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The Evening Star. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1889.

The next sitting of the Appeal Court will be held on October 28.

Tho Philosophical Institute of Canterbury propose nr king tho Australian Association for the Advancement of Science to meet in Christchurch in January, 1891.

The case of Tito Queen v. Brooks was continued at to-day’s sitting of the Supreme Court, and the taking of evidence had not concluded when wc went to press.

Buckley’s Railway Hotel at Weston was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. The building was insured in the Equitable Office •lor L 350, and the stock and furniture for Liso jn the Standard Office. At the Wellington City Council last evening it wasnteted that the gentleman who had promised to give LI >OOO towards a free public library for Wellington is MrW. H. Levin, the well - known The Mayor (Mr J, Duthie) stated tfcatiffi jvould supplement the amount by L2OO. George Edward Charlton, storekeeper and butcher at Seacliff for many years, and far some time secretary to the Omfml Dairy Company, was yesterday about midday picked up, either dead or in a dying state, fa a paddock between Omimi and Warrington. He had been out driving cattle. Dr King was sent for. but on arriving pronounced. the xauxta be dead. The body \va« removed to bis residence at Seacliff, where an inquest was held this afternoon before Coroner Carew.

Another crowded house greeted Mr Einhards and his able company at the Rein.cess’s Theatre last night, when the second programme of the season again met with groat favor, applauded were Mr Richards’s amy«ng ‘"Any’ soena, Mias Delroy’s dancing gaud singing in various pleasing characters, Mr j)avys’s cleverly worked marionettes, and Mr Bell’s banjo and bone playing with their accompanying humorous dialogue. Tim amusing farce ‘ A Court of Justice’ brought a lengthy pro,gramme to a close in 'fair time. At the Police Court this morning the presiding Justices (Messrs J. Logan, Jones, and A. Barr) .created considerable surprise by sentencing j, drunkard who had. only once been previously qpnyisted-r-for disobeying a ship captain’s oomm&nds~-to one month’s imprisonment, with hard ifd?OF. As an old offender who, according to the police, was the source of much trouble and annpypnpe to jtfcem had-just been sentenced to a muihth’,? *ha<rd labor, tho later decision was, to say the least, peculiar. Their Worships evidently recognised that fact, and, recalling the accused, fined him 2.05, in default forty-eight hours’ imprisonment !

The following transactions in Crown lands have taken place during the week ’Glenkenich district: Section , ;]t)lock |4, containing 84a Or 6p, cash price Randall, on deferred payments; section dJJ, block 4, containing 47a Ir 27p, cash price ■sss—Charles Sinclair, on perpetual lease.; section §, block 8, .containing 20a, cash price fiOa—Adam Broadinghara, on perpetual lease.; section block 8, containing 20a 3r '6p, cash price 60sw-John A. Boyd, on perpetuallease. Maerewhenuadistrict: section 25, block 2, containing.^*#' 1 20p, cash price 30a—William Dobson, on .defaced payments. The monthly meeting of tho Albany street School Committee, held last evening, .was attended by Messrs Fredric (chairman), Canter, Wheeler, Newman, Barnett, and M'Lean. A report was read from Mr Weldon to the effect that two children in the district were not Attending any school. It was resolved that the chairman be authorised to interview the pnte*** B - The chairman reported that, with (flie exceptions mentioned in the report, the .cb.ildte# reported last month as not attending now at school. The head-maater reported tfae attendance for the month to be.:— ■Boys .362, girls 360; total, 722. Average attendance : Boys 333, girls 310; total, 643. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Canter that fihe school concert should be held on Friday, £sth inst,, and asub-ooro-mittee was appointed to make the necessary arrangements. On the motion of Mr M‘Lean it was agreed—“ That in .deference to the wish expressed at the last meeting pi householders, neither prizes nor merit cqi'liis?ate3 be awarded this year, but that in (hqys thereof a picnic should be hold.” Leave ,oi absence for a fortnight was granted to Mr William Thomson, second assistant, to enable him to prepare lor university examinations.

No denlarntions of insolvency have been filed during the week, There were seventy-one applications for the position of female attendant at the Auckland Art Gallery. Miss A. Ley was appointed. At the Port Chalmers Police Court this forenoon, before Mr W. Elder, ,1. P., John Duckett, for drunkenness, was lined ss, or in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment. The Midland Railway Company are advertising for tenders for the construction of twenty-five miles of line on the West Coast. Mr Wilson, the company’senglneer-in-chief, has determined to send another survey party to Arthur Pass in December next to obtain the necessary information as to the adoption of a tunnel or the Abt system.

The Warehousemen’s Cricket Club play their opening match —president v. vice-president —tomorrow.

Cheap excursion fares will be charged by the Railway Department in connection with the Palmerston races.

The Edendale Cricket Club play their opening match, President v. Vice-president, at the North Ground to-morrow.

A special meeting of the Dunedin Biancb of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners will be held to-morrow. The second annual reunion of Messrs Innes and MTarlane’a employes was held in the Choral Hall last evening, when seventy-five couples were present. Dancing was kept up to an early hour this morning, the music being supplied by Mr J. Yates. Messrs W. Ledgerwood and D. Holmes made efficient M.O.s. ABO v. Exhibition Guide.—The difference between the litigants in this case has been amicably settled. The issue of both books will now be pushed vigorously, so that intending visitors to Dunedin during the Exhibition will have no cause to complain. All and every information which can be of service to strangers may be found in either of these valuable and useful publications. In oar advertising columns appears the programme of the entertainment to be given on Monday evening in aid of the funds of the Walker street Free Kindergarten. Mr Wilson (Rector of the Girls’ High School) will lecture on Tennyson’s ‘Princess,’ and the lecture will be vocally illustrated. As the institution is most deserving of public support, we hope that there will be a largo attendance. A very enjoyable entertainment was last evening kindly tendered to the South District Rifles by the Mohican Minstrels. The programme consisted of the usual minstrel variety, and was thoroughly appreciated by the audience. Messrs Credington, Grigg, Hill, Ingram, Vincent, Rowley, Lees, Scofiold, and Hall contributed songs. Mr Lilly acted as accompanist The Abbotsford Brass Band was also in attendance under the conduotorship of Mr D. Buchanan.

Mr Charles Warner and his company left Hobart by the Wairarapa yesterday, haying just completed a successful season cf eight nights there. The company number thirty artistes, o! whom Miss Gracie Warner is leading lady. The scenery and entire effects in connection with the various productions have been transferred from the Theatre Royal, Melbourne. The opening piece will be the drama ‘ Hands Across the Sea,’ the principal scene in which is laid in Australia, and which has been specially dramatist d for colonial audiences. The box plan in connection with the Dunedin season is now open.

A concert took place in St. Martin’s Schoolroom last evening, when there was a large attendance. Iho Rev. B. M. King occupied the chair. In the glee ‘Under the maypole’Miss Gough sang the solo, and in Hatton’s song at d chorus ‘ Our dear old Church of England ’ the solo was contributed by Miss Favell. Miss Pyrke sang ‘ Going to market’ and ‘Love’s old sweet song,’ and was encored. A violin solo played by Miss Nina Schlotel was also redemanded. Mr Wathen was encored for his rendering of * The ferntreo cot ’; and Mr Steel bad to repeat ‘The march of the Mulligan Guards.’ Sir Favell acted as accompanist. Readings were contributed by the chairman and Mr Wathen. The programme closed with the singing of the National Anthem. The first social under the auspices of the Druids’ Juvenile Lodge was given last evening in the Lower Choral Hall. There was a crowded attendance of members, friends, and juveniles ; and after the District President of No. 19 District had addressed some very suitable remarks concerning the Juvenile Lodge and the Order to those present, the good things provided disappeared with remarkable quickness. The Committee bestirred themselves in distributing the eatables and gathering up the utensils, and a very enjoyable programme was commenced. Mrs T. Bt»nebridge and Misses A Briaaco and Stonebtidge gave their songs with much appreciation. A recitation by Mr J. Gillies, ‘Caraolacus before the Romans,’was delivered in capital style ; and Mr T. Chapman’s cornet solo, ‘Homo, sweet home ’ {by J. Hartman), iec< ived the applause it merited. The songs given by Messrs J. Toomey and Hargreaves went off capitally, and the same may be said of the violin solos of J. D. and A. A, Driasco. The negro specialties of Messrs W. Wood and M'Kenzio were most vociferously received. Taken altogether the affair was highly creditable to the promoters and enjoyable to those present. Mr Cunningham accompanied.

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The Evening Star. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1889., Issue 8029, 4 October 1889

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