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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1889.

The total number Df Masonic lodges which have now declared in favor of the United movement is eighty-seven. The ’delegates meet on Wednesday next. The Rev. Father Lynch received a letter from Most Rev. Bishop Moran last evening stating that he had taken passage for himself and party in the Orizaba, timed to leave on the 17th August. The Bishop should reach Dunedin ou the Bth October.

The dog belonging to James Bradford, who was murdered at Waitahuna about,the 20tb of May, mysteriously disappeared a few days after Bradford was missed, and has now turned up in tho possession of Mr Livingstone, a farmer at Waitahuna, whose sons found the dog while out rabbiting some two months ago. A’Oo'rrespondent of the American journal '‘Science’ states that about fifty towns in the United States use brick for paving the streets, and some have used it for as long as fifteen years. Common building brick is quite unfit for the purpose, as it soon shows the effects of wear, but good hard brick always gives satisfaction. No paving material is equal to it except granite blocks, and it costa only a third ot the latter. The most suitable bricks are those made from the common yellow-joint clay, having a large percentage of silicate and iron. The Athen.'eam Committee’s monthly meeting was held yesterday evening, when there were present—Messrs J. 6. Moody (in the chair), J. R. Sinclair, J. A. Barr, W. S. Fitzgerald, D. Reid, jun., W. M, Bolt, D, White, W. M‘Adam, W. B. Harlow, and Dr Colquhoun. The House Committee reported that the alterations recommended at last meeting were being carried out. The suggestion book was gone through, and a number of books ordered. Among the works to be obtained are twelve volumes of the ‘ Dictionary of National Biography.’ The monthly meeting of the Otago Beekeepers’ Association was held on Monday evening at the office of Messrs Royse, Smith, and Co., about a dozen members being present. As it was the first meeting of the new Committee most of the evening was taken up with a discussion as to the best means of popularising the meetings of the association and furthering the objects for which It was formed. A meeting of members and otheft Interested in beekeeping will in future be held on the second Monday evening of each month, notice of which Will be duly advertised. At these meetings papers will be read, objects of interest to the craft exhibited, and questions Which shall have been put to a preViolls meeting, or to the experts during the interval, will be answered, and discussion invited thereon. Messrs Brickell, Morris, and Thompson were appointed referees to answer questions; stamped envelopes to be •enclosed if reply is required before the next monthly meeting. Grange Oriokot Club’s annual meeting at Cotter’s Hotel on Thursday evening. All journeymen painters are requested to meet in the Coffee Palace to-morrow evening, when representatives from other unions will attend. At Bt. John’s Hall, Roslyn, on Thursday evening, an entertainment (concert and farce) will be given in connection with the Literary and Social Club. The Dunedin Engineers’ annivcrsaiy ball will bo held in tho Garrison Hall ou Friday evening. The programme commences with the grand march at nine o’clock, and tho Committee are making every arrangement to ensure the sticccas of the evening. Messrs Wise, Gallia, and Co. have sent us copies of Whitcombc and Tombs’s rough diaries, which are in every way equal to any of the imported ones, and are besides full of local information that will be found very serviceable to business men, Tho bazaar to be held in Great King street Congregational Church will be opened to-morrow evening at 7.80 by His Worship the Mayor. Tho programme, which appears in this issue, should attract a largo audience, Mr Dickey is to give ono of his popular ventriloquial entertainments during the evening. Tho charge for admission includes bazaar, concert, ami ventriloquial entertainment. In order that steps may be taken with as little delay as possible to collect money to aid the London strikers, His Worship the Mayor has agreed to convene the public meeting on the subject for this evening, and accordingly it will be held at the Choral Hall at o'ght o’clock. Among the speakers will be Messrs Lea Smith, R. H. Leary, J. B. Oallan, Sligo, G. Fenwick, and H. Warner. It is hoped that there will be a large and representative attendance. The ladies of tho Kaikorai Literary and Debating Society gave an entertainment at the Kaikorai Church yesterday evening. The novelty was that the whols of the items on the programme wore rendered by ladies, and that the meeting was conducted by a lady, Miss Bannerman giving every satisfaction as presiding officer. A lengthy programme was gone through, and some capital selections given, to a large and highly appreciative audience. Mr James Stewart was tho recipient of a maible clock from a number of his friends in the Kaikorai Valley yesterday evening. Mr R. Bcntham occupied the chair, and in makincr the presentation referred to the many sterling qualities that had characterised Mr Stewart’s actions. They also handed over to him a handsome gold brooch for his intended. A very pleasant evening was spent, a number of toasts being honored and some capital songs given. The clock bore the following inscription; —“ Presented to Mr James Stewart by a few friends on the occasion of his marriage, September Oth, 1889."

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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1889., Issue 8008, 10 September 1889

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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1889. Issue 8008, 10 September 1889

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