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There will be a delivery of the San Francisco mail over the counter this evening from ten to eleven.

Judgment will be delivered by Mr Justice Williams on Monday morning at eleven o’clock in the following cases :—hi re Price, Batger v, Ellis, and Robertson v. Perpetual Trustees, Estate, and Agency Company of New Zealand, Limited. * 3

His Excellency the Governor has notified hia intention of visiting Canterbury during show week. In all probability he will be invited to visit Dunedin at the end of November

. benefit was tendered to Mr aheldon Kindley, ventriloquist, in the Caversham Hall last evening* the hall being crowded. Iho programme 'consisted mostly of comic items, tlste following contribution : -Messrs J, M'Comiel, J. M‘Kay, Woods, H. Awtfdge. D. Cormack, W. Vernon,' H. liillan, H. Brent, R. Ingle (aooomoanist), and Masters Smith and Popham.* The entertainment concluded with the laughable one-act comedy 1 The Comforts of a Board-ing-house.’

The Dunedin Catholic Literary Society held their monthly musical entertainment yesterday evening, when there was a very large attendance, particularly of lady visitors. An excellent programme of songs and ducts was successfully carried out, and during the interval Mr F. W. Petre gave a very amiisihg sketch entitled ‘Fox Hunting in Essex,’ and several recitations Were effectively rendered by young members of the society. mSkL-Tp* l meet ! ng of the Primitive £ Coagregat'ou at Sandymount was tk ~ 6 Ruk “ Q Sail on' Friday evening, inere Wf,g a good attendance, and a capital programme was rendered by a party of eight from Dunedin. Mr Balsille presided and gave an encouraging address. Solos were given in good style by Misses Sears, Turley, and Charlton, and Mr Kennard; Miss G. Mayhew gave two excellent recitations ; and appropriate addresses were delivered by the Revs. Drake and Laycook. Mr H. Blacke acted as accompanist. The Sandymount ladies served round the refreshments at the interval.

Several musical friends from town assisted at a concert held in St. Mark’s Hall, Green Island, last evening, with the result that an entertainment above the average was given. The proceeds of this concert (the secend of a series) are to go towards reducing the debt on the building, but as the attendancewas small the debit account was not materially reduced. Thqse assisting were Mrs F. L. Jones, Mrs James Todd, Miss Nellie West, Miss Freeman, Miss Brown, and Messrs Hutton, E. L. Ashby, F. a Jones, W.. J. Strong, Bay ley, E. Piper, and E. 0. Eva. Besides the musical items four excellent tableaus were shown. The newly-formed Choral Society begin their rehearsals in the Victoria Hail, Agricultural Buildings, on Tuesday evening. A simple voice and ear test w'ill be made of those applying for membership, and the conductor will attend to the admission of members between seven and eight the same evening. Members of old Exhibition Choir will be exempt, they having already undergone the test now prescribed. The study will be Mendelssohn’s ‘ Elijah,’ which should please everyone. The society have been fortunate in inducing Miss Lily Cameron to become their honorary accompanist, and Messrs C. Bcgg and Co. have offered to lend the necessary copies of the work free of charge.

The Dunedin Highland Rifles held their thirteenth annual social ball in the Garrison Hall last evening, when there was a record attendance, over ‘2OO couples being present, including the following visiting oliicers from other corps: Captain Barclay (Dunedin Engineers), Lieutenant Morris (B Battery), Sergeant-major Parker, Sergeant Webb (Permanent Artillery), Sergeant - majors Towler and Kibblewhitc (District staff), and Sergeant Tough (Hawera Mounted Rifles). The march, which was led off by Pipers Gray and Murray, was witnessed by a large gathering in the gallery, over l.) 0 couples taking part in it. The music by Mr Yates’s baud and the catering by Mr S. Lean gave complete satisfaction. The following members acted as M.G.s : Sergeant R. Harper, Corporal J. Broadfoot, Privates W. M'Kinley, D. Haatie, C. H. Fraser, and J. K. Maofie. Dancing was kept up loan early hour this morning. Credit is due to the hop. secretary (Private Maofie) and the Committee for their efforts in making this the most successful social the corps have yet held.

Shortly before the steamer Fifeshire left the George street pier yesterday afternoon, for London, on the crew being mustered three of the firemen were found to be missing. As they had not been seen in the port during the day the engineer, accompanied by two constables, proceeded towards Dunedin, and on reaching the North east Valley found the three men in one of the hotels. They were immediately arrested, and taken to Port Chalmers and ordered on board the vessel by the justices. The Fifeshire being anchored outside the Heads, Captain M'Oallum, chief harbor-master, offered the tug Plucky and the pilot boat crew to convey the men on board, and the offer was accepted with thanks. The three men, after some little difficulty, were got on board in charge of two constables, but as the men were very much under the influence of drink they proved very obstreperous, and the constables were rather roughly handled. Oa the tug going alongside the Fifeshire the men refused to go on board. As a last resource ropes were placed round their bodies and they Were hoisted on board. This is not the first occasion that steamers have been detained outside the Heads owing to some of the crew attempting to desert on the eve of the vessel sailing.

The annual meeting of the North End Boatipg Club will be held on Tuesday evening. The annual soiree of the Mornington Wesleyan Church takes place on Tuesday evenin'-, the 14th inst.

Mr W. A. Sim will deliver an address on * R. L. Stevenson’ at the meeting of the Burns Club next Wednesday evening. A meeting of members of the Dunedin StarrEowkett Building Society will be held on the 22nd inst. to take a ballot.

The annual social in connection with St. Mary’s Church, Mornington, will be held in the Temperance Hall on Monday evening. Mr John Campbell will address the electors of West Ward, North-east Valley, in the Council Chambers on Monday evening. The Waverley Cricket Club hold their annual general meeting in Cummings’s Caledonia Hotel {lower hall) on Monday evening. In connection with the Kaikorai Presbyterian Church Literary Society Dr F, Hay will lecture on ‘ Hypnotism ’ on Monday evening. Pioneer of Dunedin Lodge, No. 2, 1.0. G.T., hold their last invitation concert of the season in the Choral Hall on Tuesday, September 14. The annual general meeting of the Otago Cricket Association will be held in Wain’s Hotel on Saturday evening next, the 18th inst., and not the 25th, as previously decided on. Very choice, or words to that effect, has been the verdict of those who have seen our new designs and colorings in suitings and trouserings. Your inspection respectfully invited. J. Hendry, tailor, George street.— [Advt ] , As there was such a big house to witness the initial entertainment of the All Saints’ Girls’ Club on Tuesday evening last, it has been decided to repeat the tableaus, with complete change of musical programme, on Tuesday evening next.

The Salvation Army, at Dowling street to-morrow, are having a special series of services, conducted by their leader, Staff-captain Bennett. The meetings are to be at the usual time. At the 3 p.m. service a “ hallelujah wedding ’ will be solemnised by the officer. At Trinity Wesleyan Church to-morrow the services should prove of interest, being in connection with foreign missions. In the morning the Rev. J. J. Lewis will preach on ‘The Conversion of the World,’ and in the evening the service will be conducted by the Rev. B. Danks, a missionary from New Britain, who will take for his subject, The Cry of the Perishing, Heathen.

The programme appears in this issue of the smoke concert to be tendered to the old military men who paraded on Jubilee Day. The Garrison Hall has been obtained for Friday evening. An interesting feature of the evening will be the recital by one who escaped from the Isandula massacre of the defence of Rorke’s Drift.

In our advertising columns appears an announcement regarding the organ recital to be he!d in the Moray place Congregational Church on Tuesday, 21efc inst,, to celebrate the opening of the new organ built by Mr Jenkins, of Christchurch. The programme to be put forward should prove highly attractive, the organists for the occasion being Messrs Barth, Taylor, Timson, and Cooke, and, in addition to these, some of our leading vocalists and the church ohoir will assist. A complimentary benefit is to be tendered at wie Prlnoesa’a Theatre on Monday evening to Mr Con. Buckingham, the well-known cornet player, An attractive programme has been prepared, those assisting including Mrs J. Coombs, Miss Essie Jacobs, Messrs J. Jago, H, B. Smith, Horace Bent, and Lucas. The comedietta ‘ The loan of a Lover’ will conclude the entertainment. As this is Mr Buckingham’s first appeal to the public, his friends should rally round him and give him a bumper house.

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Evening Star, Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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Evening Star Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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