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The Evening Star FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1889.

No declarations of insolvency were filed during the week. We hear that proceedings are to be taken for the purpose of testing the right of the “ Palace” cars to use the rails of the Dunedin Tramway Company. The estimated population of the colony on June 30 was 612,039 males. The Maori population, 41,969, is excluded from the estimate. Tim case of Bell v. Jellicoe, claiming L 5.000 damages for alleged libel in connection with the Kaiwarra murder case, will be heard before Mr Justice Richmond ttivci a leuguiy netutug and examination, C. E. Beckman, publican, arrested at Auckland, was committed for trial at the next sittings for attempting to abscond from his creditors in the Wairarapa district. The Wellington Harbor Board intend to invite applications for the post of chief pilot, rendered vacant by Captain Simm’s death, at a salary of L3OO a year. Pilot Shilling is to have charge of the Worser Bay station at L2OO. Petty-'officer R. J. Robinson, of the Wellington Navals, has been presented with a bronze medal and certificate of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia for saving the life of a boy named Jenkins, who fell into the harbor on May 22 last year. The following is the result of the election, held at Christchurch, to the Dunedin Pharmacy Board: —G. Mee, 119; J. V. Ross, 114; J, A. Fond, 113 ; R. B. Bagley, 110; T. M. Wilkinson, 108 ; E. T. Ellisdon, 90 ; W. Elder, 84 ; G. Boanington, 73 ; B. Isaac, 64, The first seven were elected. A controversy is raging at Home with some severity as to whether, in the event of the two sons of the Prince of Wales dying without issue, the Princess Louise of Wales or her children would succeed to the throne. Some say that this would not be the case, because, by virtue of the Royal Marriages Act, the Princess, before marrying Lord Fife, would have to sign a formal rensneiation of her claims to the throne, as, they allege, was done in tho case of the Marchioness of Lome, Others scout this notion as ridiculous, and say that the Marchioness of Lome never signed any such renunciation, nor will the Princess Louise of Wales be asked to do so. It is impossible to say which party is right. At Kimberley (South Africa), on July 24, the masters and pupils of the local undenominational schools presented Mr W. Norrie (ex-rector of the Dunedin Boys’ High School) with an illuminated address and an oaken liqueur stand with massive silver mounting)] on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. The ‘Kimberley Independent’ says: “Mr Norrie well deserves the congratulations of all interested in education, for he has during his tenure of the headmastership brought these schools to a very high state of efficiency, and yesterday’s demonstration amply shows that his value is fully appreciated both by pupils and colleagues.” A meeting, attended by about seventy persons, was held at Kurow on Wednesday to consider the question of having Station Peak Run cut up for settlement. Amongst other resolutions was the following : —“ That in order to meet this enormous demand of the people to settle upon the lands of the Crown, the whole of Station Peak, consisting of about 52,000 acres, be cut up as follows 7.000 acres in from 640 to 1,000 acres, on deferred payments or perpetual lease, and the balance in areas of not more than from 2.000 to 4,000 acres on the small-grazing run system.” A petition was drawn up to be signed in Oamaru and the district for presentation to Parliament, praying that the run be dealt with as above. A very successful concert was given at the North-east Valley Hall last evening in aid of the school grounds improvement fund. The attendance was fair, but the merits of the entertainment provided deserved a much larger audience. Those who were present, however, thoroughly enjoyed the_ progomme presented, which was decidedly above the average. A quartet party, consisting of Messrs Umbers, E. Towsey, Smith, and Densem, contributed a number of selections, which were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The four gentlemen named also sang a number of solos, whiffein some instances aroused the audience ,to enthusiasm. Encores were numerous, and tfio entertainment was somewhat protracted in consequence. Mr F. L. Jones, who seems to fie improving in style, was loudly applauded for his careful treatment Vf * Alice, where art thou ?’ and ‘ The Scout/ and had to respond to an encore for the Mrs Eratt sang ‘To the woods/ and .proved fin able substitute for Mrs Palmer, who was u».ahle to attend. Two orchestral selections, and a yjpl’n solo iby Mr Sshftoht, proved mo|t enjoyable items, whue a ,cqi»io duet by Mr and M™ Myers caused much amusement, Miss iGameton and Messrs E. Towtjey ipd Robertshaw APted ps qccq^anipts.

A man named John Daley, a gum digger, was found dead on the road at Towai, near Kawakawa, yesterday. The creditors of Laybourne, an Auckland bankrupt, have decided to sell the stock by public auction, Mr W. 6. Don, of the Oamaru North School has been appointed to the headmastership of Lowburn School. By two fires in the United States last month the Union Company lost L 1,260; the South British L 900; the New Zealand L 2.420. A hoy named Alfred Welldoun got one of his left ribs fractured this afternoon by falling off n swing in the Broad Bay School playground. He was conveyed to the hospital and attended to by Dr Copland. An examination of the Auckland city burgess roll shows that while in 1887-88 the number of voters in the city was 4,014 holding 7,099 votes, the present returns for 1889-90 show a total of 4,082 voters with 6,775 votes. By a Press Association cablegram from Sydney we learn that at the inquest on the body of William Kennedy, manager of the Equitable Insurance Company, who was found dead on a beach in the harbor, a verdict of alcoholic poisoning was returned. Mr Brabant, the Resident Magistrate at Wanganui, has adopted a humanitarian mode of dealing with “drunks,” and his example is being followed by some benches of Justices, He remands the offenders “to the infirmary at the local prison for eight days’ medical treatment.” A well-known Auckland monetary agent (D. B. Orchard) was arrested at Russell on board the steamer Wainui yesterday on a charge of having forged a promissory note. Orchard had carried on business for a number of years, and as he was considered a man of strict integrity the news of his arrest caused a mild sensation.

A railway league, having as its programme the abolition of differential and mileage rates and the substitution of the stage system with special facilities to distant districts and settlers, simplifying the classification, amalgamation of terminal and other charges, and reduction of passenger fares and goods rates, has been formed in Auckland. Several prominent business men have joined the movement. The sitting of the Napier Supreme Court has been, so far, abortive. Only three cases have been tried—one of horse-stealing by a man named Goodall, another of horsestealing by a Maori, and a third charge against W. Garrett, commission agent, of obtaining LIOO by false pretences—and all ended in acquittals. The Court is now occupied with the charge of murder of Robert Gollan, shepherd, on George Ormond’s station, at Mahia, by a Maori named Makaore. It is likely to occupy several days. Alluding to the progress being made among the Maoris with Christianity, Bishop Hadfield, in an address to the Girls’ Friendly Society in Wellington, said that at tho present time there were no less than thirtyone Maori ministers engaged in instructing their brethren in religion, and really capita work they were accomplishing ; in fact, it was now recognised as being absolutely necessary to have Native teachers to bring about adequate results in teaching Christianity amongst the Native people. The popularity of ‘ Union Jack ’ is evidently on the increase, and the management could, if they desired, keep it on the boards for several nights longer, but they must perforce withdraw it after to-morrow night in order to make room for further novelties. There was again a capital attendance last night, and the piece was received with many manifestations of approval, there being two general recalls. To-morrow night the performance will be under the patronage of the visiting football teams. One of the High street schoolboys had a narrow escape last night while hanging on to the Mornington tramcar. While the conductor’s attention was engaged keeping off a few others from the rear of the carriage the lad jumped on in front, and, in getting off, fell, his head lying right across the rail, and to lookers-on it seemed certain that he would be beheaded. Fortunately the wheelbrake caught the lad’s head and changed his |iuatbiuii, piioding nun ettretr fiuin tutJ iracK. Some little time ago we drew attention to these dangerous practices indulged in by children, and the Tramway Company exercise every precaution. Perhaps this further warning may induce parents to admonish their children, and endeavor to keep them out of this danger. In the Blenheim Supreme Court yesterday the slander action Adams v. Bell was heard. From tho evidence it appeared that plaintiff accused defendant of stealing five sheep from him, and on several occasions in public places he had called him a thief and crawler. Defendant admitted tho accusation and also using the expression complained of; but, in extenuation, urged that he was the worse of liquor when he used them, and did not have any intention of casting a slur on the character of plaintiff. No special damage was shown by plaintiff. After an hour and a half’s deliberation the jury returnd a verdict for plaintiff for Lls, in addition to the amount paid into Court (L 10). Mr Justice Richmond entirely concurred with the finding, and remarked that a man in his cups could not make serious accusations against another party and then be expect to be excused on the ground that he was drunk when he used them, and that he had no recollection of making them.

A notice to passengers per R.M.S, Aorangi appears in this issue. The returning officer for High Ward, Port Chalmers, is Mr Robert Gilroy Anderson. Savage Club second ladies’ evening in St. Matthew’s Schoolroom on Monday evening. Annual meeting o£ hubaoxibets to tlio Macandrew memorial fund will be held in the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon. Pryor’s show this week is well worth a visit. It comprises a splendid col'ection of flowering plants, cabbage and cauliflower plants, herb roots, and a special display of new season’s seeds.—[Advi.] In this issue appears the names of the butchers who have agreed to close_ at earlier hours, commencing on Monday. Six o’clock will bo the hour for closing, except on Friday (eight o’clock) and Saturday (eleven o’oliok). Mr J, Romison, of George street, has forwarded ns specimens of French nougat and chocolate nougat, of which he is the sole manufacturer here, together with other copfections of his make. They are exceedingly tasty, highly flavored, and free from objectionable ingredients. In the window of the Exchange Jewellery Company, Princes street, are exhibited the various prizes presented and won by the members of the Caledonian Bowling Club. They consist of a marble'clock, silver cup, silver egg boiler, four gold medals, four pairs bowls, a bowl bag, and a set of Venetian glassware. At the weekly meeting of the John street Mutual Improvement Class (the Rev. J. T. Hinton in the chair) a debate took place on the Bible-in-Sohoola question. Mr T. Pearce took the negative, and Mr M. M’Lean the affirmative. The class almost unanimously favored Mr Pearce’s view of the question. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Linden Lodge, D.A.0.D., was held in the Council Chambers, Roslyn, on Tuesday, A.D, Bro. Donaldson in the chair. One new member was initiated, and P.A, Bro. Boardman was presented with a P.A, diploma. The presentation was made by P.A. Bro. Gillies on behalf of the lodge. The receipts were L 4 13s 9J. An entertainment under the auspices of St. Paul’s Young Men’s Association took place in the schoolroom last evening, when there was a large attendance. Messrs Newbury sang a duet, and Mr Wathen was encored for his rendering of ‘Tho gallants of England.’ Songs were also contributed by Mr TV. J. Davie and other gentlemen. Miss Rehberg ably officiated as accompanist. Mr Davy A’drich, the new proprietor of the Palace Skating Rink, evidently intends doing hla best to mako it a favorite place of amusement, This evening, in addition to the skating, a short programme of instrumental and vocal selections, etc, will be gone through, which should attract a goodly number. Several novelties are advertised for next week, a baseball match on skates being the attraction for Tuesday evening. The Roslyn Firs Brigade met last evening for the purpose of saying good-bye to their late secretary, Mr A. D. Stewart, who has been promoted to a position at Wellington. A very pleasant evening was spent, a number of songs being sung by members and the usual toasts honored. Mr Stewart, who has beCn elected a life honorary member, was last night the recipient of a gold pendant, suitably inscribed, as a memento of the esteem in which he was held by the members.

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The Evening Star FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1889., Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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