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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1889., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889
The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1889.
Our supplement today contains correspondence, our London letter, the concluding part of Mr James Runciman'a indictment of the turf, an interesting letter from Mrs Chalmers in reference to the New Guinean mission, and a quantity of selected matter. There was no sitting of the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning. There is no truth whatever in the report that the Railway Commissioners do not intend to employ men over thirty-seven years of age. The Auckland Trades and Labor Council propose to inquire as to the extent of the sweating system in that city, especially with regard to tailoresses. Major-general Strange did not iwhihit the Maxim M llll Wellington, It i'i understood lie intends t'i return when Micro n n full gathering of members to wittiewi the experiments.
Mr William M. Shore, iniuii'ger of the Kiiitaugattt Railway and Coal Company, has been elected an associate member of the North England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. With respect to Major-general Edwards's mission of inspection, the Government only know that he is to viMt the colonies generally, and, as far as they arc aware, the expense is to be borne by the Imperial Government.
The creditors of T. L. White, of Auckland, yesterday instructed the Official Assignee to realise the bankrupt's estate. It is stated White is in Sydney, and the creditors consider it inexpedient to proceed against him. At the adjourned meeting of the Auckland North Licensing Committee, held yesterday, the licenses of the Shamrock and Aurora Hotels were renowed on condition that they were transferred to persons other than tho present holders. At a meeting of the Irish Delegates' Reception Committee, held at Auckland yesterday, a conversation took place as to the advisableness of recommending Mr John Dillon to open his mission in New Zealand in Wellington. It was decided to ask Sir George Grey for his opinion, At the Wellington Magistrate's Court yesterday John J. Ingram was charged with having obtained LIOO from Levin and Co. by means of false representations, The evidence given was practically the same as came out during the accused's bankruptcy examination. The case was adjourned until Tuesday. A cowardly assault was committed at Lyttclton Gaol yesterday. A prisoner named Shine alias Dennis Murphy, when taking off his heavy hobnailed boots, struck another prisoner named Charles Fowler over the jaw, breaking it and inflicting deep ilesh wounds. The two men had quarrelled during the day, and Shine took this opportunity of avenging himself. He was placed in solitary confinement, pending trial, A well-attended Committee meeting of the Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon, Canary, and Dog Society was held in the society's room last evening, when a number of special prizes were handed in, and the Committee reported having sold a good many members' tickets, Judging from tho amount of enthusiasm displayed by the Committee and the general public the forthcoming show promises to be a decided success. The fourth anniversary of the opening of St. Alban's Mission Room, Kaikorai Valley, was celebrated on Thursday evening last. A substantial tea, provided by the ladies of the district, was partaken of by about eighty people, after which choral evensong was held, assistance being given by the choir of the parish church. The Bishop of Duncdin preached an eloquent sermon, taking for his text I. Cor., xii., 12 and following verses. The Roslyn Woollen Mills Band kindly assisted at the service by playing the processional and recessional hymns. Mr R. J. Loughnan, aged eighty-one, father of Mr R. A. Loughnan, editor of tho Lyttclton ' Times,' and other well-known colonists, members of tho family, died nt Chnsteliureh yesterday morning. He wan born in Loudon, and wa.n thirty yearn in judicial Hi.Tviec under I,lm East India Company, from whii.li ho retired just a, year before the mutiny. He raino to New Zenlaud in JBli3, mid, though living quietly, had always taken an active part in educational and musical matters.
Tho hall of the Mornington Presbyterian Church was crowded last evening, when a concert was given in aid of the funds of a bazaar which it is proposed to hold towards the end of the year. The large audience was not a matter for surprise, since the programme put forward contained the names of several of tho most prominent of our musical people. Mr E. L. Ashby accompanied during the evening, and contributed a solo ; while Miss Colvill performed Chopin's ' Valse Brilliante.' Miss Mollison is always listened to with pleasure. Her songs last evening were' Looking backward' and Pinsuti's ' Sleep on, dear love,' Mrs Israel sang ' The veiled picture' and, with Miss Jago, took part in tho duet ' Life's dream is o'er.' These two ladies, assisted by Mr J. Jago, also gavo a very finished interpretation of Smart's popular trio * Queen of the night.' Mr Jago was in capital voice. ' In old Madrid' and ' Here upon my vessel's deck' woro given in his best style. His earlier selection was 'The Matador.' Mr H. B. Smith had also to respond to encores, and in addition to Molloy's ' Postillion' and ' Sailing,' pleased the audience by singing with considerable spirit 'The yeoman's wedding song' and 'Three sailor boys.' ' The free lance' waß contributed by Mr H. Matthews. Mr T. Hunter met with a recall for ' The death of Nelson,' and a double quartet party—members of the leidertafel—sang a number of part songs, A vote of thanks was awarded at the close to the ladies and gentlemen who had taken part in the concert, uud to Mi Willii, who had lent great aDsiatauee iu pi tpiiiing tUeprvgiamwe,
One of the sights this afternoon was that of a team of forty horses engaged in drawing a large boiler from town to the Kaikorai Valley. The City Hall Rink was well filled last night, it being ladies' invitation evening. There arc a large number of entries for the three-mile race tonight, which should prove a most exciting contest, competition coming from Port Chalmers and elsewhere. On Wednesday evening there will be a comic race, bicycle versus skates, and next Saturday during the afternoon and evening Miss Mabel Sylvester makes her final appearance at this rink, and gives two exhibitions in the afternoon and three in the evening, including fancy and scientific skating, and her lire and " Mashcrcttc " acts. At tho weekly meeting of the Anderson Bay Literary and Improvement Society last Wednesday essays were read by Messrs Anderson and M'Curdy. The latter described the troubles of a milkman, and drew attention to the fact that, though milk i'b fresh in winter time forty-eight hours after it ib taken from the cow, yet the custom of supplying it for breakfast necessitates the milkman rising about three o'clock in the morning. The opinion was generally expressed that such early rising was not only unnecessary, but cruel ; and the chairman (the Rev, Mr A. Cameron) mentioned that men and boys by such long hours were unfitted for any mental work. After consideration it was decided to put off any action until next February, w hen all interested will be asked to consider what steps are to be taken to bring about tho desired reduction in the hours of labor of milkmen during the winter months. Half-yearly summoned meeting of Court Pride of Dunedin, A.0.F., on Tuesday evening, in Rattray street Hall. An adjourned meeting of creditors in tho estate of Proctor, Jones, and Co. will bo held at the Oflicial Assignees Ofllce on Monday afternoon. A sale of work in connection with the Cargill road Wesloyan Church will be held in St. Fetor's .Schoolroom on Tuesday and Wednesday next. The Primitive Methodist congregation formerly worshipping in St. John'B Church, York place, will meet to-morrow evening in Milton Hall, Stuart street. Miss Mabel Sylvester will perform at the Green Island skating rink, Volunteer Hall, on the evenings of June 27 and 28. After the performance on Friday evening there will bo a dance.' The installation of the W.M. and investiture of officers of Lodge St. Patrick, No. 4fiß, 1.C., will take place in the Rattray street Hall on Monday evening. Visiting brethren and members of sister lodgo3 are invited. In our third pago will be found the programme of a series of lectures to ho given in the band room of the Garrison Hall in connection with the Otngo Ambulance Association. The first lecture will be given by Dr Scott next Friday evening. Tho weekly meeting of the John street Mutual and Improvement class was he'd in the schoolroom on Thursday. The president occupied the chiir, and there waR a good attendance of members. The evening was devoted to the study of the question-box. A vocal and instrumental concert will be givt-n by Mr and Miss P-vrker on Thursday evening next in Naumann's Hall, South Duncdin, when their pupils will exhibit their proficiency on the violin. Several members of tho Southern Philharmonic Society will a=uist l>y the singing of tjlcos, with orchestral accompaniment. T!ie weekly mooting of tho Morninglon Wesleyan Jiinleand Mutual Improvement. Clasa was held last evening, when a lietuie on the life of Or William Moiley I'iiiimliom w.n delivered by Mr 'l.'lniiiiaH Karinby. The lecture occupied an hour, ;\nd wail gieaUy ftpunxialed by Mioix present. A lieaity vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Rarmby for hia lecture. The Kev. L. Hudson pi I's'ulcd. At a meeting of the Duncdin Youths' Mutual Improvement Society held last night the following cflice-bearers were elected :-President, Mr L. Simond; vice-president, Mr H. Peters; secretary and treasurer, Mr J Kobson ; editor of journal, Mr T. 11. Goy ; committee- Messrs Harris and Finlay. The report for the last tix months showed the society to have lud a sue cessful session.
The half ; yearly meeting of Uic Wc ; it Harbor Lodge, No. 175, was held on Thursday night. AD, Bio. Larnach occupied the chair, and thorc was a very large attendance of members, The D.P. (Bro. Mobs*) and a number of visiting brothers from other lodges attended, while an official visit was receivedt.om tho Otago Lodge. Two candidates wore proposed for initiation. Sevi ral songs were g'ven, and an agreeable evening was spent. The half-yearly summoned meeting of the Loyal Duncdin Lodge, M. U. 1.0.0. I.'*., was held in the lodge room on Thursday evening, when there was a large attendance of members aid visiting brethren. The following officers were elected for the ensuing term :—N.G., Bro. W. E. Barry; V.G., Bro. B. Knox; K.S., Bro. James Daw-ion; warden, Bro. M'Millan; guardian, Bro. Oaten; auditor, Bro. Fairtairn. The receipts were LI7L.
A concert in aid of the funds of the Hanover street free reading room is to be given on Wednesday night, and some of our best-known instrumentalists and vocilists have volunteered their services in furtherance of a most deserving cause. As the price of admission has been purposely kept low, and as a capital programme has been arranged, we hope that the pub ic will show their sympathy with the movement by liberally patronising the entertainment. The first annual reunion of the members of the Valley Lodge, P.A.F.S.A., was held in the Drill-shed last evening, and proved a thorough success. The hall was tastefully decorated, and Mepsrs Campbell ar.d Vinsen acted as M,o'h„ and tho sixty couples present enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Mr Geoigo Patterson supplied the music, and give every satisfaction. The committee of management were untiring in thoir endeavors to promote tho cimfoitof their csmpany. It is the intention of the Icclje to have two or three similar meetings during tho winter months.
Messrs W. Gawne and Co., of Gecrgc street have sent us a sample of Worcestershire sauce manufactured by them, which is in no respect inferior to the imported article, so long celebrated for flavoring sauces and as an agreeable addition to grills, fish, and steak*. We can safely recommend it as a valuable addition to our rapidly developing local manufac hires. Tho bottles a r e neatly labelled ard ornamental, not only fir homo uso but for exportation ; and we hope the manufacturers will realise a demand equal to the merits of the savoury article they h.rvc produced. The quarterly meeting of the Unity Lodge, 1.0.0. F., was held in the lodge room Giro. O b r g's Railway Hoto', South Dunedin) on Wednesday night, when the following officers were elected for the ensuing term :—N.G., Bro. F, A. Hancock; Y.G., Bro. Joseph Holgate; treasurer, Bro. Beuikc; secretary, Bro. Dcdds (the two latter being reelected). As it hj intended to hold an entertainment shortly in aid of the benevolent funds of the Order, a subcommittee was appointed to consider what form Buch entertainment should assume. The receipts were LL'N lis Id. After business was over a little haimon.v was indulged in, and some very cM-ellciit song* in Wel.ili, On man, and Hnglrih were. uung.
The niuMi anniveraaiy of l.lie oprnii;; "f St. Joliii':-i Gliuri'h, Uoi'lyn, will he eumineinoia.l.i d on Monday bytheiai vicri'aMadveitbjd, ihcKrv, Hugh O, V'reie, of Waikouaiti, being Mmpreacher at the evening seiviee. 'Jliere will also be. tho usual parochial tea in connection with the anniversary on Tuesday, tho ladies of the congregation supplying the necessary provisions. An entertainment will be given the same evening at eight o'clock. Mr Heidle has kindly undertaken to provide for the musical part of the programme, and Messrs A. and W. Bayley and Mis 3 F. Baylcy have consented to give a short farce. We may therefore expect an unuhua'ly pleasant evening. On Wednesday there will be a special tea and entertainment for children.
We have received from Mr Prictor, of the North-east Valley, his p'cture of Dunedin in 1888. It iB from a painting of the late George O'Brien, and it has been reproduced with surprising fidelity by the Caxton Company, who are to be congratulated on their first esßay on a large scalo in this branch of chromo-lithograpby. It is unfortunate that Mr O'Brien's picture dealt with tho southern end of the City at a time when trade may bo said to have stagnated there. There has in the interval between that time and the present been much activity in the building trade in this locality, and what the picture represents as an extensive waste is today covered with many substantial buildings—to say nothing of the Exhibition preparations in situ. On tho whole, Mr Prictor's subscribers ought to be woll satisfied with the way he has fulfilled his promises to them.
The Evening Star SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1889., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889
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