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The Evening Star MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1889.

After seventeen or eighteen attempts Riverton has at lust secured a mayor, Mr John Petchell having been elected.

The Balclutha School Committee declined to give mid-winter holidays, but will grunt leave of absence to any teacher desin us of attending the meetings of the Educational Institute.

The body of a man was found one day last week at Serpentine. From the information to hand, the ‘Mount Ida Chronicle’ learns that the remains were discovered by a party of rabbitters, and are supposed to be those of George Reid, who, it will bo remembered, was lost in the snow last winter, and of whom, although a thorough search was made, no traces were discovered. The body was found about four miles from the hut formerly occupied by Mr Reid. The civil sittings of the Supreme Court commenced this morning. Two summoned jurymen—Messrs Percival Clay Neill and Patrick Fagan—were fined two guineas each for non-attcndanco. The first case set down for hearing was that of M'Eachcrn v. Mee, for which a common jury of four was cmpamelled, but counsel in the ease at that juncture intimated that it had been settled by mutual agreement. The case of ITarty v. Marr having been previously fixed for to-morrow, the Court stood adjourned till then.

The funeral of the late Mr H. E. Pizey yesterday afternoon was very largely attended. The Druids mustered strongly—over 150—most of the town and suburban lodges being well represented. The Druidical arrangements were under the personal superintendence of D.P. Moss, who was assisted by all the P.D.P.s of tho district and others. At All Saints’, with the choir of which deceased was connected for a number of years, there was a choral service, conducted by the incumbent (the Rev. A. R. Filchett), and at the grave the Rev. W. Ronaldson officiated, while the Druidic funeral service was read byA.D. Carr, of Ivanhoe Lodge. There was a large attendance of the officers of the bank to which deceased was so long attached.

In his address to his constituents at Christchurch last week, Mr Reeves, as a proof of the necessity for correcting the false impressions that exist at Home regarding the colony, spoke as follows Only the other day I was reading an account of the colony in a leading English newspaper. There it was stated that one of tho principal features of tho colony was the exceeding badness of its roads; another was the number of its working men who regularly earned L.'i a week and spent L2 a week in drink. —(Laughter.) A third was its Maori chiefs, who kept their carriages ,md had English servants in livery. —(Renewed laughter ) I have seen it stated in a prominent English magazine that the disease of leprosy was rife in tin’s colony, and I have seen in a big Loudon newspaper that thousands of Mormons resided here.— (Laughter.) Only the other day we saw in the English newspapers that Now Zealand had originally been a penal colony'.

Lodge St. Andrew, S.C., meet in the Masonic Hall to-morrow evening. Meeting of the North-cast Talley Mutual Improvement Association to-morrow evening. The anniversary soirda of the Dundas street Primitive Methodist Church will be held tomorrow evening.

A tea meeting and dramatic entertainment in connection with St. Mark’s Church will he held in the Volunteer Hall, Green Island, on Friday evening.

There were nine admissions to the Dunedin Hospital last week a»d sixteen persons were flirchmgcd. There arc now ninety-one inmates in tho institution.

The Mayor, in compliance with a requisition, has called a public meeting for this evening, in the Rattray street’ Ha'l, which is tho only available place, to discuss the Triangle question. Tho first of the afternoon laundry lessons at tho Yonng Women’s Christ s au Association Rooms, Moray place, was held on Friday at throe o’clock, when a very good lesson was given to between seventy and eighty ladies.

A limelight entertainment is to bo given in the Linden Wesleyan Church on Wednesday evening.

The fortnightly meeting of the Otago Univtraily Debating Society was held on Friday night in Professor Shand’s c’oss room, Mr Fpencer occupying the chair. There was a good attendar ce of members and visitors. The reading was given by Mi-s White and Mr Macdonald, who rendered tho dialogue between Rosalind and Orlando from ‘As You Like It,’ act iii., scene 2. The debate on the advisability of abolishing the University! inaugural ceremony was then opened by Mr M Nab in theaffirmative, supported by Mr Fullarton, Mr Mouat, who led on the opposite aide, maintained that the ceremony should be retained in a humorous speech that was productive of much laughter. An animated discussion ensued, in, which Messrs ■Sidey, Morgan, James, Gillies, Fooks, Mullin, and Macdona’d took pa'it, Messrs M‘Nab and Mouat then summed up. and on a vote being taken it was decided by an overwhelming raajo ify that the ceremony should be retained. On Friday night the Pac'fic Lodge, 1.0.0. T., celebrated thiir first anniversary by a social meeting in the Wcs'cyan Church, Cargill road. Bro. Morrison occupied the chair in the absence of Mr Wardrop, who was announced t6 preside, but who was unable to be present because of sickness in his family. The newly organised Temperance Mission Brass Band turned out for the occasion, this being their first public performance. Several selections were played outside before tho commencement of tho meeting, and two items were contributed during the evening. For a first appearance tho performances wore very creditable, and tho band promises to supply a much needed aid to temperance work in Dunedin and suburbs. Tho Chairman reported that tho lodge had made satisfactory progress during the year. It started with fourteen members and now numbers forty four. The lodge meetings had been well attended, and bad been made interesting and instructive. Several songs and recitations were rendered, and the meeting addressed by the Rev. J Sharp and Mr J, W. Jago. During a break in tho programme refreshments were served by brothers and sisters of the lodge, and altogether the meeting was luocessful and on joyablo. There was a very good attendance.

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The Evening Star MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1889., Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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