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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1889.

A meeting of employes of various firms of the City was held in the Coffee Palace last night, when it was agreed to form an early closing association. A committee, consist Ing of Messrs Howard, Chinn, Bellett, Buraard, and Millar, was elected to arrange for a larger meeting and to draw up a basis upon which to work.

The criminal cessions at Oamaru opened and closed yesterday before Mr Justice Williams. There were nine .charges against Michael Morgan and James Anderson for house-breaking and larceny. On .one of these the accused were convicted after tried, and they then pleaded guilty on two others, and the Crown Prosecutor entered a nolle prosequi in the remainder. Anderson was sentenced to seven years’ and Morgan to five years’ imprisonment. Thomas Cooper pleaded guilty to forget y, and was placed under probation for a year. Ah Goon, a Chinese, for house-breaking, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, and Thomas Rooney got two years’ imprisonment for ■forgery. The montfely meeting of the Dunedin Horticultural Socic&y was held last evening, Mr P. M‘Gregor presiding. The resignation of Mr Dick as a member of fae (Committee was received with regret. Mr T. H-. &i(ley was appointed treasurer, and Mr,G. E. Ward a member of the Committee, (Arrangements were made for the spring show and ■judges appointed. Messrs Gordon Bros, and Mr H, Matthews exhibited some pot plants and .cut blooms which weqe greatly admired. Messrs Gordon Bros;’ collection qpmpriced some polyanthus narcissus ,{a covelty), ompbalodes wernutn, etc, Resiftes a grown specimen of primula oficonjpa qpd other plants, Mr H, Matthews exhibited a new species of acephylla, found by hfai fa the Hollyford Valley.

At the adjourned meeting of the High stifpols Board of Governors, held yesterday, it wf-d decided to offer for lease, in four lots, fn Duned ffl on December 4, the Strath Tafcri present numbered 213 and 206. A letter jyas received from Dr Belcher stating that he had sent out circulars to parents n the establishment of a music school in connection xv£th the Boys High School, and that be was willing to co-operate with a committee ia the matter of having such a school established. The tender of Walter Blaokie was accepted for the right to mine coal on Run 171, Wyndham. A letter was received from Miss Grant tendering her resignation as teacher of English in the Girls’ High School, _ The refifgnation was accsptoJ, and the chairman requested to convey to Miss the appreciation of the Board for her services. At Ashburton a considerable amount of damage was dope £y the gale. One of the end walls, of the Boy?’ fligh School, a brick building, fell out owing p} |he vibration of !the building. A Catholic in course of construction at Methven is reported to have been demolished. A good deal of .fyVo roof of the N.Z.L. and M,A._ Company a 1 store was blown off, and the main streat was littered with sheets of galvanised iron. Blacksmiths’ ahops at Tinwald and Wakanni were ww-ksd, and also a gram shed on the Wea(eisxld station, Mapy chimneys were blown (fay/p, and some windows in shops and mapy ip.p*?yete houses were blown in. Some paudoqjyi of late, sown wheat, where the grain had sufficient roots to hold, have beep the soil down to the bottom of ,j)l<fagh being faownclean away.

There was a crowded house at the Princess's last night, when ‘ New Babylon ’ was repeated. Many persons had to be content with standing room. The play will be repeated to-night.

The Christchurch ‘ Press ’ has been informed that the bench of bishops have accepted Bishop Harper’s resignation, to take effect on 31st March next, and that the Bishop of Nelson, as senior bishop, has instructed the Dean of Christchurch, as commissary, to convene the clerical and lay members of the Synod for the election of Bishop Harper’s suceessor. The monthly meeting of the Kaikorai School Committee was held last evening ; present—Messrs Duncan (chairman). Archer, Fraser, Carlton, Moir, and Stout, The head-master’s report showed the attendance to be on the increase, the number on the roll being—Boys, 333; girls, 290; total, 623; while the number in actual attendance yesterday was 596. The inspector’s report of the annual examination showed the school to be in an extremely satisfactory condition, the percentage of passes being particularly high. A vote was passed congratulating the head-master on the very satisfactory position the school had attained. Messrs Fraser and Moir were appointed Visiting Committee for the ensuing month.

Lodge Otago Kilwinning, 5.0., meet to-mor-row evening.

Officers are reminded that the instruction class by Major will meet to-morrow (Thursday) evening, at eight o’clock. Adjourned annual meeting of subscribers to the Macandrew Memorial fund ia the new Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday next. A sale of work in aid of the funds of St. Mary’s Church will be held in the Temperance Hall, Mornington, on Thuiaday and Friday. The programme appears in this issue of a concert to bo given in All Saints’ Schoolroom to-morrow evening in aid of the funds of North Dunedin Church. In addition to the vocal solos and part songs, Miss Oolvill aud Mr G. H. Schacht will contribute instrumental selections.

A meeting of the Committee of Management of the Hanover street Free Beading Room was hold on Monday evening. After the ordinary business was transacted the treasurer reported the receipt of a cheque for L 8 la 8d from the Hanover street Young Men’s'Society, being the net proceeds of the concert held in aid of the funds of the reading room. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the above society for their kindness. The average daily attendance at the room was reported to be over 100, and the conduct of hose attending good. A pleasant evening was spent at the Moray place Congregational Church Hall last evening by those who attended the Pioneer Lodge, 1.0. G.T., invitation concert. The Chief Templar, Bro. R. N. Adams, occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance. Mr Faulkner, organist of Trinity Wesleyan Church, presided at the piano and played two solos, which were much appreciated. He also played, with Mr White, an organ and piano duet. The other performers were Miss M, Hunter, Miss Tiney Churchill, Mr Wilkinson, and a few members of the Juvenile Temple. Mr D. Gain delivered an address on 'The Fashionableness of Temperance.’

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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1889., Issue 8009, 11 September 1889

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The Evening Star. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1889. Issue 8009, 11 September 1889

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