Local & General.
■♦ Thb Bbpbßßh»tatioit Bill. — The latest intelligence from Wellington this afternoon is that the Bepresentatiou Bill it being read a third time. The intelligence cannot fail to be generallj satisfactory. Thb Ha^ba.— The ».». Hawea will leave port for Wellington, Pioton, and Nelson on Sunday next, immediately after the arrival of the 1 p.m. train from Ohristhuroh at Lyttelton. A Pbomising Pboabauicb. —At the Theatre Boyal this evening, th» lecond entertainment by the Lyttelton Times Dramatic Society is to be given. Our readers may be specially reminded that the performance will be commenced punctually at a quarter to 8 o'clook ; the intensely amusing farce "Should this Meet tho Bye" coming first. The comedy "A Contested Election" has been aotively rehearsed, and promises to afford » large amount of •njoymbat. LakdHo! Amociatioh Vol. — The first general monthly meeting of the above Association was held in the Oharch of England schoolroom on Friday evening. The following resolutions were adopted as the principles of the Association :— l. " That the present system of freehold land tenure is ud just, as it confers gratuitously upon a few individuals the results of combined labour." 2. " That tho only just system of land tenure is State Ownership and a system of leases, with limitation of area." 3. " That on the expiration of a lease the prior rights of the old tenant should be fully recognised, or ample compon•ation secured for the buildings and improvements. 1 ' The object the Association has in view is the re-purohase by the State of all ex'sting freehold interests, and substitution of a national system of leases in accordance with the above principles, so as to aecmre the " unearned increment " to the State, and to take steps to obtain and open up the immense area of freehold land at present locked up in sheep runs, ko., in varioua parts of the Colony. Tub MtmioirAL Elbotions. — Considerable interest is felt in town in the forthcoming municipal elections. It is understood that the supporters of the various candidates are making strenuous efforts to secure their return. It is stated that the election in the south-west ward will be a walk-over for Mr Louiston, as the opposing candidate, Mr J. Tait, is not eligible. Some interest is also beginning to be taken in the still distant mayoral eleotion. It is considered extremely likely that Messrs A. Ayers and 0. B. Taylor will contest the honour. Mr 0. W. Turner is also mentioned as a probable candidate. I.O.G.T.— The Liberate* Lodge No. 1, working under the R.W.G.L. of the World, held their usual weekly session in the Temperance Hall on Thursday evening. There was a good attendance of members, and one sißter was received into the Lodge. After the usual business of the evening, and a lengthy discussion on tho intended visit of the R.W.G.T. Bro Joseph Malms to the Colonieß, the Lodge prooeeded to harmony, when several brothers and sitters entertained the Lodge, and after a . pleasant evening, the Lodge closed at 9.30 p.m. The Lodge is making good progress in membership. Kaiapoi School. — Miss Monk has resigned the appointment of second mistress in this school. This is the third change during the past month. Congbatulatobt. — At the opening of the B.M. Court yesterday, Mr Holmes, on behalf of the bar, congratulated his Worship on being sufficiently recovered to be able to resume his seat on the Benoh. Mr Mellish briefly acknowledged the compliment. Akaboa Bobough Elhotiojt.— At the nomination of candidates on Wednesday last, to fill tho vacancies caused by the three retiring Councillors, the following gentlemen were nominated— viz., Messrs J. Cullon, W. Meecb, G. Adams, W. Penlington, J. Sunokell, jun., and R. Noonan. Thb Battlb op Sedan.— The German residents in Christchuroh celebrated the anniversary of Sodan last night by a ball at tho Wellington Hotel. Dr Von Haaet delivered a ehorfc address commemorative of the occasion. Thero wore some 70 couples present, and dancing was kept up with spirit till four in tho morning. Imxhucolokial Wbathbb Exchange.— The following information was received from Wellington to-day : — " fljdney, Friday evening. There is a moderate depression now off Portland, pouth-west winds provailing to the westward. On the East Coast j northerly winds, and over Tasmania cloudy weather. The barometer is as follows : — Albany, 29 9; Bordo, 298; Gabo Island, 301; Sydney, 30-2." "Clooiibs bb CoBNBVitLE "— Mr Cary produced thia opera on Thursday evening afc Dunodin, but ax far as we can make out from the Dunodin papers, it was almost a failure. This is attributed by tho Times to tho fact that Mr Porter, who played the Murquis, win totally unacqainted with his part, and wun, moreover, labouring undor tho dieadvantago of a cold. Mr Wentworth played Oaspard with effeot, and Misses Muriello us Gormaine, atd Leaf us Serpolette, appeared to advantage. Mr Morley, also suffering from a cold, was Groniolioux, and Mr Barry O'Woil the notary Gobo. Mr Benham, ; . l tho character of i;he Baillio, Bang a politica. song on the subject of etone-walling, which appears to lmvo at onco establiabou him in the good graces of tho audience. Tho opera is find to have been beautifully mounted and dressed.
Pbopbbtt Salbs. — Meears H. Matßon and Co. held a sale of city and suburban properties at 12 o'clock to-day. 1 here was a fair attendance of buyers. The first lot offered was a quarter-acre section with four-roomed house situate in Phillips street, Ferry road, which was passed in at £270. The next lot offered — three-eighths of an acre, with three houses in St Asaph street, close to the main drain — was knocked down for £500. 14& perches of land at the corner of William and Chapel streets, close to tho -Ferry road and near the Caversbam Hotel, fetched £150. The remaining lots were not sold. Collision. — About 25 minutes past 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, as Messrs Leach and Lewis' break was proceeding through Cathedral equare, the horse became somewhat restive, and drove the shaft of the vehicle against the side of la tram car standing in the square, rr.bking a large hole in the panel Fortunately there was no further damage done. Fatal Accident. — A man named John Neiman met with his death by falling down the staircase at the Harewood Arms Hotel, Oxford, on Thursday, Sept. 1. The death was purely the result of an accident. An inquest will be held to-day, before Mr Sladden, who will act in lieu of the Coroner, who is indisposed. Abbbstb. — Yesterday morning a boy named Arthur Freeman, nn abscunder from the Bufnhara Industrial School, was brought to the Police Station by Mounted Constable Woatberly, who captured him at Weedon's. A man named William Henry Illtngworth was arrested on warrant yesterday afternoon, charged with larceny as a bailee of a Hansom cab and horee, the proporty of Thomas Leicester. Thb Dbaka at Lyxtbktok.— On Monday and Tuesday next a dramatic company, in whioh will be found the favourite artists Miss Lily May, Mies Bessie Vivian, Miss Madge Herrick, Messrs Hydes, Ken* nedy, Delmain, Alexander, and others appear at the Colonists' Hall, Lyttelton. The programme for Monday is "Oheckmato" and " His Last Legs " ; and for Tuesday, " Milky White " and "B- 8.," pieces to which the company can do full justice. Liksbbd Oil Mahotaotubb. — A meeting of the Committee appointed to consider the question of this proposed industry at Rangiora - was held yesterday, His Worship the Mayor in the chair. Several letters on the subject were read, and Mr B. Marshall attended from the Oust to give information. He produced samples of fibre prepared f torn ripe straw from whioh the seed had been taken, and explained the process by whioh the fibre was prepared, giving as his opinion that thfl land in the district was superior to any he knew for the growth of European flax, and stating that he had for years supplied himself with flax grown therein. He alto gave encouragement to the promoters by giving particulars of the average yields for some years past, and the actual lesults, as thown by him, were highly profitable to the grower. The meeting then drafted a form of circular to the farmers on the subject, and it waf decided to hold an adjourned meeting of the promoters on Wednesday.evening next, to prepare resolutions, Ac., for a public meeting. From the promises of support the Committee have received there is no doubt that this industry will very shortly bo established, as already the prospeots of the proposed establishment of a Company are very satisfactory. The drawing in connection with J. L. Fleming's No. 5 Noyelty Comiultation, on the Australian J. C. Meeting, is annoanoed to take placo at 5 p.m. on Monday. A lecture will be delivered by the Key C. fraser to-morrow evening, in St Andrew's Chnroh, on the " Sourodb of tke Book of Genesis." An evangeliatio service will le condaoteil by MrT. S. Mannerinsr, to-morrow evening, at Trinity Congregational Church. An adjourned meeting of the Canterbury Club Company will be held at 2 o'olook this afternoon. Aleotorewill be delivered in the North Belt Presbyterian Chnroh on Thursday evening next, at 7.30, by Mr T. Crook, on " British Soenery." The foundation atone of the Ferry Boad Presbyterian Church will be laid on Thursday next, Sept. 8, at 3.30 pm. In the evening an entertainment will be held in the present oburch.
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Local & General., Star, Issue 4172, 3 September 1881
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