Our Arrowtown correspondent wires that Dr Henry DonaldsoD was elected Mayor of Arrowtown to-day without opposition. Mr Bennett has been appointed to represent the Rae's Junction and Beaumont districts at the Agricultural Conference to be held in Dunedin on December 3.
The Social Purity Committee, established recently at Auckland, have decided to address tho Minister of Justice, urging that better facilities bo given for suppressing disorderly houses ; that the age of consent be raised; and that a reformatory be established in the district.
Mr E. H. Carew presided at tho Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, and occupied the Bench only for a few minutes. The only case disposed of was one wherein David Ross (of Sydney) sued Edward Harper (of Auckland) for L2B 2s 6d, rent of building at Dunedin leased to defendant, Mr Sim appeared for plaintiff, and after evidence had been given by plaintiff's attorney, His Worship gave judgment for the amount claimed with costs,
An inquiry was commenced at Seacliff Asylum yesterday (before Mr F. R. Chapman, the deputy inspector) into certain charges made by Mr A. J. Bathgate, recently a patient in the institution, against Dr Truby King's administration of it. The complainant, the asylum chaplain, and nine attendants gave evidence yesterday. The inquiry was to have been resumed this morning, but owing to Mr Bathgate's indisposition Mr Chapman granted a remand till tomorrow. Dr King has yet to be called, and Drs Macdonald, Colquhoun, and Coughtrcy will be examined in Dunedin as to symptoms shown by persons suffering from delirium tremens.
A list of the firms which intend closing on Monday instead of Saturday appears in this issue.
A bazaar and sale of work in aid of thesehoo building fund will be held in the hall of the Mornington Presbyterian Church on the evenings of Thursday, Friday, aud Saturday next week.
The fortnightly meeting of the Valley True Blue Lodge, P.A.F.S.A., was held in the lodge room, North-east Valley Publio Hall, last evening; tho W.M. (W. W. Blair) presiding. An official visit from the officers and brethren of the Triumph Lodge was received, and the visitors were accorded a hearty reception. The Sports Committee reported that an unusually large programme had been adopted for this year's annual fete. Arrangements were mado re sending a delegate to the Grand Lodge. The ordinary meeting of the Hand and Heart Lodge (M.U.1.0.0.F.) was held on Tuesday evening in the Oddfellows' Hall, Stuait street, N.G. Bro. T. Mant presiding. There was a large attendance of members present, besides visitors from the Christchurch district. A communication was received from the district re the procession at the opening of tho Exhibition, and it was decided that tho lodge take part therein, and that all those members that can make it convenient bo requested to take part in it. Accounts for L 79 7s (id were passed for payment. D.P G.M. Bro. P. Miller replied on behalf of the district to the third toast. The teccipts of the evening amounted to L 42 15b 0d,.;
Professor Oscar David, assisted by his pupils, will give hiH annual entertainment in the Garrison Hall on Friday evening.
A sale of work in aid of Dr Bernardo's homes will be held in tlio Y.AV.C.A. Hall, Moray place, on Friday, commencing at 2 'Mi.
Tlio train arrangements for Monday a holiday appear in tliia i«ue. Special excursion, 'ticket?! will be wsuod to Sawyer* Bay ain't to tncTaie'ri.
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 8057, 6 November 1889