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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1889.

The Opposition in the South Australian Parliament have tabled a want-of confidence motion, which is likely to be successful, in the Playford Ministry. Sir John Downer leads the attack.

A boys' race, distance half a mils, will take place at the City Hall Skating Rink to-morrow evening. The afternoon and evening sessions at the rink have been extremely well attended. The fancy dress children's carnival at the Piihice Rink again attracted a satisfactory attendance of the public last evening. The children, whose costumes weve both varied ancl handsome, occupied the floor until halfpast nine, when general skating was then indulged in by the majority of those present, Another good house assembled at the Princess's last evening, when ' Current Cash' was repeated by the Vivian Dramatic Company. The acting of Mrs Vivian, Misses Vivian and Wilton, and Messrs Carey, Vivian, and Batenian was loudly applauded at freejuent intervals, the principals being favored with a call after every act. A word of praise is due to Miss Rose Andrew, whose acting in tho prologue is exceedingly clever for so young an artist. 'Current Cash' will be repeated this evening. By a letter read at the Timaru Hospital Board meeting tho other clay it was shown conclusively that the sending of one of their charitable aid subjects to Melbourne some daysago has turned out most successful. The husband met his one-time-erring wife with open arms, and they mutually agreed to forgive and forget. The writer concluded the letter by nending her respects to the members of the Board. The latter were much amused at the letter, and as the writer enclosed her address, no doubt they will heartily return her compliments.

The new infant room in connection with the Kaikorai School, which has just been finished, was opened yesterday, the members of the Committee being present. Tho room, which has two class rooms attached to it, is a very handsome one, and accommodates 200 children, there being about that number present yesterday to occupy it. Mr Allardice, tho head-master, expressed his gratification at getting the young children out of the crowded main school into their comfortable new quarters before the severe winter weather. A cordial vote of thanks, on the motion of Mr Duucun (the chairman of the Committee), seconded by Mr Wilkinson, was passed to the Board. A peculiar accident occurred at Arblaster's Powder Factory, Job Gully, Sandhurst, last week, by which the proprietor received such serious injuries that he is in danger of losing his life Mr Arblaster has been extremely unfortunate. Some years ago tho factory was blown up, and two years ago a more serious explosion occurred, which demolished the works and killed seven operatives. In November last another explosion occurred, by which a youth named Meurer was killed. Mr Arblaster was altering the driving bolt, when hia guernsey was caught by the driving shaft, and he was whirled round and round. Arblaster was sent to the Pcndigo Hospital, where six surgeons met in consultation. His right arm is terribly shattered, and amongst other injuries are some broken ribs.

The following reference to Mr Charles Santley, tho famous baritone, is taken from a letter which Mr E. J. Hill, of Wellington, has received from Mr A. E. King, of Melbourne, who was for several years a resident of Wellington:—"l have finished a fortnight's engagement with Santley, and I assure you it has been an exceptional treat. The most refined singing I overheard—not a big voice, nor aa nice a timbre as Mr Prouse's, but such pathos, enunciation, and finish ! It was perfectly marvellous. We gave ' Elijah' in the Town Hall twice last week. I enclose programme, from which you will see it was a good caste. It was a perfect revelation to hear Santley sing ' It is enough '; it would make a heathen turn Christian. He sings in French and German, also Scotch and Irish songs, and is ecjually acceptable in all."

A curious instance of double induction has been related to the Hawera paper by one who knows the facts. There is a separate telephone wire running between Manutahi and Patea via Kakaramea, and another separate telephone wire running between Hawera Post Office and railway station. Both work well. But if it so happens that telephone messages aro being sent between Manutahi and Patea or Kakaramea and Patea at the same time as the Hawera telephone is at work the operators at Hawera can hear every word that passes between the communicants at Patea, Kakaramea, and Manutahi. Sometimes these induction messages are so loud as to interfere with the messages between the Hawera Post Office and the railway station. There is no wire connecting these, but other independent wires run along the same poles, so that the induction can only be carried out by the messages at Manutahi jumping on to the independent w ires between Hawera and Manutahi, running for twenty miles along them, and then jumping off again on to Hawera railway station wire and becoming equally audible. Curiously enough,

Kakaramea messages are more plainly .audible than Manutahi, although the first is ten and the latter seventeen miles distant.

The Kaikoura's mails will arrive here by the 1.15 p.m. train from Oamaru to-morrow.

A concert will he hold in the Mornington Presbyterian Church on Friday evening. A meeting of thoae interested in the formation of a gin club wi'l he held at Conway's Hotel, Koalyn, on F.iday evening.

A pleasing ceremony took place at the Wortheira dep6t, when Mr Dyer was presented by the manager, Mr Lochhead, on behalf of the employed, with a handsome china dinner set on the eve of hia manage.

The anniversary cf St Alban's Mission Room, K'jikorai Valley, takes place to-morrow evening. Tea will bo on tables at G. 30, and at 8 p.i»i. there will be choral evensong, at which the Bishop of Dunsdin and the Rev, R. A. Kerkham will assist.

The quarterly meeting of the P.A.F.S.A. Valley True B:ue Lodge was held in the lodge roam, Public Hall, North-east Valley, on Tuesday ; D.M. W. H. Forrest occupied the chair in the absence of the W.M. There was a Urge attendance. Two candidates were initiated. The receipts were Lls 17s 6el. A service of song will be given next Friday evening in the Great King street C ngregational Church entitled 'ThoWay to Heaven.' The readings aro very pretty, and have been compiled by Mr Lipton, illustrating the labors of the Rev. J. Scott, of James Morrison street Mistion, Glasgow. Mr J. Marwick, M.A., will give the readings. The management of the Palace RinV, on the look out for novelties, have secured the Kingsley Brothers, skating cyclists, who are to make their first appa iranco on Saturday night They have appeal c.l during the past week at Inracargill with Mgnal success', one paper saying cf them:—"They do everything that is conctivable, and many things that, to the inexpert, have been previously unexpected, on the machine, their balancing and other business being neatly and m .st dexterously executed, anil their whole ncrfoimance little if any short of the marvellous. ; '

Court r -i. Andrew's, A.0.F., held their quarterly meeting in the lodge room, Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Cavertham, on Monday. O.K. Bio. W. Dunn presided, and there we:e sixty members present, besides a largi number of visitors, amongst there being the district officers. The couit sur.;con (Or Lamb) notified the court of liia intention to change his mode of practice, and it was resolved that the fcivices <f Dr Lamb be still retained, provided that satisfactory arrangements can be made with the D.TJ.F S. Uispentary as to tho supply of med:'cinrs. Th i C.R. g3,ve tho health of the district officers and visitois, which was r t sponded to by the following brethren on behalf of tneir respective courts, all expressing the pleasure it gave them to visit Court St. Andrew's :—P.C.R. Br<-. Pole (Pride of the Leith), P.C. i<. Bro. Watson (Pride of Dunedin), Sec. Bro. Woodlands (Enterprise), D.C.R. 80. Adam 3, mi behalf of the district officors. The rccoipts for the ovening were L 33. The following new patents have been applied for:- James Albert Hamilton, of Wellington, carpenter, for feeding the scutchon used for scutching New Zealand (lax ; Sidney Percival Evans, of Auckland, engineer, for relieving the slide-valve of locomotive, marine, and stationary engines from steam pressure, and for dispensing vith the necessity for stuffing-boxes and packing; Thomas Henry Davidson, of Dunediu, engineer, for improvements in ft machine for HaxdrcsMiig; George Allen, of Auckland, saddler, for ft saddle-tree; Holmes Samuel (Jhipman, of Sydney, merchant, for improvements in the treatment of refined sugarmasxe and sugar ; Pierre Chea'oman Du Bois, of Sydney, metallurgist, for improvements in stamp batteries; Richard Wood Davies, of Sydney, eng ; neer, for improvements ia brick priFse.i; Thomas Evans, of Melbourne, enginedriver, f< r the speedy opening and closing of the trap doors in the bottom of lnllast trucks ; Artlw Chiytor, of Nelson, genfc'evnan, and ■Robert Woolley Oibbs, of tho mmo placs, cordage factor, for an improved fUx-diessing machine ; John Laird Moriisoii, of Wellington, ropemaker, for "Morrison's Revolving Hackling And Scutching Machine." ; Tlior Wcstrlng, of Melbourne, gentleman, for an artificial cardrum or instrument for the relief of deafness; Kdwaid youngmau Harrison, master end engineer of iho steam-dredger Z-ita, Richmoud River, New South Wales, for iroprovf monti in grab or clam dredger buckets ; Meplmm Ferguson, of Carlton Foundry, Victoria, engineer, for improvements in lock nuts.

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1889., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1889. Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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