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The Evening Star THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1889

f \\*c fcca I :.' lb at the police paid a surprise (| Visir 'ti some c;f the hotels last eight, and I Portly after midnight went Into a licensed house near the Cutting, where they found nnmistakcablo signs of recent card-playing. It is said that in the course of a slight mdie which ensued, the police were interfered with in the execution of fcheir duty ,by tho landlord. A proseuntion is. 'to be the outcome of the visit of the p'eliee. Some time ago t>r Hutchinson, who had been following efs profession in Wellington for many yfcars, grew tired of the worry of : professional life, and decided to tako up *ome bush land and commence farming. News has been received from the doctor in the Taranaki district that he and his family are delighted with their new lifo, and that he cannot understand tho young men of the colony all aiming for thi 'civil Service or banks.

The annual meeting oi the Otago United Shipwrights' Soct'cty was held in tho Young Women's Christian Association Rooms last evon&g. The balance-sheet for tho past year showed a credit balance of Ll6O, and the members' contributions for last quarter amounted to Ll4. Mr J. Pearson was elected president for the ensuing half-year ; Mr I. Isbister, vice - president : Mr J. Henderson, treasurer; and Mr 1?-. Kncwstubb, secretary. A vofti or thanks was accorded to the rctirfag officers. The ' Evening Post,'in an article pressing the ncceastty of establishing a university ccfegcj in Wellington, suggests that it would be a good thing if each of tho four large centres made a specialty of one branch of upper education, and that when a name has been established by one college for special teaching tho others should not rush to try arid outdo it. It instances the medical school of Otago University, e.nd engineering lately established by the Canterbury College. When ft college is opened here it suggests that law should be made the chief subject, Wellington being specially adapted to be recognised as the centre for legal study. Auckland, it thinks, would do well to take up science, especially chemistry, as a leading feature of its curriculum.

Messrs W. Elder and J. Morgan, J.P.s, presided at the Port Chalmers Police Court today, hearing an assault case preferred by Elizabeth Craib against Jane Smith Raeburn. Complainant also asked that defendant should find sureties to keep tho peace. Mr Platts appeared for the complainant, and Mr Fraser for the defendant. The parties are settlers at Broad Bay, and were before the Court some four months ago, when the Bench bound over both parties ; but Mr Platta stated thftt through soine informality the defendant was not bound over, and since then defendant's cattle had been frequently trespassing on tho complainant's land. On October 30, when complainant was about to impound the cattle, the defendant assaulted her by striking her several times with a stick on her arm. There was a cross-action, and the case was not concluded when our despatch left. A charge of larceny against a man named Vfebn and his wife has been occupying the Police Court at Invercargill for three days, and is not yet concluded. The prosecutor, Mr Wallis.'of Morton Mains estate, alleges that accused removed large quantities of hlanftcts, drapery, stores, etc., from the homestead during his absence in Melbourne. The charge, was previously lieiird and dismissed, both of the accused taking advantage of the Criminal Evidence Act of last ficssion to give evidence on their own behalf. Mrs Helm then swore that the bulk of the goods were given to her by Mrs Wallis, since deceased, and that the stores, although the same brands as those on the station, Wore purchased in town. Yesterday, at the conclusion of the case for the prosecution, counsel for Mr Wallis took objection to accused again giving evidence, contending that the provisions of the Act did not extend to a preliminary examination nor to cases before grand juries, and that accused persons could not give such evidence till placed on trial. Mr M'Cnlloch, R.M., said he was inclined to that view himself, but as no ruling had yet been given on the point as raised in the Christchurcb Supreme Court recently he did not think he would be justified in refusing to hear accused.

The annual concert in connection with the Albany street School was held at the City Hall last evening, the proceeds being in aid of the band and picnic funds. Mr P. Fredric presided. The pupils, under the conductorship of Mr J. L. Ferguson and Miss Haig, contributed a number of choruses and recitations ; while a short kindcrspiel entitled ' The Alphabet' thoroughly pleased the audionce. The children, by their intelligent and correct interpretation of what was required, gave their instructors much pleasure, showing them that their labors had not been fruitless. Thode juvoniles who took a prominent part in the entortainmont were Alice Hunter, Mary Armstrong, Lucy Hislop, L. Simon, Thomas Thomson, A. Armstead, J. Renwick, J. Arthur, A. Thompson, B. Findlay, and E. Swincrd. Miss Fredric sang 'The old lock,' Miss L. Treseder 'Never again,' Mrs Stevenson 'The auld Scotch sangs,' Mrs Solomon •Close to the threshold,' Miss Maud Greig 'Bid me good-byo and go,' Mr Robertson 'The fairy Jane,' Mr S. Hunter 'The toilers of the deep,' and Mr J. B. Kirk 'A soldier I would be' Messrs Hunter and Kirk's contributions found great favor with the audience, the performers being loudly encored. Mr J. Stono delivered two recitations in inimitable style, and caused hearty laughter with ' The two torn cats.' The school fife and drum band played two selections in a creditable manner, reflecting great credit upon tho bandmaster, Mr Naumann ; and Masters Naumann and H. and W. Eggcrs received a round of applause for an instrumental trio. Miss L. Treseder acted efficiently as accompanist. The entertainment concluded with the passing of a vote of thankß to Miss Haig, Mr Ferguson, tho children, and the adult performers for their services.

Mr B. G. Allen will stand for the Port Chalmers mayoralty again this year. Special meeting of Tailoresscs' Union at Choral Hall on Friday evening.

The Mayor requests citizens to observe Monday as a holiday in place of Saturday.

Seacliff Amateur Society's sports will be held in the paddock next railway station on Monday. Received : The November issuo of the ' Kailway Penny Guide' issued by the Railway Commissioners.

First general meeting of shareholders of the Dunedin Masonic Hall Company, Limited, tomorrow evening.

The Scymour-'Walßhe Opera Company (late Simonsen's) appear to-night at tho Princess's Theatre in 'The Bohemian Girl.' This will ba their only appearaucc in Dunedin. Wc have received a copy of the ' Otago University Review' for October. As will naturally bo expected, it contains articles that will he read with interest on account of their literary style and critical acumen. We havo not had an opportunity of giving more than a pas-iing glance over its pages, whioh contain papers on 'American Humor,' 'The Eulogy of Kichard JerTorieV and general university iinv.ijim-hiding amusements, correapondfnc, and p-i l<;). Hi.; wt'll printed, melody! in a licit cvw.i, .'.ad published hy the Canton Printing Company.

' liJuatrat'cd Land ami Sea' for this week has ral&vV a fuany cartoou on tlic Exhibition squabble. The Executive are tiying to pacify Mi Meyer, who i.s depicted crying for tho moon. Mr Joulurt 1m jocularly randing liim asuokingbottle, and Mr Roberts is trying to please him with a jumping j;>c!:. Altogether, this week's number i» very interesting. Wc believe tho proprietors intend distributing a largo number of sample copies of the paper throughout the school*!, and the impiiry page should bo a special attraction for boys and girls.

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