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The Evening Star SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1897.

j With thia number we issue a four-pu>e j supplement, in which will be found chess ! and cycling notes, London correspondence, j notes of a holiday trip in Ciiinb, our American letter, correspondence, book notices and a quantity of other equally interesting matter. °

The Hospital Trustees have accepted a tender for the construction of a new kitchen. Mr F. W. Lyder3 is the successful rer, at £092 la.-!, and Mes3rs A. ami T. Burl's accepted tender for the plutnbiug is £lo\S. The following candidates were to-day nominated to fill an extraordinary vacancy m the representation of North Ward in the Maori Hill Borough Council : Robert Adamson, proposed by Messrs James Divev and James Ntill ; William Harbour, pre", posed by Messrs Sydney Maxwell and James JUv.dEon; Robert Watt, proposed by Me.ssi'3 Frederick Saunders and William Ro:-8bothani. The election will be held on Thursday, the ,'!oth inst.

The North-east Valley Band sale of work wis open again last evening in Ferguslie H'lll, which was well filled, the stallholders floiug a considerable amount of business. Ihcre was also a ooncert programme gone through, the performers beicg well received. Trie following took part:—Miss Bego, Mewra Kerr. Trownson, Smith, Steele, Smith. Mr Kindloy caused a great deal of amusement with hia dolls. The eale of work will be opoo again this evening, when there hj to bs another concert, consisting of socga, dances, and instrumental items.

The 'Oiimru Mail' says ed ? torial!y thab one of the certainties of the session will be that the Minister of Lands will ask for half a million for the purchase of hud for disposal under the L-.vnd for Settlements Act. The same paper say* that the Tapui Mate, comprising about 7.U00 acres, haa been placed under offer to the Government The Tapui Estate adjoins the Toka-Rihi Estate, and if acquired would extend the line of small farms created under the Aet which was commenced with the acquirement of Maerewhenua and continued when Toka-Rahi was purchased and cut up. A telegram was received on Thursday last from the Bishop of Nelson, teoretary to the Board of Theological Examiners, announcing the results of tho examination held in August last. The Otago candidates are placed as follows :—Grade I. : Mr A. A*ton, second in second class. Grade II.: MrH. Brooke, third in first class (recommended by the examiners for a fifth exhibition); Mr G. VV. Davidson, third class. Grade 111. : Rev. W. H. Browne, first in third c!ass. Grade IV.j P trt 2 : Rev. J. C. Small, second in second class. Four exhibitions of £2O each are offered each year, two in Grade 11. and two in Grade 111.

The case of Smith v. the Church Board of Property, which has occupied the attention of the Supreme Court sines Tuesday morning, lasted throughout to-day. Shortly afier two o'clock the case for the defence was concluded, and His Honor and Mr Sim and the Hon. Mr Stewart retired to tho former's room to draw up the issues to bo submitted to the jury. At 330 this work was finished, and counsel and His Honor returned to tho court. In order that each of the jurorß might have a copy of the issues before him while the addresses were being delivered, an adjournment of threequarters of an hour was made to enable the requisite number of copies to be typewritten. Every effort is to be made to have the case disposed of to-day, but it is expected that it will be a late hour at night before the jury arrive at their decision. Captain Robin was welcomed on his return from England by a mess dinner at the Grand Hotel on Thursday evening under the auspices of the Dunedin District Volunteer Officers' Club. Colonel Webb, in proposing the toast of the evening, said that the volunteer officers in Otago were proud of their representative, and wished to show I heir appreciation of the manner in which he had worthily upheld the credit of the military forces of New Zealand. Captain Robin, in reply, said that at one time he had besn almost converted to the partiallypaid system for our defence forces, but during his visit Home he bad beon associated for most of the time with those who were enrolled under this system, and hid had opportunities of judging as to its working, and results, and he could honestly say that the purely volunteer organisation was the best. In a partially.paid force the men were neither volunteers nor regulars, but. a little of each. He strongly advised them to stick to their volunteer organisation, which; with more liberal payment in the way of capitation, etc., was, he firmly believed, before any other system.

Tho Painters' Union meet in the Trades Hall on olonday evening. ™ T , he S?? 11 *, 1 meeting of the Grocers' Cricket Club will be held on Monday evening.

The annual meotioc; „f the Star Cricket Club evenint m the Choral Hall on Wednesday

Worth your notice.-The goods wo lm-o just opened comprise latest designs olorings and fabrics. J. Hendrr and Son, tailor?, George street. —[Advt,] The ex-H e h School Girls' Club forward us £5 as their result of thu recent oonc-rt in aid of the Tasmania reik-f fitntt. ' Messrs Qilftour Eros., Walker street, bo" to call special atteuti n to their advertisement on the third psge.— [Advt.l The sale of work and promenade concert at Ferguslio Hall, North-east Valley, will be continued this evening. The annual meeting of shareholders of the South British Insurance Company will be held at Auckland on October 13.

Mr Charles "Watt, of the Tabernacle, Kins street, having returned from his visit to Auck° land, will preach to-morrow evening. The Rev. T. \V. Newbold will conduct a lantern seivice at the Garrison Hall to-morrow night, when tcenes from the life of Christ will be shown. Mi is Walker will eing 'Eternal rest.

To-night, at the City Hall, the Albert Lucas company will produce the Irish drama 'The Colleen Bawn.' Special attention is being paid to the rnoun-iog of the piece. The great water cave scene will be made a feature of.

In this i.i-uo tiie Duuedin Horticultural ir'cciciy publish a notice to exhibitors. Entries will close on Monday. There will be a musical prorhenade and selections by the Garrison Band at Wednesday's show. A valuable collection ot narcissi is promised by Mr A. Wi'son.

At the Salvation Army, Dowling street, there is announced elsewhere a series of services very much out of the oriinary. Velayutham, who has been wo king with his wife a considerable time in India and Ceylon, is to describe to-moirow aftern on the 'famine horrors, thj sorrows of child wives and widows, and Indian weddings. On Monday night other stirring announcements are made, such as an exhibi° tion of instalments of torture (silent mouth skewers); a mother's vow, rffering a human sacrifice to her God, etc. Special collections are announced for to-morrow'B services, and an admission of sixpence on Monday night. The Prow have spoken very highly of tbe graphic addresses of Yelayutham in other centres of the co'ony.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1897., Issue 10423, 18 September 1897

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