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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1889.

An Auckland publican was yesterday fined on throe charges of breaches of the Beer Duty Act. The next fire brigade demonstration will be held at Wellington. It is expected that 400 firemen will take part. The charge against Samuel Levy, tobacconist, ot Wellington, of having tobacco in his possession on which duty was not paid, has been dismissed,

The body of Pettit, one of tho miners entombed in the A.A. Company’s mine at Newcastle, has been recovered in an advanced state of decomposition. On the 13th ult, tho British warship Cormorant arrived at Raratonga, and steamed thence to a small island in the immediate vicinity of Aitutaki, where the British flag was hoisted.

The “ Vagabond,” speaking of the Pacific mail service, says that the disappearance of the American flag from our waters would be the greatest calamity which could befall the Australian colonies.

The revenue of Queensland for the year was L 3,614,000, an increase of L 437,000. The expenditure was L 3,497,000. In face of the previous year’s deficiency of L 602,000, there, is still a deficit of L 485,000. At the special meeting of the University Council, held yesterday afternoon, a subcommittee was appointed to prepare a report upon the grounds on which the Bill introduced into Parliament by Dr Fitchett, and which proposes to alter the constitution of the Council, should be opposed. The monthly meeting of the Union street School Committee, held last evening, was attended by Mr J. L. Gillies (chairman), Dnthie, Swan, Heenan, Selby, and M'Laren. The janitor’s report was read, The Supreme Court criminal sessions at Christchurch were continued yesterday. Augustus May, convicted of larceny on Monday, was admitted to twelve months’ probation ; David Rowlands, for stealing from the person, was sentenced to twelve •months’ imprisonment ; Frank Reeves (charged with rape), Frank O’Neill, and Joseph Clarkson (for assault and robbery) were acquitted. A serious charge against some of the deputy-assignees in bankruptcy was flatly brought by Mr Fitzherbert in the House on Friday. He declared that he knew of cases where lawyers “ tipped ” deputy-assignees with a commission before giving work to them. The Colonial Secretary objected to such insinuations, but Mr Fitzherbert returned to the charge, and said they were facts within his own knowledge. Then the matter should be inquired into. A discussion took place at the meeting of the Auckland Presbytery on the motion that the call of the Devonport Presbyterian congregation to the Rev. J. Hill, of Lyttelton, be sustained. It was pointed out the Rev. Mr Hill was receiving L3OO a year in Lyttelton, and he was now offered Ll5O a year, without manse, and an amendment was moved suggesting to the congregation making the call that they should increase tho stipend to L2OO. Tho motion for the call was carried.

At a meeting of the Wellington branch of the Irish National League, held in connection with the proposed visit of the Irish delegates, the following resolution was arrived at: directed to communicate with the Auckland organisation, also with Sydney, Christchurch, and Dunedin, to the effect that this branch has received the opinion of Sir G. Grey, Mr Hutchison, and several other members of Parliament that the delegates should visit Wellington during the session as their first place of call in New Zealand.” ‘Neck For Neck’ was repeated to a moderate house last evening, The principals were frequently applauded during the progress of the piece, which certainly provides sensation enough for those who enjoy that particular kind of amusement. The acting of Misses Vivian and Wilton and Messrs Carey, Jerdan, and Vivian is deserving of mention, although the disconnected style of the drama acted as a handicap to an even representation of their respective characters being given. To-night the old favorite ‘ East Lynne ’ will be produced, for which the reserved seats have been freely taken. Miss Vivian’s Lady Isabel is spoken highly of by our Northern contemporaries. The monthly meeting of the Maoandrew road School Committee last evening was attended by Messrs Hogg (chairman), Logie, Carpenter, Hallam, and Dodds. _ Mr Fisher wrote from Balclutha apologising for his absence. The action of the chairman in granting three days’ midwinter holidays was approved. The head-master wrote that the parents had been put to considerable expense lately for new books, and suggested that the request for the pen and ink money be held over until next quarter. It was resolved that the suggestion be agreed to. The head-master reported that the attendance for the month of June was 587, and for the quarter 595. He complained of the irregularity of the attendance of many of the children at the school. He intimated that the percentage of passes at the recent examination of the school by tho inspector was 91. This was lower than it had been for four years, but the examination this year was held a month earlier than usual; and also two of the teachers had been unavoidably absent for long periods prior to the examination. It was resolved to send a list of truants to the police, with a request that they give the absentees and their parents a warning. The report of the inspection of the school was deemed very satisfactory, and the secretary was desired to write to the head-master complimenting him and his able assistants on such a result. The question of prizes or certificates was deferred until next meeting. A list of repairs required was referred to the Works Committee. The arrangement concluded by the secretary with Mr Bassett re sanitary matters was approved of,

The Mosaic! School Committee have decided to enforce the compulsory cla uses of the Edufatfoh Act.

. At the Supreme Court at Wellington llobert Taylor was sentenced to eighteen months’ for robbery from a dwelling. James Barlow, charged with .larceny aq a bailee, was acquitted. John Dalton', robbery from a hotel, was found guilty and remanded for sentence, as there are further charges against him.

The will case of Winmill v. Gallic was resumed at the Supreme Court to-day, Mr Chapman continuing his address to the Court on behalf of defendant, and commenting on the evidence that had been adduced during the hearing of the trial, _ The case is likely to extend over the remainder of the week.

The Oamaru Hospital Trustees object to the control of the hospital being vested in the borough council. The Seiwyn County Council have resolvcd—“ That in the opinion of this Council the proposal to place several institutions in North Canterbury district under the control of the local body is unsatisfactory and unjust, and that steps be taken to endeavot to have representation made on the same basis as contained in the existing Act,” The Mayor of Nelson said at a meeting of the Charitable Aid Board that he had examined the proposed new Hospital and Charitable Aid Bill, and so far as their own district w&s concerned, should be soyry to see it pass in its present form. The Wanganui County Council opposed the Colonial Secretary’s Hospital and Charitable Aid Bill on the grounds that it placed the control with the borough council, in whose deliberations they had no say.

A successful series of tableaux vivanls, inaugurated by Miss Pollen, were given in St. Paul’s Schoolroom on Monday evening, when, notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, a large number of people was gathered together. The tableaux, of which there were about twelve in number, were represented chiefly by children, with very pretty effect, Mr Statham acted as explanator. Great care had been taken in the various appointments, and the applause which followed each representation was a sufficient proof that they were rightly appreciated. When all was of such an excellent standard, it would be difficult to point to any one tableau more deserving of praise than another; but in our opinion ‘ The Picnic,’ * Diana,’ ‘ Getting ready for the Ball,’ * The Washerwoman,’ ‘Blind-man’s Buff,’ ‘The Pillow Fight,’ ‘ The Stolen Whiff,’ and the ‘ Contrast ’ (representing the evils of the sweating system) were deserving of special mention. Daring the evening a number of musical items were contributed by the following ladies and gentlemen : —Mrs Manaon, Miss Irvine, the Misses Irwin, Miss Boss, Miss Statham, and Messrs Baker, Blenkinsopp, Martin, and A. J. Towsoy, the latter also acting as accompanist throughout. Illness prevented Master Towscy from making his appearance.

At to-day’s meeting of the Educational Institute Mr Fitzgerald proposed that the recommendation of the Committee, to the effect that the subscription of the ladies to the Institute be 2s fid, was carried. The following candidates were nominated to represent the Institute at the New Zealand Educational Institute :—Messrs W. Milne, J. Reid, Fitzgerald, Piper, Chilton, M'Nicoll, J, H. Gray, Tyndall, G. Smith, Moore, Wilson, Selby, and Rennie. The election takes place to-morrow. Rev. Mr Waddell, who was present by invitation, thanked the members of the Institute for their kindness in asking him to attend. The delegates who represented the Institute at the meeting of the New Zealand Institute in Wellington reported on the business transacted. A vote of thanks was accorded the delegates. A deputation (consisting of Messrs White, Isaac, Cohen, and Wilkinson) from the Standing Committee of the Dunedin and Suburban Schools’ Conference waited on the Institute re the most suitable time for the mid-winter holidays. After discussion, it was resolved to adopt a report which contained a clause to the effect that the first week of the mid-winter holidays should be recommended to the as the most suitable for its annual meeting, and that two weeks should pass after each meeting before the school examinations were resumed. During the afternoon session Mr Tyndall (Tuapeka) read &n interesting paper on ‘ Bibliolatry,’ which provoked a lengthy discussion ; while Mr C. Mahoney (Milton) opened a discussion on ‘ The advantages of a Non-political Council in lieu of Education Boards,’ Our report is held over.

Tho North Dunedin Rifles hold a grand social dance on August 23, it being their twenty-sixth anniversary.

E. Ross, engraver, etc., begs to notify his customers that he has removed to Union Chambers, Princes street, (See advertisement on fourth page).— [Advt,] Mr R. C. Joues, the well-known electrician, will deliver one of bis popular lectures on ‘Statical Electricity,' with numerous experiments, on Thursday evening, in King street Congregational Church. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Yal'ey True Blue Lodge, P.A.F.B. A., was held in the lodge room, Public Hall, North east Valley, last evening. D.M. W. H. Forrest presided. A vote of condolence and sympathy for the W.M. Bro. Blair, on the occasion of his wife’s death, was passed unanimously, and out of respect to him the lodge was adjourned for a fortnight. The fortnightly meeting of the Triumph Lodge, P.A.F.ftA., was hold in the Wesleyan Schoolroom, Cargill road, on Monday evening, Bro. 0. A. Arnold. W.M., in the chair. There was a largo attendance of members. The auditors’ report and balance-sheet showed tho lodge to be in a very flourishing condition. It was decided to attend special service at Chalmers Church. Tho receipte for the evening were LlO IDs Od. The half-yearly meeting of the Linden Lodge, U. was held in tho Council Hall, Roslyn, last night, when there was a good attendance of brethren. P.A. Bro. Shelton read the balance-sheet and auditors’ renort, which were adopted. The election of officers resulted as followsA.D., Bro. Donaldson; V. Bro. T. Ryan; secretary, Bro. T, Sunderland (reelected); treasurer, Pro, D. Kaye (re-elected); A.D. bards, Bros. W. T. Smith and T. Wright; V.A. bards, Bros. Ellis and Harness; 1.G., Bro. J. Roberts; O.Vi., Bro, Boardman ; auditors, P.A. Bro. Shelton (reelected) and P.A. Bro. Clarke. D.P. Bro. Moss, assisted by P.A. Bro. Shelton, installed tho officers. The receipts were L2l7s. A trial of a new gold-saving apparatus came off yesterday and to-day at Messrs Sohlaadt Bros.’ engineering yards, in Great King street, in the presence of a considerable number of gentlemen interested in mining pursuits. The apparatus, which is the invention of Mr J. A. Miller, a miner of considerable experience in the Cromwell and neighboring districts, appears to be an elaboration of the old cradle system; still it is simple in principle and apparently satisfactory in its working results, for although an accident at yesterday’s trial caused a temporary hitch in tho working, matters were put right, and the outcome was that the machine passed the test very successfully. 'J he apparatus will be on view at the approaching Exhibition, and is rare to arouse much interest among mining people.

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1889., Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1889. Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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