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Local & General.

♦ News for Home.— The mail edition of the Canterbury Times was published this morning, and is the best paper to send to friends at Home. The Nubses' Home. — The Chriatcliuroii Hospital Board has accepted the tender of Mr W. Bowen for the erection of the Nurses' Home for J83695. Football. — The following will represent Lancaster Park y. Combined Team from the Union and Linwood Football Clubs at Lancaster Park on Good Friday, at 1.30 p.m. :— Board, Cooke, Gunthorpe, Johnston, Lafferty, Raphael, Steeds (2), Wheeler, Willis and Williams ; emergency —Manning. Ltttelton Rifle Ciitrß.— At a meeting of the committee of the .Lyttelton Rifle , Club on Tuesday evening, it was decided , to fire a sweepstakes competition on the , club range on Friday next, open to any I visiting riflemen. English ammunition > will be available on the range, and if f the weather is fine, there should be a good mußter of shooting men. j The Telkobaph Office. —On Good Friday telegraph offices which open to the public on Sundays will be open from 9 to . 10 a.m. and 1 to 8 p.m. instead of the . usual Sunday hours. On Easter Monday all offices will be open from 9 to 10 a.m., and those offices which open on Sundays will reopen from 7to 8 p.m. The telephone exchange will be open as usual. Thkatbk Royal.— The second per--6 formance of the nautical drama Harlour '• Lights by the Howe-Spong Dramatic Com- « pany was an unqualified Buccesß. A large »" audience testified its appreciation of the * performance by enthusiastic applause. I* This evening the company will make its first change of programme, when A Qrii of Iron, will be produced. The piece hat had a most unprecedented run in London having just celebrated its two-thousandtt i, | night.

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le , IW Brigade Art TThion.— The art i- 1 union in connection with the Christchurch te Fire Brigade was drawn last evening at b- ; the Cheater Street Station. Mr C. M. ; Gray occupied the chair, in the absence of : the Mayor, and Messrs Ashby and W. j White aoted as scrutineers. Tbe first four 1 prizes were won by 3535 (a Bafety bicycle), 2061 (a Singer sewing machine), 5679 c (overmantel) and 1481 (cheffonier). There ' were one hundred other prizes, the nnma bera of which are advertised. They may „ ; be claimed after ten o'clock this morning. ,| > Armagh Steeet Depot. — The Charits j able Aid Board this afternoon decided to 1 1 erect a new building, for offices, on the ! Board's property in Armagh street, and p : the tender of Messrs G. B. Eankin and . Sons, £322 105, was accepted for the work. I Charitable Aid Board. — A meeting I of the Charitable Aid Board was held this t afternoon, when the estimates for the S ensuing year were passed. A proposal to 5 ! reduce the Secretary's salary from £350 to ) ; £300 a year was lost. { . i St Matthew's Young Men's Guild.— ; ': The second annual general meeting of the , : St Matthew's Young Men's Guild, was held 1 , in St Matthew's schoolroom, St Albans, ! yesterday evening; Mr Thomas Gordon in ! the chair. . There was a large attendance. I The report and balance-sheet for the year ; ending Easter, 1894, were presented. The ; balance-sheet showed receipts £5 123 4d, and expenditure £5 3s 6d, leaving a balance ;of 8s lOd. The assets amounted to £8 8s ' lOd, and liabilities nil. The election of ; officers resulted as follows : — Mr Thomas « Gordon, Chairman, Mr J. W. Francis, j secretary, Mr Edward Bidder, treasurer, Messrs Frederick Putt, W. T. Butterfield ; and Charles Ives, committee, and Mr H. : Bichardson, Auditor. Hearty voted of , ; thanks to Messrs Gordon, Bichardson, Bidder and Francis brought the meeting ■ to a close. j The Payne Family. — The programme ; of the sacred concert to be given in the ; Tuam Street Hall on Good Friday night : by the Payne Family appears in our ad- • vertising columns. It consists of part - Bongs, vocal and instrumental solos, and ; selections for the hand-bells and musical ; glasses, and is arranged to suit all tastes, items from the works of the great comj posers, such as Handel, Beethoven, I Bellini and Haydn, being interspersed i with music of tbe character of " Steal f Away to Jesus," and similar well-known 1 sacred air?. ' Aerests. — Thomaa Manson, an inmate •of Sunnyeide Asylum, who recently escaped, was arrested at Greenpark yester- ; day by Constable Walton. A man was ) brought from Timaru yesterday by Con- ' stable Beddek upon a charge of wife 1 desertion. { A Company.— A parade of the A Com- ' pany Canterbury BAfle Yolunteerß was ; held on Monday night, when the men were exercised, under Captain Hobday and ! Lieutenant Wollstein in guard mounting and posting and relieving sentries. After parade a first-class marksman's badge was i presented to Private Parker and three ; years' efficiency badges to Sergeant Bean ' and Corporal O3borne. These being the second badges gained by the two latter, represent six years' < fficienfc service. i Presentations. —Mr W. H. Triggs, 1 the sub-editor of the Christchurch P;ess, • ■who is about to pay a visit to England for i the benefit of his health, was yesterday presented by the literary staffs of the Press and Weekly Press with a handsome ! travelling rug. Mr J. S. Guthrie made the presentation, expressing the extreme ! regret that was felfe at the temporary loss of Mr Triggs's services, and hoping that • he would return fully restored to health. ■• Last Wednesday the employes of the Crown Boot Factory, in Gloucester Street, : presented Mr J. lienaldi with a very hand. i some silver-mounted pipe and mgtch-box j on the occasion of his leaving the Factory. I British and Foreign Bible Society.— ; The annual meeting of the Kaiapoi branch J of the British and Foreign Bible Society j was held in the Institute Hall on Tuesday i evening. Owing to other meetings being ; held, there was only a moderate atten- ! dance. Dr Murray presided, supported by the Revs J. S. Smalley and W. J. Go w. The Hon Secretary, Miss Wilson, presented the statement of accounts for the year, which Bhowed that £7 12a had been collected towards the funds by Misses Wilson, ! Murray and 801 l and forwarded to Christchurch. The Rev H. T. Bobjohns, travelling representative of the society, in moving a vote ot thanks to tbo ladiea for their efforts on behalf of the society, referred in j terms of very high praise to the work of j Miss Wilson, hon secretary, and gave some i interesting statistics of the work of tbe ! society throughout the world. The elecj tion of officers for the ensuing year resulted las follows : — President, Dr Murray ; trea- , surer, Mrß G. H. Blackwell; hon secretary, j Mis 3 Wilson, tbe above, together with Messrs T. Millar and G. A. E.len, to form the committee. During the evening appropriate hymns were sung, and Mr Bobjohus exhibited some specimens of the books printed by the society in different languages. A collection was made, arid the meetiug was closed with prayer. Obituary. — Mrs John Anderson, ono of the Canterbury pilgrims, and a lady known : throughout the Colony for her charity and good deeds, passed away at her residence in Ca&hel Street, last ' evening, at the advanced age of seventy - three year 3. Arriving in Lyttelton in 1850, in the Sir George Seymour, one of the "first four ships," she shared with her husband the struggles of the Pilgrim Fathers. Her hospitality in the early daya is well remembered, and numbers of new arrivals received their first night's shelter on the Canterbury Plains uuder the hospitable roof of Mr and Mrs Anderson ; while her bright, cheerful nature gave courage to many desponding Bettlers. Bringing with her from Home a love for the old Scottish Church, she early assisted in the establishment of the mother church of St Andrews, and by her example and j advice helped to keep together the congregation, which, in those struggling days, was liable to drift into other channels. Her kind and affectionate nature endeared her to those in trouble. The associations formed in the early days of the settlement were never broken, and it was always a pleasure to Mrs Anderson to welcome those who had Bhared with her the privations of the pioneer settlers. Of late years, though unable to get about much, her influence for good was felt through the many channels by -which Bhe still continued to work, and she will be missed by a very large circle of friends. During the past year Mrs Anderson has been entirely confined to her house, and her end was not unexpected. She leaves her husband and j four grown-up sons and daughters to mourn their loss.

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Local & General., Star, Issue 4905, 21 March 1894

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