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The Evening Star MONDAY, JULY 8, 1889., Issue 7953, 8 July 1889
The Evening Star MONDAY, JULY 8, 1889.
The business at the City Police Court this morning was restricted to the hearing of five charges of drunkenness. Three first offenders were summarily dealt with, and Thomas Henry Richards, who did not appear in answer to the charge, was fined 20s with costs, in default forty t eight hours’ imprisonment. Hugh M'Farlane (two prer pious convictions), whose wife appeared and said that accused had promised not to touch drink again, was convicted and discharged. Mr J. Hyman, J.P., occupied the Bench. Dr John Finlayson Gillies, whose death we announced on Saturday, came to Dunedin in 1874. He was a native of Skye, and was educated at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, at the latter of which he graduated M.B. in 1869 and M.D. in 1872. His college career was remarkable for Its brilliancy. Dr 4-lejcander Ogston, the wellknown authority on nodical jurisprudence, says: 44 He was one of tfce tfipst sble and successful students of his time, and phased p. very successful examination, taking ail tka subjects at one examination, a thing rarply attempted even by the ablest Student/’ After practising successively at Melchasji i« Wiltshire, and in London he was appointed assistant to Pfoteanor Maolaggan, the anatomical professor in Edinburgh University, shortly after be cams to Dunedin, and was appointed health osoar to the .City, and placed in charge of the fej/er hospital, where he secured exceedingly good He was an admirable Celtic scholar, ##4 the deepest interest in all matters connected with the Gaelic language and literature. He always held a prominent official position in the Gaelic Society. _ As a man Dr Gillies had a large circle of warm friends, by whom his loss will be severely felt. His mi»d was an exceedingly active one, and, In addition to bis medical work, he gave a deal of attention to pjjtside questions of public, literary, or phUoaopM fnUraat. He wrote incessantly, and aa what ho wrote was the product of a mind that thought deeply. It always afforded ample subject for reflection and consideration. Generosity, unfailing sympathy and kindness, and wide-hearted charity wore his prominent characteristics. Ho had the gift of majdng himself personally exceedingly agreeable, fmd his intimate friends were devotedly attached to him. By thoss whom he has befriended, to whqpi his help and aympathy have frequently been extended, and the number is very large, his gftriy .death F'ill tyi deeply deplored.
Mr J. W. Brindley was to-day elected councillor for South Ward of Maori Hill Borough. A large and thoroughly representative meeting of the members of Mr G. Beethum’s Masterton constituents have resolved—“ That in the opinion of this meeting it is desirable that Mr Beetham should retain his seat in the House, and that Mr Buchanan te requested to ask the House for leave of absence for him for the remainder of the session.”
The French Colonial Department at Tahiti proposes to establish a mail service between Tahiti and Honolulu via Apia, to connect with the San Francisco service at the Hawaiian Islands. The object is to estab lish with America via Samoa more direct communication, faster transmission of mails and passengers to San Francisco, and that a great portion of the Tahitian trade may be taken from New Zealand.
Mr E. H. Carew, R.M., presided at the Resident Magistrate’s Court tills morning. Judgment was given for plaintiffs by default in the following cases:—N. Lieber and Co, v. A. Graham, claim, LI 14s 6d, for goods supplied; Equitable Insurance Association v. Frederick Sutton (Hawke’s Bay), claim, Lls 14a 3d, calls due on shares; Dunedin Iron and Woodvvare Company v. R, Bell, claim, L2 10s lOd, for goods supplied (judgment for L2 Os lOd). As bearing somewhat on the efforts now being made to obtain special legislation for licensing the Exhibition building, the following fact stated at a public meeting in Westminster Town Hall is of interest:— “ When the Inhabitants of the West India Islands obtained their Local Option Act, another Act for the purpose of licensing one special hotel, in defiance of the local option law, was applied for, and on the people appealing to Her Majesty in Privy Council the special license was overruled and the local option right of the people maintained.”
Wakari Rifles’ annual ball in the Kaikorai Good Templars’ Hall on August 10.
The officers and members of the District Grand Lodge, S.C., will meet at the Masonic Hall to-morrow evening. The Kindergarten Association are willing to receive applications from young women anxious to be taught the principles and methods cf Kindergarten work. Installation of W.M. and investiture of officers of Lodge St, Andrew, No. 482, S.O, to-morrow evening, in the Freemasons’ Hall. Officers and members of other lodges are invited to attend.
The members of the Port NavaU have presented Lieutenant Lodder, of the Torpedo Corps, with a marble clock, suitably inscribed, in rccognit’on of his services as the corps’ instructor in torpedo work and of their respect for him as a man.
The final performance of the new kinderspiel ‘The flowers of the Forest' is to be given during tbo week in St, Paul’s Schoolroom. For some time past the principals and chorus —eighty in number-have been busily engaged rehearsing, and the result promises to be satisfactory in every way. The Pott Chalmers Fire Brigade have elected office-bearers for the current year as follow : Captain, H. Mitchell; lieutenant, John Thomson ; foreman of kook and ladder carriage, George Palmer; foreman No, 1 hose reel, F, Perry ; foreman No. 2 hose reel, 0. Colthorpe ; secretary, John McDonald ; trea rarer, H. Simmonda ; auditors—G. Palmer and H. Percy.
The monthly penny reading in connection with Leavitt House was held on Friday night; Mr A. 0. Bioad presiding. The report, read by the bon, secreta y (A. Beckman), stated that three L.T.L, meetings had been held during the month, and four new membsrs had joined, 0 reat interest is taken by the lads in the working o'asses, forty-eight having joined them, who are working tbror nights every week for a bazaar to be held at the end of the month for the benefit of the work. Many lads are waiting to be ad milted, but the Committee are in need of teachers, especially for the carpenters’ shop. A programme of songs, recitations, etc., was gone through. A concert was given at the Benevolet t Ii a'itu ti )t on Friday evening, when therewasa cmw el attendance, Mr IVaihen in the chair. Miss Florence Irwin contributed a pianoforte solo, and took part with her sister in a duer. Miss Irwin, who was in excellent voice, laag ‘Ke ry Dance’and ‘Bride Bells.’ The duet 'Hark, thi Goat tells,’ was rendered by Mi sea Crow and Aitchoson, wh • also contributed popular songs. Miss Proctor’s voice was heard to advantage in ‘Eileen Alannah’ and two other numbers. Mr H. Martin, who pleased the audience with his banjo solos, was encored for ‘When you and 1 were young, Maggie.’ Mr Wathen sang ‘The Waggoner,’and recited ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade.’ Two humorous readings were given by Mr Proctor, who was particularly auccea-ful in one of Max Adder’s. The entei tainment closed with the singing of ths ‘National Anthem.’ We have received from Messrs How Jen and Moncrieff, seedsmen, Princes stre<t, a copy of their ‘ Descriptive Catalogue of Garden Seeds and Cultural Guide’ for the present season. While as a matter of business this work is issued as an advertisement by the firm, it must also be a very useful work of reference to tbe amateur, or indeed the practical gardener. Each class or species of vegetable or flower is desciibed, the nature of soil suited for its cultivation given, together with cultural directions which must prove very useful. The work extends over sixty-two pages of crown quarto with a tastefully-printed cover. Th’s class cf work is frequently sent to tire Home Oountiy to be printed, secdsn en thinking the work cannot re-iei »e justice at tUe bauds of colonial printers. This list cf Messrs Bowden and Monet left sue--1 csssfully refutes that idea, and the firm is to be eorgra‘ulate/1 upon retaining in the colony the gat-up of their book In this V ispect they show an example worthy of imitation by some of the older-established houses, who do not afford the 10-al tradesmen an opportunity of showing what they can do. The installation of officers of Pioneer Lodge, 1.0 0.F., took place on Tuesday at the Oddfellows’ Hall, Rattray street. There was a fair attendance cf members and a large number of visitors from the Leith and Unity Lodges Acting G.M. Bro. A’exmder, attended by his officers, installed the following officers in their respective chairs—viz , J.P.G., Bro. G. Latimer, jun.; N.G., Bro. W. Thompson; V.G., Bro. R. Collier; secretary, Bro. Springer; treasurer, Bro. G. Jacobs; warden, Bro, T, Dunne; conductor, Bro. Springer; 1.G., Bro. Templeton; R.B. toN.G., Bro. Cole; L.S, to N 6., Bro. R. M’Kinlay; F.S. to V.G., Bro, L, Beissel; L.S. to V.G.. Bro. R. P. Dunne; S,?. Bros. Gumming and Sandeman. The installing officer congratulated the lodge upon its choice of officers, and stated that he was greatly pleased to see Bro. W. Thompson in the position of chairman of the ledge. The Grand Secretary (Bro. W. Reid), in the course of his remarks, drew the attention of the members of the Order to tho report of the Registrar of Friendly Societies, which stated that the T.0.0.F. was the only friendly society whose funeral fund showed a surplus. The receipts were LlB 9s 3J. The half-yearly summoned meeting cf Court Enterprise, A.0.F., was held at the courtroom, Carroll’s Hotel, on Tuesday eve. ing, when a large number of members w. re present. Auditor P. U.O.R. Bro. Ibbotson read the balance-sheet and auditors’ report, which showed the court to be in a flouiishirg condition, the vslne of the court being L 3.233 18s HJd. The report and balar oo sheet were adopted. The annual report of the Registrar of Friendly Societies shows Court Enterprise to be financially sound in every respect, and tho report was voted very gratifying to the members generally. The election of officers resulted as follows: — 0.R., Bro. 0. H. Oaten; 5.0. R., Bro. 0. W. Patton; treasurer, Bro, Jolly (re-elected); secretary, Bro. \7oodland (re-elected); 8 IV., Bro. A. Thomson ; J. W,, Bro. F. W, Lowry; 8.8., Bro, 3, fatten ( j.B„ Bro. J. Hawkins; P. 0.8. Bro. J. Wilkinson was re-elected auditor. The following brethren were elected delegates to represent this court at the next district meeting, to be hold in Oamaru next month i—P.D.G.R. Bro Melville, P.O.P. E. Turnbull, and O.R. 0. H, Oaten. It was resolved that the retiring 0.R,, Bro. Turnbull, bo presented with a framed and gigged P.O.R.’fi certificate, a neck ribbon, and his name placed oa tho respect board, for tbe faithful manner be had carried opt his duties for the past three and a.half
The Evening Star MONDAY, JULY 8, 1889., Issue 7953, 8 July 1889
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