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Inspector Emerson, on leavingHokitika, was presented with a purse of sixty sovereigns.

All the cases set down for hearing at to-day's sitting of the Resident Magistrate's Court were either struck out or adjourned.

responsible for the whole of the balance 1 is not admissible. The career of

1 Lodge Southern Star, S.C, (Geraldine), ' has declared for the Grand Lodge move-

menl. Hugh M'Leod, of Morefield, a Rosshire crolter, is !?-:' to be the oldest man in Great Uiitaii/, he being now in hie 107 th year. Ho is hale and hearty, and daily carries three-quarters of a hundred-weight of peat a mile up hid to his house. He is said to be a great chewer of tobacco, Mr J. S. Hickson, Resident Magistrate at Clyde, is about to proceed to Invercargill and relieve Mr M'Culloch, who has obtained two months' leave of absence. Mr J. N. Wood, of Nascby, will take charge of Mr Hickson's district in addition to his present duties. It is probable that at the expiration of the two monthß further changes will take place. At the banquet given by the Arrowtown people to Mr G. H. Boyd, late manager of the local branch of the Bank of New Zealand, a Mr Graham said that the local farmers were handicapped by the railway tariff, on account of which they might debit themselves Is per bushel to bring them equal with Dunedin; and a Mr Campbell, as showing the value of the agricultural land in the district, mentioned that he had taken 600 sacks of wheat off fifty-seven acres. It will be news to many people that we now have a New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. The Fine Arts Association in Wellington has been dissolved and reformed, and incorporated under the more ambitious title. Government have vested in the

Academy a site on the reclaimed land, and funds are now being raised to erect a building thereon. Several handsome donations have already been received, the list being beaded by Mr Levin, Mrs Rhodes, and the president (Mr Charles D. Barraud) with LSO each. There are now at the Costley Institute, Auckland, some twenty-three lads, a number of whom are learning trades and at work in various ways, while some are still attending the district public school. All these lads are picked out of the Kohimarama Industrial School. About half a dozen more are to be taken from that institution, which will be as many as the funds of the trust will maintain at the present time. The Institute will accommodate thirty-five children if required. But for the prompt action of Messrs John Barron and Peter M'Gregor on Saturday night, a serious fire might have occurred in the heart of the City. These gentlemen were standing near Messrs Scoullar and Chisholm's premises in Rattray street, when they noticed that the curtains on one of the windows of a small confectionery shop near the Crown Hotel had caught fire. They rushed over at once, and succeeded in extinguishing the flames before any damage worth speaking of was done. The curtains were ignited by some young children care lessly placing j. candle near them.

MollisoD, Mills, and Co. have just received on« case of wool opera hoods.—[AnvT.] 'as Inaes and M'Farlane's clothing fictory on Friday Misses Johnston and Austin were pretented with dinner services aa marriage gifts.

Highland Rifles parade on Friday first, the 24th, at 9.15. Water bottles will be served out to-morrow (Tuesday) night to every member. The admissions to the Dunedin Hospital last week were s van and the discharges seven. The number of indoor patients at present is 103. There were no deaths,

At the fortnightly meeting of Court Excel sior, A.0.F., held in the Council Chambers, Mornington, Bro. Norman, I'.C.R., presiding, an official visit was received from Court St. Andrew. The health of the visitors was proposed by Bro. Norman, and responded to by Bro. Dunn, C.R. Court St. Andrew.

On Saturday the employes of the Phwnix Confectionery Company presented Mr K. H. Hill, their manager (who ia leaving the company), with an address, accompanied by a valuable gold albert chain and locket with inscription. Th'i hands having assembled in the show room, the presentation waR made by Mr M'Dougal, who alluded to the unvarying good feeling that had existed ou all fides during Mr Bill's administration. Mr Hill having made a short reply, Mr M'Dougal called for three cheers for Mr Hill, which was most hearti'y responded to.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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