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The Legislative Council yesterday put the following Bills through their final slaves :■ Fencing Act Amendment Bill, Aid to Public Works (Loan) Bill, Dairy Industry, .and Plinrmaoy Bill. The Rabbit-nettiug Bill and the Land Drainage Bill were reported from Committee, and the Canterbury College Powers Bill was read a second time. The House of Representatives dealt with the Railways Authorisation Bill, the Juries Act Amendment, Law Practitioners Act Amendment, the Reserves, Endowments', &c, Bill, and the Homing Pigeons Bill. Through the courtesy of Mr. Tunbridge, Commissioner of Police, we are enabled to stale that the exppnse* incurred in America in connection with the extradition of. Dr. Orpen, who was arrested in San Prancisco for the alleged murder of the girl M'Callutn in Auckland — of which he has since been found Not Guilty — amounted to £259, an account for which has just been received from tbe United States Government. The i amount is a very reasonable one compared with the sum ol over £4000 which represented the expenses-i ncurred in America before Butler, the New South Wales murderer, was sent back to Sydney, and which amount the Government of the colony was asked to pay. • ' It has been slated in some quarters that the Freight Reduction Committee has chartered a vessel to load wool this season for London, but we learn that there is no ground for the rumour, as the Committee does not contemplate, and never lias entertained, such a step. At the same time, it is not unlikely that more than one vessel will be loaded by private enterprise. Mr. John Kerr, of the Stock Department, at present stationed in the Waikato district, has been transferred to the Wairarapa, but owing to the illness of the Waikato Inspector, he will be unable to take up his new duties at once. Dr. Ginders, Medical Superintendent of Uie Government Sanatorium at Rotorua (father of Mr. Ginders, dental surgeon, of Masterton), has beeu compelled, owing to ill-health, to send in his resignation. We are sorry to learn that he is in a critical state. Mr. Ashcroft, Coroner, held eight inquests during the month just ended, three of which were upon cases of suicide. Many of our readers will learn with pleasure that Mr. Philip Hume, of the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's staff in Port Chalmers, who has undergone a very critical operation at his parents' residence on Wellington - terrace, is progressing favourably, and will soon be about again. A four -roomed cottage, at Hokowitu, occupied by Mrs. M'Fadden, and owned by Snow & Co., was destroyed by fire on Monday night. The building was insured for £100 iv the New Zealand Office and the furniture for £100 iv the Royal.

The reraaius of Mr. Chas. Hulke were privately interred in the Karori Cemetery this morning. Only two carriages followed the hearse. The first contained Mr. H. Davidson (executor of deceased's estate), the Rev. Wm. Shirer (who performed the burial service), Mr. J. P. Luke (Chairman of the Newtown School Committee), and Mr. C. Bary (first assistant ' master of the school) ; and the second Mr. Colin Campbell (captain of the Melroae Footbnll Club, of which Mr. Hulke was President for the 1897-98 term), and Messrs. J. W. Davis, A. Campbell, and L. Warwick. Some hundreds of scholars were drawn up in front of the Newtown School, and great was the disappointment when they were told they could not follow the funeral. Nearly every child carried either a wreath or a bunch of flowers. As they could not follow the he«irse, the teachers of the school marshalled the children and took them by another route to the cemetery, and as the cortege entered the gates the scholars formed a double line through which the carriages passed. Handsome wreaths were sent by the teaching staff of the Newtown School, the German Liedertufel, the Melrose Football Cluh, and friends of the deww^t, The Victoria Rebekah Lodge, 1.0.0. F., at its regular meeting last night— the N.G., Sister Fulton, presiding—expressed deep regret at the death of Mr C Hulke, who was an old member of the lodge vL 'WW 8 meeting "of city ratepayers at Nfewtovvn.Hhe Chairman (Mr. C. M. Luke) made sympathetic reference to the late Mr. Hulke. He pointed out how much the deceased gentleman had identified himself with the interests of Newtown, and how affectionately he was regarded by the children, and concluded by moving a vcte of j.yfapathy'with the deceased's relations and I dear&t{ friends.; The motion was agreed to, all present standing as a mark of respect. The dramatic entertainment given in St. Peter's Schoolroom last evening attained the happy result of pleasing a large audience and assisting— we should say to a very satisfactory extent— the funds of the church choir, for whose benefit the entertainment was arranged. This is just as it should be if amateur effort for a cause which needs assistance is to be encouraged. The programme opened with the charming little operetta written by Mr. Charles Vincent on a romantic hour in the life of "A Persian Princess," and it was capitally performed Miss Ross taking the principal character' that of the heroine, the Princess Zobeide. There were maids of honour in the gorgeous costumes of the East, minstrels, dancers, gipsies with castanet and tambourine, and' mountaineers in russet and brown, and the revels lasted just an hour by the time response J had been made to the claims for repetition of theseveral pretty songs, choruses, and dances. The minor characters of Sadie and Amine, maida of honour, were assumed by Misses E. Ro/3s and Palmrr; Maimourne, the Gipsy Queen, by Mixs Young ; Esmeralda, a minstrel, by Miss R. Young ; and Badoura, a mountaineer, by Mies Kirkcaldie. Incidentally the spectators were treated to a fan dance by little Miss Tegetmeier; a merry dance by minstrels and handmaidens; a ribbon dance by most of the company ; a graceful skirt dance by Misses Greenfield and Gibb , and the castanet dance from " The Gondoliers " by the Misses Tabuteau — two clever little dancers, and one such a j mere dot that after the dance the imperious Princess impulsively gathered her up into her arms and kissed her before the applauding audience. The operetta, for which Dr. Fyffe played the piano music, was followed by the little love story which Mr. W. S. Gilbert tells so delightfully in his early comedy " Sweethearts," and which was performed by Dr. and Mrs. Purdy and Mr. A. Stevens. The fourth character of the maid was missing, but the piece went very smoothly, though perhaps we may be pardoned for suggesting that Mrs. Purdy would greatly improve an already good performance if she spoke her lines more deliberatelj', and Mr. Stevens should adapt himself more naturally to his part of a gardener, and not that of an American citizen. The Court of Appeal reserved its judgment in the case of John and Alexander Finlay v. H. W. Bishop, S.M., and John Barrett, relating to a judgment on a claim under the Fencing Act. The Court afterwards began another fencing case, between Thomas York, of Waikari, sheepfarmer, appellant (defendant in the Court below), and William Vincent, of Heathstock, sheepfarmer, respondent (plaintiff in the Court below). Mr. Justice Denniston had given judgment in the plaintiff's favour, and the defendant now appealed on the grounds that the properties are not contiguous within the meaning of the 20th sectiou of the Fencing Act; that the evidence did not justify the inference that the fence was intended to be a permanent give-and-tako fence within the meaning of the Act ; that the plaintiff is not tntitled to insist on the fence being maintained in its original position; that the defendant is entitled to insist on the fence being removed to the actual boundary of his land, or as near it as practicable, or to a give-and-take line to be determined in case of difference of opinion by the Magistrate; that the defendant having acquired a title under the Land Transfer Act without fraud his land is not affected by the parol agreement referred to in the pleading and judgment ; and that the judgment is erroneous and ought to be revised. Messrs. H. D. Bell and Wilding appeared for the appellaut and Mr. Stringer for the respondent. The argument was going on to-day. A wedding was celebrated in Auckland last week, the principals of which are well known in the musical circles of the colony. Mons. Henri Casier, son of Baron Desire Casier, of .Belgium, and Assistant Superintendent of the Citizens' Life Society in Auckland, was married to Miss T. A. Hargrave, fourth daughter of Captaiu Hargrave, and niece of Mr. Paul Coffey, of this city. The ceremony was performed at St. Patrick's Cathedral by the Rev. Father Croke. The bride, who wore a handsome silk embroidered cream costume, was attended by her sister, Miss Clara Hargrave, as bridesmaid. Mr. T. A. Louergan was best man. A number of defended civil actions were heard by Mr. H. Eyre Kenny, S.M., yesterday afternoon. Defendant was given judgment, with £1 Is costs, in the case J. Murphy v. A. Howard, a claim for £10, rent alleged to be due. Mr. F. J. Rolleston appeared for Howard, plaintiff not being represented by counsel. The case of G. H. Groves v. H. Bender, a claim for £2 9s for work done, was met with a counter-claim for £4 17s for hire of a boat, damage to sails, &o. Mr. Tanner appeared for defendant. Plaintiff secured judgment for £1 7s 6d. Norah M'Donald sued Heuare Kipa (defended by Mr. Cooper) for £6 14s 6d, balance of board and lodging account, but got judgment for only £3 16s 6d. A little girl named Elizabeth Dunstau, at the iustauce of her mother, claimed three weeks' wages, 12s, from Mrs. Lillie Winter. There appeared to be some trouble as to the child working for Mrs. Winter, who, the girl herself stated, had been very kind to her, and the Magistrate observed that the girl seemed to be far better off with defendant than at her own home, and advised the mother to let her remain with Mrs. Winter. Judgment went iv favour of defendant. The annual show of the Wairarapa and East Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association will begin at Carter ton to-morrow. The grounds have been improved in several respects since the last show was held. Most complete arrangements have been made this year, and f the entries are larger than usual. It is expected that many people from Wellington will be present on the second day of the ehovv (Friday),

At, yesterday's meeting of the Trustee^ of the Bene volant Institution-Mr f'*-*W lis in the ohair-the Master of the Ohiro roud Home reported that there 06 inmate* at date-04 men and 32 women. An i oul-ol-work tailor, aged 59, applied for relief. H» had tried all along the coast from N.pjer to Wellington, and also in the bush districts and in town, but was unable to get work He had been told that he was " too old, but felt that there was plenty of work m him yet. " The fact is," he added, we me* are being thrown out of employment by the women." The Trustees sent the man. to the Home for a week, telling him that he would be allowed an opportunity in the meantime to look for something to do Accounts amounting to £321 were passed for payment. The remaining business wat of an ordinary character. To celebrate the opening of the new clu'fc rooms at No. 21, Willis-street, the member* of the Port Nicholson Cycling Club held s smoke concert last evening, Mr. T. M. Wilford iv the chair. Among the toasts honoured were "The Port Nicholson Cycling Club" (proposed by Mr. T. M'lntyre, and replied to by the captain, Mr. Penney); "Kindred Sports," proposed by Mr. F. M. Lisle, and respouded to, on behalf of cycling, by Mr. A. E. G». Homer ; " The Cycling Trade," proposed by Mr. W. A Thomson, and acknowledged by Messrs. T. Inglis and Goodwin. Songs were given by Messrs. T. M. Wilford, P. G. Jeffries, C. E. Thomson, Edwards, Hale, and Izett; a recitation by Mr. E. J. Wilkins, and a capitally-played banjo and guitar duet by Messrs. Barnett and Sinclair. The annual statutory public meeting convened by the trustees of the Hutt Park was held at the Railway Hotel, Lower Hutt, yesterday afternoon. The Chairman, Mr. W. A. Fitzherbert, submitted a balamje-sheet which, showed a sum of £47 16s 7d in hand. Mr; Miller drew attention to the trustees paying so disproportionate an amount (£25) of the rent received for an additional portion of ground not in the trust which was leased to suit the convenience of the Racing Club. He also suggested that in holding tha meetings during the afternoon the convenience of the public was not considered. After some discussion it was decided to adjourn the meeting until Tuesday next, at 8 p.m., at the Lower Hutt Oddfellows' Hall. The first of the bowling matches of tba season between Scotchmen and the World will be played on the Wellington Bowling Club's green on Saturday afternoon. Th« tennis court which has been formed at th« southern end of the green, for the use ot members and their friends, will also ba opened for play on Saturday. The Star of Newtown Lodge, 1.0. G.T., held its weekly meeting in the Trinity Wesleyan Schoolroom last evening. Th 6 following officers were installed by Bro. A, P. Hope, D.C.T., assisted by Bro. Cook and Sis. Weaver, of the Pioneer Lodge : — C.T., Sis. H. Tyson; V.T., Sis. 0. E. Green; Secretary, Bro. A. R. Stone; F.S., Bro. Higginbottom ; Treasurer, Bro. J. Gridley « Chaplain, Sis. L. Robertson ; Marshal, Bro, W. H. Howe; D.M., Sis. M.Tyson; Guard Bro. G. H. Greig; Sentinel, Bro. A Thompson ; P.C.T., Bro. W. Cox ; Pianist, Sis. F. Higginbottom; Press Reporter, Bro, A. P. Hope. The third of the special Christmas issues of New Zealand's enterprising weekly paperi to reach us is that of the Weekly Press, clothed in a striking pictorial cover representing a group of five Maoriland birds, The coloured supplement, reproduced from a photographic stud} 7 of " A Maori Princess," which is given with the number is a good piece of chromo-lithographic work. But in a land where there are no princes, bow comes it that we have princesses ? But it is in it* special articles, all of which are 'liberally illustrated with fine half-tone engravings, that the number will attract attention both at home and abroad. Mr. Malcolm Rosi writes as only he can write upon " The Northern Alps of New Zealand," and also upon a trip "Down the Wauganui River;" Mr. C. H. Inglis deali with an expedition "Up the "Wanganui River;" "A Trip to Ruapehu" is recounted by Mr. Russell Duncan ; whilst Mr. Walter Burke, F.R.P.S., describes and illustrates "Three Weeks on a Golden Coast" (South Island) ; and Mr. H. R. Parkinson tells of - " The Huudred Isles of Fiji." In fiction also, the number is strong, including as it does stories from the pens of such popular masters of the art as Messrs. H. G. WellSj C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne, Justin M'Carthy, Anthony Hope, and Dr. Conan Doyle. la the illustrated articles colonials are enabled to give friends and relatives in the Old World a fair idea of some of the natural wonders of this Greater Britain of tha South. The Thorndon Wesleyan Guild has ar» • ranged to close its winter session on 15th inst. with an entertainment in aid of tha trust funds. The committee is arranging for a picnic at Young's Gardens at Karori on Prince of Wales's Birthday. The ladder tournament of the Wellington Chess Club is making slow progress, owing to the illness of some members and the business engagements of others. Additional to the results already published, Barne9 has beaten Mackay and Jones has beaten Danka in the first of the three games that thesa respective pairs have to jlay. Brown has challenged Barraud, who recently beat Kelling, the man previously above him in the " ladder." Mr. T. M. Wilford, who lately gave such, pleasure to theatre-goers by his acting in the part of Harry Sherwood in " Dorothy," has been offered and has accepted the part of Litterly in " The Amazons," which is to bs performed by " The Thespians " on 29th and 30th November. Another local favourite lias also been secured in the person of Mr. N. Bell, who will take the part of Fitton, the gamekeeper. A general meeting of the Lancashire; Society of Wellington will Ije held at the Trocadero at 7 o'clock this evening, and at 8 o'clock a visit will be, paid by the York' shire Society of New Zealaud. Mr. Frauk Lawton, who has been studying at Mr. Gilford's Navigation School, Wellington, has passed his examination as matt of a Home-trade passenger ship. Jupp's Band will give a performance ie the Basin Reserve to-night. A collection will be made in aid of their expenses o[ attending the Palmerston contest. By notice in another column members of the Veterans' Association are invited la atteud the funeral of Captain Brewer, N.Z.M. The first of two performances, with the object of assisting the funds of the Societies for the Protection of Women and Children, and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal I',1 ', will be given at the Opera House this evening. His Excellency the Governor and the Countess of Raufurly will be present, and the excellent dramatic and musical programme which has been prepared should give the audience every satisfaction. The conversazione in connection with St. Peter's Club will be held iv the schoolroom, Ghuznee-street, to-morrow evening. Tlui programme, of which the main features will be the performance of the characteristic, sketch " Bubbles " by the Hutt amateurs and a comedy farce by members of the club, is outlined in another column. With the view of showing the progress o! the vocal and instrumental music pupils of St. Mary's Convent, a concert will be given in the Academy of Arts on Monday next. Tickets, of which there are only a limited number, may be obtained at the Dresden. 'The annual meeting of the Wellington Amateur Swimming Club will be held at the Trocadero on Friday evening.

In accordance with the usual custom of the Education Board, applications for the vacancy in the Newtown Sohool caused hy the death of Mr. Hulke will be advertised for almost immediately. The applications will be considered at the next meeting of the Board. Arrangements have been made for Mr. Bary (first assistant master) to take charge of the school until a head master is appoiuted, and the Board's relieving teacher, Mr. Davidson, will assist the staff. A constable in Napier has been retired from the Force for having been off his beat, and having entered a hotel for a drink. Mr. T. E. Donne, Traffio Manager, has been holding an enquiry into a charge preferred against two porters at one of the Hawkes Bay railway stations of having tampered with parcels. The evidence has been forwarded to' the Minister for Bailways. At last night's meeting of the Hope of Petone Lodge, I.O.G.T.,thf> followingofficers nere installed by Bro. G. Jones, I/.D. : — C.T.. Bro. J. W. List ; P.C.T., Bro. Ralph ; Sec, Bro. M'Evven ; M., Bro. Turner ; 1.G., Bro. Lawry ; 0.G., Bro. A. Jones ; Chaplain, Sis. Bowen : Treasurer, Sis. Lilley ; A.S., Bro. Stokes ; F.S., Bro. Guthrie. In the Magistrate's Court this morning David Stuart was convicted and discharged for having been found by night without lawful excuse in an enclosed yard, the police stating that accused was a respectable man. Henry Clark, for leaving his express unattended on the wharf, was fined ss, with 11s costs. The Beotor and Fathers of St. Patrick's College advertise an invitation to all friends and well-wishers of the College to the annual sports, which will be held to-morrow. At a special summoned meeting of the Lady Ranfurly Lodge, U.A.0.D., held last night, the rules were read and adopted, and two candidates were initiated. At a meeting of the Committee of the Petone Scottish Society held last evening, it was decided to celebrate St. Andrew's Day by holding an ingleside. A haggis will form the principal feature of the refreshments. Mrs. Male, of Lambton-quay, specialist in coats and skirts, claims that she is first in those costumes. Mr. G. T. White, jeweller, of Lambtonquay, claims to have the largest private collection in Australasia of brooches, bangles, Btuda, and scarf-pins, his stock being replenished by every direct steamer, as well as from his own factory. He also 6ets out in his advertisement his specialities in gold and silver watches, clocks, rings, &c, and various kinds of greenstone and silver goods. Messrs. A. G. Tame & Co. will sell tomorrow, at their saleyards, Taita, by order of -the Public Trustee in the estate of Mr. G_ S. Goss, a flock of ewes, lambs, and mixed sheep ; for other vendors, dairy cattle, faorses, pigs, poultry, &c. On Friday, at their salerooms, they will sell five cases of Japanese goods and curios. These are now on view, as well as a large quantity of new *nd second-hand furniture. Messrs. Macdonald, Wilson & Co. advertise for sale by auction on Friday, 11th November, two first-class cottage properties in HansonBtreet. The houses are described as new and faithfully built, and are situated in a firstclass locality, within easy walking distance of the city. Messrs. Harcourt & Co. are instructed to sell by auction on Tuesday, 29th of November, Mr. Lett's property at Kaitoke. The soil is said to be all that can be desired for dairy purposes, or the property would suit anyone who desired a choice country reBideuce, there being a good eight-roomed konse on the property and all outbuildiugs. There is also good fishiner to be had.

A lady said the other day she bought some articles at our store cheaper than she bought jsimilar articles at the Army and Navy Stores in London. It could happen. It often suits English makers to sell cheaper for export than for home trade* Amongst other reasons they have to meet American and German prices. Then perhaps there was no duty on the articles, and we asked a very small profit; or, again, when a line of goods is offered at less than landed cost price, we have the cash to buy it. We put a moderate profit on the goods, and sell them almost as cheap as we bought them. It shows that you cannot afford to overlook our store when you want to buy ironmongery or furnishing goods. Just now our prices are very low. Every article is reduced. We have a sale on. It closes at 10 o'clock next Saturday night. Wilkina & Field, Ironmongers and Importers, Manners-street, Wellington. — Advt.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Evening Post, Volume LVI, Issue 107, 2 November 1898

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