Local & General.
Quateblt Licensing Meeting. — The following is the list ot business for the next Quarterly Licensing Meeting, which will be held on September 6 : — New applications — Frederick Day, hotel, Sumner ; A. W. Hardecke, new bar at Golden Fleece Hotel, Christchurch ; G. P. Kissel, hotel, Templeton ; E. Mitchell, hotel, Cathedral Square, Christchurch; James Thompson, wine and beer, West Melton; William Walls, hotel, Sandridgo, Sydenham ,- Edward Wcthered, hotel, Cave Kock, Sumner. Confirmation of transfers : — Beatty to Berti, Palace Hotel, Cliristchurch ; Berti to Searle, Foresters* Arms Hotel, Christchurch; Si^ith to Ehowsley, Queen's Hotel, Christchurch j Savage to Keane, Scotcli Stores, Christchurch •? Seabright to Toovey, Zutla'id Arms, Christchurch; Ajmes to Young, Papanui Hotel.
United Ciibistian Wobkebs.— The Band of United Christian Workers, recently formed for evangelical work in the city and district, held their first outdoor aervice on Sunday afternoon, at Colombo road, abovo tho North belt, when several ladies took part in the meeting, and gave earnest addresses to an attentive audience. The portion of Scripture read as lesson and briefly commented upon was Pe. 1. Sankey and Moody's hymns were sung between the addresses, and the service opened and closed with prayer. At tho close of the meeting it was announced that, weather permitting, a similar meeting would bo held on Sunday afternoon at tho eumo place.
Cantebbubt A mateub Athletic Clttb. — A meeting of the Oommitteo ot tho Canterbury Amateur Athletic Club was held at tlie Commercial Hotel on Thursday eveniiu' hat. ; present — Messrs C. C. Corfo (m tho chair), Parker, Wilding, Lewin, Neville, Anderson, Fergusson, Anson, Hawkes, Campbell, and Hunt. The programme of events for tho coming sports in connection with the Olub, as drawn up by the sub-committee, wab approved by tho meeting Tlie programme i. being advertised, but tho order givon will i> .1 necessarily be observed.
The Amateub Opebatic Sociistt.— lt is stated that Mr H. F. Towle has secured tho Oddfollows Hall for the production of " Madamo Favart," kc, by tlio Amateur Opera Bociety during the raco week. Tho services of a scenic artist havo beon engaged, and the operas will bo produced with every attention to details.
Aitotheb Public Notary. — Mr E. B. Deacon waa this morning created a notary public, and took tho u-uul oaths beforo hie Honor Mr Justice Johnston.
Intebi-uovincial Football Match. — Our Dunedin correspoiidcrit telegraphs the probable names of the team to ])!*>*• ig-tinst Canterbury on Saturday week, as follows : — Messrs J. Allan, W. Allan, Außtin, Cooi, Fox, Gibb Hamorton, Howlings, Hadfield, Murray, Mills, Milne, M'Kinnon, Taiaroa, and Wyinks.
Funehal oi' an Old Settles.- Mrs Hay T. Smith, of Ashburton, who died on Tuesday morning, wus buried yesterday in the Ashburton Cemetery. During the day flage were hoisted half-mast nt the leading hotolfi and at most of the stores, and one of the fixtures of tlio Ashburton Hunt Club was postponed out of respect to deceased*; memory. Upwards of 130 of tho loading residents of tho district attended the funeral.
MUHlCiiw l Eikotions.— Besides the requisition in course of signature for Mr S. Manning to stand for the South-east Ward, there is also one for Mr F. Jenkins, which we hear bas already been largely sign. d. These gentlemen are to be nominated in opposition to Councillor Hulbert, who retires by rotation, but has again offered his services to the ratepayers. vVe understand that a large number of ratepayers have signed Mr Manning's requisition under the impression that it was to «_ him to stand for the seat of Mr Cherrill in the North-west Ward, but this is a mistake, Mr Manning's requisition is for the South-east Ward in opposition to Mr Hulbert. Th-AT-B Royal.— We understand that a Dunedin resilient is in treaty with Mr Beatty for the purchase of the Theatre Boyal and Palace Hotel. STDS-T GBAiir Salb.— We received the following telegram from Sydney yesterday : — "At Mort's grain sale to-day best Bamples of wheat brought 5s 2Jd." NOBTHEBN AGBICtr_TTTB__ AITO PaSTOBAAssociation. — The annual meeting of this Associatiun was held yesterday. A report of the proceedings will be found elsewhere. ASHBUBTOJT POTOTBT ASSOCIATION.— At a meeti ns of the Ashburton Poultry Association, on "Wpdnesday evening, it was decided to hold a «.:._w of poultry, pigeons and small birds, in tb-* 1 awn Hall, on September 3. Modivi>b PBoVlsCl__i3Jt.— Mr Macandrew has _iven notice of motion for the erection ef each Island into a Province, with distinct local governing bodies, having certain powers di-iined at length in the resolution. The moti n will be brought forward on going into Committee of Supply. Loss of thb Schooskb Bona. — Information receiv- d at Auckland leaves little room for doubt rhat the b Aooner Bona, from Lyttelton to Kaipara, has been lost, iho remains of the Tee-el are to be seen on the beach, near Kaipara. Heads. Besides the Master, K. M'Kenzie, there were four other seamen on board.
Accidhjjt. — Yesterday afternoon, a son of Mr Kell-nd, of Waterhole Downs near _ anberisT, hud port of his thumb ai d two of his finger.- cut off through getting entangled in the V>vs by which his horse was tied up, outside Messrs Cameron's store, Amberley. He was i nken to Dr Morris' surgery, and attended to immediately.
I— terras. — _. lecture on the " Immortality of the Cosmos" was delivered last evening by Professor JJickerton in the (Science Lecture Theatre <v the Canterbury College. There was a fair attendance. The object of the lecturer was to show that the new theory of partial nr.j'ict did away with the necessity of universal ch-cay. The subject wa3 handled in an able -manner, and the lecturer was listened *•.= with deep attention by the audience. "My i'ABTKBB." — This piece was repeatea at the Theatre Boyal last night, when the favourable impression its first presentation had made was fully confirmed. The audience were enthusiastic iv their applause, and, as on Wednesday night, besides insisting upon the raising of the curtain afc the close of each act, called Messrs Leake and Mowry out at the end of the second act. Mr Leake ia. eridenily appreciated, and is rapidly securing the goodwill of the Christchurch patrons of the drama. Loe_- Isdustby at Bav_iob_. — At the conclusion of the annual meeting of the • __ _ igiora Horticultural Society, held on Wednesday evening, a discussion emued on the possibility of starting some local industry in Bangiora. Several industries were suggested, but that of linseed oil manufacture received the most favourable comment, and it was resolved, on the motion of Mr J. Anderson, seconded by Mr Fulton — " lhat the Mayor be requested to at once call a public meeting to take into consideration the advisability of floating a company to carry on the manufacture of linseed oil, and other industries connected thf rewith."
Bbb-volbht Association. — A meeting of subscribers to the Christchurch Benevolent Association was held yeaterday afternoon at the City Council Chambers. There was a moderate attendance. After hearing the hon secretary, Mr Mitchell, read the correspondence with the Government, which has resulted in the receipt by the Association of a subsidy of £863, the meeting agreed that a Committee should be appointed for the purpose of carrying on the work of the Association, and postponed discussing any resolutions as to the management of the Society till an adjourned meeting, to be held next Thursday. A unanimous vote of thanks to the Hon Secretary was the only other business done. A report of ths meeting will be found in another column.
Public Mbbtikg at Lbbstok. — A publio meeting was held at the Leeston Hotel on Monday, to consider the question of establishing a butter and cheese factory in the Ellesmere district. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Bennie. The report of the Committee previously appointed to collect information on the subject waß read and considered, and a large amounb of discussion ensued. The majority of those present were of opinion that in view of the failure of the experiment of exporting cheese by the Orari from Lyttelton, and ihe Northumberland, from Wellington, the establishment of auch a factory would be premature. Mr M'Lachlan thought that it would be advisable to send delegates to Melbourne, to visit the Warrnambool and other factories there. He would subscribe himself. Mr Bennie said he would be happy to subscribe £5 towards the object. Mr M'Lachlan moved the above to test the feeling of the meeting, but the motion fell through for want of a seconder. A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the proceedings. PI.UMPTON GSOUKD ASSOCIATION.— An adjourned meeting of gentlemen interested in the formation of a Plumpton Ground for coursing in the neighbourhood of Ohristehurch was held last evening afc The Shades. There was a fair attendance, and Mr Judge waa yoted to the chair. The sub-Committee appointed at last meeting reported thafc two offers had been made by Mr Bajley — one of a farm of 441 acres, and the other a section of 240 acres — on terms to suit the convenience ofthe proposed Company. Mr Piper suggested thit the Company should be started •with a norninnl capital of £20u0 in 2000 shares at £1 per share. It was resolved that the Provisional Committee be instructed to draw up a prospectus of fche proposed Company, aud solicit guarantees for shares at £1 per share. The Provisional Committee was increased to ten members, with power to add to their number. Messrs E. Bavenbill, C. A. Calvert, W. M'Fadden, B. P. Hill, W. H. Forter, E. B. Deacon and E. B. Hill were added to the Committee. It was resolved that another meeting be held at the same time and place on Sept. 1, the sub-Committee to meet in the meantime and prepare the draft prospectus. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.
Fibe Brigade Bbttsiok. — The annual reunion in connection with the Christchurch Volunteer Fire Brigade took place last evening. Aa is now generally known, the members of the brigade, with i_any of their relatives and friends, are entertained by Superintendent and Mrs Hams, the large number of the guests necessitating fche use of the Foresters' Hall. Last night the seats were not quite filled owing to the extent to which sick-ess prevails in the community ; but there was nevertheless a goodly gathering, and certainly the most thorough enjoyment was experienced by everybody concerned. After dinner, songs, instrumental selections, readings, and recitations were freely contributed ; and it was not until the morning had somewhat advanced that the visitors separated. Tbere were extremely few toasts — "Superintendent and Mrs Harris," "The Visitors," "The Press," and " The Ladies." The speeches were common—ably short ; though with regard to tbe first toast there was no room to doubt the .heartiness of its reception. The decorations consisted mainly ot a portion of Foreman Turton's magnificent collection of ferns ; and one or two trophies had been placed on tbe -walls. The occasion will long be remembered with the most pleasurable feeling by all who were privileged to be present. Bbwabds of English Jockeys. — The statement to the effect that Archer received ;£SOOO from Mr Lorillard for winning the Derby, remarks Truth, is happily incorrect. His present was £1000, and he has received several considerable sums from American backers of Iroquois. Ifc is odd that while torrents of eulogy are let loose on such occasions in favour of the jockey, the trainer's anxious and prolonged labours are usually either altogether ignored or else dismissed with a few words of commonplace compliment. The magnifying of Jockeys has lately become scandalously and absurdly excessive ; their ability is overrated, and their vanity fostered ; it is therefore to be hoped that the Americans have not become infected with this form of idiocy, as some of the preposterous -romances li i-t. have been eagerly circulated finee thflPtrby would lead one to suppose.
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Local & General., Star, Issue 4159, 19 August 1881
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