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Sales by Auction-To-morrow. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1889.

The Governor visited tho Otira Gorge yesterday. The Presbyterian congregation of Lyttelton have given a call to the Rev. J. H. Mackenzie, of Wallacetown. The Amenities Society have begun work on the Triangle, the bluestone for the base of the fence being now on the ground. At the Port Chalmers Police Court this morning, before Messrs J. Mill and J. R. Monson, J.P.s, Mary Fletcher applied for a prohibition order against her husband. The Bench adjourned the application until December 2. A deputation from tho Good Templars, consisting of Messrs R. N. Adams, J. W. Jago, A. C. Broad, and D. C. Cameron, waited on Inspector Weldon this morning for the purpose of making representations as to the conduct of the liquor traffic. Tho Press were not permitted to be represented. The Wanganui Education Board have revoked their former decision, and resolved to allow their scholarship holders to carry out their studies at St, Patrick's College, Wellington. The same privilege has been extended to female scholarship holders as regards the Wanganui Convent School, pending the erection of a Girls' High School. At the Auckland Police Court yesterday a young man named Heron was sentenced to one month's hard labor by Dr Giles, R.M., for having embezzled several small sums of money belonging to his employer. His Worship declined to bring the case under the nrovi├čions of the Probation Act, as there fiad been a systematic series of offences extending over a period of six mDuttis, combined with falsification of accounts.

Mr J. E. Hume, a son of the Inspector of Prisons and Volunteers, has been appointed sublieutenant in the Defence Department, and will be attached to either the torpedo corps or permanent militia. Jn reply to inquiries, the Minister of Defence states that he is not in possession of full particulars of the appointment, as it was made before he joined the Government, but he understands that it was in accordance with a longstanding promise by the Government. At Balclutha yesterday Donald Cameron, a farm.br at Waiwera, was fined L2 and costs (L 3 10s) for aggravated cruelty to a dog. The animal, whjTc.h was about four months old, was said to have been trespassing in his sheep paddock, and he caught it by the hind legs and swung it round his head, dashing it violently upon some rough stones, afterwards jumping on it in order to break its neck. The Bench cf Justices complimented the Cruelty to Animals Prevention Society for taking up the case, sayiog that it was a pity it was not better supported, as Jhere was great need of it. The fifth meeting of Mr R. Coad's temperance mission wa3 held in the City Hall last evening, when there was a larger audience than at any preceding meeting. Mr Glover occupied the chair. The singing was conducted by the ch.gir of St. Andrew's Church, and a solo was sung by Mr Jfing, Mr Coad's secretary. Among the announcements made was one that on Monday Mr Coad would give his lecture on ' Billy Bray,' which has been so popular in all tho No'rtherp cities; and that this evening there would be t "song service," in which Mr Coad would give illjisprations aud anecdotes of hymns which would then be sung by Mr Brunton's choir.

Politicians of both sides in South Australia are, it is understood, prepared to make certain concessions in regard to trade with the Bister colonies, in order to facilitate the introduction into those colonies of their native wines. Ji'egotliifcionu are now being carried on with Queensland aa to tho adir.usion of Queensland sugar duty trtts Loto South Australian ports ; and there appears to be little doubt that should tho politicians of New Jicilapd express an opinion that it would be advantageous to admit South Australian wines duty free into our porta ; South Australia on her part would be prepared to reciprocate by admitting New Zealahd oat? *ree of duty. This morning's eltting of tho Synod was nigtely occupied in discussing the situation with regard to Chalmers Church, the question coming up by way of memorial. The debate was conducted in a particularly spirited manner, and there were many appeals to the chair on points of At one period there was an animated controversy aa to whether or not an adjournment should be made, and on a vote ))eing taken thirty-nino were found in favor of continuing and thirty-six for an interval, Thoso who desired the continuation, however, appeared to desire this only bscause they wished to have the matter settled by a vote, and the Rev, J. H. Mackenzie was badly received when he attempted to renew the discussion, his remarks being mwtered inaudible by the stamping of feet, which interruption provoked a stern rebuke from the clerk. An outline of the speeches of the leader on each side appears in our report

Annual general meeting of the Mosglel Woollen Factory Company, Limited, in the company's office on the afternoon of November 12. The transfer books will be closed. The preliminary programmo will bo found on our third page of the Otago annual regatta, to be hold in the Lower Harbor on Boxing Day, There are sixteen events agreed upon, including a naval pinnace race. The consecration of the hall of Lodge St. John Kilwinning, No. GO2, 5.0., will take place on Thursday evening. Officers and mombors of the Distrioc Grand Lodges and subordinate lodges, S.C. and K. 0., will meet at tho lodge room, N.E. Valley, at 7.80. On dit that a number of young ladies have formed themselves into a committee for obtaining subscriptions for the purchase of a ohal' lenge cup," to be competed lor by the member* of the Otago Rowing Club. We should think so influential a committee will find no difficulty in collecting the necessary sum.

Tho fortnightly meeting of Leith Lodge, 1.0.0. F., was held in the Albany Btreet Hall on Monday evening. It was resolved to postpone the next meeting for an evening, so as not to interfere with the holiday. Visitors from Pioneer Lodge were present. It was lesolved fco hold a large general meeting some time coxt waek at Rattray street Hal), to make arrangements for thp opening procession on Exhibition day.

The full programme appears in this issue of the Grange Criciet Olub'a concert en Friday evening in the North Dunedin Drillshed. During the evening the prizes won during last season will be presented.

We remind theatre goers that the conceit for the benefit of the opera company chorus takes place to-night, A capital programme has been put forward, and the principals will be assisted by several well-know amateurs. The prioes of admission should tempt a good nvtny people to go, irrespective of the desire to assist a deserving lot of people. The current number of tho ' Presbyterian' contains the opening of an interesting letter from tho Rev. W. Bannerman, who has been inspecting tho Rev. Mr Milne's mission at the New Hebrides. Tho Revs. O. Micholsen and T. Smaill, 8.A., are also heard from. The latter returns to the colony about the beginning of next year to e pouse a New Plymouth lady and take her back to his mission station.

The fifth number of 'Zealandia' is published. It contains a large amount of interesting and useful reading. 'The Mark of Cain lias entered upon its third part; Mss M. J. Fraser contributes a thoughtful article on The Domestic Training of Girls'; Dr A K. Newman, M.H.R., the first number descriptive of the Hot Lakes district; "Annette," in 'Zcalandia's Fair,' describes designs for pretty styles of ladies' dresses; and, under the heading 'Young New Zealand,' Mrs Cotton contributes a very important medical article on ' Headaches.' These are but a few of tho many interesting papers on a variety of subjects, interspersed with sonnet 3, critiques, charades, puzzles, games, etc. The magazine is evidently improving. Mr Braithwaite has sent us a copy of the popular edition of 'Looking Back, a novel dealing with social - economical questions, that has attracted a great deal of notice at Home and abroad. The author says, in his preface: " The object of this volume is to assist persors who, while desirous to gain a more definite idea of the social contrasts between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, are daunted by the formal aspect of the histories which treat of the subject. ... The reader, to whom modern social institutions and their underlying principles are matters of course, may at times find Dr Leeto's explanations of them rather trite; but it must bo remembered that to Dr Leeto's guest they were not matters of course, and that this book is written for the express purpose of inducing the reader to forget for the nonce that they are so to him." Of course, many people would disagree with Dr Leete's speculations, but readers of tho book must admit that they are vigorously and tersely stated.

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Sales by Auction-To-morrow. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1889., Evening Star, Issue 8051, 30 October 1889

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