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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1889.

The Maori abduction case at Auckland stands remanded for a week.

(To Kooti, accompanied by several of his people, arrived in Auckland yesterday from Waikato.

The adjourned meeting in the estate of Henry Neel Mills, of Dunedin, miner, was to have been held this morning, but lapsed for want of a quorum. At the Hokitika Supreme Court yesterday nolle proaequis were entered on the second charge against M‘William of embezzlement and Stone on a charge of rape, and accused wqre discharged. The Court was occupied ail day bearing the case of Byrne against Dr M'Brearty, Kumara Hospital, for alleged unskiltsl treatment. The case comJjetely broke down, plaintiff finally asking or A nonsuit. Tawbiao has received & lethq? from the Government remonstrating with iw for calling jjo many meetings of Natives, pointing opt that injury is caused by wasteful gypepfliture oI food and money. It is said Tawbiao has pent messengers to the tribes, telling them of the instructions he has received, and stating .shpt fte P ll b ® arrested if he disobeys them, hjit tpivt to that case they are not to think of him. matters to the care of Providence.

Two writs were issued from the Supmqxp Court; at Wellington yesterday on the appliJellicoe, acting at tho Instance of John M-ywtt, of Taranaki, against the proprietor of the ' Taranaki Herald and P. F. Corkhill, Deputy .Official Assignee at New Plymouth, (?laiws LSOO damages from each defendant. Ttf °f, ao ‘l°“ it the publication of an 1 E bl( i hj was lately read by Mr Samuel, ,18 the House of Representatives, signed by fr man named John Hooper, and containing reflections upon Dr Mynott for the way In which signatures were obtained to a petition to the House calling inflation the DeputyAssignee’s conduct. A arrange miscarriage of .justice Wifiurred at Hamqca. the other day. The aGOuetid (says the “,cvn ” of the Wellington ‘Dost ) was committed foe trial at the sittings of the District Court to fye held at Hawera in the early part of this weak on a charge of larceny as co-partner of L 66. When the District Court opened and the inAkt/nont was presented it was found that the Cirqy/p Prosecutor had not signed it, and as he was in Wellington the Jndge refused to deal with lie case. Accused’s cqunseUhreatened to bring an action' for false imprisonment if the police took .accused into custody again, and eventually * truth information was laid. Accused was broaghthefere two Justices on the same charge, and, pn the aoptentipa of counsel that if they comraittedhffL trial at New Plymputhi he wquldstfll he liable to be tried ,afc .the District Court the charge was dismissed. Accused is now at liberty, apd . subsequent developments Vill ,he wited,wthjP tercet,

The Sydney fishing ketch Gratitude is again on the north New Zealand coast. As an instance of the severity of the late frosts, our Lawrence contemporary mentions that after the frost broke up the Spylaw Creek was nearly dammed up with eels that had been killed by the severe weather. Messrs J. Elmer and \V. Langlands presided at the City Police Court this morning. For drunkenness a first offender was convicted and discharged, while Jeannie Knight and Fred John Throsby, two old offenders, were respectively fined 10a, in default fortyeight hours’ imprisonment, and L 3, in default seven days’ hard labor.

The Colonial Dead Letter Office returned 37,307 letters and papers last year, of which . r >,24C were destroyed; 55,118 opened and returned to writers ; returned unopened to other countries, 0,892; returned unopened by chief postmasters, 19,903. A total of 31,804 book packets and circulars were returned. The total value of money found in dead letters was L 2,247, including 132 postal orders, 69 postal notes, 29 bank drafts (L 950), 75 cheques, one dividend warrant, 12s; three promissory notes, stamps, LlO 18s; bank notes, LI16; gold, Ll2; silver and copper, L2 6s 7id. There was also one gold watch, four silver do., one Waterbury do., three ladies’ do., brooches, New Zealand war medal bracket, gold ring, silver ring, nugget, etc. Thirteen libellous letters in respect to the addresses were intercepted. Sixty-four letters were posted without addresses. No less than 3,713 unclaimed registered letters were dealt with during the year.

There passed away on Monday (says the ‘N.O. Times’) Mr William Hay, at the ripe age of eighty-three years, twenty-nine of which had been spent in New Zealand. He had passed the most of his life at sea, and came from Port Chalmers to Oamaru in the early days in charge of the hulk Thomas and Henry, sent here by the Government as a receiving ship, so that cargo that could not be landed owing to rough weather might be discharged into her. On the Thomas and Henry being withdrawn from Oamaru, the Government offered Mr Hay the control of thp boating service at Waikouaiti, but this he declined, preferring to return to Oamaru to join the boating service of Captain Sewell. He remained with Captain Sewell till his service oeased work, He then entered the service of Messrs Traill, Roxby, and Co,, and remained with them till they gave up business. He at different periods was in the service of Messrs Dalgety and Co., Mr H. Aitken, Messrs Anderson and Mowat, and some years ago was with his son (Mr David Hay), in whose store he met with a severe accident, by which his legs were broken. Although a strong constitution pulled him through, he never completely recovered from the effects of the accident, which occurred when he was close upon eighty years of age.

A notice of the Tailoresaes’ Union appears in this issue.

The Wakari Rifles parade for Government inspection to-morrow evening. In another column will be found an address from Mr Chas, R. Chapman to the ratepayers in refeieoce to the mayoralty. We have received from the Star Runners’ Society a donation of L 5 towards the fund for the assistance of the London strikers.

A presentation of a marble clock was made yesterday by the employees of Messrs Ross and Glendining’s clotning factory to Miss Adams, who is leaving the firm’s employ, as a token of respect and esteem.

The Dunedin Shakespeare Club give one of their public readings in the Choral Hall tomorrow night, Selections will be read from .' Julius Caesar,’ ‘ King Lear,’ and ‘ Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Mr A. Wilson, M.A- (president), will be in the chair. We remind our readers that the ey.ergreep Maccabe opens at the City Hall to night in “Begone Dull Care,” which has proved as attractive as ever wherever the “only Fred” has appeared. In M,d>le. Minnii he has an able and versatile assistant.

Crystal Spring Juvenile Temple, 1.0. G.T., celebrates Its second anniversary on Friday evening, in the hall of the Congregational Church, Moray place. There will be a tea, followed by an entertainment; and during the evening the distribution of prizes will take place. The following intimations are from Lloyd a Weekly’ of July 28:-“ Mrs W. W. Clifford (n4e Noill) was last heard o( at Canterbury in November, 1883. Her mother seeks tidings.— Edward J. Phipps, sailed for New Zealand in November, 1885, and Last wrote from Auckland. His father wishes for news. ” ‘ Lloyd's Weekly’ has also the following: through the capital touch its Press preserves with English newspapers, affords many prompt replies to inquiries in this column. Thus, on March 24, the sister of Edward Lacy, who went out sixteen years ago, and was in Wagner eight years since, sought her brother. His reply, from the North Island, was dated May 24, and on the 2Cth June his sister received the letter he sent— three months after the original inquiry appeared.” _____

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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1889., Issue 8015, 18 September 1889

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