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The Evening Star FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1889.

The Court of Appeal meets on the 28th inst.

Mr J. L. Holland, who will represent the Auckland Society of Arts at the Exhibition, left there yesterday. Private M. Creagh (City Guards) has been appointed local secretary of the New Zealand Rifle Association, The Rev. H, Gould, of Lincoln (Canterbury), has been nominated to the incumbency of St. Luke’s, Camara,

Only one declaration of insolvency has been filed during the past week, viz,, that of Joseph Bdiu Calder, of Dunedin, tailor.

Mr Hislop has rejoined the Ministry, and retains the portfolio of Education; while Captain Russell will become Colonial Secretary, and take the portfolio of Defence, A telegram to some of the Northern papers states that it is understood that Mr C. R. Chapman has determined not to contest the city mayoralty, so that there will be no opposition to Mr Roberts’s candidature. Major Gordon inspected the Engineers on Wednesday evening, when there paraded— I lieutenant, 1 sergeant-major, I sergeant, 2 corporals, 2 buglers, and 32 rank and file. The volley and independent firing of the corps takes place at the Pelichet Bay range to-morrow.

The anniversary of the Raveusbcurne Primitive Methodist Church was celebrated on Wednesday evening by a soiree, which was numerously attended. The chair was occupied by the Rev. J. Sharp, and addresses wero given by Messrs Woods, Graham, and King, interspersed with selections by the choir, Mrs J. Milnes presiding at the organ. The report read by Mr King showed the finances of the ohuren to be in a flourishing condition, LlO having been paid off the debt since the last anniversary, .and arrangements were being made to further reduce the debt by L2O.

The following transactions in Crown lands have taken place during the week :—Glenkenich district: Section 12, block 4, containing 21a 3r 19p, cash price 50s, John Harris, on perpetual lease; section 13, block 4, containing 40a Or lip, cash price 60s, Bridget Harris, on perpetual lease ; section 16, block 4, containing 31a 3r 33p, cash price 50s, William Quin, on perpetual lease, Rankleburn district: Section 1, block 12, containing 31a 3r 33p, cash price 20s, William Sheath, for cash. Moeraki district: Section IJ, block 13, containing 312 a, Or 16p, cash price 10s, Robert S. Mackenzie, on perpetual lease and section 12, block 10, containing 3S3a Ir l"p, cash price 10a, William Murcott, for cash.

The Dunedin Athenicum has just received from Home 601 volumes—new’ works, or to replace those lost or destroyed—and these will be on the table to-morrow ready for circulation among members. There are complete sets by C- E. Craddock, Mrs P. H. Burnett, Mrs I}m>geriord, and George M’Donald, and works by such well-known authors as Grant Allen, M, E. Braddon (forty-nine books), Rosa Carey, Marie Corelle, George Eliot, S. Baring Gould, George Meredith, David Christie Murray, W. E. Norris, Hon, Mrs Norton, Mark Twain, Emma Jane V\ orbois (forty-two books), John Strange Winter, Oliver Wendel Holmes, E- Werner, G. M.Henty, Charles Darwin, Mrs Oliphant, and others. Among the books ordered in accordance with desires of subscribers as expressed in the suggestion book are Walker’s ‘ Political Economy ’ and Sir J. Vogel’s ‘ A.D. 2000,’ The binding is worthy of special mention, and reflects credit on Horsburgh, through whom the order waa given. The annual tea meeting of the members of Holy Trinity Church, Port Chalmers, was held yesterday evening in the Foresters’ Hall, and was attended by a large number of persons. Tho following ladies presided at the various tables :—Mesdames Platts, Jones, Drysdale, Clemison, Percy, De hj. Graham, Allen, Taylor, Clarke, M’Donneli, De Maue, assisted by the Misses Downes, M'Kinnon (2), De I*. Graham (3), Leonard, Taylor, and M’Donnell. A choral grace was sung and ample justice rendered t<? the good things with which the tables were loaded. After tea a musical extravaganza called ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was given, the principal parts being taken by Misses Sharp, Mills, Wardol), M. Platts, Mooney, Peterson, and Middlediteli, with Masters Kelly, Pateman, Stanley, and Allen; Miss Platts being musical directress. A concert was also hem, in which Mrs J. Watson and Miss Hodge sang some exceedingly pretty ballads, while Messrs G. Clarke, A, A. M'Kinnon, W. Platts, and W. M'Kinnon rendered the quartettes ‘ Old Bacchus ’ and * White Wine ? in excellent style and were loudly encored. The accompanists were Misses Wignall and Platts.

Common jurors summoned for the opening of the civil session on Monday are notified elsewhere that they need npj attend. Meeting of journeymen tailors in Rattray street Oddfellows’ Hall on Monday evening. The Phoenix Cricket Club play their openingmatch on the Caledonian Ground to-morrow. Break of Day Lodge, 1.0. G.T., held a successful moonlight picnic at the Ocean Beach, sixty persons attending. The Dunedin Horticultural Society's Spring show opens at noon to-morrow in the Y. W.C.A. Rooms, Moray place. The fortnightly meeting of the West Harbor Lodge U.0.D., was held in the lodge-ropm, Queen’s Hotel, on -Wednesday night, A.D. Bro. Campbell in the chair. D.P, Bro Moss and several visiting brothers attended* A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Bros. Moss, Short, and Rawlins&n for their contributions to the lodge collar fund. At St. Joseph’s Catheral on Sundfiy, after celebration of solemn high mass, the picture recently received from Rome cf 1 Our Lady of Perpetual Succor’ will be unveiled by Bishop Moran, and in the afternoon His Lordship will bless the corner stone of the now convent building. Admission will be by ticket, to be obtained on application,

General meeting of the Dunedin Rifle Club on Monday evening at Watsn’a Hotel. A concert in aid of Roslyn Institute library fund will be held at Koalyn this evening. At Montecillo to-morrow afternoon a football match, Wesleyans v. Presbyterians, will be played. The current number of the ‘Girls’ High School Magazine ’is as attractive as usual. The paper on ‘ King Lear,’ read at a recent meeting of the Shakespeare Club, is an intelligent criticism of one of the immortal bard’s masterpieces.

The following applications for new patents are gazetted:—David Reid, of Melbourne, for an improved key for securing stereotype plates to their base-blocks; Joshua Cuff, of Wellington, for a hydraulic motive power; Richard Yercoe, of Blenheim, for an invention for heckling flax tow; Arthur T, Johnson, of Fast Melbourne, for improvements in and relating to automatic signalling targets; James Wiseman, of Auckland, for seamless blocks; Richard Nott Wanzer, of London, for improvements connected with kerosene lamps; Thomas Plummer Clarke and Ivan Clarke, both of Onehunga, an invention for the purpose of cleaning and removing the pulpy matters from the fibres of leaves and plants; Charles Chinnery, of Rangiora, for a flax-dressing machine and improved feed-roller and travelling-band for flax-strippers; He try Cheshire, of Carterton, for an invention for an improved wool press; Pearson Stubbs, of Dunedin, for securing buttons to any fabric; David Murray, of Wanganui, for an invention for dressing, washing, and wringing phormimu tcnax ; David Ranken Shireff Galbraith, of Auckland, for a meat desiccating process; Arthur Clement Islip, of Ackray Station, Amuri, for an invention fjr docking and earmarking lambs and sheep; John Clark Andrews, of Waikuku, for an improved method of applying to the feed rollers of machines used for stripping phormhm tcnax ; William Silver and Nathan Cohen, both of Tamworth, New South Wales, for improvements in apparatus for shearing or cutting wool and hair, and in flexible shafting for use in connection with tuoh apparatus; George Edward Fulton, of Adelaide, for improvements in the method of and apparatus for supplying the fuel and other material in smelting ores and minerals.

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The Evening Star FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1889., Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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