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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1889.

The Hawea County Council condew# t.h® Hospitals and Charitable Aid Bill. We understand that Stirling, who is now I being charged at Christchurch with obtaining money under falsa pretences, will be brought up at the City Police Court on similar charges. The tender of Joseph Jay and Co,, Greymouth, for L 22.489 la 3d, for the Ahaara section at the Midland Railway, will be accepted. Eleven tenders were received, tbn highest being £*32,106 4s. At a meeting of Mr % Morrin’s creditors, held at Auckland yesterday, unanimous resolution* were passed requesting the Official Assignee to facilitate the .debtor's discharge, and giving Mr Slorrin the whole i of his furniture, Mr J. C. Firth, of Auckland, has been presented by his late employes with a shield of their photographs. In replying, Mr Firth said tjiat whilst he bad lost all his property he was satisfied so long as it was not through bis own fault. For two day* past a body has boon observed at intervals boating about Wellington Harbor, but it was only secured yesterday morning. It proved to be that of Antonio M'Kalliff, a Maltese employed as coqk at various hotels, Nothing is knowni further. The officers’ rooyn at the Garrison Hall was inconveniently crowded last night, the. occasion being the delivery o£ the third ambulance lecture of ,the series fcy Dr Brown, who gave an able cfiscqiirse .on * Fractures and Dislocations; 1 | The Caverfthani Council last night decided > by & to 5 to .grant the Tramway Company permiaoion to lay down an extra loop-line on the Forbuiy road. Division on the question : For the motion—Crs Cole, Kirby, Nutting, Roberts, WHaoa, and Bridgman ; against it—Crs Jonee, Young, JBa vers took, Lawtogs, and Coverlid. Report of Kjeting crowded eatMr Brown, a representative of the West-port-Ngakawau Coti Company, arrived at Westport yesterday from Sydney to arrange for the erection of coke ovens at Jfgakawau, also to start accommodation for shipping coke to Port Pirie, and to make inquiries as to facilities, for erection of smelting works to deal with ore from Port Pirie. The hon, secretary of Otago Chess Chib (Mr John Mount)' has revived notice from Wellington to the effect' that tos prohibition of tbs.playing of chess matches by, telegraph .has been withdrawn, and the match between Otago turf Canterbury will be proceeded with as soon as are completed. Only Saturday evening* sl® qvajlable during the session of Parliament.

Rainy day in Wellington. Races and football postponed.

A young man of eighteen, named Felix Nickesson, had hia left arm torn off yesterday through it having been caught in the machinery at Gibb’s Sax mill at Churchill near Auckland.

At the Port Chalmers Police Court yea terday (before Dr Dryadale and Mr J. Reid, J. P.s), Jane Smith Raeburn charged Elizabeth Craib with using insulting language at Broad Bay. Mr J. A. D. Adama appeared for complainant; Mr Platts for defendant. Both parties were bound over to keep the peace. James Walqueat was ordered to pay 2s 6d for damaging Elizabeth Craib’a door, in default twenty-four huuia’ imprisonment.

The Leith Valley School Committee met last night. The teacher’s report showed the number on the roll to be satisfactory. A vote of thanks was recorded to church meeting in the schoolhonse for their donation of a timepiece for the school. _ The Committee expressed regret that, owing to the redaction of the capitation, they were unable to improve the school grounds as they would like to, but the chairman was empowered to arrange for getting some trees and shrubs. The train leaving Wanganui at 4.45 p.m. yesterday ran over a man at Turakina platform. He is supposed to have been lying across the rails in a drunken state. He was picked up ten minutes after the train passed, and it was found that the lower parts of both legs had been cut off. A doctor from Marton was sent for, and he ordered the sufferer to be sent to the Wanganui Hospital to have double amputation above the knees performed. A young man named Aaron Jones was received into the hospital yesterday from Catlin River. He was at work when a tree fell upon him and seriously injured his shoulder joint. A youth named Joseph Lawrence, aged about eighteen years, was also received into the hospital suffering from severe injuries to the right arm, which was badly bruised, caused by falling off a ladder. Both cases were attended to by Dr Barclay, »tmd each of the patients is making satisfactory progress.

The Timaru Hospital and Charitable Aid Board discussed the new Bill yesterday, and carried resolutions affirming (1) that charitable aid would be more efficiently and economically dealt with by road boards, town boards, and borough councils than by larger bodies, such to have power to rate for the purpose and receive a subsidy from the Government; (2) that hospitals should be managed by a board representing the contributing districts in proportion to the rate liability ; (3) that provision should be made for boarding out neglected children alternative to the industrial school, and the same subsidy to be given. At the meeting of the Committee of the N.Z.R.A. to discuss the draft programme submitted by Captain Sommerville, it was decided to recommend the adoption of the Victorian system of having all 200-yard shooting standing, and 300 yard kneeling; other ranges any position. Other recommendations were towards amalgamating both aggregate matches, and making only one to be open to all competitors, and the N.Z.R.A. belt and stars to go to New Zealand men in the order in which they stood. It was decided to recommend that in the Intercolonial Match the prize be LIOO, with L3O for a second prize should the number of entries amount to four; and also that a oadet match be added to the programme. A meeting of the Santley Festival Executive at Christchurch yesterday decided that the cantatas ‘ Erl King’s Daughter,’ ‘ Acis and Galatea,’ and the ‘ Ancient Mariner ’ be submitted for Mr Santley’a approval, with a preference for the last-named. The one Mr Santley selects will be put in practice by the combined societies. The festival is to consist of the oratorio ‘ Elijah,’ under the conductorship of Mr Wells, one of the two remaining concerts embracing a cantata ynder Mr Wallace, and the other a ballad concert under Mr Wells, ‘ Elijah ’ will probably be repeated. The balance of the voices is to be—seventy-five sopranos, fifty contraltos, fifty tenors, and fifty basses. The literary and mechanical staffs of the Evening Star, together with representatives of the commercial department and a delegation from the Star Runners’ Society, to-day presented Mr George Bell, the proprietor of the paper, with a handsomely framed portrait of himself, done on opal, in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of his acquiring the proprietorship of the paper. The presentation of the picture was made by Mr G. Border, who spoke of the cordial relationship that bad alwayssubsuted between Mr Belland all those employed in or connected with the paper, and of the happiness felt by them, one and all, at seeing him sufficiently recovered from his recent illness to be enabled to be again in his office, to • day being his first visit for soipe time. Mr Border further expressed the heartfelt feeling of all hands that Mr Bell might be spared to them for many years, and that he and his family might also be Ipng spared t,o each other. Mr Bell, in reply, thanked the donors for their unexpected gift, which should find a place op the walls of b}s room in the offici. We reciprocated the feelings which had promoted their meeting together, and sincerely ‘hoped that the bond of union between them all, which had so materially assisted to make the paper prosperous, -would long continue. Be was grieved to hear that death bad so suddenly overtaken a respected member of the runners, and he asked the representatives of that body to convey to Mr Pullen’s widow an expression ,of his sympathy with her in jjfcr bereavement. Adjourned finsimoncd meeting cf Band and Heart Lodge, M.JJf-0.D.F., on Tuesday evening. A grand fancy bazaar »n apd .of t*u> insfinment fund of the Roslyn Mill Band will fee held in the Eaikorai Hall on the Bth, 9tb, and 10th of August. There is on view in the window of Messrs Wood, Scott, and 00. an illuminated certificate to be presented to G.M William Bardsley, of the Loyal Hand and Heart Lodge, M, ti1.0.0. F, The illuminating reflects credit on the artist, Mr S. 8. George. Btoneand SpchaveMiitw their handv monthly pqckfit-bno)f, which has b'sen arranged in three yarfqif colored diyis'pns. Tjie' first' of these divisions ipc/catos train and steanj packet arrangement (alphabet'cafiy arranged); the second is a dfcry; and the third the ordinary f-jme-tofilofl for repays, trampars, and steamers. Camara, Danedfo, and jfnvorcargill are treated as railway centres, and the aim of the publishers has hfigp to avojdponfusion, thus enabling the reader fo qui'kly and methodically find the information ta nesds. Mr A. Berman, tobacconist, carrying on bush moss in one of the Grand Hotel shops, has made a stpiofc with the manufacture of cigarettes, which, .there is every reason to believe, will be a formidable xl sQ “Old Judge” and other favorite brands now in the market. Smokers may rest assured that the tobac.po used is of the best quality among the famed Richmond samples, and it will be a recommendation with many of the colony’s practical w, 11-wishers to know that the carboard boxes enveloping the cigarettes and the larger boxes for holding t gross each are made in Dunedin. “ Old Duke * is the name selected for these cigarettes. There is a duty of 3s 6d per lb on the tobacco; still, Mr Berman is able to undersell the imported article by 25 per cent,, and he hopes before long t* iyrn out 10 000 per day. A model of tha Exhibition, made with imitation cigarettes, and shown in tfao syindow, is Mr Berman’s own handiwork,

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1889., Issue 7958, 13 July 1889

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