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The Evening Star MONDAY, MAY 13, 1889.

Mr F. J. Garrick, ex-member for St. Albans, has been requested to contest the Christchurch North seat. James Simmons has been arrested at Wellington on a warrant issued in the Bankruptcy Court, New Plymouth, on a charge that he is about to leave the colony with a view of embarrassing proceedings in bankruptcy. Letters have been received by the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Masonic Union from Masons in Queensland, congratulating the colony upon the progress the Grand Lodge movement is making, and stating that a similar movement is being commenced in Queensland.

An inquest was held at Blenheim on Saturday on Michael Dowling, who died at the hospital while under chloroform. The post mortem examination showed that deceased's heart was rather enlarged and very pale. No blame was attached to the medical men who administered the chloroform. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased died from the effects of chloroform.

The heavy rain which commenced in Hawke's Bay on Thursday continued for three days. It is several years since the district has had such a glorious downpour. The rain was accompained by a gale, which raised a heavy sea, and the Tarawera and Manapouri, which arrived in the bay on Saturday, could not be tendered. Both steamers were detained till yesterday morning, but as it was still too rough to effect communication they sailed for Auckland and Wellington respectively. The Resident Magistrate at Greymouth has delivered judgment in the illicit distillation cases. He said he had no doubt Taylor had been making the whisky on the premises, and made the whisky seized, but the evidence on that point was defective. However, he found him guilty on two charges. First, for having more than the lawful quantity of spirits in the brewery, for which he would be fined L 25, or three months' imprisonment; second, for having a quantity of spirits in his possession on which duty had not been paid, holding that the onus of proof rested on defendant to show how he came by the spirits, and whether doty was paid. He would be fined on this charge LIOO, or three months' imprisonment. Taylor was taken to gaol. The annual meeting of the Roslyn Institute was held on Saturday night, Mr J. F. Coull (president) occupying the chair. The annual report which was submitted to the meeting stated that the year had been one of steady progress and prosperity. Mr Millar was re-engaged as lib) arian, and had throughout performed his duties with conspicuous diligence, end he had merited the highest praise from all connected with the Institute. To augment the funds of the Institute, the Committee arranged in the month of June for a lecture by the Rev. J. Gibb, and later on for a concert by amateurs. Among others who rendered conspicuous aid in contributing to the success of the undertaking should be mentioned the president and the librarian. There was a steady increase in the number of subscribers, and there was also a reasonable hope that the number would still more increase, as the library was gradually being made more attractive. The report was adopted, as also was the treasurer's balance-sheet, which showed a credit balance of L 6 Os 6d. The following office-bearers were elected for th/e ensuing year:— President, Mr W. A. Stout; vice-president, Mr G. B. Lindsay; treasurer, Mr G. R. Calder; secretary, Mr W. Nicolson ; committee—Messrs G. Armstrong, J. F. Coull, G. Moir, and J. Taylor.

Sergeant Mulville has been transferred to Port Chalmers to relieve Sergeant Finnegan, who comes to North Dunedin. The transfer dates from Wednesday next.

The Minister for Mines arrived at Hokitika by the Stella on Saturday, and proceeded to Ross. He will visit the Cedar Creek reefs, and confer with the various local bodies.

The "express" service was inaugurated to-day, when the train for Christchurch left at 11 a.m., and was fairly well patronised. The Northern express will not reach Dunedin till 8.45 p.m.

Lodge St. Andrew, 5.0., meetat the Masonic Hall tomorrow evening.

A harvest thanksgiving service will bu held in St. Albans Mission Koom, Kaikoiai Valley, on Tussday evening. The East Taieri "harvest home" social was held in the Riccarton Hall on Friday evening, and passed off with pronounced success. The admissions to the Dunedin Hospital last week numbered twenty-one, and there were eleven discharges. There were no deaths. There are at present 109 patients in the institution, or ten more than at the beginning of last week,

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The Evening Star MONDAY, MAY 13, 1889., Evening Star, Issue 7905, 13 May 1889

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The Evening Star MONDAY, MAY 13, 1889. Evening Star, Issue 7905, 13 May 1889

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