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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

The SurERiNTEXDENcr. — His Honor the Superintendent's address to the electors of Canterbury appears in another column. The Cab Case. — It has been arranged that the legal points involved in this case should be argued before Mr Bowen, R.M., on Friday. Erratum. — An error occurred in our last issue with reference to the decorations at the Foresters' Hall on St Patrick's Day. The harp was made by Mr W. Booth, and it reflected great credit upon him, as a member of the Dinner Committee. Theatre Royal. — There was a good attendance at the theatre last night, when Tuesday's programme wa3 repeated with marked success. Mr Douglas' recitation ! "Shamus O'Brien " was a really excellent piece of elocution. He was demonstratively applauded, and it was in every respect fully merited. " Temptation " and "My Precious Betsy " constitute the bill this evening. Aquatic. — The dead heat which occurred in the race by members of the C.R.C. for the Ladies' prize, on Saturday last, was decided, yesterday evening. The crews met at halfpast 5 o'clock, and soon afterwards they proceeded down stream to the starting post. Mr M. Campbell officiated as starter, and got the boats away on fair terms, the Cygnet having a trifle the best of it. For about one hundred yards the boats were neck-and-neck, but the Cygnet then began to draw away, and at the end of a quarter of a mile was a length a head. Gray then put on a spurt, and recovered half the lost distance, but the Cygnet then went away again, and though Gray made several plucky efforts, they were of no avail, the Cygnet winning by about a length and a half. The crews were : — Swan (north bank) — J. Callender, bow ; Gray, stroke ; Grierson, cox. Cygnet (south bank) — Bowron, bow ; Jones, stroke ; Hawkins, cox. The Kennedy Family. — These talented interpreters of Scottish song and character again drew a very large attendance at the O-ldfellows' Hall last evening, and their entertainment evidently gave thorough satisfaction. Mr Bent's Farewell Benefit. — The farewell benefit of Mr W. Horace Bent, by far the best delineator of Negro character that has appeared in Christchurch — is announced for to-morrow evening at the Theatre Royal. The programme is very attractive. The Price of Oats at Tiiiaru. — The Thnaru Herald of Monday last says : — The farmers are now busy threshing in all directions, and those who have already got oats ready for sale arc in a very favourable position just now,four shillings a bushel being offered, with the prospect of a rise. Arboriculture. — The Thnaru Herald states that Mr Armstrong, Government gardener and inspector for Canterbury under the Forest Tree 3 Planting Encouragement Act, I is now in the southern district for the purpose of inspecting the ■plantations on Messrs Scaly and Davidson's land, and at the Levels station. Registration ot Votes. — Those who possess the qualification entitling them to claim a vote in the province would do well to remember that the time during which claims may be sent in will soon expire. None will bo received after the end of the present month, and information to hand shows that, a3 yet, very few persons have taken the trouble to fill up the necessary forms. Cure Boating Club. — A special meeting of this club was held at the Pier Hotel, Kaiapoi, on Tuesday evening last, to consider an application which had been received from the captain of the Woodstock (Westland) crew for the loan of the club's four-oared boat Tui for the Interprovincial Inrigged race. It was stated that if the Westland crew got the boat it was intended to take off the present outriggers, and convert it into an inrigged boat by adding another plank to it. The club unanimously decided to place the boat at the disposal of the Westland crew. y

City Guards. — The monthly inspection o this corps was made by Colonel Packe at the Drill-shed last night. There was a very large muster, and the proceedings passed off in a most satisfactory manner. Christchurch Electoral District. Conflicting reports about candidates for the representation of the city in the Provincial Council are afloat. It is said that Mr Sawtell will not offer himself for re-election. No candidates have yet been publicly announced. Papantti Electoral District.— lt ie understood that Mr George Oram intends to offer himself as a candidate for the representation of this district in the Provincial Council. Mr F. J. Garrick is also mentioned as a probable candidate. The district returns two members. Heathcote Electoral District. It will be seen that Dr Foster offers himself as a candidate for the representation of this district in the Provincial Council. The other candidates are Mr W. Montgomery and Mr J. T. Fisher — for re-election. Heathcote returns three members. Claims to Vote. — The end of the month is rapidly approaching ; those, therefore, who are qualified and wish to secure their names being placed on the electoral roll, should procure forms, fill them in, and send them to the registration officer without delay. Waitaki Bridge. — In the Ifeiv Zealand Gazette, of March 12, the following list of successful and unsuccessful tenderers is published for general information : — Accepted. — Messrs M'Gavin and Co., Dunedin, £31,255 6s 6d. Declined—J.Bruce, Dunedin (forfeited deposit), £29,963 9s 8d ; C. M'Kirdy, Wellington, £34,417 16s ; Messrs J. and N. Campbell and Co., Dunedin, £39,0 CD; C. M'Queen, Dunedin, £41,061 16s 3d; Messrs Smith nnd Steinan, Dunedin, £42,598 ; J. Lockie, Wellington, £45,747 4s 2d ; Gh Proudfoot, Dunedin, £46,249 ; G. M. Barr, Dunedin, £49,385 ss ; Messrs Allan and Stumbles, Timaru, £49,543 15s; W. Stocks, Christchurch. £50,000. Cathedral Guild. — The Cathedral Guild held their bi-monthly general meeting this evening at 7.30 in the College Library. This society already numbers upwards of 150 members, and is rapidly increasing. The sanction of tiie meeting will be asked to the proposal for devoting the first funds of the Guild to the erection of the western doorway of the cathedral after the original design of Sir Gilbert Scott. As this doorway faces the main thoroughfare of Cathedral squaro, it will be a prominent feature in the building. During the evening a papor on " Church Music " will be read by Mr R. Parker. Inter-provincial Regatta. — The Wellington representative crew with their boat Stella arrived at Kaiapoi by the mid-day train yesterday, and storage x'oom was procured for all their boats in Messrs Rovell and Co.'s store. The crew went out in the Stella in the afternoon, and, being high tide, they had an excellent pull in company with their Wellington neighbours, the Dolly Varden crew. A large number of persons were on the bank of the river watching their movements, and a good deal of speculation and a little betting was indulged in on the probable result of the race. The Wellington crews shaped remarkably well, and they look very formidable antagonists, in fact either of the crows will take a good deal of beating. Polling Places for Election of Superintendent. — By proclamation in the Neio Zealand Gazelle of March 12 all oxisting polling places in the Province of Canterbury for election of Superintendent are abolished, and the following substituted in lieu thereof : Christchurch — Oddfellows' Hall (principal polling place) . Ly ttelton — Colonists' Hall. Ricearton — Schoolhouse. Papanui — Schoolhouse. Heathcote — Road Board office, Ferry road; Schoolhouso, near Lunatic Asylum. Lincoln — Schoolhouse, Prebbleton. Eaiapoi — Resident Magistrate's office. Rangiora — Resident Magistrate's office. Mandeville — Schoolbouse, Woodend ; Schoolhouse, Eyroton ; Sehoolhouse, near Coutt's Farm. Oxford — Road Board ofilco; Oust Schoolhouse. Waipara — Woolshed, Glenmark. Softon — Resident Magistrate's office, Leithfield ; Schoolhouse Mount Grey Downs ; Sehoolhouse, Ashley Bank. Port Victoria — Schoolhouse, Governor's Bay. Akaroa — Resident Magistrate's office. Wainui — Schoolhouse, Duvauch^lle's Bay. The Bays — Schoolhouse, Okain's Bay ; Schoolhouse, Pigeon Bay. Selwyn — Schoolhouse, Halket's road ; Road Board office, Leeston ; Schoolhouse, Springston. Rakaia — Schoolhouse, junction of Hororata and Old South road; Schoolhouse, Kowai Pass; Schoolhouso, Hororata. Ashburton — Police Station, Ashburton ; Nixon's Woolshed. Geraldine — Resident Magistrate's Court, Arowhenua ; Mr Cox's Woolshed, Raukapuka. Timaru — Resident Magistrate's Court, Timaru. Seadown—Schoolhouse, Pleasant Point. Waitangi—Spencer's Woolßhed ; Mr Campbell's Homestead, S ation Peak; Mr Cooper's Woolshed, Creek Station. Waimate — Resident Magistrate's Court, Waimate. How to Drrss a Turkey. — Says, Mr Hardy, of New Hampshire, take a board 4ft long, lift wide, bore an inch hole in the centre, about 6in from one end, saw out a strip from this end to the hole, about lin wide, or wide enough to admit the neck of the turkey. Place this board on a barrel, with one end against your hips. Lay the turkey on this board on its back, with its neck in the slat and head underneath ; then, with a sharp knife, cut its throat under the board (that the blood may be out of the way) ; take the turkey by the legs, draw steadily, to keep its neck in "place, raise it from the board, that it need not be bruised, and commence at once to pull out the tail and wing feathers, and by the time it is done kicking you will have nearly all the feathers off. You will find that they will come off nearly as easy as if .scalded. The pin-feathers, if any, should bo. taken oufc at once. When dressed, carry to the house, lay the carcase upon the table, on the back, with its wings in position, wipe dry, and when you get through, call in your wife, and you may be sure of her approving smile.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Star, Issue 1886, 19 March 1874

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