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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1897

The annual picnic of the Burns Club choir was held yesterday at St. Leonards. The ladies provided the refreshments, and games were indulged in. Mr J. R; Monson, J.P., presided at the Port Chalmers Police Court this forenoon. Charles Georgeson, for allowing a cow to wander on the Deborah Bay road, was fined Is, without coats. A suggestion that the Kaikorai Band should go to Melbourne for the contest shortly to be held there is receiving consideration, and we understand that a decision will be come to very shortly. Two informations charging the illegal sale of drink have been laid against a man named Heany, the occupier of the house known as M'Corley's, at Balclutha, and the cases are to be taken on Friday of this week. The American ship Commodore, wrecked on Maiden Island on September 3, together with its cargo of 3,000 odd tons of sugar, was to-day submitted for sale by auction by Mr H. S. Valentine, and was knocked down to Messrs Mackerras and Hazlett for £3O. When the captain and crew left Maiden Island for Dunedin in the Nor'-Wester the Commodore was lying on the beach, and was apparently intact. The Art Society's exhibition of paintings in the Choral Hall was one of the centres of attraction yesterday afternoon and evening, there being a constant stream of visitors throughout the time it was open. During the evening the proceedings were agreeably varied by the playing of Miss Moore (violin) and Mr Moore (piano). Miss Adams's picture ' Lilac,' which was awarded the society's silver medal, has been sold to Mrs James Nimmo at the catalogue price. That the traffic with which the railway officials on the Dunedin section had to cope yesterday was fairly heavy is borne out by the following authentic figures :—The early train to Oamaru took away 250 passengers, the 9.5 a.m. special for Palmerston carried 200, the 10 a.m. train for Port Chalmers 350 (including over 200 for St. Leonards), anrl the North express 3CO. On the South line there were 450 passengers by the express, and 1,000 by the race trains for the Taieri. All the ordinary trains were exceptionally heavy. The number of passengers carried on the trams yesterday was 19,224, the large majority being over the St. Clair section. One can be sure of an interesting entertainment from anything advertised by Mr Wybert Reeve. As an experienced manager he knows what the public like, and he also knows how far their likes can be gratified. Excellent judgment has been displayed in selecting views for his Lumiere cinematographe, carefulness is bestowed on their presentation, and, while the singing of Miss Hope Nation and the pianoforte playing of Mra Gallaugher are appropriate aids to illustration, the lecturing is of the best. Mr Wybert Rseve'd descriptions arc all in good taste, and his recitations are given in masterly stylo. The cinematographe will be shown this evening for the last time in Dunedin. The Dunedin Photographic Society held their first field day yesterday, when a number of the members journeyed to Seacliff Asylum, where they were the guests of Dr King. A fine day was experienced, and a goodly number of exposures were made. Mr Farrant, who was most attentive to the visitors throughout the day, escorted the party over the extensive buildings, one and all being struck with ths order and cleanliness which prevailed. In the evening the Bociety gave a limelight lantern entertainment to the inmates and a number of visitors, and this was thoroughly appreciated, proving all too short. A general desire was expressed that another such entertainment should be given at a future date. Mr George Crichton operated at the lantern, and Messrs A. J. Barth and C. W. Kerr were the lecturers. Mr Barth contributed instrumental selections on the piano and Mr Crichton a song. The weekly meeting of the Benevolent Institution Trustees was held this afternoon, and attended by Messrs C. Allan (in the chair), R. Wilson, R. Watson, H. Gourley, J. Hazlett, and W. Swan. Accounts amounting to £IBB 13s lOd were passed for payment. The Visiting Committee recommended that a male inmate be expelled from the Institution on account of his striking another inwete. Mr Hozlet*., a member of the Committee, said the men at the Institution were too veil fed, and they had nothing else to do bjjt quarrel. The sooner the Trustees placed the men on a farm the bstter it would be for the ratepayers and the people themselves.—The Chairman : I quite agree with you there.—Mr Gourley : I am of the same opinion. The Charitable Aid Board should provide farms. It would pay us to give our ground away if we could get a ground at the Taieri.—The Committee's recommendation was adopted. About fifty relief cases were then dealt with. Tom Taylor's play «The Ticket-of-Leave Man' was the bill presented by the Albert Lucas Company to City Hall patrons last evening. There was a holiday house, and the piece was; acted in a manner which frequently called forth warm applause from the large audience. The part of Bob Brierly is one of Mr Lucas's best characters, and his was a fine representation of emotional acting. Miss Edith Leech was the May Edwards of the ocasion, and in that ro!e she gave an effective and pleasurable perfor- | mance. Mr W. J. Fitzpatriek played the "Tiger" very well; Mr Wilton Power was effective as the detective, Hawkshaw; Mr C. R. Hill had plenty of funny business as the Jew " fence," Melter Moss; Mr J. Manville always does good work in such characters as the landlord Maltby; and other characters were played by Mr Phillips, Mis 3 Nellie Jarvis, and Miss Wyniard. The piece will be repeated to - night, and on Saturday night * The Octoroon ' will be staged, with Mr Lucas playing the Scudder. The recent duel between the Comte De Turin and the Duke of Orleans has called up remembrance of other meetings in which princes of the blood royal took part. The Duke of York (son of George III.), who was colonel of the Coldstreams, said something disparaging about a Lieutenant - colonel Lennox, of the same regiment. Etiquette forbade that Lennox should order the Duke out, but the latter claimed no immunity on account of hiß birth, and agreed to a meeting, saying that '■' when off duty the color of his coat was brown." The duel took place, after Lennox had vainly endeavored to find out the Duke'a informant concerning the casus belli, and at the first fire one of the royal curls was removed. The Duke did not fire, and did not mean to fire at his adversary. Lord Winchelsea. who attended Colonel Lennox, expressed the hope that the Duke would have no objection to say he considered his principal a man of courage and honor. This the Duke declined to do, saying that Lennox might fire again, but the latter refused to take advantage of such a onesided state of affairs, but promptly called out and shot a man who wrote a pamphlet aiding with the Duke. Cr Hardy will address City ratepayers in the City Hall next Tuesday eyen'ng. The quarterly business meeting of the Kaikorai Band will be held after practice to-morrow j evening. The second of the addresses by the evangelist of the CathoPc Apostolic Church will be given in the City Hall to-morrow evening. Money is required to meet the expense of building the Sacred Heart School, North-east Valley, and as a means to this end an entertainment is to be given in the City Hall on Friday of this week, when friends of the cause who cannot subscribe largely will find a convenient opportunity of subscribing their one or two shillings, as the case may be; while the general public will be provided with an entertainment which promises tg be enjoyable and most assuredly will he well managed. The first part consists of a concert in "which the Misses Blaney and Mr Jago will assist, and a drama by the pupils is to follow.

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1897, Evening Star, Issue 10467, 10 November 1897

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The Evening Star WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1897 Evening Star, Issue 10467, 10 November 1897