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The Evening Star MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1889.

At the last Edinburgh University examination Mr R. B. Fulton, son of Mr James Fulton, M.H.R., and Mr Ntccol, of Lawrence, passed their final M.jj.C.M. Out of seventy-two catadidatos only thirty-eight passed. Mr J. H. Stubbs, who has the contract to sink I,oooft on the New Zealand Refrigerating Company's ground at Bunmde, is proceeding rapidly towards the stipulated level. Last week the boring was 120 ft, making a total of 150 ft. It is probable that some of the Home shareholders in the Blue Spur and Gabriels Gully Consolidated Gold Company, Limited, will take action against tho directors for alleged misrepresentations contained in the famous prospectus. Mr Fraser visited the Blue SpUf last week, and it is reported that he v/£3 collecting information on behalf of th«S English shareholders. Tho recovery of Cardinal Manning from his recent severe illness is said to have been largely due to his cxtraordin»ry temperance in eating and drinking. " What you should do," said Sir Andrew Clark to a celebrated statesman, the other day, who wus complaining of gout, " is to imitate the conduct of the Cardinal at the banquet of the R,oyal Academy. He went through tho entire evening with a glass of water and. a crust of bread." . In the * Alliance News' is a letter by Sir W. Fox on the question of compulsory temperance teaching in the Auckland public schools. He says : " There is no doubt that Dr Richardson's book is beyond tho average capacity of the lower standards, but >3 place cau be supplied for them by Dr Ridge's or others, of which wo have several. The real difficulty is the teachers, who would have to educate themselves on the subject, and they complain that they aro .already overburdened." Tho Nelson ease of Weir v. Horner and Uraig, an action for L 2.013 for falso imprisonment and malicious prosecution, was concluded on Saturday. It arose out of the theft of gold-bearing saud from the tubs of the defendant Horner at Charleston. The sand was stolen, and subsequently was discovered planted in a tub in some dense bush. A watch was kept, and Weir was seen to come to the place and lift the tub and carry it away, when Horner and Craig came out of ambush and handcuffed him. Ha was taken to the police station and charged before the Resident Magistrate and the case was dismissed. The present action was brought for damages. The jury, after half an hour's consultation, returned a verdict for defendants, and His Honor awarded costs on the highest s«ale. An invention has recently been made which promises to effect a complete revolution in the important art industry of china decoration. By a wonderful process discovered by a Mr J. B. Bonnaud it is possible to obtain vu a few minutes the same artistic effects which cost the hand-painter on china days of labor. Landscapes, groups of figures, and portraits aro produced by this means on vases, plates, and placques in their natural colors, oven to the most delicate shade?. This result is partly due to the action of light employed in a way that differs very strikingly from the monotint processes of photography. Professor Boys, of Soulfc Kensington, after carefully examining the process, has reported most favorably upon its scientific value, while experts who regard it from the purely commercial point of view are of opinion that it will prove to be of enormous value.

Particulars have been received of the remarkable Buicide of a lady who shot herBelf with a revolver wjiilst sitting on the public promenade at Bucharest, dying immediately afterwards. The lady ft described as being well dressed, about thirty years of age, and having the appearance of a Pole. Nothing was found upon her but a' letter addressed to M. Hitrovo, the Russian Minister, in which she said Bucharest was the only place where shewas unknown, and that she had come there to die. "It has since transpired that she was a member of the Nihilist society which hri<l planned the assassination gL|he Czar. Lots wero cast as to who should (Oiiimit tho foul deed, and the lot fell upon her. She woa'sent from Switzerland ~to carry out the instructions of the society. Seeing that S)ho*had no other means of escaping from her.odious destiny, she preferred, ta.'take«her..own life. No clue to her identity, has and she has been interred at the cost of the Russian Government,

The ' Telegraph' says that in Napier the public-houses are doing very li&le business —so little, indeed, that if it were all rolled into one house it would nit be a roaring trado. The owners of a coach running between (jreymouth and Reefton have beep fined for having the letters " V.R." paintSfl on their coach, thus giving reasonable cause to believe that they wcro engaged in carrying the Queen's mail?. A burglar cntdrod the duelling of Mr John Rioidbent, of Rothesay, and took away a quarftity of jewellery valued at LlO, and L 7 in money. Ho evidently made a thorough search for other valuables, as every room in the house was visited by him. Entrance, which was effected during the absence of the inmates, was made through one of the aide windows that hnd been left unfastened, The Otago branch jf the New Zealand Dental Association held a meeting on Saturday evening in Messrs Boot and Hunter's rooms. Those who attended were Messrs Boot (in the chair), Hunter, Hewitt, Robinson, Throp, and P. Armstrong. Mr J. P. Armstrong was elected chairman, and Mr Fnank Armstrong secretary and treasurer. The proceedrags at the inaugural conference of the New Zealand Dental Association, in July, were discussed, and a letter from the Medical Association approving of the actions of the dentists was read. On the motion of Mr Boot, seconded by Mr Hunter, Mr Throp w»s appointed representative of the branch for the January meeting of the Association. There was a sitting of the Supreme Court in Bankruptcy to-day, but the only case set down forbearing was an application by Mr J. Macgregor, on behalf of George Latimer, coal merchant, for an order of discharge. The Official Assignee stated that Messrs Smith, Chapman, and Co., who represented the bank, which latter were the largest creditors in the ostate, wished the application adjourned until they had an opportunity of taking the evidence of Mr James Mills, M.H.R., and the Hon. George M'Lean, M.L.C , both of whom are at present in Wellington. Mr Justice Williams adjourned the case for a week to see if the evidence of the two gentlemen in question could be obtained in the meantime. An exoiting scone was witnessed at the Alhambra Theatre (London) on June 27. One of the chief items on the programme was the ballet 'lrene,' in which Mdlle. Angelina Spotti takes the chief part. At a quarter past nine the ballet had commenced, and Mdllo. Spotti was covered by her attendant coryphee* witrh a cloth painted to represent a rock. By some uxexplained means the lady's dress caught fire, and she rushed off tbo stage all in flames, in full view of a crowded house; The members of the ballet also fled panic stricken in the opposite direction, and the stage was left nnpty, except for the presence of a " demon," who seemed paralysed at the sight of the flames, and unable to move. Most of the audience rose to their feet, and a rush to the doors seemed imminent, when the band struck up a lively air, and the incipient panic was allayed. The curtain was lowered, and after a short interval the manager appeared and announced Mdlle. Spotti was only slightly burned. She was, however, too nervous to appear, and the piece would go on without her. This was received with cheers, and the ballet proceeded. Twenty.-ono patients wore admitted into the hospital during the past wrek, and ten were discharged. Ono patieDt—Vincent Bushell—died. There are at pref ent 110 the institute ion, or ten more Shan at the Beginning of la*>t week. An eaterta'nmeni was given at the Good Templars' Hall, Blueakin, on Saturday, by tho Bangatira Minstrels, in aid of tho loc»l school prizs fund. The hall was crowded to excess, many being unable to obtain seats. The perform! nee wis thoroughly appreciated _ by the audicne?, and a most eDjiyable evening was biocght to a close with a danc?, in which about thirty couples took part.

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The Evening Star MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1889., Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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The Evening Star MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1889. Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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