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The Evening Star SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains the opening chapters of our new serial, " Prince Roderick," by James Brinsley-Richards; extracts from Bonzon's book detailing how he "ran through" a quarter of a million sterling; the commencement of a new series of papers on State education ; Auckland notes; topics of the day by our London correspondent; and a quantity of varied and interesting matter. The Waipa seat is to be " vacated'' at once.

Captain Russell will be sWorn in as Colo nial Secretary on Tuesday. Mr Lawry has received a vote of confidence from his constituents.

The sheep returns for the colony show a total of 15,388,915, being an increaso of 336,728 on tho number at the end of May, ISBB.

Lodge St. George (Lawrence), Lodge Mount Ida, and Lodge St. John (Mosgtel) have declared in favor of retaining their allegiance to the Grand Lodge of England. With a view of making early provision for tourists, the Govcrnincut have sunt an overseer and working party to Milford Sound for the purpose of niukiug good the track to Sutherland Falls, and also over the saddlo to Lake Tc Anau.

The requisition to Mr Brycc for Waipa is being extensively .signed, and will probably have 700 siyuatures. Tho ' Auckluud Star ' opposes his candidatuvo there, on the grounds that he is better fitted for a city constituency than a largo country district with many local wants. It says:—"We havo very little doubt that, if sent us representative for Waipa, the electors would soon discover that in all matters of local concern they had by their choice become practically disfranchised."

At the City Police Court this morning two young girls were charged with being drunk and disorderly. It appeared that they were being driven about town in a hansom, and their parents (who were in Court) said that they were respectable. Both defendants appeared to feel their position keenly. The presiding Justices (Messrs G. L. Denniston and H. Driver) advised the parents to look after their daughters, or they would go from bad to worse. They wcro convicted and discharged. At the meeting of the Social Reform Association last evening the appointments of land, labor, literature, and co-operation sections were confirmed. Tho following motion was carried —"This Association heartily sympathise with the early closing movement, and enjoin members to aid it in every practicable manner, both by their personal action and influence; and recommend those engaged in it to seek legislative enactment as the only practicable solution of the difficulty." The monthly meeting of the George street School Committee, held last night, was attended by Messrs Simpson (in the chair), Anthony, Coghill, Cramond, and Wain. Apologies were received for non-attendance from Messrs M'Donald and Haynes. The head-master reported that the number on the roll was 877, and that the average daily attendance during the past month was 762. Mr M'Phee's application for permission to attend the University examinations was granted. The other business was of a routine character.

At the City Police Court on Thursday, before Messrs E. H. Carew, R.M., and J. Logan, J.P., John Findlay was charged with abstracting cream so that the milk contained 2.2 per cent, of butter fat. Mr Thornton defended. Learned counsel argued at considerable length regarding tho application of the various provisions of the Act, and, after a retirement, Mr C.arcw said that the Bench had come to the conclusion that there had been adulteration, and defendant would be fined 20s and costs. If they were sure that the adulteration had been fraudulently done, a heavier fine would have been inflicted.

The second representation of ' Hands Across the Sea' was given at the Princess's last evening and attracted a large audience. Mr Charles Warner has already established himself a great favorite here, and he was repeatedly warmly applauded for his fine, manly impersonation of Jack Dudley. His daughter, Miss Gracie, played in a thoroughly natural manner as his sweetheart, and gives promise of making rapid strides in hor profession. Capable support was given by the rest of the company, particularly by Miss Clithero and Mr Phillips. ' Hands Across the Sea' will bo repeated tonight and on Monday, and patrons would do well to bear in mind that on these nights the curtain rises at a quarter to eight. The audience again last evening were subjected to considerable annoyance at the hands of lato arrivals. A genuine treat may be looked for on Tuesday night, when Mr Warner appears inflight comedy.

Dunedin Irish Rifles parade for inspection on Monday evening. Tho City Tramwayn Company publish their acalc of farca which came into effect to-day. Mossrn "W. M. Inucs aud N. C. .'ichuinaehcr arc candidates for tho mayoralty of Port Chalmers,

Tho fortnightly meeting of tho Llnilou Lodge, U.A.0.D,, was held in tho Council Chambers, Roslyn, on Tuesday evening; A.D. Bro. Donaldson in the chair. _ One new member was initiated, and an official visit received, the Koyal Oak, Ivanhco, aud West Haibot Lodges btjng represented. The receipts w«e i 4 7a 6d,

U'euoral meeting of shareholders in the Premier Gold Mining Company, Limited, on Thursday, the 31st iimfc. , The Dunedin Ypiithb' Mutual Irrprovemeut Society givo their fifth annual entertainment on Friday evening next in the Choial Hall. A private telegram informs us that Frank L : ncoln, the American humorist, hai iust completed a very profitable season at Auokland. The programme appears in this issue of the military sports, to be held at Tab una Park on Saturday, the 2flth inst, in connection with tbn annual outing of the Otago Hussars. The regular monthly meeting of the members of the Otago Beekeepers' Association will be held in Messrs Royse, Smith, and Co.'a office, Lower Rattray street, en Monday evening, when a paper on 'Transferring' will be read and discussed.'

' Notes of my Trip to the Home Country' is to be the eubjost of a lecture delivered on Monday, the 2tst inst., by tho Rev. Dr Stuart, in old Knox Church, It Was after ah absence of aomo thirty yearß that the doctor last year revisited his home in the Highlands. During his six months' vacation he visited many places both in Pnotland and England, and saw many poople, and the fund of information and observation he has gathered will mainly constitute the subject of his interesting lecture, which is to be in ail of the funds of Knox Church Young 'Women's Association.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1889., Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1889. Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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