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If. will be remembered hy your readers that 8' me time ago Mr David Stott loii ell he possessed m the detraction" "of hli house by fire Maoh sympathy wea expreyed for him by his namerouß friends, tha more bo that be Is doable to perform heavy bodily wot k. Their sympathy took a pruotloal shape In the organizttlon of a concert and ball given last night at Sprlneburn fur bis benefit. The room was densely orowded, Mr Moßae befog chairman. Yoar correspondent bad arranged (or the surrender to him of the Chairman's programme aft a r the entertainment, bat accident prevented tha opportunity to obtain It, bat your readers, I am ears, will ganereusly pardon the ommission of some performers' names, I was unable to ascertain. Following are the Items so far as I could aeoartaln them : — Address by Chairman ; Highland Reel, danced by fonr gentlemen to bagpipe muslo by Mr Morrison'; " L'ltellan m Algeria," piano, A. Baechler ; song, " Moon bohind the hill," M -a Price ; sonp, ''The Bridge," Mns Lilian ; song, " The Irish Schoolmaster," Mr Brown ; " Siege of Farts, "pi n > aolo, MW a Oohen ; "Reel of Talloch"; duet, "Very Improrer Indeed," Mies E Johnston and Mr D. Oark ; song, |! Soldier rest," Mr Jaueß Price ; aonuf, "Toe Sliver Rhine," Mr A. Bueohler ; soDg, "Roses adder* heath the Snow," M 8 L'lUan ; two recitations " Laat man," an I tacop Orator," Mr romlimon ; song, " Oh, you pretty Sonl," Mr D Olark ; recitation, " Parody on Charge of Light Brigade," Master Finlayaon ; song, " Now and then," Miss Prfoa ; aworddanoe, Mr Morrison ; sonp, "Brown Upalde Down," Mr J. Prhe, The conaert came to a conclusion with a npa f . ep9eoh from its chief promoter, Mr MoNelll, followed by " A aid Lang Syne " by the whole audience. A ball was being organized when your reporter; left. On Taenday an eotettiinmeft "Twa honra at hame " will be glTOti by Mr A. Purves at Mount Somers. Admlislon It for adults, 6d for children. :

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MOUNT SOMERS GOSSIP., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888

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MOUNT SOMERS GOSSIP. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888