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' The Primitive Methodist Church, which, by the by, was the first church established at the port, inaugurated on Wednesday evening a novelty in the way of a Ship Pair. In the unavoidable absence of His Worship the Mayor, the Rev. Mr Hunt opened the proceedings in a very happy speech, setting forth the necessity of raising money in aid of the church funds. The church are to be congratulated on their decision in tabooing anything in the shape of gambling, nothing being disposed of by way of the usual raffles, which are so common at church bazaars. Everything was offered for sale in the usual .way. The produce Stall, which represented the ship Stefano Razeto was in charge of Mesdames E. Johnson and E. McQuarrie. The skipper of the s.s. Pimple, representing the ‘•’dip,” was Miss A. Erasniussen. Messrs Parsons Bros’, ship “Ply” was in charge of Mr P. Johnson. The flower stall was controlled by Mrs Ring and Miss M. Erasniussen. Lollie stall—Mend antes Stewart and Stephens. Art stall—Mesdames Creagh and Grant. Tea was dispensed cm board the s.s. Koomerah by Me&dtames Crozier and Johnston. The Seal la wag was in charge of Mr B. Johnson. Captain D. Johnston was in charge of the s.s. Britannia, whore he created a sensation by the number oi lish be caught and sold, thereby bringingin a large revenue to the funds. dive s.s. Pimple. otherwise the. “dip." discharged cargo from both her hatches at a great rate -during the two evenings the Pair was in progress. Tableaux, represent nvg the Gipsy’s Warning and Sin- Wore a Wreath of Roses were well received, the soloists being Mesdames Crocket and Creagh. -Messrs Grant. Bigwood, and Delaney supplied appropriate music during the progress of the Pair. Mrs TL Stewart, as the energetic secretary - , was here, there, and everywhere, On the whole-, the Pair was evidently a success, and the people in cist orderly - , which was not to lie wondered at. considering the local Guards had a Maxim gun facing down the hall all the time.

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AMUSEMENTS, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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AMUSEMENTS Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907