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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Magisttbial. — There was no civil busifor transaction at the Magistrate's Court this morning. Queen's Cadets.— Captain Jones received, last week, a donation of 500 rounds of Snider ammunition from Captain Snow, dfficer commanding the Mounted Eifles. The gift is much appreciated by the Cadet Corps. St Albans. — The fortnightly meeting of the St Albans Musical and Literary Society was held on Tuesday evening, Mr W. Jones in the chair. The subject was " Elocution." The following took part :— Miss Chaplin, Messrs C. E. Salter, E. Dalmer, P. Jelly, W. Jones, A. Jordan and E. G. Jones. There was a large attendance. Me Ga"vt-siack-*s Will.— On the application of Mr Cresswell yesterday morning, his Honor Mr Justice Denniston granted probate of the vtill of the late James Gammack to Annie Gammack, John Eennie and George Eennie, the executors named in the trill, the estate being sworn under .£30,000. After leaving legacies amounting to abptit <£3030, ond an annuity to his widow, and mating pro vision for the rennaaei-ation of his trustees, the testator bequeaths to the Board of Education of North Canterbitry the sum of _5200 per annum for the purpose of establishing four scholarships in connection with Canterbury College to be called the " Gammack Scholarships," and the whole balance, estimatedatover .£20,000, to the Board of Governors of Canterbury College, to be applied for the benefit of the Circulating Department of the Public Library at Christchurch. The " Canterbury Times." — Continuing its series of illustrated and descriptive articles upon " Early Colonisation," the Canterbury Times this week gives a most interesting history of the settlement of Southland, first by the Maoris and afterwards by Europeans. The illustrations include portraits of some of the earliest settlers, scenes of some of the stirring incidents of. the early days and of Invercargill, the capital of Southland, at various stages in its progress. The issue merits, and will no doubt enjoy, equal popularity to that of the previous historical numbers of the Canterbury Times. The contents of the literary portion of the number are of their invariable excellence, and the Ladies' Page is particularly well filled. Sporting, football and other " athletic sports, agriculture, poultry, The Kennel and other headings are supplied with the latest and most authoritative information and comments on their respective subjects, the whole forming a firstrate number. Canterbury Acclimatisation Society. — A meeting of the Council of this society was held on Wednesday at the Agricultural and Pastoral Association's rooms at 4 p.m.; present — Messrs A. Carrick (chairman), A. Scott, W. Izard, H. N. Nalder, G. B. Eitchie, L. E. Clark and J. N. Hamer, Dr Dendy and the Secretary. The election of officers for the year resulted as follows : I — President, Mr A. Carrick (re-elected) ; vice-presidents, Hon J. T. Peacock and Mr A. Scott (re-elected) ; honorary treasurer, Mr A. M. Ollivier (re-elected) ; garden committee, Messrs Nalder, Eitchie, Hamer, Harman, Clark, C. Lewis and Izard, Drs Dendy and Moorhouse (Dr Moorhouse to be convener); honorary auditor, Mr Trevor J. Grierson. The question of altering rules so that any person holding either a game license or fishing license for the year be a member of the Society- and eligible for a seat on the Council was discussed,- and; it was decided fhatthe president shonld go through the rules and bring before the Council a draft of new rules in place of those in use. The secretary was instructed to write to the Government again asking them to gazette the regulations forwarded some time ago for the sale of trout. Also to write to the Secretary of thf Christchurch Hunt Club, drawing attention to the fact that they had not paid the fee, viz., £a, for the past six year 3 for bunting hares ; that they Avere doing so illegally, and were liable to prosecution. The meeting then adjourned. Mr Lovell's Concert.— ln addition to those mentioned yesterday as having promised to assist at the farewell concert to Mr E. G. Lovell, the names of Miss C Lingard (who will act as accompanist) and Messrs W. Day and A. Millar were ' inadvertently omitted. Justices of the Peace. — Mr W. H. Cooper, ex-Mayor of Christchurch, who was appointed a Justice of the Peace on the expiration of his mayoralty, was sworn in before his Honor Mr Justice Denniston yesterday. Mr E. Smith, superintendent of the Christchnrch Fire Brigade, has been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the colony of New Zealand. The Abt Exhibition.— The Art Society's exhibition was well attended yesterday; and some further sales of pictures were effected. In the evening music was contributed by Mrs Wilding, and Messrs Hugh Eeeves v and Newman. Owing to the performance in aid of the funds of St Mary's. Home, at. the Theatre Eoyal, there will be no music at the exhibition to-night, but tomorrow evening songs will be sung by Mrs Burns and Mr G. March, and Mr Painter will play a cornet solo. The Late Mrs Ward. — The funeral of the late Mrs C. D. E. Ward, wife of liis 7 Honor Judge Ward, took place at the * Burwood Churchyard yesterday afternoon. The hearse was followed from Christchurch by a long train of carriages and other vehicles, and there was a large gathering at the cemetery. Among those present were 'several representatives of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Salvation Army. The respect m which the deceased lady was held by her fellow-workers in the temperance cause and other movements, and by her -private friends, was further shown by the number of wreaths and other floral emblems placed on the coffin. The service was conducted by the Eevs P. E.lnwood and W. Dunkley.

Lyttelton Letter-carriers. — The halfholiday of the letter-carriers at Lyttelton will, from next week, be observed on Thursday afternoon instead of Saturday. Bicycles on Footpaths. — At the Christchurch Police Court this morning, before Mr A. Scott, J.P., and Mr E. Skog, J.P., Claude Allen was fined 5s with costs 7s, for having ridden a bicycle on the footpath on the North Road, Papanui. Political. — The Hon Captain Russell, leader of the Opposition, will address a meeting at the Opera House at eight o'clock this evening. The Hon R. J. Seddon will speak at the same hour and place to-morrow evening. The Mayor of Christchurch will occupy the chair at both meetings. Addinqton Yards. — An innovation, in the shape of a business office at the Addington Yards, has been made by the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company.. The company has taken the office lately in the occupation of Messrs Todhunter and Jennings, and furnished it comfortably for the use of clients. A Narrow Escape. — About three o'clock yesterday afternoon, as a four-wheeled cab was being driven down High Street, a small boy was seen to be riding on the hind axle. He lost his hold, and falling backwards his legs became entangled in one of the springs. Constable M'Donnell, who saw the occurrence, immediately ran after the cab and stopped it, and extricated the lad from his perilous position. He was. found' to have received no worse injury than a bruise on his left knee, but his clothes were considerably torn. " A Scrap of Paper."— There was a full dress rehearsal of Sardou's comedy A Scrap of Paper at the Theatre Royal last evening, and, judging by the manner- in which it waa performed, there should be' a treat in store for those who visit the- theatre this evening. The piece is splendidly mounted, and special scenery has been painted for the occasion. An excellent orchestra, under the baton of Mr H. H. Loughnan, will provide the incidental music, and Mr E. W. Seager will be stage .^manager. Tlie performance, in which a number of wellkno«vn ainateura take part, is for the benefit of Sfc Mary's Home, Addington. Church o? the Good Shepherd.— The anniversary festival in connection with the dedication of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Phillipstown, was held in the Church last evening. There ' was a large congregation. The choir sang the anthems, "0! Taste and See," "What .are These ?" and " Gloria in Excelsis ;" Miss May Wells sang "As Pants the . Heart," Mr C. H. Mason "Nazareth," and Mr Trewerne "The Last Muster." During the offertory, which was in aid of the parish funds, Miss Cuthbert played an organ solo. The accompaniments were played by Mr Fitzgerald Faulkner and Miss Cuthbert. Caledonian Society. — There was a very large attendance at the weekly social meeting of the Canterbury Caledonian Society, held in its rooms last night. The President,. Mr P. Campbell, was in the chair, and a capital concert programme was given under the direction of Mr P. M. Johnston. Pipe-Major M'Tavish and Piper Sfcurrock played national selections, songs were sung by Misses Campbell and Macgregor and Messrs D. Shier, G. Smart and G. Peat; Quartettes were sung by a party consisting of Misses M'Gregor and Duncan and Messrs P. M. Johnston and G. Smart. Miss Ker played a pianoforte solo, Miss Beveridge gave a recitation, and Mr W. Emerson Ramsay a reading.- The various items \vere rendered in so satisfactory a manner that several' of them were encored. The President announced that the club Would play a' whist match with the members of the Woolston Library to-night. After the concert a short programme of dance 3 was gone through, the music for the Scottish dances being supplied by the society's pipers, and that for the others by Mi* Doherty. Tom FountaiWe wishes to thank his friends, and the public generally for their support during the last eighteen years, and to notify that he has joined the firm of W. A. Tribe ahd Co., Clothiers, and General Outfitters, 219, High Street, 7 where he trusts, by strict attention to business, to receive a continuance of their favours. The address is— W. A. Teibe and'Co'., 219, High Street (between Ashby, Bergh and Co. and'the Universal Boot Depot). ■'-'■-

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Star, Issue 5582, 4 June 1896

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