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The monthly meeting of the Tailorcsses' Union was held in the Choral Hall last night, Miss Morrison occupying the chair. There was a large attendance of members. Communications were received from the Rev. R. Waddell (president) and Mr Smith (vice-president, and member of the Joint Committee) tendering their resignations, which wore accepted with regret. The secretary (Mr Millar) gave a month's notice that he, too, would be compelled to resign his position. A meeting of the Union is to be held probably on Friday night to fill tiie offices vacated by the Rev. R. Waddell and Mr Smith, and Mr Millar's resignation will come up again at the next ordinary meeting. Mr D. Wishart was appointed a dele gate from the Union to give what assistance he can to the formation of a tailoresses' union at Auckland, providing he decided to visit the Northern city. It was agreed to forward to the Kaiapoi strike fund a sum of L2O, and to make a levy of 10 per cent, on the weekly earnings of all members of the Union, the levy to be continued until the strike is settled, A largely signed petition has been presented to Miss Morrison, asking her to allow herself to be nominated for tho position of secretary. A meeting of the Operative Bootmakers' Union was held in Milton Hall, Stuart street, last night; Mr S. C. Brown occupied the chair. It was resolved to vote a sum of L3O towards the Kaiapoi Clothing Factory strike fund, and to have for consideration at a future meeting the question of giving further help in this direction. At the monthly meeting of the Dunedin City Fire Brigade, held on Monday evening, the invitation of tho Railway Fire Brigade to attend a smoke concert on the 11th inst. was accepted with thanks. The secretary was requested to acknowledge with thanks Merryweathcr's book on lire brigades, presented by the manager of the New Zealand Insurance Company ; a cheque for L 5 from Mr John Edmond, in recognition of services at an outbreak of fire on his premises ; and a handsome photograph of the Salvage Corps, with their van and horses, presented by the corps. Letters wore read from the Wellington Fire Brigade acknowledging receipt of one guinea towards the erection of a headstone on the grave of the late Captain Page, and from the Ordnanco Band acknowledging a donation to the'.band funds. Mr Gilbert (Napier), secretary of the Fire Brigades' Association, wrote intimating that the Government subsidy of L 250 had been passed.

no complaints or suggestions to make. The Southland Charitable Aid Board wrote stating that a young woman had been committed to the Industrial School at Caversham for immoral conduct at a place outside Dunedin. The charges would have to be defrayed by the Benevolent Trustees, as the girl and her father had been residing at Dunedin. It was stated that tho matter was not one with which the Trustees wore concerned. The Charitable Aid Board waa the proper body to settle the matter. It waa decided to inform the Southland Charitable Aid Board to that effect.

The Napier • Daily Telegraph ' says : " It was painfully apparent all through Mr Ballance's speech that he was standing on a rickctty political platform—the same old plank that brought Sir Robert Stout to grief at last election. There is too much solid common sense in tho colony to stand the worn-out old Tory-Protectionist nonsense advocated by the topsy-turvy colonial Liberals of to-day. And take away the Protection fads from Mr Ballance's platform and he would have nothing to Btand on. It was the one glimmer of amusing relief in a long and dreary evening when Mr Barrett tackled Mr Ballance with facts and figures. The questions so completely knocked the Leader of the Opposition into a metaphorical cocked hat that his only reply was that the figures were ' cooked' by the Government. And then the Liberals wanted to chuck Mr Barrett out !"

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MEETINGS., Issue 8057, 6 November 1889

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MEETINGS. Issue 8057, 6 November 1889

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