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The Evening Star SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1889.

Our supplement to-day contains London Table Talk ; the Australasian experiences of the Jubilee Plunger, as told by himself; Feminine Fancies, by " Martha" t and a quantity of interesting matter, Mr Dickcnsen ((head-master of the Newtown East School) hab been appointed an inspector rinder the Auckland Education Board, and Mr Midler has received temporary employment as inspector.

The body of a newly-born infant was found in a garden in Nairn street, Wellington, yesterday. Medical examination proved that the child was born alive within the previous twenty-four hours.

Father Patterrotij of Palmerston, has written to th'e * Pall Mall Gazette' denying the staMnent that Bishop Moran was the only Roman Catholic prelate in New Zealand favoring Home Rule in Ireland. Father Patterson states that every Roman Catholic bishop in the colony has declared in favor of Home Rule.

A cutious conflict of opinion happened at Mosgiel yesterday, when Aaron Harrison and James Flynn were charged before Messrs t)ey and Leary, J.P.b, with committing a breach of the peace by fighting. The evidence (says tho local paper) showed that Harrison was the aggressor, though both had used bad language during the progress of the fight. Mr t)ey, the senior Justice, intimated his intention of inflicting a fine of L2, but Mr Lcary objected, saying that the punishment was out of all proportion to the offence; besides Harrison was only a boy. Mr Dey, however, stuck to his resolve, and the other Justice, equally obstinate, refused to sign tho charge she'et, aud advised the boy not to pay the fine. The upshot was that Mr Dey recorded a fine of L2 against Harrison and of LI against Flynn, with costs in each case \ and Mr Leary handed in a written protest to the constable in Court. The Young Ladies' Guild in connection with St. Paul's Church pave a musical and dramatic entertainment in the schoolroom last evening before a good audience. The musical portion of the programme consisted of the performance of the operetta ' The Sisters,' in which some twenty young ladies, dressed in appropriate costumes, took part. The music of thiß operetta is very taking; and as most of the solos and concerted parts—particularly the gipsies' chorus —were well rendered, the performance was a very creditablo one, aud met with much favor from the audience. Mr J. Stevens recited as a character sketch Artemus Ward on ' Womcr.'s Rights' ; and a farcical comedietta, ' A Foreign Idea,' was played by a party of amateurs, and caused much amusement. The performance will be repeated this evening. The Otago Hussars have goi.e into camp at Tahuna Park. This ia the ninth annual encampment. The Dunedin men mustered at three o'clock at Taggart's stables, and rode out in charge of Lieutenant Robin. Members of Southern corps and the North Otago contingent are to arrive by to-night's train, and it is oxpected that the reveille tomorrow will arouse between 85 and 100 men. Captain Strouach will, it is hoped, take charge. Ar, usual, the strict routine of camp life will be observed, but the gates of the park will remaiu open for the convenience of those of the public who may wish to see the men when off duty. A number of visitors are expected to-morrow. On Tuesday evening, if tho weather is fine, the Hussars will march through tho City, and the camp is to break up on the following Sunday morning. A large audience assembled at the Choral Hall last evening, on the occasion of the anniversary entertainment of the Dunedin Youths' Mutual Improvement Society. The president (Mr L. Simond) occupied the chair, and in his opening remarks referred to tho very prosperous condition of the society. Its strength and resources had been severely tested by the demise of the Y.M.C.A., under whose care it had spent its infancy ; but tho members of tho society had proved themselves equal to the occasion, and of I Ate they had actually extended their work. Solos were sung during the evening by Misses Sears and Adams, Messrs Joel, T. Scarle, and Braik. Misa Frapwell and Mr Holgate sang a duet, and Mr D. Moore played a couple of overtures. Mr H. Thomas recited 'Shamus O'Brien,' with good effect, and the same compliment may be paid to Mr Stmond'a rendering of 'Kobus Hagelstein.' A scene from 'The Rivals,' given by Messrs Fraser and Robson, and Mr P. Horcua's reading of 'Mark Twain and the Income Tax Man,' provoked much laughter. The Court scene from ' The Merchant of Venice' was given in a very creditable manner by some members of the society, the rhetoric of Messrs Goy (Shylock) and Thomas (Portia) being above the average. A choir of male voices, under the leadership of Mr Braik, rendered two glees in capital style, and Miss Nicol and Mr Vallis acted as accompanists. His Worship the Mayor, Messrs J. Logan and W. Isaac, J.P.s., presided at the City Police Court this morning. Alexander Findlatcr pleaded guilty to being found in a state of drunkenness. Sergeant - major Bevin said there were ten previous convictions against accused, who, however, had not appeared in Court for some considerable time. He was convicted and discharged, as was a first offender. Margaret Spencer deniod that her cow was wandering at large at South Dunedin. She said Constable Worthington (who laid the information) had a down against her, and that he would be better employed if he went to St. Kilda and compelled a number of children to attend Bchool. She said that eight cows (seven of which were owned by another pcrBon) were on tho road, and her cow only was selected. The constable stated that tho othor cows were being driven away. The chargo against defondant was dismissed, as were similar charges against Ann Daly and Ann Jennings. When outside the Court the woman Spencer gave Sergeantmajor Bevin, Sergeant Macdonnell, and Constable Worthington a " bit of her mind," promising to make matters a trifle warm for them. Just before the Justices left the ! Bench Mr Gourlcy said he did not think that policemen should act as rangers for suburban boroughs; it was not intended that they should act in that capacity. If it was thought that the practice waa conducive to the usefulness of the police, he (Mr Gourley) was not of that opinion, and thought it would have a contrary effect. Mr Logan : " Arc you speaking about the Police Offences Act?" Mr Gourley: "No; I'm speaking with regard to the Impounding Act. I certainly do not think that polictltien should uct aa rangers to suburban boroughs."

Ncntnorn will soon havo its own paper,

Mr Justice Williams has reserved judgment in the action Brown v. Samson and Smith.

In the Resident Magistrate's Court case of Sandison v. Bull His Worship reserved judgment until Monday.

Mr Justice Williams proceeds on Wednesday morning to attend the sittings of the Court of Appeal, and will be absent for about a month.

The only business at the Resident Magistrate's Court, Port Chalmers, thin forenoon was an application from Mr A. Clulee, mcretary of the Benevolent Institution, for possession of a house occupied by Henry Sexton, and a claim of L2 12s for rent. Defendant admitted the claim, and judgment was given for the amount, with costs ; defendant to give up possession on or before November 2. The annual ball in connection with the South District Rifles was held last evening, and, as on former occasions, proved a most enjoyable affair. Considerable attention had been paid to decorating tho buildinp. About fifty couples took part in the march, which was led by Major Andrew and Mss Crawford. Good dance music was supplied by Messrs Scott, Cheyne, and Allan; as masters of ceremonies, Messrs W. Johnston and Crawford gave every satisfaction; while tho catering of Mr Taylor left nothing to be desired.

A capital house assembled at the Princess's last evening to witness the second representation of 'Drink.' Of course the feature of the performance is Mr Warner's wonderful creation of Coupeau, and during the sixth act he held his audience spellbound. To get anything approaching a thorough conception of the part it is absolutely necessary to Bee Mr Warner in it. When he reappeared before the footlights last evening he received an ovation such as is rarely tendered to any actor in this City. 'Drink' will be repeated to-night, and on Monday will give place to ' Never Too Late to Mend.'

Entries far nefct Saturday*s military spcrta mmi bo made to the secretary by Tuesday. Sir Robeit Stout will preside at the meeting of the Masonic Shakespeare Club on Monday evening.

Miss Clara Hamilton, Scottish vocalist, is annouueed to appear in the City Hall on November 5 and 7.

Mr R. Coad, the temperance lecturer, will conduct an eleven days' mission in the City Hall, commencing next Friday. Special general meeting of the Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon, and Canary Atsooiation at the Chamber of Commerc3 on Tuesday evening.

In connection with the Ambulance Association a series of five weekly lectures to ladies only will be given in the Y.W.C.A. Rooms, Moray place, on Monday evenings, by wellknown medical men.

From the way in which the tickets have been disposed of we gather that much interest is manifested in the lecture to be delivered by tho Rov. Dr Stuart on Monday evening at old Knox Church, and we anticipate a crowded house. 'My Trip to the Homo Country' will be interspersed with a number of Scottish songs and glees, rendered by a few friends who have volunteered their assistance on the occasion. We would draw tho attention of our readers to an example in another column of a claim under one of the New York Life Insurance Company's mortuary dividend policies. These contract*, in addition to providing valuable options for settlement at maturity, absolutely guarantee a rcfucd of half or all (according to tbe table seleoted) of the premiums paid, in addition to tho sum assured, should death occur within the tontine period. The Port Chalmers Football Club gave a social dance to a number of their friends in the Forestr-rs' Hall last night. The room was tastefully decorated, and about 103 couples were present. Dancing was kept up with great spirit until an early hour this morning to the music supplied by a full baud under tho conductorship of Mr Robertahaw. The catering was in the hands of the Committee, and Mr A. C. Fullarton made an efficient M.C.

A concert was given last evening at Mornington in aid of the Presbyterian Church choir fund. The attendance, owing doubtless to counter-attractions, was small. The programme gone through consisted of songs by Misses Bennet and Curie, Messrs Searlc, Wood, and Hally; ducts by Misses Bennet and Tiloy, Misses Curie and Frapwell, Blr Holgate and Misa Frapwell; a quartet hy Messrs Scooncs, Wilson, Hally, and Wood; and a recitation by Mr A. W. Stables. The choir rendered a nuinbor of glees undor their conductor, Mr Ashby, who also played a piano solo and accompanied. The fortnightly meeting of the All Nations Lodge, U.A.0.D., was held on Wednesday. Tholodge was waited on by a deputation consisting of Bro. Stoncbridge, A.D., Otago Lodge, Bro. Gillies, P. A., Linden Lodge, at d Bro. .TohDstone, Royal Oak Lodge, who gave information concerning tho Exhibition Procession Committee's programme. P. A. Bro. Gibb sud that he had been instructed to give thanks to this lodge for the help it had given towards making tho social held in the Choral Hall in connection with the Juvenile Lodge of Diuida a success. A letter was received from the Linden Lodge thanking this lodge for the help they had rnndered in connection with tho late art union. The receipts of the evening were L3419a, Mesarß Jamea Duthie and Co. have been in the habit of giving their employed prizes for tho best groaned horses and tho best kept harneßfl. Tho judges, Mcßßrs P. Miller and D. Bacon, are not mado aware of the names of the eroployda, all that is given them being the numborß of the vohiclcs and teams. In giving their awards the judgea report:-"Wo have gone carefully over the lot, and found it very difficult indeed to arrive at our decisions, as wo considered from the manner in which your employe's keep your horses and harness wo should require to give at least three-fourths of them an award, numbers of them being as nearly equal as possible. . . . We would like to add that, in all our experience we have never inspected such a largo number (forty-three) and found them in euch good order and condition; and wo would suggest in future when giving prizes that you increase the number of awards, even if you decreased the amounts, as your employes justly deserve every encouragement." On referring to the numbers placed by the judges, the folloving were found to he the prize-takers:-Best groomed horses: B. Ellis 1, R, Greigg 2, A. Henderson 3. Best ku;jt harness : A. Sutherland 1, H. Robinson 2, C. Banwell 3,

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