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We believe that the actual position of

matters connected with the IliiNpitnl l»i- projected improvements at the provemenls. Dunedin Hospital is this : The promoters of the movement for the establishment of a Female Ward and Nurses’ Home Imvo expressed their readiness to 1/and over to the Hospital Trustees the sum of £2,200 odd on these conditions : Trustees to build and furnish a Nurses’ Home ; (2) the Trustees to build a Gynecological Ward ; (3) the Trustees to spend any balance remaining on general hospital improvements, under the guidance of the honorary medical staff; and (4) the plans to be prepared and the buildings carried out under the direction of a joint committee chosen by the Trustees and the subscribers to these funds. The Trustees have decided to proceed with the erection and furnishing of the Nurses’ Homo, but in respect to the other proposal th«y reply thtH, “as the “ removal of the nurses from the main “ building will place several rooms at their “disposal, it is not (in their opinion) neces“sary to build a new ward,” but they express their willingness to lit up one of their best wards for special fcmulo cases. As to the third condition sought to bo imposed, they make answer that all improvements must bo carried on under their own direction : and tho fourth condition they reject entirely, believing that they have no legal power to allow any persons not members of the Board of Trustees to lake part in the administration of the affairs of the hospital. Therefore, as matters now stand, the Hospital Trustees arc decidedly averse to building a separate gynecological ward and to any interference, direct or indirect, with their administration.

Ait old resident named Josiah Firth, cousin of tho well-known citizen. Mr J. C. Firth, died suddenly at Auckland on Wednesday, The Victory Masonic Lodge, at Nelson, adopted a resolution in favor of a United Grand Lodge, and will send ft delegate to the convention-,

Tho adjourned meeting of the Auckland North Licensing Committee was held yesterday, rVheti they decided to close two hotels, on the ground that they were not required in the neighborhood. Dr Laishloy, who appeared on behalf of a licensee, said he would advise his client to apply to the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus. tho chief clerk in the Crown Lands Department at Auckland yesterday seized fifteen t'dhs of sulphur which had been taken illegally from Crown lands on the East Coast. It is said that other twenty tons have been seized at the locality in question. A license was recently issued to a prospector to search for minerals in the district.

Petitions to be adjudged bankrupts have been filed during the week by George Daniel Silvanus, accountant, of Queenstown ; Win, Henderson, farmer, of Kaitangata; John Maitland Jones, merchant, of Dunedin; FarqUharson Proctor, merchant, of Dunedin ; and Donald Alexander Ross and James Colin Ross (trading as Ross Brothers), restaurant keepers, of Dunedin. Tho following transactions iu Crown Lands have taken place during the week Section 5, block 11, Greenvale district, containing 320 a ; cash price 17s fid, to Frederick Bparke, on perpetual lease. Sections 12 and 14 and 16 to 19, block 6, Waipori district, containing 714 a lr 20p; cash price 15s, to Robert Cotton, on perpetual lease. Section 34, block 7, Glenomaru district, containing 141 a 2r ; cash price 10s, to James Dobbin, for cash. Section IS, block IG, Gimmerburn district, containing 320 a ; cash price, I7s6J, to James Scott, on perpetual lease. Section 3, Waikokoi township, containing la lr 2lp, to George M’Kay on deferred payment of L 5 per acre. The will case of Winmill v. Gallic was resumed at the Supreme Court to-day, Mr Fraser continuing his address to tho Court and bringing it to a conclusion at 3 p.m. The learned counsel’s speech has extended over portions of six days, four of which were practically full days, yet he finished up with his voice as fresh as when he started, Mr Fraser must certainly be congratulated on possessing exceptionally good vocal organs, Mr Chapman, on behalf of the other side, took up the parable immediately Mr Fraser sat down, and threw a damper over the partially-revived spirits of those who perforce have to semain in Court until the case is over by imparting the unpleasant information that he too purposed wearying the Court with a long address—so it is evident that the end is yet far off.

A dispute has arisen over the Wellington Garrison Baud instruments between the trustees and Colonel Butts, commander of tho district. The volunteer corps and those connected with volunteering subscribed for a new set of instruments for the band, but when the public were approached they objected, saying that the instruments should be made the property of the city, and the Garrison Band should, as long as they remained a baud, have the use of them, and play gratis for all public benefits. Under this understanding new silver-plated instruments were obtained at a cost of L4OO. Kow, however, Colonel Butts wishes them to be handed over to the band solely, and remain the property of the Government. This the t u itaes*object to, and last week called all the instruments in, and still hold them. The matter has been placed ia legal hoade,

An Outran! telegram states timt the ioe is again firm, .and skating indulged in by a large number of residents and visitors.

inconsequence of the loss ol life rowntly by persons falling off Te Aro breastwork, the Wellington Harbor Hoard have decided ib pfit In stone to form a sloping foreshore, sharing half the expense with the Council. They seem to have a nice Licensing Committee at Hawera. A girl who declared she did not know her age, but who looked about seventeen, applied for a publicans’ license. A member of the Committee actually canvassed for signatures to a householders’ certificate in favor of her request. There was a strong feeling in her behalf on the Committee, and it was only by the chairman’s casting vote that the improper and ridiculous application was refused.

A notice to members of Court Robin Hood, A.0.F., Port Chalmers, appears in this issue. The public should not fail to see the exhibition of now varieties of potatoes in Pryor’s window, Princes street.—[Amf ] Thu annual meeting of tho Dunedin Bowling, Lawn Tennis, and Fives Club will bo held in the Grand Hotel on Wednesday evening, tho 26th inst.

We notice Hint Carter’s great sale is a decided success, and they arc as busy ns ever. Wc draw your attention to a special advertisement they bavo appearing mi our (bird page.— | Advt.J Tli« weekly meeting of Trinity Church Musical and Literary Society was held last ovoiiiug ! Mr B, N. Canes (vice-president) occupying the chair. Mr 8, Harlock read the journal. There was a good attendance, Tit# half-yearly mooting of Pioneer Lodge, 1.0.0. F., was held on Tuesday evening in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Rattray street. There was a

good attend »uco of members and visitors. The "following officers were elected for the ensuing term: J.P.Bro, G. Latimer, juu.; N.G., Bro. W, Thompson; V.G., Bro. H. Collier; trustees—Bros. Cole, Johnson, and Oourley } auditors—Bros, Bennett, Latimer, and Michie; physician, Bro. Dr Forgusson. Tho treasurer (Brb, Of. Jacobs) ahd secretary (Pro. G. Springer) were re-elected. It was resolved to hold a social reunion in connection ,witH tlio lodge, and a committee was appointed to carry out the necessary arrangements. The receipts were L3415s Bd.

The quarterly meeting of Court Enterprise, AO.F.was held on Tuesday evening at Carroll’s Hotel, nearly 100 members being present. Two candidates were initiated by the (J.R., Bro. E. Turnbull, assisted by D.C.R. Bro, A S. Adams. Dr Lamb, the court surgeon, notified that for tho future he intended to adopt tho system of hoimoopathy as his mode of practice. It was resolved that tbo services of Dr Lamb be retained, ho having given general satisfaction to the mem hors and their families for the past seven or eight years The O.R. gave the toast of tho District Executive; responded to by D.C.K. Bio. A. 8. Adams, S.C.R., gave the toast of the visiting officers, members, and newly • Initiated brothers ; responded to by 8. D.C.R. Bro, Butler on behalf of Court “Bruce,” P,UR. Brother Ireland on behalf of Court Pridb of Dunedin, and S.O.R. Bro. Colo on behalf of Court Pride of tho Leith, It was decided to appoint three delegates to attend the next District meeting, to be held in Oamani. The receipts were LG2 5s lid

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Evening Star, Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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