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The Evening Star TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1889.

The Re*. D, Bruce, who shortly leaves Auckland for Sydney, was yesterday presented with a farewell address and a purse of sovereigns at the Auckland Club,

A reward of L 5 tendered to Constable Haslett, of Auckland, privately for a conviction ho had secured was declined by him on the ground that he had done only his duty.

Robert M'Cready was committed for trial at Christchurch yesterday on a charge of assaulting and maliciously injuring with a razor Harriet Reilly, a married woman with whom he had cohabited nine years, but quarrelled and separated fiom on Saturday week. It is reported that scab has broken out in a small flock of 500 hoggets running by themselves at Black Valley (Nelson), a distinct portion of the run of Mr John Kerr, of the Lake. The inspector was communicated with at once, and means adopted for preventing its spread. A false report has emanated from Wo'lington as to the condition of Lord Cranley, who is stated there to have suffered a relapse. As a fact Lord Cranley is progressing favorably. It appears he suffered slight rheumatic pains on Saturday, but this was not looked upon as of moment. A meeting of Bishop Moran’s Reception Committee was held last night, Mr J. B. Callan in the chair. It was announced that already upwards of L 320 has been subscribed by Dunedin and suburbs. Mr Francis Meenan is the treasurer of the fund, to whom or to the chairman (Mr Callan) intending subscribers can forward their subscriptions,

The sitting of the City Police Court this morning only occupied a few minutes. For keeping unregistered dogs in their possession, Lyndon Ruttledge was fined 2s Gd, without costs, and James Cotton, against whom there were two charges, ss, without costs. The Bench was occupied by Messrs Robert Chisholm and Thomas Brydoue, J.P.s.

The quarterly meeting of the Licensing Committee for the Borough of Port Chalmers was held at the Court-house at noon to day, there being present Dr Drysdale (chairman), Messrs E. G, Allen and H. J. Pullar. Transfers were granted from John Cooper to Joseph Hughes, for the Commercial Hotel ; and from Thomas M'Guire to Anthon Kirby, for the George Hotel. Mr John Alloo, who was buried yesterday in the Southern Cemetery, was in the early days Chinese interpreter to the Victorian Government, and about 18G7 he came over from Victoria under engagement to the Provincial Government of Otago, and was first located at Lawrence, then at Naseby, Clyde, and lastly at Queenstown, where, after several years’ residence, he contracted an illness and resigned his position, removing to Dunedin. He leaves a widow and a grown-up family. Amid the gossip and comments to which the betrothal of tho Princess Louise of Wales and the Earl of Fife gave rise, the fact escaped attention that the pair aro already connected by ties of blood. Both are great-great-grandchildren of George 111,, and are therefore third cousins. The Princess Louise is, of course, the greatrgranddaughter of the Duke of Kent, the fourth son of that monarch. The Earl of Fife is tho greatgrandson of the Duke’s elder brother, William IV. Lady Elizabeth Fitzclarence, one of the children of that King by Mrs Jordan, became the wife of tho seventeenth Earl of Erroll. Tfepir daughter, Lady Agnes, married in IS4G James, fifth Earl of Fife, whose eldest son has no\v succeeded in winning the hand of the oldest daughter of the heir to the English throne. Thus, on the mother's side, the Earl is a Guelph. Our Melbourne .correspondent writes: “By tho Wairarapa, which sails from here to-day, Mr James M‘Cleary, a prominent Rugby footballer, takes his departure fpr Dunedin, where he intends to reside, Mr M'Cleary is quite a young player, ha* Ing learnt his football in Wellington, where he made his dehul against the Englishmen, and also played against tho Maoris. He has been in Melbourne for the last twelve months, and was one who formed under great difficulties the Pakeha Rugby Football Club, and captained them in their club matches. He also represented Victoria in her recent matches with New Soyth Wales, where he shone out as one of the beet forwards, and along with Mr C. Diamond (a Dunedjnite) was looked upon as the pick of tho forwards of both teams. He also played against the Maoris when they were here. He will with credit fill the plaoo of many first-class men who have left Dunedin for fresh fields and pastures new.” The Bishop of Manchester (Dr Moorhouse), in his visitation address to the clergy of the archdeaconry of Manchester, lately referred, among other matters, to two questions which, be said, were of rather pressing and practical importance—namely, cremation and gambling. On the former question he said he believed that if due and wellknown precautions were taken burial might do no more harm to the living than burning. At the same time he pointed out ths.t cremation created for Christians no doctrinal dijjiculty whatever, and that they ought to do what they could to brighten with Christian comfort tho sorrowful days of bereavement of any brother who preferred cremation to burial, On the subject of gambling, the bishop directed attention to the sin and danger of it, and counselled every minister of Christ to lift up his voice of warning and protest against it. No one who lived by gambling, hj« said, could honestly say the Lord’s Prayer, ife could not say " Give us our daily bread, 1 ’ for his constant desire was “ Give mo this day iny brother’s bread.”

At the criminal sessions of the Supreme Court, Auckland, yesterday, Fisk Clarence Dean, the defaulting town clerk of Thames, was arraigned on several charges of embezzlement and forgery. He pleaded guilty, and in answer to the usual challenge did not make any statement. His Honor said this was a very ps.ini.ul case, and ho was afraid the sentence which be wao about to pass on him would be almost too lenient on a man who had used considerable ability In carry ing on an elaborate system of fraud. It was painful to see a man at his time of life, instead of maintaining that reputation which it should be such a man’s duty to maintain in his old age, placed now in his present position. The sentence would be that on each charge he be kept in penal servitude for four years .; the sentences to run concurrently. A sentence o!f twelye months’ imprisonment, with hard labor, was imposed in the case of Michael Ryan for malicious damage to property at the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in June last. His Honor said a more cowardly offence had never come under his notice. Kuish and Floyd were found guilty of breaking and entering, and the former was sentenced to six months’ and the latter to twelve months’ imprisonment, with hars labor. In a pleasant article in the ijey number of the ‘National Review 5 Mr RadcliJJeCoojce, M.P., gives the following account .olayiß.it of some girls under his escort to the of Commonsl know of old what each one will say. “Oh, how small it is! And is this really the House of Commons ? Is that Mr Gladstone?” “No,” I interpose: “Mr Gladstone is set here to-night; that is Mr VV, H. Smith, the loader of the House.” “ Oh, indeed i Where does Mr Gladstone sit? Thank you so mucfr.” Candor compels me to admit, much as I distrust this statesman, that Mr Gladstone is the oidy member invariably inquired after. I have endeavored to excite interest in other politicians with small success. “ That tall man,” I have said, “is Mr Raikes, the Postmaster-General ” —no display of emotion. “ That elderly gentleman, with white hair and beard,” I have continued, “is Mr Childers”— so sign. “And that youngish man in the corner seat, feeling for his moustache;” I have sometimeoadded, “is Lord Randolph Churchill”—alight slayer, But when I have been able to say " There, that Is Mr Gladstone; that bid gentleman look, ing this way, with his hand to Iris ear, listening so attentively to the member addrecfijflg the House, who is Mr Timothy Healy, of whop; .you may have heard,’’ tlie beautiful being I inform ai onoo brightens up, and exclaims “Is it really ! How nice ! Thank you so much*”

Mr J. W. Faulkner is the successful tenderer for fencing the Triangle, and the work is to be completed within three months. After a trial at Napier extending over five days, Makoare was late last night found guilty of the murder of Robert Gollan, and sentenced to death. The Tokomairiro School Committee have affirmed that “ the present system of estimating the progress of a school by percentages is unsuitable, and pernicious to teachers and scholars.” A fire was discovered yesterday evening in a back bedroom of the Bowling Green Hotel, Frederick street. How it originated no one seems to know. The brigades turned out, but the fire was extinguished by those on the premises before it had time to obtain any hold. Those who have been interesting themselves on behalf of the Agnews intend to apply to the Government for a subsidy of £ for £ on the subscriptions collected, and if this request is favorably entertained the mortgagee’s claim can be settled and the couple put on the land. The San Francisco ‘ Examiner ’ offered as a prize to the best pupil of the grammar schools of that city the prize of a visit to the Paris Exposition. There were several hundred competitors; the prize was won by May Ayers, a fourteen-year-old girl. She went to Paris, accompanied by her mother and sister. All expenses of the trip are paid by the ‘ Examiner.’ A late cablegram says that Home Secretary Matthews held that the evidence brought forward at the trial of Mrs Maybrick was clear enough, but there was still reasonable doubt as to whether the death of Mr Maybrick was due to poisoning by arsenic. Mr Justice Stephen concurred in that view of the case, A large section of the English Press, and of the public, insist on a free pardon being granted to Mrs Maybrick.

In Victoria the other day, Mr Justice Williams, in sentencing to seven years’ penal servitude a man for criminally assaulting a girl eleven years old, said the case was only one of many shown him ns to the necessity for an alteration of our divorce laws. The prisoner was a married man, with a young wife and two children, and it was a lamentable fact that, owing to the state of the divorce law, his wife was to be bound te him for the rest of her life, whether she liked it or not.

The Christchurch City Council last night unanimously resolved to strongly disapprove of the provisions of the Eating Act Amendment Bill now before Parliament, and to request the members for the city to oppose its passing through the House. The Council also gave instructions to have bylaws drawn up to regulate the sale of milk, and inspection and registration of all dairies and persons supplying milk to the city.

Mr Carew, R.M., sat at the Magistrate’s Court to-day to determine the respective liability of the City Corporation and theMornington Borough in regard to the maintenance of the Eglinton road. Mr F. E. Chapman appeared on behalf of the Corporation ; Mr A. Bathgate for the Mornington Borough. Evidence having been tendered, His Worship announced that he would give his decision to-morrow morning. A meeting of the Joint Committee in connection with the clothing manufacturing trade was held last night; present—Messrs W. Brown (chairman), D. Reid, W. Hutchison, B. Hallenstein, G. R. Hercus, J. A. Millar, and C. W. Smith. The disputed items in the tailoresses’ log—overcoats, juvenile clothing, slop vests, and order vests —were taken up, and were all disposed of. A compromise was arrived at in the case of the first two, the manufacturers giving in to the tailoresses’ representatives in the matter of overcoats, but persisting in their contention regarding the juvenile clothing, in which, after a deal of discusdon, they were successful. The next item—that of slop vests—was ultimately put to the vote, which resulted in favor of the manufacturers, the voting being; Against the proposed price— Messrs Brown, Reid, JJalienstein, end Hercus j for the proposed price—Messrs Hutchison, Millar, and §milh. 'fhe fourth item—order vests—did take up much time, the result being that the log price is to be maintained. The pressers’ log was then taken up, but not much progress was made with it, and further consideration was adjourned until this morning, when the whole of the items were disposed of. The Joint Committee meet again on Thursday. The latest development of the labor question comes of course from the United States. A syndicate of newspapers published in the Western States made an offer to the Trades’ Assembly of Chicago to send fifty picked workmen to the Paris Exhibition and to pay all necessary expenses. The object of the newspapers was that the workmen should examine and report upon the various mechanical arts from the standpoint of working men, and examine and explain the methods in which foreign manufacturers excel American manufacturers in cheapness and perfection of product. The Trades’ Assembly refused the offer on the ground that they do not approve of increasing the productive power of workers, as that tends to their direct impoverishment; that the object of the Assembly is to secure a more equable division among the workers of the enormous wealth which jthey daily create. For this purpose they seek by all lawful means the abolition of child labor, compulsory education, equalisation of woman's pay with that of man’s ; the protection of the health and lives of workers, and the reduction of labor to eight hours a day. They say that as they have never heard of a newspaper syndicate organised to aid them in that laudable aim, it is too great a strain upon their credulity to believe that this one is prompted by philanthropic motives. They suggested that the newspapers should pay the expenses of a delegation to attend the sittings of the Working Men’s Congress in Paris, but the newspaper proprietors didn’t (juite see it.

Dunedin Presbytery meet in the First Church to-morrow morniug.

A special meeting of the Grange Cricket Club will be held on Thursday evening. Gaelic Society’s monthly meeting in the Stuart street Hall to-morrow n’ght. The vo'untecr parade ordered for this evening will not be held owing to the inclemency of the weather.

Second anniversary of the Tabernacle Sunday School Dorcas Society on Friday and Saturday, when a sale of wor,k is to be held. At next Saturday’s meeting of the Otago Educational Institute Mr John Reid will give an adclr. ss on ‘Herbert Spencrr’s Essay on Educattyn.’ Mr Charles Warner, the well-known English actor, is about to visit this colony with a full dramatic company, under the guidance of Mr Peter Hughes, the well-known and popular manager for Messrs Williamson, Garner, and Muagrbye. The company will be a very strong one,' and includes Messrs "Vincent, Herbert Flemming, ftfissea Grade Warner and 0. Deorwyn. Mr Warner is no mean “star,” and his lengthened engagement in Australia has been a most brilliant success. His icnertoiro is most extensive, including ‘Drink,’ ‘Hands Across the Sea,’ ‘Captain Swift,’ ‘The Barrister,’ and other new pieces, as well as a number of “legitimate” dramas. The company will open in Dunedin next month.

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The Evening Star TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1889., Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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