LOCAL AID GENERAL.
Deseeying of Sympathy. — An appeal which should moot with a most generous response from the public, is now being made on behalf of the widow of the late Matthew Henderson. By the crushing calamity which has overtaken her, she has been left without means of subsistence, and an opportunity is to be afforded for a practical expression of Bympathy. That the moneys which may be raised will be j udiciously expended, is assured by the fact that the mover in this matter is the Rev E. A. Lingard, who throughout the recent painful events has done all in his power to lessen the Bhock. Subscriptions will be thankfully received by him, or by Mr W. S. Wilhteed, office of this journal ; and any sums that may be sent in will be duly acknowledged. Thb Armagh Street Watering Place. — Tho watering place for horseß at Armagh street bridge is in a somewhat dangerous condition. Several of the largo blocks of stone forming the pitching are displaced, and lie scattered about the bed of the river in tuch a manner that horses frequently stumble over them. Yesterday a horse nearly fell over these stones, while the rider came xery near losing his seat, and being precipitated into the stream. Another Lahgh Boae.— About three months ago, during some excavations on the premises of Messrs F. and D. Duncan, iron* workers, Tuam street, a skeleton .was found which had belonged to a boar rivalling Mr Maun's g ; gantic animal in size. The leg hones were described as being " like a horse's," the skull was of great size, and the tusks measure over 7i inches long. The animal, when alive, must have been seven feet in length. The Cbiminal Libel Case.— lt will be seen from our report of the proceedings in the criminal libel action, Mr J. Izett, Editor of tho Star, against the proprietors of the Echo, in the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, that the defendants were committed to take their trial, the prosecution against Mr Gh Caygill being withdrawn. No objection being offered by the counsel for Mr Izett, the prisoners were admitted to bail upon their own recognisances. Tramway Time Table. — Owing to the alteration of tho hour of arrival and departure of the railway trains, a new time table will come into operation on Sept. 1, copies of which may bo had at the I>ep6b or in tho cars. The Temperance Hotel — The contractor for the erection of these building has commenced the work of excavating for tho foundation, and several loads of material are already on the ground. Chess. — Tho match between Temuka and Timaru took placo on Wednesday night, and resulted in a victory for the Temuka Club by seven games to five. Mr Mason won two from llr Stringer, Mr Guinness two from Mr Vincent, Mr Dickenson lost two to Mr Taylor, Mr Bvrne won one and lost orso with Mr Bolton, Mr Nicholas won one and lost one with Mr Kinnearney, Mr Ollivor won one and lost one to Mr Gordon. Chamber or Coximeece. — Tho annual meeting of tho Canterbury Chamber of Commerco was held yosterduy afternoon, when tho report of tho Committee was read and adopted ard tho ofllcera for the ensuing year were elected. Tho report contained a largo amount of information. Tho President, in moving the adoption of tho report, supplemented tho information containod in it. Hearty votc3 of thanks were unanimously passed to the outgoing officer*. Fatal Accident. — On Tuesday last Messrs William and Henry Loo, contractors, from tho Wairiri VaMcy, wero cro6sing Llio rive? Wilberforco afc the head of Lake Coloridgo, when tho shaftor of tho team, driven by William Loo, stumbled, and w.13 swept down by tho stream, which nlso capsized tho dray and drivor. Notwithstanding Iho exertions of Henry Loo, who was on Horseback, lo rescuj hisbrothor, the unfortunate man was drowned, and also tho two horses. Tho deceased leaves a wife and ouo child. An inquest will be held this a'tcrnoon uL tho house of tha dicoasod.in the Wairiri Valley, where the body now lies.
Thb Tbibgbaph LiNBB.-Oommunioation ras restored both North and West yeste" ay afternoon. A large quantity (J teleraphio and other interesting information rill be found in our outside pages this mornig, the demand on our space being umwually Seducing PBNSiOKS.-GovemmeLt have ©finitely withdrawn their proposal to reduce lensions in the same manner as salaries. Thb Bebb Tax.-— lt will be seen from the parliamentary report published elsewhere hat the Beer tax has been fired at 3d. Thb Englibh Mails.— The Australia, with. he San Francisco mail, arrived at Auckland yesterday. The Suez mail has also arrived at ling George's Sound. Stjpbemb CouBT.-His Honor Mr Justice rohnaton will sit in Chambers tMB moraine !*■ 11 ©'dock. The list of causes will be :ound m the usual column. End of thb Session.— The session » rapidly drawing to a close. The Premier pesterday told members they might make irrangements for going home on Monday. Eaiapoi Rivbb TBADE.-There are signs at last of the river trade of Kaiapoi becoming something like what it was in the old days. Two vessels are hourly expected with cargoes, consigned to Mr J. Bimß, besides one to Messrs Blackwell, Evanß and Co., and the Clematis to Meßßrs W. Langdown and Co. Aooident in Ltttemon. — Yesterday one of the stevedores working on board the barque Silver Eagle, fell from the 'tween decks down the hold, falling on the keebon. He was taken to the Casual Ward, where he was attended by Drs Souse and Macdonald, the injuries sustained being a fracture of the pelvis on the right side and one rib. Intbbpbovincial FooTßAtii Match. — The following are the names of the team who will represent Otago in the match at Dunedin to-morrow :— Forwards— Austin T., Cutten, Gibb, Jewitt, Mallard, Mills, M'Kinnon, Eobertson, Battray, Wyinks ; backs— Dixon, Hammerton, Murray, M'Lean, and Bose (captain). Tbotting Match.— A three-mile match for £50 a side, between Mr Sunderland's mare Doctor's Maid and Mr B. Bale's bay gelding Charlie, came off on the racecourse yesterday afternoon. There was a large muster of the public, about 600 persons being present. A good start was made, but the mare speedily took the lead, and kept it to the finish, winning a well contested race by about four lengths. The Gbbat Pibamid.— The second lecture on this Bubjeot was delivered in the Oddfellows' Hall last evening. There was again a very large audience, and tho sprcial ma' ter of the lecture— the measurements of the pyramid, and its scientific teachings — proved to be peculiarly interesting. Owing to the extraordinary prossuro upon our space, wa are compelled to hold over a report of the lecture until to-morrow morning. To-night Mr Brunton will deliver his final lecture, dealing with " The Great Pyramid's Biblical illustrations and typology." Exhibition of Meat.— A great deal of attention^ was attracted yesterday afternoon and evening by the carcase of an enormous pig displayed in Mr J. Mann's shop. This monster, which was under two and a half years old, was bred on Mr Mann's farm at Sfc Albans,and <• as fed in the usual manner until about four months ago, when he was shut up and fed on crushed barley and peas. When alive he stood 3ft 6in in height, and measured about 7ft from hock to ear, and 3ft across. The weight of the carcase is 7141b8. The pig is not over fat, and Mr Mann believes the size and weight would have greatly increased had the animal been kept longer. There was also some remarkably fine beef and veal displayed in the shop. Thbatbb Rotai.— At the Theitre Boyal last night was produced a new version of "The Kellys," which is now extended to five acts instead of three, as it was first performed here. The additional acts are prefixed to the former ones, and give the Mansfield murder and the masquerade ball in Melbourne, at whioh Ned Kelly and Byrne are said to have been present. The murder is represented by means of two tableaux supposed to be seen by Kate Kelly in her Bleep. The new acts were well received. The new version will be repeated this evening. To-morrow night Mr Walter Reynolds will make his first appearance in Chrißtchuroh, as Lord Fitz-Emtace in " Tried and Truo," a drama from hlB own pen. Thb Maobi Pbibonbbs at Lytteitok. — A very strong feeling exists in the Port as to the insecure manner in which these prisoners are kept during the day time, as there is only a plank fence to keep them within bounds. Our representative in the Port has been spoken to on the subjetbya number of the inhabitants, on the insecurity of so temporary a structure. Several are of opinion that a guard of the Armed Constabulary should be quartered in Lyttelton bo bb to ensure their safe keeping. It is certain the fencing that surrounds their quarters is anything but secure against bo many powerful men, should they become violent and make up their minds to get away from the restraint under which they are at present. The game on Cranmer square on Saturday next will be East v. West ot Colombo streot. The members of the Eastern Club are invited to play. Colours— Vast : Hed and black and amber and black ; We6t : Blue and white. Play to commence at 2.30 p.m. A Battalion parade will take place on Saturday next at three o'clock and on each succeeding; Saturday until further orders. A ball is advertised to be held in the Papanui district schoolroom this evening. A general meeting of the shareholders of tha Haron-oodßond team Threshing Company will ba held at the White Hart Hotel at two o'clock on. Saturday afternoon. The leap year ball which is to be held to-night in Oddfellows' the Hall, Eaiapoi, promises to be a great success. Tho ballroom has been very neatly decorated, and tho supper has been entrusted to Air Bnrnip, of Middletou's Hotel. It is expected that the meeting of the ratepayers" ot the Ko *ai Road District, to be held at tho Boad Board Office. Balcairn, to-day, at 2 p.m., will ba largely attended. For next sitting day, the Waipara Board hive called for tondorß for a large number o( worts, and their aotion contrasts nith the opinions or ratepayers in tho adjoining distiict (Kowai), who apparently are desirous of curtailing expenditure and husbanding thoir funds. Foolish Fbllows. — The Dunedin correspondent of the Bruce Herald is responsible for the following: — "Polite duelling, I thought, was confined to France. It seems not, when even here, in unromantie NewZealand, blood must be shed to quell the fury of the heart. As fate will have it, two Lotharios basked in the sunshine of a certain young lady's eyes ; and the one feeling powerfully under tho influence of the ' greeneyed monster,' ' called the other out,' and the 1 Ocean Beach was the Bpot chosen for the sanguinary ecene. Having arrived there one dark night, aiid the seconds appointed in the orthodox style, tho opponents blazed away at each other until one of them was wounded in the shoulder, when he acknowledged that tbe other was now entitled to tho lady, and accordingly retired from tho amatory contest. Of course, the affair is hushed up ; yet chivalry of this kind, like murder, ' wi'l out.' Duelling in tho American faehion i» carried on here too. Late one night two young men had a quarrel, and feeling tbat the onlr way to settle tho affair was to hack each other's ears off, they proceeded to do so w''h tho aid of sailors' knives. They cub and cii wed each other until a large pool of blood was drawn, when, feeling quite satisfied, they wont on their way, and strange to say» untouched by the police." A New CEUSADK.—It appears that the Germans arc really pursuing their antiJewish crusade with all thoir accustomed thoroughness. It is difficult to pronounce whether the spectacle is most lamentable or ridiculous. Wo have just seen a pamphlet which, though at first sight looking like a joke, is by no means intended as such by it» authors. This is the " Statutes of tho AntiSemitic Leagues." Its purport is to save Geunany from entire judification (Verjii- ' dung). This result ia to be obtained by means of clubß consisting of iion-Seinitie German*, who are to wugo an energetic struggle fa> free tho laud from this foreign plague. All private interests are to be put in the background by tho membo'B, whose ore aim and object ia to bo to voider Germany habilablo to their descendants. 1 hey mean to do this by hindering Jo wish immigration j bj preventing Jews from mull inlying (how this is to. be cffocLcd tho statutes do not state) ; by agitating against their c-ocuujing any public poets, thus, grasping hvm tho true Teuton that which alone belong* to him and his children ; by preaching t'-oir doctrine* ever t !ic length ftud breadth (if the land ; hy aafisting, vecunmrily or otherwise, nil \yha desire to compete with Jews in all positions of life; by commuting tho Jewish IVcbs j by founding non- Jewish journal ; l>y fornnnp Cluba from which .Tcw3 nro excluded. AH decisions made in the Clubs ar -. ti\ be t«.riclly •serctj and it is thus hoped In introduce n mo'.lcm form of the Vcbmgoriclit. A simil^^ league has also been formed in Huag«r»
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