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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1889.

At tbia morning's sitting of the Resident Magistrate Court Samuel Goldston was granted a renewal of his pawnbroker's license.

In the Auckland compensation case, Walsh v. the Minister ttf Public Works, the Compensation Court gave judgment for claimant for L3OO, each party to pay his own costs,

We Understand that Mr W. Hutchison is likely to contest Bell Ward, and Messrs Swan and Fredric will seek return for Leith Ward at the forthcoming municipal elections.

The Hugo Minstrels continue to draw large audiences at the Princess's Theatre. To-night the company will give their first change of programme, and among the novelties promised is Tom Thumb on the slack wire.

The Customs eases occupied the Supreme Court at Christchurch all day yesterday, the case for the plaintiffs (Bing, Harris, and Co.) not being concluded. Plaintiffs' counsel asked leave to withdraw the claim for damages for detention of goods. In consequence of irregularities that have occurred at the Northern Cemetery recently the Reserves Committee have recommended the City Council to dispense with the services of the sexton and assistant-eexton. The cemetery is at present under the temporary charge of Mr A. Fairbairn. A meeting was held at Auckland last night to consider the best means of stayiDg the exodus of population from the colony, ami to Utilise the labor of the unemployed on the goldfields. A scheme suggested byMrWithoford was discussod, and a committeo appointed to lay the matter before the Government.

In the course of his evidence at tho City Police Court yesterday, in tho matter of the application to compel Mr Abraham Myers to restore a watch that had been illegally pawned, Chief-detective Henderson Baid in reply to Sir R. Stout that ho had known Mr Myers for fifteen years, and that during the whole of that time he had given every assistance in his power to the police. Detective Walker gave similar testimony. Last night there was a good attendance at old Knox Church, when Mr Duncan Wright conducted the third of his series of evangelistio services. He was assisted by the Rev. Dr Stuart, Rev. J. Clark (of Palmerßton), and Mr Faulkner (seamen's missionary); and members of Knox Church choir rendered effective aid in the psalmody. Mr Wright gave a capital and interesting discourse on ' Words of cheer to backsliders.' The address was well wrought out, was characterised by good sense and earnestness, and its matter and hopeful tone could not fail to be of benefit. The meeting this evening will be held in the same place.

News from Samoa to the 15th inst. is to tho effect that the food supply is getting Bcarce, and though actual starvation is not likely it is feared considerable loss will result if the Natives have to eat cocoanuts intended for export. A large quantity of provisions from the United States store ship have been handed to the Roman Catholic mission, by Admiral Kimberley, for distribution amongst the Natives. Presents have been received from the United States Government for Mataafa and Natives who assisted to save life in the Samoan hurrican. They comprise gold and silver watches, telescopes, marine glasses, barometer, boat, compasses, etc., of the value of 1,032d01, and also 3,960d0l in United States gold. Sir J. B. Thurston has investigated the charges preferred by the German authorities against Colonel Coetlogen, the British Consul, of signalling to Mataafa by means of lights on the night of their ill-fated expedition, and thus leading the Germans into ambush. The High Commissioner finds there is no justification for such accusations.

Contractors are notified that the six-storey building to bo erected at Invercargill is a wool store, to be built of brick.-[Advt.] The fifth anniversary of the Green Island Unscotarian Church will be celebrated by a tea and public meeting on Thursday evening. Mr Waddell's English literature claBS in connection with the Technical Classes Association is not postponed, as previously intimated, but ■will meet as usual on Thursday evening at eight o'clock.

The fortnightly meeting of Leith Lodge, 1.0.0.P., was held in the Oddfellows' Hall. Albany street, on Monday evening. An official visit was received from the officers and members of Linden Lodge. There were also some visitors from the Pioneer Lodge. The Heunion Committee reported a surplus of a few pounds for the benevolent fund. Degree Master Bro. Alexander reported that, on behalf of the Grand Lodge, and assisted by N.G. Bro. Strachan and P.G. Sec. Bro. Millar, of Leith Lodge, they had visited Opopotunoa Lodge, Clinton, for purposes of instruction, and to pass members in their degrees. Seventeen members passed the third degree. The lodge had secured the use of the new Town Hallm Clinton for their meetings. There was an excellent attendance of members, Bros. W.

Turnbull, S. M'Donald, anil ft. M'Donald were elected trustees; op. Simmonds, Christie, and Gordon auditors; and Bros. GWdeo (N.G.), Sic'c'c (V.G.), Conradi (secretary), aud A. M'Donald (treasurer) Sick, Visiting, and Standing Committees. The delegates from Dunedin were entertained by N.G. Bro. Geddes in a liberal manner, and returned to Dunedin by tho 6.10 a m. train.

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1889., Evening Star, Issue 7967, 24 July 1889

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