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Local & General.

■ ■■ I ♦ . The Herd Laddie. —Mr Wyllie's record yesterday was twenty-four' games, all of them victories. Football. — The match Eangiora High School versus Boys' High School Second Fifteen, played on Saturday afternoon in Hagley Park, resulted in favour of the Eangiora boys by two goals and five tries to nil. Kaiapoi Borough Council. — Messrs George Herbezt Wearing and William Fraser being the only persons nominated for the two vacancies in this body, were yesterday declared duly elected by Mr Gr. J. Web3ter, the Returning Officer. Inspector Shearman. — The N.Z. Times says: — It is understood that the compensation awarded to Inspector Shearman on his retirement amounted to about two years' salary. Inspector Shearman will probably be in Wellington shortly to press his claim for a larger compensation. Wesley Church. — The anniversary services of the East belt Sunday School were conducted on Sunday last by tbe Revs Isitt and Laws; and a children's service in the afternoon by the Rev Standage. Special hymns were sung by the scholars. The services were very successful. The Rink. — The result of the good management and excellent discipline at the Tuam street skating rink is shown every day more and more clearly by the large attendance at every session. Yesterday the rink was crowded with staters in the morning, the afternoon, and the evening. The Waikabi Accident.— The friends of Mr R. M'Kay will be glad to hear that he is in a fair way towards recovery. It is now thought that the spine is uninjured. Those in attendance on him are in hopes that the injury will not prove permanent, but that in time he will be able to get about again. Habewood Road. — The annual meeting of householders was held on Monday evening. There was a large attendance. Mr R. E. Hall was chosen Chairman. After reading the report and balance-sheet, the following were elected to form a Committee: — Meesrs it. E. Hall, C. Stanley, Watson, P. Hill, Wilkinson, Turner, and Cox. Mr R. E. Hall was again elected Chairman. The Botb' Brigade. — An entertainment at the Durham street Wesleyan Schoolroom yesterday evening was largely patronised, and the funds of the Boys' Brigade should benefit to a goodly number of sixpences. The programme consisted of a clever Magical Seance, by Mr E. W. Seager, Mr T. H. Smeaton supplying a connecting lecture, and a panoramic entertainment. The whole -was highly succe3Bful. A similar entertainment will be given at Sydenham to-night in aid of the same fund. Sudden Death. — A case of very sudden death, occurred on Saturday at Springston. A man named James North, in the employ of Messrs Howard and Dartnell, left work between eight and nine o'clock at night, and walked home to Blancetown. About half an hour after he went to bed his wife felt him turn over, and on looking at him saw that he -was not well. She called a neighbour in, who lifted him up and sent to Lincoln for Dr Cooke, but before he arrived the man was dead. Deceased; who was a very steady man, leaves a widow and two children. Cottbsing. — At the time for closing entries last night for the United Canterbury Coursing Club's meeting, fixed for to-morrow, only eleven nominations were received, and it was decided to abandon the meeting. Great disappointment was felt at the abortive result, especially as the almost unanimous support of coursing men throughout Canterbury was promised. The members present determined to make another effort in the interests of the sport, and resolved upon holding a meeting on June 1, when a £50 stake for all ages and a JE3O stake for puppies will be run for at Laghmor. Hotel Employees. — A second meeting of the hotel employees was held last night in the Golden Fleece Hotel, to arrange for their annual festivity, and it was decided to celebrate it by a grand ball, to be held at Hobbs' Building on the Queen's Birthday. Mr D. Brown was elected Chairman, Mr E. J. Knowsley Secretary, and Mr C. Sandman Treasurer. The Committee consisted of the following : — Messrs J. Francis, Parkins, Lloyd, Harris, Woodard, Robinson, M'Gregor, and Sandman, with power to add to their number. Messrs D. Brown and E. J. Knowsley were appointed collectors, and Messrs C. Woodard and C. Hogg as M.O.s for the ball. I St Axbans Wbßt.ey.an Church.— The ! nineteenth anniversary of this Church was celebrated last night, a numerously attended assembly meeting in the schoolroom, the Hon J. T. Peacock, M.L.C., presiding. A very satisfactory report was read by Mr W. Broughton, Secretary to the Church Trustees. The speakers were the Revs W. J. Williams (President of the Wesleyan Conference), L. M. Isitb, and C. H. Lawes, together with the circuit ministers, the Beys J. J. Lewis and C. H. Standage. The whole of the speeches were of a practical nature, advocating various new dep&ituve3 in Ihe methods of Church work. During the evening the choir, under the leadership of Mr Hindle, Mr Clarence Turner presiding at -the piano, jren&reAflel^onajof mask*

Vital Statistics.— -The vital statistics for the City of Christchurch and district for April Bhow that during the month the births in the city were 39—24 males and 15 femaleß— against 38 in April, 1887. In the district the births were 122 — 56 males and 66 females-— against 97 in. .April, last year. The total births were thus 161. The marriages were 46—23 in the city and 23 in the district— against 42 in the corresponding month la3t year. The total deaths numbered 53, against 62 in the same month of 1887. The deaths in the city were 38, 9 males and 0 females, and in the district 3S, 19 male 3 and 16 females. Anglo-Colonial Football.— lt is considered highly probable that the English team now in Dunedin will play a match at Lancaster Park on Monday afternoon next under the Victorian rules. Their opponents will be selected, from a number of old Victorian players at present in Christchurch, strengthened by the presence of Messrs M'Shane and Lawlor, two prominent exponents of the Victorian game, who are at present in Dunedin coaching the Englishmen. Any further vacancies there may be would be filled up by 6ome of the best of our Rugby men. We understand that tbe Englishmen have expressed their willingness to play, and if matters can be arranged in the short time left, the Christchurch public will have an opportunity of at least obtaining some idea of the mysteries of a game which has such a firm hold upon the affections of our Australian cousins. Mb Goschbn'b Three Per Cents. — • p The sweet simplicity of the Three per Cents" ha 3 suggested Mr Tenniel's cartoon in Punch, which bears the title " Consolation j or, a Fair Exchange no Eobbery." Mr Goschen,in the guiße of a " shrewd but i seductive shepherd," gaily apparelled after the fashion of comic opera, offers a young lamb, labelled " 2f per cent," to "Sweet Simplicity," a rustic maiden, in exchange for the better-grown pet, marked " 3 per cent," which she fondles in her arms. " I am sorry to part with him," says " Sweet Simplicity." "Nay, dear child !" replies the shepherd, " what though this one be but indifferent fair to look on at present ? He'll last longer, and you will learn to love Mm!" The Euhopean Situation. — It is noted that since the death of the Emperor William the attitude of the Russian Press has undergone a remarkable change. The newspapers, including the Demi-official organs, which a few days ago openly declared hatred for German, advocated an anti-German policy, and expounded the necessity of taking strong military measures for RuEsia'd protection against her Teutonic neighbour, now vie with each other in soliciting Germany's friendship, and in extolling the wisdom of the Emperor Frederick, who, in their opinion, by his proclamation and rescript to Prince Bismarck, has given the world to understand that he intends to maintain peace at any price, and to let Russia act with regard to the Balkan States as she pleases. That Chain Cable. — This is how the Admiralty is occasionally criticised in Home journals : — Last summer I waa cruising with a friend off the Land's End when the men picked up a large case marked with the broad arrow. On one side were traces of other marks, which had been scraped off, probably the name of the ship and mess, and, upon examining the package, we found it to contain tins of preserved coffee, in excellent condition. " One of the turret-ships passed up to-day," said my friend ; "it was doubtless thrown overboard from her." Enquiry elicited a fact, with which everyone along the South Coast seems to be familiar, that surplus stores are thrown overboard before reaching port. A demand is Bent in before leaving home for a certain quantity of stores. Should these run short, there is a row on board ; should there be an undue surplus upon returning, there is a row on shore ; and so the cause of embarrassment is quietly dropped overboard some night, and, unless there be mismanagement, as in this case, the piice de conviction goes to the bottom. It is just the same on shore when the periodical inspection of stock takes place. Expensive articles are wantonly destroyed, lest fault should be found for keepiug so much in hand. I once heard a story from a naval officer, which is good enough to be true, and which he assured me was bo. A London official, on a tour of inspection, noticing in the condemned stores {tocount a frequent entry — " Eaten by rats " — remarked, " The rat appears to be troublesome here, Mr ." "Yee, sir, very." "Hallo, look at this entry : twenty-five fathoms of 6-inch chain-cable eaten by rats." " Tes, sir." " Come, now, that is too much ! " " Well, sir, you have no conception of the size of tbe rats down here. At all events," he added, " that is the only way I can explain the disappearance of the cable." We clip tno following important testimonial from the "Illawarra Mercury " (N.S.W.), on the 30th March. It needs no comment: — "Mr John I.oveday, of the Bnlli Mountain, writes to us that after Buffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced alnaott complete relief by using Sander and Sons' Eucalypti Extract. Ho says seeing the said Extract advertised in the 'Illawarra Mercury,' bis intense suffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from Mr Hos&ing, chemist, of this town, and that the use oS it gava him great relief at once. He states that betweon the 10th March instant, when he obtained the drat bottle of the Extract, and the 19th the use ot htafc medicine continued to afford him relief, to j •which he had been a stranger for four years. Mr loveday writes also that he has found the Eucalypti Extract a euro for rheumatism as well as gravel. Be requests us to publish this information throngh tbe 'Mercury.' We have much pleasure in cca. flying with Mr Loveday's request, whose word cannot bo doubted, and who can have no object in ■uew other than a pure desire .to benefit suffering Jtumauity."— LAdvt J

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Local & General., Star, Issue 6226, 1 May 1888

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