without the loss of one wicket ; and, the rain still continuing, and there not being sufficient time to play out a Becond inning*, the match was allowed, on the result of the first innings, to Wakefield. The following is the ■coring : — YTAKEFIELD. Fimt lirirnras. Sscovs Imraros. O. Knapp. b Kins . . . 0 T. Tunnfcliffe, b Clark . .16 not out . . . .16 6. Baigent. run oat . . 6 J. Tunnicliffe. b Clark . . 0 0. Harrit, b Atmore . .39 Alfred B»l<tent b King . . 1 Ballon, it Knrvett . . .10 Arthur Baigent, b Atmore . 0 B. Smith, b Atmore . . 1 H. Knapp, o Bounington . 6 J. Price, not out . . . 1 not out . . . .9 Byes . . .24 Byes . . . 4 Leg bye ... 1 Leg bye . . 1 Total . ... 103 Total ... 30 NELSON.— Fimt linmroi. Knyrett, o Harrij 19 CUrk, b A. Bitigent 9 Taylor, b J. Tuuniolilfe 0 Atmore, rua out 8 King, b A. Baigent 2 Mortimer, b J. Tunnioliffe 1 Bonnington. o Smith 0 Water*, b J. Tunnioliffe 2 Jtnkin*, not out 8 Greenfield, b A. Baigent 4 Molr. o 0. Knapp 1 Widea 5 Byei 10 Leg bye 1 Total 66 In the evening, the Nelson Eleven entertained their successful opponents at a dinner at the Trafalgar Hotel, the pnrty breaking up at rather a late hour. We understand a return match will shortly be played at Wakefield.
District Court.— The first sitting of the newlyformed District Court, was held in the Court-house, on Thursday last. On the Judge, Dudley Ward, Eiq., taking his seat, several of the jurymen who had been summoned, failed to answer to their names, and Messrs. H. S. Bush, T. Gifford, M. Lightband, F. Stock, and M. Walker, were directed to be fined in a sum of twenty shillings each, unless they should be able to give a satisfactory reason for their absence. There were no case* for tried, and the jury were at once discharged.
Motcbka Election.— The polling for the District of Motueka took place yesterday, but we are able only to give the state of the poll at Waimea West, where forty-six votes weie given for Mr. Parker, and thirty-nine for Mr. Dutton. At Motueka and Lower Moutere, a majority of votes was expected for Mr. Dutton, while at Upper Moutere, Mr. Parker would, it was suppoied, poll the greater number. The contest will prove, we believe, to have been a very close one, and we have no means of judging which candidate is likely to have been returned.
Waibatt Emotion.— His Honour the Superintendent of Marlborough, W. H. Eyes, Esq., has been returned for the District of Wairau, without opposition.
Ihtbodvction or Fbmalb Labour.— A meeting of ladies interested in this subject was held yesterday, at the Labour Mart, Bridge-street, when the following resolution was proposed and seconded : — " That, considering the scarcity of labour in Nelson, it is desirable to assist Mrs. Flood to bring domestics from Sydney here, by subscription." It was then proposed " That a subscription-list beat once opened to carry out the objects in the first resolution." Mrs. Flood thanked the ladies for their attendance and hoped they would find her fully competent to bring girls over of good character and competent of performing their work in a satisfactory manner.
Elictbio Tilkobaph. — The Southern papers are repeatedly complaining of the manner in which the tet«graph is managed, and of the manner in which its usefulness is restricted by the few hours during which it* serricea can be commanded. The Otago Daily Times, speaking of the arrival of the hut English mail, says: — "According to present arrangement* the electric telegraph in New Zealand ia but a costly tor. There it no reason, excepting official routine, why the public were not in possession of English news in our yesterday's issue. The Otago, with the mail, was at the Bluff at half-past •even on Sunday evening, and the intelligence was not transmitted, merely because the Telegraph Office closed at six o'clock. In ordinary circumstances it might be too much to require an operator tobt constantly on the spot ) but for the telegraph
to be useful, one should always be within call at the different stations on the line, and especially when the arrival of the mail is hourly expected. In other colonies such is the practice ; and had such delay occurred in Adelaide or Melbourne, the manager of the telegraph department would have been called to a deservedly severe account."
Jackson's Bat a Gold-Field. — Captain Robson, of the cutter Pilot, lately arrived at Dunedin from the West Coast, reports that he landed twenty passengers at Jackson's Bay. The City of Nelsou also arrived, and landed fifty passengers. The Fanny was there, with passengers and cargo. There was every prospect of the Jackson's Bay district turning out a payable gold-field. Many of the diggers had supplied themselves with three months provisions on their own account before leaving Hokitika.
lIIi'OBTATiONOF Psrzß BaiL3. — ThesteamerSouth Australian, on her last trip from Melbourne, brought some superior live stock, including four prize bulls, two very fine heifers, and a hundred rams, to Otago, all of which were safely landed at Port Chalmers.
Goia> Statistics ot Otago. — The total exports of gold from the Province of Otago (says the Daily Times, of the 20th of February), from the time of the discovery of the gold-fields until the end of the year 1865, amounted to 1,875,053 ounces, the exports for the several years having been— 1861 187,695 1862 397,602 1863 580,533 1864 455,927 1865 253,696 During the month of January of this year, the export amounted to 13,9900z5. 7dwts. ; and since that time, exclusive of what may go this day by the steamers to Melbourne, 7,1040z5. lldwts. have been exported, that quantity having been shipped direct to England. The amounts received by escort since the beginning of the present year have been — January 12, 3,7250z5. ; January 26, 5,8650z5 ; February 9, 6,iS6ozs.
The Crops in Otago.— The Daily Times of the 33rd February, thus describes the harvest prospects of that province : — " Accounts from various parts of the interior, as to the condition of the crops, are much more encouraging than could have been expected, considering the very backward state of vegetation a few weeks ago. The late warm and wet weather has had a magical effect, and the growth of crops of all kinds has been most luxuriant. The wheat crop of this year is fully one-third more in breadth than that of last season. Of oats, there is a good average crop. An additional quantity of barley has been sown. The potato crop has rallied considerably, and now looks well; the breadth planted is not equal to that of last year. The hay crop is good, but in a precarious condition, owing to the continued wet weather. We learn that ten steam threshing-machines have been added this season to the threshing power of the province. It may be stated that hands are in request at £15 and rations for three months." ~
Intercolonial Cricket Match. — A match at cricket, played at Launceston, between Eleven of Victoria and Sixteen of Tasmania, was won by the former in a single innings, the scores being — Victoria, 133 ; Tasmania, first innings 71, second innings, 39.
The Blacks of Australia learning Cricket. — A Victorian paper (Hamilton Spectator), says: — " A good deal of interest was taken in the return cricket match, the Edinhope Club against the blacks. It came off at Bringalbert on the 24th ultimo, and terminated in a decided victory for the latter, the Edinhope men all going out — the first innings for thirty-six, and the second for twenty-six. The blacks Bcored for one innings, seventy-five ; thus leaving them victorious with thirteen runs to spare. There is some talk of ton black-fellows, with a white captain, challenging the Hamilton team."
Atteoea Australis. — According to the Otago papers, the Aurora has lately been very brilliant in the southern part of this island. The Daily Times, of the 22nd February, thus describes the appearance of the heavens as seen in Dunedin on the preceding evening : — " For several hours there was a very brilliant display of Aurora in the southern sky. The flashes were very vivid, and moved at times with the greatest rapidity. The effect was considerably heightened by Beveral streaks of cloud, which partly covered the zone of bright light out of which the coruscations proceeded."
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News of the Day., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 27, 3 March 1866
News of the Day. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 27, 3 March 1866
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