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The Evening Star SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1897.

To-day’s supplement contains parliamentary news and notes, cablegrams, cheas and cycling news, a Loudon letter, etc. At the Port Chalmers Police Court to-day John Seaward was convicted of drunkenness and discharged. Mr A. Thomson sat. Our London correspondent records the fact that Mr Stanley Batchelor, son of Dr Batchelor, has passed his “final” for the M.8., London.

Mr J. J. Meikie, of Wyndham, was in Dunedin to-day on his way to Wellington, there to press upon the Minister of Justice his claim to compensation. The department have offered him £SOO in full settlement of his claim, but this he deems to be not near a fair sum.

A special meeting of the University Council was held this morning, when there were present the Vice-Chancellor (Mr E, B. Cargili), Dr Burns, Rev. A. Cameron, Dr Shand, Professor Bale, and Dr Hocken. The meeting was called for the purpose of considering tenders and plans for the erection of a wall to retain the Water of Leith and the reclamation of the University reserve between Union and Albany streets. Mr F. Petra was present, and explained the plans, after which further consideration was deferred till the ordinary meeting on Monday afternoon. What had the appearance of a fire at the Ship Restaurant was the cause of the Fire Brigade being called out on a fruitless errand shortly after throe o’clock this afternoon. A fire had been lit in one of the sitting rooms, but the chimney did not draw freely, and, as is usual on such occasions, tho room was soon filled with smoke. The window was opened to clear the atmosphere of the room, and the smoke issuing from it attracted attention in the street, and some passers-by, under the impression that the building was on fire, gave the alarm. The brigade were promptly on the spot, but of course their services were not in any way required. The following changes and promotions of masters in the Union Company’s service have been decided upon Captain Chatfield, of the Mararoa, to the Monowai, in consequence of Captain Sinclair’s departure for England, Captain Phillips, of the Talune, takes command of the Mararoa. Captain Gibb, at present unattached, takes temporary charge of the Talune. Captain Fleming, of the Omapere, takes the Hauroto temporarily until the return of the Flora from Fiji, when he will exchange with Captain Beaumont, of the latter vessel. Captain Rolls, of the Ohau, goes to the Omapere. Mr Brewer, chief officer of the Takapuna, is promoted to the command of thp Qhau.

The closing ceremony in connection with Mrs M’Gregor’s dancing and oalesthenic classes for this season took place in the Choral Hall this afternoon, when an exhibition by the pupils was given. About ninety-five children of various ages and sizes took part in a number of the ordinary square and circular dances, and several step dances were also given. The latter included the sailor’s hornpipe by six little girls dressed in appropriate costume, a skirt dance by twelve girls, a tambourine dance by fourteen girls, and a dance by a little boy and girl called ‘My love is but a lassie yet,’ which called forth loud applause. The pupils, one and all, displayed careful trailing, and reflected credit upon themselves and their teacher. The hall was well filled with parents and friends of the children, and all appeared to thoroughly enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment.

The trout-fishing season opened yesterday, aad the local disciples of Izaak Walton turned out in pretty strong force on the Water of Leith. A good many rods were at work, and several baskets of over two dozen nice fish each were obtained. A fact worthy of note in connection with yesterday’s fishing on the Leith is that not one catch, so far as has been ascertained, was made below the paper mill, and anglers are agreed that there are no fish in the stream below those works. The Waitati was also well patronised, and reports as to the condition of the river and the number of fish are very gratifying. The best basket was obtained by a well-known Dunedin angler, who succeeded in landing forty-nine of tha spotted beauties. Another Dunedin man bad a nice basket of twelve trout, the heaviest turning the scale at 41b. No reports from the .other fishing rivers are yet to hand. '

A notice to secretaries of cricket clubs appears in this issue. .. '

• Bailway arrangements for Labor Day are published in this issue. '

A notice to members of Leith Lodge, 1.0.0. F., appears in this issue.

Licensed drivers are notified that the City license fees must be paid forthwith. The annual meeting of the Otago Model Yacht Club will be held on Tuesday evening. The sacred cantata ‘Daniel-’ will be repeated in the Kaikorai Presbyterian Church on the 15th inst.

The sacred cantata ‘ Esther ’ will be sung in the Hanover street Baptist Schoolroom on Tuesday evening. Intending students of the Technical Classes Association’s botany class meet at the Agricultural Hall on Monday evening.

A sale of work in connection with St. Mary’s Guild will commence in the Mornington Temperance Hall on Tuesday.

Shareholders in the Sew Hoy Gold Mining Company are requested by Mr Trythall to meet on Wednesday evening in the Chamber of Commerce.

A public meeting of the North-east Valley residents will be held on Tuesday evening in the Public Hall re the erection of a school "ymnasium.

The annual meeting of the Otago Yacht Club will be held in the Harbor Board office on Monday evening. All interested in yachting are invited to attend.

An eight days’ mission will commence tomorrow in the Oaversham Baptist Church. The week evening meetings will be conducted by the Rev. F. W. Boreham.

The Rev. Dr Waddell will lecture on Browning’s ‘ Ring and the Book,’ in aid of the Walker street Free Reading Room, in St. Andrew’s Church Hall on Tuesday evening, The Rev. T. W. Newbold will preach tomorrow night in the Garrison Hall on • Scenes ihat are Brightest in Darkest Maorilnnd,’ in connection with the Wesleyan Home Mission effort. A Chinaman will be baptised. Full particulars aro given in our advertising columns of the meetings to be held in connection with the visit of the Revs. R. Baron and J. B. Newell, missionaries representing the London Missionary Society. The annual meeting will be held on Tuesday evening in the Moray place. Congregational Churcb.

The ‘ Triad ’ for October is to hand. It contains a number of illustrations, amongst which are portraits of the Rev. W. Saunders (minister of Moray place Congregational Church), Mr David Cook (the organist), and a picture of the new organ recently erected. The reading matter is as varied and interesting as usual, and judging from the general appearance of’this issue the ‘ Triad ’ is one of the most popular journals in the colony. The current £lO prize competition closes on the 20th inst. Particulars ot this competition appear in another column.

The Salvation Army (of Dowling street) have inserted in our columi s a notice of a very attractive series of services to-morrow (Sunday). Velayutham and Deva-Rata arc announced as those who are to speak on mission work of special character. Velayutham is to speak at 5 pm. on foreign missions and their groundwork. At 6,30 p.m. ‘The True Christ’ is his subj“ct. and at 8 15, at which meeting Mr E. B. Cargill is to take the chair, we are informed that the latest intelligence re famine horrors, etc., will be given to the assembly. A collection will be taken in aid of the starvin''.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1897., Issue 10435, 2 October 1897

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