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The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1897.

To to-day's issue belongs a four-page supplement containing a variety of reading matter. Additional subscriptions to the Victoria Children's Ward : The Evening Star Company, Limited, £2O. A Press Association telegram from Wellington says :—lt is understood that banks doing business in New Zealand will at an early date make a charge of 10s Cd for opening a current account, and another of 103 6d every half-year for continuing to keep it. The Otago Art Society's exhibition in the Choral Hall entered on its second week last night, when there was a splendid attendance of the public. This afternoon the attendance was again satisfactory. The drawing of the art union has been fixed to take place on Monday, the 22nd inst. The Wellington Hospital Trustees purpose building, in connection with the Hospital, an operating theatre on somewhat similar lines to the new theatre at Dunedin. Mr Clere, of the firm of Clere, Fitzgerald, and Richmond, architects for the Wellington Hospital Trustees, is at present in Dunedin. The Committee of the Choral Society met last evening, when Mr W. H. Corrigan's resignation of the office of lion, secretary was accepted with regret, and Mr Norman Grant was appointed in his stead. The rules of the society were confirmed. The date of the first concert was fixed for the 14th December. The passengers by the ship George Canning had another meeting last night, Mr J. G. Butler being in the chair, when final arrangements were made for celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the ship's arrival by a rdunion on the 30th inst. Mr T. Borrow, a passenger, offered to take a photographic group of the passengers and their descendants.

The Committee of the Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Society have all the details in connection with the forthcoming show particularly well arranged. It has been decided to utilise the dairy produce shed this year as a committee and judges' luncheon booth, portion of which has been partitioned off as a secretary's office and committee room. This alteration will be found to be a great advantage during show dates, as the accommodation provided for the Committee and secretary was totally unsuitable, there being absolutely no room available for carrying on the work. Several men have also been busily engaged at Tahuna Park during the last few days making several improvements and alterations to the grounds, and a separate entrance has been provided for all stock being received and removed from the grounds, so as not to interfere with the general public. The grounds are in splendid order. The recent heavy rains appear to have a good effect rather than otherwise, and if given good weather it will be quite a pleasure to attend the society's show at Tahuna Park on show dates. Excursion fares have been arranged with the Railway Department between Lyttelton and Kingston from the 22nd to the 25th, available for return up to Monday, December 6. Passenger trains will also run from Dunedin station to Tahuna Park on the second day of the show, from 10.20 a.m. On the first day of theahow sheep, cattle, and pigs will be judged, and on the second day the judging will start sharp at 10 a.m., to enable the different classes to be judged by 2 p.m., when a parade of stock will be held. A Corporation notice re Pelichet Bay Baths appears in this issue. The poll for the Mayoralty of Mornington ■will be taken on "Wednesday, the 24th inst.

Mr M'Lean, Irish evangelist, will preach at Farley's Hall to-morrow and Monday evenings. A meeting of the Sooiety of Railway Servants will be held in Naumann's Hall, South Dunedin, to-morrow afternoon. A sale of work and Christmas tree in aid of the Melanesian mission will be held in St. Paul's Sohoolroom on Tuesday. The Baptist Church Choir will repeat the sacred cantata ' Esther' in the Hanover street Schoolroom on Tuesday evening. In St. Matthew's Schoolroom on Thursday evening there will be a sale of work and entertainment. Particulars are advertised. Members of the Burns Club are notified that the monthly meeting will take place on Thursday evening, not "Wednesday as is usual.

The Victoria Warm Salt Water Swimming Baths have become very popular, owing, we suppose, to being a pleasant heat and no danger. The preliminary programme of the Otago annual regatta is given in our advertising columns. There are eighteen items set down.

The evangelist of the Catholic Apostolic. Church now in Dunedin will give another! address in the City Hall on Friday evening. Men desirous of saving money should see the superior stock of ready-made suits at 37s oi, 42s 6d. Clothing Factory Octagon.— [Advt.] The Railway Department announces in eur advertising columns the arrangements in connection with the Oamaru show on the 18th and 19th inat.

At the Garrison Hall Central Mission tomorrow evening a song will be s"ung in Chinese by two Chinamen and Miss ; Edwards. The orchestra will play * Nazareth.'

The attraction at the City Hall to-night will be the production of Dion Boucicault's drama, 4 The Ootoroon, or Slave Life in Lovi dana.' Mr Lucas will appear as Salem Scudder for the first time.

Parents will find it to thoir advantage to inspect the new and magnificent stock of boys' and youths' suits in all the latest styles. Fit and finish equal to measure, and extremely low prices, at Clothing Factory, Octagon.—[Advt.] The meeting of the Dunedin Starr-Bowkett Building Society advertised for Wednesday has been postponed until Monday, the 22nd inst. Particulars of appropriation and business appear in our advertising columns. At the Albany street Hall to-morrow evening an address on 'Christadelphianism' will be given by Mr Thomas Baker. Mr Baker is from Danevirke, in the North Island, where he has a reputation as a lecturer and debater, having more than once met supporters of the received theories on the public platform on behalf of the Chrißtadelpbians. His subject will be ' Christadelphians, Wherein and Why They Differ from Other People.' It Is intended to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Court Pride of the Forest, the flourishing juvenile branch attached to Court Pride of Dunedin. A.0.F., by a "pound night" on Wednesday next, November 17. A first-class programme is promised, and every member is invited to be present. This court has decided, for a limited period, to give candidates the opportunity of entering free of any initiation fee, and a large increase of membership is anticipated in consequence.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1897., Issue 10470, 13 November 1897

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1897. Issue 10470, 13 November 1897

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