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The Evening Star SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1889.

Oar supplement to-day contains our fourth special article on the Paris Exhibition, topics of the day, the conclusion of our American letter, a special letter on Irish affairs, correspondence, and a quantity of interesting matter. Mr Conolly was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court yesterday before Judge Richmond. Principal Rainy delivered an address at Oamartt last night on the ‘ Presbyterian Churches of the World.’ The Chief Justice returned to Wellington from Auckland last night, and leaves on circuit to Napier and Gisborne on Monday. Tho Auckland City Council has resolved to call for designs for a clock, with chimes, to be placed in the tower cf the public library. J. Taylor, killed whilst following the Pakuranga hounds on Wednesday, was a young man of about twenty-two years of age, ond son of Mr W. J. Taylor, a Tamald settler. Patton, who was injured on that occasion, is still unconscious. Our Lawrence contemporary reports the rather sudden death on Wednesday of Mr John Auld, of Waitahuna. While pumping water a few weeks ago at tho Waitahuna railway station he met with an accident from which lockjaw resulted. He leaves a widow and several children. Canterbury College sub-committee has decided to ask tho chairman (Mr P. Do C. Malet) to visit Melbourne and Sydney soon to inspect the various technical schools there, and inquire into other matters connected with Sydney and Melbourne Univeisities; Mr Beetham to act as chairman meanwhile. Tho bootmaker*’ dispute at Auckland was settled last night at a meeting of tho Bootmakers’ Union, when it was resolved to reinstate Strong as a member of the union, whilst Messrs M‘Arthur and Co., through their representative (Mr Jamieson), agreed to take back two men who bad been discharged from their employment. There are more Santleys in Australasia than the celebrated baritone. Quo is a variety artist, and Charles Hugo, who has been negotiating by letter to secure him, recently sent a telegram across : “ Opening for self, two song and dance men, and ventriloquist.” This reached the baritone, who, of course, was disgusted. During the volunteer inquiry into the Mercer Hotel incident no one could be got to swear to the identification of the famous concertina and brandy jar. Now that it is over, and the two volunteer corps disbanded, the landlord has claimed these articles as his property, having now a moral certainty about the matter, and the police authorities have surrendered them. A number of Natives, who have just been released from Auckland Gaol, are causing some anxiety in tho Upper Waihau district by the practice of Hauhau worship. They have issued a proclamation saying that they will destroy over 100 horses and cattle u-Uluh slvo at large on tKo \V aVnau Flat. Inspector M‘G ivern has informed them that if they carry out this threat they will bo prosecuted. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court at Port Chalmers to-day, before Mr Carew, R.M., the following cases were disposed of: —ln J. W. Harrison v. Charles Hcllier, L 4 10s, balance of account, judgment was given for Ll 15s and coats ; in Jane North v. A. M'Rae, L 6 6s, for rent, etc., judgment was given for the amount claimed and costs; and in W. Waters v. R. Waddell, L 5, judgment went by default. A deputation waited on Mr Hannay (one of the Railway Commissioners) at Oamaru yesterday with reference to the charges for haulage between the stores and the wharves. The deputation were urged to take action, they said, in consequence of a petition having been signed asking for a concession in the charges, in so far as they affected a store on the reclaimed land. Mr Hannay said the Commissioners would not consider one without considering the other. The annual presentation of diplomas in connection with the Now Zealand University was made at Auckland yesterday by Professor Brown, acting as the Chancellor's delegate. Certificates of degrees were presented ns follows; Bachelor cf Arts: Misses Edith M. Adams, Mary L. Hill, L. Dnrrien, Mary M. Sinclair, Messrs T. H. Green, 11. Mason, and H. Shrewsbury. Master of Arts: Mr Sinclair Gillies. Addresses were delivered by Professor Brown, Bishop Cowie, and Professor Aldis. The North Duncldin Rifles celebrated their twenty-sixth anniversary last evening, when an enjoyable ball was held in the North Dunedin Volunteer Hall. The interior of the hall having been tastefully decorated and hung with flags, it presented a very pretty appearance, tho various uniforms of the volunteers adding in no small measure to tho general pleasing effect. Dancing was indulged in by about sixty couples, who spent a pleasant time, the music being supplied by an efficient band under Bruton. The catering was entrusted to/jvlr W. Wood, of Rattray street. The M.Qfls were Sergeant-major Slowley, Sergeant M'Millan, Corporal Munro, and Volunteer Ross, who attended well to their duties. The trial of Henry Ernest Weaver, charged with the murder of Captain Greenless, of tho schooner Colonist, was concluded at the High Commissioner’s Court, at Fiji, on the 15th inst. The four assessors came into Court with a divided opinion. Two were in favor of acquitting prisoner on the ground of insanity, and the other two held that Weaver was guilty of murder. His Honor (Sir John Thurston) took the latter view, and a verdict to that effect was recorded. Counsel fur prisoner moved for arrest of judgment on the ground that tho Court had no jurisdiction in the matte- - . After argument, judgment on this point was reserved. An inquiry was held yesterday at Timaru Into the fire .which occurreain a five-roomed cottage off Beach road on Wednesday last, occupied as a workshop and storeroom by one Clancy. Tho stock was insured in the North British for L 268, and the house for L2OO in the National. From the evidence it appeared that tho house had been on fire in two places—one at the back, the other in the front room. In the latter two boxes wore found partly filled with paper, which was much burnt, and the inside of the boxes charred. The police were of opinion that the front fire started in these boxes. The owner (Clamty) was in Dunedin at the time of the fire, and no one was (eft in the cottage. The jury returned a verdict that there was nothing to show the origin of the fire, but that there were very suspicious circumstances in connection with it.

Dunedin Naval Artilleij’s annual ball next Friday evening, in Garrison Hall. Dunedin Highland Bides prop eo holding a Scottish carnival in Garrison ll .11 at end of October. The Tramway Company are running cros from Manse street corner to the Keroaei c TLii.l, and from the Monument to Fredericks fleet, at Id fares, Mr S, TiffHOn liAs arranged fob in hrgan recital aid sa;red Concert to be given in First Church oa Thursday, tho sth inst, in aid of the Ladies’ Association. Mrs W. H. Reynolds Misses MoUison and Grey, ami Mr Garrick Martin have premised to sing: and, ns the tickets are already Belling rapidly, a large gathering is expected. Gnat interest ts being iiiantfctted in tho capping ceremony which is to take place in tho Garrison Hall next Wednesday evening. A large and inlluenUjl committee of students are working hard to Rune the pt/p r cairying out of the hall ai tahgeiueuts. To obviate the ciush tb-V. took place last year al the theatre, admission this year will be by ticket. The invitations are limited to 2,500, the whole of which have already becu issued-. A contort took, place in St. Martin’s Schoolroom last evening, when there was a good attendance, Tho Rov. B, M. Kir.g > ccupied the Chair. Two gle-.a were sung by tho choir, Mr Favell being conductor and Miss Favell accompanist. Miss Macdonald sang ‘Alas 1 those chimes,’ and Miss Co k gave another popular song, ‘The waggoner ’ was allotted to Mr Wathen, who was encored and contributed throe selections. Miss Fav.ll’s voice enabled her to do Justice to ‘ Maggie's secret,’ and Miss Florence Moorhouse was heartily applauded for her recitation. Humorous readings wu-c contributed by Mr Wright and the chairman.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1889., Issue 7994, 24 August 1889

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