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An entertainment m aid of the funds of the Mount Somers Sabbath School was given m the schoolroom on Wednesday evening last. The evening was all that could be desired, and as the object was a worthy one the attendance was large, the building being comfortably fill). Tlio entertainment, which took the form of an exhibition of dissolving views, by Mr James Price, commenced at 7.30 p.m. bjr the audience .singing "To the Work" from Saukey s collection, after which the Rev W. Finlayson offered prayer. Mr Price then exhibited a number of views of the principal public and private buildings of London. Mr E. Armstrong, We.sleyan Home Mission, gave di.scri|>live notes of each picture as it cailie" on the screen. The light was excellent, and the notes were interesting, well given, and to tlie point. Mrs Finlayson then rendered a selection on the harmonium,after which Mr Price recited a temperance poem, entitled the " Trial of Sir Jasper," illustrating by dissolving views the .different characters represented m the story. The whole was well rendered, and much appreciated by the audience. More London views, and then a number of objects representing animal and vegetable life were exhibited through the microscope^ which Mr Price has affixed to his lantern. The objects were magnified to an extraordinary degree, and parts which were quite invisible to the naked eye were brought out clearly on the screen, f This part of the entertainment was exceedingly interesting. Another musical selection rendered by Mrs Finlayson, and Mr Price exhibited on the screen a number of photographs of local identities, producing a considerable amount of mirth among the smaller part of the audience. As the admission was free, a collection was taken up, by which the funds of the Sabbath school will benefit to the extent of about 255, On the motion "of Mr Watson, seconded by Mr E. Armstrong, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Price for the able manner m which he had entertained the audience, and a similar vote was accorded to Mrs Finlayson for presiding at the harmonium, and to Mr Aimstreng for his descriptive notes. The singing of the Doxology and the pronouncing of the Benediction brought a very pleasant evening to a close.

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MOUNT SOMERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2505, 30 August 1890

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MOUNT SOMERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2505, 30 August 1890