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Lord and Lady Glasgow and a party of 15, together with 4 servants, leave in the Government steamer Hinemoa this evening between 5 and 6' o'clock for the Kermadecs and Raratonga. The party expect to return to Auckland about the 16th of April. Captain Clayton, A.D.C., does nob accompany bhe Vice-regal party, and will remain ab Governmenb House. Lord and Lady Glasgow and party were invited to the trip "around the harbour " to-day, bub owing bo making arrangements for their departure this evening, Jhey bad to decline thq invitation.

A full reporb of thra half-yearly meeting of the Bank of New Zealand supplied by our London correspondent is published on page 3 of this issue., together with some items of, news that appeared in a second edition yesterday.

Mr H. A. Tubbs, tho recently-appointed Professor of Classics to the Auckland University College, arrived from Melbourne yesterday.

This morning a'j the Supreme Courb, His Honor Mr Justice Conclly inbimated that the cases again abi Walter Tibbutt and William Bennett for breaches of the Bankruptcy Acb would nob be baken before ten o'clock on bbc 2nd of April. He said tbe remaining casoa on the calendar would certainly take until Wednesday night, and the Easter vacation commenced on Thursday. He did not wish to establish the precedent of Bitting during the vacation unleea it was a matter of urgency.

' Lasb evening a man named Ohlsen was admitted to the Hospital suffering from a bad burning. Ib appears bhab Ohlsen, who resides ab Okura, was burning ti-tree lasb Friday, v/hen he gob his legs so badly burnb tbab be had to be removed to tbe Auckland Hospital, where ho is now progressing favourably.

There waß a large assemblage ab tho Railway Station yesterday afternoon to see off the crew of the Auckland Rowing Club, which left by the Takapuna to compete in the championship regatta to be* held ab Picton on Easter Monday. A new boab, which has been builb at Wellington for bhe Auokland Club, is to be picked up on the way down. The following are the names of the crew which lefb yesterday :—M. Keefe (stroke), G. Barretb (3), A. H. Gibbonß (2), J. Cole (bow) and A. Graham (cox).

The Auckland con tingen t of bowlers for bha Easter tournament at Napier lefb this morning by the s.s. Mararoa. A large number of bowling enthusiasts were down to see their departure and wish them bon voyage. The Auckland Club sends three rinks and two emergency men, and the Ponsonby Club, which has been formed since the lasb tournament was held, sends a like number. The following represent the Auckland Club: Messrs Hardie (President), Gorrie, Frater, Oliphant, Cnlpan, Leddingbam, . Payne, Mennie, Paterson, Carrick, Steadman, Rhodes, Mackechnie, and I), Ross. Ponsonby Club representatives : Messrs 5. Coe, J. Stichbury, T. Peacock, A. Hi Brookes, H. W. Brookes, A. Stewart, M. McDermotb, J. Courb, J. Rees, A. S. Russell, G_ F. Brimblecombe, W. Tait, T. Wabßon, and R. Ballanbine.

Mr Eden George is once more in Auckland, having arrived here on a mission to furnish more light to tbe people. As a matter of facb, the ex-Mayor of Chrisb* church is now particularly interested in bhe agency of an incandescent gas lamp, which is said bo furnish a bebber light and ab the same time affect a saving of from 50 to 60 per cent of gas. This lamp is being largely adopbed in Sydney, and specimens will be shown here by Mr George shorbly. Mr George, we understand, has a hankering afber the Waibemaba scab, and balks of coming oub on the independent ticket.

Henry Walker Mitchell, surveyor, of Rotorua, a bankrupt, made a sworn statement yesterday before the Official Assignee in Bankruptcy, in the course of which he stated thab he abtribubed his inability bo meeb bis engagemenbs with his creditors to being unable to obtain immediabe payment for many of tbe native land blocks surveyed by him near Rotorua. The owners in almosb every case were anxious and willing to give lands in paymenb, bub were debarred from doing ao immediately by the many restrictions and technical obstacles existing againsb sales, including the area covered by the Rotorua proclaimed thermal district (over half a million acres), within which many of his surveys were situated. For many of the surveys he obbained liens duly regisbered, and others would be regisbered as soon as a court sat in the dißbricb in which the blocks were sibuabed. His - unsecured liabilities totalled £1,744 19s • sd, chiefly incurred with storekeepers for supplies, etc., incidental -to survey work for seven or eight years. His secured liability is £989 lis Bd, mostly for stores and money for survey parties. His assets consist of monies due to him totalling £4,471 4s Bd, which might realise aboub £1,585 10s. He estimated a total Burplus of £478 12s 2d if the survey liens were registered by the •Native Lands Courb.

Tbe business ab the Police Courb waa Bpeedily dospabched bhis morning. One inobriate, being a firsb offender, was dismissed wibh a caubiou. Norah Williams for a third offence within six months was ( fined 20s, and costs 2s, or in default 7 days hard labour. George Howell was charged with having embezzled 6s 6d belonging to his employer, Alexander Howie. On bhe application of Sergeanb Gamble a remand for eighb days was granted, the Sergeanb remarking thab several other charges •would be laid.

With regard to the licensing election ln the Waitemata licensing district, our correspondent ab Warkworth (M»hu»5 1 ?, ( J telegraphed us as follows to-day:— J-DO following temperance candidates have been nominated :-Enoch Bond, junr.,Wm. Dawson, Robinson Grant, John Grimmer, Thos. A. Gubb, James Harrison^ Francis Mander and Sarah Ann Shepherd/ Tho usual batch of applications for admittance into tbe p^. Aged Poor wero dealt with by bhe Hobo tel and Charitable Aid Board yesterday afternoon. With regard to one applicant, an old soldier, ib was decided to send him back to the Northern Wairoa, where he bad formerly been gumdigging. Another old soldier, an Imperial pensioner, applied to be admitted into bhe Home again, and mado an additional request for "half-a-poundl of terbac-y and two boxes of matches, yer Honors." Ib was decided to send the old man to the Costley Home for three months, be promising to hand ovor.his pension to the Board on receipt of ib.

As Mr Neumagen and five others were driving through Freeman's Bay on Sunday lasb, one of the back straps gave way and frightened the horse so that it went off full eallop from tbe foot of College Hill. Mr Neumagen, senior, was thrown on to the road, with bbc result thab the wheel of tho bugey passed over his leg. The other oc«Bpantß of the buggy were not injured.

The recent heavy rains appear to havo done considerable damage in tho South Island. A heavy fresh in the Rakaia piver damaged the railway bridge, and the trains were unable to crosa yesberday. It is ! expected the damage will be repaired ab oa ce. The damage done at Nelßon ia widespread. Floods were experienced throughout the country districts as well aa in town. In many cases fields and hop gardens were either washed in holes or covered with silt. Many narrow escapes are reported, bub no Jives were losb. The public bodies will be taxed to the utmost to repair bhe damage to the roads and bridges, and the individual losses aro considerable. Comparatively new bridges on the Buller Road ab Graniby Creek were completely carried away. The inmates of the Asylum have a very warm place in the hearts of the Auckland people, they are not neglected in anyway. They are often visited, and each Sunday (nob monthly as recently announced), a very appropriate service is held by laymen representing bhe Christian Churches cf the city. These services are greatly appreciated by the women and men, .who congregate in a very large hall, and join most t heartily in the singing. Two beata of the Auckland Rawing Club's trial foura took place yesterday evening. After a good race Wright's crew defeated Henderson's by a length. The other event which was contested was between crews stroked by Laird and Wallace. This ended in a victory for the ' former by two lengths. This evening Dacre's crew rows Cramond's and Wright's meets Laird'e. The final, which ia bebween tbe winners of to-night's matches, will be pulled off on Wednesday.

A pleasing entertainraenb waa given las* evening at the Russell-sbreeb schoolroomFaioell, by the young children abtendin? the day-school held bhere. Oo bhe platform were seabed some 50 acholars, ranging from 4 years old and upwards, and who took their parb in numerous recibations, action gongs, duebs, ebe. Two excellent recitations, entitled "The Brave Bugler Boy's Call and "The Lasb Hymn," wore delivered in a telling manner by bhe beacher cf the school, Mise Eva Leßoy. There was an encouraging attendance, and the proceeds were presented towards the funds of the Auckland Scripture Gift Association.

Aba Commibbee meeting of the Auckland Coursing Club held lasb night, the following fixtures were agreed upon :—May 12ch and 16th ; Juno, 13bh and 16bh ; July, llbh and 14th ; and August, 15th and 18th. i. The time for tho third payment of the Challenge Stakes was fixed for the lObh of May ab nine p.m. Ib was agreed bhab hares be ordered fro*a Temuka (Canterbury), and that Mr James Ferguson be appointed caretaker cf Plumpton. It was agreed to erect a ladies' stand, and the patronage of the Earl of Glasgow is to be asked for the May meeting. Mr J. Henderson was reappointed judge, having consented to act again in bhab capacity this season.

Mr J. W. Tibbs, the popular headmaster of bhe Auckland College and Grammar School, ia leaving no stone unturned bo bring the school more undar public notice. It was stated at yesterday's meeting of the Board of Governors that the revenue has iucreased during the pasb year by nearly £1,000.

The anniversary soiree of the Grafton Road Wesleyan Sunday - school takes place thia evening. Tea will be served in the schoolroom ab 6.30 and bhe public meeting bakes place ab 7.30 in bhe church.

A meeting of master mariners and others interested in shipping is to be held ab the Harbour Board offices to-morrow, to make arrangements re crickeb match bo be played ©n Saburday nexb ab Sb. Helier's Bay.

As the public and private schools break op for the Easter holidays en Wednesday and Thursday next, a grand festival concert, under the patronage of the Governor and Lady Glasgow and the Board of Education, will be giveu by the famous Lynch Family Bellringers and English Humorists sb the Opera House, on Saturday afternoon commencing at 3 o'clock. Several of the ' largo schools have taken the matter up, and extensive preparations are being made tp make the affair a great success.

A meebing of members of bhe Auckland (Journeymen Tailors' Society was held in the y.M.C.A. Rooms last evening, when it was unanimously decided to contribute £2 towards the expenses of the Trades and Labour Conference to be held in Auckland next week.

The Lynch Family of Bellringer3 and Glasaophoniats performed again ab bhe Opera Hou3e lasb nigbb, bo a good audience. The programme was the same as tbab previously nobiced. The various items were well rendered, and "applause was frequenb. To-nighb is bhe lasb of bhe presenb programme.

St. Patrick's Day, with its varied festivities came off with greab tciat ab Panmure. A large concourse assembled on Sb. Patrick's Eve to a concerb, which waa a splendid success. The chorus, rendered so well by Father Walter's school children, was a prominent feature on bhe programme, and was vociferously encored. Other excellenb items were contributed by Mr W. A. Bebbell, Misses Brady, Donovon, Lily Brighb. Subsequently dancing wasindulged in, Mr McMerney efficiently discharging the duties of M.C. Nexb morning thero was a goodly audience at early Mass, followed"by a grand procession, beaded by Father .Walter on hi 3 horse Hero. Ab 'Monsignor McDonald's paddock many interesting games were engaged in. An exciting evenb was tho baby show, in which the palm was awarded to Mrs Walsh's child, the secend prize to Mrs Porters child, and the third to Mrs Stone's baby. A most enjoyable day was spenb. Father Walter feels deeply grateful to tho many friends who had kindly donated prizes for the occasion.

Ib speaks volumes for Sequah and his Wonderful cures that, owing to pressure of business, he is compellod to stay in Auckland a week longer. Indeed, it would seem from hia popularity thab bis Auckland patients would wish him to reside for months yet to come and apply his specific remedies. There is no gainsaying that he has used his remedial powers to the bonehb cf maay suffering persons in Auckland. In a notice in another column he tenders his very great thanks to the Auckland^ public for their widespread patronage during tbe paab seve-j weeks, and notifies thab he roaainß in the ciby bill after Easter Monday.

A most successful moonlighb picnic in connection with St. Andrew's choir eventuated last evening. The weather was simply perfect and this, together with the good programme of music arranged, made the evening a most enjoyable one. The Eagle returned to tho wharf afber a two hours' run round tho harbour.

At the monthly meeting of IMo. 2 L.0.L., held last evening in bhe Probesbanb Hal, Newton, Rev. Bro. Pebers, D.G.C., of Wellington, was presenb, and gave a very eloquent address en bbc usefulness of bhe Orange crganisabion, which was highly appreciabed. The W.M. asked the brethren t*use their vote and influence on Wednesday ab the poll fcr the suppression ot tne Hquor traffic.

, On .Eaßtar Monday a company to arrive "am Australia in the s.s. Monowai bhis *eek will open a grand holiday carnival in Abbott'g Opera Houee with the pantomime of"Siabadthe Sailor." Splendid scenery i« one of the attractions of tho performances.

To-morrow afternoon the Ferry Company will run one of their steamers on a toning excursion, leaving the ferry tee at 1.45 p.m. .-

•Mr G. Lewis will sell to-morrow at 11 "dock at "Tbeßetreat," Upper Symonds?weeb, bbc furniture of Miss Kavanagh, Who la giving up housekeeping.

It will be remembered thab some timo ago a man named Campfield, who had recently arrived, here from Sydney, waa reported aa missing, and subsequently letters were received which stated that when they arrived the writer would be no wr_V As a V°unß wife -nd children were iett destitute in Auckland, public Bympatby waa aroused. Mrs Campfield left for Sydney in the s.s. Rotomahana, and on the voyage bhe passengers collecbed £11 5s and gave it bo her. From information tbab has now come bo tho knowledge of bhe police, bhere is reason to believe that the confidence and charity of the public haa been misplaced. Miss Matheson, stewardess on the s.s. Mararoa, states that a man whom she believes was Campfield stowed away oo the trip from Auckland to Sydney, and bhe passengers subsequently subscribed to pay his passage. As she was in Mr Campfield's school. Miss Matheeon haa no doubb as bo identity.

Wo have before ua a document relating bo a matter of first importance to New i? ala xrd flook*ow»-c», B. Ib is a circular from the New Zealand Land Associabion in Sydney which, acting for the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Company, in conjunction with Warden Harry Graves, lasb year conducted, wibh greab success, a sale of New Zealand longwool sheep in bhe New South Wales capital. The circular states thab the most satisfactory accounts have been received from the purchasers of New Zealand longwool sheep at the "sales in July last, and that there is an assurance of a still larger number of buyers ab the sales'which are to be held in the same month of this year. The relatively high prices which have boen obbained for cross-bred compared with merino wools is causing New Sfruth Wales growers to give earnest attention to tbe question of cross-breeding. This, of course, will all tell in favour of our New Zealand sheep breeders, who will no doubb bake full advanbage of the Sydney sale this year. In order to enable them to do so, we understand that the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Company, through ib^local branch here, is making bhe necessary arrangements for Auckland consignments. Breeders who intend to Bhip should now be deciding on what stock they will send. It ia very gratifying bo know bhat these sales have been so successfully initiated and that we are now afforded a splendid opportunity of disposing of our surplus longwool sheep.

The Rev. C. E. Ward, who for tho past five years has had charge of the Primitive Methodist churches in Wellington, has been transferred to Auckland, and arrived yesterday. Many of tha oldest settlers will remember bis father, the late Rev. Robert Ward, a gentleman of considerable powers, and the firsb P.M. minister in Auckland. Mr Ward is Presidenb of the P.M. Conference in New Zealand. He will have charge of bhe Alexandra-sbreet, Pibb and Edwinstreets, and Eden Terrace churches. He will be assisted by the Rev. J. Hood, a young minister of greab promise as a preacher and lecturer. Some years ago Mr Ward had charge of the Franklin Road Church of this city, and waa also Grandmaster of the Orange Institution. He is therefore known to many people in and near Auckland. The reverend gentleman will preach on Sunday at Alexandra-atreeb and Pitband Edwin-streets churches.

Tbe annual sports of the Ngaruawahia Polo Club were held on Saburday lasb. Ponies from Auckland competed in mosb of the events, which resulted :—Polo Htydles : The Ram, 1 j Darkey, 2; Blarney, 3. General Mite BWerved ab bhe lasb hurdle, and his rider, Mr Wilkie, was thrown, and rather severely shaken, bub otherwise was not injured. Polo Ball Race :H. C. Tonks' Makarau, 1; R. H. Wynyard's Laddie, 2; G. Graves' Taiboa, 3. Cigar ahd Umbrella Race :G. Graves' Kosher, 1; H. U. Tonka' Makarau, 2; T. W. Simpson's Polly, 3. Polo Cdp:-The Ram, 1; G. Wilkie's General Mite, 2; H. C. Tonks' Lucy Gray, 3. Threading tbe Needle: Miss Rathborne's Nellie, 1; Miss Booth's Maori, 2; Miss Powell's Makarau, 3. Polo members' Foot Race, lOOvda: E. Latham, 1 ; H. C. Tonks, 2; T. W. Simpson, 3. Polo Consolation: Mr H. Tonks' Lucy Gray, 1 ; Singleton's General Mite, 2; Wynyard's Laddie, 3. A match was played between the Auckland and Ngaruawahia Clubs, ending in a win for Auckland by 4 points to 3.

In last Friday's issue the name of Daniel Talbot was misprinted " David " in the lisb of undefended cases ab bbc R.M. Courb.

The Treasurer of the Fielder Fund deBires bo acknowledge with thanks the sum of £1 13a 6d, collected by Mr Michael May, which with £14 15s 6d previously acknowledged, makes a tobal collected bo date of £16 9a.

To-morrow (Wednesday) evening a grand sacred concerb is to be given in the Onehunga Presbyterian Church. An excellent programme has been prepared by Mr .T. F. Bennett, bhe well-known organisb. Vocal solos will be given by Mrs Coatos, Messrs Marbin and J. Worrail. Three vocal quartettes will be sung by Messrs Trenwibb, Simpson, Rogerson and George. Professor Francik, bhe celebrated violinist, plays the adagio movement from Mozart's " Concerto " in E flab as a violin solo, and a choir of thirty executants, under the direction of Mr Bennett, render three anthems.

Tomorrow evening Mr A. H. Gee, the celebrated baritone, will give the first of a series of popular winter concerts in the Ciby Hall, ab "popular prices" of admission. A number of our besb local singers will bake part in the concert. On Good Friday evening Mr Gee will give a sacred concert in the City Hall, when Herr Francik, bhe violinisc, will take parb in the performance. An excellent programme of sacred music, including gems from the oratorios, will bo given. Mr Gee has already a strong lisb of pupils, including many cf our besb local vocalists, and we can confidently predict thab the concerts will be gob up bo a really high standard. The programme for Wednesday's concert ia published in bhis issue. "T'musical battle will take place tomorrow nighb on board the p.s. Eagle at a moonlight excursion to be held in connection'with the Salvation -Array. The affair will be under the leadership of Adjutant and Mrs Hoara. Two brass bands are to be in attendance.

The People's Popular Entertainments are to be resumed in the City Hall next Saturday night, under tho management of Mr Dan Mougban, and will be continued for tho futuro.

Read J. Tonson Garlick's advertisement of new goods. Italian bedsteads, linoleum, and carpet squares juat arrived.- (Advt.) What a sacrifice ! Men's undershirts, Is ; merino Bocks, 2 pairs for 9d; large white handkerchiefs, 4d ; regatta shirts (soiled), Is 6d each, at Fowlda' sale.—(Advb.)

350 New Zealand made tweed mackintoshes, bought ab McArthur's sale, wholesale price, 45s and 49s 6d, now selling ab Fowlds' sale for 22s 6d, 24s fid and 29a 6d. Nobhing liko them in the city.—(Advt.) Gladstone bags, portmanteaux and travelling trunks in great variety and almost half price at Fowlds' great sale now on.—(Advt.)

Jusb before Mesers Sargood and Son took possession, Smith and Caughey, amongst other important purchases, made arrangements wibh Messrs McArthur and Co. for bhe purchase of bheir entire stock of black and coloured kid gloves, amounting to over £600, at less than half price. Being all real French kid, good makes and extra stock, greab bargains may bo expecbed.— (Advt.) Extraordinary value in men's macintosh coats, over 400 to select from. A large Quantity being boughb cheap at McArthur s sale.—Smith and Caughey, Queen-streeb.— (Advb.)

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 68, 20 March 1894

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