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The Evening Star MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1897.

Letters about mayoral elections will not be accepted., to-morrow unless they are purely explanatory and short. On the application of Mr Daniel Stewart, probate of the will of John Grant (deceased) and of Emily Irvine (deceased) was granted by Hia Honor to-day. The championship of the Otago Chess Club has been won by Mr R, A. Cleland, who has now secured that title for three years in succession. Out of ten games played he won eight; in the remaining two Mr Cleland fell a victim to Mr Balk.

‘ Richard Weaver, the Converted Collier, was the subject of Mr Duncan Wright’s address at the Russell street Hall last evening to a good audience. The sketch of hia life and work as an honored and useful evangelist was listened to with interest.

A raid was made this morning by the police on alleged sly grog-sellers at Tapanui and Kelso, with the result that a quantity of liquor, was seized at M‘Gann's, Munyard’s (Tapanui), and Dunnett’s (Kelso). The oases will be heard before the S.M. at Tapanui on Friday. The Otago Art Society’s exhibition of paintings now being shown at the Choral Hall was well attended on Saturday last. In the evening Miss D. Moore (violin) and Master G. Moore (piano) played several fine selections, with much approval. The art union is to be drawn this evening. The Lucas Company revived ‘The Bells’ at the City Hall on Saturday night, and there was a fairly numerous audience. Mr Lucas succeeded admirably in infusing the requisite amount of force demanded in the part of Matthias, and he well merited the hearty applause that his fine acting evoked. Miss Lilian Chester as Catherine, Miss Jarvis as Annette, and Miss Furtado as Tozel were fairly successful, while Messrs J. Manville, C. R, Hill, and others also lent assistance. The farce ‘Box and Cox’extended the programme, and. proved very entertaining. Owing to the preparations for the produotipQ of ‘ The Lady of Lyons’ on Wednesday there will be no performance tomorrow evening... Miss Idrene Thornton is cast ao Panline Desobappelles,

Mr T. Rosa, nominated by Messrs G. F. ! Farquhar and 8. H. Little, was reflected; Mayor of West Harbor. An unusual outbreak of inebriety must have taken place yesterday, for no less than thirteen taen appeared this morning at the Police Court to answer charges of drunkenness. Nine were first offenders, one a respectable-looking youth and another a man whose dress and appearance betokened that the wearer moved in a fair position in society. Or John Evans, a candidate for the Northeast Valley mayoralty, addressed a meeting of ratepayers in the Upper Junction Schoolhouse on Saturday evening, and met with a good reception. Mr Green moved and Mr Guy seconded a vote of confidence in Mr Evans as the most fit and proper person for the mayoral chair, and this was carried unanimously.

Some time on Friday night, or early on Saturday morning, thieves gained access to the bar of Blaney’s Hotel, near the Caledonian Ground, by the cellar door communicating with the street, which had been unbolted, and carried away the till, which contained 8s or 9s and some documents of a valueledY character. The till and documents were afterwards found at the back of Father O’Neill’s house in South Dunedin. The Parkside Hotel was also broken into on Saturday night, when the thieves again made off with the till, which contained a few shillings. The glass in one of the windows was broken near the catch. The till was discovered in front of the hotel some time later. The thieves, in order to carry out the work, stole some tools from Mr T. Hendrick’s coachbuilding establishment at Caversham, the tools afterwards being found in the vicinity of the Parkside Hotel. The London fire reported in our cable grams was in the very hearc of the City, not far from Guildhall, and within a short distance of such well-known spots as the Moorgato railway station, the Charterhouse, and Bunhill burying-ground, while the northern limit of destruction seems to have been the Barbican. It may help those who only a casual acquaintance with the locality to fix the site of the fire to state that a straight line drawn from the river to Hamsell street, the short thoroughfare where the fire broke out-, would intersect Cheapside and the Poultry. Hamsell street is r harrow street running parallel to Aldersgate street, and the businesses carried on there largely consist of the manufacture of such goods as braces, ties, umbrellas, trimmings, and the making up of ostrich feathers. The same class of manufactures characterises the businesses carried on in the streets parallel and at right angles to Hamsell street. In Woods street there are a number of big wholesale bouses. The Melbourne firm of Paterson, Lang, and Bruce have their premises in Australian avenue, whilst those of Edwards and Chynworth (late Edwards and Bennett), of Christchurch, are in Jewin crescent. Messrs Bing, Harris, and Co.’s and Messrs D. L. Nathan and Co.’s London offices, which have been destroyed, are in the same building in Hamsell street. Their pecuniary loss, however, is, so far as is at present known, practically nil, as they kept no stock there. The loss is confined to books and office furniture. The nature of the businesses carried on in the places destroyed was such as required the employment of large numbers of women and girls, and a competent authority estimates that the fire will throw not less than 2,000 of these out of work. This is by no means the first fire that has occurred in the locality, for at different times several of the feather and haberdashery warehouses in Jewin street and the neighborhood have been burned down.

The closing ceremony at Girton College wili be held on December 3.

Mr John Mill'd address to the ratepayers of Port Chalmers appears in this issue. The Dunedin Retailers’ Association announce that the retailers close at noon on Thursday. "Wednesday next, from noon, and Thursday will bn observed as special bank holidays at Dunedin.

7he art union in connection with the Otago Art Society will be drawn in the gallery this evening.

Mr O. Fisher, a candidate for the mayoralty of South Dunedin, has an announcement to ratepayers in this issue. Mr W. M. Innes will address Port Chalmers ratepayers in the Foresters’ Hall to-morrow evening.

The annual meeting of the Otago Institute will bo hel I at the Museum to-morrow evening, when Piofessor Shand will deliver an address.

1 he Commissioner appointed to inquire into claims under the Naval and Military Settlers and Volunteer Lands Act will hold an inquiry at the Courthouse, Dunsdin, on Friday, the 26th inst.

ohe Otago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals give notice that proceedings will be taken against persona who allow cows to retain their milk to an undue extent for the purpose of exhibition. It is to he hoped that the timely warning will avert the need for a prosecution.

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The Evening Star MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1897., Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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The Evening Star MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1897. Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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