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The regular monthly meeting of the Dunedin Burns Club, held in the City Hall yesterday evening, was attended by a large number of members. Mr J. H. Morrison "(president of the society) occupied the chair, and was warmly greeted on taking his accustomed seat after an absence of three months in Australia. In the course of his opening remarks the chairman made touching reference to the loss of a valued member —Mr Thomas Denniston—and said that by his death the club had lost an enthusiastic 'lover of Scotia's national poet. He also referred with regret to the recent decease of Mr James Cooper, who was a very old friend as well as an esteemed member of the Burns Club. Mr A. J. Burns, later in the evening, took occasion to move the following resolution ;—"That the secretary Jbe instructed to write in terms of con•dolence to the family of the late Mr Denniston." The address lor the evening was en "Robert Louis Stevenson,' and was delivered 'by Mr W. A. Sim, who was listened to with ■evident pleasure by a minority of his auditors. The concert programme was t-ather lengthy. Vocal items were contributed by Misses Far&is (whose ' Holy City' •was the gem of the evening), AllaD, and 'Thomson, and Messrs M'Farians, Campbell, und Hosie ; and Mr Davie played a selection •pf Scotch aira as a violin solo. Miss Bußh's recitation of ' Mary, Queen of Scots,' was a Teaiiy fine elooutioaary effort, and the young lady iully deserved he? .encore. Part songs by the Burns Club Choir, s, .dialogue from Crockett's ' Cleg Kelly' by Miss £llan and Messes M'Alpine, M'Parritch, and M'Pher■son ; and a vote of thanks to the performers •concluded the meeting. As usual, Mr Francis wielded the conductor's baton, and Miss Wright played the accompaniments.

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DUNEDIN BURNS CLUB., Evening Star, Issue 10421, 16 September 1897

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DUNEDIN BURNS CLUB. Evening Star, Issue 10421, 16 September 1897