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The Evening Star. MONDAY, MAY 27, 1889.

The Ruapehu's mail will be delivered hero at nine o'clock to-morrow morning. Mr Justice Williams returns to Dunedin to-morrow evening. The will case, Winmill v. Gallie, will probably be resumed on Thursday. A three-roomed bouse in De Curie street, St, Kilda, was destroyed by tire at about eight o'clock on Saturday evening. The house was owned by Mr Daniel Hart, who, with his wife and family, was living in it at the time. The South Dunedin Brigade were quickly on the spot, but as there was no water supply, nothing could be done to prevent the spread of the flames, and the building was completely destroyed. The house was insured for LIOO in the North British Office, and the furniture and effects in the South British Insurance Company for L 75. Nothing is known as to the origin of the fire.

The death is announced, on Thursday night, from apoplexy, of the Rev. Mother Sullivan, a Sister of the Sacred Heart and Principal of the Roman Catholic Girls' Parochial School, Timaru. Tho deceased was forty-three years of age. She came from Chicago with other Sisters in 1880, when the convent was opened in Timaru. She was greatly beloved by all who were acquainted with her, and as a teacher was most zealous, able, kind, and successful. She was first attacked by illness about a month ago, and was believed to be recovering. Then a relapse occurred, and another stroke carried her off. The schoolmaster's lot on the West Coast appears to be anything but a happy one. A case was recently brought (writes the Hokitika correspondent of the 'Lyttelton Times') against the teacher of the Waimangaroa School, near Westport. The boy, apparently a turbulent young rascal, was chastised with a vigor commensurate with the nature of his offence, but not so severely as he appeared to have received at home. Still, the parents objected, and summoned the teacher for assault. The oaso was heard before Mr Bird, who, as I have previously remarked, has an iusuperable objection to harshness of any kind, The result was a fine being inflicted upon the master, who had also to pay the cost, in addition to feeling that he had lost in prestige and authority among his pupils. Still there was some balm in Gilead. The School Committee approved of his action, letters appeared in the papers justifying it, and the residents held _ a meeting expressing the same sentiments, the upshot of it all being the collection of a sum sufficient to pay all the costs. The other case occurred in Grey mouth. Mr Craddock, tho teacher of the_ higher classes in the State School, which is also a District High School, had resumed his duties before tho primary school reassembled after the Easter holidays. The boys belonging to the lower school thought the opportunity a good ono to vex him by all sorts of unhallowed noises, rather rejoicing in the opportunity of being able to air their freedom before their imprisoned chums. The teacher disapproved, and went out to one of them, when some sort of an altercation took place. On school reassembling he complained to the head-master, who empowered him to chastise the boy, when a sort of free fight ensued, the upshot being that the teacher was, like his Waimangaroa confrere, summoned for assault. Fortunately for him, however, the case was heard before a magistrate composed of different stuff, who thought the maintenance of discipline was a first consideration, and dismissed the information.

Mr D. G» R. Cowper, Deputy-Registrar of the Supreme Court in Wellington, has been appointed Registrar; also Mr E. Thomson, of the Supreme Court in Christchurch, succeeds Mr Cowper.

For the last batch of 628 vacanoieß in the Victorian railway service there were 5,468 applicants. To give an idea of the competition for special classes of work, the following details will be read with interest: — Permanent way repairers, 726 applications, 90 vacancies ; porters, 539 applications, 165 vacancies ; junior porters, 239 applications, 12vacancies; engine cleaners, 1,913 applications, 100 vacancies ; traffic laborers, 340 applications, 100 vacancies; laborers on existing lines, 197 applications, 8 vacan> cies ; carriage cleaners, 160 applications, 30 vacancies; carpenters, 380 applications, 6 vacancies ; junior clorks, 379 applications, 16 vacancies ; traffic clerks, 50 applications, 25 vacancies. Informal applications were rejected to the number of 500, principally on account of wrong or deficient information as to the candidates' age or height.

The rector of tho Bovb' High School is appealing to the public for a imbscription of Ll3O to pay the debt due upon the formation of thefootbill ground and the construction of two fives courts. The total cost of the work has been L 340, of which L 209 has been raised up to date. The number of admissions into the Dunedin Hospital last week was ten, while twenty-two patients were discharged. William M'Oully, Henry Smith, John Armstrong, Leah Cooper, and Mary Ann Evans died dur'ng the week. There are at present ninety-one patients in the institution, or twe'.ve less than at the beginning ot the previous week. A social in connection with the Mornington Wesleyan Bible and Mutual Class was held on Friday evening, Rev. L. Hudson presiding. There was a large attendance of members and friends. The vocal part of the programme was supplied by Misses H. and M. Frapwell, Austing, and Mr Hanson. A violin solo was played by Mr R. Guy. Mr H. Austing gave a harmonium solo, and recitations were rendered by Miss Smith and Mr C. Campbell. A dialogue ei-titled the ' Heir-at-law,' by Messrs W. frmith and G. and C. Campbell, closed the programme.

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The Evening Star. MONDAY, MAY 27, 1889., Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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The Evening Star. MONDAY, MAY 27, 1889. Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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