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It la- understood that tho Rev. L. J. Harrison has resigned the pastorate of th'e Hebrew congregation, having decided to remain in England,

Mr A. Thomson, J.P., presided at the Port Chalmers Police Court this forenoon. A first offender for drunkenness was fined ■ss, with the usual alternative.

Additional subscriptions to the Victoria Children's Ward :—Collected by Miss Tattie Fraser, St. Clair (including Mr J. P. M. Fraser £2 2s, and Mr Fenwiek 10s 6d), £3 2s 6d ; Mr James Brown, Springbank, £5.

The admissions to the Dunedin Hospital last week numbered twenty - five, and twenty-three were discharged, leaving 104 inmates ia the institution on Saturday. There Were two deaths during the week (Christopher Dalziel and Mary Anne Cullen).

The Couucil of the New Zealand Band Association have called for a new billot for the election of judge for the coming contest from the four nominees remaining ou the list. These are Messrs Baeyertz (Dunedin), Schwartz (Wellington), TrusECil (Auckland), and Wishart (Dunedin), We are informed that the Council of the University have nob finally adopted the concrete wall scheme. The original survey of 18To has been revised and verified, showing that a Very large quantity of soil has been washed away. When the co3t of replacing this soil and of building the proposed wall has been ascertained the matter will then be dealt with by the Council. Mr Justice Williams said this morning that he was going to Wellington to attend the sittings of the Court of Appsal next week, and that the sittings, which began on the 11th October, would probably last three weeks or four. Under these circumstances, His Honor fixed the Bth November for the next sitting in Bankruptcy, remarking that if he wa3 not then back an adjournment could be made to the 22nd.

After Mr Justice Williams had given judgment this morning in Robertson's case the Hon. W. D. Stewart asked for a certificate lor second counsel. His Honor replied: " I don't know about that. Mr Travers appeared by himself, single handed, against the Bar. It was a case of Athunatins contra mundum. You may be entitled to solicitor and client costs, but I will just now allow party and party costs, without second counsel."

The private secretaries to the Ministers and a few other Wellington friends gave a social on Saturday evening to welcome back Mr W. Crow, private secretary, who accompanied the Premier to England. The latter was present, and in the course of a short speech warmly eulogised Mr Crow for the manner in which he had performed his arduous duties during a very busy time in Lcndon.

At the inquest on a young lady who died at Palmerstcn North last week the evidence showed that she had ten teeth drawn, three applications of methylene being made by a doctor. Just a3 the operation ended the young lady collapsed, and though the services of a second doctor were obtained all efforts to restore animation were fruitless. After hearing medical evidence the jury returned a verdict of " Death from paralysis of the heart caused by the inhalation of methylene.''

The monthly meeting of the Kaikorai School Committee was held on Friday night-, Mr Mathcson iu the chair. The headmaster _ reported that the numbers on the roll were : Boy 3 400, girls 379 ; total, i(9. The average daily attendance was: Boys 362, girls 3.32; total. 714. The 740. The Visiting Committee reported that everything connected with the school was in a satisfactory order. Messrs Duncan and Moir were appointed Visiting Committee for the ensuing month. The new filter bed at the foot of Beach street, St. Clair, seems to be answering satisfactorily. A three-parti ioned brick pit holds the filtering material, and from this the water runs clean-looking and apparently innocent of smell on to tho beach. We understand that tho cost of the experiment was about £4O, and that if it is absolutely successful, whioh icsima highly probabls, another filter bed of the tamo kind but larger will bo made to carry tho sewage water from tho Forbury road catlet on to the beach. The Civersham Council's trial of thiß system will be watched with interest by other borougha. By request Mr John Wilkinson gave his excellent lecture on * China and the Chinese' in theHowestreetHallon Fridaynight. Two hundred people were present. About sixty views of China were put upon the screen by the aid of a powerful magic lantern, manipulated by Mr Thomas Morris. Both old and young were deeply interested and instructed. Mr Timothy Loie, who has been engaged to act as locum lenens during the Rev. A. Don's absence, sang in Chinese the hymn ' Only trust Him'; Mr William Chin also sang, and both played on Chinese musical instruments. On the motion of Mr D. Wright a hearty vote of thanks was cheerfully accorded "to all the gentlemen named. The R-sv. Mr M'lntyre and his office-bearers were alao thanked for the use of their hall.

The fourth annual social of the Star Football Club was held in the Choral Hallon Friday night, when close on 120 couples were present. The gallery was crowded with onlookers, who could not have been but greatly pleased with the splendid decorations and general arrangements for the social. Messrs D. Cameron, A. Walker, J. King, and R. Bennett efficiently performed the duties of M.C.s. The grand march was led by Mr David Torrance (president of the club), and the forming cf a star on the floor prior to the march looked very pretty. The music supplied by Messrs Himmel and Beath, the catering by Mr S. Lean, and decorations by Mr J. Sutton left nothing to be desired. The Committee Messrs A. Walker, E. Rowlatt, J. King, D. Cameron, R. Bennett, D. M'Laren, and Charle3 Harris (secretary)—deserve every credit for the excellent manner in which the social was conducted. Dancing was kept up with great vigor until the early hours of the morning, and the social was closed by the singing of ' Auld lang syne' by all present, with three cheers for the Committee. In the Howe street Hall to-morrow evening the Rev. D. Dutton will deliver a lecture on ' Comets and Meteors.'

There will be no meeting of the Otago Institute this evening, owing to Dr Hoc!;en having been prevented by his recent illness from preparing his promised lecture. AVe would remind our readers of the benefit entertainment to be tendered to Mr Con Buckingham at the Princess's to-night. An excellent programme has been provided for the occasion.

The box plan of the Princess's Theatre in connection with the Bo3cius Dramatic Society's performances on Friday and Saturday next in aid of the free public library fund was opened at the Dresden Pianoforte Companj 's office this morning, and it is satisfactory to note the large number of seats already booked. To avert the inevitable crush attendant on the society's entertainments, tho management have decided to strictly limit the sale of dress circle tickets to the number of seats available, and to ensure comfortable seats early booking on the part of intending patrons is absolutely essential.

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Evening Star, Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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Evening Star Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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