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The Evening Star MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1897.

Additional subscription to the Victoria Children's Ward:—Mr William Brown, £lO. Mr A. Thomson, J.P., presided at-the Port Chalmers Police Court this forenoon. John Seaburn, for drunkenness, was convicted and discharged, and for making use of obscene language was sentenced to seven • days' imprisonment with hard labor. TheCavershamFootball Club and Quadrille Assembly held their annual ball in the Caveraham Hall on Friday evening. The hall was prettily decorated with paper chains, photographs, Chinese lanterns, flags, etc. Nearly sixty couples were present, and dancing was kept up until the early hours. Messrs Bennett, Cavanagh,. Olson, and Christie carried out the duties of M.C.s in a first-class manner. Mr Yates's'baud supplied the music, and Mr Lean catered., Several songs were given, and added con-' aiderably to the enjoyment of the evening. • There was a fairly numerous attendance downstairs at the Princess's Theatre on Siturday night, and the presence of tho "interpro" footballers in the. circle materially increased the numbers in that portion of the house, when the Roscius Dramatic Club gave a second performance of the Drama * Fate's Daoree.' Of the ladies who took part, Miss Kitty Blaney certainly was the moat successful. Miss Rose Blaney and Miss Hanlon were awarded frequent applause. The male characters were also fairly evenly, sustained. Mr James Swan's representation of his part proved very acceptable to the house, and his ■efforts contributed greatly to the success of the piece. Messrs Irvine, Willcocks, and Daniels met with more or less eocceas in .the characters allotted them.

A motion brought before the Wanganui Education Board at their last meeting, urging that the Education Act should be amended bo a? to allow Scripture lessons to bo given in the primary. Bchpols..a3_ part of k the colonial educational system, was lost by 5 votes to 4.

The Supreme Court sat until, eleven o'clock on Saturday night in order to finish the trial of Smiih v. the Presbyterian Church Board of Property. A Saturday sitting of the Court has never before extended to so late ah hour. The findings of the jury were in favor of the defendant Board.

By the fire in George street yesterday morning Mr Robert Watson had the misfortune to lose a number of very fine show fowls, including the champion duckwing bantam of the colony. Mr Watson's valuable dogs, which, by the way, include the well-known Rewi Lad, until recently owned by Mr J. H. Jowitt, were fortunately in a brick building at the rear of the shop, and were uninjured.

At the organ recital to be given in the Moray place Congregational Church tomorrow evening, the public will have a good opportunity of judging "local industry ' in the ait of organ building, the whole c f the new instrument, ■wuh the exception of the metal pipes, having been manufactured :n the colony. In addition to the items on the programme Jude's ' Trumpet march ' will bo given as at outgoing voluntary. The annual meeting of the Dunedin Jewish congregation, for the purpose of receiving the treasurer's report and electing officers, was held yesterday in the vestry of the Synagogue. Mr J. Hyman was reelected president, Mr D. Theomin consented to reappointment as treasurer, and the members elected to the committee were Messrs L. Mendelsohn, R. M. Marks, M. Joel, P. Isaacs, A. L. Isaacs, M. Finker, S. Jacobs, and J. Rittenberg. An unusual function took place at Wanganui last week—namely, the semi-public installation of an inspector for the slaughterhouse of Mr T. Mitchell, a local butcher. Objecting to join in the Corporation abattoir scheme because he had large slaughtering premises of his own, Mr Mitchell asked a committee cf townsmen to select an inspector, he guaranteeing his salary, and the committee volunteering to see that there is no collusion between the proprietor and the inspector in regard to the duties.

Mr Justice Williams leaves Dunedin on j Thursday for Reefton, there to preside at a silting of the Court of Arbitration, the business being cous-idcration of an industrial dispute between the Consolidated Goldfields* Company, the Inkerman Combined Gold Mining Company, the Welcome Gold Mining Company, and the Keep-it-Dark Quartz Mining Company of the one part and the Inangahua Miners' Industrial Union of Workers of the other. On the completion of this business His Honor proceeds from Reefton to Wellington to sit at the Court of Appeal. Mr George Leslie Lee, whose death is reported, was (saya the ' Lyttelton Times') one of those adventurous spirits who laid the foundations of the Canterbury settlement, and, until failing health relaxed his efforts, he took a prominent part in the affairs of iii 3 adopted country. Arriving in one of the first ship 3, he took up the Highfield run, where he resided for some time, but afterwards moved to Stock Grange, in the Moeraki district, which he represented in Parliament. Mr Lee was also at one ume.a member of the Provincial Council. In the early days of racing Mr Lee took a keen interest in the sport, and owned Nourmahal, which won various race?. The deceased gentleman married Miss Fuller, daughter of General Fuller, but leaves no family.

( An interesting point wa3 raised in the Supreme Court at Napier a few days ago. A man named Thomas Plank was charged in February last with having broken into the Mokotuku Railway Station, and was released on probation for seven years. Subsequently he was again arrested for a similar offence at the same railway statiou in August hist. On this eharge a verdict of " Not guilty " was returned, and the Probation Officer then asked the Chief Justice whether he was to consider that Plank had broken his probation. Counsel for the prisoner said that Plank had not broken his probation, seeing that the verdict of the jury in the present case had been one of not, guilty. He therefore contended that the old order" still held good. His Honor agreed with the view that counsel took of the matter.

At the Salvation Army Barracks this evening Velayuttaarn (late of India) will give illustrations of life in India and Ce\lon.

The annual reunion of members of the City and suburban courts, A.0.F., will beheld at the Choral Hall on Wednesday evening. The Star Cricket Club hold their meeting ou Thursday evening in the City Hal], and not on Wednesday evening in the Choral Hall as previously advertkeJ.

Ladies or gentlemen suffering from weak or falling hair should consult A. M. Hendy, hairdresser, etc., Princes street (opposite Bank of New Zealand). Nine years' London experience. -[im.] Exhibitors at the Dunedin Horticultural Society's fihow on "Wednesday are reminded that entries for all classes close this evening at the Cafe Continental or Pryor's. As all exhibits can be taken right into the implement hal\ there will be no ii<k of damage. Mr Harry Norman, s*age manager of the Bland Holt Company, arrived by the Tarawera yesterday ; Miss Watson, Miss Ross, and Mr Cosgrove are on the Talue at Wellington from Sydney ; and the balance of the company reach here by the Monowai on Tuesday. The company open on Saturday in ' One of the Best,' in which our cx-townsman, Mr J. Montgomery, p'ays the part of a Highland rifleman.

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The Evening Star MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1897., Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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The Evening Star MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1897. Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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