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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1889.

Mr W. Hutchison will probably contest High Ward, and not Bell Ward, as stated in last night's issue. Twelve young men, sons of respectable Canterbury farmers, have been fined LI each for throwing flour at the returning officer at a road board election.

The boycotted shipwrights at Auckland have been advised that they have a good cause of action against the boycottere, against whom proceedings are to be taken.

The Rev. G. H. vValpole, incumbent of St. Mary's (Anglican), Auckland, haa resigned his charge, having accepted a tutorship in the Theological College at New York.

Intelligence has been received that Herr Joachim has a very high opinion of the ability of Miss Ode Chew, the child violinist from Auckland, who went Home to study. Mr Dillon has written that the Irish Nationalists' delegation cannot reach New Zealand till the middle of September, and that he will be accompanied by Sir T. Esmonde and Mr Deasy. Colonel Coetlogen has written to Bishop Cowie acknowledging the biscuits sent by Christchurch volunteers for the relief of Samoans, and saying that they ai rived in a time of great need, and were appreciated.

Amongst the freight of the Wainui, which has arrived at Auckland from |Tonga, were 1,986 silver dollars. These are of Chilian coinage, and are being sent to Sydney, the Tongan Government having decided to introduce English currency. The Christchurch Customs cases were continued yesterday, and plaintiffs' case closed. Mr Joynt applied for a nonsuit, but the Judge declined to grant this. Several witnesses for the defendants were examined, and the case was adjourned till Friday, to-morrow being a general holiday.

A human skull, believed to be that of a Maori, was found in a house in Alexandra street, Auckland, yesterday. Itwas wrapped in a newspaper bearing date 1880, and was discovered in a recess over the doorway. The occupant of the ho use was so frightened that sho left the premises and took up her residence elsewhere.

The candidates this year for the two commissions in the Imperial Army offered to New Zealand are Lieutenant H. F. Fulton (son of General Fulton, Dunedin); Lieutenant Davidson (son of Major-general Davidson), of the Nelson College Cadets ; and Lieutenant A. W. Bailey (son of Lteu-tenaut-colonei Bailey), of the Timaru Rifles. At a special meeting of the Christchurch Presbytery to consider a call to the R.ev. James Hill to Devenport, Auckland, two delegates from Lyttelton congregation strongly opposed its acceptance. Mr Hill accepted the call, however, as it came from friends known twenty years ago. Expressions of regret were given at losing so valuable a pastor and clerk. The interest in Mr Duncan Wright's special meetings in Old Knox Church is manifestly increasing. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings the attendances were large, and on both occasions the evangelist was assisted by the Rev. Dr Stuart, Rev. Mr Hall, office-bearersof Knox Church congregation, and friends from other City churches. Members of Knox Church Choir also gave effective help. We are requested to say that these services are not purely congregational, and that all comers will be welcomed. The case against a Christchurch hotelkeeper of supplying liquor to a prohibited person broke down because the barmaid did not know him. The justices hearing the case criticised the provisions of the Act severely, remarking that till women had a voice in granting and ruling licenses and governing the drink question nothing could be done to enforce the Act. They and their children weie the sufferers, and should have a strong voice in the question.

A very successful surgical operation has been completed at the Christchurch Hospital on a man named James M'Nicol. While walking under the cliffs at Napier two years ago a stone fell on his head, inflicting ft wound just above the right ear. This fractured the skull, but the wound ultimately healed. Two months ago ho became paralysed in the left side and lost his reason, and he applied to the hospital, as he could not control himself. After consultar tion, trepanning was decided on, and it has been most successfully completed. The patient recovered his senses and health in three week* after the operation.

Dr Macgregor, inspector of hospitals, re portiug to the Colonial Secretary on the dispute between the Southland Hospital Trust and the local Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, supports the demand of the former for LI.OOO for Improving and extending the building as necessary to the welfare of the patients of the hospital. The trustees, after considering the Hospitals and Charitable Aid Bill, came to the conclusion that one board should not have the administration of both hospital and charitable relief. Other points were held over for a subsequent meeting. Jt was generally agreed that the stipulated contribution of one-fourth of the income from voluntary sources, in order to retain a hospital as a institution, was too high, and that one-elgbih was sufficient. Tho fancy dtass carnival was repeated by special request at tho Palace Kink last evening, and was as successful as on the previous occasions, the march, led by the manager (Mr Crockford) and Misb F. Davis, being performed without a hitch. The prizes were allocated as follow-.—For the most handsome and becoming dress worn by a lady—Miss Sharp (schoolgirl), first; Miss Fanny Davis (daughter of the regiment), second-; Miss Kitty Thompson (romp), third. Tho most comical male characterMr G. Williden (tramp), first; Mr Bills, seeoad. Undoubtedly the carnival was the most successful one of the season, and the endeavors of the management went a long way to make the function as enjoyable ap possible to skaters and onlookers alike. Bishop Moran, in forwarding through the 'Nation'the sum of L 657 collected in this oology in aid of the Parnell indemnity fund, wrote:—." Although there are patriotic and generous Irisiuoen and others favorable to the cause of Irish Home Rule in other lands, I will venture to say that ia so other part /of the world can more generous aiui patriotic iupportsrs of this cause be found than m New Zealand. . . To me it is clear that nothing but Home Rule can put an end to the absenteeism an 4 .despotism, caused by the abstraction of surpluc revenue, which have been among the chief cacspa of Irish misery and poverty." And Bishop Grir&ep, in forwarding to Archbißhop Walsh L? 5 your Lordship u.a,iftiz,ed satisfaction to learn that the appeal made has ipeep responded to jiy nil sections of the community, irqssgeptive of ,cxeed,or/?lsiss/thus .showing a universal sympathy Wjith the Jrish people' in their *tir»ggtle for

An Auckland oysterman has been fined L 5 and costs for taking rock oysters during the close season. There is said to l>e considerable excitement amongst the Natives at Kihikihi on the question whether a rehearing of the claims to the Mararoa and other blocks should be granted, and the tribes interested in obtaining a rehearing have raised subscriptions to defray the expenses.

The share liat of the Eureka Quartz Mining Company, Nenthorn, will close on the 31st inßt.

The second of a series of lectures in connection with the Social .Reform Association will be delivered to-morrow evening by Dr Belcher. The meeting of Linden Lodge, 1.0.0. F., was held last evening; Bro. Lindsay, N.G., presiding. A letter was read from Bro. Reid, U.S., congratulating the lodge on its improved financial position. The trustees were instructed to increase the fixed deposit to Ll5O from current account. Receipts, L2los 6d. In another column appears the prospectus of the Golden Bar Dredging Company. It is being formed to acquire and work a claim about four miles below the Big Beach claim on the Shotover River. The capital is to be L 6.000, in LI shares. Mr Andrew Hamilton is the Dunedin broker.

The second of the series of smoke socials, held by the Otago High School Old Boys' Club, was given in St. Matthew's Schoolroom last evening. Over seventy members were present, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Messrs Cox and Siedeberg contributed piano solos, Mr Milne a reading, Mr H. Martin gave several much appreciated items on the banjo, and Messrs Montgomery, Sped ding, Joel, Grant, Carvosso, Bowler, and Burn gave songs. The president reminded the club of the annual dinner, at which a goodly number of the old boys are expected to put in an appearance. A meeting of the Loyal Valley M.U.1.0.0.F., was held in the lodge-room, Kirk's Hall, North-east Valley last night. The half-yearly balance-sheet was adopted. P.G. Bro. Gardiner intimated on behalf of the trustees that they had placed the sum of L 25, drawing 5 per cent., in the Natinal Bank of New Zealand to the credit of the lodge. Bro. Cray's resignation as permanent secretary was received, and accepted with regret. The receipts were L 3 13s 6d. A social gathering of the members and officers of the Kaikorai Football Club was held at Liston's Hotel yesterday evening to bid farewell to Mr T>. B. Thompson, who ia leavine for Victoria. Mr Liston, on behalf of the members of the team, presented Mr Thompson with a handsomely-mounted pipe, and expressed the hope that the good feeling which bad always existed among the members of the club would long continue, and that Mr Thompson would be spared to return to take his place in the team next season. The proceedings were enlivened by various songs and recitations, a vote of thanks to Host Liston for the manner in which he had provided for the comfort of the inner man terminating a most enjoyable evening.

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1889., Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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