Local and General.
St. Andkew's New Schoolboom. — The of what promises to be a very ■enjoyable entertainment at the above, tomorrow evening, -will be found ia our advertising columns. ;' Ksightstowx. — An eutertaiument took place at the reading-room last evening, and Ullhough the adult attendance was not so good «8 on the previous entertainment, the room was comfortably filled. Messrs Florance and 430n and Bamford gavo readings. Mrs Long I presided at the piano, with her usual good taste, assisted by Misses Dash, Verral, Walker. «ud If r Smith. Messrs Cowpcr, Grandie, and jßacquire gave some interesting and highly nmusing songs, of a comic and serio-comic Character. The prizes were then distributed to Messrs Briggs, Cqwpqr, and young Somes. .After a few concluding remarks by the chairgeuin, and a voto of thanks to the ladies, the National Anthem brought a very pleasant evening to a close. .-: Bail. — A public ball will take place in the Oddfellows' Hall to-morrow evening. . • . Primitive Methodists. • The Rev. R. Ward,who is to labour in Canterbury, was a passenger by the Tararua from Wellington yesterday. • Tbachebs. — Intending candidates for appointment as teachers under the Board of ■fidueation aro reminded that applications to fw examined by the Inspector must be sent in «ot later than the 2lat msfc. ■ • Thb Peotidencb Tkxt or Rechabites. — The' materials necessary for establishing the Providence Tent of Rechabites recently formed in Christchurch having arrived from Auckland, it will be opened in the course of a. few days. Lyttei*ok Boating Club. — The annual meeting of the above club took place at the Empire Hotel on Monday evening, when there was a full attendance of members. The president, Mr H. P. Murray-Aynslcy, presided. The following gentlemen wore elected as officers for the ensuing year -. — President, Mr H. P. Murray-Aynaley ; vice-president, Mr P. Cunningham ; commodore, Mr E. W. Roper ; «ecretaryaiid treasurer, MrT. Hall ; custodian, Mr C. "A. Rich; committee, Messrs Rich, SP aokard, Talbot, Hawkins, Cuff, Norris, and W. Camei"on. ' »' ACCIDENT. — A rather serious accident hap■coned at Rangiora yesterday toa child of MrW. A. Burfc, and it ia exceedingly fortunate that it F«8 not burned to death. It appears that the child, which is about nine months old, was tied ••ii» a chair near the fire while its mother was - engaged in her usual household work. There %ad been some pieces of wood pushed ia be- , trweon fcho bars of the "range, aud it appears that one of them dropped out and set lire to, the child's dress. Before the circumstance was noticed the flames had burnt the dreas up one side, and the child was badly burned right up one airm and slightly touched on the face. Dr Burrows wsi3 immediately sent for and he attended to. the little oufferer, but fortunately ihe injuries were found to bo not ao 3overe as ! a! firdtranticipatodi'and th^e child is now pro^' gre3suig favourably towards recovery. j Ol«)FBIil(Oy?H)iip. — At a meeting of the membera of the Loyal Rangiora Lodge, held "«ttlioir Lodge Room run ■•Monday- evening, ii w»s decided that the anniversary celebration 1 of taf Lodge-take place on Ootobor 16. Th 6 \ fallowing jjj the substance pf the program^ •no t>^Sw. wftsfleculed upon : — The members of the Lodge Will assemble at the Southbrookj rau«jjy siaiion on the arrival of the first train to niect the visiting brethren from Chri»t-J church, Lyttelton, and Kaiapoi. After tha in'ival of the train the members of the order ■will iatvrch in procession to the Moaonio Hotel, headed by a bras 3 band, whore ti ftineheon will be provided by Brother Wild! At th»^ conclusion of the lunch they will ' Hittrcli into R«ngiora, and proceed to the Re^ , Canon Dudley's paddock, . which has been kindly placed at their disposal. Yarioui eports] including cricket, football, children's taco3, &c., will then tuke place in the paddock: after which the members of the Lodge will •djourn to the Plough Inn, where dinner will he provided by Mr M'Kelvie. Arrangements A*« likely to be made for a special train to leave the Soutbbrook station late in tha ercri* ing so a«r.to accommodate the visiting friends from Christchorcb..
Papantti. — A miscellaneous entertainment will be given in the Pspanui schoolroom, this evening, when a very attractive programme will bo submitted. Several ladies and gentlemen from Christehuroh have .promised their serviceo for the occasion. . St. Michael's Cutjbch. — The service at the Church of Sfc Michael and All Angels on Friday evening, in commemoration of the martyrs of the Melnnesian Mission, will bo full choral. The preces and responses are Tallis', and the anthem selected is " Bless'd are the departed " — quartette and chorus, from Spohr'B " Last Judgment." SXTPESMH Coubt. — The .Registrar sat in his Chambers yesterday. Ke Wm. Edgar Morley Brouncker — Mr Geo. Harper applied for an order for the further suspension of the proceedings in bankruptcy. The Registrar made an order suspending proceedings for a month. Re Peter M'Kenha— On the application of Mr Garrick, the Registrar gave leave to issue a summons to a witness ; returnable on the 19th inst. Ashley Ploughing-. MATcn. — It would appear that the ploughing matches are not yet done wu°h, for the residents in the Ashley district have issued the programme for their annual competition, which is to be held on Mr Geo. Graham's land, Ashley Bank, this day week. There arc to be a champion class, a second class, and a boya' class, and entries j are to be made with Mr John G-. Bell, Secretary, on or before the 21th inst. Lytteiton WESJiErAN Cibcuit.— Efforts are being made to erect a Wesleyau church at the Hcathcote Valley. The sprvice3 have hitherto been held in the schoolroom ; und as the congregation . is rapidly increasing, a proper place of worship will not only be very, acceptable, but is also very necessary. A plot of hind has already been secured in a central position, and a meeting is to be held at an early . date to arrange about procuring the necessary funds for the erection of the building. The Scandinavian Immigeants. — The balance of the immigrants who arrived per the ship Friedeburg are now moving somewhat slowly, and there still remain in the barracks for engagement 5 Norwegians, 6 Danes, 4 Germans, 7 German Poles, and 4 Poles. The whole of them are farm and general labourers except one, a Norwegian, who is a shoemaker. Seeing that a fresh batch of immigrants are almost due, it is to be hoped that those enumerated übove will speedily meet with engagements. Photogbaphic Views. — A number of remarkably good photographic views, taken in and around Christ church, may be seen at Messrs Coates and Co.'s, Colombo street. Of their kind nothing hotter has ever been seen in Christchurch, indeed it is questionable whether a local artist has hitherto produced anything so excellent as some of them. Several views on the Avon are perfect gems, the clearness of outline, the exceptional distinctness characterising the foliage, together with the general finish of the pictures, being such as to excite admiration at a first glance. Mr Sherlock is the artist, and he is to be congratulated on having done what ono can scarcely believe it possible to excel. Mendelssohn Society.— The bazaar and conversazione at the Canterbury Music Hall was brought to a close yesterday, and the Society have every reason to be satisfied with the result. There was a -large attendance of visitors in the evening, which was taken advantage of to such purpose by the fair stall keepers that the stock of goods very rapidly decreased. The supply was, however, so great that it could not be exhausted by the ordinary method, so the services of Mr Alporb were called into requisition,, and an auction sale was held. This was both amusing aud highly successful in a financial point of view. It is estimated that the total recnipts of the bazaar will be about £150. The proceedings were wound up by a dance. Licbxskd Victuallers' Bat,l. — The annual ball in aid of the Bsncvolent Fund of the Licensed Victuallers' Association took placa in the New Oddfellows' Hall last night, frhon a very large and fashionable company Assembled. The general arrangements were of the usual complete character, and did credit to thd committee appointed to make them. Mr Morton supplied the refreshments, and he •ntcred con amore into the work, almost eclipsing his former successes. Mr Trertcy had the \rork of preparing the ball floor for dancing, and the? result of hi» labours gave perfect satisfaction. The music was supplied by Herr Biinz, who called sir musicians of repute to lub aid for the occasion. Dancing •Gtnmenced at nine o'clock, and was kept up until an early hour this morning. Stud Hokbkß. — Tlie annual show of entire stock has been fixed to take place in Mr Anderson's paddock, Cashel street ea3t, on Saturday, the 28th instant. The date given in yesterday's issue was. the sth of October, an alteration from the decision of the Agricultural Association Committee, which was made by Mr Ford the Secretary, because he found that the 28th of the present month would clash with the Hunt Club Steeplechase meeting. On rnttture consideration, however, it wa3. found that in order not to interfere with the arrangements made by owners of horses for travelling — a commencement always being mode on the Ist of October — the parade must be held ' during the present, month, whilst it waa also apparent that by fixing the parade an hour earlier than last year the proceedings would be over in time for all interested in the show to attend the steeplechases, the more bo ao Mr Ander-j son's paddock is on the road to the intended racecourse. It was therefore decided . to ad-l ' here to the original decision of the committee,' and the notice has thus been altered from the i sth October to the 28th of the present month. 1 , The parade is to be conduoted in thssame i manner as hist year, except that the entrance! 1 fee for horses has been increased from onej i shilling to half-a-crown, % change rendered > necessary in order, to meet the exjtetsesi • Messrs Bird and Bennett have again offered! \ to receive entries, and the' last day bii whicU they can bo made is Thursday, (he 26th inst. I
Immigsakts by the St Leohabds. — The ship St Leonards, form London, being now 90 days out, may be shortly expected to arrive, and we are informed the number of immigrants on board i 3 9$ souls, equal to 81 statute adults. Their classification is as follows: — 14 families, representing 87 statute adults ; 21 single men ; 26 single women. The trades and occupations of the immigrants are as follows :— Farm labourers, 3 ; general do, L 8 ; gardener, 1 1;,; ■;,- ploughman, 1 ; country mechanic, 1 ; ironmonger, 1 ; blacksmiths, 2 ; carpenters, 4 ,- wheelwright, 1 ; sawyer, 1 ; shoemaker, 1 ; wooisorter, 1. Single women. — General servants, 17 ; cook, 1 ; dairy women, 2 ; housekeeper, 1 ; Housemaids, 2,;; nurse gh'l, 1; teacher, 1 The list can fee inspected on application at tho Immigration Office. It is announced by advertisinent that application for these immigrants will now be received at the Immigration Office. Postal. — The subject of a paragraph which appeared in yesterday's issue, roferring to the late sorting of the Taranaki's mail, is, we 3re glad to say, susceptible of a satisfactory explanation.' Ifc appeara the mails came over as stated, about 2.45 p.m., and that although xinusually bulky — containing about 1500 letters and as many newspapers — they were all sorted within three quarters of an hour. But it further appears that a largo additional portion of the Wellington correspondence came from Lyttelton by subsequent trains, and hence the apparent delay. These letters, it seems, were posted in Wellington late, and were in consequence included in the bag for Lyttelton. This is an ordinary, and for many reasons a convenient practice. As many persons j had no doubt been led, from not receiving their letters and papers as soon as they expected, to believe that the delay occurred at the Christchurch offico, tho Chief Postmaster ' will doubtless be glad that the paragraph in question has led to this explanation.
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