♦ (From Our Owx Correspondent.) A meeting of the local subscribers to the Patriotic Fund was held in M 'Kay's hall on Thursday evening last. There was not a I large attendance, Mr F. X. Poole was voted to the chair. The notice calling the meeting was read by the chairman, after which the balance-sheet was adopted. There is credit of £53 12s sd. The Chairman Bpoke eulogistically of the able manner in which the hon. secretary (M. 4 Cornish) had carried out the duties attaching to the position, and the meeting awarded that gentleman a hearty vote of thanks. In regard to the cash balance, Mr M'Corley thought that it could not be put to a better purpose than for forming the nucleus of a fund for the establishment of a Cottage Hospital in Kaitangata. Several thought that the money should be forwarded to the Dunedin fund, and be used fur the purpose for which it was collected. It was eventually agreed that the fund remain in the bank for three months, when another meeting could be oalled and finally determine to what purpose the balance should be devoted. A unanimous vote of thanks was accorded Mr Coulter for the way in which he worked in collceting subscriptions. A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. The winding up of the football season was celebrated by a ball on Friday evening last M'Kaj's Hall was well filled, and an eojovable dance was experienced. The winding team in the matches Kaitangata v. Castle Hill were presented with the silver cup by Mr Souness, who, in a neat speech, complimented the Kaitangata Club on winning such a handsome trophy. Himmel and Beath's Band supplied excellent music, while Mr James Broome as M.C. was all that could be desired. Our Brass Band of late has been on the verge of giving up the ghost, but the members have made a rally, and will, with a little asHstance from the public, start anew. A bazaar will Bhortly be held for the purpose of raising funds to purchase new instruments, &c. Our band deserves well of the townspeople ; its services have always i been cheerfully given for almost every purpose, and the public no doubt will respond liberally when the bazaar is on. The Kaitang»ta Hall was crowdei to its utmoßt capac.ty on Saturday night, when Ferry the Frog and his company appeared. I have seen ao-called "' boneless men," but Ferry has opened a new field of postureine. His performance is positively fascinating, and m ist be seen to be believed. This remarkable man contrives to force his anatomy into positions and attitudes such as baffle descriritien, and the large audience sat breathlessly silent, wondering what he would do next One might live a lifetime amongst showmen, and never secure a Ferry. The chirm about his performance too is that it leaves no feeling of that repulsion impelled aaa" rule " by human writhings ; he is a wonder, this " man " in frog's dress, and a poem of gracefulness. He has very able assistance, in fact the entertainment as a whole was a decided treat.
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Bruce Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 74, 24 September 1901, Page 5
Kaitangata Bruce Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 74, 24 September 1901
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