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The Evening Star FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1897.

When the report on Sabbath schools was under discussion at the Synod last night the Rav. J. C. Gellic mentionod that, in reply to a question as to nationality of our Siviour, a boy had said "He wasa Scotchman." Roferring to the suggestion of " Fid us Achates "—viz , the reproduction of ' Fate's Decree' as a benefit to Mr Thomas BrackenMr Daniels writes that he is instructed'to say that the Roscius Dramatic Society will willingly assist any committee that may be formed to give practical effect to the idea. A popular concert was held at the Stafford street Mission Hall last evening. The Rev. T. W. Newbold presided, and there waa a crowded attendance. Songs were rendered by the Mi?ses Walker,Sheppcrd, M'Kcrrow, arid M'Gregor, and Messrs Telfer, Rae, War--I>.irton, and Hutton Brothers. Messrs J. Hutton and Morris gave recitations, and Mr Bart Hut to:: a eoruet eolo. The Hutton Fumiiy g-ive selections on the handbells, which were deservedly encored. Miss M 'Gregor &>.vl Mr K. W. Hutton played the »■■ eompaiiirnnnts. At the close of the enter: tainnicnt were handed round. Tho Fal>i>v-, Society held the closing meeting of t he 'O7 session in the Zealandia Chamler , Dowling street, last night. Mr W. II u'chison presided, and there was a large i ttnndance, about sixty members being present. Resolutions were passed deploring the eompamliv.-Iy parly death of Mr Henry fiffirgc, and expressing sympathy with the demand of the engineers for an eight hours' day Mr Mason (of Waipori) gave an address on 'What Socialism Is,' which evoked a good deal of comment, Messrs Hood, Wilson, Flynn, and others taking psrt in vhe discussion. The musical items w re contributed by Miss Hutchison,-Miss Hnnd, and Mr P. Eagar, and were much et-joyef 1 .

The Press Association advise us that the Alameda's mails, which left Auckland on October 2, arrived in London on the 3rd November (due date). The annual meeting of the Rifle Association is to be held at Dunedin on January 1 and 3. As a special inducement to competitors, arrangements have been made to get the best ammunition and to sell the same on the range at cost price. The following police officers will shortly be transferred :—Constable O'Halloran, Dur> edin to Ashburton ; Constable Poole, Kaitangata to Southbridge (Canterbury); Constable Ferguson, Gore to K-utangata; Constable Lawrence, Port Chalmers to Gore } Constable Stewart, North Dunedin to Port Chalmers; Constable Hastings, Waitnti to Lawrence $ Constable Drury, Ashburton to Waitati. The annual meeting of the Queen's Jubilee convalescent fund was held in the Town Hall at noon to-day, Mrs T. Fergus presiding. The annual report (already published) was adopted. The secretary (Mr 3 Stewart) mentioned that they had £7O to their credit in the savings bank. The following office-bearers were re-elected : President, Mrs T. Fergus; secretary, Mrs W. D. Stewart; treasurer, Mrs D. Theomin ; Committee—Meßdames A. W. Morris, Colquhoun, Carew, Martin, Webster, Sale, Callan, Oliver, and Maitlnnd; the new members on the Committee being Mesdames Clarke, Hayncs, and Mackernis. The adjourned meeting of the Albany street School Committee was held last evening, and attended by Messrs Dickson (in the chair), A. T. Anderson, G. J. Anderson, Hastings, Wilkinson, Matheson, and Thompson. An apology was received for the nonattendance of Mr Turner. Mr Walker wrote resigning the position of secretary of the Committee, on the ground that he thought Mr Thompson's resolution' in appointing another treasurer was directed against him. After discussion the resignation was accepted and Mr Turner appointed secretary. A discussion took place relative to the resolution asking Mr Hastings to apologise to Mr Spcnce, teacher. The former said he had no objection to Btating that he regretted a disturbance had occurred ; Mr Hastings's statement apparently satisfying the Committee, for they went on with the next business. A small sum of money was voted for the purchase of trophies to be co.npeted for by the gymnasium classes at the end of the season. A committee, consisting of the chairman, Messrs A. T. Anderson and Thompson, were appointed to confer with Miss fiaig and Mr Ferguson with regard to holding a concert at an early date. For Invalids.—Mr Edwards, fruiterer, has splendid ripe hothouse grapes, grown by Mr Cox, North-eaet Valley.—[Advt.] Members of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers meet at the club room at 2 p m. tomorrow to take pari, in the demonstration. The Dunedin Bowling Club open their green, weather permitting, to-morrow afternoon, when ladies are invited to be present. The holiday shipment of umbrellas, gloves, stockings, and corsets now opened at T. Ross' are simply marvels of cheapness and excellence. [A DVT.] Particulars of the trades demonstration in connection with tho engineers' strike and lockout, to beheld to-morrow afternoon in Dunedin, appear in our advertising columns. The Trades and I abor Council request all unions to meet at the Triangle to-morrow afternoon, at 2 30, to take part in the procession. At the City Hall to-morrow evening the famous drama by Watts Phillips entitled ' Lost in London will be revived by the Lucas Company. On its former production it drew a crowded house. Piiortothe drama Mr Lucas will, by special request, recite Sims's dramatic poem ' A tale of two women.'

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The Evening Star FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1897., Issue 10463, 5 November 1897

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