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The Evening Star MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1889.

Judge Conolly is said to he sixty-seven years of age, Mias Isabella Davis has been appointed mistress of Dantroon School. Oamaru is agitating to secure legislation permitting of destitute children being provided for in the towns, instead of being sent to industrial schools in other places as at presen-t. Air J, Morgan, J.P., presided at the Port Chalmers Polite Court to-day and fined John Anderson 20s or seven days’, for being flrunk and behaving in a riotous manner in Wickliffe terrace on the 17 th List. We recently Stated that the supposed remains of a human being, probably a Maori, had been discovered at Gatlin River by two residents. We now learn that it is not believed to be a human body at all, but what it really is no one can as yet tell. It is a puzzle to all who have seen the hones to discover to what species the remains belong. Mr C. Burke on Saturday forwarded to Mr Moss. M.H.R., a petition signed by nearly SO6 prominent citizens of Dunedin protesting against the continuance of the Property Tax, and £o-day he received the following reply from tlio member for P&rnell -—‘"Thanks for your telegram. The petition must have great weight, and will be very valuable. The running so far is very close.” A friendly rifle match between employes of Neill and Co. (Limited), Colonial Bank, and J. Speight and Co., was fired op Saturday afternoon at Pcliohet Bay. The conditions were ’.—Six men a side ; seven shots: at each range; 200, 300, and 500 yards. Neill and Co’s team scored 333 (F. J. Monaco, with 67, being highest scorer); the Colonial Bank, 315 (L. P. Fraser 64); and Speight and Co.’s team, 306 (C. Speight 65). On arriving In Dunedin Saturday night’s Southern express, Principal Rainy I was met at the railway station by the Rev. Dr Stuart, Rev. J. Gibb, Messrs K, Hamsay, J. Roberts, J. T. Mackerras, A, W, Mortis, E. A. Lawson, W. Dymock, and other prominent members of the Presbyterian Church, and with Mrs Rainy was at case driven to the residence of Mr A. W. Morris, where the Principal will reside during his utay in Dunedin. Principal Rainy was this morning shown over Messrs Ross and Glendiuing’a woollen mills. Tho anniversary soiree of fclxo Caversham Presbyterian Church was held in the Cayerstam Hall on Tuesday evening, tho Rev. C. 1 Dutton occupying the chair, and addresses were given by the Revs. Dr. Watt, W. Will, J. Gibb, and J. T. Hinton. Air W. Milne gave an interesting account of the history of the church from the date of Its origin up to the present time. The proceedings were enlivened with musical items, solos being, given by Miss M'Qaeen and Messrs W. Stewart and J. Puke. Several anthems were rendered hy the choir, under the leadership of Mr Duke. There was a. large attendance, and the meeting was very .sueoeaoful. An appeal was made at the Auckland Supreme Court on Saturday against the l recent decision of Warden Northcroft at the. Thames, in the case against the Caledonian Grid Mining Company, lor damages sustained bv a tributor named Hostings, who met wltfi on accident at the company’s mine. Mr Jfforthcroft dismissed .the case on j the ground that thei-o was contributory! negligence. On Saturday, Ur Button, who appeared for the respondent .company, admitted that contributory negligence would be no answer to an appeal, and said that the onlv question for argument was whether a trijjutor was a person employed within the meaning Pf section 217 of the Mining Companics *Act. Chief Justice Prendergast reserved his dccifi'qn, Roslyn Dorct* Society’s ftpnual meeting in the Council Hall, Eoslyn, to.-morrow evening, at 7.30 Officers and members of District Grand Lodge, 5.0., meet to-morrow evening to attend installation* Loyal Hand find Heart Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., held their fortnightly meeting last week, N.G. Bro. T. Mant presiding. The Receipts were L 54 iQlsld. Lodge Dunedin, No. 931, E.C. Annual meeting to-morrojv evening, commencing at 7 p.m. Installation oi W.M, and investiture of officers at 7.30. Officers and uipiphera of sister: lodjres are invited.

Cobb and Co.’s Palace Cara advertise that > their fare from the Monument to the Water of j Leith will be twopence. The journey is now divided into two Id sections.

Twenty-one patients were adn t ■' into the Dunedin Hospital during the [nsi v. L .-k, and seventeen were discharged. Aithur ‘ Hector Mnclcfonl, ami Alfred Lak'lipn ■ Tin rciire at, picsont 100 patients in the lo -tr uf.ieii, or one iuoio than at the beginning or last WlI'U. Tile Waka>i Killcelebrat'd their twentyI’.fLi a! uivt-rsn-y by a ball m> Fi.d.i: ( veiling in 1,'..' Co'.;--; Tenioiai' fj.’-ii, iv mi. and )"',v .'lie ')*. M-.e ll.tsc rnj held 111 tie.-'-ri'll", for i.e!;;i 1 tn'iie Almn ■ lurzy i:mip! , '-i ami H.e h.ri! ksi »*»•»ora' - '.ps :.i 11-] --I'cl'i-en-.. e.r 1 -: -3 if.i.-i-el t.-r il' v :’V. «.>.ir sei,; ;i .! i : ,- |.- nn-! ;Ke cavi ; .Ir- ,s ... ( ..|e;, CI and C iv. ,u.( i’, U-11.-,on and \ olu: Uei 1 U. .-iin:.'made clhcicnt id.lts. 1'lu; representatives of Dn id lodges in Canterbury pass through 1 lunediu on Wednesday en route to the Melbourne session of the Grand Lodge. P UP. Pro. J. S. Keith will represent thirty distric s, P.iD.P. Bro, Petrie twenty districts, and Past Arch Bro. E. Harris thirteen districts. A hearty welcome will be accorded these brethren at the Enterprise Lodge on Wednesday evening, when the object of the visit to Melbourne (the obtaining of a District Grand Lodge) will be explained. Mr Bland Holt and his dramatic company will arrive from Sydney on Wednesday by the s.s. Wakatipu. Active preparations iuo being made for Ins opening night, Saturday, August 24. Tho first production, “The Union Jack,’ will be given with all that attention to scenery and detail for which Mr Holt is so well known. The scenio effects will bo tho rarno as used for tho production at the Theatre Royal at Melbourne, specially painted by Mr George Gordon. The box plan for the first six nights is now open at the Dresden Music Warehouse. Another Enlargement to the Leviathan in Dunedin.— The proprietress of this popular House, which certainly is the most extensively patronised Temperance Hotel in tho Colony, finding that the addition of several bedrooms and a largo dining hail was literally insufficient for her very large business, has deemed it necessary to still further inc-ease the accommodation, and to add to the already large number several more single and double sleeping apartments, which are now being erected, and will be finished as speedily as possible.— [ADVT ] A summoned meeting of the Loyal Dunedin Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., was hold on Thursday evening ; N.G. Bro. Barry preddinv. A motion by P.G. Bro. Chapman to amend by-law 32, relating to the proper carrying out of the chemist’s duties, was unanimously carried. P G. Bro. Scooncs moved —“ That this lodge join the Friendly Societies’Dispensary, and do now consider the best meth”.! of raising the amount required to be paid into the dispensary capital account.” Full details of the working of tho dispensary and the advantage to be gained by joining it were given by the mover and subsequent speakers, wich the result that tho motion was carried by an overwhelming majority. It was afterwards decided to raise the amount to bo paid to tho capital account by a levy of 5s p-r member, payable in two instalments— in September, 1881), and March, 1890— it being considered injudicious to encroach upon the management fund. Notice of motion was srivi-n to elect delegates to tho Dispensary Committee at next meeting.

IVo thank the local secretary for a copy of tire annual report of the Amalgamated Nocioty of Engineers. It states that there has been a gratifying improvement of affairs in the trade in G'cat Britain. Wages in some instances have been advanced from three to four shillings a week, the increase not being particular or local but general throughout the kingdom, while the improvement in shipbuilding is testified to by tho offii’ora of tho Board of Trade, who report that at the end of 1888 there were 445 merchant vessels, of 811,468 tons gross, uni r construction, the merchant tonnage in the coarse of building being about 85 per cent, greater than at the end of 1887. During tho year tho society’s members lind increased by five branches representing 450 men, tbe total additions being 1.705 and the present membership standing at 53.740, The net income for tho year was L189,732_ (notwithstanding a reduction in the contributions), and the expenditure 1,150,083. The year’s donations (one of tho beat indications of the revival of trade) totalled 154,740. being over L 20.000 less than in 1887 ; for sick bent fit 1,32,160 was disbursed, and L 38,343 paid to those entitled to superannuation benefits. Over the tignaturo of “ Robert Austin ” there is a powerful appeal in favor of the e’ght houis movement There are throe branches of the society in New Zealand, but the membership is small.

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The Evening Star MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1889., Issue 7989, 19 August 1889

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