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The Chief Justice goes to Auckland temporarily. There 13 talk of holding meetings in various Auckland country districts to protest against the Bill. At the Nelson Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday George White, late superintendent of the Nelson Lunatic Asylum, was committed for trial at the next sittings of the Supreme Court for embezzling three sums of money received for produce raised at the asylum. Other charges are to be preferred at the sittings of the Supreme Court. A meeting of the Dunedin Clothing Manufacturers' Association was held at Messrs Morris and Seelye's factory last night, all the manufacturers being represented. Mr J. Guthrie .occupied the chair. It was agreed to confirm ta,3 " log " drawn up last week, and to have copies posted up in the various factories in town this morning. As stated in our report of the last meeting of the Association, it was r,esolved that the syßtewi of giving work to outside hands would be diifipntinued ; but this resolution was rescinded se itr as the case of an invalid woman working for Messrs Hallenstein Br&a, was concerned. Two etner cases of a similar n&tsre were also brought up, but the Association decked that they would not be justified in adopting the same course in regard to them. It was stated that the factories in Cjbriatchuroh are willing to fall in with the •••log" pippared here, but so far no received ,from ,the other

The Rev. Mr Bray, Baptist minister at Mount Men, haa accepted a call to Nelson. Henry Marsh was killed to-day by a tree falling on him at Ingle wood (Hawke's Bay). There was no business of special importance at this afternoon's meeting of the Exhibition Commissioners.

For neglecting to destroy the stamps when v.ithdrawiiig hew from the cask, T. CouDtrj', a Westport publican, was yesterday fined L2O on one charge and Ll each on two others, with all costs.

The arm of tho boy Edmonds, who was injured yesterday at the .South Duiiedin .riopeworks, had to be amputated, the operation being uiccessfully performed by Drs xVlaedonald, Coughtrey. and Barclay. Tlie lad is now in a very bad state, but hopes are (ntertained of his ultimate recovery. James D. Tarr, milkman, Karori, was charged at the Court yesterday with negligent driving and being intoxicated while in charge of a horse and cart. He was fined 10a and 45s costs on the first count, and the latter was dismissed after a long hearing. Tarr is the man who, is was alleged, nearly drove over Countess Onslow on July 17.

Shortly before five o'clock yesterday a six-roomed wooden dwelling-house at Duddingston, North-east Valley, owned and occupied by Henry M'Kiimimont, was destroyed by fire. It is surmised that it originated through a blanket that had been left to dry in front of a firo catching alight. The insurance was L 350 in the New Zealand Office.

The reported prevalence of typhoid fever in Wellington proves largely exaggerated. The city authorities yesterday morning addressed communications to twelve medical men on tho subject, with a request that they would each state the number of typhoid ct>o3 they were 1 attending. Mr Page, the town clerk, states that eleven dostors have replied, the result being that only four patients are reported as being attended by them. The medical profession is almost unanimous in asserting that the city at present is singularly free from visitation of fever.

Ur Montgomery, the new Bishop of Tasmania, leaves London in the Tainui for Hobart direct on September 5. In a letter dated May 24, addressed to Archdeacon Hales, Launceston, Dr Montgomery says:— " I have never been a partisan. I have always refused to join any church party or society, aud have kept my clergy from doing it. I hold that though a man is not a man unless he expresses his own views fearlessly, yet that the Church of Kugland is broader than any one man' 3 opinion, and he who cannot loyally work with all opinions (within recognised limits) is ipso facto disqualified for high office." In the same letter the bishop remarks that he is quite of opinion that it will never do to bring the failures of the church to the colonies.

In Ireland (writes the London correspondent of the ' Argus') the railway catastrophe at Armagh still attracts attention. It ia proved now beyond a doubt that the disaster was caused by a shocking error of judgment on the part of Superintendent Elliott, wno was travelling with the train ; that the driver had never before taken a train over this particular part of the line; and that the station-master at Armagh was much too anxious to load the single engine up to and beyond the maximum. But it was Elliott who, finding the engine over-weighted and brought to a standstill on the incliue, ordered the unhooking'of the hind coaches, and actually brought about the catastrophe. The responsibility of the company is bo clear that they caunot evade it; they have, indeed, admitted it, and the claims for compensation which will flow in upon them will be most serious for the shareholders. American Commissioner Phelps, on his return from the Samoan Conference at Berlin, was interviewed by an American reporter. In the course of his remarks he said :—" The proceedings of the Conference were carried on in English, and this is a fact of great significance and importance. It is the first time in the history of diplomacy that, negotiations have not been carried on in French, the language of diplomacy.. It was done on our motion, and as English was the national language of six out of the seven Commissioners, as the Germans, who spoke English well, fell good uaturedly ia with us, that became the language of the Conference, though we started out in French, which all of the Commissioners spoke. Maybe German antipathy to anything French helped to establish this important precedent. I don't know, but the fact remains. Even the language of the treaty is Etiglish, and I do not doubt that hereafter it will become the language of diplomacy." Variety certainly forms one of tho chief attractions in the programmes put forward by the Buffalo Minstrels, and last night's performance proved no exception to the rule, for in addition to the usual programme the Spanish Students appeared, and contributed a couple of their enjoyable instrumental selections. We have previously referred to these talented musicians hi terms of praise, and it is therefore needless now to expatiate at length upon the excellence of the music provided by them. The endeavors of Misses Ckvdland, Verne, Warren, and Davereux, and Messrs C. and W. Hugo, Godfrey, Skeat3, Tracey, and Robinson received hearty recognition at the hands of the audience, who were most liberal in their applause, f ncoriDg almost every item. The laughable farce, 'Thomson's Dead,' with which Mr Charles Hugo's name is associated, as usual created roars of laughter, and brought an enjoyable performance to a close. The same programme will be repeated this evening, and the usual mating performance will be given on Saturday.

An Aucklander, who was in Paris at the beginning of last month, thus writes to the ' Star' concerning the backwardness of the New Zealand court at the Exhibition: — "Though the Exhibition was opened on the Gth, the New Zealand section was far from complete, some of the exhibits not having then arrived, which left the main portion of the court closed. The exhibits, too, are very poor, compared to Victoria's, The map luok3 as if a schoolboy had painted it--neither port nor city shown on it. The small plates of the Tarawera eruption would be more fitting for a scrap book than an exhibition. The mineral exhibits are numerous, but lack a printed card in French to describe the different ores. , The kauri gum is very poor; the ferns, which look so beautiful in the Victorian, are almost absent from the New Zealand court. The giant kauris of Waimamuku and Wairoa are only partly shown, while tho eucalyptus of Victoria is shown in an elegant frame, with the height and girth given. The Victorian map shows the men digging for the precious metal, while cities and harbors are clearly shown. The massive gold nuggets found at different places, and their worth, are to be seen. A pyramid, representing the enormous wealth which the golclfields contributed, is also on view in the Victorian section. Leaflets describing the exhibits in the New Zealand court ought to have been printed in French. . . . Altogether, it looks as if the New Zealand Government was anxious to pay for a section at that worldrenowned Exhibition without giving one thought for the development of its vast resources."

A vocal and instrumental concert in aid of St. Martin's Church fund, North-east Valley, will be held in the North Dunedin Drillßhed on Tuesday evening. Monthly meeting of the Dunedin branch Otago Kduoational Institute in the Normal School on Saturday morning, when Miss M, J, fraser will read a paper on ' Our Girls,' The Palace Skating Rink was well attended last evening, the occasion being a benefit tendered to Mr W, Crockford prior to his departure for Sydney. The Engineers' full band granted their services gratis for the occasion, and a large number of skaters occupied the floor. Mr (Jrockford made a short speech, in which he thanked patrons of the rink and his friends for the many expressions of goodwill which had been received by him. Ho hoped at some future date to renew his acquaintance with the Dunedin public, who had extended to him a hearty welcome on his firb.t arrival here, and hoped that the same kindly feelings would exist during his second advent.

Mr Fred Bissott has invented a handy contrivance for disposing of nightsoi'. He has patented it under the title of "Biissett's Beformed System of Sanitation." In a pan of varying si,Te ho claims to be able to remove at any time of the day or night any quantity of nightsoil without in any offending either the eye or the sense of smell. The pan when full is closed with a lid, which, being screwed down, makes the vessel absolutely air-tight, Mr Bussett asserts that his plan is the mo B t

effectual and cheapest that has yet been brought under thu pnblic notico, and wo understand that it has* been favorably reported on by the medical men and others interested in sanitation.

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Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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