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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Primitive Methodist Church.— The anniversary sermons will be preached on Sunday next. On Tuesday, a public tea meeting will be held in fche church. Football. — A match will be played tomorrow, commencing at 2.45 p.m. The College, Banks, and Office-bearers of the Club against the remaining members of the latter. Ifc is hoped that all members will attend, when a good game may be expected. The Club will wear red caps. , PniiosoPHioAJ. Institute.— The monthly meeting of members was held at the public library laßfc night. Present— Dr Haast (president, in the chair), Dr Coward, Messrs Hall, Palmer, Condell, Fereday, Montague, and Wakefield (hon. sec). The minutes of tho previous meeting were read and confirmed. Dr Powell being prevented by indisposition from attending to read his paper on " The colouring matter of H_ematococcus sanguineus," and there being no other business, the meeting adjourned. ...*:., St. Albanb Wesleyan Church. — The : trustees of this church.have decided to take advantage of tho recent extension of gas mains by having gas laid on to fche church. A committee has been appointed fco ascertain tho probable cost, and to prepare for the execution of the work at once. Tho chandeliers now in the church will have to be removed, and it is probable that some of them may be ÜBed for lighting the schoolroom, with a view to better provision for the winter entertainments. Durham: stbeet Wesleya**** Church. — The opening festival in connection with the new organ has been arranged to take place early in next month. The programme will! comprise ohor uses and solos from Haydn's; Weber's and Handel's best works. The first practice was held in the church last night; when there were upwards of thirty present. A considerable addition to fchis may, however be expected, as many who will take part in the festival were unavoidably prevented from attending the practice Jaofc night. Horticultural SooiETr.-~-._i meeting of fche committee was hold afc .the Clarendon Hotel last night, Mr Crooks in .the xjhair. The prize schedules for the coming season, wero submitted by tho sub-committee, and j adopted. The ordinary prizes amount in thei aggregatetto over £100. The roße show was fixed fori Nov. 26. It was announced that Mr W. Wilson would read a paper, after the committee meeting on July 2. Some routine business was transacted, and fche committee j adjourned. : Immigrants ex Ballochkyle. — The Chief Immigration Officer reports thafc yesterday being the day advertised fpr engagements to take place at the dep6t, Addington, employers of labour attended, and a considerable number of fche immigrants were provided with situations. All fche .domestic servants and single men accustomed to farm work, were immediately engaged. The wages .given were as follows -.—Single men, ploughman, £50 per , annum and found; farm and generali labourers, £40 to £50 ; boys for farm work, 68 to 10s per week ; married men, £75 to £80, i with cottage for family ; country blacksmiths, and wheelwrights, 35s per week and found ; single women, general servants, £25 to £30 ; nurses and housemaids, £20 to £25. Colonial Bank. — An adjourned meeting of thoso favourable to the establishment of the Colonial Bank was held afc the Clarendon Hotel yesterday afternoon. There was a moderate attendance, and Mr R. Wilkin, as chairman of tho previous meeting, presided. Tho chairman, in opening the meeting, said itß object was to receive the names of those desirous of subscribing for shards, and tp appoint a working committeo from the mombers ' of the provisional committee. The deputation •• from Dunedin explained at fcho first meeting ; that tho plan adopted there was to form a largo provisional committeo, and then elect from it a working committee of ten who met periodically and received a guinea each por sitting. This committee, assisted by a paid secretary, carried on the business of the Bank and appointed agents to' canvass for shareholders at a commission of threepence per share or about iiv.e per cent, on tho total value. He was sorry $0 attendance ■ was rather small, <*,nd th-jfc .%e time ho could spare from his business had been ap limited as to prevent him working tho matter! up. If ho had been able to Bpare a little time ho had no doubt but they would havo had a much larger attendance fchafc afternoon. He thought the first stop thoy should take was, to add fche names of the gentlemen present to the provisional committee, and then proceed . afc onco to the election of a- working committeo. This being dono, they Bhould endeavour to get subscribers for tho wholo of the' shares Canterbury was entitled fco — 40,000— for, if they went into the matter at all, ifc was no use playing. (Hear, hear.) Ho was no moro anxious, in a personal sense, to see tho bant established than any ono else, but he would Uko to sco it dono, becauso tiie bank would. assist to promote the jirosperifcy of the colony at large. Ho had not tho slightest doubt that overy manage" of a bank who might bo spoken to would Bpeak strongly against fcho establishment of another ban)_j indeed somo had told him that thero was no room for one, and that thero could' nofc bo a worse timo ior sii3h,q. project, bufc ifc surely could not bo denied that the colony must progress, oo that in time another bank would be required, aud if people took up the project now beforo them thoy would be ready when fcho bank was wanted. He pointed oufc that a fow years ago bank managczs would havo given tho Bame answer with respect fco thore being no room for another bank, and would ' hayo said, "Don't como here, or you wili staiwe." Yet whit had been the result ? How many banks were there now? Thero had been a considerable increase, and though not tho youngest m^,n present, he hoped he would live to sco two or three moro banks started in tho colony yet. He did not think, although there was a small attendance, that thoy should adjourn again, and would suggest that the courso he had previously mentioned should bo adopted. Mr Lane then moved— "That the

names of all the gentlemen present, at the second meeting, and ab the present meeting, who havo not already been appointed on the provisional committee, be elected niembera of it." Tho motion was seconded and agreed to. On the motion ot Mr W. H. Lane, it was resolved that a working committee of teu should bo appointed. A ballot was then taken, after which H. Thomson, C. R. Blakiston, W. H. Lano, Dr Prins, Dr Turnbull, A. Lowsson, H. H. Hennah, J. C. Waaon, E. Curry, and R. Wilkin, were declared to be duly elected. This concluded the buaineaß of the meeting. Good Templars.— The usual weekly session of tho Ever Faithful Lodge, was hold in the Tempsrance Hall, Gloucester street, last night, when there was a large attendance. Ono candidate was initiated into the firat degree of the order, after which several readings and recitations were given. It was decided that another entertainment should be hold next Lodge night. The secretary promised to open a discussion at an early date on the question as fco whether the Good Templars pledge should bo for life or not. Papanui District School. — A meeting of this committee was held afc fche schoolroom on June 3, all fche members being pr«sent except Mr Goodland. The Board of Education having sanctioned the expenditure of the sum of £40 in the erection of two chimneys for the school, in place of the stoves and flues, which are in an extremely daDgeroua condition, ifc was resolved that tenders be invited for fche same ; alao, that the chairman be requested to write to the Board, asking them to strike a rate for one-sixth of the cost towards the building of the chimneys. United Canterbury Boating Club. — A meeting of members was held afc Warner's Hotel last night. Present — Messrs J. H. Herdson (chairman), Glassford, Davis, and H. Thomson (hon sec). Tho minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The treasurer reported thafc there wore several subscriptions yet outstanding, and thafc he hoped to collect them in fche course of a few days. A number of accounts in connection with the Interpj-ovincial Regatta were passed and ordered to be paid. A cordial vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to Mr Hesketh for his ' kindness in furnishing a gun and ammunition ' at the regatta free of charge. Similar votes were also passed to Messrs Bird and Bennett for remitting their commission on the sale of sites for booths, and to the starter (Mr Andrews), and the umpire (Mr Digby) for their .service- on the day of the regatta. The secretary was authorised fco call a meeting at the end of the present month for winding up all matters conneoted with the regatta. The meeting then terminated. Inquest. — An inquest was held afc the Devonshire Arms Hotel yesterday, on the body of a child named Martha Alice Grogan, three years and ten months old, who died on Wednesday, from fche effects of scalding. Mr George Hall officiated as coroner, and Inspector Buckley conducted fche enquiry. Elizabeth Patten, grandmother of deceased, said she T*.as at her son-in-law's house on fche fcho 2nd jnpfc., and her daughter (Mrs Grogan) who ha-1 recently been confined was in bed. The nurse, Sarah Nelson, poured a quantity of hpt water into a bucket, and was then called by Mrs Grogan . into the bedroom. Soon after she wenfc witness heard deceased scream, and, on looking round, found that she had fallen into fche bucket of water. Witness lifted her out, and her father hearing the screamß ran in from an out-house where he had been working, and assisted to undress her. Medical assistance was sent for, but deceased died about two o'clock next day. Corroborative evidence was given by fche nurse and deceased's father. Dr Coward was also called, and said thafc he attended deceased, but she Tyas very badly scalded and died from the effects .of the accident. A verdict of " Accidental death'" was returned. German Protestant Church:. — A general meeting of Germans yras held in. the church, Montreal Btreet, yesterday ' evening. The attendance was bufc limited, owing, j no doubt, fco the season of the year, and "the ! fact that a considerable number of thecougre- ; gation reside in the country. The Rev. L- : Lohr occupied the chair, and after saying prayer, the business of the meeting was proceeded with. The balance-sheet, which was of a very satisfactory nature, was submitted and passed, after which Messrs Ruddenklau and Gherkin (churchwardens), W. Schmidt, •P. Tisch, D- Kruae, W. Ellmers, A. Thiel, J. A. Hjnns'man, W. Eissell, C. Yogel, W. Penninghaus, anci H. Rpthgon were appointed as a committee of management for tho ensuing year. Mosarß Ruddenklau and Gherkin returned thanks for fchp trust arid goodwill showriby 1 the members of fche church towards them, and hoped that the members would back up their efforte (both by regular attendance and pecuniary assistance) to do the best for fcho church. A conversation followed as to the advisability of erecting a residence for the pastor of the church, and it was unanimously decided that the committeo be empowered to take such measures as will bring about that object as speedily as possiblo. With regard to the bells (three in number), which aro now in fche church, ifc jvi.H be necessary to erect a tower of sufficient' strength before they can be made available for fche purpose for whicli they were obtained. Subscriptions " have . already been received for tbat object, and when ifc ia stated thafc the bolls weigh up less than 22 cwt., ifc will be apparent '.thfct c. substantial tower will bo required to hang then> ii?. Mr Ruddenklau stated that the' New Zealand Shipping Company had brought the bells out from homo freo of ehurgej that they' had 'been brought ashore gratia ; thafc the Provincial Govern- • ment had carried them free of cost on fcherailway from Lyttelton ; and that Mr J. Carder had gono to considerable troublo in connection with them. Votes of thanks were thoreupon passed to tho following : — Tho New Zealand. Shipping Company, Mr J. Carder, Moas}*B Cameron Bros., the Provincial Government, Messrs M'Clatchie, Talbot, and Mr C. Yogel. Tho ,-U.?eting then terminated.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Star, Issue 1950, 5 June 1874

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