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THEATRE HOODLUMS.

SIR,—TiU quite recently attenders at our theatre used to have the pleasure of seeing a representative of law and order among the audience, present for the purpose of eieotihe anyone who should make himself disagreeable" to the audience. Unluckily this rulo has now become obsolete, as I have not seen a policeman in the theatre for a considerable time On Saturday night I had the misfortune to get in the proximity of a choice specimen of the hoodlum. The last two acts of the performance were entirely spoUt to persona, within howling distance of him by his inane remarks; cat-calls! and whistling, and that those" who paid their money toliear the play were subjected to his gross remarks, to the exclusion of all else, without remedy, betokens' a Jaxness somewhere." Coming out of the theatre; this specimen of humanity (!) nearly knooked an old man down by purposely bumping into him-ceward, that he afterwards proved himself to be ! Hoping that Inspector Pardy or Mr Bland Holt may see fit to take steps to provide for the attendance of a -policeman regularly at the theatre, and also that the latter gentleman may alight on the afore-mentioned specimen and give him a night's free lodging—l am, etc,, Dunedin, October 11. t '

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THEATRE HOODLUMS., Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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THEATRE HOODLUMS. Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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