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The Supreme Court adjourned this afternoon out of respect to the memory of the late Mr Justice (Jillics, whose funeral took place at Auckland to-day. Waikato settlers are demanding a reduction of oO per cent, on freight for produce sent from the di-.lrict, and that all manures he htought by railway free.

Wo understand Unit Mr M'Lircn will not contest the Cavcrsham mayoralty in November next. Cr Colo has, we. believe, decided to become a candidate for the office.

The Mayor of Cavcrsham, acting at the suggestion of several electors, on Saturday sent a telegram to Mr Barron approving of his action in the House in regard to the Representation Bill.

We erroneously stated in our leader on Saturday that the Representation Bill introduced by the Grey Ministry in 1879 did not go beyond its second reading. We should have said that it did not go beyond its first reading. About 150 wore present r.t the communieition of the Provincial Grand Lodge of New Zealand, S.C., at Wellington on Saturday, for the installation of Bro. E. T. Gillon as Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the North Island. Bro. Nieoll, of Auckland, the substitute Provincial Grand Master, conducted the ceremony The, District Grand Lodge of Wellington, E 0., was present, also the District Grand Master of Auckland, Bro. Graham, E.C, ; and Past Provincial Grand Master of New Zealand, Bro. Pyke, S.C. All the craft lodges in Wellington were represented, and Bro. Hamilton represented the Provincial Grand Lodge of Now Zealand, I.C

An item among the mail news states that in recognition of the valuable services rendered by King Mataafa in saving life and property on the occasion of the hurricane in Samoa, the United States Navy Department has decided upon sending him a whaleboat of the latest improved model. It will be clinker built, of the finest materials and fittings. It will be built at the navy yard at Mare Island, and when completed will be sent to King Mataafa, accompanied by an autograph letter from President Harrison, testifying in the highest possible manner to the bravery exhibited by Mataafa and his men in rescuing so many American sailors. The boat will bo accompanied to Apia by u committee of the surviving officers. It is expected that the party will leave California auout the middle of August.

Another change of programme w'as given by the Buffalo Ministrels on Saturday night, the theatre being again packed in every part. The first part of the programme passed off very successfully, encores being numerous, the comic songs especially finding much favor with the audience. In tho second part a double song and dance by the Hugo brothers, character songs by Miss Priscilla Verne, a character duct by Miss Deverenx and Mr Skeats, a burlesque on 'Where are you going, my pretty maid ’ (in which Mr C. Hugo caused roars of laughter), solos by Misses Cleveland and Warren, dances by Dan Tracey, ocarina playing by Mr Godfrey, selections on the tin whistle by Mr Cullen, were one and all greeted with applause, while two humorous sketches—‘(-nod-night’ and ‘The Suburban Burglar’—in which the fun was kept going by the Hugo brothers and Tom Thumb, completed an excellently arranged and varied programme. The same bill of fare will be repeated this evening, and on Wednesday night the Spanish .Students are announced to appear in conjunction with the minstrels, when several novelties will be presented, Robert A. Bullen, formerly inspector of police at Napier, has been arrested at Wellington on several charges of extraordinary conduct. The first charge is that of threatening a woman named Elizabeth M'lnder. He went to plaintiff’s house and accused her of robbing him of Ll5O, at the same time saying : “I will do for you ; I will break every bone in your body.” Mr Bullen had in his possession a loaded revolver, and threatened to shoot a man who came to the woman’s assistance. Bullen fired the revolver in the air, and then went away. Prisoner was charged with tho above offence on Saturday afternoon, and, on an application for remand, Mr Edwards (solicitor) said he intended laying a far more serious charge against him on behalf of George Norbury and Austin Coom, both of whom hud been threatened by Bullen with a revolver. An indictable information against accused was being prepared. Further charges of breaking and entering Mrs M Tudor’s, and also stealing goods and money, will bo preferred against Bullen, He was taken before a magistrate in the afternoon, and remanded till Monday, The Bench refused bail.

Our Wellington correspondent informs us that Captain Saville, aide-de-camp to t-h? Governor, is (kngerm'hly 111 ('f_ fever, ami lb is Reported that he is nob ekpcsVefl to live tne day through. , t y

. Ijr L. H. Reynolds', a son .of the Hon. W. H.,Reynolds, has, received an appointment on the engineering staff of Sir John Goode, and been despatched from London to iiduidad and Grenada (West Indies) to superintend some marine surveys in that colony.

Anniversary services were held yesterday at the Presbyterian Church, Cavcrsham. In the morning the Rev. R. Waddell was the preacher, and the Rev. Dr Stuait gave an address to the young people iu the evening. The collections, which were in aid of the building fund, amounted to L2l Is 7d, Messrs A. C. Bigg, D. Baxter, and J. Logan, J.P.s, sat at the City Police Court this morning, and convicted and discharged three first offenders for drunkenness. For hawking wood without a license Joseph (leads was convicted and and Maurice Manning was dealt with iu a similar manner for a like offence. Mr Duncan Wright brought his mission at Knox Church to a close yesterday, when lie addressed fully 1,100 people at the evening service. His subject was ‘ Heaven, our home.’ Ho took the second and third verses of the 14th chapter of St. John as tearing on the matter. During the course of his remarks he stated that some people said that if this question was talked about more than at present it would make ua effeminate, and wo would not bo able to attend to our ordinary business; bub ho held that reflections on heavenly things would he wholesome and healthy, and would help to cure God’s church of two terrible things—the sin of wordlincss and the siu of lukewarmness.

An entertainment was given on Friday evening last at the Scacliff Asylum for the benefit of the inmates by the attendants who constitute the “Seacliff Variety Troupe. ’ It was likewise attended by many visitors and Natives from adjoining districts. The following songs were very creditably rendered ‘ Far away,’ ‘The Cricket on tho hearth,’ ‘ Barney, take me home again,’ ‘ Climbing np the golden stairs,’ ‘ White wings,’ ‘The song that reached my heart,’ ‘The golden sword,’ ‘The old banjo,’ ‘Leave mo not in anger, darling,’ ‘ The bloom is on tho rye,’ and ‘ Dream faces.’ In the comic sketches—‘ The stranger,’ ‘Happy Uncle Tom,’ ‘ Handy Andy,’ and ‘ Starvation ’— the parts enacted by Messrs Robertson, Hamer, Stewart, Buchanan, and Newman were deservedly appreciated, as were also the profusion of jokes indulged in by Messrs Cuming (bones) and Crann (tambo). It need scarcely be added that the patients look forward with keen interest to a recurrence of such pleasurable evenings.

Wukati Rifles' annual bill ou Friday, August Id. A mission in St, Joseph’s Cathedral will bo commenced on Sunday next by the Very Rev. Oliver Daly, S.J. _ ■ Nineteen patients were admitted into the hosptal dhtiug the past week, and 13 discharged. There are 99 patients in the institution at present, or six more than at the beginning of last week, “ Barton’s drawing room cream ” is the name of a locally-made preparation for polishing furniture. We have tested it, and find the roeu’t saHifretcry, a bright polish being imparled to the articles treated without any laborious rubbing.

We thunk the Dunedin secretary of the Amalgamated Sjcuty of Carpenters and Joiners f >r a copy of the twenty-ninth a n ml report of the society for the year ended December, 1883. It is a most elaborate volume, showing tbo fiuanc’al position of each Lnncb < f the society throe g’mnt the world. The total uv mhoi-t-hip of tin- 1 v t,y va now 03,1*'1, v.-.tU a net income for the year of L7(i,4fltl marly. Including the buiMbgs and other property > f the, society, the amount, is 1,41 2HG. The Uuut report points to the society being in a healthy po-ition, ami to invir.g conferred great benefit noon a number of members.

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Evening Star, Issue 7971, 29 July 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7971, 29 July 1889

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