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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1889.

Major Kemp, the famous Wanganui chief, is reported to be dying.

The Macandrew road School Committee have adopted the holidays adopted by the Conference.

At Wanganui yesterday a professional beggar named Johns was sent to gaol for two months.

The New Zealand, Pacific, and Masterton Lodges have declared in favor of the Grand Lodge movement. Messrs C. Moeller and D. Young are candidates for the vacancy in the West Harbor Borough Council, A Goat Valley (Wanganui) settler named Russell was thrown out of a cart yesterday, and received such severe injuries that his recovery is doubtful. The West Harbor Borough Council accepted the resignation of Mr James Bain, as a councillor for St. Leonards Ward, and granted leave to Cr George on the ground of ill-health. Cr Mathews asked for seven months’ leave while he visited England, but the request was declined. The anniversary tea meeting in connection with the Port Chalmers Congregational Church was held yesterday afternoon. The report stated that there were eighty-one members on the roll, but a large number of adherents had left for other parts. There were 188 children on the Sunday school roll. The Ladies’ Sewing Meeting had raised Lll of the L6O spent on repairs to the church for the year. Addresses were delivered, and the choir sang several anthems during the evening. At the regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew, held at Masonic Hall last night, on the motion of Bro. D, Cherrie, P.M., seconded by Bro. W. Jeffrey, P.M., the following resolution wasunanimously passed: —"That Lodge St. Andrew, No. 482, S.C., does not at present see its way to move in the direction of a Grand Lodge for New Zea land, but will remain adherent to the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and further regrets that the matter of the formation of a grand lodge should have been gone about in so irregular and precipitate a way.” Among the freight by the s.s, Nuddea to Melbourne last week were several Sikhs, tall and swarthy, and intended, it is said, for police purposes. On deck there were illustrations of Oriental tent life, and the occupants comprised Indian jugglers, acrobats, and magicians. There were also three ex-Queens of Oude, or ladies from the royal harem of that country. Along with the troupe there were ajso a calf with five legs and a Brahmin bull broken to harness. Two hybrids or monkey boys were also on board. This heterogeneous collection is to be shown in conjunction with Washburne’s managerie, which arrived recently from India. Some people have a curious idea of what constitutes marriage. At the Masterton Resident Magistrate's Court a Swede named Maurice Johnston, who was summoned for the maintenance of his illegitimate child, on being sworn, said: "Ipromised to marry the girl to a certain extent, by living with the girl if I could agree with her.” Then he went on to say that after trying the experiment, and finding her temper not np to the requisite standard, he ordered her home, and offered to pay for the " youngster.” She objected, and ho then said he would keep her as a servant, provided she behaved herself properly. During his absence, however, she brought a sister and a young man to their domestic establishment, and then war was declared. Johnston was ordered to pay 6s per week, and informed that if he failed to pay, or tried to leave the district, he would be at once arrested under warrant. The ordinary meeting of the Kaikorai School Committee last night was attended by Messrs Duncan (chairman), Archer, Cailton, Fraser, Moir, and Stout. The head-master’s report showed the average attendance for the past four weeks to be : Boys 293, girls 248, total 641; and the number at present on a purged roll as boys 324, girls 289, total <513, With respect to the establishment of evening classes, the secretary was instructed to advertise in the daily papers for applications from youths desirous of joining a night school, the names to be sent to the nead-master not later than Tuesday next. The Committee decided not to give any specific instructions to the delegates with reference to the subjects coming before the School Committees' Conference, further than instructing them to endeavor to arrange for uniformity among the Dunedin and pqbprbnn schools in the granting of holidays,

Mr Musgrove, of the Melbourne triurn* virate, was a witness in the case against Mr Loudin, of the Jubilee Singers, and in the course of his evidence said:—“lt was the duty of an advance agent to secure a hall, see that it was clean and well lighted, that the entertainment was properly advertised, and as much public attention drawn to it as possible. The salary was from L 6 to LlO per week. His firm did not pay travelling expenses. If the agent was too far ahead, he would be called back to do what the manager liked, if the company were stopping two or three months in a place. If the agent had to use intelligence as to route, etc., he would get more. Mr R. S. Smythe had L2O per week from their firm for a tour through New Zealand, but he had general charge of it. The advance agent had Llo.’

Saturday return tickets from May 22 to 25 will be issued by the department. Officers of the District Grand Lodge, E. 0., are requested to attend the installation Lodge St. John, Mosgiel, on Thursday evening.

A monster potato (lapstone kidney), grown at Seacliff Asylum, is on view at Mr Pryor’s shop in the cutting. It weighs 81b, and is lljin in length. Our Invercargill correspondent wires that the Simonsen Company opened there last night in ‘ Mari tana,’ and that Miss Elsa May scored a genuine success in the title r6le. The winter show of the Dunedin Horticultural Society will be held in the Garrison Hall to-morrow. The display of fruit and chrysanthemums promises to be unusually good, and there are, we understand, a large number of entries from the Oamaru district. The number and quality of the exhibits should ensure a large attendance. The forthcoming season of English and comic opera, which commences next Tuesday, promises to be very successful. The Hobart 1 Mercury is very high in its praise of the company, and speaking of Miss Elsa May says:—“ Miss Elsa May as 1 Margherita ’ was faultless in her acting throughout, although in her opening vocal efforts she was not in her best voice. Her final items, however, were faultless, and this was testified to by her auditory Her best items were the concluding portion of the garden scene duet, and the final appeal for heavenly forgiveness. In this last she appeared to better advantage than anything previously sung by her in Hobart, and the shower of bouquets and flowers which followed its conclusion was a worthy tribute to the pathos and musical beauty of the rendering.” The box plan is now open, when season and single tickets may be obtained, and seats secured for any night during the season.

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1889., Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1889. Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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