Local & General.
♦ ■' A meeting of the Board of Governors of Canterbury College will be held on Monday next, at 3 p.m. A public meeting of temperance people, to. discuss the question of forming a branch of tbe Canterbury Temperance Union, will be held 4 in the schoolroom, Waddington, on Friday, at 7.30 p.m. The reiident medical Superintendent of l,ho Bunnyside Asylum desires to acknowledge the receipt of £1 lls 6d in aid ef the Keoreation fund from Mr W. Gostling, of Oakley, Bedford, England. The annual football match between tho Canterbury and Union Bowing Clubs will take plaoe on Saturday on Lancaster Park. Luet year the matoh caused considerable interest, and was very closely contested, the former winning by a try. No doubt, if the weather is favourable, there will be a large attendanoe of aquatic ciroler. In several civil cases in the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, Mr Beetham had occasion to call attention to the necessity for clerks, and others who appear to represent parties in the actions, to produce in Court, at the time of hearing of the case, a written authority to appear in eaoh case. A general authority for a olerk to appear in several cases will not be aooepted. A gentleman who is largely interested in the Boss mine, alleged to have been flooded out the otker day, has aßked us to publish the following reply to an enquiry made by him: — " No damage whatever. The flooding was only in one of the drainage driveß, whioh empties into tho main drainage tail race. It was occasioned by driving into old workings j containing water. Men were working in the I same plaoe twelve hours after. Claim nover 1 showed better prospects."
TheWanaka, with the 'Frisco mail, left New Plymouth at 7.45 this morning, for Wellington direct. A requisition requesting Mr A. Ayors to allow himself to be nominated as Mayor of Ohriftohurch, it beiDg circulated for signaturo. A meeting of the promoters, of the proposed Premier Prospecting Association will be held at tha Western Mining Exchange fcfc 3.30 p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday). The following itoms appear on the fourth page of thit ia*ue :— ' ale (oontinued) : " Dosia " (to bo continued) j Mews by theMail ; Meeting of the City Council. A social tea, followed by a temperanoe* nieoting in connection with the Wesleyan denomination, was held on Saturday evening; at Springfield minei. Mrs Soott, from Christ* oburcb, was project , and Mr fa. Harkerflffld o'hers addressed the meeting, which Wat quite a tucoesa. On Sunday l*t Mr J«mes Nolan, of Prebbleton, was riding along in fiont of tbe Hoad Board cottage and stopped to speak to a friend. Whiltt doing so his horss fell forward on its head and expired in about three minutes. The rider was not hurt, but received a severe shaking. Mr Nolan had only bought the horse about a week. The entertainment and ball, under the management of the members oi the Addington Workshops Brass Band in the Prebbleton Town Hall, came off on Friday c von ing last, and was a great suooeis, especially the ball. Over three hundred people were present, who had the pleasure of dancing to some capital music supplied by the band. The entertainment throughout was very good, especially the trapece porformanoe. An ordinary meeting of tbe Oity Counoil wai held last evening. A letter was received from theJOhurch of England Cemetery Board, declining to accode to the Coun oil's request to drain the cemetery and conneot with the sewers, on the ground at want of funds. The> matter was referred to the Sanitary Committee. A report of the meoling appear* elsewhere. Yesterday afternoon, a deputation from the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board waited upon the Hon W. Bolleston with reference to the withdrawal from sale of land at Bussell'l Flat, which they suggested should be set aside as an endowment for the .■ yttelton Orphanage, or bo vied as a site for that institution. Mr Holleston declined to accede to the wishes of the deputation Informations have been laid against Capt. Smith, the Salvation Army, at '.t.imaru, and several members of the "progressive" or Skeleton Army, for obstructing tbe highway on Saturday evening. J. Hutohinson was yesterday sent to gaol for two months by Mrßaddeley, He.-ident Magistrate at Ashburton, for having obtained goodf on false pretenoss from Mr T. F. Farley, stationer, Bast street. He was also sentenced to 48 hours' imprisonment for drunkenness^ and to seven days for indeoecoy. His Lordship the Primate confirmed eleven males and twelve females on Sunday last at Bt Mary's Churoh, Addington. His Lordship held another confirmation in the afternoon at Halswell, when five males and nine females were confirmed. The candidates, in both oases, were presented by the Key H. E. Bast. At St Mary's Addington, the ohoir were vested in surplioes for the first time. By the exertions of a looal gentleman nearly enough money is raised to pay for a harmonium for mse at the religious services held on San* i3ays in the Ashburton Hospital. On Sunday last the Rev 10. A.Scott made mention of the fact, and acknowledged the kindneen shown by (he gentleman who had collected the subscriptions. At the servicß oonduoted by the Bet Mr Soott, tbe hermonium was played by Mr Baddeley, jimr., and the fet Stephen'! choir-boys led the singing. A meeting in connection with Sfc John'e Temperanoe Society «as held last night iv the schoolroom, and was largely attended. During the evening, the Revs Slooombe and Taylor delivered addresses, Miss Shirt oliffe delivered a reoitation, and Miss Badcliffe «aog a long. Tho evening closed with the faroe "Aunt Charlotte's Maid," the characters in wbioh were impersonated by young members of the Society, who displayed considerable histrionic talent. The meeting was a great success. The quarterly meeting of the Sumner Licensing Committee was held last week ; present— Messrs H. Hanmer (Chairman), J. H. Monok, W. Jones, J. Graham, and J. Day. Constable M'Gill appeared to represent the police, and laid on the table the quarterly report of the licensed houses in the distnob, whioh wae very satisfactory. A transfer of the lioßnse of the Cave Book Hotel from R. Yinsen to J. Sedley, was granted. She Committee then adjourned. '£kt> return draughts match between the Leithfield and Bangiora Clubs, wae played at feefton on Wednesday evening last, and resulted in a victory for Leithfield by seven games. An exoellont supper was supplied by Mr Wheeler of the Sefton Hotel. It has been arranged by tho above clubs to ask the Otago draught- players to play a match on their visit to Canterbury in November next, when they play the Christ* ehuroh Club. At a summoned meeting of the Bidgley I/odg«, No. 86, 1.0.0.P., held in the Orange Hall, a handsomely framed member* certificate wai presented toV.G. Bro. J. B. Hooper, on the eve of his departure for Sydney. The presentation was made by the D.D.G.M., who stated that the Lodge wai losing a very effioient officer. Bro. Hooper responded in very feeling terms. A reoess of halfan-hour was granted by the N.G. for harmony. On business being resumed, the eleotion of V.Q-. then took plaoe, when Bro. J. G. Olark was chosen and waß installed by D.D.G.M. Bro. Bohwartz The Lodge wat eloeed by the N.G. in due form. The Ohrittohuroh Musical Sooiety resume* its rehearsals this evening. The Committee announce a work new to Chriitohuroh. audienoes as the pilce do remittance for the next concert. The musio of Maofarren'i oantata, " May Day," in that favourite composer'e best style, is of a bright and pleasing oharaoter, and will afford an agreeable contrast to the work last produced. As the cantata is a short one, it will afford an opportunity for tho production of some of the collection cf madrigals lately prooured by the Booiety. We understand that Mr Wolls resumes the baton resigned on aooount of ill health by Mr Tendall. Last night the Tuam street Hall was soaroely large enough to oontain the crowd whioh assombled in it to witness the presentation of oolours to the commanding officer of the Ohristohuroh contingent of the Salvation Army. The proceedings were of the usual diameter, consisting of the singing of hymns, and the delivory of numerous addresses by officers of the army, and not a few well-known xnnn who took tho opportunity to testify to what the Lord had done for thorn, nnd while oonfeesing thoir former misdeeds, to proolaim their oomplete reformation. The audienco sang with great spirit, their vocalisation being muoh assisted by the accompaniment of a brass band, und several tiroes when called upon they demonstrated their sympathy with the oqubo by raising their right hands and waving pocket-hand-kerchiefs in the air. The ceremony of tho evening did not take place till towards the dose of the proceedings, when Mr» Barker made the presentation to Major Pollard, na commanding officer of the district,. The ceremony was vmtched with keon interest, and was greeted with enthusiastic cbeere from ! the multitude. Daring the oveniug a collection was made. The quarterly summoned mretinp of tho Loyal Bangiora Lodge, 1.0.0. F., M.U., was held last evening, there being about 56 members present. Past Grande H. Aroher, 0. 1. Jennings, and J. Payne were elected to represent tho Lodgo at tho half-yearly distriot meeting which is to take plaoo afc Woodend on Oot. 10, Bro Young resigned his office as Warden owing to his being about to leave the town, end Bra B. Hurrell was appointed to fill the vaoanoy. The receipt! of tho evening were £64 16s, and account! amounting to £82 2s were passed for payment. At nine o'olock the Lodge was adjourned to allow of the admission of members of the local Druids' Lodge to consider tho proposal to hold a joint anniversary celebration. A large proportion of tho Druid brethren attended, and after a general discuioion it was decided by a large majority of the meeting, that tho oelehration should be held at Bangiora on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the form of a procession and sports in tho daytime, and an entertainment of some dosoription in the evening. A Joint-Committee, consisting of seven members from each society was then appointed to make all arrangements, and the meeting terminated.
r^*ss— hi wwi— Owner* and trainers ars reminded that the Mooeptancos for the Geraldine Meeting aro due to-morrow. The annual general meeting of the Union Bowing Club will be held at tho Commoroial Hotel on Friday, at 7.80 p.m. The polios want owners for a carriage •ushioD, and t> bag, containing money, fou-id rtcently, and now at the depAt. A requisition asking Mr C. P. Hulbert to become n candidate for the Mayoral chair is in Course of being signed. There is every probability of the forthcoming election being a closely contested one. An elderly man named Alexander, a baker, Attempted to commit suicide to-day by takiug poison. Alexander, who occupied promises at tho rear of Mr Buggey'a, ooufeotiocer, wus promptly .attended by Dr MeikJe, but we understand that the case is ooaaidered hopeless. A quantity of crown land wsb offered for sale by nuction, us village allotments, at the land office, Chriiitohurob, at noon, todny. Ihe land in question consisted of reserve Mo. 1824, at Springfield, and omt of 56 lots of yarioun pizos, two wore disposed of at tho Upset p'iou of £5 an acre. One, containing five aores two roads was purchased by Mr W. Atkiason, and iha other, of three aores one rood eleven perohes, by Mr D. G. Matheson. A section of one acre two roods, ■ituated at Kaituna, was sold to Mr Parkinson, for £9. . , , The next concert in oonneohou with the Juvcnilo Lodge of the Ancient Order of iForestais ia to take place* on Tuesday, Sspt. 35, when a good programme will be presented. She admission is free, but donation*! are thankfully received. The proceeds go to a fund for previdieg books as prizes for the boys in recitiDg, drawing, and other «la«ses. Mr B. C. Bishop has very generously preiented Uirca valuable books as prizes for the ■ezt competition; and no doubt others will follow this kind example. At the usual monthly meeting of the Kaiapoi Firu Brigade, hold lasb evening, with Mr Q. H. ttlnckwell in the chair, it was decided to prenect Slessra Hornby, Brighting, anid Idnkliter with lonp service lcoduls The Fire Inspector was authorised to interview the Jin ProTontion Committee of the Borough with the vitfw of obtaining b grant to defray the expen-'.'j cf procuring tho medals. A sum of £5 R.H9 voted for th« purchase of new books for the libr.ry, and ib was thought desirable that aau£fr»a:ion book be kept for the conTenienco vt laombers. Accounts were passed Binountioj.' to £3. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Xaiapoi Farmers' Club was held at the Olub Chambers, Ccokson street, Kaiapoi, last evening. There were only a few members present. Ia tho absence of the President, Mr Fa3hby was voted to tho chair. Mr Wilson deferred reading his paper on socount cf the small attendanca. The Chairman and others referred to the apathetic feeling existing among the farmers Of the district. with regard to agricultural matters, atari the subjects of importance with - which the Club Bhould interest itsolf . It was ■uggested thirt papers be given bi-monthly instead of -.aoathly as at present, with tho hope of pre caving a larger attendance. On the motion of Mr Parnham it was resolved to write a letter of oondolence to tha friends of tho late Mr Walla. A football match between 'the Kaiapoi and Biuhnond Clubs was played on Saturday ■t Kaiapoi with the treble advantage of a fine day, a dry ground and no wind. Thero were four spslltj of twenty minutes each, in the first of which Kiiapoi obtained two forcedowns and one try, the latter being the result of a very hard run by J. Delamain. In the ■eoond' spell reversed the order of affairs, as they kopt the ball well down in the Kaiitpoi ground, and finally obtained a try, from which, however, no goal resulted. In the tfairrf ppell Kai&poi again came to the fore, scouring two touches in goal and one foroa do*i. In the final spell Kaiapoi Boon Moored a try, which was, however disputed, ■nd upon which the Kaiapoi men did nob inlilt. Tho p-ay then became faster, and after some sm&i'b passing J. Delamain scoured another try for hisjside which met the usual fate of the day, Kaiapoi ultimately winning by two trios against one. For Kaiapoi, J. Delamaio, Solmore and Jones played a very prominent game, and for Bichmond, Prebble, White, Ogier and Williams. — Ike match between the combined Union and Australasia Banks against the Bank of Hew Zealand and other Banks rosulted in a win for the former by thred gods and two tries to nil. Tho play on both sides was very good, considering it was the first game for most of the players this season. Xhe Bank of New Zealand has challenged the Union Bank to play on Friday ■Iternoon, at a quarter past i o'clook, on Cranmer equare, and a good game i* anticipated. A committee meeting of tho Kaiapoi Institute was hold last evening, the Proeident (Mr J. L. Wi!§on) in the chair. The credit balance was reported to he £18 19a Id, and accounts were passed for payment amounting to £8 13s 2d. A vote of thanks was accorded to the local Minstrel Sroupe for the entertainment given by its memoirs in aid of the book fund. An offer was received from Mr Crabtree, on behalf of the Primitive Methodists, for the rental of the ball at £30 per annum. Xhe offer was accepted, and a Committee waa appointed to draw out agreement fo? same. The tender of Messrs H. J. Wood and Co. for the aupply of periodicals, Ac, for the year was accepted. Mr Goldthorpe spoke on the matter of persons removing papers, &o, from tho read* ing room, aB being an infringement of the by-laws ; ho also called attention to the fact that a reward bad been offered if a oase oould be made oub Bgaiaßt any person so offending ; and he waa prepared to name an offender. After considerable discussion, it was resolved to postpone tho matter until next meeting. In tho meantime the resolution as to the reward should bo looked up. The Secretary was instructed to invite offers for the purchase of the second-hand illustrated papsra. It was dedded to take soino chairs from tho hall for the convenience of the reading- rosra and library. A Commit fceo, con4 nsting of Messrs Wi'son, Brooke and Mathews was appointed for the purpose of reporting upon the adv.-sability and expense of moving the library into the reading-room. It was considered that if this change were effected, the sound would be deadened from the Hall and the books wonld be in a dryer place. The question has ofton besn asked, "Why uo homes wear blinkers?" We cannot answer the question. It seems to us that they are useless, ugly, and, to some extent, iojadons to the eyeaight. The moßt beautiful feature of the horse is its eye. If it were not " hid from our gaze " it would serve to denote skkaesa, pain, or pleasure. Many a time would a driver spore the whip oh seeing tbo animal's imploring eye. She argument in favour of blinkers ib, we believe, that horspa are afraid of passing carriages. Thiß objection, if valid, is of little weight, as suoh timidi'y would Boon be ovorcome. We trust, now tho cruel bearing rein has been cast aside, mat blinkers will also be abandoned—a course which would, we feel assured, bo at tended with advantage to both man and horao. — Lancet. During hi* stay at TOitsei'B Hotel, Dr J. 0. Harrison will bo pleased to receive any gontlemen suffering i;om cauooij and private diseases. EAdvt.3
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Local & General., Star, Issue 4800, 18 September 1883
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