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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE. The “ Mysterious Hugaxd ” demonstrated his skill in hie sensation shooting and sleight-of-hand tricks against lasi evening. Ching Sung Loo also showed himself to be a past master of the mysterious art. and completely mystified the audience with his numerous feats. The other members of the company are all capable performers, and supply enjoyable items. The performance will be given again this evening. . HAYWARDS’ PICTURES. Tho amusing comedy, ‘Beauty and the Barge.’ is the leading picture at the Octagon Hall, and it is a particularly good production. The war pictures are interesting to a decree, and tho other supports ■well up to the standard. —‘The Davis Cup.’— On Monday a very fine film depicting the play in the contest for the Davis Cop tennis championship will he screened. The Australasian champions (Wilding and ■Brookes) and those of America (M‘Loughiin and Williams) will he <*een competing. Other pictures include ‘ The Inspector's Story.’ FULLERS’ PICTURES. The war picture at tho King’s is attracting a great deal of attention, and interested a large audience last night. This film shows various phases of the battle ‘before Antwerp, and conveys to the spectator something of the grim awfulness of the great conflict. The other films, comprising dramas and comedies of an interesting and amusing nature, are quite up to the “King’s” nigh standard. PRINCESS THEATRE. Although Miss Carrie Moore’s may be described as the star turn at the Princess, tho whole programme is one %f distinct merit- Every item was well received last night, and the audience wont away thoroughly pleased. The same artists will appear to-night. LIEDERTAFEL CONCERT. The programme for the 108 th concert of the above society will be presented in the Burns Hall on Monday evening, when a most enjoyable evening of part-singing, instrumental and vocal solos, and elocutionary items will be placed before tho many patrons of Dunedin’s popular malevoice choir. The Liedertafel are numerically strong and are singing in first-class style, and the forthcoming concert should be one of the best of their long series. The committee announce that extra tickets can be purchased at the doors. DUNEDIN PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. The above society will give their final concert this year in the Garrison Hall on Friday night. An excellent programme has been arranged for this occasion. By special request the ‘Military Caprice ’ composed by Signor Squarise, descriptive of the great European war, will be repeated. This item caused great enthusiasm when played at the society's last concert, and those who failed to hoar it should not miss this opportunity. The ‘ Star ’ said of the last performance of this piece: “ The audience, broke into a perfect furore of appreciation as the last notes died away. The composer was recalled and cheered continuously. It was an immediate and unqualified triumph for composer and performers.” Tie programme also includes overture ‘ Iriomphala * (Tschaikow.sky), march ‘ Japanese ’ (Mokoko), overture to Rossini's ‘ Stabat Mater ’ (Squarise), prologue in Heaven to the opera * Mepbistopheles ’ (Boito). The string section have the following items allotted to them: —Historiette ‘ Lise et Lucas ’ (Mouton), valse intermssao ‘ Premiere Etoilo ’ (Mouton). Miss Mabel Esquilant is the singer for this concert. Her numbers will he 4 Softly Awakes My Heart,’ ‘ Samson and Delilah ’ (SaintSaens), and ‘Life’s Gifts’ (Clutsam). To afford the public an opportunity of hearing this conceit a limited number of 2s tickets will be sold at the door or can bo obtained from members of the society. UNIQUE CONCERT. A SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINMENT. An entertainment that has now become on© of the fixed institutions of the City, and is looked forward to with pleasure, is the concert promoted and arranged by the Young Women’s Presbyterian Bible Classes of Dunedin and suburbs in aid of the Presbyterian Children’s Homo and Orphanage. There am always kindly recollections of this annual ©vent, which is invariably carried out with an enthusiasm that becomes infectious. The seventh annual concert took place in Bums Hall last night, the Rev. A. Cameron presiding. Mr Cameron said the orphanage work during tho past year had been marked with success, tn all 309 children were being cared for by the Presbyterian body in Dunedin, one-half of whom were in the various homes. In tho Glrndining Home hoys under 10 years of age and girls of no particular ago restriction were accommodated, and were under the care of Sister Mary and her helpers. At Grant's Brae* were housed the hoys over 10 years of age, under the car© of Miss Tweed ana her assistants: while tire Rev. Axelsen had the care of the boys who had left school. In conclusion, ho appealed to those present not to allow the war ta absorb all their attention, hut to remember the children, and help them financially and with their praters. Rev. Mr Axelsen expressed pleasure at seeing the hall so crowded, which ho accepted as an indication of the interest taken in the work of the orphanages. He expressed his gratitude to the Young Women’s Bible Classes of the Cily for the splendid work they had done* to assist the orphanages. Miss M‘Fio ('directress) and Miss_ Telfer (pianist) also deserved their best thanks, as did all those who assisted in helping forward the work of th« association and of the orphanages in particular. The first part, of the programme consisted of a miniature operetta entitled ‘ Brownie’s Whispers.’ given by a number of tiny children of both sexes, some of whom oonld not be more than four venrs of age. Those children were inmates of the orphanages, and the manner in which thev carried out their various parts reflected credit on teachers and taught. Needless to say. the performance was warmly applauded by the large assemblage present. Tho second portion of the programme was devoted to various items, which were contributed principally by women connected with the Bible classes;— Members Caversham Bible Class, clubswinging ; Knox Bible Class, glee; Miss L. Johnston, recitation; Miss Iris Jacobs, violin solo: the Payne Family, instrumental trio; Mr Johnstone, solo; and a patriotic tableau, ‘Many Nations,’ by St. Andrew’s Bible Class. A waxworks burlesque, presented hy “Mrs Jarley and Company,” was responsible for much merriment. At a suitable interval the combined Bible classes gave an adaptation of ‘ It’s a T-ong Way to Tipperary,' and a collection taken up resulted, in £2O being contributed. A most successful entertainment concluded with tho singing of the National Anthem.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
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