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The Registrar of the Supreme Court (H. Brewer, Esq.,) sat in banco this morning, and heard and determined a number of formal applications. Mr George applied for and obtained an order for the discharge from bankruptcy of James Reginald de Conrcy, while a similar application, made by Mr Keetly, on behalf of Charles Henry Butler, was postponed till the 16th' instant, the necessary papers not being quite complete. In re Hugh McKinney, Mr Hesketh moved that the I debtor should be ordered to give up possession of premises (o the trustee. An order was made directing the debtor to yield up possession seven days after service. In Chambers the Registrar also ordered, on the. motion of Mr Browning, that judgment in McLeod v. Kawiti should be entered in default of plea or demurrer, the amount to be ascertained. Mr Hope, an inspector in connection with somo branch of the railway service, has been admitted to the Hospital suffering from an inward complaint, the nature of which Is not exactly known. '

The Auckland Kail way authorities actually charged the members of the Thames Scottish Band the full fare for travelling to Onehunga and back, on tho occasion of the departure of their comrades to Parihoka.

Tho Penny Time-Table for November has been issued, and may now bo obtained of any of the local stationers, tt has been enlarged, and also bears evidence of further improvement in the airangemonc of its contents.

At a meeting of directors in the Homo Rule (Tiki) G.M. Company, held yesterday, it was stated that out of the proceeds of the recent crushing all liabilities due by the Coirtpany had been paid, including their proportion of cost of battery, and a hand* somo credit balance of £818 carried forwardi Constable Kennedy found a wandering chjld-a little girl about two years old— this morning in Queen-street. The child was clean, attired in a faded light brown frock, white pinafore, and a red iragment around the neck. The child was unable to give its name, and appeared hungry, as ehe rapidly ate several currant Cakes provided by Constable McGilp. The little pirl is safe at the police station.

The monthly meeting of the Acclimatisation Society was held yesterday afternoon, but no business of any moment was brought forward. A sub-cotomitte6 was empowered t6 take all needful precautions to insure the safety of the young trout which are being successfully hatched at the Waitakerei, while the LlgUriau beea were reported to havo swarmed. There are now two hives of them. Accounts amounting to JE3BI were passed for payment.

It may not bo generally known that wo havo a royal visitor in our midsti Yet such i B the fact, Princo K. Laifone, of Nukuolofa, Tonga, accompanied by a cbuntiryhioti named Joine Tavo, has fooen doing tho lions of tho placo for tho past week or two, and appeara to bo delighted with what ho has seen. He is about G feet 3 inches in height, well proportioned, and tegular featured, whilo his companion is also a good specimch of muscular humanity. Tho tolcgraph line between Fnngofohu and Wellington was f o blocked with Government messages yoslerday that all the tolograms that wero prosontod for the Stab after ten o'clock in tho morning woro delayed in delivery until lato at night. We hope that tho Government will mako somo better airungomont for facilitating the despatch of the largo amount of work now placed upon the lino every day. The " Bohemia njDrmnatic Club" of the North Shore Will give their second representation at tho iDeyonport Theatre.on Ihe Prince of Wales' Birthday, in aid of the Regatta fund. The pieces in rehearsal are " Checkmate," the most popular of many excellent comedies of tho late Andrew Halliday, aud the amusing domestic comedietta, "Turtle Doves." The club is said to have received of late great accessions of strength from the fair sex, and tho public are assured that an excellent performance may be anticipated, and a thorough evening's amusement enjoyed. An accident of a very painful nature happened to Alfred Fail, a butcher, at Kumeu, Wnitakarei, lastevolling k He was walking along tho lino, and when passing over some sleepers ho slipped and fell oil', fracturing liia lott leg. No ono was with him at the time, and consequently he lay there all night. .Early this morning, ho dragged himself to the bridge, but could not Cross it. Eventually* his coooys were heard by Messrs Deacon and Ellis, who went to his assistance He was in a very exhausted condition, and was therefore brought by the first tain to Auckland, and taken to the Hospital, where the fractured lirab was sot by Dr. Philson. Fail's leg was broken1 almost in the same place about ten years ago. The dispute in reference to the "Just In Time" rnino at Waitekauri being settled in favour of the original owners. Comes and party, has had a favourable effect on the market, and sales have been made at £120 the full share. This claim is reported to have as rich a show as the Waitekauri No. 3. Now that tho men can go to work it is expected that tbe result will have sin important influence aild a very beneficial effect on the surrounding country, more particularly the adjoining miuesj the Caledonian and the Crown. We notice a new

.venture, or rather an old mining venture, being reorganised. The Harbour View Gold Mining Conlpany, Coromandel, is being reformed With a very stroDg prdvin-

cial directory. Shares can be secured on payment of one shilling on application, and as tne tributers found very rich gold, the Company will be able to go to work on gold at once. Prospectus and full particulars can be had on application to any member of the Brokers' Association,

Among tbo events on the North Shore Regatta programme is a race for ships'teiga to take place if sufficient inducement offers. As far as finance is concerned, the committee can well afford a good prize for this contest, and there is little doubt that if the race is open tcall comers a large number of er.tries will be received. Should it be confined to foreign-going vessels or coasters, probably the number of entries would not warrant the committee in retaining the event on tho programme; whilo if no restriction is made in the class of vessels to which the boats belong, we aro confident of about eight or nine competitors at least. The English vessels Stracathro and Rakain could each raise a crew; the coasting steamers Argyle, Rotomahana, and Glencig have all good pulling gigs, while we would find other probable competitors in crews from the brigantine Island Lily, and schooners Gisborno and Norval, it they should happen to be in harbour on the day of the Regatta. Wo hope tho committee will give the matter consideration. The volunteers forming the Auckland Kifle Battalion met'in goodly numbers last

evening in the Drill-shed. The Victoria and Hobsons were numerously roprcsente d. The Scottish, No. 3, and Artillery made a creditable show. The drill consisted in guard-mountinu, posting, and relieving sentries. The non-commissioned officers were called out by order of Major Derrora, and formed into guard by Lieut. Flyun. Major Derrom then addressed the men on the importance of the drill they were commencing, and urged the necessity of punctuality and attention at drill. Ho informed them that ho would be willing to meet the officers and non-commissioned officers on any night they would fix for further instruction, and that on next parade night the drill would be, weather permitting, conducted in the open air. Captain Payne said that the whole of bis battery would attend the next drill. Major Derrom arranged for a parade of tho officers and non-comnassionod officers for to-morrow evening for instruction at the Drill-shed. Nine candidates, viz., eight boys and one girl, have entered for the approaching open scholarships examination, while tho twelve district scholarships will be contested by 69 boys and 47 girls. The open scholarships are of the value of £30 each, and are tenable until the holders of them attain the age of 18 years. We append the number of pupils sent from the respective schools to contest the district scholarships:—Wellesley-slreet, 27 boys, Ogirls; Nelson-street, 1 boy; Beres-ford-stieet, 4 boys, 3 girls; Newton East, 8 loye; 4 girls; Ponsonby, 8 boyp, 3 girls;

Mount Eden, 2 girls; Devonport, 3 boys, 2 girlsj Onehunga, 1 boy, 5 girls; Otahuhu, 4 boys, 3 girls; Waiokaraka, 4 boys; Waiotahi Creek, 1 boy; Cambridge, 3 boys, 1 girl; Te Awamutu, 1 boy, 3 girls j Hamilton West, 2 boya, 2 girls; Hamilton East, 2 girls ; Tauhoa, 2 boys, 1 girl; Pokeno Valley, 1 boy; Mercer, 1 girl; If aufcapu, 1 boy; Mpunt Albert, 1 girl; Mount Hobson Girls', 3 girls; Panmure, 1 girl; Petruraba, 1 boy, 1 girl; Mongonui, 1 girl; Kaukapakapa, 1 boy; Te Arai, 1 girl. 26 schools, with a total of 116. Ever since the wreck of the schooner Rona at Kaipara, ■ persons who were acquainted with the vessel have expressed surprise that no trace of her boat had been discovered, the prevailing opinion beingthat the natives must have made away with it, Our Te Kopuru correspondent telegraphed last evening that " a squaie-sterned boat, painted bronze, with, the name 'Eeid' branded inside tho stern, had been found ; also, a body made fast to tbe stern ringbolt, on the beach two miles beyond the J, A, Stewart wreck, on Sunday," Upon making enquiries in town we learn that about a year ago—in October last—Mr K. Reid, boatbuilder, of Lower Albert street, supplied the Rona with a caivelbuilt square-sterned boat, 16ft. in length, painted of a faded pink colour, and the craft now found is, without doubt, the same. Mr Beid brands all his boats both in stem and stern, and made no exception in the case of theßona. As a curious coincidence, we may state that when Captain D. H. McKenzie ordered the boat, he requested Mr Reid .to spare no expense in her construction to make her strong enough to last the vessel, and accordingly she was made as strong as wood and copper-nails would permit. Captain McKenzie's desire, that the boat might last the vessel, has been fulfilled, and the fact that she hag stood so much knocking about and still remains intact speaks well for the builder's workmanship. The fact that a body has been recovered has created some little anxiety among the friends of the late crew, and in order that all doubts may be set at rest, Captains J. McKenzie and Smith intend to proceed to the scene this evening for the purpose of. identifications

In our obituary .column to-day will bo" found nn announcement of the death of another of the rapidly-thinning band of old colonies. Mr Samuel Dove, Who died last evening at the Thames, Was one Of the very oldest of thisnumbor. Ho arrived in Sydney lo 182?, at tho age of 24 years, in charge of the plant of the first distillery established in the Australian colonies, so that ho had n colonial experience extending over a period of 64 years, About 30 years ago Mr Dove came to Auckland, and started what was then known as the Auckland Foundry, which was situated at the corner of Wellesley and Queen-streets, where Cruickshank, Miller and Co.'s warehouse now stands. Subsequently ho removed to Wyndhamstreet, and his foundry was destroyed by fire, when, being uninsured, his loss was so heavy as to render him unable to ttiako a fresh's:art with any chance of success, For many years Mr Deve was chlDloyed by Messrs Frasor and Tiono, till failing health compelled him to relinquish his situation, and he has since, resided at the Thames with one of his married daughters.

Messrs E. and A. Isaacs will offer for sale at their new stores, Lower Queen-street, tomorrow, 485 packages, consisting of brandy, whiskey, rum, wine, &o, Sale Commences at 11 o'clook.

A soiree and entertainment will be given tomorrow evening in tho Otahuhu Public Hall, in connection with the Presbyterian lihuroh ot the dietriot. Tea will be provided at 6.30, and tho entertainment will bo commenced at 8 o'clock, a numbor of ladles and gentlemen havo proffered thoir assistance. The programme is agreeably varied with tho view to general satisfaction.

Mrs Rcvitt has decided upon giving her annual concert on tho evening of the Prince of Wales'a Birthday, the 9th mac. Among vocalists and Instrumentalists who will tako part in tho coming ooncort, are Mr Gordon Gooch, Mr AngeloForrost, several members of Bt, Pauls choir, and pupils of Mrs Rovitt.

A grand minstrel and musical entertainment will bo given In the Kpaom Ball on Friday evoning, commencing at 8 o'clook, Mr Luwry, tho aotivo secretary, has succeeded in securing tho host local talent.ard several vocalists from Auokland, who will add materially by their voices towards bucoos». Wo bollove, from faotj whloh havo come undor our notice; that a groat musloal treat ia in storo for the happy settlors of the rural district of EpßOin.

'• Mind will soar, no human law can curb its power, whon bent on publio good." Road bolow '—Mutton and Boot wholOßulo, by tho oaroaso: Mutton, 2Jd ; Beef, by tho quartor, 2Jd; Pigs, 3d, 3Jd, and id. Kctii.il: Mutton, 2d, 3d, and id; I toast Beof, 3Jd, id, and 6d; Boiling do, 2Jd and 3d; Corned do, 2Jd and 3d (very Rood); superior Beef Sausages, Id; Pork and German Sausages, Cd; Lard, lid (in bladders); Hams, Od to lOd; Bacon, Od to lOd; Poultry, Corned Legs bf Pork, Rounds of Bcof, Ox Tongues, sugarcured; Lamb, per quartor, from 2a. Great variety. Terms to suit customers.—G. Hulme, Butohor, Quoon-street, Auckland.

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XII, Issue 3507, 2 November 1881

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