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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains a fuller report of Sir Charles Russell’s address before ‘The Times’-Parnell Commission, a lady’s letter by Elise, topics of the day by our London correspondent, correspondence, and a quantity of interesting matter. The Hon. T. Fergus left for Wellington this morning. On dit that an interesting libel suit is pending between a Wanganui doctor and his mother-in-law.

Chemis, who is accused of the Kaiwarra murder, says he will have no difficulty in establishing an alibi. The body of. Mrs Castles was found yesterday in a creek at Avondale (Auckland). She had been suffering from religious mania. At Oamaru y este rday Ed ward M ‘Cormack, a night porter, was sent to gaol for a rnoptb for Laving four pick-lock keys in his poosession.

Mr R. S. M'Gowan, chief clerk in the Government Insurance Department at Wellington, hao been appointed agent for Otago and Southland districts.

The ‘ Wanganui Herald' bears on good authority that the Government intend t.O increase the capitation to volunteers by Li for cavalry and 10s for other branches of the service.

The barracks of the Armed Constabulary at Takapuna have been inspected by Messrs Thompson and Lawry, M.H.R.s, who say that the quarters are damp, ill-ventilated, and badly drained. A requisition has been presented to His Worship the Mayor to call a public meeting of citizens to discuss the propriety of building in the Triangle, and probably a public meeting will be held on Monday evening. A new plan of harbor construction, invented by Mr Lewthwaite (now of London and formerly of Taranaki), is said to have been practically tested at Deal. It is claimed that the plan reduces th,e cost of breakwaters by six-sevenths. We hear that Mr D. H. Parry, who graduated on the Press of this City, wts recently the recipient of a presentation from the staff of the ‘ Western Advocate ’ (Orange, N.S.W.) on leaving that journal to accept an engagement on the Sydney Press. St. George’s Hail, Milton, was crammed last night to hear Mr Anderson, whose speech occupied an hour. He wss frequently applauded, throughout, and at the close a hearty vota of thanks and confidence was carried, only two voting for an amendment of thanks only.

Over the signature of Charles Bradßugh the following appeared in the paper ow»,e# by the junior member for Northampton “ John Bright is dead. In 1880, on June J, on the floor of the House of Commons, he spoke for my conscience and honor as none other spoke; and I, with uncovered head, pay most grateful and most reverent tribute to his memory.”

A notice to members of 4-11 Nations LodgJ, U.A.0.D., appears in this issue. The attention of members of Court Pride of Dunedin, A.0.F., is directed to an advertisement elsewhere.

Mr J. Marwick will lecture on ‘John Milton, his Life and Character’ in the Moray place Church on Monday evening.

The first ladies’ evening of the Savage Club will be held in St. Matthew’s Schoolroom on Monday evening. The anniversary services cf tho Hanover street Baptist Chutcli take place to-morrow. On Tuesday evening a tea and public meeting will be held.

The anniversary meeting of the Hanover street Baptist Church Band of Hope was held last evening, when a presentation of prizes for recitations was made by the Rev. A. North. The winners were:—Girls—Seniors: Ist, Minnie Bacon; 2nd,NellieMunden. Juniors: Ist,Jessie Samson ; 2nd, Blanche Coozo. Boys—Seniors : Ist, Arthur Gibb; 2nd, James M‘lndoe. Juniors: Ist, David Victor Gain. The boosecretary (Mr J. M. Nicplson) submitted the annual report, from which it appeared that the average attendance for the year had bem eighty.

On Thursday evening a miscellaneous entertainment and coffee supper was held in the King street Congregational Church ; the pastor (Rev. A. H. walhae) presiding. During the evening a thoroughly enjoyable programmeconsisting of solos, duets, and recita-tions--was gone through, and, judging from tho frequent applause, was heartily appreciated fey those present. The following >adies and gentlemen toojt Misses Palmer, Jack, Bberhardt, and Abernetby, Messrs Edgar, Jones, Searlo (2), Taylor, Abernethy, and Wilkinson. Miss Derbyshire and Mr D. Miller acted as accompanists.

The anniversary services of the Dundits street Primitive Methodist Church will be held tomorrow.

A concert in aid of the Sunday School funds will be held in St. Matthew’s Schoolroom) on Friday evening. A meeting in connection with the Exhibition Regatta will be held in the Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening. A dance in connection with the Valley Lodge, P.A.P.S.A., will be held in the North Dunedin Drill Hall on Friday evening.

Important meeting of the Prohibition Electoral Association on Monday evening, in W.C.A. Rooms, Moray place.

Meeting of members of Otago Acclimatisation, in the Government Buildings, on Tuesday afternoon, to consider the proposal to sell the Opoho property. The current number of the ‘New Zealand Musical Monthly’ has for a supplement ‘Ours Next,’ a tuneful mazurka, composed by G. Garry, of New Plymouth. Rev, Dr Stuart will deliver a lecture on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m., in the Green Island Presbyterian Church. Subject: ‘Notes on a recent furlough in the Home Country.’ The Loyal Dunedin Lodge celebrated their twenty-seventh anniversary by a smoke concert in the lodge room last night, when there was a good attendance of brethren, P.G. Woodlands filling the chair.

The anniversary services of the Trinity Wesleyan Church will be held to morrow. Rev. W. Morley will preach morning and evening, and will address the children in the afternoon. On Monday evening Rev. W. Morley lectures on ‘His Recent Travels on tie Continent of Europe,’ and on Wednesday evening the animal soiree will be held.

The early-closing movement has spread to the principal tobacconists in the City, who announce that during the winter months they will close, Saturdays excepted, at 9 p.m. The hours in which their employes are engaged will bo even then long, so smokers should assist the movement by purchasing their weed early. Stone and Son, the well-known publishers, will issue the fitat number of their ‘ABC Guide ’ on the Ist July. Neither trouble nor expense has been spared in obtaining and arranging the necessary information, and the fitm stake their reputation on producing a publication that will favorably compare with other guides. Particulars appear in an advertisement.

Mr Charles Bickner, treasurer of the Vivian Dramatic Company, at present occupying the Christchurch stage, is m town making the necessary arrangements for the company’s season here, which will be for eighteen nights, commencing next Friday. 1 Current Cash’ will bo the opening piece of the company. The play has been described as “a spectacular, emotional, military, and immensely humorous drama,” and had a twelve weeks’ run in Melbourne. During the season several new dramas to Dunedin theatre-goers will be produced, including the London favorite ‘Missing at Lloyd’s.’

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1889., Issue 7928, 8 June 1889

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