Mlog Mabel Sylvester, the champion lady skater, raado her first appearance in Aohburton at the Rink de Paria laai n'ght. before n crowded honsc, nntf sonrt-d a decided suocosa Thu fl or wan ocoupted by tho usual visitors t> ihe Kink nntll nearly nine o'clock, when skatea were token oil, and seats were takon on thp special stands on the otngo and «t the btpk of the Hall, Mite Sylvester then appo*red, and was wel--0 >mbd with loud applause. Tbo first pirt of the pcrforrnirco cmprlsud n surprhing variety of trjok skating, and Introduced moot of the fancy "tollo," dsnoo Btopv n &o, many uf which ware quite now to the rpeotatorp, and all of who 1 ) wore oxeouted with tho utmost easo, grace, and preolsioo, evoking re pi a ted borats of applause. A short interval elapsed, and then M!hs Sylvester went throiißh her "great firo not," skating to a w*l z measure throngh »n Intrloite raz< of o-jlored llghtn mo it oleve'lv, Bnd finished op frith the Highland fling; A f^aturo lu Mlsb Sylvoater'a porfcrmanoo in tho rapidity wlih wWoh th 3 moet diiQjull feats w ra executed, qal'o running away sometimes from tbo music, whose performers wero unprepared for suon " l'ghlnlng bo'b. v The rnaolo, however, whioh w»« sappllcd by th,o Borongh Brass Band, under the oonduotprshlp of Mr Horace Gates, wbb'J an agreeable adjuoot to the performance. Mls« Sylvester appe;rod ia a hands inae skating ooßtume of white satin, and wore a number of trophies of her prowe- Bon skates. To-night there will be an entire change of procrammo, including an amusing sketch of a masher's first eflhrtt on skated.
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MISS SYLVESOER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2170, 11 July 1889
MISS SYLVESOER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2170, 11 July 1889
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