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KNGLISH WKSLRYAN CHAPEL. A lOVEL ENTERTAINMENT. An entertainment of a novel and interesting ch lracter was given at the Murley-road School room, Rhyl, on Thursday last, in the form of a programme being sustained and exclusively carried out, by ladies. The room was crowded to its utmost capacity, many being unable to obtain admittance. The whole arrangements were entirely carried out by ladies, and in al most every conceivable particular they. dis- pensed with the aid of gentlemen, and so rigid was their determination to confine the whole thing to their own sex, that they fully intend- ed to construct the platform themselves, were it not for the interference of a certain gentle man, who did not much relish the idea of not, having a hand in the concern, and in order to I do so forestalled the ladies much to thei chagrin and disappointment, in this part of the undertaking. Not satisfied with scoring a point here, this irrepressible gentleman was de ermined to make himself conspicuous at the intertainment, and endeavoured to do so by ittiring himself in a policeman's uniform, and disguising bis well known features by wearing a set of false whiskers. But in soite of his well got-up disguise, he was instantly recognised, tnd as his intrusion was not looked upon with much favour by the fair performers, he was jbliged to bid a re reat. But to come to the entertainment: we have already said it was a novel one, hut unlike many novelties it was throughout interesting and enjoyable, and de- serves to he spoken of in unqualified terms of praise The advertisement announced that the chair was to be occupied by a lady. The general public were kept in ignorance of who his lady was, but rumour said it was Mrs Hazlehurst, Southlands, a lady who has at all times suown practical sympathy with tne lish Wesleyan cause These conjectures proved to be somewhat well founded, as it was earn- estly hoped that Mrs Hazlehurst would be able I to take the chair but she was prevented from doing so through indisposition. In her rnavoid- able absence Miss Rice, a lady on whose shoulders the work of carrying out the enter- tainment has principally devolved, was pre- vailed upon to fill the vacancy. She did so with a dignity and grace peculiar to ladies, and opened the proceedings with the following speech :—Ladies and gentlemen, I must apolo- gise for taking this position. I expected to take a much less prominent place, but very much regret to say that Mrs Hazlehurst, who would so ably and gracefully have filled the chair, is prevented from so doing by illness (applause). This has also compelled a change in the programme. I must therefore ask yotyf kind forbearance. I don't know why I am asked to take her place, unless it is because of the great interest I take in the two objects with which this meeting is so closely connected (ap- plause) First, the proceeds are to assist the funds of our Sunday School; and secondly the entertainment has emanated from Mrs Rippon's Young Woman's Association, several members of which are taking part to-night (applause.) Mrs Rippon is not trying to make strong mind- ed women in the ordinary acceptance of the term, but she is trying to foster a love of good reading and thinking, and the ideals placed be- fore us are good, true, and noble women (ap- plause.) She hopes as the result of the meet- ings of the association that we shall be better fitted for our daily duties (applause.) I should like to tell you much of Mrs Rippon's designs on the subject, but I am not learned in the art of speech-making, therefore with your kind permission, we will at once proceed with the programme (loud applause). This neat and pithy speech evoked consider- able applause, and augured well for the differ ent items that were to follow. The first item was a pianoforte solo by Fraulien Schrucier, which was a most artistic performance follow- ed by a song. The Child's Dream, from Miss Wrigley, who was warmly applauded for her excellent singing The glee party afterwards sung in excellent style, a glee entitled Who can tell." The reading of "Mrs Caudle "by Mrs Hunt, was a masterpiece of elocution, ana caused the utmost hilarity, and so persistent were the demands for encore that Mrs Hunt had to respond by giving another reading from h Mrs Caudle's Curtain LectureMiss E. Day next favoured the audience with a song, and although suffering from a somewhat severe cold she sang in beautiful style, and was rapturously applauded- The next item was a trio, Lift thine eyes," by Mrs Hunt, Mrs Rippon, and Miss Debney which was greatly appreciated. A pianoforte solo by Miss Wilkinson also elicited general expressions of approval. An extra item was added to the programme in the form of a song by Miss .vlaud Davies who bids fair to become a 'popular songstress, her excellent singing on! this occasion being loudly encored. The second part of the programme was commenced with a dialogue entitled The Sole Heiress, in which the following took partMrs Edge a widow i lady, Miss L. Taylor; Julia (her daughter), Miss M. Amos; Bertha her niece), Miss Pringle Jane (the servant), Miss Dunckley Ann (a Sunday School teacher), Miss Williams Miss Ross, Miss Perkins (lady collectors), Miss E. Gunner and Miss J Taylor; Miss Groves (a dressmaker), Miss M Amos. Miss Louisa Amos' pourtrayal of Julia, a young lady who supposes herself to have been left sole heiress to a large estate, was most realistic. The manner in which she assumed the airs of superiority of one suddenly exalted from a low to a high position evoked much laughter and applause. Miss Pringle's delineate >n of Bertha (her niece) was also very clever, whilst Miss Dunckley as Jane (the servant) performed her part in a most creditable manner. Miss Williams s impersonation of Ann (a Sunday School scholar) was really admirable, and the other characters performed their parts in a no less satisfactory manner. After the dialogue Fraulien bchrucer gave another excellent pianoforte solo, followed by a song, "Needles and Pins," by Miss Wrigley, who was loudly encored. Miss Edith Day gave an exquisite rendition of "Many a mile away," and was loudly applauded. The entertainment was brought to a close with the solo and chorus. .0 Land of my fathers.' by Miss L. Amos and Choir. It is to be regretted the National Anthem of Wales is not sang jnuch oftener here as .strange to relate, the audience re mained seated whilst it was being sung nor did they rise up until reminded to do so by Mr Rippon. The ladies carried out their determination to the very end not to let any gentlemen even have as much as a word and it was no secret that more than one gentle- man had prepared a speech in the hope of moving a vote of thanks to the ladies. They were, however, foiled in their object, for the National Anthem was sung before they could have time to get up to display their orator- ical powers. The entertainment from every point of view was a Complete success, and the ladies, particularly Mrs Rippon and Miss Rice, who had worked so hard and assid- uonsly in arranging for it, are to be con gratulated on its satisfactory issue. The accompanists were Mrs Rippon and Miss Florrie Day.



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