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The Evening Star. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1889.

To-day's supplement contains a report of the royal marriage, ' Feminine Fancies' by Mertbha, 'Our Lady's Letter from London an int*reat;ng article on ' Young and Old Australia/ ecjro random notes from Melbourne, the report &l the officers of the M.U.1.0.0.F. presented s,fc tho half-yearly meeting at Oamaru to-day, ' Toplos of the Day,' correspondence, etc. At Masterton the Rev. C. Andrews has been fined L2 for a breach of the Rabbit Act In respect to lea Station. Maior Gudgeon, Commissioner of Police, proceeded to the Chatham Islands by the Government ste«,«9r Hinemoa last evening in connection with pltsjng the Permanent Artillery on the islands *9 *«JWt the regular police. At the Wellington Resident Magistr&te's j Court yesterday W. Edwin Bannister, late «lcrj{ in the Postal Department, was com-1 mifcted on two further charges of having defrauded tfce Government by means of money orders, Other starves against the accused were dismissed. Maccabe and Mdlle Umtis. were again greeted, despite the weather, by a rucat enthusiastic audience last evening. To-night 1 the same programme will be given for the lost time, and this evening will be the last opportunity of witnessing the graceful dicing of Mdlle Minnia in the Spanish and HigfelwuJ dances, as in the change of proaramroe premised for Monday and Tuesday (the two laafc nights of the season) Mr Maccabe will SKstoil? the entire role himself; therefore the admirer fit Mdlle Minnia should not neglect this opportunity of seeing her. Mr T. Pratt, M.H.R. for the Southern i Maori district, addressed a meeting of his Native constituents at Rapaki last night. Ho expressed a belief that the work done by Parliament thit, aajsion would be satisfactory to the Natives of botii .islands, particularly as regards Native land and £he Native Land Frauds Prevention Act as amended; likewise in connection with Native land trausf er, whbh the Native members had succeeded in having crranged in a satisfactory fashion. Tho Native £ills had never been so closely watched by tho representatives as now. Ho paid a high eulogy to toe /services rendered to the Natives of tho North «?,d South by Mir j Carroll, whose education and deep interest in their welfare were invaluable to them. He also tbanked Messrs Taipua and Taiffhanga. Ten meeting passed a unauimoHS vote of thanks *nd confidence.

In reference to the loan couvf rsion scheme alluded to in yesterday's .oafebt Jfpws the « eost' states that it is simply the manuring of the arrangements which have hepn id preparation for some time post. Two 5 per cent, loans, amounting together to about L 1.600,000, are just about falling due, and it has been arranged that they shall be eonyerted into a new 3J per cent, issue. The Bank oi England has undertaken to float the new loan at sl, but a private letter received by Dr Mewnjfcffi fr om a . membe r of the Legislature" Who is mw W Lon i»on etates that it is belietttd jt wW X» M at mufi than par, judging from feeling s»«oat the colony's stock. _'l as conversion'will resyvt in a clear saving to the colony of about L24',ow» a year ; and other loans will mature in the the next two or three years which can be aisouarly operated upon,

A very old and respected resident of the Taieri is reported to be missing since Thursday. It is stated that his coat and hat have been found on the banks of the West Taieri River. Searnh bodies have been formed, and will scour the district.

The North Dunedin Hall was fairly well filled last evening, when that old-established lodge Court Pride of the Leith, No. 3 992, A 0 P., celebrated th«».irtw<-.i.vy-?i,iu-rh anni-

.■!*;.!>• by :i Ci.ncwl; uni' iV.. •<■■'. DC.R. i>'•.•. A, S. A;.ia:n*i vv.x; :u Imc c'iuir, r.\:i\ Uviinu fciu* "it.'.i-Veil '■'. '.; iv*.: a 'ilioit. li'-tdl'i-.i?, Tifiirjtirjy out the iui;iibi.'rl<:ss adventitial to bo derived from joining friendly soci>:ti«H, and strongly urging tho:-.e not members to at once become so. A very good concert programme waß gone through, Messrs Dallaß and Wells gaining encores for their comic songs, and Mr Bills for his step dances. Mr T. Chapman contributed a cornet solo very successfully, and Mr Cunningham, besides acting as accompanist to the various singers, gave a piano solo in good style. A dance followed the concert.

Half-yearly meeting of the Colonid Bank will be held on Wednesday afternoon. Practice in connection with the Scotoh entertainment to be given next Friday will be held on Tuesday at 8.15. Mr D. Wright's mission at North Dunedin Church will last all next week, Saturday excepted. Gcueral meeting of shareholders in the Last Chance Gold Miuiug Company at Watson's Hotel on Monday evening. On Monday evening the trains for Pert Chalmers and Mosgitl leave at 10 15 instead of ten o'clock, the occasion being the service of song by Mr Brunton's classes. The members of the Dunedin Amateur Orchestral Society are notified by advertisement that the practice night for next week is altered from Tuesday to Thursday. A grand vocal and instrumental conoertjwill be given in St John's Hall, Roblyn, in aid of the funds of the St. John the Kvangelist Episcopalian Church. A very attractive programme appears in this issue. The quarterly meeting of Linden Lodge, 1.0. C.F., was held on tho 18fch in.9t.; Bro. Lindsay, N.G., in the chair. It was resolved to pay an official visit to Leith Lodge on the 30th inst. Bro. Lindsay was appointed to attend a meeting of delegates to arrange for the proposed Friendly Societies' demonstration at the opening of the Exhibition, Receipts for the evening were L2O 10s Id. The eighth annual anniversary ball of the Loyal Caversham Lodge, MJT.1.0.0.F., was held in the Caversham Hall last evening. About forty couples attended, and spent au enjoyable time; several songs being contributed. Bros. E. J. M'Kelvey and J. Stevenson made efficient M.C.s; Mr Yates officiated at the piano; and Mr Meyer, of Roslyn, catered. The weekly meeting of the Caigill road Mutual Improvement Class was held on Wednesday evening, Rev. G. J. Spencs in tho chair. The evening was devoted to the conticuation of the eerie'i of discussions on the life and labors of St. Paul. Papers were read by Miss Palmer and Messrs Bridgman and Hindle on ' Philippi,' 'Lydia,' and ' Timothy' respectively. Wo havo received the programme of a Scotch concert which is to be given in the Garrison Hall on Friday next, lhe programme is a capital one, and is sure to attract a very large audience. The names of the peiformers in tonight's issue is a sufficient guavantco of the quality of the entertainment, and the objects for which the concert has been organised will secure the support of a large section of the public. A host of tickets have already been disposed of, ar.d we expect to sse tho cipaoious hall filled to ovei flowing. A very agreeable evening was spent lastn ; ght at the Y.W.C.A. Rooms, when tho members celebrated their third annual meeting with a sucial. Tho secretary and treasurer read their reports, which were unanimously adopted, The President stated that the lowest tender for the building of tho Cabmen and Carters' Shelter was L 72 7«-a much higher sum than the Committee had been led to expect. Very great encouragement had been received by the collectors, twenty of whom handed in their cards with L4O. Eighteen were still out, and it in confidently expected that the required sum will be raised before the building is ready tor use. Tho officers for the ensuing year are: -Mrs J. Sawell, president; Miss L. Nicol, treasurer; Miss Boot, secretary.

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The Evening Star. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1889., Issue 8018, 21 September 1889

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The Evening Star. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1889. Issue 8018, 21 September 1889

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