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BENEFIT CONCERT

That the organisers of the benefit con--1 cert- held last night in the Burns Hal! | wore a bio to get together such an array lof linsi-class local talent spunks well, net | only for (ho managing committee, but tur the performers who so willingly gave their Mirvices in the good cause. It was gratifying to ;;l! concerned. too, So know that their efforts were crowned such sue 1 cess, both fmm an artistic and a financial |ist ami pon it-. It was originally intended | th.it the preoeerU of tho entertainment I should ire devoted to defraying the initial expenses in connection with tlie proposed Cilv Tramwa\s Braes Bund, but in ihe nie-uuime the urgent needs of two mini.rets of tho tramway staff who had boon imfortnnato enmi'di to be laid aside for some months by illness were brought home to the committee, who generously decided to divert tho profits to tho more noble cause of the relief of their distressed comrades. Every member of tho staff aorked hard in disposing of tickets, witn the result that a substantial sum of money will be available to hand to the sick men. His Woiship the Mayor (Mr ,1. B. bliackloek) occupied tlie chair last night, and in the course of his opening remarks laid stress upon the patriotism shown by tne tramway men. many of whom had already gone to the front, while others were following. J hi’pe who had been left behind, said the Mayor, were also doing noble work, as they would see that night, by easing the burden of their sick brethren." Each item on a long and varied programme met with warm appreciation, the audience mailing frequent demands for encores. The following are tho names of these who contributed buns:—Miss L. M’Laren (piano Liszt ‘Rhapsodic No. II’), Miss J:lorcncu Paeey (song, ‘There’s a Land’), Miss* Ethel Churchill (monologue, ‘Gentlemen of Fiance’), Mias Mabelle lisquiiant (song. • Still as the Night’), Miss May Brown (songs and recitations), Miss J. Clarkson (song, ‘Happy Song’). Mr A. Rawlinson (song, ‘A Hundred Pipers’), Master S. Brown (song. ‘ May Morning ’), Mr E. Drake (song, • Iret Me Like a Soldier Fall’), Mi* ()._ Judd (cornet solo, ‘ i-.idel-wci&s’), Mr IV. JL Mackenzie (song, ‘The Oid Brigade’), Mr F. Drake (Velio solo, ‘ Tho Rosary), .Miss Ksqnilant and Mr F, Drake (vocal duet, ‘lt Was a Lover and His Lass’). The piano was lent for rtuoccasion by Messrs C. Becgvuw) Co. Mi.-ees L. M‘Laron and N. Drake supplied ta-’U-ful accompaniments. At the conclusion of tlie conceit a vote of thanks was passed to the performers

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BENEFIT CONCERT, Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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BENEFIT CONCERT Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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