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FOOTBALL CLUB ENTER TAINMENT.
The entertainment in aid of the Oam perdown Football club, took place on Tuesday evening in the Mechanics' Halt The attendance was a tolerably large one and the programme provided was all that could be desired, both in regard to the performers and to the audience. The overture, which comprised selections from •• La Zingari" was played by Mr. Davies in a masterly manner, and on its conclu sion the curtain ascended forthe perform ance of Mr. Pilgrim's farce, "Paddy Miles the Limerick hoy," by a number of ama teurs of whom several were-new to Cam per down audiences. The plot of the farce was developed with a fair amount of suc cess, albeit, something had to be left to the imagination of the audience by reason of several of the players making; their first appearance, showing some diffidence and failing to make themselves heard through out the hall. Notwithstanding this de fect, however, we are but echoin" the opinion of those present when* we say that tho whole of the proceedings were carried out with more rcrre than those of the professional com ]?ny which recently occupied the hall Referring to the plot, little can be said of it, as it would appear that a number of jwrsons are placed in contact with each other for the purpose of contrast against the vagaries of Paddy Miles, but notwith standing this fact, it must be said to the credit of the amateura that the individual parts were well brought out. From what we could gather it would appear that a medical gentleman, yclept Dr. Coates (Mr. F. Rae), is desirous of the hand of .in elederly lady, Mrs. Fidget, (Mr. J. Webbe) and the services of a male servant at the one time, and that ki3 son Henry, (Mr. P. Xeylon) is anxious to become the successful wooer of Mr. Fioget's daughter Jane, (Master W. Pope). The young?gen ilcman, however, is at some slight disad vantage because of the watchfulness of his atiored one's mother in preventing her frnni goimr out alone, and he has, there ;\in\ to resort ti> a clandestine correspon dence- Paddy Miles, (Mr. T. Colburn) appears on the scene and is engaged by Henry as servant ti. his father, Dr. Coates, ,nthe understand ng that all letters to Mi-s Fidget shall be carried by him. jThe triers are carried, successfully, in one in aTJiioa by the aid of female clothing as a .it-ruse, and the happy ileiionemcnt de sired by Master Henry is arrived at, viz., his clupement and marriage with Jaiie. Jub (Mr. G. Pike), a gardener in the eni ]<!ny of Mrs. Fidget was the janitor whose instructions were to prevent his mistress's Ja'.ighter from speaking to any stranger, and Reuben, (Mr. P. Carmody) appeared to have existence only for the" purpose of sending Dr. Coates several miles to visit a sick man who was not sick. Of the aiiil.tr displayed by the several amateurs, tre are constraind to give the palm to Mr. AVt-bbe, who certainly " fetched" the audience by his really clear personification of Mrs. Fidget, and we think it is a matter f.ir reirret that this gentleman is not a n?ident of Camperdown, so that his ser viim might be utilised more frequently. Mr. Colburn as Paddy Miles was all that could ha desired and carried the audience with him both in dialogue and vocal xm. Mr. F. Rae made his dehut as mi amateur, and certainly created a very favorable impression of his capabi- I;;i?s. buth in elocution and manner. Mr 1". >'ey!un was successful in his first es say at " juvenile lead," anil Messrs. Pike iuJ Carmnriy were earnest in their en deavura to please, while Master Pope undo hia usual creditable appearance. Afrer an interval of ten rninute3, the second part of the programme was npened by n pianoforte solo, " Harpe Elieiine,' by Mr. Davis, which was well received. Mr. W. Down then rendered " True to the last," in his cus tomary artistic manner, and was rewarded ■H'.'.h prolonged applause. " Awfully 1-iev.ir" by Mr. J. \V c bbe, was the fol -1 nnoj item, and its rendition was loudly en TeJ. Mr. Knos sang "My Pretty ■lane" f;iirly,jaud Mr. \V. Down supplied die next number,"The heart bow'd down" w:th great taste and precision, of which the audience again demonstrated their at - jTeciati'in. Mr. Webbe again appeared n'.tii -iThe Organ Grinder," and the ap -I'iause which ensued was utmost deafen ing, an encore being demanded, and ac ceded to. Mr. Knox then concluded the \ ucal portion of the programme by the rendition of " Old Scotland, Hove thee." -Mr. Davis played the accompaniments in .i painstaking way, and gave every satis faction. After a selection, '"Silvery Waves," the entertainment was concluded by the production of a laughable sketch, called " The Troublesome Servants," the characters in which were represented by Mr. F. Rae (the hon. George M'Guire), Mr. Colburn (Peter, an iv door servant), Mr. Webbe (Sambo, an ont-door ser vant). The idt?i of this piece lies in the fact that Mr. M'Guire is desirous of em ploying two servants, one fur in-door duties, and the other for work outside the house. He eniplujs the two men tioned above, and they prove endlessly troublesome by reason of their apparent misconception of their position as ser v;i!iu. Mr. Rae certainly surprised his audience by the easy manner in wliich lie acijuitted himself of his ta'k, and Mr. Webbe ingratiated him-ulf still more by liis humorous representation of Sambo,' while Mr. Colburn, as Pete, was emi nently successful.