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An entertainment in connection with St. Martin's Church Parish, North-east Valley, took place in the schoolroom on Wednesday evening. Songs were Mesdames Strain and Tyrrell, Misses Wright, Drake, and Crawford, and Messrs Boyd, Towsey, Sinclair, Litter, and W. F. Young, a humorous reading by Mr Bovdell, recitations by Mejsrs Young and Irvine, while Mr Drake, jun., played a violin solo, and a pianoforte duet was given by Mrs M'Cartie and Mr Towsey. The latter, with Mr Sinclair, contributed a duet. The accompaniments were played, by Messrs Towsey and Drake, Mies Drake, and ; Mrs Latter. The whole of the items were deservedly applauded, and Mr Young, as usual, fairly captured his audience with his inimitable Binging. The gathering was presided over by Mr Latter in the absence of the Rev. Canon Richards.

The anniversary of the. North Dunedin Presbyterian Sunday School was celebrated in the Howe street Hall last evening by a pioture, song, and story service given by Mr Prank Graham. Some splendid pictures of English, Scotch, Irish/American, and Continental views were shown by means of a magic lantern, capably worked bv Mr Eunsori. An illustrated story of the life of a man who had become a slave of the evils of drink was also depicted, and enlisted the marked attention of the audience, whioh was a large one. The ohildren sang several hymns sung them at the Sabbath school and Mr A. E. White contributed a solo, which was much appreciated. Mr White and Master Adams efficiently presided at the org in. The entertainment, which was organised by Mr Eggleton, reflected great credit on that gentleman. A euchre tournament was- held last evening at Wood's Hotel between teams from the Public Service Club and Messrs Reid and Gray's. After an exciting game victory rested with Reid and Gray's team by twenty-seven games to twenty-three. Messrs Rolfe and Maher, of the Public Service Club, secured the trophies for the greatest'number of wins. Messrs Isaacs and Dawe captained the respective teamß. A return match was arranged for the following Thursday. A cribbage and euchre tournament was held at the Volunteer Hall, Mosgiel, last night, between teams representing the Green Island Working Men's Club and the Mosgiel Cribbage Club. After a keenly-contested tournament, lasting over two hours, the Green Island team were proclaimed winners by six games, having won forty-seven to their opponents' forty-one. . At the conclusion of the tournamerit the victors were entertained by the Mosgiel team. Songs were rendered by various members of both olubs, and it was unanimously agreed that a most enjoyable evening had been spent. The Hendley Cricket Club held a very successful smoke concert in the lower room at the Choral Hall last night. The chair was occupied by Mr A, M. Hendy, and there were about sixty others present. Amongst others, the following toasts were honored :—"The Otago Cricket Association," .'«kindred Sports," "The Hendley Cricket Club," "The President (Mr Bellamy)," and " Visitors."- The proceedings were enlivened by musical items contributed by Messrs T.Bailey, R. D. Spraggon A. Downes, J. Deaker, A. Thomson, A. M Hendy, T. Bennett, and W. M'Leod. Mr E. Hall was an efficient accompanist. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was brought to a close shortly after eleven o'clock by the singing of ?Auldlang syne.' ',- . - ... Last night an able and interesting -"mfesionary lecture entitled f Daybreak- on Darkest Africa, or the Thrilling-Life Story of Robert Moffat' was delivered (for the twentyrfirst time) by Pastor F. W. Boreham, of Mosgiel, in the Kaikorai Baptist Church. The lecturer spoke of the missionarjrlearnV ipg at his mother's fireside;, of His conversion and his acceptance for work in Africa by

the London Missionary Society, of c'of tion'to his work'/ and of the loving HApect " ~ irrwhiehTie was held during huTlifty years' missionary career among those whom he "■■'■'•* labored; A vote of thanks tf&s accorded to theleoturer and to the chairman Rev. RrR.M. Sutherland). ;-■:■! -.v"

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SOCIAL GATHERINGS., Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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SOCIAL GATHERINGS. Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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