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The Evening Star. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains topics of the day by our London correspondent, yesterday's Court, Exhibition notes, correspondence, reminiscences of Earl Beaoonsfield, and a quantity of interesting matter. John Graham, relieving officer at Auckland, died yesterday, of heait disease, A verdict of " Accidental death " was re? turned at the inquest on Mold, who was found shot at Devonport. A cablegram from Melbourne announces the death of Sir James Lorimer, late Minister of Defence, from inflammation of the lungs. The Salvatlou Army have arranged for the erection of a new block of buildings at Sydenham in place of those burnt in November. The charges of forgery and uttering pre- j ferred against D. B.Orchard were heard at the Auckland Police Court yesterday, when he was t*m;j»itte.d for trial on five informations involving L}6o. Bail was allowed, accused in his own surety of LSOO, and two .others for L 250 each. Mx Justice Denniston at Christchurch yesterday beard argument on a motion for a new trial in yintfent v. the Queen, tried at HoWtika, in which plaintiff obtained judgtueot for L9OO for injuries sustained when crowing the railway at Judgment (fas reserved, We understand that a number ©f musical gentlemen, who took ft prominent part in the production of ' Les Cloches de Comeville/ 'Pinafore,' and 'The Pirates of Penzance,' infcand to place 'La Mascotte' before a Dunedio audience very shortly. Most of the principal oipgers in Dunedin will take part in the opera. In reference to his remarks at iLe &!niveroity Council meeting on Wednesday when Br Black's letter was under consideration, the Chancellor (the Rev. Dr Stuart) asks us to explain fcbat he intended to say if the Council's actioa was disciplinary then the discipline had had good .effect, and that such conduct would probably not ;#?ur. The Canterbury Tramway Company held' their keif -yearly meeting at Christchurch' last night, D'hen the report and balance-. sheet showed * iSMS on the half-year's transaction*. The cha.ir#i«), however, expressed confidence thftt thjs wq>l4 be more than made up by the summer on the Sumner line, which aiready was Jacking upj wonderfully. ! A house at Waiati, near Nelson, the property of Mr Bisley, but occupied by a contracts named Hood, lately from the North Island, W&3 burned to the ground last night. The house was left by the occupants for a short time, and woe aejet seen to be ablaze. Hood lost all his f»rnit»r« ,f#d L 39 17s 6d in money. There was no ins»raj?WM pn the contents, but the building was insuxed in the North German Office. The Ohio Minstrels gave an entertainment at All ,sS.»ints' Schoolroom last evening in aid of the J3d>ndale Cricket Club. There was a large atfcep4«ipe ? and the efforts of Messrs Hanlon, Atea#, Sheeran, Tyrie, Mnrison, and Swan pleased the andience. An efficient band, by Mr T. E. Downes, occupied the oxefcestrp. Aitfit the performance dancing wss indujged in by & Ufge number of couples. The ChrUtefaflKch Ministers' Association has held three meetings re G. T. Sullivan, the converted athlete. first deputation appointed to wait on him to ascertain certain (facts .connected with hia career an* antecedents Ssltfvan declined to meet. The ministers then offered him a second phance, of making an expkntt;on. He still declined. The ministers met again this afternoon, and, as Sullivan still declined to msLs the re- < quired explanation, they decided to publish the facts within their knowledge, and leave the publio to judge fc»r themselves. Meanwhile they passed a resolution that they cannot recognise Sullivan ..under tl\e circumstances.

' The Ruling Passion' was repeated at the Theatre last night, and again the good all-round acting of the company and the excellent scenery and effects came in for general commendation. The piece is to be withdrawn after to-night. Our Tapanui correspondent wires:—"The Pomahaka River is being marked off for gold-dredging purposes, and a rush has set in. The Poultry Show was a big success. Messrs Crawshaw, Myers, Brownlie, and Kersey (Dunedin men) were large prizetakers. Messrs Hart and Potts (Lawrence) were also successful." At the City Hall last evening a benefit was tendered to Mr T, H. Wootton (late manager of the City Hall Skating Rink), the programme consisting of sentimental and comic soDgs, dances, etc. There was a small attendance, but the audience appeared to be satisfied at the entertainment provided, some of the comic songs receiving encores. The monthly meeting of the Port Chalmers School Committee was held yesterday evening ; present Messrs A. Thomson (chairman), C. De L. Graham, J. Morgan, W. Elder, and J. Watson. The rector submitted a report, which set forth that the average attendance of pupils was 574, while the number on the roll was 655. Mr W. Crow had held an evening class during the winter, at which the average attendance was fifteen. In reference to this class, the rector added that by the liberality of one or two gentlemen he had been able to give substantial rewards to four of the lad?, Messrs Elder and Cook, who were appointed last month to make inquiries into the absenoe of certain children from the school, submitted a report thereon, which met with the approval of the Committee. The Visiting Committee reported that the school was in satisfactory order. Several accounts were passed for payment, and Messrs Morgan and Cook appointed visitors for the current month. The Kilmore correspondent of the Mel* bourne ' Age' writes as follows under date August 27 :—" What is regarded as a very opportune arrest of a suspected criminal was effected by Sergeant Murphy last night. It appears that the surgeon was passing the Courthouse Hotel about eleven o'clock last night, when he was informed that a man was in the bar with a loaded revolver in his possession. The landlord pointed out the man, who at once cleared out. In the meantime Sergeant Murphy was making inquiries from some of the men with whom the stranger had been in company, and, satisfying himself that the man belonged to the criminal class, he followed him and overtook him at the lower end of Sydney street, nearly a mile from the hotel. On his way the sergeant directed a constable to follow him, and after some conversation with the man Sergeant Murphy caught hold of him. The man at once made an effort to draw his revolver, but was prevented by the police grasping his arms. He was lodged in the gaql later on, and gave his name as Francis De la Veillers, about thirty years of age, and a Spaniard. Qn his swag being searched the police foupd a complete set of housebreaking implements, an/i a large pf skejptfln and other keys. The rpvojver was a new one, and loaded in the six chambers, besides which the prisoner had a number of loose cartridges upon him. A pocketbook of brown leather was also found, which is evidently the proceeds of a robbery. On the inside is the name ' H. Giles, Punedin, flew Zealand,' and the pockets and pover are covered with blood stains. Prisoner was brought before the Police Court this morning and remapdpd until Thursday." The insurance offices close on Tuesday afternoon. The 'War Cry' is to be permanently enlarged to eight pages. ' The stabling of the horses puzzle has been forwarded by Mr Eraithw&ite. The weekly skin iale will bs held on Monday next week, in consequence of the half-holiday on Tuesday. The poll for a councillor in High, Eist, and M'ddlfi Wards, Port Chalmers, will take place next Thursday. On the 27th inst. a Scotch c ncert will be given in the Garrison Hall by the Knox Church iiinging clasees. Monthly meeiiae of rapmbers of Punedin Hoi ticultaral Society in the rooms, Moray Place, on Tuesday evening. A bazaar ia to be opened in tha King street Congregational Church on Wednesday by Bis Worship the Mayor. Mr W. Hutchison will address High Ward ratepayers in the Russell street Mission House on Tuesday evening. The Bishop of Dunedin will preach in Holy Trinity Church, I'ort Chalmers, to-morrow morning and evening, Gaslight Exhibition. Display of spring novelties at Brown, Ewing, and Co.'a to-night until ten o'clock.—[Anv'T.] The Albion Cricket Clnb hold their annual meeting on Tuesday evening, at the Prince Alfred Hotel, King street. Saturday return tickets to Dunedin will be issued by the Railway Department on Tuesday, available for return the following day. The annua} meeting of the Phcenix Cricket Club will be held pa Wednpsday evening, in the Shamrock Hotel, when tho office-bearers for the ensuing cricket season will be elected. The name of Mr Paul Fjedric was inadvertently omitted from the list of those who waited yesterday on Mr John Roberts to invite him to be nominated for the City mayoralty. The West Harbor Total Abstainers' Union met last evening, when there was a very lar ?e attendance, Mr F. Graham presiding. The Rev. Mr Sharp (Dundas street Church) delivered an interesting address, and dating the evening songs, reoita'ions, humorous and other dialogues were contributed by membora present. In the borough of Maori Hill the fallowing gentlemen were returned unoppo-ed to tho Council:—North Ward, Mr A. A. Asskoy; South Ward, Mr A. Herdman ; East Ward, Mr L. Lawson. For West Ward, Messrs A. Carson. W, B. Harlow, and R. Watson were nominated for the one vacancy, and the poll will take place on Thursday in Joyce's shed. At the weekly meeting of Trinity Church Musical and Literary Society Mr S. Bardsley read an essay on ' New Zealand.' The essayist gave an interesting aooount of the early history of the colony, and a description of Otago when it was first settled, with a brief history of some of its mosi prominent settlers. Misses Paton and Ferrycontribntod piano soles. Tha Leith street Congregational Church was crowded to the doors Let evening, whep the first of this season's entertainments was given. A programme, consisting of singng (solo*, duets, quartets, anthems, and choruses), readings, and instrumental music, was provided; and if the amount of applause bestowed upon the various performers is any criterion as to the appreciation of the audience, then last evening's concert must be regarded as having been a thorough success, for every item on the list was well received. In this issue appears the programme of an entertainment to be given in the City Hall on Wednesday evening next, in aid of the Alhambra Football CJiib accident fund. This fund is applied to paying the wages of members of the club who may be temporarily disabled while in the field, and si.ice four merob'rs of tho loam have received assistance this season the fund is in a low state. The club now appeal to the public for support, and have arranged a " man-of-war free and easy " concert for Wednesday evening, when well known amateurs, in the costome of sailors, $$A seated round the stage, will sing a number of sea songs, The Ordnance Band will also lend assistance. Tho anniversary of the Kaikor&i Baptist Church and Sabbath School was held on Tuesday, in the Kaikorai School. Although it was a very wet night, the gftthsriog proved a thoiough success; nearly 200 friends sat down andenjayed a good tea. After tea a public meeting was held and the hall was crowded. The Rev. A. North occupied the chair. It was stated in the iteport that a freehold site had bepn purchased o# whiflh to erect a suitable building to carry on the worfcjn connection with the Hanover streat Baptist Church, whfch has been established in the dlstriot over two years. An effort is to be made to raise funds for the building, it being the intention of the parent church to open this branch free of debt. Ad* dresses were delivered by Rev. J. T. Hinton, Rev. ft. R. M. Sutherland, and Messrs Calder, Hall, and

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