MEETINGS & ENTERTAINMENTS
AUCKLAND GT7MI>IGOERS' UNION. The usual general nionlthly meeting of the above union was lield at ißtiakaka on the 2+fh inst. The president (Sir. F. McDougall) occupied the chair. Tli-e secretary Reported that at q special meeting held on tine 9th lust. It was d'Mjlded that delegates representing the various branched of the union should meet In eonferen-ee at the Union Chambers, 33. Swanson-etreet, Auckland, to dismiss matters of the utmost Importance relative to the kauri gum Industry, and also 'the general TrfAvy at the union. Imitations bare been , sent to all members to attend, also to the following M.P.'s: Messrs. Stnllworthy, Reed, Mander, Glover, Baume, end Poole. The next general monthly meeting of branches will be held at Ruaknka 6u April 28, 1909. The •union Intend to ask the Government agadn to stop the Influx of aliens from over-run-ning the guorflelds of the 'northern peninsula, and should tie gumflelds requdT>e more popiilation, to replace them—the alleiie British .peoplt, wno will, when the time arrives, be more suitable for 'recruits to man a batbleslrlp than the thousands—two thousand, 1 believe—of all classes nf aliens from S.E. Europe, -wiio are mostly antlBrlttsJi.—OWalpu -Correspondent.) COURT PRIDE OF ONEHUNGA, A.O.F. The fortnightly meeting of Court Frlde of 'Onehimga. Xo. 52C1, A.0.F., was held last night, and was well attended. Bro. D. Ilyanlason, C.R., presided, and he was accompanied on the dais by the District Executive. Upon the arrival of the District Executive, and visitors from other courts, they were received with the Foresters' Fire. The Ouehunga Court having won Mr A. M. Myers' tug-of-war cup outright, the trophy was presented to the winners by Bro. Trice, D.C.R., while each, member of the team received a gold medal. Bro. JEUeese, C.R., on behalf of Court Victoria, next presented Court Pride of Onehunga with a life-like enlargement of Immediate P.D.C.R. Bro. R. A. Kent. Following on this the tug-of-war team presented their captain, Bro. Fred. C. Marks, with, a silver teapot. After the dispoenl of routine business two new members were Initiated, making nine for the year now ended. The energy displayed by Bro. J. J. Shaidrick, P.D.C.R., secretary, and other officers in abtaihlng new members, has brought Court Pride of Onehunga to be one of the strongest courts in the Auckland district.
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