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THE CONCERT A HUGE SUCCESS ST.ANDREWS SOCIETY CELEBRATION AT THE RUSSELL THEATRE frame, thsOrtat Batcrtalssr, Captivated th larg aoaUace-Tlc legal Party Preseal and Wr Highly nsased - St Andrew's concert last night was the best ever given by the Society in Ottawa. ' All the performers were Scotchmen, almost everybody in the audience was Scotch, and of course His Excellency's home i is among the heather covered hill of bonnie Scot? land. - ' ' j Almost every available seat, was occupied and representatives from nearly -every Scotch family in Ottawa were there. Their ExceUenciea accompanied by Major Drummond and Mrs. Drum-Cnond and several of, the aide occu pied the vice-regal (boxes. (Mayor Bingham. Mrs. Bingham and Mr Si J. Bingham occupied a box. : i The Society's banner, bearing the figure of BL Andrew wa bung over the door leading to the stage Presi dent Hogg, who wore th president' gold medal, the badge of hi office, gave a speech as announced on the programme On behalf of the Society, Mr. Hogg thanked the audience for turning out in such numbers and also for their kindly recognition of St. Andrew's, aa one of the national societies of Canada. After referring to the progress and work of St. Andrew' Society he i paid a tribute to Their Excellencies, Lord and Lady Mlnto, who were present and thanked them for their attendance.' . " J Mr. W. A. Frame, of Glasgow, then appeared for the first time in Canada. XYame was a decided success. Every minute of the time he wa beore the audience he era worth hearing and he wa brim full of fun. He I on of the best comedians and character artists that haa visited Ottawa, and his Jokes and witticisms were excellent. Bis company 4 a strong one and every member . was heartily applauded and encored. . The singing, dancing and instrumental music were excellent. Just before th conclusion of the entertainment after Frame had given his "Wedding of Dugald McNafo," be ,was heartily encored for the seventh time. . He took the opportunity to Ithank the Society and . the audience for their hearty welcome. HI remarks were warmly applauded. - Mr. Waiter Gray ang "Macgregor Gathering" in splendid voice and merited the hearty encore he received. His singing was excellent and be was also heard to good advantage in "Annie Laurie" , i ; Miss Florence Hay ward In "Caller Herrin" In character made a' great hit. All her songs were appreciated, but the one mentioned -was one of the best.; - Mis Annette H. - Gray sang charmingly, and In solo and also in a duet with Miss Hayward "The Keel Row" wa very good, i - Mr. Walter Haigb, the violinist played with exquisite taste Mr. Heigh ia a very young man, but apparently his talent is great.. At each appearance he .was heartily ''applauded. Mr. John Mackenzie's dancing was fine,. Mr. Mackenzie f hold many duvmptonshlp medals for hi llght-footedness, and In the "Irish Jig" and "Sailor' Hornpipe," he danced to perfection. .; "- r '. 1', Mr. David C. Mather piping was of the gilt edged variety. Mr. Mather's Jacket was covered with medals for pipe playing and he was wen received. Their Excellencies wer enthusiastic about the entertainment, and compli mented Mr. Frame, and Lord Mlnto also expressed to President Hogg his pleasure at attending such a splendid concert. " ' " " i .

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 01 Dec 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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