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AMUSEMENTS.

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. There was another big audience at His Majesty's Theatre last night on the occasion of the second performance of "Two Little Sailor Boys" by Messrs. Meynell and Gunn's Company. The last two performances of "Two Little Sailor Boys" are announced, as the management wish to present the two clever children of the company (.Queenie Williams and Maggie Dickinson) in a brief revival, for two nights only, Friday and Saturday, of the sweet pathetic play "The Little Breadwinner," when will aiso be seen for the first time this seaeon, Mr. C. R. Stanford, whose performance of the hypocritical Joseph Prior will be well remembered by Auckland theatregoers. Miss Beatrice Holloway is cast as Margaret Daventry, Miss Lillian Meyers Kate Cherry, and Mr. J. B. Atholwood as Lord William Dorrington. CLEMENT L. WRAGGE. Although it is some five years since Mr. Wragge gave his scientific entertainments in New Zealand, his name has been prominently before the public during the time he has been touring the world, gaining fresh material for his lectures. On the occasion of his previous visit, Mr. Wragge's collection of photographs and slides of celestial subjects was considered unsurpassed. To them has since been added the latest astronomical pictures, including those of the planet Mars, clear and beautiful, almost proving beyond doubt that the planet is Inhabited. On Thursday evening next at the Choral Hall, Mr. Wragge will commence his series of lectures with a most interesting subject, entitled "A Voyage Through the Universe." Although this title was used on Mr. Wragge's previous visit, the present lecture is made almost entirely new. The lecture (illustrated by a powerful lantern) will embrace discourses on our fellow panets, giant sunstorms, and the birth and death of worlds. The reserved seat plan is open at Wildman and Arey's. THE CIRCUS. Tlie immense tents in Stanley-street, In which Messrs. Wirth Bros.' circus and menagerie are located, were filled by a very large and appreciative audience last night. Long before the performance commenced, crowds of people inspected the splendid collection of wild animals, which comprise the menagerie. The programme is a lengthy one, and includes several items of exceptional merit. Acrobatic feats of all descriptions have been made a feature of the programme, and many of these are of a novel character, quite new to Auckland audiences. The giraffe, as it paraded round the arena,-was the source of much interest. The season is limited to four more nights. OPERA HOUSE. Fuller's Wide-World Pictures at the Opera House were again well-received last night by a good audience. Public interest in the moving picture entertainment shows no sign of slackening, and the excellent programme presented was received with every mark of approval. ROYAL PICTURES. The Royal Albert Hall was liberally patronised last night, when a fine series of the popular moving pictures were shown. The programme is a varied one, and comprises a wide range of subjects. A similar entertainment will be given this evening. THE TIVOLI. An entire change of programme will be made to-night at the Tivoli. Amongst the features to be shown is a fine film illustrative of Continental naval manoeuvres, which should be of especial interest at tho present time. Other scenes will be " Beautiful Brittany " and views of Rome, as well 11 s various dramatic scenes. Last night 1 ho performance was again well patronited. It transpires that the scheme for linking up the islands of the Pacific by wireless telegraph is fche/t of an English syndicate — the Pacific Islands Radio Telegraph Co. Every important island in the South Pacific ie to be linked with Australia and New Zealand, and the location of the radio telegraph station at the principal strategic and commercial centres is already under discussion. Among the islands selected are Fiji, the New Hebrides, Marslialls, Samoa, the Solomons, Carolines, Gilberts, Sandwich, Tonga, Fanning Island, Ta-hiti, and Papua. It is also said to be probable that the Pacific Phosphates Co. will have an installation of plant at their depots on Ocean and Pleasant Islands. It is further stated that the Government of Fiji has promised to pay a large sum for subinstallation at the small islands under its jurisdiction, Hnd that the British authorities in the other islands have promised similar co--1 |eration. When certain negotiations i.-i London are complete, the promoters propose to make arrangements for the immediate installation. ■ It has been decided to make Suva the headquarters in the Pacific, and to join the Oceanic wireless service with the cable service of the Pacific Cable Board. MoTe exclusive dress lengths just opened at McCullagh and Gower's, in graduated stripes and fancy weaves for skirt, with plain for bodice; ibordered, tweeds, etc. We advise ladies to make early appointment with our expert- dressmaker if required before Easter.—'(Ad.)

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 71, 24 March 1909

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