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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains the twelfth paper on State Education, English sporting gossip from our London correspondent, holiday notes from the same source, an interesting account of Cellior's new opera, Feminine Fancies (by Martha), a full report of Mr Marwick's address on Milton, Swinburne's new poem and other poetry, Will Shakespeare Draw, and Mr Parnell on the witness stand.

It has not yet been announced who are to move and second the Address-in-Reply. Dr Louis Barnett (who graduated in the Medical School of the Otago University, and is at present a staff-surgeon in the Middlesex Hospital) intends to practise his profession in Wellington at the end of the year.

Mr J. C. Chappie, of Ophir, receutly killed a two-year-old steer, in the stomach of which he found two round black balls, one measuring 14in in circumference and the other 13in. The balls resemble small skittle balls, and are perfectly sound. They will be forwarded to Dunedin for the purpose of having them examined at the Medical School.

The Rev. Walter Clark, head-master of Derby School, who died suddenly the other day, was a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell, and is probably the last in the male line. Richard Cromwell, the Protector's son, after his abdication, went into retirement and took the name of Clark. It was from him that the head-master of Derby School sprang. Mr David Clarkson, whose death in Sydney was announced recently, was a great believer in life insurance, and had policies on his own life to the extent of LIB.OOO. Two policies, for LIO.OOO and L 5,000 respectively, were in English offices ; and Mr Clarkson was also insured in the New Zealand Government for L 3,000. Only two or three premiums had been paid on thß latter policy.

last night's meeting of the Caversham Borough Council the Mayor replied to the strictures passed or. him by the Benevolent Trustees regarding some remarks he had felt it his duty to make in connection with the distribution of charitable aid. A lengthy discussion followed, the majority of the councillors present taking part in it, and it was ultimately resolved to ask the Trustees for further information regarding the cases cited by the Mayor. At the City Police Court this morning one first offender was convicted and discharged for drunkenness. For allowing cows, etc., to wander, W. H. Taggart was discharged ; Janrt Swinton was lined Is with costs; Bridget Mead, Is without costs ; H. Corith Bennett was fined 2s in each of six casos ; while Robert Buddicombe was fined Is with costs. Messrs W. L. Simpson and A. Bartleman were the presiding Justices. Mr Macarthur, M.H.R. for the Manawatu district, seems to be unpopular with the people there. At a late meeting of the Manchester Road Board a peculiar scene took place, three of the members protesting against Mr Macartbur's election as chairman. They declined to sit unless he vacated the chair, and as he refused they left the room. Written notice was served on the Board that steps were being taken to upset the election of the chairman.

Mr Spurgeon is again directing attention to what he regards as the growth of error in the Nonconformist churches, and in trenchant language inveighs against the want of moral honesty which allows a certain class to pass resolutions in which they do not believe, and to have one belief for the public and another for private use. Whether these repeated attacks on the part of the popular pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle result in any real benefit is open to question. Anyway, the breach between him and those of broad views in Nonconformity, both cleric and lay, is daily becoming wider. A case of considerable interest to bankers and tho mercantile community comes before Mr Justice Williams and a special jury on Monday. It is the Bank of New Zealand v. Wilson, Taine, and Co., and the cross action brought by the latter against, the bank, which for convenience will, by consent, be taken as one. In the one case the bank claim L 2.000 odd in regard to dishonored bills and an overdraft, and the firm seek to recover LIO.OOO damages for alleged injury to their credit through their cheques having been dishonored while their wool account was in funds. The case was tried at Invcrcargill laßt civil sittings there, but the jury failed to agree. Sir R. Stout appears for Wilson, Taine, and Co.; Mr F. Chapman and Mr Haggitt for the bank. The trial will occupy at least threo days.

The Palace Rink was crowded last evening, when Miss Mabel Sylvester made her fifth appearance. The exhibition of fancy skating, etc., given by her was loudly applauded, the ease and grace with which her movements were accompanied creating considerable surprise and admiration. Tonight Miss Sylvester appears for the last time, when there will doubtless be a large attendance at the Palace. A three-mile champion race will be the chief attraction at the City Hall rink thin evening. Last night a polo match took place between teams representing the rink and the band, the rink winning by four goals to three. The L Battery, N.Z.A., celebrated their tenth anniversary yesterday evening by a ball in the Garrison Eall at Port Chalmers. The building was tastefully decorated, and about fifty couples were present, including the Mayor, Commandant Goldie, Lieutenant Lodder (Torpedo Corps), and Captain Mitchell (Fire Brigade). Dancing was kept up with spirit until an early hour this morning to music supplied by a full orchestral band, under the conductorship of Mr Robertshaw. Sergeant J. Craig acted as M.C., and carried out his duties most efficiently. The catering was undertaken by the Committee, who were indefatigable in their efforts to make al> present enjoy themselves.

Dr fitchett addresses the electors of Dunedin Ceutral in the Rattray street Hall on Monday evening. Extraordinary general meeting of the Mornington Tramway Compahy, Juimited, in Watson's Hotel on Monday evening.

The Bishop of Dunedin will preactj at St. Paul's Pro-cathedral tomorrow evening, taking for fcU subject 'The Light of Asia compared with the Jjight of the World.'

The 'ortnightly fleeting of Court Little John was held in the Good Templars' Hall, Kaikorai, on Wednesday evening. T.vsro candidates were initiated. Dr Jeffcott was unanimously appointed medical officer for the court. The Salvage Corps' services in connection with tiis week's fires have been promptly recognised. TLa P. 1.0. and Mr A. 0. Begg (for R, Campbell and Sons) have both forwarded cheques for L 5, whioli will be added to the corps sick and accident fund The fortnightly meeting of Si. Joseph's brahch, H.A.0.8.5., was held on Tuesday evening at the Christian Brothers' Schoolroom. One candidate wap admitted to membership. It was unanimously doevisd to write a congratulatory letter to Mr John Dillon on his arrival in the colony, and to aid other bodies in giving him a hearty welcome to Dunedin.

A meeting of householders in the Ravensbourne Sohool district will be held in the schoolhouse on Monday evening to consider the question of holidays and prizes. The Managing Committee of the Dunedin Highland Kities Scotch Carnival met in the Garrison Hail last night. The secretary reported that very satisfactory progress was being made, and very great encouragement had been received from friends of the corps. The special items are to include 'The gathering of the clans ' aud a military display.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1889., Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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