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At the weekly practice of the Trinity Wesleyan Church choir, held on Thursday evening, Miss M. Kennard, prior to her departure for Mastcrton, was presented by the members of the choir with a nicely-bound volume of Wesley’s Hymns. Mr W. Manson, choirmaster, referred to the valuable services Miss Kennard had rendered to the choir. By arrangement with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, another bright useful meeting for seamen and their friends was held in the Sailors’ Rest on Wednesday evening. Mr Duncan Wright, who presided, spoke shortly and sang the hymn ‘Save the boy ’; the Rev. J. M. Fraser gave a helpful address ; Miss Milburn gave two excellent and appropriate readings; and two lady friends sang ‘ Where is my wandering boy?’ Much interest is shown in these gatherings, as “ we all love Jack.”

The Minister of Lands left Wellington yesterday on a visit to the South. In connection with the works on the Midland Railway it is estimated that there will have to be live miles of tunnels in the Otira Gorge in order to avoid a steeper gradient than 1 in 5. This is the same as the Rimutaka incline. One effect of these tunnels will be that the passengers will see very little of the gorge from the tourists’ view.

By request Mr John Wilkinson gave his excellent lecture on ‘ China and the Chinese’ in the Howe street Hall last evening. Two hundred people were present. About sixty views of China were put upon the screen by the aid of a powerful magic lantern, manipulated by Mr Thomas Morris. Both old and young were -deeply interested and instructed. Mr Timothy Loie, who has been ®ng a g e d to act as locum tenins during the Rev. A. Don’s absence, sang in Chinese the hymn ‘ Only trust Him ’; Mr William Chin also. Ba Dg> and both played on Chinese musical instruments. On the motion of Mr D. Wright a hearty vole of thanks was cheerfully accorded 'to all the gentlemen named. The Rev. Mr M'lntyro and his office-bearers were also thanked for the use of their hall.

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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