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The Evening Star THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1897.

The final cieeting of the Ex-volunteer Smoke Concert Committee was held last evening. There was a full muster of members, and the reports from the various subcommittees pointed to a grand night. A limited number of tickets are reserved, to be obtained at the door on Friday night.

The quarterly meeting of the Dunedin Primitive Methodist Churches was held at Abbotsford Church last night. Invitations were given to the Rev. W. Laycock to remain for a fifth year oa the station and to the Eev. E. Drake to remain a second year. Both invitations were accepted. The total income for the quarter amounted to £97, which met all liabilities. Aftec ihe business meeting a social was held, which was presided over by Mr J. Roberts. Mies Still ■officiated at the organ. The death at Tapsnui last week of Mr Alexander M'Duff, who settled in that district aver a quarter of a century ago as manager for Stewart and <sow, the big Olutha merchants, and who joined ihe jOtago Education Beard as a teacher on -the §rp -succumbing to financial disaster in &he seventies, is mentioned by the ' Tapanui "Courier,' which records an almost forgotten sucident at the late Mr M'BufFa wedding. Someone stole the bedolotheo from tjhe ; brjdal couch, and when the brjde and bridegroom -retired for the night they discovered their !>oss. Times were rough in the early days, >:« nd people given to practical joking.';' but vhis little episode was reported to the indefatigable policeman, who brought the ■■offenders before theßenoh, and one.month b " hard " waa the sentence. After this occurrence bridal chambers in Tapamji were flet iurther interfered with.

The special jury engaged upOn the trial of the case of Smith v. "the Presbyterian Church Board went out to the Taieri this morning to inspect the land said to be injuriously affected, and the Court's sitting did not resume until 3.15 p.m. It is hardly likely that the case will finish to-morrow. A well-attended meeting of those interested in the formation Of a volunteer medical corps was hold last evening in the Garrison Hall, Dr Closa presiding. Considerable enthusiasm was shown in the proposal, and after discussion it was resolved to requisition the Government to sanction the formation of the corps. The chairman headed the petition, which already contains over twenty names, all of whom are experienced ambulance men. Those desirous of subscribing their names should apply to Mr J. E. Bone, hon. secretary, at once. At about three o'clock this afternoon an incident happened at tho corner of Bond and Rattray streets which speedily attracted a large ctowd. A cabman named Trinder was standing on the footpath in front of the Telegraph Office, when he noticed one of his horses begin to plunge from some unaccountable cause. Before he could get to the animal's head it had communicated its terror to its fellow, and they bolted. Turning the corner into Bond street they did not go twenty yards before the horse which had first taken fright came into violent collision with a telegraph post. This brought it to a standstill, for on examination it was found that the creature's neck was broken.

The Dunedin Horticultural Society hold their first show for the year on Wednesday next in the Agricultural Hall, all entries closing on Monday. The society are aiming at making this Jubilee year a record year in exhibitions, and as an incentive have materially increased the prize-money. A noticeable feature last year was the increase of new exhibitors and beginners : and if members would make more use of the society's library there is no doubt they would benefit thereby. The prizes for table decoration, which proved so popular last year, have been repeated, and the addition of prizes for the best decorated lady's bicycle will no doubt prove attractive.

"Without a doubt the show of spring drapery at T. Ross's ia the finest in town for variety, style, and value.—[advt,] In the hall of the South Dunedin Presbyterian Church Miss Freeman will deliver her lectureon ' Barrie' to-morrow evening.

The smoke concert to the Army and Navy veterans will be held in the Garrison Hall tomorrow evening. Particulars appear in this issue. Professor Black will deliver a lecture on 'Gola,' with experiments, in the Public Hall, North-east Valley, to-morrow evening, in aid of the gymnasium. At the City Hall on SaturJay evening the Albert Lucas Company will produce the celebrated Irish drama by the late Dion Boucicault, 'The Colleen Bawn.' New scenerv fa eeing painted by Mr Alt'. Ingleson.

This week's 'Democrat' contains cartoon arrival of Captain Robin, ' The Frenchmen of the East,' ' Reform in City Council,' music of the week, sporting, Fabian notes, reply to Mr D. Reid, lady's letter, Wellington match, Australian news.—[AnvT.i

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1897., Evening Star, Issue 10421, 16 September 1897

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