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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1889.

Mr T. Morrin, tho well-known Auckland merchant, filed a petition in bankruptcy yesterday. Morrow, the secretary of the Archill Road 'Board, has been committed for trial at Auckland for embezzlement.

Stephen Spalding, who absconded from Avonclale Asylum and was recently rearrested, has been sent to Wellington in custody of a warder. The polling in connection with the proposal of the Wellington City Council to borrow L 75.000 for the performance of various municipal works took place yesterday, when the proposals were rejected by a large majority. An old Dunedin resident, now in London, writing to a friend here on Kxhibition matters, suggests the following line from Burns as a suitablo motto for our show, and we pass it on tho Commissioners : "Wi Tippeny we fear nae evil."

A curious incident occurred in the Napier Resident Magistrate'* Court yesterday, where an inquiry into tho shooting of Karauria, at Otr.ahu, is proceeding. When the jury entered the Court two of them went over to the prisoner, who was seated near the fire, and shook hands with him. | At the Auckland Police Court yesterday four licensees of hotels in the city—Messrs Marden, D.i.rby, Brodie, and O'Dowd pleaded guilty to having failed to deface the duty stamps on beer casks. Mr Williamson, who appeared for the Customs Department, did not press for a heavy penalty. A fine of 40s, and costs, was imposed in each case. Several other prosecutions are spoken of. The case of Naylor v. the Undaunted Gold Mining and Water Race Company, Limited, was concluded in tho Supreme Court, before Kis Honor Mr Justice Williams, this afternoon. The case for the dcfendant was completed with the examination of Latham Osborne Beal, jun , Robert Hay, and William Greenbank (recalled). His Honor reserved judgment. There wa3 a large attendance at the City Hall Rink last evening, when a racetricycle v. skates —resulted in Mr Wootton, the rider of the tricycle, being defeated. Afterwards Mr Wootton gave an exhibition of bicycling, and was loudly applauded. At the Palace the Kingsleys repeated their clever performance before a moderate house, being again well received. On Satiu.lay evening Mr Fred Kingsley will race against one of our quickest skaters. The annual meeting of the Wellington Woollen Company was held last night. The report and balance-sheet were adopted. After writing off L 2.000, it was decided to appropriate the balance to credit of profit and loss as follows : L 2.390 in payment of an 8 per cent, dividend, L 2.000 added to the reserve fund, and tho balance (1,3,606) carried forward to next year's accounts. The directors reported that there was u gieat demand for tho company's goods, and that ; the mill wna working night and day in order to keep up with the work. By the inward mail intelligence was received of tin; death of MrC. R. Maenlymont (a brother-in-law of Mr Win. 0. Kerr, of this City), a well-known member of the Scottish Bar. A Homo paper says :—" My common consent of the legal profession, Mr Mace'yrnont occupied a foremost place in the front rank of the Outer Bar, and was recognised as ono of the soundest lawyers of his time. A brilliant career at Glasgow University culmiuated in his transference to Balliol College, Oxford, as Snell cxhibitioncrl the blue ribbon of the northern scut of learning. His career at Oxford fully maintained his early promise, and he speedily came to be regarded as one of the most accomplished students Scotland had sent out to compete with the picked men of the most intellectual of Oxford colleges. At the Bar his incisive intellect, his grasp of facts, and an infinite capacity for taking trouble, speedily enabled him to secure an extensivo dlcnU'de., and at his death he was probably making as largo an income as any member of the Junior Bar. It was his intention to apply next term for silk. He was also an aspirant for Parliamentary honors, and tho next general election would probably havo found him contesting a Scotch constituency in the Conservative intereet. . . . Cultivating

-rand, indeed, priding himself on—a certain brusqueness pf manner, there never was a kindlier soul. Open-handed and generouH to a fau'.t—many a struggling student and many a hard pressed friend was indebted to him for timely counsel and aid."

The entertainment in aid of the funds of tho Hanover street Free Reading Room, held in the Baptist Church Schoolroom last evening, was very largely attended, despite tho unfavorable weather. That the attendance proved so satisfactory is not surprising when it is considered that, in order to put forward a really attractive programme, tho pervices of several of our leading amateurs had been secured, and the ready applause which followed each item on tho programme testified to the full appreciation by the audience of the performers' efforts. Of the vocalists, Miss Joel was particularly successful, and in response to the most enthusiastic encore of the evening for her fine rondering of Gumhor's song ' Haste ye birds' gave the popular ballad ' Daddy' with so pleasing expression and clear enunciation as to fully justify the loud applause with which it was received. Miss Cooper, who also had reason to be satisfied with her efforts, was obliged to repeat a verse of her song, Mattei's ' Dear Heart'; and her selection in the second part, 'Beauty sleep,' was doubtless only prevented from being similarly honored through the lateness of the hour. Miss Leech acquitted herself well in Robinson's song ' Remember me no more,' as also did Miss Wiseman in tho duet (' Life's dream is o'er') with Mr J. H. Walker, the latter item being encored. Two of Adams's songs ('The silver cup' and 'Sprung a leak') were contributed by Mr E. A. Joel, and his vigorous interpretation ,of the nautical song secured for him a hearty encore, but Mr Joel's selection 'My Qucou,' which was given in response, {s a class of song in which he does not appair to advantage. Mr W, F. Young's fine bass voice was given ample scope to in ' The Monk' and ' Out on the deep,' the latter being given in response to a recall; while Mr T. Hunter contented himself by bowing hi 3 acknowledgment of the praise bestowed on his song, ' The death of Nelson.' Not the least enjoyable of tho vocal selections were the unaccompanied quartets rendered in correct harmony by Messrs Umbers, Hunter, Jago, and Densem, and which were deservedly redemanded ; also the duct ' Excelsior,' by Messrs Umbers and Jago. The elocutionary part of the programme was in able hands. Mr Bracken created much laughter by his reading of a selection from the humorous pan of Samuel Lover, as also did Mr D. Gaiu iu tho serio-comic recitation 'Betsy and I are out'; while Mr Barrett, doubtless with a vieiv to enlist the sympathies of his hearers in opposition to the sweating system, recited Hood!s well-known ' Song of the shirt.' The instrumental music was well represented by Mr Rohertshaw's band, who appeared three times during the evening; and the vocalists were ably aided by Miss Derbyshire, Miss Joel, and Mr Valiss as n.cccompanists. A hearty vote of thanks Wj»s ponied at the close to the performers, who had so freely given their services.

Mr Robert M'Nab, M.A., was today fid mittcd as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court by His Honor Mr Justice Williams.

We learn from the ' Tablet' that by letters received from Bishop Moran last mail His Lordship, having made satisfactory arrangements in Ireland, had left for Rome, where ho hoped to ('(include his business bo as to be prepared t.» set out with \m priests on the return voyage to thh colony not later than September. At the Princess's Theatre last evening another change of programme was made, when 'Marie, the Woman of the People,' was produced before a very good house. This piece, which abounds in dramatic and pathetic situations, was well received by the audience. The principals Misses Vivian and Wilton, and Messrs Carey, Vivian, Jerden, and Beaumont—acted well in their respective parts, and were recalled at the end of the first, second, and third acta. The piece will be repeated this evening, and on Saturday night 'Neck and Neck ' will occupy the boards. A large public meeting of those interested in the Stewart Island tin-fields was held at Javercargill last night. Mr Conliffe, who has done most of the practical prospecting of the claims, was unable to be present, but sent a letter in which ho expressed very favorable opinions on tho possibility of the field proving remunerative. He contrasted the inaction of the Government in the matter of providing roads, etc., with that of the Tasmanian Government, which backed np the efforts of the prospectors to explore country where there was shown to be any likelihood of minerals existing. The cost of conveying provisions three miles at Pegasua was 21a per cwt, and 60s per 100 ft of timber, owing to the miserable stato of the tracks made by the prospectors. Motions directing the attention of the Minister of Mines to the proved character of the deposits, and urging that the Government should at once proceed with road works to enable the prospectors to reach the claims, were passed.

'lllustrated Land and Sea' thif week contains a portrait of Mr Newbury, theDnnedin tenor, and of tlio member for Dunstan -caching for tho Central Railway.

The Taieri First Fifteen will be represented on Saturday in their match against the Pirates by the following :—Backs—Scott, Oliver, Elder, Allan, Murd ch, Stevenson; forwards—Allan (2), Gibson (3), Mann, Matheson, Davidson, and Edmond ; emergency, G. Allan. Mra A. Forrester has added to her Arcade fruit rmrt a poultry market, situated imtr.cdiatly opposite. Mr P. Forrester, the manage-, baa procured a large variety of fowls of all breeds, from the humble tab'.e bird to the most expensive game, bilver brahma, and other choice kinds, and can consequently supply customers ot all classes. The venture has so far proved a complete succes). Tho half-yeaily meeting of tho Cavercham Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., was held in Paul's Hotel, Oavorsham, last evening; N.G. Bio. B. J. M'Kelvey presiding. The election of officers resulted as follows :-G.M., Pro. E. J. M'Kelvey; N.G., Pro. N. Crawford ; V.G., Bro. Hi PaTons; E.S., Bro. W. Piddington ; P. 3., Bro. Renfree; \V., Bro. J. G M'Kelvey; G„ Bro. S. Cronin; K.S. and L.S. to N.G., Bros. "Wilson and Thompson ; R.S. and L.S. to V.G., Bros. R. Emerson and Jefferson. The usual toasts were responded to by P.G. Bro. Garmson (Shamrock, Rose, and Thistle, Invercargill), PC. Wiikins (Dunedin), and Prov. G.M. Wood on behalf of the District. The receipts were L 23 <h Id. Tho rather ummral transaction of a church building changing har.ds has taken place in the City during the week. The Chalmers Presbyterian Church, which have since the firsi organi--ition been metting in the Oddfellows' Hall, Stuart street, have to much increased since the Rev. J. M, Eraser became their pastor that they now find tho hall too Bmall for them, and in casting about for a morn suitable placo they cime to terms vith the St. John's Primitive Methodist congregation, York place, and during this week completed ths purchase of their church and freehold. The church will in future be known as Chalmers Church. Wo would draw attention to the notice in our advertising columns of the opening services on Sunday next, when the Rev. Dr Stuart will ofliciato in tho morning, and tho Rev, J. Ryby in tho evening. The Rev. J. M. Eraser, pastor, will preach the monthly Gaelic sermon in the afternoon.

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1889., Issue 7944, 27 June 1889

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1889. Issue 7944, 27 June 1889

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