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Mr Justice Gillies went South in the Taupo to-day, We are sorry to hear that he is suffering from an affection of the eyes.

The next meeting of the creditors in the estate of Lewis Bros, will bo held gon Monday next, in the offices of Messrs Hughes and George, solicitors.

Me Josiah Martin will deliver his lecture this evening in the Young Men's Christian Association, on "Nature's Architecture." As the lecture will be commenced at 7.30, it is necessary that members and others should be in time. The leeturo will be illustrated by lime-light, by Mr Dennes, and accompanied with selections of music.

A match will be played at the North Shore to-morrow afternoon, botweon the Pousonby and North Shore Football Clubs.

The monthly inspection paradea of the VolimWer corps in the Auckland district for the month of June, will tako place on the following dates, in undress uniform, and with arms and accoutrements :—Wednesday 12th, 7.30 p.m., Onehunga Rifle Company, Onehunga; Thursday 13th, 7.30 p.m., Otahuhu Kifle Company, Otahuhu ; Monday 27th, 7.30 p.m., Engineer Cadets, drill-shed, Tuesday 18th, 7.30 p.m, Victoria, Hobaon, and Scottish Companies, drill-shed; Wednesday 19th, 3p.m., Nixon Troop "Mounted," Ellerslie ; Wednesday 26th, 12.30 p.m., Grammar School Cadats, drill-shed ; Wednesday 2Gth, 7.30 p.m., Engineer Company and Naval Brigade, drill-shed ; Thursday 27th, 7.30 p.m., Artillery and No. 3 Companies.

The regular monthly meeting of the EniiisJcillen Loyal Orange Lodge will be held this evening in the Newton Protestant Hall.

A social meeting will be held on Monday evening next, June 10th, at the Choral Hall, by the congregation of St. A.ndrew!s Presbyterian Church, for the purpose of welcoming the Rev. A. Carriok and Mrs Carrick. Tea will be on the table at half-past six o'clock. Tickets may be obtained from the members of Committee.

The following team will represent the Auckland Football Club in the match against Gvafton to-morrow : Messrs Woon, Henderson, Carter, Robinson, L. Dacre, Philson (2}, Lynch, Cotton, Walker, Leech, Shakespear, and Mercer.

The weekly meeting for the promotion of Temperance will be held to-morrow evening, at 8 o'clock, in the Albert-street Hall.

The London " Society" papers declare that Lo-rd Salisbury's circular was written by Lord Cairns.

A meeting of persons interested in the case of Mrs Marlin will ba held at the British Hotel at 8 o'clock to-morrow night. To the Editor : Sir,— Through the medium of your valuable paper, kindly allow me to call the attention of the North Shore Ferry Company to an evil which I fancy they only require to have brought to their notice to command their prompt attention. The floor of the waiting-room on the Devonport N.S. Ferry Company's wharf requires a few battens to be laid on the joints. The wind blowing up between the planks as at present is very injurious to delicate peoplo, and particularly so to females and children. Pleasure-seekers and invalids aasist materially to augment the revenue of the N.S. Ferry Company, and this is well worth their attention, and will be likely to make their boats more popular.—Yours, &c, WayFAEEE, D«vonport. The foot race between Messrs R.N.R., Forder and J. Spry, two prominent members of the Amateur Athletic Club, is to come off to-morrow afternoon at three o'clock punctually, on the Domain cricket ground. Mr W. W. Robinson will officiate as starter, and Mr Snell as judge. A very close race is anticipated. It will be a. satisfaction to all interested in the welfare of the turf to know that the placed horses in the Derby all belong to good and true sportsmen. The owner of Sefton, Mr William fStiriing-Cra-vrfurd, is the second husband of the Duchoss of Montrose, and belongs to the old school of turfites, such as Lord Glasgow, Admiral House, General Peel, and Mr Georga Payne, very few of whom now remain. Although ho has been many long years on the turf, this is hia firet Derby ; but he won the Two in 1873 with Gang Forward, and tho St. Leger in 1875 with Craig Millar. Sefton is engaged neither iv the Grand Prize of Paris, nor the Doncaster St. Leger. He is trained by Alec Taylor at Fyiiold.

We regret^ to felearn that Mr Timothy Lowry, keeper of the Lunatic Asylum, died this morning at 3.30 a.m. Hehaslived 35 years in Auckland, and will be regretted by a whole host of friends. For tho last five-and-twenty years he has been in connection with the asylum, and for ten years beforo that was coachman to Colonel Wynyard. Mr Lowry was a native of Dublin.

An accident occurred in Chancery Lane, between two and three o'clock this afternoon to a lad who was on horseback. The lad was riding at a brisk pace, and when opposite the marine store of Catherine Burke the horse became restive, and threw his rider through the window of the store, completely smashing glass and frame work, and strange to say, was picked up inside without haying suffered any bodily injury. We have since learned that the rider was James Lindsay, and the horse, which is much injured, the property of Mr P. Doran. Lindsay was an experienced horseman. Here is a good story. Mr Bright when talking to a conservative member the other day said " How can you expect a better state of affairs, when you have such a man as Disraele, at the hcad'of the Government." His friend replied, " Well we prefer our scoundrel to your maniac any day.".

The paragraph relating to the young hatter's carved figure of <rValentine Vox," tho ventriloquist, was successful in attracting the notice of a friend of struggling talent, who purchased the well-executed curiosity, for the purpose of taking it home to England. We ate glad to notice this encouragement of youthful geDius

We understand that Mr Joseph Little has become, by purchase, tho proprietor of the Thistle Hotel. Mr Little has long been the chief hand under both Mr Darby and Mr Keane, and, no doubt, he is well-adapted for the control of one of the best-conducted hotels in the city. Possession will be given on the 15th instant.

The Jewish feast of Pentecost, a solemn festival of the Jews, will be held to-day. It also called the feast of weeks, because it is celebrated fifty days, or seven weeks, after the feast of the Passover.

About sixty gentlemen attended the Governor's levee at Christchurch yesterday. The old Waterloo veterans are not yet extinct. At Chrietchurch yesterday one of these heroes, Lieut. Dougald McFarlane, aged 88, was presented with a public subscription of 220 soys. as a birthday present. Thus do Britons even at theg antipodes display their respect for the verteraus of England's greatest battle, and help to keep fresh and green the memory of her glorious military triumphs. jjjgTo th« Editor : Sir, —Just now when so many retail tradesmen are bewailing their fate, being the victims of misplaced confidence, it would be a very favourable tim« to form a Trade Protection Society, which would be the means of preventing any lady or gentleman, or any combination of such, to trade and live upon the storekeepers in Auckland or any of its suburbs. Would you; please make this suggestion known through the medium of your valuable journal, and take up a " cause that needs assistance, for the future in the distance ?" —Yours &c, J. Jenkins, Newmarket.

Major Te Wheoro's screw has been increased to £500.

The resignation by Mr W. J. M. Larnach of his seat in the Assembly has been officially notified.

The Christchurch cricketers have telegraphed home to the Australian team congratulating them on their success, and suggesting that if the Australians have any desire to have their revenge in Canterbury, thoy can return by the San Francisco route and call at Christchurch, when a match will be arranged for them. Bravo Christchurch !

The Pakuranga bounds meet to-morrow at Styak's corner, TamakL

The boghole in the Ohaupo Swamp haying been filled up, the first through train ran on Tuesday last, and on Wednesday a train travelled twice to and tro between Hamilton and Ohaypo.

Sir John Coode's report on Port Chalmers has been received by the Dunedin Harbour Board.

At the inquest yesterday, respecting the late coach accident near Oamaru; the jury found that Charles Nicholls aud James Ernest Mainland were accidentally killed ; and exonerated Goddard, the driver, from any blame.

The Singapore and Saigot cable was interrupted yesterday, thus outting off communication with China.

Mr P. Doran informs the people of Auckland that he has started business in the ooaj and firewood trade. Fuel of all descriptions will be supplied at the lowest remunerative^, rates.

Messrs Kobcrtson Brothers, of Symondastreet, forward samples of various kinds of Melbourne biscuits received per Hero. The article is of first-class quality, the fancy biscuits being particularly good. We are surprised to learn that these biscuits are imported cheaper—paying heavy freight and twopence duty than the local-made biscuit can be purchased. If this is the case, there must probably be a screw loose somewhere.

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume IX, Issue 2548, 7 June 1878

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