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The Evening Star. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897

The Albert Lucas Company repeated ' The Octoroon' last night at the City Hall.

The ' Manawatu Standard ' learns that the Rev. J. Muirhead has received a call from the Baptist Church at North-east Valley, and that there is a probability of his accepting the invitation. A large number of persons pationised the Art Society's exhibition in the Choral Hall last night. Mr Edward Cunningham and Mr De Latour played several enjoyable musical selections during the evening. The St. Kilda Borough Council met on Tuesday, when the Finance Committee repcrted that the overdraft stood at £BO9 16a 4d. They recommended that defaulters in the payment of rates be proceeded against—that a ballot be taken of the defaulters and that twelve be sued. The report was adopted.

_ The annual meeting of the Baptist Missionary Society was held last night at Wellington. The report showed a balance in hand of £96. The Committee were authorised to obtain a new mission boat at a cost of not more than £2OO, and a special appeal is to be made to Sunday schools to raise this fund. Mr Driver was re elected secretary and Mr Martin treasurer.

Mr Peter Barr, secretary to the Dunedin City Sinking Fund Commissioners, reports that tenders were cpened yesterday for fifteen New Zealand Government 4 per cent, immigration and public works loan debentures of £IOO each, payable in 1913. Four tenders were received for the full amount ranging from £IOO Is 6d to £lO4, and one for £3OO at £lO5 Is. The tender at £lO5 Is was accepted, and the balance (£1,200) allotted to the tenderer at £lO4. A remark made by Coroner Ashcroft concerning the Wellington tragedy was somehow perverted by the time it reached us. What the coroner said was that there could be no doubt that murder had been committed. Ho referred particularly to the fact that the only piece of evidence that accused had to show that he came by Hawthorne's effects honestly was a receipt, which he afterwards admitted he himself had made out.

Many familiar faces are among the visitors to the Wesleyan Conference, says the Auckland ' Star,' such as the Rev. Joseph Berry, formerly and' favorably known as the pastor of the Pitt street Church, Auckland, but now of Adelaide; Dr George Brown, who graduated in Auckland and became famous as the founder and controller of the New Guinea and the New Britain Missions ; the Rev. W. H. Fitchett.B.A., the Australasian editor of the 'Review of Reviews'and the 'Southern Cross,' also principal of the Methodist Ladies' College, Hawthorne, near Melbourne ; the Rev. Rainsford Bavin, formerly superintendent of the Grafton road Circuit, who was transferred to New South Wales, and took effective charge of the Central Mission, Sydney ; Dr Watkin, formerly an Auckland boy, who received his training in Wesley College, Upper Queen street. In all, the Conference comprises a brilliant array of skilled, astute debaters, who are replete to overflowing with Methodist laws and usages.

Pupil.—There is a vacancy for a pupil at the London Dental Institute.—[Advt.]

Mr James Gore's Committee meet to-morrow evening.

Cr W. Swan will address the City ratepayers at the Choral Hall on Frilay evening. Men desirous of saving money should see the superior Btock of ready-made suits at 37s 61, 42s 6d. Clothing Factory Octagon.— [Advt.] Mr "William M'Lean delivers evangelistic addresses in the Caversham Hall this and tomorrow evening.

The service of song 'Eva' will be sung in the North-east Valley Presbyterian Church tomorrow evening.

Parents will find it to their 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.] Every item was encored at the first appearance of Hudson's Surprise Party at Invorcargill, and the local papers speak highly of the entertainment. We are informed that the bookings for Saturday's performance In Dunedin are goinj on satisfactorily.

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The Evening Star. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897, Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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The Evening Star. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897 Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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