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The Hon. Thop. Thompson, Minister for Justice, left for Wellington to-day.

Ac the next meeting of the Harbour Board, to bo held on Tuesday, Mr Ball will move, "That two sheds be orected upon Quay-street jetty No. 3, the »ize of same beiug 135 by 40 feet." Mr Napier will move, "That as the twelve months' notice given for the removal of the Devonport Ferry Company's offi'iu from Victoria Wharf expires on the 24f;h insb., the Works and Tariff Committoe report upon tho question of providing waiung-room and office accommodation on such wharf." Mr Napier will aluo move the following resolution undor tha Public Bodies Powers Act, 1387, intended to be passed as a special resolution, " That a surrender be accepted as from the 30th day of June, 1897. by the Board of lease of allotment 90, reclaimed land, dated tho 6th day of March, 1803, and made between the Board on tho one part and William Stephon Cochruno and James Dacre, both of Auckland, auctioneers, of tho other part, and that such surrender be accepted on Uio conditions following :— 1- That the lessees do accept a new lease of tho said allotment, 96, from the 30ih day of June, 1897, for the remainder of the term for which tho mine in now hold. 2. That) the annual rents to be reserved in such new lease shall be the gum of £68 15s for tho first live years of the tarm, and the Bum of £103 28 Gd for tho remainder of the term.

A local constable named Douthefcb performed a plucky act on Saturday evening. Ib appears thab ho was on duty on the wharf and heard a cry of " A man overboard." Ho ran to tho breastwork adjucont, and although he could see nothing he heard the cry of a woman as if drifting out with the lido & few yards off. With promptitude he threw off his shako and groat coat, and jumping in the water swam to the woman, and brought her back to the breastwork. A buoy with line attached was thrown to him, and he held her up until a boat came to their roscuo. On gobtitig ashore the woman was found to bo inboxicated, and gave her name as Mm Clements the wife of a gumdiggor ab Riverheal. She was taken to the lock-up and charged with drunkenness, and her clothes changed. At three o'clock in the morning she complained of being ill, and was removed to the Hospital for medical treatment. Constable Douthotb deserves to be rewarded for his plucky act, for the woman must have been drowned bub for his prompt action.

Ab the North Now Zealand Grand National Meeting at Ellerslie on Saturday, Chief Detective Grace and other members of the detective staff were busy taking the names of the cash betters. In each instanco the detectives or an assistant wauorod with the cash bookmakers. It) is understood that proceedings are to be taken against the bookmakers by the Dolico.

An affray took place late on Saturday night on tho American barque Mary Hasbrouck, lying at tho Qaay-gtreet Jetty No. 2, amongst Borne members of the crew, who were drunk, in trying to separate those making the disturbances the second mate got a cut on hia forehead, and a belnyingpin was thrown through one of tho cabin windows. The chief officer senb tor a constable, but when a policeman arrived fcho men had quisled down. One oF the crew was subsequently arrested on the wharf for drunkfinnetj*, and was dealt with at the Police Court) this morning. Captain Ludwigs, muster of the barqire^is at present) away at Rotorua.

A man named Joseph U. Baker, who resided in Manukau Road, Parnoll, while out walking with hia wife in that thoroughfare yesterday, was suddenly taken ill. He had a fainting fit and wan carried into a house on tho road. He was attended to by the innvttes of the house, but died shortly after be had been removed there. Dr. Mackeliar had attended the deceased and he wilt give the necessary c«rtificate aa to the cause of death. The deceased had suffered frem an affection of the hears.

The Committee of the Suburban Poultry Fanciers Club met on Saturday evening for the purpose of receiving entries for their forthcoming Diamond Jubilee celebration show to be hold this month at the Drillsho<i, and considering that entries do nob close till bhis evening the number received was beyond the expectations of the most sanguine of the Committee. The secretary intimates by advertisement in another column that he will be in attendance at the Clubroom, Foresters' Hall, this evening at seven o'clock, to take further entries.

On Saturday afternoon ab the Auckland Bowling Club Green games necessary to complete the eeason's matches were played. For Mennio's trophy, Culpan beat Gorrio in the final, while in the match for Ledingham's gold medal Myers defeated E-bodes in the semifinal and Patterson in the final, Messrs Culpan and Myers respectively fchua winning the prizes in these two matches. A protesb has been entered by Mr Gandin against Mr Myers receiving the trophy, on the ground that he (Gaudin) was nob notified of the final draw, and was not awtue of play taking place on Saturday.

The remaina of the late Mrs Colbecis, wife of Captain \V. H. Colbeck, were interred yesterday afternoon at St. Mark's Cemetery, Remuer<». The Key. \V, Beatty conducted the burial service, ami a large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral.

Ab. Si. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church, Newton, tho Whitsunday services were of unusual solemnity yesterday. Haydn's Imperial Mass was sung by a full choir accompanied by an efficient orchestra led by Hsrr Zimmermann. The soloists were Miaa Lily Thomson, Mrs Bosworth, Messrs Caeier and Farißh. Miss A. Mcilhoiao ably presided at the organ. The Rev. Father Brodie officiated, and the Very Rev. Dr. Egan preached on the day's festival. The evening services were of a festal character, the music being of special excellence. Mr Wallace sang ''Sound an Alarm" at the offertory, and at the conclusion of both services a march composed for the occasion by the conductor, Mr Bosworth, was rendered by the orchestra. The Rev. Father Brodie preached a eermon on the feast of Pentecost.

Mr ©riscoll having losb heavily by the recent fire in Albert-street, hie fellow-pro-feaaionala have determined to tender him a benefit performance, which will probably take place on the 14th iuafc.

The eleventh of Mr F. R. Dixs Monday " Pops " takes place at bhe City Hall this evening. Mr Archdale Tayler's songe in character from " Frincees Ida " and the myriorama of beautiful Venice should prove strong attractions. Another full house is expected.

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 131, 7 June 1897

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