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The return moved for by Mr Gladstone of the number of suits instituted year by year from the date of the establishment of the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, first in that Court and subsequently in the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division, for judicial separation and divorce, has been issued. The return deals with the thirty years ended with 1887, in which time there were 2,781 petitions for judicial separation, of which 985 were successful and 335 were dismissed. There were 10,561 petitions for divorce or dissolution of marriage, of which 7,821 were successful and 812 dismissed. There were 3,802 cases which never came to a hearing ; in 294 the Queen’s Proctor intervened, and obtained reversals of the decree in 236. The figures show an almost gradual increase since 1861, the number of petitions for judicial separation in 1858 being 89, and for divorce 253; in 1859, 73 and 200 respectively; in 1860, 66 and 189; in 1801, 45 and 170 ; in 1862, 50 and 204; rising year by year to 127 and 559 in 1883, 120 and 501 in 1884, 123 and 450 in 1885, 133 and 581 in 1886, and 146 and 580 in 1887. The Queen’s Proctor intervened in OO (inopo {n Ififtfi. Sergeant Hanck, of the First Regiment of Guards, formerly drill-master of the young Crown Prince of Denmark, has been sentenced by court-martial at Berlin to fifteen months’ imprisonment in a fortress, to three weeks’ ordinary prison confinement, and to be degraded to the rank of a private. His offence consisted of receiving bribes to “whitewash” soldiers of indifferent character, by erasing records of offences from the books kept by him.

PUBLIC NOTICES MESTON’S CITY DAIRY. MILK, Sweet Cream, Buttermilk—rich, pure, and good—delivered to all parts. BUTTEK Daily (prize makers), New-laid Fggs, Plump Tender Poultry, Fresh Rabbits, Dairy-fed Bacon. Devonshire Cream. FINEST Cheese, Honey, Home-made Jams, Fruits cheap and good; Pure Lollies, 4d lb. 96 George street. q M. WILKIE. M. MILKIE, British and American VJT# Practical Tailor, 164 George street, ! begs to thank his Friends and Patrons OR their liberal support during the last 8 months he has been in business. He now notifies them and the General PUBLIC that he has now to hand all the newest designs in Tweeds, Coatings, and Overcoatings for Winter WEAR, and as his cutting abilities are well known in Dunedin, he can defy the keenest competition for cash. THE BEEHIVE. MPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. ANTED the Public to Inspect the w Display of ►RIME HAMS, BACON, TEAS, A : ND other Notions. W. D. SUTHERLAND, George street. ■VT E.-*-Our Teas are Superior to any in the ]>• City. _ J. JOHNSON. ARTIFICIAL LIMBS Made on the shortest notice by J JOHN SON, 148 George street, Dunedin. • Crutches in stock, Excelsior corsht.—Wanted known— That Mrs Johnson is the only Maker of the Excelsior Corset; best in the Colony. J. NISBBT. J) APERH ANGIITGS. —The ■XTEWEST and Best Styles of PAFBRHANGINGS to be seen In quantity, from 4d upwards. __ y UST Landed, Rich and Choice Designs JNISBBT’S, Octagon, Dunedin, pain er, a glazier, etc. P. W. M’GILL AND CO. WE have just purchased for cash a Job Line of Bonded Clothing, which for Quality and Price cannot he equalled. _ EN’S Tweed Suits, from 25s to 34s 6d; Boys’ Knicker Trousers, lined throughout, 3s lid. BOYS’ Knicker Suits, 4a lid, 6s 3d, and 8a 6d; Boys’ Sailor Suits, 6s 3d; Men’s Tweed Trousers, 5s lid and 6s lid. THE Noted House for Calicoes, Blankets, and Sheetings. Note the address: F. W. M’Gill and Co.. 20 Royal Arcade. TYREE AND BROCKLEBANK. PICTURE Framing. Moulding', Frames, etc., of all kinds on hand and in stock. HOTOGRAPHIC Plush Frames of the latest designs, cheap, and made to order. GOOD and Cheap selection of Prints, Oleographs, etc., on hand. Note the address, 104 George street. J. G. GREEN. BEFORE Buying Elsewhere see our Children’s School Boots; wear guaranteed, prices reduced. J. G. Green, 37 George street. BFORB Buying Elsewhere inspect Stock of Walking Shoes; splendid variety, lowest prices; see Windows. 37 George street. CHEAPEST in Dunedin. Strong Balmorals, Boys’ from 5s lid, Men’s 9s 6d (good solid value); cheap line Men's, 7s lid, HKAPE3T in Dunedin.—Ladies’ strong Leather Slippers, 2s lid; Prunellas (heels), 4s lid. J. Q. Green. 37 George street 0. A. BRESSBY. BRESSEY’S for Birthday Cards—Latest patterns, just out. KESSEY’S for Birthday Cards—Opals and Hand-painted. RESSEY'S for Birthday Cards—Oleos and Chromographs. RESSEY’S for New Annuals—Boys’ Own, Girls* Own, Chatterbox, Sunday. for Children’s Friend, Infants’ Mag., Prize, Child’s Own, etc., etc. B RESSEY’S for Scrap Books—Largest (Is and 2s) books in town. B RESSEY’S for Photographic Albums— Plush, Morocc l , and Fancy Binding. BRESSBY ’S for New Albums (all Cabinets), Floral and Plain. RESSEY’S for Cabinet Albums (Fancy Bindings), from 2s 6d. B RESSEY’S for Inkstands, Desks, Purses. Photo Frames, Pencil Oases. RESSEY’S for Color Boxes, Drawing Instrumenta, Penknives. RESSEY’S for Scraps—Large selection. 161 George street. CUMBERLAND STREET TANNERY CO., ANUFACTURBRS of Wool Ruga and Mata in all sizes and colors. PORTMANTEAUX in all sizes, made from solid Leather, Basil, etc. GLADSTONE, Brief, and School Bags made to order; Skate Straps, etc., of all kinds. . CARDBOARD Boxes of every description nude; Wedding Cake Boxes always in stock. RUTHERFORD AND CO. jyUTHERFORD AND CO. are still taking PHOTOGRAPHS— Cabinets, 10a 6d; Cards, 5s 6d. OPPOSITE Bank of New Zealand, Princes street.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 7924, 4 June 1889

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Evening Star, Issue 7924, 4 June 1889