Flood Time.— Yesterday's issue of the Canterbury Times, containing illustrations of the Queensland floods, met with a very large Bale, and agentß requiring additional copies are requested, in view of a second edition, to send in their orders at once.
Masonic— The regular monthly meeting of the Canterbury Lodge will be held in the St Augustine Hall this evening. Stack Fibe. — Two stacks of wheat belonging to Mr John Corbett, at Ashburton Forks, were burned about eleven o'clock last night. They were uninsured, and the cause of the fire is|not known. <
Mandevillb and Ranoioba Licensing Committek.— The quarterly meeting of this Committee was held at noon today ; present— Mr G. J. Leech (Chairman), and Messrs M. Duncan and A. Parsons. The only business was the police report, which was satisfactory in every particular. Oust. — The quarterly, meeting of the Oust Licensing Committee took place at the Eoad Board Office, at noon on Thursday; present — Messrs' E. W. Cooper, d. Cook and A. D. Hassall (Acting-Chairman). Sergeant Scott reported that the Cust Hotel was well conducted, but that a complaint had been made by a traveller that he could not obtain proper refreshment. The licensee, in explanation, said on the date referred to he was away from hornet A letter wa3 received from Mr P. C. Threlkeld, complaining that a person in his employ, who was prohibited, had on many occasions been supplied with drink at Cust. The police, to whom the matter had been referred, stated that enquiries had been made which confirmed the statement of Mr Threlkeld, but that they were unable to find out who were the persons that supplied his man with liquor. In reply to the Committee, the licensee stated that the improvements to the stable were almost complete. It was agreed that the annual meeting should take place on Wednesday, June 7. Society fob the Prevention of Cbtjemtt to Animals. — The monthly meeting of the Committee of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was held at the City Council Chambers at noon to-day ; present — His Worship the Mayor of Christchurch (in the chair), the Eev A. Chodowski, Messrs Parker, A. W. Smith (Inspector and Assistant Secretary), and J. C. Prudhoe. The Inspector reported that during laßt month thirteen cautions had been given. He had visited Oxford, Kaiapoi, Lytfcelton, Papanui, Richmond, Linwood, and the markets at Addington and Cbristchurch. A woman had been fined for overcrowding geese in a travelling coop, and another had been cautioned by the Magistrate for overcrowding ducks packed in a box. The Inspector also drew attention to the good done by the erection Of yards for receiving stock landed at Lyttelton, fwhereby the handling and the hoisting of the animals were obviated. It was decided to request the Harbour Board to do all in its power to cause stock to be landed at the yards. Mr Parker stated that Mr Prudhoe and himself, who had been appointed to report as to fche beat site for a watering' place for horses, had found a very suitable place on the river, on the south bank, on the east side of Stanmore bridge. Messrs Parker and Prudhoe were appointed a deputation to wait on the Linwood Borough Council, to request it to form the watering place in question. It was decided to draw the attention of the. City Council to the fact that the watering place at Armagh street bridge was in a bad state of repair, aud to suggest that it should be altered so as to provide two entrances, in order to avoid having to turn horses round in the water
Libebal Association.— The quarterly meeting of the Canterbury Liberal Association, announced for March 9, the day of the Queensland Belief Fund Demonstration, has been postponed to March 16. Sals of Stud Ewes.— The sale of the Hon Ernest Gray's English Leicester stud flock of ewes was. held to-day at the Addington Saleyards. Mr J. T. Ford was the auctioneer, and succeeded in disposing ; of the flock at highly satisfactory prices. I Bowmng.— The list of players for the Grand Handicap Single-band Match is now posted at the Christchuroh Bowling Green. First ties to be played by March 6, and second ties by March 10. Players are requested to look up their competitors forthwith.
Cbickkt. — The annual cricket match between the Ashley County and Amuri County Clubs was began at the Eangiora Domain this morning. At the luncheon adjournment the Amuri team were all out for 57, and the Ashley had made 13 without the lobb of a wicket. For Amuri, W. B. Scott made 26 and D. Bntherford was the next highest scorer, with 8. Avon Licensing Committbe. — The quarterly meeting of the Avon. Licensing Committee was held in the SelVyn County Council offices at noon to-day. All the members were present. The police report of the hotels in the district was very satisfactory. The transfer of the license of the George and Dragon Hotel from William Mason to Peter Hembling was granted. This was all the business.
Ftjkkbal.— The flag at the office of the National Mortgage and Agency Company, agents for the ship Hinemoa, was hoisted half-mast high this afternoon daring the funeral of one of the apprentices of the ship, James Murray Ward, who died in the Hospital from typhoid fever and pneumonia. The funeral took place at the Public Cemetery, and waß attended by the captain and first officer of the ship, with representatives of the crew and a representative of the agents. •/••--.
Voltjnteehs.— Last night Colonel Pox inspected the Sangiora Rifles Company. Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon also was preBent. The muster numbered forty-seven rank and file, Captain Helmore and Lieutenants Torlesse and d'Auvergne being in command. The men were put through Company exercises by the officers named, and. by Sergeants Jones and B. d'Auvergne. After the drill Colonel' Fox, addressing- the Company, said tuati he was very well satisfied. Three new members •were elected. , " ■
The Stebn-Sotth Compant.— This very clever company repeated its entertainment at the Theatre Boyal last night, to a decidedly appreciative audience. Professor and Madam Steen introduced some fresh features into the performance, including a remarkably good card trick. Miss Ada Fitzroy gave very successfully the Georgia Magnet feats, and her memory test. Mr Oscar Smith created great amusement with his olever ventriloquism. Another performance, which, it is promised, will contain some startling novelties, will be given this evening. Among the special features announced are the "great thumb mystery" and the cabinet feats.
■ BJSWABD OF PKESIBTSNCT. —Mr J. J. Isbister, auctioneer for the New Zealand Farmers' Co-operative Association, showed yesterday what determined persistency will produce under some circumstances. He was offering Some sheep; and the bids came but slowly till 15gs were reached, when one of the would-be buyers insisted on the auctioneer reducing the bids from a guinea at a time to a quarter. This was done with good grace till 20gs was reached, when Mr Isbister declined any more small amounts, and accepted only "guinea bids, with the result that the sheep being offered realised S6ge, while hia mate, with all the quality of the other sheep, only brought 27gs. Mr Isbister was cheered during the progress of the sale/ and at the close was highly complimented in public by Mr John' T. Matson on being the youngest auctioneer on the ground, bat undoubtedly a credit to the profession. New Fbtjit.— Our readers will be pleased to hear that this season's new fruits are better in quality and lower in price than usual, 'and Stesara Kincaid'e G.I.C. are offering the beat quality at lowest prices. See prices in theira dvertisemnnt. — [Advt.]
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