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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1889.

The Grocers’ Association at Wellington announce a further rise in tho retail price of sugar.

The Wanganui Borough Council have instructed the member for the district to oppose the Hospitals and Charitable Aid Bill.

The Natives of Kanana, up the Wanganui River, are reported to have joined Te Kooti’s religion, and have invited him to visit them, which he intends doing. The Waimakariri Board have resolved to take precautions against heavy floods should such occur, as several places are reported weak, and threaten Christchurch with an overflow in case of a heavy flood. The Christchurch Supreme Court case Colliery. Wood, Shand, and Co., to recover

L 350 damages for defendants’ carter running into a cart driven by plaintiff, upsetting him and injuring his leg, lasted two days, aud resulted In a verdict for L2OO and costs. The Zealandia, with tho English mail of the 15th June, left San Francisco for Auckland on the 29th ult.—time-table date. The Alameda, with tho colonial mails of the 17th June, arrived at San Francisco, from Auckland, on the Gth inst., time-table date. The bridge in course of construction over the Mokahoka River, connecting Ekatahuna and Parkville, collapsed yesterday, taking with it a man named O’Brien, who, notwithstanding a fall of over 100 ft, escaped with a few bruises. The loss will fall on Mr Bryant, the contractor. A return presented to Parliament shows that during the year ended December, 1888, there were 868 bankruptcies in New Zealand. Of these 236 were between LIOO and L 250, 198 from LSO to LlOt), 151 from L 250 to LSOO, 97 from LSOO to LI,OOO, 66 under LSO, 47 from LI,OOO to L 2,000, 23 from L 2,000 to L 5,000, and 22 over L 5,000. Two hundred and seventy • six bankruptcies occurred in Wellington, Nelson, and Westland ; 237 in Canterbury; 204 in Otago and Southland; and 151 in the Northern districts.

The Parliamentary correspondent of our Lawrence contemporary sends the following i—“ If feeling in the lobby is any indication of action in the House, there will bo some very hard hitting when the Ministerial correspondence with Judge Ward is laid on the table. Judge Ward is by no means a friendless man, and rumor has it that he has been addressed by Ministers in a somewhat discourteous manner, and asked for particulars of his judgment in tho Christie case that a Judge rarely affords either on or off the bench. Outside this, again, it is said thp,t direct charges of a somewhat grave character have been made. It is possible that the debate on this matter will be the surprise of the session.”

The weekly meeting of the Benevolent Trustees, held this afternoon, was attended by Messrs A. Solomon (chairman), M. Fagan, J. Carroll, and ,C. Haynes. The medical superintendent reported _ havipg paid his weekly visit tp the Institution, and found everything in a satisfactory condition. Regarding the case of the removal by a woman of her younger brother and sister from the Institution, it was decided to obtain « report from the inspector before any relief was granted as applied for by the woman. It was stated that she had failed to send the children to school.; but, should the inspector’s report be satisfactory, relief would be granted. The other business transacted was of a routine nature,

The 1 Tuapeka Times ’ learned by the last mail that Dr Cameron and a number of other shareholders have commenced proceedings against the directors of the Blue Spur Consolidated Company for the recovery of their money. The grounds of action a,re misrepresentation in connection with certain statements contained in the prospectus. It was at first contemplated to proceed direct against the agent of the owners here (Mr J. C. Brown), but it is now thought that as the London directors guaranteed the correctness of these statements to intending shareholders, they have pmde themselves responsible. Among the shareholders who are thus suing for their money is a widow, now reduced to a state of comparative indigence, who was induced to sell out of a company paying very fair dividend? and invest all in the Blue Spur Company.

The Clifton Hotel, Beaumont, which was totally destroyed by fire about one o’clock yesterday jmorning, was originally erected: by Mr Rioiurd Lancaster, and was situated about a quarter of a mile from the bridge, on the west side of the river, on the 1 main up-country road. It contained fifteeni or sixteen rooms. ;For the past few months the hotel was in the occupation of Mr James Buchanan, who was to make room to-morrow for Mr Robert -Ferguson, whe recently purchased the hotel and adjoining land from Mr Horace Bastings. Beyond a few articles of furniture, there was nothing saved. The insurances are; On the building, L 350 in the Australian Alliance; on the furniture, LlOd in the Colonial; and on the stock-in-trade, hSO in the Colonial,

I’lio monthly mooting of Lodgo Otago Kilwinning will be held to-morrow evening. L.O. Lodge No. 12, William Johnston, hold a soil' oe and concert in the Ohoral Hall on Friday evening.

Annual idunion of the New Zealand Clothing Factory employ6j in Choral Hall on Friday, August 9.

Saturday return tickets will be issued on the railway in connection with the Dunedin Poultiy Show on Friday and Saturday. Among the latest published applicants for patents are:— O. J. A. Richardson, Invercargill, for an automatic Are screen or guard and dumb waiter combined; and G, H. Marsden, Dunedin, for scolloped shear blades (any size). At a meeting of the Kaikorai Band held on Monday evening Mr John Haigh was presented with a marble clock beating the following inscription:—“ Presented to Mr John Haigh by the members of the Kaikorai Band on the occasion of his marriage, July, 1889.”

The first performance in New Zealand of the popular kinder, piel ‘ The Flowers o’ the Forest will take place to morrow evening in St. Paul s School room, and will be repeated lon Friday, Saturday, and Monday evenings. About eighty voices will take part in the representation.

A mistake occurred in our report of the meeting of Mrs Dring’s creditors. The facts are that the landlord seized certain goods for rent, which were sold by Park and Co, Then Mrs Dring called in Mr Campbell, auctioneer, and sold out the remainder of the stock, the proceeds of which were handed over to Mr Dring.

Tho hnlf-yearly meeting of the Dunedin Engineers’ Band was held in the Sussex Hall on Monday evening, Mr H. Benjamin in the chair. After the balance-sheet being read, which disclosed a most satisfactory financial condition, the following officers were elected:—Mr H. Benjamin, bon. conductor; Mr O. A. Perry, .ecretary; Messrs G. Peid and 0. Dickinson, auditors; committee Messrs R. Jackson, J. Henney, T. Rushton, J. K. Henderson.

The fortnightly meeting of tho Loyal Excelsior Ledge of the P.A.F.S.A. was held in tho Baptist Chapel, Green Island, on the evening of Friday, sth July; the W.M, (Bro, John Graham) presiding. The Registrar’s yearly report was distributed amongst the brethren. The auditors’ report and secretary’s balance-sheet were submitted to the lo 'go, and showed tho funds to be in a floutishing condition. The receipts were L 5 lls. The thirteenth anniversary of the Lily of tho Valley Lodge, 1.0. G.T., was celebrated on Monday evening in the North Dunedin Drill Hall by a social rdanion, when a large number of tho brethren and sisters, accompanied by their friends, attended. After an excellent tea the vocal part of the programme was commerced, and contributions were given by Messrs M’ K inlay. Hughes, Barnett, W. M‘Kinlay,W. Dutch, and Mieses Gi'lespie, Price, Carr, and Deans; Mr H. Mi.burn being the accompanist.

Tho prospectus of the Eureka Quartz Mining Company, of Nenthorn, is published in this issue. The capital is to be L 15,000 in 80,000 shares of 10s each, of which 20,000 shares are reserved for the original owners in payment of tho rights transferred to tho company. The property comprises two licenced holdings of thirty acres each and water rights. It «as from the Eureka claim that the stone came that was crushed last week at Messrs Kincaid and M'Queen’s battery, the yield being at the rate of lOoz per ton. The brokers are Mr Walter Hislop (of Dunedin) and Mr Leslie A Norman (of Naseby and Nenthorn).

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1889., Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1889. Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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