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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains correspondence, our London letter, Mr Gladstone’s panegyric on the late Mr Bright, astronomical notes, book notices, ‘ Feminine Fancies ’ by Martha, and other matter. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Port Chalmers, this forenoon, before Mr E. H. Carew, R.M., J. Dale sued J. Maxwell for 17s 6d, for goods supplied. Mr Platts appeared for the plaintiff, for whom judgment was given for the amount, with 16s 6d costs.

Replying to the Irish Delegates’ Reception Committee, who had invited him to allow his name to be added to the roll of members, Mr Goldie, M.H.R. for Auckland West, has declined, stating that, while he had every sympathy with local self-government in its fullest sense, he did not sympathise with some of the means used in Ireland to obtain it. A large and fashionable audience witnessed the second representation of ‘ Satanella ’ at the Princess’s last evening. The opera went swimmingly from beginning to end, and may fairly be accounted the most successful production of the season so far. Encores were frequently demanded, but the only response was in ‘ The power of love,’ charmingly rendered by Miss Elsa May. To our thinking, however, the best number was the duet between Miss May and Mr Gainor in the third act. ‘Satanella’ will be given for the last time to-night,

Mr E. \V. Humphreys, a candidate for Christchurch North, addressed a large meeting last night, and received a vote of confidence. He announced himself a supporter of the present Government, in favor of the rednntion of the number of members to seventy, but opposed to the formation of small charitable aid districts. He accepted the present Customs tariff, but reaerved the right of considering any proposed alterations thereto on their merits.

Guard James Millar, who was acting as ticket collector on the Clinton train this morning, fell from his van in the Caversham tunnel. On being made aware of the circumstance the station-master at Caversham (Mr F. Footes) proceeded up the line and assisted Millar to the Caversham station. From there he was taken to the hospital, where Dr Copeland attended to his injuries. These were, however, very alight, and Millar was shortly afterwards able to walk home. Singularly enough, some six or seven years ago Millar fell from his van in the Deborah Bay tunnel, but was comparatively unhurt on that occasion.

A very successful concert was held in St. Andrew’s Church Hall on Thursday evening in aid of the bazaar fund of the Caversham Presbyterian Church. There was a large attendance, and an excellent programme was got up for the occasion. Among the vocalists were Messrs Densera, Smith, Umbers, Hunter, andßraik, and Mips Cooper, all of whom acquitted themselves in a most satisfactory manner, and were encored in every item. Songs were also given by Miss King and Messrs Lane and Stewart, the latter being deservedly encored for his song 1 Afton water,’ In the instrumental portion of the programme Mr Corrigan contributed a clarionet solo, and Mr Stratton received an encore for his excellent rendering of a cornet solo. Two overtures were given by the orchestra, which included several members of the Orchestral Association. The humorous element was not entirely absent, being well represented by Mr Cameron, and also by Mr Braik, who gave as an encore an amusing Scotch song. Miss Lily Cameron presided at the piano very efficiently during the evening. A concert in aid of St. Martin’s Church fund took place last evening in the Northeast Valley Public Hall, The Mayor (Mr S. Myers) presided, and there was a large attendance. A letter was received from the Rev, B. M. King, regretting his unavoidable absence. No less than three tenors claimed exemption from their engagements owing to relaxed throats. Miss Derbyshire opened the concert with a pianoforte solo, and also ably officiated as accompanist. The audience seemed inclined to recall every performer. Mrs Macdonald, who was twice encored, gave excellent renderings of ‘ Afton Water ’ and ‘ No, sir!’ Miss Pyrke, in making her debut with Tosti’s ‘ Bid me good-bye ’ and Bishop’s 1 Should ho upbraid,’ displayed the possession of a sweet voice, Mrs Oscar David was encored for her singing of ‘ I’m a merry Zingara,’ and she also gave ‘lt was a dream.’ Mr H. B. Smith was enthusiastically recalled for his fine rendering of ‘ Plymouth Sound ’ and ‘ Romany Lass.’ Mr Springer contributed ‘The heart bowed down ’ and ‘Nancy Lee.’ Milton’s ‘Evening in Paradise ’ and Tennyson’s ‘ Charge of the Light Brigade,’ allotted to Mr Wathen, evoked hearty applause. The instrumental soloists—Miss Nina Schlotel, Mr T. Chapman (cornet), and Mr W. H. Corrigan (clarionet)—met with an enthusiastic reception. Votes of thanks were passed to the Mayor and the performers,

A special general meeting of members of the Dm edin Jockey Club will be hell at Plr.lp’s H tel on tjie evening of Saturday, June 15, to alter and amend rule?.

The I’ov. J. T. Hinton occupied the chair at the weekly meeting of the John street Mutual Improvement Society on Thursday evening, there being a good attendance of members. The subject was ‘lmpromptu Speaking.’ Two new mt mbers were elected.

IPs Excellency the Governor has been pleased to accept the offer of Scoullar and Chisholm to dedicate their bays at the forthcoming Dunedin Exhibition to His Excellency and Lady Onslow. His Excellency has a’so appointed tho same firm in Wellington his cabinet-makers and upholsterers. At tho weekly meeting of the Cargill road Mutual Improvement t laf« [there was a large attendance of member?, and tho president (Rev. O. W, Spence) occupied the chair. The evening was devoted to tho second of a scries of disemulous on tho ‘Life and Labors of St. Paul. Mr George Hindle contributed a paper on ‘ Barnabas,’ and Miss Palmer one on * Sorcery,

The proprietors of ‘Blackwood’s Magazine,’ finding their reptinta of tales so popular, have decid d on extending tho series, and in future will alternate with reproductions of their novelettes tales cf travel, adventure, and sport. Each part will contiin about 200 pages of matter printed in the clearest type, end as such writer as Speke, Burton, Northeote, Ohphant, Kawlinson, etc., are to be drawn on, it goes almost without saying that the new issue will be as welcome as tho old.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1889., Issue 7922, 1 June 1889

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1889. Issue 7922, 1 June 1889

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