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PORTLAND BAND VISITS HAMILTON. ---' x Pleasant wenther favored the vin:t to tlamilton on Sunaluy of the Port land Citizcns' Band, under the con ductorship of Mr. C. H. Baker. Two recitals were given by the visitors in conjunction with the Hamilton Town Band, and as usual, they were. the guests of the local bandsmen for the (lay. Though the results of the visit froin the finiancial point of view were riot hs good as might have beens expected, the afternoon recital in the botanical gardens was heard by a large and representative gath ering, and similar interest was shown at the after-church concert at the town hall. -The takings for the (lay totalled about £0. Before the visit orr: left in the evenng they were en tertained at supper by the ladies' committee of the local band. The president of the Hamilton Town Band (Cr. Sabelberg) thanked the members of thce Portland Band and their conductor for the interesting programme they had submitted, wished them every success in the forthlcmling Coleraine competitions, and r: safe return to their. homes. The vice-prcsident (Mr. W. Elijah), in supporting the president's re marks, said that Mlr. Baker was do ing solid work with the band, and he believed that under his direction suc crss would be achieved. He was glad to see present Mlr. and Mrs. Baker, father and mother of the conductor. Mr. C. H. Baker, in re sponding, thanked the speakers for their complimentary remarks and good wishes, and also for the gener ous and enjoyable hospitality ex tended. When the Hamilton Band returned the visit to Portland, they hoped to give them equally as good a time. In the absence of the ITam ilton conductor (Mr. MA. L. King), Mir. E. Luxton capably conducted the local band, and the following pro. gramnme was offered:-Fantasin, "Knight Errant" ; march, "Indepen dentia"; popular numbers, "Little ,oan You've Ifad a Busy Day," and "Isle of Capri"; march, "Mad Major"; hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light." The Portland band pre sented : Overture, "Austral" ; emarch, "Mazeppa" ; waltz, "My leno" ; and hymn, "It is Well." At the evening performance the bandsmen were assisted by Mrs. H. J. Donehue (mezzo-contralto) and Miss C. Pitts (soprano). Mrs. Done. hue, who was sympathetically accom panied by Miss J. Sloane, is the pos Eessor of a good voice of wide range, and her singing of the Scotch songs, "We'd Better Bide a Wee" and "Doun' the Burn," won well merited applause for her refined and artistic renditions. Miss Pitts also pleased considerably by her interpretations of "Danny Boy" and "Little Town in Old County Down." The visit ors scored a success with their play ing of the fantasia, "The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill," and the whinmsi cal novelties, "Woodland Glade" and "The Tragedy."-"Spectator." In our : report of the hospital meeting in last issue, it was stated that the total handedc in by Air. Quick as a result of his dahlia show collections was £10. This is not correct, the actual amount beng £8. Host Holbrook says: The correct olive for the cocktail is the Manzan illa. Holbrook's Manzanillas arem crisp and tasty.