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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1897.

Mr J, Mill, J.P., presided at the Port Chalmers Police Court to-day. William Cassidy, for drunkenness, was fined 20s or forty - eight hours’ imprisonment ; on a further charge of using obscene language he was convicted and discharged. William Green, for obstructing Constable Stewart in the execution of his duty, was fined 20s, with the alternative of forty-eight hours’ imprisonment. The weekly meeting of the Benevolent Trustees, held this afternoon, was attended by Messrs A. Solomon (chairman), H. Gourley, R. Watson, R. Wilson, and C. Allan. Accounts amounting to £l3B 4s 2d were passed for payment. The secretary reported that John MTntyre Mercer, aged seventy-one, died in the Institution on the 19th inst. About forty relief cases came up for consideration. The Otago Art Society’s art union was drawn last night, with the following result '.—First prize, £5, Mrs C. M. Greenslade ; second prize, £5, Dr Scott; third prize, £4, Mr J. A. Burnside; fourth prize, £3, Mr G. W. Carrington; fifth prize, £3, Mrs Woodhouse ; sixth prize, £3, Master Francis L. Scott; seventh prize, £3, Mrs E. C. Reynolds. The sale of tickets having been below anticipations, only seven prize were offered. The Committee of the Duuedin Photographic Society met last night, when the programme for the forthcoming entertainment on the 2nd prox. was arranged, also the subjects for competitions by members for the next four months, as follows: December, cloud effects; January, harbor scenes ; February, bush scenes ; and March, harvest scenes. A prizs of a silver medal is being given by the society to the member who receives the highest number of points in this competition at the annual meeting in March. The subject chosen for the Kapai camera competition, held in connection with the next exhibition, is the poem ‘ Sunshine,’ by Mary Howitt, and the prize will be awarded to the best set of three pictures illustrating any three verses. This competition is open to all amateur photographers in the colony.

Mr J. H. Chapman presided at a meeting of the Dunedin Starr-Bowkett Society yesterday evening. The appropriation of the £SOO was disposed of at £37 per £IOO. Mr Taverner moved to amend one of the rules referred to to the following effect—viz. ; “That a person joining the society or a member taking additional shares after the first subscription meeting shall pay such entrance fee as the Board may from time to time determine. He shall be entitled to participate in all the benefits of the society, but such member shall pay the whole of the subscriptions and charges due and payable from the commencement of the society, either in one sum on allotment or at the rate of not leas than Is per share per week in addition to current subscriptions ; or, at the option of such member, the amount of such back subscriptions may be debited to him, and until paid he shall be charged interest thereon at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum.” After discussion the motion was declared to be lost, according to the rules, which require a specific majority to alter any rule.

The Otago Art Society’s Exhibition will close on Friday evening. The Tramway Company will run special cars to Tahuna Park on Wednesday and Thursday.

3 he poll for the mayoralty of Maori Hill will be taken to morrow at the Council Chambers. The All Saints Club’s drawing room entertainment to-morrow evening promises to be very successful.

A sale of work in connection witli the Primitive Methodist Church will bo held in the Howe street Hall to-morrow and Thursday, Visitors to the show, don’t forget that the best choice and largest stock of boots and shoes is at Simon Bros.’, George street.—[Advt.]’ The New Enterprise Minstrels give a performance in the Union street School Hall tomorrow evening, when they will have a change ot programme.

The beat place to buy kid gloves, umbrellas, blouses, stockings, and corsets is at T. Boss, direct importer. Largest and cheapest stock in town.— [Advt.] The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals publish a notice in this issue regarding the treatment of cows at the Agricultural Show.

This evening, in the North-east Valley Public Hall, there will be a concert and gymnastic display by Albany street School pupils, in aid of the Valley School gymnasium fund. On St. Andrew’s Day (November 30) a train will leave Dunedin for Palmerston at 9,5 a.m., and leave Palmerston on the return journey at 3.20 p.m. Private advices from Christchurch inform us that the Paulton-Stanley company opened there last night to a bumper house in ‘My Friend from India,’ and that the entire performance was received with the heartiest approval. The Dundas street Church Is being enlarged so as to accommodate 150 more people, and it will be reopened on the first and second Sundays in December. A sale of work in aid of the building fund will take place in the Howe street Hall on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. There will be a good display of useful and fancy articles, also refreshment and flower stalls, batteries, and side shows. Space will not permit Mollison and Co, to do more than mention thoir new summer millinery. Every good judge who inspects their millinery declares that in the three essentials—good taste, large choice, and low prices—they cannot he excelled. Special line of 4-button tan kid gloves, Is lljd, which must not be overlooked.—[Advt.]

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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1897., Issue 10478, 23 November 1897

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The Evening Star. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1897. Issue 10478, 23 November 1897

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