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Nenthorn is agitating for telegraph communication and a post office. Eleven meetings of creditors for this week were posted at the offieo this morning. The settlers of the Eweburn district are memorialising the Government not to release the Eweburn rims, but to throw them open for settlement. A petition has been prepared, having special reference to the Woodhaugh reser voir, asking the Government that an inspector of reservoirs be appointed for the colony. St. Paul's Schoolroom was again paoked to the doors on Saturday evening, when the kinder?piel 'The Flowers of tho Forest' was given for the third time. The young people have now gained more confidence, and in Saturday night's performance an improvement was noticeable, especially in the chorus singing and acting. The entertainment, which throughout has been a decided success, will be repeated again this evening, and will well repay a visit. A large audience assembled at the Northeast Valley Hall on Friday evening, when a successful performance was given by the Ohio Minstrels—an amateur company of youthful performers. The entertainment, which was given in aid of tho Valley band, was of the ordinary minstrel type, tho firat part consisting of the usual "chair" business and a skotch, and the second part of an enjoyable olla podrida, concluding with a farce. Messrs J. S«van (interlocutor), Murison, Griag, Crawford (soloists), B. Hanlon, and W. Allen (corner men) participated in the first part of the performance, and were successful in their respective parts, the comicalities of Hanlon and Allen creating much amusement. In the second part the most successful items were a song and dance by M. Sheeran, a sailor's hornpipe by the same performer, a ballad by J. Swan, banjo specialties by B. Hanlon, two laughable skits, and a farce. A band of nine instrumentalists, conducted by Mr F. Downes, contributed a number of selections in an enjoyable manner, and a well attended dance concluded a pleasant evening.

The Anti-Sweating Committee met on Saturday; present—Mes3rs Wishart, Pinkerton, Montgomery, and Millar (secretary) Tlio Secretary intimated that he had received the following letter from Mr M. Morris, on behalf of the Duuediu Clothing Manufacturers:—"l beg to enclose report of a meeting at which all the clothing manufacturers of Dunedin were represented. _ I hope that the outcome of tho Clothing Manufacturers' Association will he a mutual benefit both to the employee and the employers. I need hardly tell you that the manufacturers will not bring up a'log' on Saturday evening as was proposed." The letter was received, and it was agreed to reply, asking tho Manufucturorß' Association to delay as little us possible in the preparation of their "log." _ Two young ladirs waited on the Committee with a petition, signed by thirty emploje? in a stocking factory in town, and asked that the Committee would take their case into consideration. Their employer (Mr Moore) also signed the petition as a proof that he consented to his hands taking this step. The Committee promised that as soon C 3 the Tailoresses' Union was on a stable footing they would consider the ease of stockingmakers and others.

Lord Wolseley tells the following moving story :—"Ono night, in that dismal winter of 1854-53, the Russians forced their way into our second parallel, and having driven out the overworked handful of men on guard there, held it for some short space of time. When we, in our turn, drove them back hotter skelter to their own lines, and reoccupicd the parallel, wo found on its extreme left, where it dipped down into the Woronzoff ravine, one of our sentries at his post. The enemy had not had enough time to spread out as far as his post, although they had gone very near it. lie was not, however, one of those who run before they have been actually attacked. He said that his comrades had bolted in a panic, and he must have fully recognised the danger he was in of being surrounded and taken prisoner, When found at his post, coolly looking over the parapet towards the as his orders were, he said that he had been posted there by his officer, and had no intention of leaving his post until he had been properly relieved. His coolness and high sense of duty made a deep impression upon my young mind at the time. No marshal's baton was in his knapsack ; he expected nothing, he got nothing. It was by accident only that his gallant conduct on that dark winter's night was even known to anyone ; but he must have had the eatisfastory consciousness in his heart that he had done his duty."

A soiree and concert in celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of tho Boyno was given in the Choral Hull on Friday by the L.O L. William Johnstone, and was fairly well attendod. The concert passed off eatiafactorily. Mrs Todd played a pianoforte solo ; Misses Miles and Henderson, Mrs Todd, and Messrs Holland, Paterson, Todd, Gibson, and Wilson contributed songs ; while Mies Sutton and Bro. Graham diversified the programme with recitations. Miss Agatha Adams, a youthful performer, was deservedly applauded for a well-played pianoforte selection. Bro. J. A. D. Adams delivered au address, in which he stated that the great spiritual and moral work of the Reformation was carried out by the simple enforcement of the Word of Divine inspiration, and that all spiritual and moral reforms had been characterised by intelligent devotion to tho Word of God. He therefore believed that the need of the present ago is a return to an implicit acceptance of the unaltered statement of the written Word of God ; and therefore claimed that the Bible should be introduced into our public schools. The Rev. J. M. Eraser spoke regarding tho encouragement of those institutions which were in harmony with noble motives, true liberty, pure morals, and Scriptural religion; and Bro. R. N. Adams (who occupied the chair) delivered an address, in which he stated that any religious, social, or political system whose influence upon its own members can be shown to promote disloyalty to constitutional civil authority among adults, and a largely disproportionate percentage of crime among juveniles, should be regarded as destructive of the country's highest interests. Tho Rev. J. Sharp also addressed those present, and protested against the Irish Home Rule movement, as advocated by the Paruellite and Gladstono parties, as a menace to Protestant liberties in Ireland. Bro. Noel, Grand Master of the Orange Institution of New South Wales, occupied a seat on the platform, as did the Worshipful Master of No. 9, P, A.F.S.

At tho Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, before E. H. Carew, E:q., R.M,, judgment was given by default in the case Sinchir Peden v. S. Phelan, claim L 5 2s, on a dishonored cheque. Mr E. il. Carew, R.M., this afternoon gave judgment in the case Elder and others v. Brown—the heaiing of which took place at Port Chalmers last week—for plaintiff for LI I sa, with costs (2,'ls) and professional fees (21s). For the third time this year the people of Ashburton have elected a school committee. Before the ballot was taken the ex-chairman (Mr Silcock) announced that if Mr Kneen, who was also a candidate, were returned he would move the Board to unseat him because ho is one of the school Btaff (head-master in fact). And tho meeting out of pure cussedness returned Mr Kneen at the head of the poll. Mr Silcock was however as good as his word, andmauagedto getMrKneen unseated by the North Canterbury Education Board. The George street School Committee held their ordinary meeting on Friday night, but tho business was mostly of a routine nature. The head-master reported that the average attendance for the month had been 722. The action of the Committee's delegates at the Schools' Conference was approved. The resignation of Mr Cohen as a member of the Committee was received with regret, but it was decided that ho should continue to act as clerk. Mr Haynes was appointed a delegate to the Schools' Conference. In the course of a recent interview Mr J. D. Spreckles, referring to the renewal of the mail contract for one year with the colony of New South Waleß, said: "It may be that the New Zealand Parliament will decide to again become a party to the contract when it meets. If not, the Bervice will be continued ao before, with the exception that tho steamers will probably run direct between Honolulu and Sydney without cilling at Auckland. If the Sydney Government bears the whole expense it ia hardly likely that it will agree to tho steamers stopping at New Zealand. Our arrangements with the United States arc not yet perfected ; but, in view cf the recent events trauspiring at Samoa, it is thought possible that our Government may bo williug to pay a small additional sum, say 30,000d0l per year, for the steamers to call at Apia instead of Tutuila, where communication is so doubtful and uncertain. The colonies would make no objection to this change, but it cannot be arranged unless the United States is prepared to be a little liberal."

On and after Monday, July 22, the train for fuiiback will leave Palmerston at 6.15 p.m. Tho Saturday afternoon concerts will commence on Saturday in the Choral Hall. The sub icription list closes to-morrow. Dr Stuart lectures on his recent trip to the Old Country in tho Koslyn Hall on Wednesday evening in aid of tho library fund. General meeting if shareholders of tho Mji'ninirion Tramway Company, Limited, in the company's cilice on Monday, tho 22nd inst. i-he ro'.ums for tho hospital for tho past week are as follows: Discharged, 12; admitted, 14; totil number remaining in tho institution, 97. Two deoths occurred duiit'g the week, tho patients being Ah Chee and Richard Carter.

The half-yearly meeting of St. Joseph's Branch, H.A.C.8.5., was held in the Christian Brothers' schoolroom on Tuesday evening. The el j ction of officers resulted as follows: - President, Bro. D. O'Driscoll: vice-president, J. O'Neill; secretary, W. Carr; treasurer, J. Kennelly ; wardeD, J. Hally; guardian, W. Power; auditors, R. A. Dunne ar.d N. Griffin; sick visitors, D. Mahoney and P. Stapleton ; the services of Dr Teevan and the Friendly Societies' Diiq>:nsary being still retained. Five new members were initiated, bringing the membership roll to ninety-four. The balance->he--t showed that the incomo for tho half-year had been LU7 8i Id ; expenditure, L!) 9 3s 4d -an addition to the funeU of L3B 4i 9<l A good deal of sickness had been experienced since the cold Weather set in. The secretary's prizes wore presented to 13rcs. D. Bourko and J. Fitzpatrick for having in - rodu:cd tho mo'it new members during the past term. Receipts, Lll Via,

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Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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