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The Evening Star THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1889.

The Irish delegates are to be accorded an enthusiastic reception at Wanganui. A prosecution has arisen out 'of the Oamaru election, one Edward Pickett being charged with attempting to vote twice oh that occasion. The dwelling house of Mr James Chambers, bt Waipahi, was burnt down last night. The building, furniture, and effects were insured in the South British 'Cilice for L 350. A house at Waipahi, containing five or six rooms, and owned by Mr Chambers, a surfaceman, was burned down at 7 p.m. yesterday. Very few of the effects were saved. The house and contents were insured for L 350. At the criminal session at Wanganui W. M'Dermott was convicted of indecent assault, sentence being deferred. Daniel Philips, who was found guilty of larceny as the bailee of a horse, etc., was sentenced to twelve months’ hard labor. The Auckland Anglican Synod have passed a motion Inviting Anglican Maori clergymen to seats in that body, A motion was also agreed to urging upon the people to support the church by direct and systematic Contributions, and avoid doubtful means of Raising money for church purposes. Mr Lonargan, of Christchurch, who has just returned from a trip to the Old Country, says the Ordinary English railway carriage is “ not a patch upon ours for comfort,” is not equal to those turned out at the Addington workshops, and]the trains are nearly always late at their destinations. Referring to the resolution of the Macandrew road School Committee concerning the ditch in front of the school, we understand that the Education Board, though not in any way responsible for the present state of affairs, are prepared to repeat their offer, made three years ago, to contribute onethird of the cost of filling in the ditch. Major-general Edwards, in the course of an interview with an Adelaide reporter, expressed great astonishment at the Australian fear of invasion. “ I can’t understand,” said ho, “ why 3,000,000 British people, with all the immense resources they have in this grand country, should be afraid of what one particular European Power Slight do.” Complaints have been made to us concerning the objectionable atmosphere in the public office in the Telegraph Department’s building. Nothing has been done to the place for years—the interior has not even been distempered—and we feel sure that, now the attention of the authorities has been called to the matter, the cause for complaint will be at once removed.

In the case of Mrs Baldwin v. the Rev Mr Pascoe (incumbent of Holy Trinity, Avonside), Mr Justice Denniston upheld the content on of defendant’s counsel, that the case should have been brought before an ecclesiastical tribunal. There was no contract between a parishioner and a clergyman, so that no action could lie before a civil court. Judgment therefore went for the defendant, with costs. When committing a child to the Industrial School this morning, Mr E. H. Carew (who presided at the City Police Court) said that the peculiarity of the case was that, because the child’s mother was of a bad character, her offspring should be committed to the Institution. Were the child’s mother respectable, she would have to support it herself; but because that was not so, it had to be committed to the Industrial School.

In Banco at Wellington yesterday William Charles Overton was called to show cause why he should not bo fined for discharging the functions of a solicitor without being entitled to. The particular offence was m connection with the filing of a motion for probate of a will. Mr Overton did not appear, and Mr Chapman, who was acting for the Law Society, said he did not wish to take Mr Overton by surprise, as he might not bo acquainted with the practices of the Court. His Honor said Overton had made himself liable for a fine of LSO, and he felt he must inflict the fine, but allowed the matter to stand over till next sitting to enable Overton to appear. There was again a capital attendance in all parts of the theatre last night, when ‘ Dora ’ and ‘ The Barrister ’ were repeated, both pieces being received with frequent manifestations of tho heartiest approval. It is to be regretted that tho exigencies of the managerial arrangements prevent Mr Warner’s best pieces from keeping the boards for more than a couple of nights, but wo feel confident that if he can see his way to putting up last night’s bill for one evening next week he will have a bumper house. It is impossible to conceive two greater contrasts —from the hyper-pathetic to the sublimely ridiculous—and he scores heavily in both. To-night will be produced a dramatised version of Zola’s well known work. As Coupeau Mr Warner appears in a character which he has created, and it is unanimously voted to be one of the finest pieces of realistic acting seen on any stage. Canon Farrar made an important statement the other day. He said the only way for the Anglican Church to reach the masses was to found a system of church monastic orders. The proposition is as follows Monastic orders should be established all over the kingdom. There must be the genuine foundation of the threefold vow of obedience, chastity, and poverty among its members—obedience, i.e., submission to the rule; chastity, celibacy, for these particular lines of work in the church; poverty, a true renunciation of everything beyond food (spiritual and bodily), raiment, and lodging. Money must never come near tho order; its members must never so much as touch a coin. If a member was sent to a place where there was a small prospect of his or her receiving friendly invitations, let him beg a meal in the name of Christ and repay hia host with prayer and spiritual instruction. If no house would receive him, let him go to the casual ward and preach the gospel to the tramps.

One of the most harmless strikes on record took place to-day at the George street School. At the opening hour this morning (9.30) it was observed that many of the boys were absent. A suspicion of what was in the wind caused Mr M'Nicoll to send absentee notes to the parents inquiring the reason of the absence. In several cases replies were at once received intimating that the parents had no knowledge of the truancy. Shortly afterwards the strikers, to the number of about fifty, mustered on the slope of Maori Hill, above the school, waving a banner made of four handkerchiefs tied to a couple of sticks, and the scholars proceeded to amuse themselves and a crowd of sightseers by cheering and “chiacking” those of their comrades who were at their lessons; and subsequently the youngsters paraded the streets in a somewhat irregular procession, under the charge of a captain and a couple of lieutenants. The boys, it must be confessed, behaved themselves remarkably well, their conduct being not in the least offensive to those whom they met. By play-time (eleven o’clock) there were sundry inconsiderable desertions from their ranks, but others supplied the vacancies, and the rebellion flourished until dinner time, when it collapsed as suddenly as it arose, and all, with the exception of perhaps half a dozen who were presumably unaware of the abandonment of the enterprise, returned to their studies. Mr M'Niooll interviewed the ringleaders and questioned them as to the motive for their conduct, but could get no excuse beyond that tendered by one boy, who complained that the writing exercise was too long, This exercise, it may be remarked, consisted of one page of writing t It is evident that the affair was nothing more serious than an impromptu “lark” on the part of the boys, suggested in all likelihood by an offhand suggestion “ Let us have a strike,” propounded with as little forethought as if the proposer had said “ Let us have a game at marbles.” Mr M'Nicoll called the youngsters into his room, and gave them a little friendly advice, and there the matter will probably end,

Mayor Louisson, of Christchurch, has been elected D.G.M. of the S.C. for the Canter* bury district. A concert in aid of the funds 'Of the congregational Church, Port Ch'Mffiers, was given yesterday evening m the Eoreaters’ Kail by the Moray place Congregational Church choir, There was a very fair attendance. Mr J, Jago sang ‘Nazareth,’ and Headsmen Israel and Peake were heard to advantage in ‘ I waited for the Lord,’ the chorus being sung by the choir. Mr Hale sang l ln native worth ’ exceedingly well; and after the anthem * Lord, for Thy tender n>eroy’s sake,’ by the choir, Miss Sears gave ‘ The star of Bethlehem,’ which gained a well-merited encore, Messrs J, Jago knd Thomson sang ‘The Lord is a man of war,’ and Mr W. P. Young * Rocked in the cradle of the deep.’ The second part was o'pened by a pianoforte duet by Miss Bauch op and Mr Vallis ; ‘ Come into the garden, Maud.’ was sung by Mr C. Umbers, and the duet ‘Venetian regatta’ by Mrs Israel and Mias Jago; Mr W. P. Young contributed ‘ A hundred fathoms deep,’ Miss Coote sang ‘ Old and new,’ and the quartet ‘ Hark ’tis the Indian drum ’ was well given by Mrs Israel, Miss Jago, Messrs Bone and Bowker ; Mrs Greig sang a very pretty song, and the duet ‘ Tell her I love her so ’ was given by the Mieses Neale and Peake. The choir lent valuable assistanca Mr A. Vallis was the accompanist.

Special meeting of shareholders of Club Company on Friday evening. Saturday return tickets will be issued by tbo FaSiway Department for the Timaru Show and races.

Masonic Shakespeare Club meet in Masonic Hall on Monday evening to arrange for producing a play, etc. The City Hall has been taken for Wednesday and Thursday next by the Dunedin Minnesingers, who will give an entertainment, assisted by the Orpheonistes Band. , The P.A.E.P.A. lodges have made arrangements for holding their annual spotta 'gathering at Green Island. A large number of prizes have been given by friends and sympathisers, in addition to which the money prizes for running and Walking will be of a substantial character. The fortnightly meeting of Linden Lodge, 1.0. U.F., was held in the Koslyn Council Hall last evening—Bro, Lindsay, N.G., in the chair. The trustees reported having placed L9O of the funds nt 8 per cent, per annum. The receipts were L9lßs 9d.

The members of St. Paul's Young Ladies’ Guild, assisted by several leading Ducedm amateurs, will give a musical and dramatic entertainment ia St. Paul’s Schoolroom tomorrow and Saturday evenings, commencing ,vith an operetta, ‘The Sisters,’ and concluding with a farcical comedy, ‘ A Foreign Idea.’ A pleasing ceremony took place this afternoon at Hallenstein’s New Zealand Clothing Factory, when Mr A. L. Isaacs (the manager) was the recipient, on the occasion of his approaching marriage, of a marble clock from tho factory employees and a set of George Eliot’s works from the warehouse. Messrs A. Clapperton and G. P. Ausling made the respective presentations.

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1889., Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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