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The Evening Star SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains yesterday’s City Police Court, correspondence, an account of the Try Excelsior classes in Melbourne, a report of a visit to the kindergarten in Walker street, an article on anthropometry by Mr William Morgan of Auckland, and other matter.

Solomon Abraham’s pawnshop at Wellington was burglariously entered last night, and a quantity of jewellery valued at LSO abstracted.

Christina Hansen v, John Cook, a charge of damaging the roof of a house to the extent of 10s, was called at the Police Court this morning, but the case was struck out, there being no appearance of cither party. Our Wellington correspondent informs us that Musselburgh has been selected as the site for the Exhibition rifle meeting. The Association’s was held there in ISS2. The range is a very open one, and capable of holding sixty targets, Messrs C. Newton and Son, of Canterbury, who recently purchased the whole of Mr Every Maclean’s English Leicester stud flock, have received them in splendid condition, losing only three on the voyage down They comprise 250 breeding ewes, 110 ewes, 80 ram hoggets, and 20 stud rams. Whilst a lumper named Edward Moore was assisting to discharge the cargo from the steamer Ringarooma at the Queen street wharf yesterday, a large block of bluestone fell, owing to the hook giving way, and broke in two, one of the pieces striking him and smashing his hip. He was removed to the hospital. At a public meeting, attended by 250 persons, held at Wellington last evening, it was decided to form a bus company. It was explained at the meeting that the step was taken as it was considered the public had not been well served by the tram company. The shares are to be LI each.

Bishop Harper, now the Pension Bill has passed, purposes forwarding his resignation to the Bishop of Nelson, the senior bishop of his province, to take effect on March next; but if his successor is appointed, and is prepared to enter on his duties before then, ho will vacate. In any case he will not draw the present stipend beyond September 30.

It might be interesting to know why the beer duty cases were taken so uncommonly early this morning. Can it be that those who had the hearing fixed for 10.30 were influenced by a desire to get the cases over in time to allow Bench, Bar, and Press to see the foothill match? We should like to know, because if that ivas the motive it is our duty to acknowledge the courtesy. The Southland County Council yesterday considered the Hospitals and Charitable Aid Act Amendment Bill, their general conclusions being that the revenue for the purposes of the Act should not be derived from the property holders alone, but should be taken from the consolidated revenue, so that all may contribute; that a central board to administer the Act should be created ip each district, one-third nominated by Government and the remainder by local bodies ; that no hospital or charitable institution be incorporated as a separate institution unless one-half the total sum required for buildings and other expenses be subscribed voluntarily.

A question which has been agitating country storekeepers was brought before the Southland County Council yesterday by a deputation, who complained that retail bouses in Dunedin sent out men with vehicles to canvass for orders by sample, throughout the district, from house to house. Those men paid no license fees, while they used the roads and bridges, and were said to have taken L 37,000 out of Southland last year. In discussing the matter, it was elicited that hawkers’ licenses in that large district produced only Li 10a revenue, of which one councillor paid L2. The deputation asked that steps be taken tp make these travellers pay something to the county revenue. The Council will consider the framing of a by-law which will include thorn.

Mr £ioachcn was so far able to rise superior to political prejudices as to speak iu the following generous way of the Irish officers of H.MTS. Calliope One interestcircumstance more ; the captain of the Calliope was an Irishman, the staff-com-mander was an Irishman, and we rejoice that in our navy wo still retain the services and genius of our fellow-countrymen in Ireland. Long may .they continue thus to serve in our ranks, to uphold the honor and the position of a nation whp will continue to be what she is and has been in the past.” There is a good ring in that. When one remembers how great is the debt which the •Empire owes to Ireland, how much of it has been built up by the valor of Irishmen, one cannot note without disgust the way in which Unionist patriots love to run down the Irish race,

There wnfj another crowded linune at the Princess’s last night, when the programme of the previous evening was repeated with many marks of the audience’s approval. Mr and Mrs Hugo, who work uncommonly hard, were frequently encored, and the delightful music supplied by the .Spanish Students gave unqualified satisfaction. On Monday night the management give a complimentary benefit to the City Fire Brigade, under the patronage of the Mayor and City Councillors and members of the suburban brigades. At a meeting of the Committee of Management of the Educational Institute, held at the Normal School this morning, it was unanimously resolved “ that this Committee expresses its disapproval of the of certain members of the Institute in signing certain counter-resolutions to those laid before the Education Bon'd at its last meeting by a deputation of the I c.stitute, without first communicating with the Committee of Management, especially seeing that, at the annual meeting of the Institute, so far from objecting to the resolutions, several of those who signed the counter-resolutions cordially supported the action of the Institute.’ The twelfth annual reunion of the employes of the New Zealand Clothing Factory was held at the Choral Hall last evening, and was attended by about 100 couples, who occupied the floor until an early hour this morning. During the evening a number of songs were contributed by ladies and gentlemen. Miss Evcritt sang ‘ Yesterday,’ Miss West ‘ Alision,’ Miss Ross ‘ Parted,’ Misses Armstrong and Boelke ‘ The convent bells,’ Miss Trengrove ‘ Eileen Alannah ’ (encored), Misses Keating and Boelke ‘The minute gun at sea,’ Miss Rainford 1 The red robin,’ Miss and Mr Patton ‘No, sir,’ and Mr Fielden ‘ Hocked in the cradle of the deep.’ A glee party sang ‘ Let the hills resound ’in an acceptable manner. Messrs J. Baker, R. MTndoe, and F. Griffen acted efficiently as M.C.s. ; while the music of Mr Robertshaw’s band, and the excellent catering of Mr C. F. Meyers, gave every satisfaction. A concert to raise funds for the Sunday school was given in the Moray place Congregational Church last evening before a fair audience. An excellent programme had been arranged, and, under the management of Mr A, Valiis, passed off successfully. The first part was composed of sacred items, the moat appreciated being the ‘ Gloria ’ (‘Twelfth Maas’), which was rendered in capital stylo by the choir ; ‘ The lost chord,’ by Mr James Jago ; a duet ‘ The Lord is a man of war,’ by Messrs Jago and W. Thomson ; and ‘ Calvary,’ by Mias Sears. _ In response to an encore this lady sang ‘ Light and shade ’ with good effect. The secular portion of the programme was much appreciated by the audience, and encores were awarded to Mr Umbers (‘The battle of Stirling’), Mr W. Young (-Rocked in the cradle of the deep’), Mr Jago (‘The message of the king’), and Miss Crow (‘When the tide comes in’). At the close of the programme the superintendent of the Sunday school (Mr W. Coull), on behalf of the teachers, thanked those who had assisted m providing the evening’s entertainment. Miss Jago and Mr Valiis acted as accompanists.

The Port Chalmers Naval Artillery celebrated their twenty-seventh anniversary by a ball in the Garrison Hall yesterday evening, The room was decorated, flags being disposed in every available space, whilst stars formed of swords and bayonets in varioua parts of the hall, and colored lamps, had a very pretty c fleet. The most notice able feature in the decorations was several devices in ferns. Over a hundred couples were present, amongst thembeingthe Mayor, Commandant Goldie, P.O, Paccy (Torpedo Corps), Captain Mitchell (Fire Brigade), Captaiii'Cuthbert (s.s. Elderslin). Apologies were received from Lieutenant-colonels Wales and .lack, Capt, Waters (L Battery), Captains White and Smith (P.N.A), and Captain Thomson. Dancing was kept up until early this morning to the music of a full orchestral band, under the conductorship of Mr Edward Towsey. Petty-officer Moir and Seaman Wilson acted as M.C.s. The catering was undertaken by the Committee. The affair passed off in the most agreeable manner.

The monthly meeting of the George street School Committee was held last evening, and attended by Messrs Simpson (chairman), Coghill, M‘Donald, Waynes, Wain, and Cramond. Mr Charles Anthony was appointed to the vacancy in the Committee created by Mr Cohen’s resignation owing to his having left the district. The subject of the paper read by Miss Fraser before the Educational Institute having been referred to, the clerk suggested that the time was opportune for establishing a cookery class for girls in the school, and Mr Haynes and the clerk were appointed to confer with the head-master and report to next meeting. The head-master reported that the number of pupils on the roll was 857, and the average attendance for the four weeks ended August 9 was 752. On the motion of Mr Cramond, seconded by the chairman, it was unanimously resolved—“ That in the opinion of this Committee the answer given by Mr White, M. A., as requested by the Education Board, was satisfactory, and shows plainly that Mr White had no other intention than to further the beat interests of the schools of this provincial district.”

At the Garrison Hall, Anderaons Bay, last night, a lime - light exhibition was given by Mr F. A. Coxhead, on behalf of the funds for building a hall in connection with the Anderson’s Bay Church for Sunday school and other purposes. There was a large audience, who thoroughly appreciated the collection of views shown of ancient and modern Rome, with the many historic incidents which were mentioned by Mr Coxhead as each view was thrown upon the screen. There were also views of Melbourne and Sydney shown ; but the most thoroughly appreciated were those of Port Chalmers and of the wonderland of the West Coast of New Zealand. The portraits of Captain Sinclair of the U.S.S. Company’s Tarawera and the Rev. A. Cameron, Andersons Bay, were received with great applause, as were also the views of old Dunedin, with some flue pictures of the ferns of New Zealand. There were some comic view's shown for the special edification of the youngsters. A very pleasant and enjoyable evening was brought to a close by a hearty vote of thanks being passed, on the motion of Mr W. Sornmerville, to Mr Coxhead and his assistants for the entertainment. Another meeting will be held in about four weeks for the same object, when a grand concert will be given. The Social Reform Association held their usual monthly meeting last night in the Coffee Palace ; Mr Mantz presiding. There was a much better attendance of members, and the following business was transacted : Two new members were elected, and three persons proposed for membership. In response to a letter addressed by the secretary to the Painters’ Society, soliciting some reliable information respecting the rate of wages being paid to the painters engaged at the work on the Exhibition building, a deputation, consisting of Mr Knowles (president) and Mr Robertson (secretary), were in attendance. From their report it appears that there are a large number of youths and men who have not served a term of apprenticeship, therefore are not proficient tradesmen, being engaged at a low rate of wages, while a large number of proficient tradesmen are going idle. Several of the speakers contended that a large proportion of the work being done could scarcely be called painting, and did not require skilled labor, and that the only way in which the painters could get protection was by forming a trades union amongst the men themselves. The following motion was moved and carried: —“ That the secretary of the Social Reform Association be instructed to write to the Painters’ Society tendering their sympathy and support in forming a trades union.” Mr Milnes then read a short paper on 1 Ourselves,’ in which he reviewed the work done by the society, and suggested several alterations in the mode of carrying on the work. The paper piet with very favorable criticism, and the following motion was carried“ That Mr Milnes’ paper be taken into consideration by the Committee, with a view to carrying out the suggestions contained therein.”

On Wednesday the Ogden Company open a dramatic season at tho Princess’s with _VJo,’ in which “ Baby ” Ogden sustains the title rOle. Ihe Noithern Press declare that the young lady displays astonishing histrionic skill for her years. Mr and Mrs Ogden are supported by a capable company.

Annual general meeting of the Taieri Agricultural Society in the Athenaeum, Mosgiel, at 2.110 p.m. on the 23rd insf. The football match Otago v. Hawke’s Bay comes off on the Oarisbrook Ground on Tuesday, commencing at 4 p.m. A smoke concert will be tendered the visiting teams the same evening.

The John street Mutual Improvement Society held their weekly meeting in the schoolroom last evening; the president (Kev. J. T. Hinton) in the chair, Mr C. Battsou contributed an essay on ‘ Tobacco: its use and abuse.’ In reference to the case of Siedeberg v. H. Benjamin, we are informed that it was a claim by the executors in the estate of Thomas George for the lithographing of a number of promissory note forms. The claim was admitted. The fourth cf a series of discussions on the ‘Life and Labors of St. Paul’ occupied the meetmg of tho Cargill road Mutual Improvement Class on Wednesday evening. Papers were contributed on ‘lconium ’ by Mr S. Bridgman ; * Lystra,’ by Mr W. Cole ; acd on ‘ Derbo ’byMr A. Laurie, Rev. G. W. Spence presided. The Rev. F. W. Isitt, who has already earned a good reputation as a lecturer, is announced to give his lecture ou “ Gladstone, the greatest of living Scotchmen,” in the Choral Hall, on Tuesday evening next, the Kev. Dr Stuart in the chair. This lecture has already been delivered before large and enthusiastic audiences in Christchurch, Invercargill, and elsewhere, and in each place has been highly spoken of by the Press.

The usual weekly meeting of Pride of Dunedin Lodge, 1.0. G.T., was held on Wednesday evening, when the officers for the ensuing quarter weie installed by Bio. S. Rankin, L.D., assisted by Bro, Moore, L.D., of Lily of Valley Lodge, as follows 0.T., Bro. J, N. Merry; V.T., Sis. Webb; secretary, Bro. Wakefield; AS., Sis. Sutherland; F.S., Bro. O'Connor ; treasurer, Bro. H. Crawford; M., Bro. M’lndoe; D.D., Sis. Millar; chap, Srs. Stewart: 1.G., Bro. Rankin ; sentinel, Bro. Wilson; S.T., Sis. Rankin; P.C.T, Bro. Nickle.

At tho adjourned summoned meeting of the Loyal Albion Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., N.G. Bro. Davie in the chair, it was decided to join the United Friendly So ieties’ dispensary. The lodge’s medical officer, Dr Stirling, was initiated an hon. member. The balance-sheet, showing the total value of lodge fuuds to be L2,0")0, was commented on by Secretary Bro. W. Reid, who, referring to Register Mason’s report, said the remarks re low rate of contributions did not affect the Loyal Albion Lodge, as its members were paying threepence per week more than any other lodge in Dunedin. P.P.G.M. Bro Davie was presented with two dozen cabinet photos., in recognition of his services to the lodge. The recipient mentioned that this was the eighth time he bad passed through the vaiious chairs during his thirty-seven years of Oddfellowship.

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