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The fancy dress carnival was repealed at the City Hall last evening, and was again extremely well attended, the circle being comfortably filled. The floor was occupied by costumed skaters until half-past ten, and at eleven o’clock a fancy and plain dress ball was held, dancing being indulged in by a largo number of couples to excellent music provided by Mr Robertshaw’s bund. The refreshment table, under the supervision of Mr Cole, was well patronised, and gave general satisfaction. Mr Wootton deserves praise for the able manner in which he carried out his onerous duties in arranging the carnival and its necessary adjuncts. There was a good attendance of skaters at the Palace last night, and those who were on the floor appeared to be much pleased with the programme of the management and with the new music supplied by the band. The latter have added to their repertoire some attractive waltzes. On Monday night a special attraction is announced, Mias Sylvester, of whom we have written more than once, making her first appearance in Dunedin. Judging by_ the accounts of her that have appeared in the Northern Press her performances are simply wonderful. Thus wrote one of the leading Melbourne papers: “It would be hard to conceive anything more graceful, easy, and elegant than her movements, and it is only by those who have been using roller skates that her marvellous f.eats can be fully appreciated, fhe manner in \vhich stye negotiated a step dance, picked up a handkerchief from the floor, and balanced on her toes ,Q r heels was perfection itself, and created a perfect furore amongst the audience, while tfie velocity with which she spun round on her toes, heels, and on one foot might, slightly exaggerated, be compared with that of a boy’s humming top.” The management are doing everything in their power to study the comfort of their patrons and to provide seasonable novelties.

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THE RINKS., Evening Star, Issue 7928, 8 June 1889

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THE RINKS. Evening Star, Issue 7928, 8 June 1889