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The Evening Post. MONDAY, JULY 8, 1867.

The Parliament will meet to-morrow at two o'clock, for the transaction of business. After both houses have been opened the ffoußeofßepresentatives,headed by the Speaker, will proceed to the Chamber of the Legislative Council to receive the Vice llegal address. The arrival of the Government gunboat St. Kilda this morning, from Napier, has failed to throw nny liglit on the cause < f delay of the missing steamer Taranaki ; on the contrary, she hnn incrraocd the excitement by a report to the effect that before she left Napier ou Saturday hist, a native

arrived in town, suiting that ho hid «eci> a large steamer strike on a lock in Twlo^ji Bny, back off iiunin, nmi with all hand-. on board. This statement, however, \v;ts not corroborate'!] in nny way, and no faith was placed iti it. The St. Kilda, by order of the Government, will leave this c'- ening in search of the Taranaki. It is probable, however, if she does not turn up before to-morrow, that we shall have some news of her by the Bteamer Sturt, which left Auckland on the 3rd inst., under orders to put in ftt the various ports on her way to Wellington. The Sturt is due, aud may be expected hourly. Major* Geneial Sir Trevor Chute, X.C.8., and staff, will leave Wellington in the Airedale for Auckland to-morrow, to be present nt the embarkation of troops for England on the 12th inst. A Government Gazette, issued to-day, contains a proclamation disallowing th<- following ordinances passed by the Provincial Council of Wellington :-— The Protection of Curtain Animals Act; An Act to consolidate and amend the L-iws relating to the Sale, ol Spirituous am! Fermented Li- J qiiors ; The Wanganui Bri 'ge Amendment Act ; The Fencing Act, 1867; The District Highways Act, 18G7. His 7']xcellency, by proclamation, dated 6th July, has dissolved the Provincial Council of Houthliind. The Hon. Joseph Dresser Tetley, of Marlborough, and the lion. John Hyde Harris, of Dunedin, have been called to the Legislative Council by his Excellency the Governor. Dr. Fcathcrston returned to town on Saturday evening from Manawatu. We are glad to find that the unfavorable re[>orta which had preceded his Honor of his having been unsuccessful in his object are without foundation. He has offered to inbmit the claims of the dissentients to irbitration, and that offer thoy are to take ;ime to consider. The report that the lellers were denying the validity of the iransaction is so far from the truth, that jfforta were necessary to upset their deternination to cut the knot by throwing the lissentients off the ground altogether. The sailing of the steamer Airedale, for Nelson, Taranaki, find Manakau, is postponed by the Government till to-morrow, it two o'clock, and the sailing of the Wlslington, for LyHclton, Otngo, and the Bluff, is postponed till to-morrow at the same hour. Thia morning, a seaman on board the 3.5. Ruahine, named Henry Morton, was sonveyed to the Piovincial Hospital suffering from insanity, there not being room for him in the Lunatic Asylum. It seems that the poor fellow ha a been ailing for some time, and during the past few days became very depressed in spirits. Yesterday he lost all control over himself, and had to be put under restraint. Edward Baigent, Waimea ; George Macfarlan, Christchurch ; and John Studholme, Christchurch, have been duly elected members of the House of Representatives. Special sermons were preached yesterday at St. Paul's Cathedral and St. Peter's Church, in aid of the Melanesian Mission. The congregations at both places of worship were very large, particularly at the evening services, many people having failed to obtain admission. The moruing sermon at the Cathedral was preached by the Bishop of Wellington, and the evening sermon by the Bishop of New Zealand. His Lordship chose for his text Matthew xxiv. 14. The collections amounted to £39 6s. The Bishop of New Zealand preached atJSt. Peter's in thejmorning, from Ezekiel i. 4, 5, 9, 12, and the Rev. A. Stock in the evening. The collections, including the Sunday School children's contribution, amounted to £23 13s Id, making a total of £63 Is Id. The steamers Ruahine, from Sydney, and the Airedale, from Nelson, arrived here on Saturday evening ; and the Wellington, from Manakau, on Sunday morning at half-past three o'clock. The lararua arrived to-day from Melbourne and the South ; and the St. Kilda, from the Chatham Islands, via Napier. At Osgood's Bijou Theatre, on Saturday evening, a crowded house witnessed the performance of " Jocrisse the Juggler" and the burlesque of " Mazeppa." Both pieces were played throughout as well as could he desired, continued applause marking the entire satisfaction of the audience. There 13 an attractive bill announced for performance thia evening, namely, the drama ol

the *• Female of Fortune, or Plot nnd Passion," tlm music oi " Macbeth," ami the '' Commercial Traveller." A telegram front Melbourne, in the Sydney papers, dated the 2i)th June, says r — "The steamship Otago, with the New Zealand English mails, has arrived. She was detained thirty hours at Wellington lor the Auckland mails, and left Dunedin on the 23rd, making the run up in an hour or two over the five days." The Nathan Troupe arrived in Wellington on Saturday evening, ami will commence ft series of entertainments at tde Odd Fellows' Hall this evening. A varied and attractive programme is announced for performance. We olibei ye that Mr. J. Small, the well-known vocalist, is one of the company. The Sydney Empire, l9t Jnly, cays :— Tho following information has just been received by the General Manager, from the Secretary of the P.N.Z. and A.X.M- Company, London: — " It appears not unlikely, that in the course of five or six months* complete telegraphic lines will have been established, between New York and Panama, bringing New Zealand within about twenty-eight days of this country, as a contract ha^been 'iPSeently arranged for a cable betw^j^few York and Havannah, to be completed in June next, and with the intention, it is stated, of continuing it to the Isthmus. " \We (Nelson Examiner) ha\ c to notice the circumstance that Mr. Justice Rich- I mond sat yesterday for the first time in the capacity of a Judge of the Supreme Court in Nelson. If our claims in this respect are somewhat late in being satisfied, we at all events have every reasou to be gratified thut Mr. Justice Richmond is the judge who is to administer the higher branchm of the law amongst us. Where praise is manifestly supeiHuous, it seem 9 almost out o( place to indulge in it, and our praise is clear^ superfluous in the case of Mr. Juatiee Bfichmond, a man whose well known talents, lost to the political arena, have become a gain to the seat of justice, and who brings to every public duty as well as to every private relation, the resources of a mind singularly stored with the richest fruits of culture, and the unaffected kindliness of an amiable and genial disposition. This much, at least, we may be allowed to say, as well as to express our own earnest hope that the climate of Nelson may conduce to the establishment of health and strength in a case where such a result is a matter of national importance. The West Coast Times soys it ia now a very well ascertained fact that a powerful opposition is being organised against the Government of Mr. Moorehouse, and that Westland will furnish the great subjectmatter of contention. Strange rumours reach us from Christchurch of plots that are being hatched. It is scarcely now a matter upon which any concealment is affected, that Mr. Travers — the successor of Mr. Wylde in the representation of Heathcote — aims directly at depriving tfr. Moorhouse of the Superintendency, and at replacing him in that office. The Evening Mail adverts to a scheme which is now afloat, having for its object the erection of a Theatre and Public Assembly Rooms in Neiaon, by a joint stock company, with limited liability, a desideratum which has been much felt on very many occasions. A meeting will be held at the Bank Hotel on Friday evening, which is likely to be very numerously and influentially attended, when the prospectus of the company, aa well as a plan of the proposed building will be submitted. We understand that the projects of this scheme have already received large encouragement, and that there is every prospect that it will be successfully carried out.

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The Evening Post. MONDAY, JULY 8, 1867., Evening Post, Volume III, Issue 124, 8 July 1867

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