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The Evening Star MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1897.

Additional subscription to tho Victoria Children's Ward:—Mr William Brown, £lO. Mr A. Thomson, J.P., presided at ; the Port Chalmers Police Court this forenoon. John Seaborn, 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 Caver3ham 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, Cavanagb,, Olson, and Christie carried out the duties of M.C.s in a first-class manner. Mr Yates's" baud sup. plied the music, and Mr Lean catered. Several songs were given, and added considerably to the enjoyment of the evening. There was a fairly numerous attendance downstairs at the Princess's Theatre on Saturday night, and the presence of the- " interpro" footballers in the. circle materially increased the numbers in that portion of the faou3e, when the Roscius Dramatic Club gava a second performance of the Drama 'Fate's Deoree.' Of the ladies who took part, Miss Kitty Blaney certainly was the moat successful. Miss Roße Blaney and Miss Hahlon 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 succeas of the piece. Messrs Irvine, Willcocks,' and Saniels met with more or less success 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 so as to allow Scripture lessons to bo given in the primary Bchpolsjis.part of k the colonial educational system, was lost by 5 votes to 4.

Tho Supreme Court sat until, eleven o'clock on Saturday night in order to finish the trial of Stnilh v. the Presbyterian Church Board of Property. A Saturday sitting of the Court has never before extended to so late an 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 art of organ building, the whole <f the new instrument, mnh the exception of the metal pipes, having betn manufactured :n the colony. In addition to the items on the programme Jude's ' Trumpet march' will be given as at outgoing voluntary. The annual meeting of the Dunedin Jewish congregation, for the purpose of receiving the treasurer' 3 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 latter's duties, Mr Justice Williams leaves Dunedin on Thursday for Reef ton, there to preside at a silting of the Court of Arbitration, the business beiDg consideration of an industrial dispute between the Consolidated GoldfieldaCompany, 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 Inaugahua 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 (says the ' Lyttelton Times') one of those adventurous spirits who laid the foundations of the Canterbury settle- | ment, and, until failing health relaxed his efforts, he took a prominent part in the affairs of hia adopted country. Arriving in one of the first ships, he took up the Highfield run, where he resided for some time, but afterwards moved to Stock Grange, in the Mocraki district, which he represented in Parliament. Mr Lee was also at one time.a member of the Provincial Council. In the early days of racing Mr Lee took a keen interest in, and owned Nourmahal, which won various races. 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 day 3 ago. A man named Thomas Piank was charged in February last witli 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 station in August last. On this charge a verdict of " Not guilty " was returned, and the Probation Officer then asked the Chief Justice whether he was to consider that PUnk 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 tho Salvation Army Barracks thi3 evening Velayutham (late of India) will give illustrations rf 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 on Thursday evening in the City Hall, and not on Wednesday evening in the Ohoral Hall as previously adverti-;eJ.

Ladies or gentlemen suffering from weak or falling hair should consult A. M. Heady, hairdresser, etc., Princes street (opposite Bonk of Wew Zealand). Niue years' London experience. —[Aijvt.] Exhibitors at the Dunedin Horticultural Society's show on Wednesday are reminded that entiies for all classes close this evening at the Cafe Continental or Pryor's. As all exhibits can be taken right into the implement hal 1 , there will be no ii<k of damage. Mr Harry Norman, s*age manager of the Bland Holt Company, arrived hy the Tarawera ycsteiday ; Miss Watsou, Miss Ross, and Mr Coagrove 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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