Clutha Leader, Volume XVIII, Issue 933, 3 June 1892, Page 5
I FROM OUR OYX COKRESPOXDEST.j Tho committee of the Bowling Club held a, speci.-il meeting on Saturday evening, when there were present — Messrs A. Smaill, J. Hislop, W. Shaw, V. Pool, and Jos. Shore. In tha absence' of the vice-president, Mr Jos. Shore v,s voted to the chair. — The following, accounts were passed fur payment : — H. M'Farlaue, Ll2 13s ; W. Carson, LI 17s Gilt was resolved to urge upon members who are in arreas with subscription to pay the same, so as to allow the committee to have a full statement to place before the members. — Mr Smaill moved — " That the annual meeting of members be held in Mr Gray's sample room on Friday, 10th June, at 730. p.m. "—Seconded by Mr Hislop, and agreed to. — The meeting then closed, A Good Templar Lodge was instituted by Bro. Tennyson Smith, S.D.G.C.T., on Thursday evening. Bro. Smith was assisted by Bros. Hogg,.C. T. , and Simpson, Allan, and Kerr, members of " The Hope ofßalclutha" Lodge. The first business was the readmitting of Bros. M. Carson, W. Stephenson, G. Raynes, and A. Findlay, all of whom held clearances from other lodges, after which 31 new members were duly initiated into the Order. After a few minutes, during which congratulations were freely exchanged, and some slight refreshments were partaken of, business was resumed, and the following were duly elected and installed as officers for the first quarter : — C.T., Bro G. Raynes ; secretary, Bro. W. Dixon ; assistant Secretary, Bro. W. Jarvie ; P.C.T. , Bro. M. Carson; V.-T. . Sister It. Wilson; treasurer, Bro. W. Stephenson ; F. S., Bro. T. Middlemass ; chaplain, Bro. Rev. Mr Faii-maid ; M , Bro. Patrick Walsh ; D.M., Sister M. Muir ; 1.G., Bro. G. Tweedie ; 0.G. , Bro. A. Rogers. — Bro. J. James was recommended for the ap- . pointment of D. G. C.T. for the lodge. — Votes of thanks were, accorded to Bro. Smith and others who took part in the ceremonies. — To the secretary (Bro. Dixon) I am indebted for the ; above information: The Castle Hill Company have not yet recommenced sinking operations, and a number of men are therefore out of employment. The water in the shaft is now within 30ft of the surface, and will neces : sitate a few days pumping before any work can be done in the way of sinking. Mr Hayes, late manager of the Castle ■ Hill works, left here tyy train on Tuesday for Winton, where ho will- reside, he hav-. ing received the appointment of general manager of the Hokonui Coal Company. A large number of friends congregated at the station to bid good-bye to Mr and Mrs Hayes, wishing them every success in their new home. Mr Alex. Gray, of Cairnbank nursery, has handed me a sample of his grapce wine, . 1889 vintage, the quality of which is sufficient to account for the very large demand that is made upon Mr Gray's vault by well-known connoiseurs from the commercial citys. ' A four-rroomed cottage, the property of Mr M. Carson, and occupied by G. Edkins, painter, was, destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning. When Mr Edkins awoke the house was completely enveloped in flames, and the utmost difficulty was experienced by the inmates in making their escape. The house was insured in the National for LIOO, and Mr Carson estimates his loss at L 35 over the insurance. Great sympathy is felt for Mr Edkins, who was only insured for LSO in the'saine bffic9, his loss being fylly double this amount, • " '
The 'committee of the Mutual' lmprove-' merit Society held a, meeting on Monday evening, but owing t6' the' small attendance it was decided to adjourn till Thursday' 'evening.' The secretary was instructed to ascertain upon what- terms' the school committee would grant the use of one of the rooms of the old; school' for mvetiugs. - ' ' ' ' " ■