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The Evening Star SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains the first contribution from our traveller's note-book, a special report of the Liverpool poisoning sensation, which in many respects resembles the Hall case,' Feminine Fancies' by Martha, correspondence, and other interesting matter.

Tho San Francisco mail arrived at Auck land to-day.

The pupils of the Eoman Catholic schools in the Auckland district aie preparing exhibits for the forthcoming Dunedin Exhibition. Applications havo been made for space for exhibits by seventeen schools. At a meeting of the Auckland Licensed Victuallers held last night it was resolved to petition tho House to amend or repeal the clauses in the Licensing Act giving power to Commissioners to close houses.

At yesterday's sitting of the Supreme Court, after wo went to press, argument in the case of Ward (appellant) v. Berndt, sen., and ethers (respondents) was concluded, and His Honor reserved judgment. A laborer named Thomas Martin, in the habit of taking turpentine in small doses for rheumatism, died last evening at Sydenham shortly after returning from his work, and having taken the usual dose. The farmers and country settlers of Auckland have passed a resolution approving of the proposed clause in the Trade Marks Bill compelling dealers in artificial manures to issue a certificate with every package sold, and a committee has beeen appointed to watch the progress of the Bill.

A lad named Frederick Simmonds, while having a cheap ride on the ChristchurchRiccarton omnibus yesterday, jumped off in front of a passing cab. The horse knocked him down, and the wheel passed over his head, inflicting wounds that caused his death.

The fourth lecture of the series under the auspices of the Ambulance Association was delivered by Dr Roberts la:.-t evening at the Garrison Hall, who gave an able discourse on drowning, etc., to an appreciative audience. The last lecture of the course will be given at the Fire Brigade Station next Friday evening. At a meeting of tho Auckland Board of Education two resolutions were received from tho local branch of the Educational Institute objecting to tho removal of experienced teachers to tho country, and supplying their places by those who are inexperienced. Tho chairman of the Board said that was not being done; the Board were removing to the country only those teachers whj were in excess of the number required by the staff regulations. The University Debating Society met last evening in Professor Shand's class room, Dr Barclay occupying the chair. The room was crowded. The introductory reading was delivered by Mr Sidcy, who recited a comic selection entitled ' I vant to fly.' Tho chairman then announced that the society's prize for thig year had been awarded to Misa M. S. W. White for her story ' Irene.' Owing to tho absence of Miss White, the story was read by Misa Alexander. It was listened to with great interest by the large audience, and on its conclusion, wob warmly applauded.

No fewer than thirty candidates have eutered for the law examinations which begin at Auckland in September next.

Jamca TVegear, head atoreman for Messrs Miles »m*. Co., of Christchurch, died yesterx'.t'y. He was much respected by his employers and the citizens. ' The quarterly convocation of theChrißtchurch Masonic District Grand Lodge last night decided to erect a uuitablo tablet to the memory of the lato D.D.G.M. Bro. Deamer. Subscription!) are receivable from all English Constitution lodges. Xho Wellington Justices of the Peace held an adjourned meeting yesterday, at which the resolutions re juvenile crime Were approved in a revised form for submission to the Government. Among the reports upon which these are hatred was one from the pnlice stating that there aro no known street girls Under the ap,o of sixteen in the city.

There was another crowded house at the Princess's Theatre last evening, when the Buffalo Minstrelsga ve thoir thirdperfbrm'anck of the season, The first of tn'o rilatinoes was given thin aft'crnp'6'n, a'rtd attracted a groat crowd of Juvenile?, who enjoyed the Onterta?nrheht, immensely. . The management arc ao satisfied with this feature that lliey intend to give Saturday afternoon performances during their stay here.j

The Wakaii Rifles met on [Thursday for monthly inspection; Li utter a r it Wilson ii commands After inspection they wero put through company and other movements. Eight new members wero proposed and balloted for, and a considerable number were mentioned as likely candidates, more than, sufficient to r tise the company to tl e intended strength of seventy. The bteamer Ashleigh Brook has some bad characters among her firemen. At Timaru on Thursday night a party went ashore, and hustled a barman and stole a case of spirits fro xi ciin hotel. In the small hours the Hotel was entered, and a watch taken from one room and a gold ring from another. The thief also entered the proprietor's room, and got L 8 from his pockets, but when disturbed by tho wife waking up he mado off. He was arrested at noon with the watch and over L 5 in his possession. A quartet of drunkards appeared at the City Police Court this morning, before the presiding Justices, Messrs N. Y. A. Wales and R. Wilson. Two first offenders—one of whom, Sergeant-major Bevin stated, was a man-of-warsman, who took part in tho battle of Alma during the Crimean warwere convicted and discharged. John Cottrell(six previous convictions), who said he only got drunk when he visited Dunedin, and his wife, who usually participated in the drinking bout, were fined sa, with the usual alternative in case of default.

The fancy dress carnival, which takes place at the Palace Eink on Monday and Tuesday evenings next, promises to be a very succssful affair, applications for skaters' and spectators' tickets coming in freely. The manager (MrCrockford) has been busily engaged throughout the week completing the necessary arrangements. It is intended to decorate the rink with evergreens, ferns, flowers, etc., and the sight of the costumed skaters moving in and around the rustic arches with the limelight apparatus illuminating the Ecene should prove an interesting and pretty spectacle. A preliminary meeting of residents at Auckland opposed to the granting of Home Rule to Ireland was held yesterday at the New Zealand Insurance Buildings; Mr E. C. Bitrstow in the chair. It was resolved "That, as it has been asserted that the colonists are generally in favor of Home Rule for Ireland, it is considered advisable that steps be taken to show that this statement is incorrect relative to this portion of New Zealand." A committee was appointed to make arrangements for the holding of a public meeting of those who are opposed to the institution of a separate Parliament for Ireland, should such a course be rendered necessary by the arrival of the Irish delegates, There was a good deal of interruption, and some speakers were refused a hearing, the chairman pointing out that the meeting was only preliminary, and that the public had not been invited. It would be a good thing for the working men and women of the colony if the representatives of the capitalists were imbued with tho sentiments giveu expression to by the chairman of the Petonc Woollen Factory, who, addressing the shareholders at their annual meeting, said:—"The numbers of the employe* have now grown so large that with their families they form a considerable factor in the population of Petone, and I propose inviting the directors at an early date to consider certain social matters connected with their welfare. Steps have already been taken to form a library, which is likely to bo a great success. A wages provision, in case of accident; better house accommodation ; more comfort at the mill during meal t'ines, which might take the shape of a dining room and reading room ; and greater facilities for recreation and improvement amongst the younger people are some of tho points to which I will draw special attention. I believe that you recognise a3 fully as I do that tho relations between our work people and ourselves must be something more than that rf mere employer and employed ; that there should be the bond of a kindly sympathy, and a desire to promote their happiness and well being. This can best be achieved by generous treatment on our part, and when we have shown hy practical action our appreciation of their labors we shall have done much to cement that loyalty and zeal to which we have been indebted in the past, and which has contributed so much to the success of the company's operations." A successful concsrt was last night given in the Congregational Church, Great King street, by the Moray place Congregational Church choir and others. The concert was in aid of the fund of the church, and, judging by the large audience that assembled, a substantial sum will be realised. The first portion of the programme consisted of sacred, and the latter portion of secular selections. The choir, the members of which were placed at a disadvantage owiDg to the limited platform space at their disposal, sang Mozart's ' Gloria in Excelsis,' the anthems 'O, taßte and see' and 'Jesu, word of God incarnate,' and Mendelssohn's chorus ' How lovely are the messengers.' A trio, consisting of Miss Jago and Mesdamea Israel and Peake, contributed ' Lift thine eyes,' which proved a most acceptable item; and the two firßtmentioned ladies, with Messrs Bone and Thomson, sang a quartet from ' Naaman.' Mr James Jago gave a pleasing rendering of the sacred song ' Cleansing fires,' aud took part with Mr C. Umbers in the duct ' Excelsior.' Mr Jago was also heard to advantage in Cherry's ' Will-o'-the-wisp,' responding to an undeniable encore with ' Anchored.' A solo and chorus by Mrs Israel and choir found great favor with the audience, and ' Slumber, darling'—a very taking selection—was given in response to the demands of those present for a repetition of the first chorus. Mr W. C. Bowker sang 'lf with all your hearts'; Miss Jago and Mr A. Vallis contributed a well-executed pianoforte selection ; Misses Jago, Peake, Christie, and Mrs Israel participated in a round ' Hark, 'tis the Indian drum'; while a pretty glee, 'Good night, beloved,' proved to be one of the best concerted pieces of the evening. Mr C. Umbers, being encored for his excellent rendering of' The Englishman,' replied with ' Vanity'; and Misa Coofce—who possesses a contralto voice of considerable calibre—was similarly recognised for her singing of' Time and tide,' giving as an encore 'O, foolish fay' ('lolanthe'). Miss Thomson sang ' Wee Jowky Daidles' in such a pleasing manner as to secure an encore, and responded with ' Three old maids of Lee.' Mr W. Young's bass was heard to advantage in 'The la9t muster,' and to an encore he replied with ' The vulture.' A gleo, Benedict's 'Hunting song,' completed an excellent programme, which was greatly enjoyed by those present. Mr A. Vallis made an efficient accompanist. I A notice to passengers per f.e. Doric appears in.this issue. Bigh School old boys are reminded of the annual dinner on August 3 at the City Hotel. Dunedin Irish Rifles parade for Government infraction at Ganiaon Hall on Monday evening. In connection with tho Ohristohuroh race meeting the railway authorities will issue tickets at excursion rates. A fancy bazaar and sale of work in aid of the instrument fund of the Koslyn Mills Band will be held in the Kaikorai Hall, commencing on August 8.

The members of the Federated Stewards and Cook.t' Union will atteud a special meeting at Bern's Hotel on Monday evening. At the weekly meeting of the Dunedin Youths' Mutual Improvement Society threo e;«ayß were read, as follows:—On ' Sir Henry Havelook, by Mr F, Hercus; ' Hot SpriDgV by Mr D. Finlay; and ' The Hars Unstopped,' by Mr L. Simond, The Pride of Dunedin Lodge, 1.0. G.T., held an open harmony meeting on Wednesday even» ing last; Bro. P. Rankin in the chair. Addresses wore delivered by Bros. Rankin, Merry, Jeffs, and Tbomai, and songs and readings were given by brothers ahd testers of the Order, Tho Temperance Mission Band performed two selections before tiio commencement of the meeting. The half-yearly meeting of the West Harbor Lodge, U.A.0.D., was held in the Queen's Hotel, Albany street, on Wednesday night; A.D. Bro. Campbell in the chair. There were also present the D.P. (Bro. Moss), Bro. Carr (Tauran-anui Lodge, Wanganui), A.D. Bro. Wilson Vol tho Pioneer Lodge, Christchuruh), ,Bro. Sholton (Ivauhoe), and Bro., Gillios (Linden Lodgt). The secretary (Bro, Xnrnach) submitted the bilance.-ibeet ior the half-year, which was adopted. The sick nnd funeral fund showed a credit balance of L 192 12i, A voto of thanks was accorded the secretary for the manner in which ho had carried on the business 1 of the lodge for the last twelve months.

Mr Duncan Wright will, by request of tho pastor and office-bearers, conduct a week of special services in Knox Church. The scries will commence in the new church at three o'clock to-morrow afternoon with an address to the young people and their friends, In the evening, at 6.30, Mr Wright will speak on 'Christian Manliness,' and on each following evening (Saturday excepted) a distinct, theme will be dealt with, The address for to-mcrrow night is specially applicable to young men, and we believo that Mr Wright's telling remarks on that subject in other places attracted very favorable attention. The evangelist will ba assisted In the coiuse of the week by the Rev. Dr Stuart and otheis.

The adjourned summoned meeting of the Loyal Dunedin Lodge, M.UJ.0.0.F., was held in tho lodge room on Thursday evening ; N.G, Bro. W. B. Barry presiding. Tho balancesheet au-1 auditors' report were adopted. The lodge continues on its successful career. There are 187 members on tho roll, and tho total funds of the lodge now amount to L7,OS(J lis 9d, showing an increaso for the half-year of LlB5 18s 2.1. Dr Lamb was appointed as horr.w 'path, and Dr Keimer as allopath physicians to tho lodge. It was resolved that P. G. Br<\ H. Wilton be presented with an omblematic.xl certificate in recognition of his services to the lodge during his term of office. Two candidates were initiated.

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