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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1889.

AH the cases set down for hearing at the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning were either struck out, confessed, or adjourned. The Caledonian Masonic Lodge (Timaru) have resolved to join the New Zealand Masonic Union and co-operate in the movement for the formation of a United Grand Lodge for the colony.

Principal Rainy delivered a lecture on the * Presbyterian Churches of tho World' to &ti immense audience at Invercargill last night. He leaves for Wakatipu on Thursday, and goes thence to Dunedin. Steps are mooted for the putting in order of the graves of toldiers who fell in the Waikato and West Coast campaigns. It is stated that the officers and men of the Imperial forces have felt very bitterly the neglect of the graves of friends, and Sergeant Hutchinson, formerly a non-commis-sioned officer of the 10th Royal Irish, who recently arrived from Melbourne, is moving in the matter.

In Bankruptcy yesterday, before Mr Justice Denniston, Donuolly, rink proprietor, came up for public examination at Christchurch. Mr Fisher, for the Official Assignee, proposed to call witnesses to prove that bankrupt hod brought himself under the summary jurisdiction of the Act. Mr Stringer, for Donuolly, objected that the Act provided inachin ry for oxamining witnesses other than bankrupt, and that a public examination was confined to bankrupt's conduct, dealings, and property, and such evidence could not bo U3ed a 9 grounds for committal. His Honor reserved judgment. Our Wellington correspondent wires: "The cablegrams which appeared in your last issue per Aorangi were in course of transmission to Dunedin before the steamer had arrived at Wellington wharf. Anticipating her arrival Mr L. Blundell, of tho 'Evening Post,' had made arrangements to get put aboard the Aorangi at the earliest possible moment, and secured the latest copy of the Ilobart newspaper, at onco put off again, and was promptly landed in Wellington. The ' Post' here and the Dunedin Star were the only papers in the colony which were enabled to publish one day's later cables, including the newa of Mrs Maybrick'a conviction." It appears from a letter received in Sydney from Mr C. L. Garland, M.P., president of the Sydney branch of tho Single Tax League, that there is some doubt whether Mr Henry George will visit Australia after all. Mr Garland, who is in London, interviewed Mr George at his office, Palace Chambers. He states that the stature of the land reformer "is in inverse proportion to his great iutellect," and then goes on to say :—" So far as outward semblance is concerned, he wearj more the aspect oi a plain man of than a philosopher. In conversation he is bright and ready, never lost for a word or nn intelligent idea. I haw had several interviews with him, and he seems more interesting each time. As with most mpn who have succeeded in impressing the minds of their fellows, Mr George possesses an excellent memory, and a memory which embraces the faculty of continuity." Before Mr George can seriously entertain the idea of visiting the colonies, c guarantee of about LGOO will have to be forthcoming.

A& erntrgency meeting of Lo;lge Hiram, E.G, t will be held at South Dunedin to-morrow evening. The North Dancdin Rifles celebrate tho twenty-s'x-h anniversary with a eoaial dance on August 23.

On Thursday the employees of Messrs Levy, G-ithrie, and Co. presented Miss Elizi Drcwitfc with ft handsome dinner seivice on the eve of her approaching marciag.\ We are requcoted to mention tbat Mr Schaet's annual soiicu is to bo held on Friday of this woek at the City Hall, acd not at the Choral Hall as stated on the invitations. The pupils will be assisted by Messrs Bartb, Decern, and Hunter.

We remind our readers that tho Ogdeii season will commence this evening at the I'rinceas'*, with* Jo.' The company have had good seasons in the Northern town?, and the performance of Baby Ogden in the title idle has been very favorably criticised. MrW. H. Manning arrived in town yesterday to complete arrangero'emm for the appears noc here of Bland •Holt'sJDramatib Company, who open at tbe -piincesa's ori the 21st inst'. in 'lffnion Jack,' which will be put on the boards with the same completeness of detail as marked its production ifl BJelbo«rno and Sydney.

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1889., Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1889. Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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