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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1889.

The Tokomairiro School Committee have decided to do away with prizes.

Mr Hislop was re-elected for Oamaru by a majority of 136 over Mayor Dunn. At the Hokitika Police Court yesterday Ah Sung was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. The ‘Gazette’ of the 27th ult, contains regulations for trout and perch fishing in the Otago district. The Rev. C. H. Bradbury has decided to decline the call from the Moray place Congregational Church. It is understood that Mr Justice Williams will deliver judgment in the will case Winmill v. Gallie in a day or two. The Board of Governors of Canterbury College have expressed disapproval at the conduct of the students who recently attended Bland Holt’s performance and sang a song during an interval. Mr Rickards had another bumper house last night, seats downstairs being at a premium, while the circle was well filled. The programme gave general satisfaction, encores being very frequent. In the Supreme Court at Christchurch yesterday Mrs Baldwin, a member of the Church of England, sued the Rev. W. A. Pascoe. incumbent of Holy Trinity Church, Avonside, for L7OO damages for refusing to administer the Holy Communion. The cases cited went back to the time of Charles 11, Judge Denniston reserved his decision. At a meeting of the Ravcnabourne Presbyterian congregation last night it was agreed to give a call to the Rev, James Mackenzie, of Wallacetown. The call was thereupon signed by the greater part of both members and adherents present, and is to lie at the Ravensbourne and St. Leonards Churches to-night to give those who were not at the meeting an opportunity of signing. . His Excellency the Governor intends leaving Nelson for Christchurch about the middle of this month, going overland via the West Coast. Lord Onslow will be at Christchurch for the races and the Canterbury Agricultural apd Pastoral Association’s meeting. He will be accompanied by the Premier. It is proposed to tender His Excellency a thoroughly loyal welcome from Canterbury. . ( It seems that the project of playing 1 The Mikado ’ in aid of the funds of the Dunedin Hospital will have to be abandoned. The promoters are “ brought up with a round turn” by a letter addressed to Mr Umbers from Mr E. T. Gillon, in which that gentleman, actiiu: as the agent for Williamson, Garner, and Musgrovo, proprietors of the copyright of Gilbert and operas for the colonies, announces that Ips principals absolutely forbid the production of any of these works in Datmdiu for the space of three years, , . In reference to tho alleged irregularity in connection with the elevation of Bishop Hadfiold to the Primacy, the Nelson ‘ Mall/ which is evidently well informed on the subject, says“ The fact is that, owing to some unaccountable delay in the printing, the Standing Commission—not the Standing Orders—have not yet received a certified copy of the minutes of the proceedings of the last Synod, so that no active steps b.avp yet been taken in the matter. But a case is being prepared in which all the facts are stated and the canons quoted, and this is being done with the knowledge of Bishop Hadfield,” . The Rev, J. A. Dowie, of faith-healing fame, has been very busy in California in founding branches of the “American Divine Healing Association." Of course the clergy are hostile. This is the certificate the rev. gentleman gets from the Rev. J. J, Halley, erstwhile of Dunedin and Melboarqe, and now editor of the ‘Christian Evangelist’ (Denver) His record as a disrupter of /churches will be hard to surpass He is a fanatic and a firebrand of the extremist type. Hw power of Satanic vituperation and blood-curdling .abuse is anbounded, and he cannot distinguum between thoee who oppose the Almighty and tnewe who cannot endorse the fanaticism and foolery of John Alexander Dowie." Tho ‘ Bruce Herald ’ says that the local Borough Council stultified themselves by requesting the Benevolent Trustees to appoint some respectable person to inquire into the recent charitable aid scandal, wnen they had previously the correctness of the mayor’s action in connection therewith. It also corrects an error we made in transferring to var columns its remarks on a case mentioned in last Friday s issue That, it seems, was not the one which led up to the present trouble, hpt aa independent one discovered by the Herald, and intended to illustrate the way Trustees’ inspector performs his duty. It hopes that the Dunedin Press will fully report the discussion on “this wretched business,” as all the parties in Milton who are concerned in it desire the fullest publicity.

Gaelic Society monthly meeting to-morrow evening. t Presbytery of Dunedin meet in First Church tomorrow morning. _ , , . There wilj be a train to Port Ohalmers at 11.15 p.m. on Friday next. . Annual meeting of foit Chalmers Rowing Club at the Pott Chalmers Hotel to-morrow evening. . The anniversary tea meeting will be ip g,t, Peter’s Hall, Caversham, to-morrow evening, at ,6.30. A meeting of natives of Lanarkshire to arrange for the fifth annual gathering will be held in the Shamrock Hotel to - morrow evening. , Lodge Otago, No. 844, E.C., moit to morrow evening, when the installation of W.LI. card investiture of officers will take place. Tno officers and members of the District Grand Lodges of both Constitutions are requested to attend, together with members of other lodges in the district.

Tho following applications f .r patents have been received : —William George Bowmsker, of Sydney, bootmaker, for an improvement in the manufacture of leather-covered balls; George Percy and William Daniell Haggett, of Wellington, printers, for a new game or method of amusement and apparatus for the same; Curt Schreiber and Hans Knutsen, of Broken Hill, New South Wales, for an improved process for the treatment of auriferous and argentiferous antimony ores; Job Osborne, farmer, and John Robb, both of Doylestoc, Canterbury, for improvements in tings for holding bags when being filled; Sydney Morris, of Fltham, Taranaki, for an improved butter mould; William Alfred Caldwell, farmer, and Joseph James Maokay, of Auckland, for improvements in the construction of metal plates tor the protection of heels of boots and shoes; Ernest Herbert Potter, of Albert avenue, Mount Eden. Auckland, an invention for separating and disuniting the sap, juices, and other substances from the fibre of the phormium tenax ; Richard Burke, Cashmere, for an improved screw attachment for regulating ploughshares to any required depth of furrow; John Orbell Bidwill, of Pihautea, for an improved drain-plough attachment; William Ward, of Dunedin, gold miner, for an invention to be called “Ward’s acme gravel and sand disintegrator and gravitating amalgamator for dredgers,” and for an invention to be called “Ward’s acme quartz pulp gravitating and frictional amalgamator/’

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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1889., Issue 8026, 1 October 1889

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