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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1889.

It is understood that tho Government intend to proceed against the master and crew of the Janet Ramsay for sealing at the Aucklands during the close season. The ways of some licensing committees are past understanding. At Auckland City East it seems that a majority of the Committee granted the transfer of a club license to fresh premises without in any way consulting the rest of the Committee. Mr Carew, R.M., sat at the Police Court this morning. A first offender was convicted of drunkenness and discharged ; and the three cases of Bright v. Bright, lobin v. James Tobin and v. Edward Tobin—charges of disobeying maintenance orders—wore struck out, there being no appearance of either of the parties. The Kaikoura conspiracy case was revived yesterday at Christchurch, when Cook (the prosecutor) obtained a verdict of L.300 damages from Carter, one of the convicted conspirators. Two of the latter were called as witnesses, and appeared in Coart in their prison garb. Mr Justice Denniston expressed the opinion that such a course was objectionable. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning the only ease heard was David Bethune v. Ernest Bayton, claim, L 5 Is Bd, for goods supplied. Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the amount claimed in weekly instalments of 2s 6d, first payment to be made on the 18th inst., in default three days’ imprisonment. Messrs S. Myers and P. G, Pryde, J.P.s, occupied the Bench.

Mr D. Wishart (Begg and Co.) has received a letter from Mr G. Price, who is acting as agent in the colonies for the wellknown baritone, referring to the proposed visit to this colony of Mr Santley. The letter concludes as follows :—“ In the meantime I may say that it is my full intention to bring Mr Santley to New Zealand, and I will not fail to inform you by letter when our arrangements are completed.” Mr Santley is at present in Sydney, for which place he left Melbourne last Thursday. It has not yot been decided as to tho number of weeks to which his stay there will bo limited, but there is every probability of Mr Sautley appearing in New Zealand very shortly.

Special meeting of shareholders in the Otago Club Company, Limited, this evening.

The first representation of the popular kinderspiel ‘ The Flowers of tho Forest ’ will be given in St. Paul’s Schoolroom this evening. The Hugo Minstrels, who are now in Christchurch after having had a very successful tour of the North Island, are to appear here shortly. Received from Mx Hoisburgh a brochure, giving tho full text cf Bishop Nevill’s rec-.nt sermon on 1 The I ight of Asia and the Light of the World.’

Tbe first of a series of open concerts fnader the auspices of the Pioneer Lodge, No 3, I 0.G.T.) was held on Tuesday evening. The Temperance Mission Band played select'ons at tho door from 7.30 until 8 p.m., when tho chaii was taken by the G.T, Bro. A. Gardner. A good programme was gone through and brought to a close about 9,30. he Rev. Mr Sharp gave; a lecture on the effects of alcohol on the system. Miss Marsden was accompanist. The half-yearly meeting of Linden Lodge, t 10.0. F., was held last evening. Bro. Alex ander. G.T., and Bro. Cole, D.G.M., installed tbe officers for the ensuing term as follows:—. N.G., Bro. G. B. Lindsay; V.G., Bro. T. G. ; Briokoll; secretary, Bro, J, T. Higgins;, treasurer, Bro. A. Clapperton; conductor,, Bro. Pellett; warden, Bro. Davidson; 1.G., . Bro. Pattison. Tho secretary’s report and balance-sheet were read and ad>pted. Tho ■r ccipts were 125 4s 2d, The half-yearly meeting of Court Pride of; Dunedin, A.0.F., was held in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Rattray street, Dunedin, on Tuesday, evening, and proved one cf the largtst meetings of the court hold for many years, there being about 120 members and visitors present. The &K litors’ report and balance-sheet were received, very fa'’orab'y. The profit on the quarter, amounted t> |/16 11s lOd ; total value of court' funds, L 6.075; membership, 198. A vote of thanks was accorded to the auditors, and retiring Auditor Bro. Alexander Low was reelected for tbe ensuing eighteen months Tho following officers were elected for present term, viz :-C.R., Bro. W. H. Munro; 5.0. R., Bro. George Carr; treasurer, Bro. A. S. (I dams (re-; elect*, d); secretary. Bro. John Wilson (reelected); 8.W., Bto. G. Churchill; J.W, Bro. Alexander Gardiner, jun.; 5.8., Bro. D. Yorston; J. 8., Bro. Alexander Watson; assistant secretary, Bro. Lorain; delegates to district, P.C.R.S Bros .John Wilson, Alexander, Watson, and George Morgan, D.H. Bro. W Woodland and D.T. Bro. James Macfie assisted at-the installation of officers. An official visit i was received from Court Little John. One member was initiated. The receipts for the' evening amounted to i£l 2s XOJ.

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1889., Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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