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Latest Locals.

A requisition to Mr Jaincs Forrester, i* connection with the Sydenhain Mayoralty, is advertised in this ismie. A partial eclipse of the moon takes plact to-morrow evening. Details have already been published in our columns. The closing entertainment in connectiom with St Paul's Church Litorary Society has been -postponed until Monday evening next. A meeting of Sydenham ratepayers interested in the election of Mr J. T. Fisher in convened for 8 o'clock to-morrow evening, at No. 3, Battersoa street. An unreserved sale of a residential property at Opnwa, and household furniture, will be held by Mr IT. J. Ross on next Tuesday, at Highnan House, Opawa. The following New Zealand application* for patents are gazetted : — James Hurclay Blaikie, of Auckland, slater, for an " alternate slate-cutting aud boring machine." Francis Alexander Twiname, of Dunedin, for "An improved method of steadying and preserving telegraph or other poles or posts in the ground." The charges preferred against n printer and two booksollera for breaches of the " Printers and Newspapers Registration Act " in connection with the publication in Christchurch. of th« Pall Mall Ganeid' disclosures come on for hearing boforc Mr Beetham to-morrow. There are als« several charges against tradesmen for having light weights in their possession, four charges for breaches of the Licensing and Gaming and Lotteries Acts in connection with ruffles at Sumner, aud some other cases of minor importance. At half-past 7 o'clock next Monday evening a time trial of the engines of tbe Christchurch Fire Brigade will take place at the tank at the corner of Gloucester and Manchester streets. The two steam engines will be set to work to empty Hie tank, the capacity of which is 25,000ga15. As the united power of the engines is equal to raising VSOgals per miuute, the lank would be emptied in 33',n>in were there not » considerable ingress of water frmn the wells. Taking this iuto account, it is evident that the tiuio occupied will be ii good deal longer. The chemical engine will also be tried on the same evening. In the case of carrying of mails from India and China to Briudisi, thore is a fine of .£2OO for every twelve hours in excess of contract time. On the voyage to or from the West Indies, tho penalty for over time is JG2S for every twenty-four hours; while between London and Calais it is .4:5 for fifteen minutes. By another contract, which comes into force this autumn, the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company undertakes thenceforward to convey the inaild betiveon Uolvhead and Kingstown in fifteen minutes l«'os than the time hitherto allowed j a lino of XI 1 Is to be exacted for each minute in excess of contract Unit 1 . A large audience assembled at thu Sydenham Baptist Church last evening, to celebrate the anniversary of tho Sunday school. The chair was occupied by Mr S. C. Farr, President of tho Sunday School Union. A number of appropriate hyiunK were sung by the children, under the b\(on of Mr Hopworth. Addresses wen? delivered by Mr Staples, ben., and the pastor, (Rev J. D. Gilmore). Dming ail interval of ten minutes, bags containing fruit, lollies, &c, were handed round by tin teachers. Sermons in connection with tho anniversary were preached on Sunday by the Revs Erwin, K call and Gilmore. Tho school is in a very flourishing condition, and on the right eide financially, which, m was remarked in the report, cannot, unfortunately, be said of overy society, institution, or firm in Christchttrch.

An auction sale of miscellaneous good ■ -will be held by Messrs H. B. Sorcnsen am Co. at Lyttelton to-morrow. Mr Crewes will deliver his second lectur on "General Gordon and tho Egyptiai Policy of the Gladstone Government," ii tho Oddfellows' Chambers, just opposit Oddfellowa' Hnll. on Thursday, at 7.3 C There will I o no charge. A lively disci ssioi is expected. Mc3bth Booth and Macdonald nre no\ completiug tho large iron recoiving pip for tho head works of the Waimivkav'u water-race. This pipe is 170 ft in length and 3ft in diameter. It consists of forty four sections, each 4ft long, caßt in i single piece, and weighing about lGcwt Eighteen of these sections are perforate! with rows of holes in tho Bide, in order t< admit the water from the surrounding shingle. The pipe will be laid through tin groin of the protective works, and wil terminate in ngluicn well, with three «ates which have also been made by Mossm Booth and Macdonald. Tho firm is likewise engaged in casting a firebell, tc weigh scwt, for tho Rangiora Borougli Council. Tht-y have also in hand the railings for th<- new College bridge, and n couple of vertical steam engines, one oi four-horse power, intended for uso in a bone mill in Southland, and another ol three-horse power designed for agricultural work in Canterbury. Among the agricultural machinery recently turned out at the works may be noted a corn-cruhherj on tho English principle, capable of crushing 200 biißhelfl^ra hour. This is believed to be the largest machine of the kind yet mado here. The quarterly summoned meeting of th« Queen's Own Lodge, No. 36, Protestant Alliance, F S.Q A., was held on Mondaj evening, Bro J. Abercombie in the chair, There was a good attendance of members, Correspondence was read from the Grand Council ; Triumph Lodge, Dunedin ; and Alexandria Lodge, Auckland. Onemembei was proposed and two were initiated. Bre J. Grant hauded in his resignation as auditor, and applied for Mb clearance, as he waa about leaving Christchurch. The clearance was granted, and Bro Colt was elected auditor in hi 9 stead. The Visiting Sick Committee reported that a brother had met with a very serious accident through falling off a house, but were glad to state that he was now out oi danger. The other two who were on tin lick funds would he off in about a week. Taking the quarter all through, there was more sickness than the previous one. The Judicial Committee handed in their report, which contained their decision in two cases, One member for offences againßt the Lodg« ruleßwas fined Ib. The other case wns a Tery serious breach of the rules, and good faith with the Lodge, and it waß recommended that the member be expelled from the Order. The Lodge unanimously confirmed tho derisionß of the Committee. A hearty vote of thanks was paßßed to Bro J. Grant for his punt valuable services, and the Secretary was instructed to write and convey to him UioWritfchanksof the Lodge, and their sorrow at losing so good and useful a member, r.nd to wish him success and proßperity. The reat of the business was of the usual routine kind.

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Latest Locals., Star, Issue 5422, 23 September 1885

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Latest Locals. Star, Issue 5422, 23 September 1885

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