A man named Godden, a deserter from H.M.S. Dart, has been arrested on the Auckland gumfields. The Christchurch Poultry Show, opened yesterday, was a great success, and the largest ever held there. A committee has been formed at Gieyrr.oith for the purpoi* of arranging a reception there for the Irish delegates. A meeting of leading Irish citizens of Christchurch have elected a committee for the purpose of receiving the Irish delegates. Tho Wahnea County Council, and also the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, have passed resolutions condemning the proposed Hospitals and Charitable Aid Bill. A trial firing of the Maxim machine gun, under direction of Major - general Strange, was held yesterday at Cheltenham Beash, North Shore, with great succesß. George White, late superintendent of the Nelson Lunatic Asylum, lias been committed for trial on three charges of embezzling money received by him for the maintenance of patients. It has transpired that a son of tho Hon A. J. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland, arrived in Auckland about a fortnight ago, and after a short stay returned Home by the Mariposa, via San Francisco, as quietly as he came. The Rev, J. Paterson lectured to a moderate audience last night in the hall of St. Andrew's Church on ' Wonderful Travels Round and Through the World.' The lecturer described his visit to Australia, Now Zealand, India, Arabia, Englan:!, and tho United States. The members of the Auckland branch of the Hibernian Society held a special meeting laßt night, when it was resolved to take part in the reception to the Irish delegates, and contribute LSO to the Irish evicted tenants fund, the money to be raised by levy on members. The Victoria Insurance Company gavo a. guarantee to the Thames Borough Council for the integrity of Dean, the late clerk. It is stated that tho defalcations are not all against the borough council, but that other institutions for which Dean acted as treasurer have also sulTered. The weekly meeting of the Trustees of the Otogo Benevolent Institution was held yesterday; present Messrs A, Solomon (chairman),M. Fa?an,B. Chisholm, W. Isaac, J. Carroll, and C. Haynes. The accounts for the month amounted to L2GO I.ls Scl, and the number of inmates was 194. Tho average cost per head was stated to be 6s od per head. About fifty applications for relief were dsalt with. A mezzo-tint engraving by the famous penman artist, Chas. Hees, of Guido's painting of 'The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin,' was hur.g in the Auckland Art Gallery yesterday, having being placed there on loan by Mr W. P. Hay. The original painting is in the DusseMorf Gallery, and is valued at L 30,000. The plate now in Auckland gallery is believed to be the only one south of the Line.
The scheme for carrying en the Elam School of Design at Auckland seems to be in abeyance. An application has been made to the trustees asking to be informed of the specific duties required of the master, and tho time that was to bo given to the school. The reply was that no information could be given further than what had appeared in the published notices. _ This, however, is very meagre. The opinion is advanced that it will be impossible to get one man to teach all the specified branches.
We learn from the 'Tablet' that on Thursday, tho 11th inst., a religious profession took place at St. Dominic's Priory, Dunedin. The young ladies who made their vows were Miss Mulcahy, of Newcastle We3t, County L'merick, and Miss Rowe, of Wexford, in" religion respectively Sisters Mary Cecilia and Mary Pius. The Ven. Archdeacon Coleman (administrator of the diocese), in the absence of the bishop, officU atod, and there were aleo present the Very Itev. Father O'Leary and the Rev. Fathers Lynch, O'Neill, Burke, and O'Donnell. At a recent meeting of the Committee of the Technical Classes Association, it was reported that the number of students in attendance was 270. The numbers in each class were as follows: —Arithmetic 59, shorthand 78, English 33, English literature G4, Latin 20, ohemistty 36, mathematics 2G, and carpentry 14. Correspondence with the Education Department on the subject of affiliation with the Science and Art Department (London) was read, and it was resolved, in view of the extensive nature of the examination schema, to ask the Education Board to take the matter up. The question of granting certificates to the students of the Association's classes was postponed until the opinions of tho teachers had been ascertained. At the Auckland Supremo Court yesterday a decision was given in regard to the application by P. Lanigan, contractor for tho Calliope dock, that a previous order given in Chambers be rescinded, that an arbitrator be appointed to adjust his claim against the Auckland Harbor Board for the construction of the dock, aud that the Harbor Board be ordered to pay thß cost. Mr Justice Gillies said that having looked into the particul rs of the claim he was of opinion that this was specially a case for determination by arbitration. Ho therefore rsveraed his pi-evious decision given in Chambers, and ordered that an arbitrator bo appointed, applicant to have the costs of motion and those of the Chambers suit. His Honor also decided that if the parties did not agree as to who should act as arbitrator each of them should have leavo within seven days to suggest the names of skilled engineers suitable for appointment, and from these he would select one. The costs were fixed at ton guineas.
' Experience of a Jackeroo ' is the title of a lecture to be given in St. Matthew's f choolroom on Friday evening in aid of the Sunday aoliool funds. TJ;e following intimations arc from 'Lloyd's Weekly' of May 26:—Juhn Beiton, of Poole, Dorset, hj sought by liis sister. Twenty-five years ago he loft the Boyal Engineers to go to Auckland.—John and Mrs Clarke and Rohert Hellyar wont to Chvistchurch, New Zealand, in W r A. Their brother George is anxious.—Fred James Savago wont to Auckland in 1884, and two years since was in gan Francisco. His mother inquires.
A-'coneert to be given to-morrow evening in the * Pi>sg street Congregational Church promise? to fee onp of the best amateur efforts gi?en in thjs' City for sosac firne. The Moray place Chivrph Choir Have the reputation of being one of tho most tfljoiently trained chpirs jto Dunedin, and are under the able leadership of Mr Albert Vallis. Borne «f (W best known amateurs will also assist. The programme <jffored ehould be a sufficient incentive to all musicIpvtrs to accord their patronage.
By special request another representation of the kindereplel, 'The Flowers of the Forest,' will be given in St. Paul's Schoolroom thin evening. We recommend thoße who have not yet aeen this pretty entertainment to aviil themselves of the last opportunity. The fortnightly meeting of Court Enterprise, A.O. F., was held on Tuesday evening in the Courtroom, Carroll's Hotel, a large number of members being present. An official visit was made by the officers and members of Court Kxeelsior, of Mornington. C. R. liro. Oaten, on behalf of the court, presented P.O.R. Bro. E, Turubull with a P.O. (i.'a certificate, framed and glazed, and a P.O.R.'s neck-ribbon, as a mark of respect for the very able manner in which ho had carried out his dut'es for the past two and a-half years. P.O.K. Bro. Tumbull thankt d the members for theirappreciationof his services, and hoped that he might iongbe spared to look back on the p'easant evenings he had spent with the members in conducting the affairs of the court. Ic was resolved that the whole of the court's regalia and the banner be lent to Court Pride of Oamaru on the occasion of their demonstration, C.R. Bro. Neil I (Court Excelsior), P.O.R. Bro. Benson (Court Pride of Oamaru\ P.D.O.R. Bro. Butler (Court Bruce), C.R. Bro. Colo (Court Pride of tho Leith), and P.D.O.R. Bro. Haig (Court Pride of Danedin) responded to the toast of "The Visitors, 1 hree new members were initiated. Receipts, L 23 Ca lOd.
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