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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

♦ Mr. A. Greenfield, S.M., of Palmerston North circuit, will take up Mr. Kenny's work at the Magistrate's Court to-morrow. A book of 46 tickets in the Natives' Association art union was offered by the local branch of the association to be awarded to the oldest native-born New Zealander of European extraction present on the Basin Reserve yesterday. Competitor? were in person to record their names and ages, and lodge proof of birth, with the Sports Secretary. The awards were made as follows — Joseph Pudney, aged 57 years 4 months (prize 23 tickets), 1 ; Arthur Thompson, 56 years 10 months 1 day (prize 13 tickets), 2; Miss Heaphy, 65 years 10 months (prize 10 tickets), 3. Other entrants were— Mrs. Harvey, 55 years 7 months; Geo. Tattle, C. W. Brown, and W. F. Cheeseman, 55 years 4 months. Miss Heaphy was born on Anniversary Day in 1842. The "Wellington Garrison Band has lost one of its most prominent members, in Sergt. M'Donald, who has been compelled to sever his connection after nearly 12 years' service, owing to the pressure of».private business. Sergt. M'Donald bad charge of the band during the absence of Mr. -Herd (Bandmaster) iv England, and his work in drilling the members for the recent contest at Oamaru until his chief's retnrn is highly spoken of by those who noted the progress made by the band under him. The Very Rev. Dr. Watters, Rector of St. Patrick's College, gave the second lecture on his trip to the South Sea Islands last night in the College hall. Dr. Martin, who was to have contributed his share, was unavoidably absent at Dunedin. The lecture, which was fully illustrated by maps and curios, was listened to with attention by the audience, and afterwards the College Minstrels gave an entertainment of considerable excellence. At the conclusion the Rector thanked the boys, and a vote of thanks to the Rector was passed by acclamation.

Having fulfilled its mission of showing the people of the colony the wonderful spectacle of the Diamond Jubilee procession, the Kinematograph is returning to Wellington for a farewell season of three nights, begining on Saturday at the Exchange Hall. In addition to the Jubilee pictures, which must, still sustain a large amount of interest, tho machine has a number of new views to show, including an illusionary item known as (t Faust Up-to-Date,'' which is one of ths longest films 33 r et exhibited in the colony, and is full of startling realistic effects. Other new pictures include a bull fight, big gun practice by artillery, a cross-oouutry steeplechase, a skating scene, the arrival of the Boulogne express, lady acrobats, &c. Messrs. Andrew Collins and Edmond Carrigan, Justices, occupied the Bench at the Magistrate's Court this morning. Two first offenders were convicted and discharged for drunkenness. Wm. E. Deinpsey, on remand from yesterday's sitting, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for indecency in Marion-street on the Bth inst. Messrs. Geo. Robertson & Co., jof Sydney, are reviving their magazine, The Antipodean, which has been discontinued for about two years. On this occasion the veuture is only to be tried as an annual one, and it promises to be a literary feature of the Christmas season. The editors are Messrs. A. B. Paterson ("The Banjo") and G. Essex Evans, and the art department is under the direction of Mr. Prank Mahony. The list of contributors includes the best known names in Australasia; such as Victor Daley, Ed. Dyson, Henry Liwsoii, 'Brunton Stephens, Ethel Turner, Rolf Boldrewood, and of course the editors. Lawson's sketch is called " A Daughter of Maoriland," and Stephens's is said to be " the best piece of verse work ever written in Australia." Mr. E. T. Sayers, Secretary of the New Zealand Cyclists' Touring Club, who returned from Auckland last night, leaves for Christchurch to-morrow for the purpose of representing the club at the Metropolitan Cycle Show in Christqliurch. The Governor has accepted the position of President of the associatibn. Mr. J. W. Browne, who has been appointed chief consul in Auckland, is busily engaged in appointing club hotels and additional consuls in that district. New Zealand has for years been the home of an old and respected retired journalist settler, whose brother, Dr. James H. Wilson, the well-known- Congregational minister, died in London a few weeks ago. Dr. Wilson was 87 at the time of his death, and had divided his life between journalism and the work of the Congregational Union. He was an Aberdonian by birth, and in the days of the Chartist movement went to Birmingham to edit the Pilot, which advocated Chartism without recourse to physical force. Among his contributors were Robert Buchanan and Herbert Spencer, the latter having a column to himself in which he published some of his earliest writings on sociology. Dr. Wilson was at different times connected with various other papers, and was for a considerable period the Northern correspondent of the Times. He was offered by that journal the post of war correspondent during the Crimean campaigns, but in 1853 severed almost all connection with journalism, devoting his energies to evangelical work. He was secretary of the Congregational Home Mission Society, and iv his later days of the Memorial Hall and Library, Farringdonstreet, London. Dr. Wilson, like his brother in Wellington, was a link between the present and the past. Besides the Chartist movement, he had taken an aotive part in the Corn Law agitation, and in the progress of political and religious liberty. A case which will attract the widest public interest is to be tried at the Supreme Court at Blenheim on the 25th inst. This is an action brought by Mr. Chas. H. Mills, Government Whip, against the Otago Daily Time's Company and the Christchurch Press Company for publishing an extract from a Northern newspaper in reference to the removal of Constable Jeffreys from Picton. Mr. Mills claims £1000 from each of the papers interested. The defence of the journals is that they simply published what had appeared in the other papers and that they were privileged. They have subpoeuaed the Premier, the Minister for Justice, and Lieut.-Col. Hume. The two former will no doubt plead that their Parliamentary duties will prevent them attending the Court. The defendants accordingly are going to apply for an adjournment of the case till the session ends, Application will be made on Friday to the Chief Justice in Wellington to adjourn the cases as suggested. Mr. Jellicoe is appearing for Mr. Mills, and Sir Robert Stout for the defendant newspaper companies. The General Post Office has received advice that the mails per R.M.S. Ballaarat, which left Melbourne on sth October, arrived in London on the night of the Bth November, one day early. In spite of last night's unpleasant weather many hundreds of people attended Mr. John Puller's popular concert and exhibition of Myrioramic views of Windsor and North Wales at the Skating Rink. Mr. Fuller sang in his usual acceptable manner " Let Me Like a Soldier Fall," " Geraldine," and " The Death of Nelson," and also took part in the trios " De Ole Banjo " and " Matrimonial " with Messrs. Walter Fuller and Howard Chambers, and in the duet " Love and War " with Mr. Chambers. " The Flight of Ages," and "The Song that Reached my Heart" were capitally sung by Miss Hettie Warden. Mr. Chambers was in capital voice, and did full justice to "Soldiers of the Queen,", "A Hundred Fathoms Deep," " Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," and "In Cellar Cool." The recitation "Curfew shall Not Ring Tonight" was splendidly given by Miss Lydia Walters. Tb.9 remaining items were a humorous song, " The Story of a Kiss," by Mr. John Flora, and pianoforte and organ selections by Mr. Walter Fuller. The views were very beautiful, and an interesting description of each wa9 given by Mr. [ .Walter Fuller. Another entertainment will be given this night week, the 17th inst. Thomas's Hall looked •very pretty last night, when the first annual ball of the Carter's Mutual Provident Society was held. The affair passed off very enjoyably under the management of a committee of which Mr. W. Crombie was President and Mr. C. D. Hargreaves Secretary, Fischer's String Band supplying the music. Keen interest is being taken by the members of the Wellington branch of the Natives' Association in the election of five committeemen, which takes place at Thomas's Hall to-morrow night. Four notices in regard to the "ticket" committee appear in our advertising columns. There is sure to be a large attendance at the meeting. Mr. Blair's Te Aro Committee in thß Mayoralty contest will meet this evening in the room above Mr. King's music warehouse, Manners-street. The Central Committee will meet to-morrow at No. 21, Willis-street. Mr. Bland Holt has received in Christchurch a cable message ratifying his purchase of the rights for Australasia of the great sensational Drury Lane drama, " The White Heather," by the authors of the " Derby Winner." The Hon. Treasurer of the Sailors' Restacknowledges receipt of the following donations :— Messrs. Huddart, Parker & Co., Mrs. H. P. Rawson, and Captain Rose, £1 Is each; Captain Reed, of barque Devonport, £2 ; collected by Mrs. Spencer — Mrs. Rhodes, £2 2s; Miss Holmes, 10s; Mrs. G. B. Brown, Mrs. J. H. Williams, and Mr. Thos. Walker, 5s each j Mesdames Malcolmson, M'Pherson, and Knowles, "s 6d each ; Friends, Ss ; from e.s. Waihora, 9s 2d.

The donations to the prize fund of the Wellington Agricultural and Pastoral Association already amount to about £SQO (double what has been received for any previous show in this district), and others art expected. Minifies Band has been engaged to play on the people's day. Lincoln sheep will be a particularly strong class, and merinos from Hawkes Bay aud Marlborough will be shown for the first time for some years. The arrangements in connection with the luncheon have been left in the hands of Messrs. M. Kennedy, F. Bradey, and R. Wilberfoss (Hon. Treasurer). The President (Mr. D. Sladden), the Secretary (Mr. G. H. Scales), aud Messrs. W. G. Foster and J. G. Restell will represent the Association at the Canterbury Show. A meeting of the creditors in the estate of J. F. Meroier, bankrupt, was held in the Assignee's office this morning. The debtor said h,e was working casually at 9s a day, had no expectations, and could make no offer. The only two creditors present admitted that Mercter's case was one of misfortune, and said they would not stand in the way of ' his discharge. The meeting adjourned sine die. The third annual supper of the Central Pharmaceutical Society was held at the Trocadero last night. About 30 members and guests sat down — Mr. G. W, Wilton presiding— and a very pleasant evening was spent. The fourth annual social gathering of the Women's Social and Political League will be held in Thomas's Hall on Monday next. „ The Secretary, iv another column, notifies where tickets can be obtained. A number of valuable city properties, ■whiph wero own«d by tbe late Mr. A. P. Stuart, are to be submitted to publics auotion early next month. The details are notified in a preliminary advertisement in another oolumn. Soira of the most beautiful dress goods ever offered to the publio are now on view at Te Aro House. The colourings and designs are aunerb, and, as usual, our prices are correct. Bright Sicilian alpacas, in new and beautifnl shades, 46in wide, 2s 9dyard, worth 3s 9d. Bright .silk lustres, in light shades, sky, pink, grern, apricot, &c, 44in, 3s 6d yard, usually 4s lid. Sicilian alpacas, heavy make, suitable for skirt and jaoket costume, 48in wide. 3s 3d yard, recently 4s 6d. Sifk and wool griselle lustres, 42in wide, 2s 6d yard, worth 3a lid. Cream brocb.6 lustres, 42in wide, 2s 9d and 3s 6d. Cream Sicilian alpacas, 44in wide, 2s 9d to 4s lid. Cream lustres, ,4tin wide, from Is lid. A splendid assortment of black broche alpacas, newly opened up, and marked at exceptionally low prices, Is lid, 2s 3d, 2s 6d, 2s 9d, 2s lid, 3a 3d, 3s 6d, to 5s 6d, splendid value. Plain black lustre»=gewfc*»jght and bright finish, exceptional value, la lid yard. A unique assortment of new robes, tancy tweeds, serges, Ac, at Te Aro House. — Advt.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 114, 10 November 1897

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 114, 10 November 1897

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