TO THE LATE
A SHILLING SUBSCRIPTION.
The Tasmanian public are invited to subscribe their shillings towaids a me- morial to the late revered Queen-Empres» Victoria, which shall be not only an ex- pression of their own deep affection tor the departed sovereign, but a tangible ic presentation for future generations ot the monarch who won by private worth the heartfelt homage of the nation over which she reigned so long. Subscriptions, which need not be limited to one shil- ling oui), may be sent to the lion, trea- surer, Mr. C. J. Barclay, or to this office.
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Miss A. Salter. 1
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THE ROYAL 'VISIT. - The Mayor, hav- ing received an inüuentially signed peti- tion to call a public meeting of the citi- zens to consider the question of decorat- ing the city properly for the visit of their Royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York, has fixed to-morrow evening for the purpose in the Mayor's «ourtroom, the Town-hall being engaged for concert, and, therefore, not avail-
DERWENT ROWING CLUB.-The entries received for the regatta to be held on Saturday next, 27th ins't.,.wero as follow : -Maiden Sculling Race, to be rowed in heats during the week, final on Saturday, seven entries; Handicap Sculling Race, seven ; Scratch Fours, i crows ; Trial FourB, 4 crews. Some good racing should ensue, the entries being satisfactory, and given a fine day the club should have a very successful re- gatta.
ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE.-The an-
nual meeting, of the governors, and sub- scribers of St. Joseph's Female Or- phanage and Industrial School, con- ducted by the Sisters of Charity, wa& I held last evening at the Orphanage, Harrington-street. The Right Rev. Dr. Delaney, Bishop of Laranda, prodd- ed. The annual report, which was brief and satisfactory, stated that there were 46 children in the Orphanage at the close of last j-ear. The total receipt« had been £911 Os. 9d., which included a balance of £43 13s. 6d. brought over from 1899, and the expenditure £GG4 6s. 4d.. which enabled the governors to pay £250 off the debt, which was now reduced to £150. A credit -balance of £27 3s. 5d. was carried forward to 1901. The report and balance-sheet were I adopted. The Venerable Archdeacon Noone, the very Rev. P. R. Hennehry, and Mr. Curran (Launceston) were re elected governors.
CHALMERS CHURCH 'JUBILEE_The
week's oelebration. of Chalmers Church j Jubilee was brought to a conclusion yen terday bj* a series of services held at the church. In the morning, to a large con- gregation, the Rev. T. A. Stewart, M.A., of Essendon, Victoria, occupied the pulpit, and preached an earnest ser-
mon suited to the occasion. A children's service, which was also attended by a great number of adulte, was conducted I by the Rev. T. Tait, M.A., B.D., Elocu-
tion Lecturer of Ormond College, Mel- bourne, the same gentleman officiating in the evening. His discourse was a masterly treating of the subject, "The Church and ite members," an overflow- ing congregation thoroughly appreciat- ing the preacher's words and senti- ments. As on the previous Sunday, the music was a special feature of the ser- vice, the standard of the anthems sung being of a high order. Mrs. W. C. El- tham, as usual, presided at the organ, Mr. Eltham being in charge of the
KING-STREET CHURCH ANNIVERSARY. Good and highly appreciative services were held yesterday in King-street Church to commemorate its opening IG years. ; In the morning Mr. R. Cairns preached, and in the evening the pastor. Special hymns and anthems were ren- dered under the direction of Mr. A. McKellar, Mr. B. Minton presiding at the organ. The collections amounted to £22 18s. 6d. The services will be continued on Wednesday evening by tea and public meeting.
PLEASANT SUNDAY EVENING MEETING -On Sunday evening, in connection with the Hobart Y.M.C.A., the usual meeting was held at the Town-hall, and the attendance was largo. Mr. John Macfarlane presided, and the address was given by Mrs. Stephen Matthews, from England, which was eloquently de- livered, and attentively listened to. An orchestra assisted in the playing of the hymus, and the service was altogether of a bright and inspirational character. Mr. P. Henry conducted the singing, and Mr. A. C. Reed presided at the
WEST DEVON BY-ELECTIQN.-This is the last day for receiving nominations for the West Devon by-election, to fill the vacancy caused bv the retirement of
the Right Hon. Sir Edward Braddon. I
CITY BAND CONCERT.-This evening a benefit concert will be given in. the Tem- ¡ perance-hall by the City Band. A good ¡ I programme has been arranged.
CLYDE WATER TRUST.-Nominations will be received in connection with the annual election of trustees till 4 p.m.
MILITARY GREAT COATS.-Tenders for
the supply of military great coats for
the Defence Forces close at noon to- day.
MR. TETLEY GANT'S MEETINGS.-This
evening, Mr. Tetley Gant, a candidate for the representation of Buckingham in the Legislative Council, will speak at Glenorchy Council Chambers.
LECTURE ON INDIA.-This evening, at Hobart Baptist Tabernacle, Dr. C. S. Mead, B.A., will deliver a lecture on India, with lantern views.
ITEMS FROM KIMBERLEY. An ex-Tas- manian, writing from the abovenamed
place, mentions that business is very dull there, and that many were waiting anxiously for the declaration of peace to
proceed to Johannesburg, where they hoped to make up for lost time, though from present indications the end seemed
to be far off. Having been at the front with the Rhodesian Volunteers, he naturally enough wished to know what the Boers thought of the British soldiers in general, and the Australians in par- ticular, and having made the acquaint- ance of one of the surrendered burghers, he asked the question, receiving the reply that "in the field the Australians were the only men who knew how to fight them in their own way, and appear- ed to know the country far better than the Imperial troops," also adding, "And they are devils to fight!" Having been working at the Kimberley mine, where the Dublin Fusiliers are stationed, he came often in contact with them, and relates incidents of their Irish wit, one item of which is worth noting. He says :
One morning during breakfast, the usual soldier ration being partaken of, I said te one of the Dubs, "What are you hav- ing for breakfast, ham and eggs?" and received the amusing reply, "No, be- jabers! The only ones that gets ham and eggs are the Austhralian Bushran- gers—thim fellows wid the kangaroo feathers in their hats."