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The Evening Star MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1889.

At Rakaia, on Thursday, Charles Wilfred Beach, aged twenty months, was found head downwards in a tub containing pigwash. The child had shortly before run out to play. Dr Cordner took every means to restore animation, but without success. Mr Bosco Wilson, agent for Simonsen'a Opera Company, is in town arranging for a season to commence on Saturday night with ‘Maritana,’ Then will follow ‘ Carmen,’ ‘ Perichole,’ ‘ Grand Duchess,’ and ‘ Trovatore.’

During the final performance of ‘ Drink ’ at tho Princess’s on Saturday night one of the performers received a spontaneous compliment from the regions of tho pit which brought down the house and compelled a smile from the fair recipient. In the last act, where Miss Deorwyu, as Virginia, has to give expression to a more than ordinarily heartless sentiment, she was greeted with an evidently heartfelt hoot by some one ot the ‘ gods” whose feelings were too much for him. This was, as it should have been, taken as a sincere compliment by Virginia, who was applauded vociferously for the naturalness of her acting. The heads of the Danish police have introduced a way of suppressing intern peranco which is both simple and original. If a man is found drunk in the streets or at public places a cab is hired and he is taken home. If he is too intoxicated to ho communicated wif.h he is taken to a police station and kept till he is able to give his address, when he is taken home 'ey cab. The best part of the performance is the fact t,hat the publican who has given the last glass of drink to the victim is made .responsible for the cab farce, which sometimes aqiount a considerable sum. < Brink ’ closed its run at the Princess’s on Saturday night to another big house, and its popularity to the last. The great delirium act held the audience, as formerly, in a state of nervous excitement bordering on the intense, and at its clpseMy Warner met with an enthusiastic ovation. To-night Charles Reade’s favorite drama, ‘Never Too Late to Mend,’will he put on the hoards, in which Mr Warner will be seen in his great impersonation of Tom Robinson. On Wednesday evening ‘ Dora ’ will be reproduced, the management having acceded to numerous requests for its revival. A fatal accident occurred on Saturday night, by which Mr William Richmond, of Pnkcuii Point, lost his life. It appears that MV Richmond was in town on Saturday evening, &nd left to go home after daik, taking what is known as the beach road. Near Mr M'lnnerney’s farm thP road skirts a largo cliff, and deceased and hfe horse went over this. The cliff is 4Uft sheer dpwft at the place where the accident occurred, and deceased must have been killed instantaneonsly. About 11.30 Mr H. M’Kenzie and his brother heard a man in a paddock near the plaee talking as ff to a horse, but they thought nothing of the circumstance, and paid no attention to it. In the moroiog Mr David Gray informed hia father, Mr John Gray, that a horse with a saddle on was wandering about on the beach, and Mr J. Gray went over to the place and found de. ceased lying on his face at the foot of the cliff, quite dead. There was a good deal of blood on the stones, deceased’s face and head being much cut. There was no trace of a struggle on the top of the cliff, and hot a horse and rider had gone over the precipice, the horse being little injured. Deceased s watch had stopped at 11.40, having been crushed by the fall. The cliff was a short distance away from the road. Deceased was a single man, in good circumstances, find had resided at Pukenri for many years, •He was a member of the Waitaki Road Board, wid at the last meeting of tho Board had discussed the advisableness of fencing along the cliff for &o safety of travellers.

The principal papers in the current number of the ‘ Monthly Review' are the conclusion of (I Jfr Grossman’s articles on ‘ The. Nature and k Future of Party Government m Now /calami, 1 snd the .continuation of Mr Barclay’s articles ‘Our Defer-®® B -’ The first mentioned denlores the mischiefs that such creatures of the democracy as the ‘‘boss ? o!itiicians or the “ caucus manager ” have been aisle to work, and expresses the hope that they may never be successfully acclimatised here. He disputes thepiea of necessity for criticising measures put forward by the windbags of the Legislature, a»d thinks that if .<A» wings of such wore clipped by the contrivance of sopje process of selection, the time and money of tlm country would he saved, and the annual crop of ‘ innocents ” materially lessened. The necessity for legislative reform is strongly urged, but, ouds essayist - “Before all reform must come destructive criticism. Construction fu the real work of the statesman; but the ground muar be cleared first. The great features of modern civilisation—the feare/iaed complexity of industrialism, and the _ rise of Democracy—are here as prominent as in ihe older world. Nor are the difficulties to be met less grievous, But we have at least to guida us the experiences of ifcfcose nations who havs already begu# to i nass through their years of trial. If we ignore the terrible examples before our eyes { if we pow.er drift into the hands of the dole- * o' and tie trpmp; if our colonial finances are to takd tho ohirf.ctttt’ of wiM-cat sharebroking’: H our councils fire divided into fictitious parties, aad thftir tawayed by the self-interest which must needs M of public reward; if wo sit by these things arc done, then W trayed our tract, and on us will rest the k-unwi of the hard and bitter fate which- so It Is written in the world’s awials-must fall on such a land.” Mr Barclay writes tho confidence of an expert, and tells our Detem;? Department some unpleasant truths, M‘Donnell diaepnrses on congenial t o P' cß . a “ < | Mr Alpetfl ;lw > j&fp on ■ Ibpena Soo,al Dramas.'

A notiee to members of the Masonic Order, E.(J. and S.C 1 ., appears in this issue, Special meeting of Tailoresses’ Union in Y.W.O.A. Rooms on Tuesday evening. No. 3 Loyal Orange district unanimously decided to take port in tho procession at the opening of tho Exhibition. A public meeting in connection with the anni versary of the Dundas street Primitive Methodist Sunday School will be held in tho church to-morrow.

The employer of Messrs T), Ben jamin and Co. preeenti d Mr I*. Isaac-* with an address and sets nf silver fi nit :.n t fi-.h kniv* and forks P.s a

The Si'i'd.'iy .iclioiil in Cv>mi*'-cti»i. nifch tile Primitive Methodist Ohurcli, Dundas street, e; U-hmtcd tl’.eir anniversary yesterday. The services, which, were well attended, were conducted by the Rev. Mr .1 fir; ton in the morning, Rev. Dr Stuart in the afternoon, and Rev. Mr Hudson in the evening. The installation of W.M. and investiture of officers of Lodge Hiram, No, 2,008, E.C., take place to-morrow evening, in the Freemasons’ Hall, Cargill road. The R.W.D G.M. will conduct the ceremony, and officers and members of other lodges are invited. A reunion will bo held in tho Caversham Hall at 9,30 p.m. Mr Pearson Stubbs, of this City, has taken out a patent for a simple but useful contrivance —viz., a button-fastener. Buttons with shanks only can be used. The shank is thrust through a hole in the cloth, leather, or whatever material it is intended to uso; the fastener, constructed of steel, is thrust through the shank of the button, which is then drawn back. The contrivance may be the means of obviating the difficulties sometimes experienced when a button sewn with thread carries awaj.

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The Evening Star MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1889., Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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The Evening Star MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1889. Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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