The Evening Star FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1897.
The San Francisco mail is coming to Dunedin by special train, and will arrive tomorrow morning about five o’clock. Correspondence will go out by the usual morning deliveries.
The Hon. W, T. Jennings has, says the Auckland _ * Star ’ 'parliamentary correspondent, received notification from the next-of-kin agents requesting, him to forward full particulars of his parentage, etc,, in connection with the great Jennings’s estate in Chancery, in which an enormous sum is unclaimed. The money is lyjng to the credit of descendants of a certain Jennings who died in the last century. The Revs. J. E. Newell and R. Baron, of the London Missionary Society, addressed meetings again yesterday. The former spoke in the afternoon to an audience of ladies in the Congregational Church, and in the evening he conducted a missionary meetin the North Dunedin Presbyterian Church, while Mr Baron entertained a large number of persons in the South Dunedin Presbyterian Church by redelivering his lecture on Madagascar. The new out station for the use of the Port Chalmers Fire Brigade was opened by the Mayor (Mr Innes) yesterday evening. The new station is situated in Harrington street. In the event of a fire breaking out in the upper levels of the town the brigade will be enabled to proceed to the place without mustering at the central station smd dragging the hose reels up the hill.' The out station contains a hose reel (fitted with 200 ft of hose), a hydrant (with branch couplings complete), buckets, hand pumps,. an ample supply of coils of rope, lamps, axles, etc. After the ceremony His Worship invested Captain Leach and Foreman Irving with medals commemorative of their five years’ service.
The Premier intends to visit his constituents on the West Coast just before Christmas.
It is definitely settled that the Hon. J. G. Ward’s Dunedin speech is to be delivered next Tuesday night. Archdeacon Harper, of Timaru, has been granted twelve months’ leave of absence, and purposes visiting the Old Country. • The ‘ Southland Times * says there is no foundation whatever for the statement that Sergeant Macdonell is to be transferred from Invercargill to Wanganui. By yesterday’s mail the sisters in charge of St. Hilda’s Collegiate School, Leith street received three medals and four certificates* awards for excellent tner'it in examination papers exhibited by their pupils at Wordsworth College, Paddington, London, at the annual exhibition, held in June last, of the work of the Church Extension Association schools throughout the world. The successful competitors are Medallists : Misses D Aston, L. Basstian, K. Leary. Certificates; Misses I. Allen, N. Sampson, L. Gillies, N. Coates.
settler named Colebrook tackled and made short work of Te Mahuki, the fanatic whoso doings were referred to in yesterday’s telegrams. Mahuki made a raid on ’le Kuiti on Wednesday night, accompanied by seven ot his f ‘ angels,” as he calls them. Afler knocking in the windows of the Maori 00-opuraUvc Store ho turned his attention to that of Green and Colebrook, and, after breaking the windows with his tomahawk, ho proceeded to set the place afire. Colebrook put out the fire, and then devoted his attention to the madman, whom ho knocked down, and with assistance tied him up and deposited him in the lock-up till Constable Stranger arrived and look him into custody.
Mr G. L. Dennlalon writes t—Last night a handsome young cabbage tree, ornamenting the centre of one of the beds lately planted in the Southern Market Reserve, was wilfully destroyed and other damage done to the plants. As it would be useless to appeal to the good sense, generosity', or honor of the ulass to which the creature who did this belongs, I beg to remind them that on a conviction being obtained for a similar offence committed in the Octagon soon after the beds were planted there a punishment was inflicted of fo fine or three months’ imprisonment, and there has been no repetition of the offence, A similar punishment Would, I am 'confident, follow another conviation, and it would be well deserved, I would Usk the residents in and visitors to the locality in question to form themselves into an informal vigilcnce committee, with the view of preventing a repetition of such outrages.
News was received in town yesterday afternoonof the death in San Francfsooof MrChas. Reid five days before the departure of the Mariposa from that place. The late Mr Reid was for many years a prominent figure in this City, and was very closely identified with many of its financial institutions. He was born in Edinburgh iu 1828, and.ttrrived in Dunedin shortly after the foundation of the province—namely, June, 1848. Mr Reid was the first clerk of the Town Board. He took an active interest in the promotion of a number of terminating building societies, and iu 1867 founded the Standard Property Investment Society, and was manager of it for the first eighteen years of its existence. In 1874 he started the Standard Insurance Company, of which he was manager a number of years. Mr Reid was also for some time connected with newspaper work, acting as a shorthand reporter for the ‘ Otago Witness’ during the earlier sessions of the Provincial Council. The late Mr Reid was associated with the Hand and Heart Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., from its foundation, and was a financial member of it up till the time of his death. He left Dunedin in 1875, and established himself in San Francisco, where he has resided ever since. For the last nineteen months ho baa been travelling about, and in a letter from Hongkong to his son in Dunedin a few months ago he intimated his intention of revisiting this colony and spending Christmas iu Dunedin. In none of his letters to his friends or relatives here did he give any intimation that he was troubled with any ailment, and the news of his death came as a complete suprise. The deceased was the elder brother of Mr Donald Reid, of the firm of Donald Reid and Co., auctioneers, etc., of this City, and left, a large family, all of whom, however, are grown up. His sons at present in the colony are Mr Donald Reid, solicitor, of Milton; Dr R. S. Reid, of Timaru ; and Messrs T. and A. Reid, both of Dunedin. Mrs Reid, widow of the deceased, was a passenger to Auckland by the Mariposa, and is bringing the body to Dunedin for interment,.
The half-y early meeting of the Bakers’ Union will bo held to-morrow evening. Members of the North End Boating Club moot at tho boathouse at 1.45. Friends of the club wiff be entertained in the boathouse afler the opening ceremony. I'hc City Boot I’alncc show tho best assortment ot ladies’, gents’, and children’s footwear at tho most reasonable prices. Inspection invited.— [Advi’.J John Coughlan, tho Irish piper, will give an entertainment at Naumanu's Hall, South Dunedin, this evening. A meeting of secretaries of cricket clubs will he held to-morrow evening to arrange grounds for the season.
Fo- variety, quantity, and value in gloves and umbrellas T. Boss holds the premier position in this (own,—[Advt.] In the matter of veil nets and gossamer veiling T. Boss has opened another case of pver ninety pieces, entirely new styles and colors.— [Advt.] Meetings in connection with the London Missionary Society will be held at North-cast Valley Presbyterian Church and Leith street Congregational Church this evening. This week’s ‘Democrat’ contains sketches Bland Holt season, dangerous economy, Barbara Dare and the Frigate, sporting notes, cycling, mining, music and dramatic, how to vote on Wednesday, ladies’ gossip, Mr Paulin (sketch and sh rt biography), socialism and its critics.— [Advt.]
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