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The Napier Borough Council unreservedly condemn the Charitable Aid Bill. It has been decided not to form a second Masonic Union, and at a meeting of the craft on Wednesday night regret was exE reseed that such an attempt should have een made. The only transaction in Crown lands for the week was the purchasing by Stephen M'Nicoll Barr of section 3, block 19, Waikoikoi Township (containing 3a 2r 13p), cash price L 5, on deferred payment. The Albany street School Committee have appointed Mr Barnett (chairman) as their second delegate to the Schools’ Conference. Messrs Wheeler and Canter were appointed members of the Works Committee, and Messrs Newman and Canter members of the Visiting Committee. The head-master reported that the average attendance for the past quarter was—boys 330, girls 314,

The criminal sessions at Christchurch were completed yesterday. Patrick Dunn was sentenced to eighteen months for robbery from the person. The Auckland unemployed held a meeting yesterday, when 200 persons were present. It was decided to telegraph to the Premier asking for relief work. The boot shop of A. J. Cooper, at Gisborne, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The stock and building were insured for L3sointhe Equitable and LlOd in the North British. The Minister of Mines states that he has been informed that payable gold has been discovered at the end of Puhipuhi Forest nearest to Kawakawa. Ten experienced miners are already on the ground. In the Wellington Supreme Court yesterday John A. Thomson was convicted of sheep-stealing, and remanded for sentence. Thomas O’Connor, charged with assaulting a Chinaman, was acquitted. The Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, at a meeting last night, carried by a majority of one a motion urging that it is not desirable that the Hospital and Charitable Aid Bill should become law. At a meeting of settlers in Whangarei on Wednesday, it was resolved to ask the Government to construct a tramway from Kamo to Puhipuhi Forest at once, so that the dead kauri in the forest may be utilised. The case of Bing, Harris, and Co. versus the Commissioner of Customs, for the recovery of goods detained under an order of the Customs expert, will be heard before a jury of twelve at Christchurch on the 22nd inst. A concert was given at All Saints’ School l room last night, the programme including the musical sketches ‘ John Gilpin ’ and 1 A Fit of the Blues ’; vocal selections by Misses Horne, Shackleton, Treseder, and Wilson, Messrs Howlison and J, Jago ; and a pianoforte duo by Mrs and Miss Palmer, The will case of Gallie v. Winmill was resumed at the Supreme Court this morning, and Mr Chapman concluded his address on behalf of defendant at noon. Mr Fraser spoke on certain law points for about half an hour, and, argument of counsel having closed, His Honor said he would take time to consider his judgment. The remains of a human body found eighty miles from Charleville (Queensland) have been identified as those of A. G, Fitzherbert, who in January last started to walk from Advale to Charleville, and had not since been heard of. On the bottom of a pannikin found near the body was scratched the following words“ Write S. Fitzherbert, Wanganui, and tell him to provide for wife and children.”

The death of Mr Thomas White, the well-known musician, is reported to day. He had gone home last night, and on Mrs White summoning Dr de Zouche the latter found it necessary to inject morphia, as had been customary, but Mr White never rallied. Deceased, who has no family, was one of the oldest-established teachers of music in this City, and was a thorough master of the technique of his profession. At this morning’s sitting of the Supreme Court dates were fixed for the hearing of some of the cases set down for the civil sittings commencing on Monday next. Roberts v. Liddell, in which damages for alleged breach of promise of marriage are claimed, will be beard on Monday ; Ferric v. Isaacs, on Wednesday ; Hunter v. Dickson, on Friday; Schmidt v. The Dunedin Corporation, on the 15th inst. ; and Kenyon v. Rich, on the 25 th inst. A numerously-attended meeting of residents of Mansford Town was held there on Wednesday evening for tbe purpose of considering a proposal to incorporate Mansford Town with the Borough of Port Chalmers ; Mr B. Throp iu the chair. Mr T, North was present to advise. After hearing the views of the various speakers, including the chairman, the mayor, and several of the Port councillors, the proposal was declared carried unanimously. At a specially summoned Committee meeting of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association, held at Christchurch yesterday, all the affiliated clubs except Napier being represented, it was resolved—- “ That the Committee strongly recommehd to the general meeting of the Association, to be held on July 25, that the request of the Dunedin A.A.C. to hold the first Championship meeting in Dunedin during the Exhibition time be acceded to; also, that the terms to be recommended should be that the Association finance the meeting, the Dunedin Club to take 33J per cent, of the profits.” A sub-committee was appointed to revise the Championship rules and report to a general meeting.

The session of the Educational Institute was brought to a close last night by a conversazione and dance in the Choral Hall. In the lower hall the elder members of the Institute and their friends mustered in goodly force to listen to a programme of vocal and instrumental music, and to witness some interesting electrical experiments, conducted by Mr W. E. Spencer. The vocalists were Misses Ileenan (‘Waiting’), White (‘ Scenes that are brightest ’), Messrs Palmer (‘The maid of the mill'), and Rennie (‘ The warrior bold ’), Mr Schweers being the accompanist. Mr Davies led the orchestra. The dance was attended by over 2JO persons, and was a a very pleasant affair. In a word, the session of 1889 has been a markedly successful one, whether regarded in the light of the actual business transacted or the amount of hospitality extended by the members of the Institute to visitors.

At the meeting of the Oamaru Borough Council last evening a letter, was received from the Auditor-General’s office intimating that as the Council’s overdraft was L6,00;i, or about L 2,000 over the year’s rates, the law would be set in motion to recover the penalties under the Act. It was pointed out that the Council's overdraft was only L 750, or L3OO less than it was at this time last year, but that ono fund had been drawn against in order to meet the liabilities on the others, and that the AuditorGeneral had added these to the overdraft to make up the total of L 6,003. The Council resolved to write to the member for the town on the subject. It was pointed out that if the Auditor-General insisted on each fund being kept separate the Council would be unable to meet the payments of interest on loans, but that as it was its financial position had improved. The City Hall Rink was well patronised last evening, the attraction being a masquerade carnival, which passed off very successfully, mainly owing to the untiring efforts of Mr T. Wootton, manager. The skaters, numbering about fifty, were attired in various fancy dress costumes, and occupied the floor until 9.15, when general skating was indulged in, the Caversham Band supplying the music. A march took place during the evening, and those taking part in the function performed the various evolutions without a hitch, being led by the manager. The most conspicuous costumes were those worn by the respective impersonators of Satanella, Jockeyette, Flower Girl, French Peasant Girl, Marguerite, Shepherd Girl, Cards, and Olivia among the females; and Dick Turpin (who was by far the best dressed character), a "slavey,” Turk, Indian Princes, "Ikey Mo,” and a Mexican among the males. The carnival will be repeated this evening. A notice to members of Hand and Heart Lodge appears in this issue. There was an excellent attendance of members at the weekly meeting of the John street Mutual Improvement Claes last evening; the president (Rev, J, Hinton) In the chair. An essay on ‘ Books, and how to read them ’ was read by a member, and a discussion ensued on ‘ What is a Novel ?’ In this evening’s issue is published the prospectus of the Nenthorn Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Limited, of Nenthorn, Central Otago. The capital of the company is L 14.600, divided into <58,400 shares of 5s each, of which 38,400 shares, paid to 2s each, are retained by the transferors of the several privileges held by the company. It is proposed to call up L 2.000, with which the directors will erect an efficient crushing plant "for the reduction,” to quote the prospectus. "of the large bodies of pay ore in the claims.” It is stated that there are twelve large gold-bearing lodes in the three leases held by the company, and that unusual facilities are available for producing the maximum quantity of quartz at the minimum of cost. OurNaeeby correspondent advises that since the prospectus was issued tbe>o has been (piite a rush on the stock. Mr J. A. Chapman is broker {>r Dunedin, and Mr Leslie A. Norman for Central Otago,

Second lecture in connection with the Otago Ambulance Association tly Dr Maun sell in the Garrison Hall this evening. H. Ross, engraver, etc,, begs to notify his customers that be has removed to Union Cham* hers, Princes street. (See advertisement on fourth page.)—[Advt.] At Messrs Morris and Setlye’s factory on Wednesday, Mr John Seelye (on behalf of the i resen'ol Mr J Tudor with a handsome easy chair on the eve of his marriage.

The current number of the ‘ Bovs’ High School Magazine ’is to hand. Nathraliy a good deal of space is devoted to the doings of the schoo.’s football champions, but there is plenty of other matte*’ that will interest “old boys." Foo’.ball.— Port Chalmers First v, Cavetsbam First, at Fitzroy. Port: Osborne, Platts, Ritchie, Wilson, Crawford, Ho’den, Bell, Bauchop, Fairley, Henderson, Kydd, Leonard, Matson, Ross, Stewart,—Port Chalmers Second v. Caversbam Second, at the Pott, The old Provincial Horse Saleyards, Stafford street, have passed into the hands of Messrs H. Driver and Son, auctioneers and stock agents, who will hold their first sale there to-morrow at 11 a.m. We understand Mr H. M. Driver will conduct the sales. Messrs Wright, Stephenson, and Co. open their new ealeyard in High and Maclaggan streets to-morrow at noon.

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Evening Star, Issue 7951, 5 July 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7951, 5 July 1889

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