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The Evening Star TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1889.

Mr David Dann will again be a candidate for the mayoralty of Oamaru, as will Mr St, Omer for Queenstown. Mr R. Turnbull, M.H.R. for Timaru, who recently underwent an operation and is still an inmate of the Wellington Hospital, is doing fairly well.

We are informed thaU scheme, originated by the Cp u terbury Law Society, for annual QOP has been approved by the various law societies in New Zealand, and the first meeting is likely to be held in Dunodih jtbout the middle of January.

At the request of the chairman of the Wellington Education Board the chairmen of the local committees and head-teachers met yesterday to consider the reported prevalence of scarlet fever in Wellington, After consideration of the City Council’s report on contagious diseases it was decided that there wac no necessity to close tho schools, an tho scare was quite unjustified. A special service was held in the Dundas street Church on Sunday morning In commemoration of the landing of William Prince of Orange at Torbay, November 5, 1088, The church was full, there being a large number of Orangemen present. The Rev. J. Sharp, chaplain of the Dunedin Lodge, preached an appropriate sermon. Hymns selected for the occasion were sung by the choir ; Mr T, Adams presiding at the organ. A fatal accident occurred at the Wanganui railway station yesterday afternoon. It is a habit of the boys of the town to fish on the wharf opposite the station platform, and yesterday two porters were shunting a truck when a lad named Britton, who had a moment before been fishing, came across the rails unseen by the men behind the truck, and was knocked down, the wheel going over him, causing instantaneous death. Deceased was aged tea years, No blame is attachable to the railway employes. At a meeting of delega'cs of thb various trade societies in and aroiind Christchurch, held on Saturday evening, to form a trades and labor council in Canterbury, eight societies (representing an aggregate membership of about 9,500) were represented. Resolutions were passed aillrming the necessity of the council, and forming the delegates present into a committee tb draft rules for submission to their respective unions. The following resolution was unanimously adopted i-"-*' The delegates present at this meeting pledge themselves to use every legitimate means to persuade the members of their respective unions to withdraw their support from the Kaiapoi Woollen Factory until such time a? the present dispute between the directors and the Tailors’ Union is satisfactorily settled.” Concerning the reconstruction of the Cabinet the ‘ Dunstan Times’ says“ As Minister of Mines Mr Fergus undoubtedly is the right man in the right place—the round peg in the round hole. To oversee them departments thoroughly requires both a theoretical and practical knowledge backed up by energy. From our intimate knowledge of the hon. gentleman—extending over the past twenty years—we can say he possesses them in the most marked degree, and with no fear of contradiction we say that neither in the House norout of it is there a man more fitted to the positions than he. The mining industry is most decidedly on the rise, in Otago especially, and Mr Fergus’s practical knowledge should stand him well in meeting the many difficulties that now surround it. We congratulate Mr Fergus and the miners on the appointment.” A vocal and Instrumental concert was given at the Foresters’ Hall, Port Chalmers, yesterday evening by the local Literary and Debating Society, and proved very successful. The hall was crowded by the members of the society and their friends, who were evidently highly pleased with the programme, which if anything was rather a long one, no less than twenty-four items being given. The president, i\lr Asher, apologised for tho non-attendance of Messrs J. Jago, Ibbetson, and Denrem. The concert commenced by Miss Derbyshire playing a pianoforte selection, the other instrumentalists being Miss Gabriclle De L. Graham (nianlste), Messrs James M’Kinnon and Hale (violinists), Master Cable (cornet). The Misses Wignall, M’Kinnou, Read, Derbyshire, and Mrs Walker were accompanists. Mcsdames Downes, Haile, Misses Wignall, Paton, Silk, Hendry, Moss, Asher, and Read, all contributed towards the success of the evening, as did Messrs Marsden, Wignall, A. A. M’Kinnon, F. W. Platts, G. Clarke, and W. M’Kinnon. Mr A. Dale gave an excellent recitation, and Mr J. Weir brought down the house by reading some humorous verses, in winch be reviewed the work done by the society dining the session now drawing to a close. On the motion of Captain Thomson a vote of thanks was accorded to the ladles and gentlemen who bad contributed to make the entertainment so successful, and after the president had thanked the audience for their presence the entertainment was closed by the vocalists singing a verse of ‘ Auld lang syne.’

Monthly meeting of the Gaelic Society to morrow evening.

Annual sale of work in the Dundas street Primitive Methodist Church will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, commencing at 2 p.m. each day. The Sunday school anniversary in connection with the Kow Primitive Methodist Church was celebrated on Sunday. Mr T. Woods preached in the morning, and Rev. J Sharp afternoon and evening. The services during the day were well attended, especially in the morning, when there was a large number of children present.

An entertainment in connection with the Trinity We-loyan Sunday School was held last evening in Trinity Hall, the Rev, W, Baumbjr occupying the chair. The prr gramme consisted of songs, recitations, dialogues, and choruses, all given by scholars. There was a numerous attendance, and all the items were well received. The choruses were rendered with taste and precisian under the efficient leadership of Miss Christie. The Committee of Manigement aro to be congratulated on the success of the entertainment. Mr Millar acted as accompanist. The usual fortnightly meo ing of the Triumph Lodge, No. 9, P.A.F.B.A, was held last evening; Bro. Arnold in tbo chair. There was a large attendance of members, and Bros. Blair, W.M., and Rice from No. 11 were present. Two cmdidates were i- itiated. The Soiree and Concert. Committee reported that i had turned out a financial success. The secretary was instructed to communicate with the va 1 ious lodges re sending a d legato from Dunedin to represent the South Island lodges at the Grand Council meeting in March next. The following new patents have been applied for A. U. lewis, Melbourne, for an improved calculating and recording device for estimating and checking the consumption of liquids and fluids; John Cell, jun., Wellington, for an improved self-cleansing filter; James Ritchie, Otago, for the Alpha scoop-dredge and riverire 1 sluice; John Jerger and Frank Deg ray, Sydney, for an improved portable fire-escape apparatus, applicable also for other purposes; Alexander Bow, Hokianga, for an improvcm nt in braces or suspenders for sustaining trousers; T. J. Harbutt, Auckland, for a broom, to bo cal'ed “Harbutt’s Patent Jubilee Broom”; Charles Rhoades, Wellington, for preventing gaselier weights from f filing to tho ground through broken hooks or chains ; T. J. Waters, Westport, for grinding gold-bearing cement; B. T. Webb, Golden, for prospecting auriferous or other ground, to be entitled “Webb’s Patent Prospecting Pump, No, 2”; William Lnca», Christchurch, for improvements in meat • cutting machines; J. J. Fougore, Hastings, for an improved game or puzdo, and apparatus for the same; S. 11. Manners, North Melbourne, for a new or improved buckle for want bc'ts or straps and other analogous purposes; 1). M. Bott. J. A St. John, and Charles Williams. South Melbourne, for a new or improved selfacting apparatus for distributing water to extinguish an outbreak of fre; George Gape o , Tc Aroha, for the manufacture of the Golden Gem Infants’ Fi od ; G. P. Griroston, Greenwich, for improvements in self-generating gas burner- for burning oils; J. B. Archer, Washington, for a proces i and apparatus for manufacturing gas; James Brown, Invercargill, for saving metal ores, to bo called “Biown’s Metal Ore Concentrator and Gold Saving Machine”; W. H. Clarke, M.R.C.S., Wellington, for an economic gas burner jacket; John Hollingsworth and A. A. Ames, Queensland, f->r an imp-oved branding machine; G. L. K'ihonc, Woodville, for improvements in presses for wool and some other materials; 0. H. Wilson, An kland, for the purification of New Zealand sulphur ores, to be known as “Wilson’s Patent Sulphur Purifying Process ”; F. A. Fisher. Sydenham, l«r “ pither’a Patent Butter Cooler.”

Received : Robinson’* ‘ Otago Bmdabfl» Guide’ for November,

The public ate reminded of Miss Uatr ilton’u concert in the City HAI this evening. The session of the Diocese of Dunedin will be held in St, Matthew's Schoolroom to-morrow at 4 pm. Special service will be bold in St, Paul’s Ohuich in the evening.

The usual fortnightly meeting of Court Pride of Dunedin, To. 3,780, A.0.F., was he'd in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Rattray street, on Tuesday evening, a fair attendance of members and visitor? present One member was addvA to the roll. Some time was taken up in Connection with the revision of laws, after which the court was entertained with several songs and recitations.

A pleasing ceremony took place at the railway station yesterday aftcinoOtt. when Mr A. Craig was presented with a hattasotoo writing desk by his fellow-employ^) on the coomvn of his marriage, Mr G, B. Neale, in making the presentation, referred to the good feeling that nad always existed between Mr Craig and his felluiv-employtD, and, in congratulating him upon his maniage, hoped that ho and Mrs Craig would be long fpared to onjiy each other’s society. Mr Ciaig, in reply, thanked them for their kind gift and good wishes, and hoped that he would continue to deserve the kindly feeling that had been shown towards him.

At tho freek’y meeting of tho Lily of the Valley lodge, T.O.G. r,, held on Monrlay evening in the Nirth Dunedin Drill HaP, there was n, large attendance of member s and visitors. The several ofliccrs’ropoits, which were read and adopted, showed tho Edge to bo in a most prorperous position, having a credit cash account of L 22. 'The following odirers were installed by tho L.D., Bro. Moore, who was assisted by Bros. Dalton and Gejigo Carr: -C.T., bro. 11. M. Morrison; V.' I ’., Sis. Gilcspio; secretary, Bro. Tnomson; F.S. Bro, Haworth; T., .Sis. D own; chaplain. Fro. M‘Connell; M., Bro. Agnew; G., Bro. Martina ; S, Bro. Baxter; P.C.T., Bro. B. M’KTnhy.

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