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The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1889., Issue 8054, 2 November 1889
The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1889.
In this week's supplement there is a continuation of the series of articles commenced last week, specially compiled for our youthful readers, correspondence, our London Letter, and a continuation of our serial tales.
Mr E. C. Latter has resigned the Official Assigneeship for the North Canterbury dis trict.
The Melbourne ' Daily Telegraph ' says: —" Were it not for the city railways there would be a yawning yearly deficit in the railway system." The Wellington ' Press' understands that ifr Eobert Parker has received word from Mr Santlcy, the famous English baritone, to the effect that ho will be in Wellington en route for Christchurch in January. The Works Committee of the City Council have accepted the tender of Messrs J. Ellis and Co. for L 360 for removing house dust and refuse in the City during the next year. A number of other tenders for various works have been referred to the City Surveyor to deal with. In addressing a public meeting on the subject of colonial pauperism, Mr O'May, a member of the Auckland Charitable Aid Board, advocates abolition of thp boards and the establishment of a system of local control with enough committees to distribute funds and watch imposture.
The question of whether the deficiency and charges on the conversion loan have to be provided out of current revenue has been set at rest i/y information received by the Government from the agents for the inscribed stock to the effect that they had created ample stock to provide for costs and charge?.
The only business at the Port Chalmers Court this forenoon was a claim of 20a for clerical assistance preferred by W. Budge against the Dunedin Cooperative Meat Company. Mr Platts appeared f.or the complainant, and Mr North for t.ho_ defendants. After hearing evidence, their Worships (Messrs A, Thomson and Morgan, J.P.s.) gave judgment for the amount with costs (LI 4s 6d). Mr Coad again lectured to a large audience in the City Hall last evening. llis mission gains in popularity at each meeting. It will be .continued in the City Hall this evening. Two meetings are advertised for to-morrow— ope in the afternoon, and the other in the evenbg. On Monday Mr Coad gives his farewell address, when he will lecture on 'Billy Bray, fche Cornish preacher.' Mr Coad was personally acquainted with the subject of his lecture, who was a most remarkable man. A very interesting lecture may be expected, and as we are informed a large number of tickets have bejaii already sold, a very large attendance may be looked for. The monthly meeting of fche Port Chalmers District High School Committee was held last evening ; present—Messrs Elder, Cook, Morgan, and Watson. In the absence of Mr Thomson Mr Elder was appointed chairman. Mr Chilton, the rector, wrote requesting that the Couimiitee would pi ovide attendance certificates, and it was resolved to instruct the rector to obtain the same. It was reported that the average attendance for the past month was 580, the number on the roll being 6GO. Mr Gordan wrote rn limelight entertainment in aid of the school funds' It was decided to hold the same on the Bth inst, and the secretary was instructed to write the Corporation aaJtinjj for the use of the Town Hall freo of charge. Accounts amounting to LlO ISa Cdwera passed for payment. Messrs Elder and Morgan were appointed Visiting Committee for the ensuing month, and were requested to interview Mr Moir, bathkecr, to make make arrangements for the school children to use the baths at a cheap monthly rate. At a receut volunteer gathering in England, Lord Wolseley said that, v/ith regard to shooting, what was required wa3 that t|ie bulk of men of a corps should shoot well; that there should be a high average of shooting rather than a small number of men who could hit a bull's-eye at great distances. It was the greatest possible delusion to imagine that shooting at these long distances, and being able to hit a bull's-eye at SOO or 1,000 yard's was a very wonderful military feat, It was interesting from a shooting point of view, but it was no great feat from a military point of view. Military efficiency lay in having a large proportion of average shots in a regiment. Alluding to the new drill, which had just been published, His Lordship said hfl would beg all the students of war, whether volunteer or regular, to take not so much the actual letter "of the book as the spirit whjoh pervades the whojc work from beginning to end. There was a very great difference between the ordinary drill which took place in the barrack yard and the manoeuvres required on the day of battle. What w&s required was that they should keep their faeea very steadily on the enemy, and go straight for him. All thoße wonderful formations which they had hitherto been in the habit of practising were absolutely as useless for war purposes as if the men were to be taught to shoot with the crossbow.
The explanation has been made to 113 officially that Mr J. K. ifumo, son of LieutColonel Hume, has merely been appointed to a sub-lieutenancy in the Defence force, with a view to his being enabled at some future date to take a commission in the Imperial Army. Mr Hume does not receive any increase of salary, as has been implied—in point of fact, he gets less than he did as a clerk in the Resident Magistrate's Court, the office which he has just vacated ; and further, he gets a smaller salary than is paid to the men employed in the Permanent Militia, to which it was proposed to attach him.
Caledonian Lawn Tennis Club meet in Shamrock Hotel on Monday evening. A notice to members of St. Joseph's Branch of the Hibernian Society appears on this page. Taiori Agricultural Societ/a annual show on the grounds, Mosgiel, Thursday, December 2(5.
The annual concert in connection with the Albany street School will be held in the City Hall on Wednesday evening.
A committee meeting of the Masonic Dramatic Club will be held in the Masonic Hall on Monday, November 4, at 8 p.m. Received: Stones" ABC Guido ' for November, which contains several important alterations both in the rail and tram services A clairvoyant entertainment is announced to be given on Monday, the llth inat., and fallowing evening at the City Hall, by Mr Le Cairo (clairvoyant) and Professor J. H. Gerliug (styled the Wizard of the South), who have just arrived from England. Owing tothesuddendisbandment of the Simonsen troup, an opera company lus Veen formed by Mr Walshc and Miss Florence Seymour, two of the principals in the lat> compiny, and they will appear in Dunedin for one night only next week prior to leaving for the West Coast. ' The f3ohemian Girl' will probably be the selection for Dunedin.
One of the most important indu3trie3 of Dunedin is tho Manae street Boot and Shoe Factory, which finds constant employment for over one hundred hands, who can make from 1,000 to 1,500 pairs per week. The proprietor, Mr J. T. Roughton, deserves every succcs*, and the support of the trade for his industry and enterpnic.—[A.nvr.l In our Exhibition Notes last evening, regarding the decoration of the interior of the dome, it was stated that it had been " cnlruntnl to Messrs Willis. Pulstord, and assistants." Ibis is an error. The decoration has been entrusted to Messrs H. S. Fish and Son, the contractors, who hive judiciously obtained the assistance of Mr Willis. Mr Fulsford is not engaged on the work.
We have to thank Messrs Fergusson and Mitchell for specimen sheets of work turned out by their establishment. The printing and des'guiug aro of the highest degree of merit, and must convince tradesmen and others Ihat the typographical establishments in this City are capable cf turning out jobs that will ho'd (heir own for excellence and tastcfulness of workmanship against all comers. The Union Company have just issued a neat leaflet entitled 'Marvels of Maoriland,' which is certain to prove of incalculable service to visiters from England and Australia coming here for the I'xhibition. It is designed to show tin. places that should be visited by tourists, and gives interesting information concerning Mount Cook, the Cold Lakes, the Hot Lakes, the Waitomo Caves, and the West Co-rst Sounds. The ' Marvels of Maoriland 'is even better in design than the celebrated American "foldeis."
A very successful tea meeting and concert was held in Jackman's Hall last night in aid of tho funds of t ; t. Andrew's Church, Ravensbourne. The tables a", the tea meeting were presided over by Mesdames Johnston, b'milh, Hoffman, Brcadbmt, Young, Hawcridge, Portma;;, George, Taifc, and Wirkens, and Misses Minn, Bayhsy, and Withers ; while the concert consisted of vocal and i»stmment3l selections by Mc-damcs Hawcridgo, Youn?, and Fcid, Misses Hienan, Carr, Little (2), and Mf.'MS Jlawciidgc, Little, Barclay, M'Dowal, and Grater. There w..s a large attendance, the Kev. !I horn is Johnston occupying the c'iiiir, and Mr Hawciidge acting as accompanist.
The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1889., Issue 8054, 2 November 1889
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