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CATCHING THE COIN

STKPIIFASON AND LIM.KY'S I'\KA!)K KOt! TIIK BF.I.GiAN FIND. iPn COLLF.CTF.i). Messrs Stephenson ami Linl'.v, whose pantomime company have throughout the New Zealaiul tour devoted a tow hours in each town to the augnienration of tho Belgian fund, furnished a fine spectacular street entertainment in that cause to-dav. tli" net result being a .sum of about IWI. Although a parade at 11 ..'lO a.m. imjK.sed a considerable hardship upon members of the company, in view ot to-days matinee, both girls and men were i>resent to almost full strength, and prosecuted their charitable, purpose with the greatest vigor. The result speaks for itself, and with golden tongue. The company paraded in costume through the main street in lorries provided by .Messrs Speight and Co ' K. Hudson and Co., the. Pacific Motor Company, and m motor cars provided bv lending citizens. Offices throughout' the line of route were raided with startling result, and both at the Octagon ami the Fountain leadin" members of the troupe gave an entertainment. The rails Mirroiiiiding the Octagon gardens were densely packed to see Lennon, Hyman, and Lemon's acrobatic aci, and at the. i<'"»ntnin the pauiotic songs by Miss Olivo Robinson, Mr Chas. Howard, and Mr Con Moreni drew a shower ot coins The Indies of the company were furnished with nosegays and bouquets; prepared bv tho Women's Patriotic Association,' for which there, was a brisk sale. In addition, two untrained pictures of Sir John Jellieoo and Kitrhoner reached nearly £'■'>■ It was an admirable, spontaneous gift bv tho management, to whom (and to the members of the company who worked so hard) the thanks of the. local committee are due with both hands. \t to-night's pcnormtuico ui Lnrmpty bumptv ' an auction sale, of soreral pictures will be made and Mimo acknowledgment will be offered ot tho company's sendees.

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CATCHING THE COIN, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914

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CATCHING THE COIN Issue 15680, 19 December 1914

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