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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1889.

It is an open secret that Archdeacon Julius, of Ballarat (Victoria), will bo chosen Dr Harper's successor in the Bishopric of Christchurch.

It is said thatDr Honeyman and Mr John Hay, two well-known residents of Auckland, are the chief legatees of an estate valued at L 3,000,000, left by a relative, Mr Berry, who died in Sydney recently. A stable, of late used as a storehouse for coals, belonging to Mr Ohen, and situate in Duncan street, South Dunedin, was burned down about 8.30 p.m. yesterday. The local brigade succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to the dwelling.

On tho road from Christchurch to Sumner several caves have been found, some partly and others wholly covered in, and which, when cleared, were found to contain bones, necklets, Maori symbols, etc. In one was found a number of bones belonging to a large animal, presumably a moa of considerable dimensions. In another cave situate only a short distance from the first, a large number of Maori relics have been found, and those interested intend digging out several other places near the seashore. The Scholars' Evangelistic Services Agency of the Otago Sunday School Union is doing effectivo work. This new agency has conducted united mission services for scholars extending over three consecutive evenings, in each instance at North-eaßt Valley, South Dunedin, Caversham, and Kaikorai; and during the coming fortnight scholars' missions will be conducted at Mornington, Great King street Congregational Church, St. Clair, and Port Chalmers. The Rev. E. Walker, of St. Clair, will arrange for other similar services for any schools as applica tions come in.

An interesting point was raised at the R. M. Court at Auckland yesterday upon an application for the issue of a speedy summons under rule 89 Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt Act, 1874. The defendant (Captain Swain) is master of the barque Alice, which is about to leave for New York, Mr Campbell appeared for defendant, and argued that Captain Swain was not leaving his dwelling in terms of rule 8, but taking it with him, as he lived on board his ship. Dr Giles considered this objection good, and dismissed the application.

Some very racy letters are appearing in the ' Irish Times' from the pen of its correspondent, who has for the last few months been travelling through New Zealand. In a letter dated Dunedin he says:—" The young people are extremely healthy looking, dress neatly, and go iu strongly for tennis and tea. I don't think there is much giving in marriage—at least, I judge this by the preponderance of the young, middle-aged, and elderly spinsters to be met with in a day's walk or at the numerous social gatherings. The young eligibles are generally conspicuous by absence, and it would look as if the arrival of half a dozen men from some other country was a perfect godsend. There is the usual dead set made on the stranger, especially if he happens to have a handle to his name. There is a kindly welcome for all visitors, and an extension of hospitality truly delightful. One introduction is sufficient, and then you are pretty well captured and the rest of your Btay made highly agreeable; in fact, people cannot do too much for you. No trouble seems too much for your entertainers, and when necessity or duty snmmons you to some other parts of the colony your advent is already heralded, and the same courteous and friendly welcome meets you on arrival. He must be poor-souled indeed whose stay in the colony is not brimful and flowing over with pleasurable enjoyment. As in all New Zealand towns, after dark there is no life ; everyone seems to live in his own particular house. There is an utter absence of drunkenness, and I think Dunedin may very safely be congratulated on the temperate habitß of its populace,"

A number of gentlemen met at the ' Daily limes' office this afternoon, being requested by Mr G. Fenwick, to decide as to what icQps it would be advisable to take regarding the ease of Mr and Mrs Agnew. The meeting had not terminated at the time of our going to press.

Mr Maccabo finished a highly successful season at the City Hall last evening, when there was a capital house. The audience thoroughly enjoyed t.hvj entertainer's humorous sketches 'of character, and especially that amusing melodrama ' The Villain Vanquished.' Mr Maecabe will probably pay us another visit during Exhibition time. At a meeting of Lodge St. Andrew-, S.C., at Auckland last night, Bro. Macrae, on behalf of the late Bro. Judge Gillies, proaentcd the lodge with a French manuscript of Freemasonry, over a hundred yearn oh", supposed to bn the original ritual of tho Grand Orient of France. Tlu3 was accompanied by a manuscript translation by Bro. C. D. VVhitcombe. Upsides its documentary worth, the manuscript has high monetary value.

A process has been invented by means of which photographs can ho printed off almost as fast as a newspaper, and without dependence on sun or light, Some of these prints wo have seen, and they are of exquisite quality, in tone and appearance much resembling platinotype. A Home paper says that as it can be adapted to all forms of photography, it is probable onough that before long the best portraits, if ordered in quantities, will be extremely cheap.

Court Flide of Dunedin. A.0.F,, adjourned summoned meeting on I'ricUy evening. Mr Macdonald, and not Mr Macgrcgrtr, appeared for tha plaintiff in the case of Tapper v. Tapper jesterdny.

A meeting of those interested in tiro formation cf a recreation gvound in the Kaikorai will be held in the Council Chambers, Rosiyn, on Thursday evening. It is hardly necessary to remind our readers that the Richards season begins at the Princess's this evening. The combination is a strong one, and as popular prices are announced we may safely predict a capital home. The comedy 'Ma-in-law' will precede the variety entertainment.

A capital entertainment was given in the Oarridon Hall, Anderson P.ay, night, by the Mohican Minstrels. The first part of the programme consisted of the mual chair business, in which jokes and songs were gone through in a manner pleasing to the audience. The second part consisted of farces and songs, in which Messrs Giigg, ScofielJ, Ingram, aud Rowley, look the leading parts. Mr A. W. Lilly acted as accompanist. Court s-t. Andrews, A.0.F., held their quarterly meeting on Monday at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Caveruham, CB,. Bro. H, Sharp in the chair. The principal business was ihe consideration of the report of the Committee appointed to go through the proposed new laws. The Committee reported having gone through the laws most carefully, more particularly the financial and arbitration portion, aud that they had drawn up several amendments. Th<3 Committee's report was adopted. Kro. J..&. Bates was appointed delegate to the Friendly Societies' Gala Conference. The receipts were LSD. We thank Messrs Thomson and Co. for the very excellent chromo-lithograyh of ' The Diggers' Paat^trjc,'received this morning. It is from a picture by O'Keef e in the possession of Mr A. Thomson, and represents two mppos»:d diggers amusing themselves aftev work in a game at euchie The chromo has been executed by the Caxton press in a stylo fully equal, if not superior, to what would have been pioduced _ in London, and is a great advance upon anything we have csoen done in the colony. The players are likenesses of persons whose faces will be recognised by many. A very neat elevation of Messrs Thomson and Oo.'s factory is introduced in the upper angle of the left-hand side of the picture. It is on the whole a very elegant Christmas card.

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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1889., Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1889. Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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