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The Evening Star Tuesday, October 5, 1897.

The Press Association advise us that the mail which left Melbourne on August 31 per Orotava arrived in London on October 2, four days early.

Two nominations were made to-day for the vacancy in the Caversham Council caused by Mr Rutherford's retirement for South Ward. The cannrckies are Wiilian Basket, proposed by A. G. Fenwick and T. J. Walker, and John Searlo, proposed by D. Stephenson and R. Rutherford. A fall meeting of the Burns Club Com. mittee was held last evening, when it was resolved to celebrate Halloween ar usual at the end of the month, and after along discussion it was decided that the time hfd now arrived when active steps should be taken to raise funds to buya freehold whereon a suitable building could be erected for the purposes of the club.

A man was fined to-day for riding reoklessly up and down tho St. Clair beach on Saturday afternoon, This practice is much more common than it ought to be, and the police desen e public thanks for trying to put a stop to it. The excuse put forward this morning that the defendant was slightly u &der the influence of liquor only increases the seriousness of the offeccej for it must be difficult for an unsteady rider to steer a safe course through the crowds of children who frequent the beach. But no one, drunk or sober, should be allowed to use the sands for galloping on, and in view of the many narrow escapes and the fact that a child got hurt last season it is about time that the Domain Board made by-laws prohibiting altogether the taking of horres on to the bench unless they are strictly kept to a walking pace.

A sale of work organised by the St. Mary’s Ladies’ Guild is to be opened to-night in the Temperance Hall, Mornicgton. The stalls ate well supplied with goods and present an attractive appearance. They are in charge of the following ladies Work stall; Mesdames Bowden, SUiham, and Boldness. Variety stall : Mrs Hides. Refreshment and produce stall: Mesdames Dunnage, Fleming, and Jones. Lolly stall: Misses Davidson, Stevens, Kingston, and Statham. Christmas tree: Mias Burt. Flower stall; Mesdames Clark and Wilkinson. A good musical programme has been arranged, and other attractions in the form of tableaux, competitions, etc., ought to ensure a liberal patronage.

The Dunedin Horticultural Society’s Committee met last evening and unanimously resolved to record their best thanks to Mr Alexander Wilson, M. A., for the magnificent display of narcissi made by him at thesprin" show, and also to the Hon. George M'Leaii and Messrs A. C. Purdie and C. Mathews for the loan of plants. The financial result of the late show proved verv satisfactory leaving a balance of £1 6s "(3d to credit. Prize money and accounts are payable to-morrow as advertised. It was decided that in future all cut blooms must be arranged ready for staging in the outer hall. Judges were nominated for the December show, and it was decided to arrange for the decorated tables to be judged by ballot, and to procure suitable new tables, 7ft by 4fr, for these popular exhibits. Attention is drawn to the children’s competition in pot plants in March, as now is the time to start the plants.

James Stevenson was charged at Port Chalmers tc-day that on or about August 20, at Mount Pleasant, he threw two dead horses into a creek. Defendant pleaded guilty. Sergeant Geerin said that the police visited defendant’s property on September 30 and saw -,wo dead horses" lying in a small creek which flowed into the main creek at Mount Cargill to Sawyers Bay, the water of which was used by the residents for domestic purposes. On tho following day witness, in company with Dr Cunninghamo, again visited the place and saw a fire lit under the body of one of the horses, this being in a decomposed state. Defendant told them that he was quite ignorant that he had done wrong. Ho had since buried the corpses in higher ground. Defendant told the Court that one of the horses fell over the bank on a Saturday night and he was compelled to kill it. He could not bury it that night, and never thought it would cause any annoyance. Ho intended to bury it, but being busy ploughing had neglected doing so, and he was perfectly ignorant of the law. The Bench said the offence was rather a serious one, as it might have led to very disastrous results to those using the water ; b".t they believed it was done unintentionally, so they would only inflint a nominal penally of 5q without oosts. William Sutcliffe, for allowing a horse to wander on the Sawyers Bay road, was fined 2s Gd, without costs,

J. MenduLohn wislo* to announce that Ids premlacn will Vio closed from this (Tuesday) evening at 6 o’o’oo!;, reopening on Thursday morning.—[Adva] The Gaelic Society meet to-morrow evening. „ A meeting of master painters will ha held on rnday evening at the Criterion Hotel to com sldor the union rules. The New Zealand Clothing Factory will be closed all day to-morrow (Wednesday): reopen Thursday.—[A DVT. ] The annual meeting of the Otago auxiliary of the London Missionary Society will be held this evening:. Frank Ilvams, jeweller, notifies that his premises will be closed to-morrow, re-openin'* Thursday morning.—[Advt.] ° In this issue appears the prospectus of the Matau Dredging Company, Limited, which is being Hosted with a capital of £7,000 in £1 shares. The brokers (Messrs Quick and Smith) inform us that already over 4,000 shares have been applied for.

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The Evening Star Tuesday, October 5, 1897., Evening Star, Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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