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Local & General.

» "The Stab."— To-morrow being Good Friday there will be no publication of the Star. The eight-page issue of the paper on Saturday will be an exceedingly good one. It will contain the conclusion of Miss Braddon'a story, " All Along the River.'* There will also ba two very well written short stories. In the ladiea' columns are ta be two articles with the Bomewhat startling titles, "The Daughter's Strike " and " The Cry of the Revolting Daughters," besides an interesting letter from Mias Colonia in London, and a budget of fashion notea. The general reader will find much to entertain him, or her, in another instalment of the very readable "Reminiscences of a Journalist," a graphic accoant of a treasure cave, a column of dramatic fjoseip, articles on matters of current inUrest, and a variety of other items. The "Canterbury Tim»s." — This week's issue of the Canterbury Times is of an unusually high standard. It conbains the closing chapters of Miaa E. fir addon's pretty novel "All Along the River," and the opening chapters of ft new serial etory, "The Ebb Tide," by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Oabourne, the joint authors of that highly successful novel, "The Wreckers." The - remainder of the fiction is exceedingly interesting. "Rusticua" famishes No. XrV. of his "Reminiscences of a Journalist," and the northern correspondent of the paper sends an account of a visit to Cheviot. Mr P. J. 'Regan continues his discussion of "The Labour Problem," and Mr A. H. Wilson contributes, under the title "In and Around Birmingham,'* another of his delightful sketches. The sporting columns are of exceptional interest this week, as they contain the lateßt newß of the doings of the various horses engaged at Riccarton on Monday and Tuesday, and selections for the various events to bo decided. The Ladiea' Page contains the usual amount of social news and gossip, and the columns devoted to Athletics, Cricket, Football, Bicycling and Swimming are full of the latest items of intelligence treated bj the pens of experts. Stock Notes, Dairy Notes, Notes for Farmers, and an exhaustive account of the Ram and Ewe Fair, a meeting of sheepownera and the annual meeting of the Canterbury Agricnltural and Pastoral Association serve to make the agricultural columns both interesting and instructive, and the remaining portions of the paper have been well supplied with bright and readable matter. Richmond Amateur Swimming Club. —There was some really good swimming in the Richmond bath last evening, when the Richmond Amateur Swimming Club held its Easter Handicap in the presence of a good number of spectators. Beßults —First heat : W. Bassett 3aeo, 1 ; W» Shaw 3sec, 2 ; J. Y. Daly ecr, 3. H. L. Armitage 2sec also started. A splendid race, inches only separating the four competitors at the finish. Time — 40f sec. Second heat : A. Duncan 3£sec, 1 j C. S. Bell 4sec, 2. W. Simpson 4Bec also started. Won by a yard and a half. Time— 39& sec. Third heat: H. Hiorns 6sec, 1; J. StapletoD 4seo, 2. J. B. Butterfield 4aeo also started. Won by two yards. Time— 4leec. Fourth heat : H. T. Dudley llsec, 1 j H. Bell 9aec, 2 j F. H. Shaw 9sec, 3. W. H. Thomas llseo also started. This was another fine race, all the competitors finishing within a foot of each other. Time— 46f sec. Fifth heat : A. L. Styche 12sec, 1 ; A. E. Milne 17aeo, 2} G. Baesetfc I7sec, 3. E. Carpenter 14aec finished second, but was disqualified for starting before his time. . Won by two yards. Time— s2sec. Final heat: H. Hiorns 6sac, 1 j H. T. Dudley llsec, 2 ; A. Duncan 3aec, 3. W< Baseett 3sec also started. Won by two yards; half a yard between Becond and third. Time— 39sec. The Late Mbs John Andkeson.— The funeral of the late Mrs John Anderson took place this afternoon. The first part of the service was conducted in St Paul's Church by the Very Rev the Dean, assisted by the Revs Gordon Webster and S. J. Baker. There was a large attendance. The cortege left the church at three o'clock for the Addington cemetery, and among thoße present were the Revs W. Morley, H. Inwood, R. Erwin, H. 0. M. Watson, W- Birch, Dr Elmalie, the Mayors of Christchurch and Woolaton, the Hon J. T; Peacock, Major Cunningham, Dr Prine, Messrs P. Cunningham, W. D. Meareo, A. Kaye, I. Gibba, ChrystalL J. Connal, A. Carrick, F. E. Wright, A. W. Beaven, J. F. Jameson, C. J. Wilson, W. Gavin, W. Dawson, H. R. Webb, S. C. Farr, F. Trent, E. Cuthbect, J. Gobs, T. Turner, A. Scott, J. Plaisted, R. Buchanan, G. M'Clatcbie, Joynt, R. J. S. Harman, Kjrk, J. T. Smith, W, D. Wood, J. J. Kinsey, W. Boa?, W. Reeoe, Johnson, J. M'llraith, H. J. Beswick, G. King, Bowen, M'Gregor, Lewiß, H. Matson, C. Turner, Reese, Aikman, D. Duncan and F. C. Raphael. Flags on several bueineßß establishments in tbe city were lowered to half-mast out of respect to the memory of the deceased. Bowling Toubnament. — The two local clubs have arranged to play a series of matches during the Easter holidays. For the rink games, four a side, the following teams have been drawn, to play on the Canterbury green at 9.80 a.m. to-morrow : —No. 1 Bink— P. Hyndman, B. Allen, J» Mercer and J. Taylor v. J. Bird, W. Ciiddon, H. J. Raphael and L. B. Wood. No. 2 Bink— H. Toomer, B. Ballin, C. Karatin and W. Thomson v. T. Mollett, C.;E. Hardie, F. Hobbs and W. J. Anderson. No. 3 Rink— J. Thomson, J. Escott, T. Skelton andE. C. Ashby v. Dr Aynsley, A. Urquhait, C. P. Hulbert and J. C. Maddison. No. 4 Bink— J. Anderson, L. Be'rgh, H. Oakley and E. Toomer v. C. Burton, W, Prudhoe, A. Kirk and B. Hale.

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Local & General., Star, Issue 4906, 22 March 1894

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Local & General. Star, Issue 4906, 22 March 1894