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The Evening Star. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1889.

Mr E. T. Gillon desires us to contradict the statement that he has intimated that no permission will be granted for three years re Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas. No period has been mentioned, After a lengthy discussion in committee o« Saturday afternoon the Dunedin branch of the Otago Educational Institute passed the following motion: —“That this branch of the Institute approve of the resolution of the Committee of Management.” The resolution referred to expressed the disapproval of the Committee of Management at the action of some members of the Institute in signing counter resolutions to those laid before the Education Board by the Committee, especially as the same members bad previously supported the action of the Committee.

TbeCommittee appointed to make arrangements for the reception of Bishop Moran have decided that he shall be met on arrival of the express by the members of the Committee (who will have a carriage and four waiting for him), a-nd the members of the Hibernian Society in regalia. A procession will then be formed, in which the Catholic men of Dunedin and suburbs, and also the children of St. Joseph’s and the Christian Brothers’ schools, will take part. Oa arrival at the Cathedral, Archdeacon Coleman will present an address on behalf of the clergy and laity, and an address will be presented on behalf of the various societies and sodalities connected with the church. The Young Cecilians intend to give an open-air concert in the vicinity of the Cathedral. The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners held a meeting on Saturday evening, when the question of sending delegates to the Processional Committee in connection with the opening of the Exhibition was discussed, and the following resolution unanimously passed : —“ That one of the chief aims of our society being the protection of our interests as mechanics, we cannot, Hi l members of such a society, take any part In the Exhibition opening ceremony owing to the fact that the low rate of wages paid to carpenters during the erection of the Exhibition Buildings practically prohibited Dunedin men from being employed average wage paid being at least 2s per day lees than the current rate—thus directly injuring us as skilled tradesmen.” The members signified their intention of attending as members of friendly societies.

Messrs Lawry and Cadman, M.H.R.s, reported to a meeting of the Auckland branca of the Masonic Union on Saturday night that & desire was shown by the Wellington delegates that the Grand Lodge should not be for them alone, but for the colony as a whole. The delegate? were also confident that Earl Onslow would consent to become Grand Master if it were shown that the majoiity of the lodges int he colony were in favor of the movement. The basis of the union was discussed, and it was suggested that all the officers, with the exception of the Provincial Grand Master, who shall be appointed by the Grand Lodge, aboil be annually elected by the Grand Lodge 4 that, if possible, the quarterly communications should be alternately held in Dunedin. GhcutobvipK, JJM-Ungton, and Auckland; and to vecotrmjeqd that district grand lodges should be formed at Westland, Otago, Canterbury, Wellington, {\ad Auckland.

The Rickards combination presented another programme on Saturday evening, when the theatre was packed in every part. The “comedy” played was ‘Spoons,’ in which Mr Rickards played the characters of Jack Marlingspike, sailor; Joe Muggins, a London horse coper; Piaptogenet Brown, an aristocrat; and Podopbli# Blum, a modern knight-errant. vVe need barely mention that Mr Rickards was a in the various characters he assumed, the im.personatioo of the horse coper being a fine bit of character acting, Mr James Bell, as Julias {a black diamond), was as funny as ever, and seemed .to ploaso the audience greatly with his quaint h,UTO’ r and jokes. Mr Fred Davie was quite ait hojiftefl.* Sam Hooker, a bold fisherman, while M taa Georgie Devoe as Georgina Hetheijlogton, Miss Marion Constance as a New York nymph, and Miss Ella Murphy as Polly Smart, were as successful as could be expeotod. Miss Ada Delroy as a Boston beauty and guileless infant greatly pleased those present, .hep dances being deservedly applauded. In the second part the Brothers Lopez and Miss Georgia tfevoa appeared in a musical act, the Murphys gave some of their Irish speoioltiesMiss Ada Dilroy sang a Dutch song and I danced a skipping Tope clog dance.; Mr Rickards was loudly applauded for a dramatic representation of ‘ The seven ages of man,’ Miss M. Constance appeared to advantage in a character song and dance, Miss Delray apd Mr J. Bellcontributed double banjo selections, a,, Miss Devoe and Mr Davys worked their marionettes very cleverly, while the eccentricities of Mr J. Rail in a farce called ‘ T’other Mummy ’ sent jjjhe •audience away in good humor. The com/ ! pany yrili make their final appearances this pnd to-morrow-eygpings.

Mr Charles Johnston will probably be a candidate for the mayoralty of Wellington. The Christchurch circuit of the Wesleyan Church approved by 24 to 2 of a separate Conference for New Zealand. At Auckland the voting was 31 for and 72 against separation. Lyttelton voted o for, C against. It may be worth mentioning that the Criminal Evidence Bill of 1889, introduced by Mr Hutchison during the late session of Parliament, is now law. Any prisoner or his wife can now give evidence on oath, and be cross-examined; but the refusal to give evidence is not to bo subject for adverse comment on the part of the Crown. Several first offenders for drunkenness were dealt with in the usual manner—viz , by being convicted and discharged—at the City Police Court this morning, and Mr S. N. Brown, one of the presiding Justices, said he thought the present was an appropriate occasion to make a few remarks anent the custom of convicting and discharging first offenders for drunkenness. Those persons who were charged with a first offence seemed to expect being convicted and discharged, and he (Mr Brown) thought the principle was a bad one. Sergeant-major Bevin replied to the effect that the matter was entirely in their Worships’ hands. Mr Brown said that he was aware of that, but he thought that first offenders should not be convicted and discharged. Sergeant-major Bevin : ‘•Several magistrates do fine for the first offence.” Mr Brown replied that that was so ; and the ordinary business of the Court was proceeded with. At a later stage Mr Brown said that he was in Princes street on Saturday evening, when there was a large gathering of persons. There was not a policeman about, and he Brown) thought that, considering the increased traffic on Saturday nights, the police should be so discriminate as to be about. Sergeantmajor Bevin said that the constable on duty had a pretty large boat to the Bank of .New Zealand. Mr Brown replied that if such wire the case an additional man should be placed on the beat. Sergeant-major Bevin thanked His Worship for mentioning the matter, and said they wanted more men to carry out Mr Brown’s suggestion, Mr Brown: “Yes, that is so ; but if it is brought before the notice of the authorities perhaps some attention will be paid to the matter,”

Dunedin Highland Rifles’ carnival contribution lists must be handed in to-moirow evening. The attention of members of Lodge St. Andrew, S.C., is directed to notices appearing in this issue.

A course of cooking lessons in connection with the Roslyn branch of the W.O.T. Union will be held at Mr Donaldson’s shop, Roslyn, commencing to-morrow evening. There were fifteen admissions to and fourteen discharges from the Dunedin Hospital last week, and on Saturday there remained 102 inmates. The deaths during the week were James Gallovan, William Sutherland, Adam Ounie, Win. Wilson, and George Ihorason. Mr C. Houghton, of South Dunedin, has after many years of thought on the matter, succeeded in turning out a perfectly scamle s shoe, the “ upper ” of which has been produced from one piece of leather. The novelty, for such it certainly is, can be seen by anyone in the trade who is interested. Mr Roughton has taken the necessary steps to protect h;s discovery.

We have been requested to draw the attention of our reiders to an advertisement which appeared in our issue of Saturday last notifying a series of lectures on ambulance to ladies only, to bo delivered by Drs Scott, Stenhouse, Brown, G. Macdonald, and Teeyan, in the Young Women’s Christian Association Rooms, commencing on Monday, October 21, at 8 p.m., tickets for which are obtainable from Mrs W. Downie Stewart, Miss Clough, and Mr W. B Fisher, hon. secretary.

Mr Edwin Clark, formerly a member of the Canterbury Art Society, but now residing in Dunedin, has prepared for the Exhibition an oil painting of Mount Pembroke and glaciers, as seen from Mdford Sound. The painting is, we understand, taken from a sketch made by Mr L W. Wilson, under whom Mr Clark has been studying for some time. The subject is a particularly good one of its class, and Mr Clark has treated it in a minner that will doubtless win him credi*. The water is especially well done, and we like the appevrance of the clouds hanging below the summits of the mountains. The picture will doubtless come in for notice by our art critic when on show, and our readeis wi I then be provided with an expert opinion as to its merits and defects (if any).

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The Evening Star. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1889., Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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The Evening Star. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1889. Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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