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The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1897

The Alameda, with the English mails of October 30, left San Francisco on the 11th inst., her due date. The Mariposa reached San Francisco on the 17th, cne day in advance of time-table. The Dunedin and Kaikorai Tram Company have received a telegram from Mr Sligo, M.H.R., stating that the 'Gazette' just issued contains a proclamation by His Excellency the Governor taking the land, under the Public Works Act, in the Borough of Roslyn for the purposes of the tramway. A contract has been let to Messrs White and party, of Roslyn, for clearing the land and shifting fences from High street, Roslyn, to the Town Belt, and work will be commenced forthwith. The other work will be proceeded with continuously and vigorously. The company's engineer (Mr Roberts) has recently returned from a visit to Sydney and Melbourne, where he made himself thoroughly conversant with all the details of tramway construction in those cities. The first of the material for the line ordered from Home will arrive in the Crusader, due in a few weeks; other shipments following at regular intervals. The annual meeting of the Union Steam Ship Company's Mutual Benefit Society was held in the Sailors' Rest, Rattray street, this afternoon. Captain Strang, vice-presi-dent, occupied the chair, and there were about sixty members present. The report and balance-sheet were unanimously adopted. The chairman intimated that the three nominees of the company on the Committee had been selected as follows :—Mr Peter Black (as an expert in friendly society business), Mr J. Ness, and Captain Strang. The notification was received with applause. The election of committeemen to represent members of the society resulted as follows : —Cooks and stewards' department—Messrs Petterd and M'Ewenj deck departmentMessrs Cree and Dow; firemen's department—Messrs Randell and Wilson. William Chester alias William Smith was brought before Messrs J. P. Jones and W. D. Hanlon, justioea, at the Police Court this morning on a charge of obtaining goods to the value of £3 14s 81 and cash amounting to £2 18s lOd from George Carpenter by means of a false pretonae, He was further charged with re. ceiving from Eobert Morton the sum of £2 3* 01 in money and a pair of boots of the value of 10a on terms requiring him to account for the tarns, but did fraudulently omit to do so. Accused applied for a remand in order to engage a lawyer. Chief-detective 0 Bien objected to the application, on the ground that accused had had four or five days in which to prepare his defence. The witnesses, the detective explained, were also in court, and the police were quite prepared to go on with the case. Mr Jones said he was against granting a remand, but his brother justice favored the application. It was ultimately decided to remand accused until Monday. A charge against Jimes Reid for failing to send his child to school in terms of the Education Act, was withdrawn, Inspector Aitken explaining that the child was attending regularly now. A notice to members of Court Enterprise appears in this issue. Railway arrangements for next week and other advertisements appear in our supplement. »lr L. Kemnitz will address Roslyn ratepayers in the Council Chambers on Mondav evening. A concert will be given in King street Congregational Cnurch on Wednesday evening in aid of the organ fund. Mr W. Maclean will deliver a farewell eyaDgelistio address in the Gospel Hall, Burnside, on Monday evening. The banks having offices at Balclutha, Milton, Mosgiel, Outram, and Port Chalmers advertise a special holiday on the 25th inst. Cr H. F. Hardy, who is a candidate for the mayoralty of the City, publishes an address to the ratepayers in another column. X good Bhow of cheap colonial editions of lan Maclaren's and J. M. Barrie's books, Christmas etc,, is to be seen at Bible Depot, George street. Should the weather prove favorable, the Dnnedin Engineers' Band will play at St. Clair to-morrow afternoon. The programme to be played appears in this issue. In consequence of the Government inspection of thes.s. Tarewai, an advertisement notifies a change in the-time-table of the Portobello railway ferry during the next three days. The Railway Department announces holiday excursion tickets for the Milton show on the 30th inst. Alterations in the time-table, to come into force on December 1, are published in this issue. At the City Hall to-night the Albert Lucas company will produce 'The Bells,' Mr Lucas sustaining his old part of Mathias (the burgomaster). The farce ' Box and Cox' will conclude a strong attraction. In this issue appears the programme of a concert to be given in the Agricultural Hall on Thursday next in aid of the Caversham School gymnasium. Vocal and instrumental selections will be given by leading artists, and a gymnastic exhibition by Mr Smith's pupils.

The Sunday sohool annlverEary services in connection with the Garrison Hall Central Mission will be oonductcd to-morrow by the Revs. D. Borrie, W. Layoook, and D. Dutton. The children will sing speoial hymns and bolos, and will recite at each service. The Hutton Orohestra will assist.

_ A notice appears in another column to intending honorary members of the Dunedin Choral Sooiety. These should apply early and enrol their Esmes, as we are informed the list ia rapidly filling. Judging by the excellent way m whioh the rehearsals have been going, Mr Coombs should have his choir of close on *CO voicss and orcheßtrainperfecttralning. TheDunedin public may expect a great treat on Tuesday, 14th December* which is the date fixed for the first concert. Tickets will only be .issued to aabscribers, the Committee having decided that no tickets shall be offered for sale.

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The Evening Star SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1897, Issue 10476, 20 November 1897

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