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Jx. ,'f! j f.-.i;.' THE SYDNEY. -MORNING HERALD, MONDAY. SEPTEMBEB 2,T 1929.:- '. .M-,tfA w . 4 Ai-irt' X ; v v , 1 ft t i "" f ' i ( i A "" " ' ft V? ! ' . tifVt f rJ"f T f f'k'V jwi,1! , jJTWoV 1 ' ... ' I t i I .( ' . '' U " ' " ' w : ;;:v;: r imp 2E 7 As she slowly but surely glides down t o the sea the modern liner on the stocks presents a spectacle of perfect balance a necessary adjunct to the successful launch ing of the vessel. f in no less a . decree of imoortance is the balance blended m an eraaent., Motor Spirit. Xhe modern motor ' enoine. with its' increased comores- sion ratios and higher speeds, demands a wen oaiunieu muiur ounu one that embodies Quick Starting, Anti s knockine.fi and c Maximum ' Miles npr Hallnn in the necessarv DrOOOrtions: '-All presents but, none over stressed at the 1 'iV-'ii&ll& aM& TAe u7Jot2e DOsitioiiot the Sh6ll Or&anisa-, Hon in having at its command the cream Af ht xxrnrlrl'a trnr1fi ftnahJc.fi it t(i maintain 4 bAl W V w , w v w w .- : ( . thai perfect balance and crysial purity: in SHELL MOTOR SPIRIT vt s o) u ij!('l ss.'ilifii'. i.lw -a I s lawn af-.'ii t5 :!:!(. ma f y!f);ii6iM'fi i mi(iiniriiimiii i .v Ik;.: tffm: J5T! oil; lo :ijf!.ij NEW FILMS. "THUNDERBOLT." ' Wlt la on to uy of Ulkiug dim. the moat autxUnttal part of which panes to tha condemned cells of a prison, where men awaiting execution beguile the time by hulling at one another crude Jokes on the sub ject of their approaching deaths? Such a nun Is "Thunderbolt." which Paramount released on Saturday at the State Theatre. . Says the warden to the doctor when a prisoner has suffered a slight concussion: "130 something 1 You must keep him alive, because I've got to execute him Oils evening." When Thunderbolt, the redoubtable tanoster. is In formed that he has only 17 minutes left In which to consume his last meal, he replies "LOMBARDI, LTD." Mr. CarriiIos" Success. ANIMATED ACTING. Mr. Leo Carrillo, who made his first appearance in Australia on Saturday night, at the Criterion Theatre, in "Lombard!, Ltd.," kept the role of Tito Lombard! Intensely alive. - He was all alertness and activity, superabundant in energy and volatile in temperament. In a part In which he completely dominated the production. , . Mr. Carrillo has played the role for some years In the United States, and only a close study of It could have enabled him to sustain It with the complete absorption manifested in Saturday night's performance. He was the mercurial Italian to the life, prattling un alrilv. "No. I couldn't bolt my food like that. snouia nave mauiesuon au me aiternoou .Mi nnlnt nf th Test h1nff that hp lit tn be executed at midday. Whenever a new prisoner ceaslngly in broken English, laughing My Is ushered In, the men In the other cells In his sunny moods, flashing quick anger in Introduce themselves to him one by one by his moments of resentment, and sounding shouting out their numbers and names, and the note of pathos genuinely In such scenes reciting proudly the exploit on which they were enaased when the nollce cantured them. in particular, uiere is a nuae xeiiuw who. cutis himself Bad AI Somebody-or-Other. and swells visibly with satisfaction as he tells or nis prowess with tne macmne-gun; unui Thunderbolt, after looking: at the boaster scornfully for a moment or two, says, "Oh. yes, x anow you. CAy gang usea m can you 'Bqulrt-gun Al' " whereat Al shakes the bars nis ceu in unoigmnea ana impotent iury. All this Is BTUesome. and really surDrlslng even in an American underworld film, from which one expects the utmost In sensationalism as a matter of course. In some aspects, the orison scenes have obviously been ex aggerated beyond what is to be found In real uie, notaoiy in tne comic n"ure oi tne warden: but if they contain even an admixture of troth, then they shed a remarkable light on the state of things existing in American prisons. The only parallel one can call to mind Is Dostoievsky's sombre "Prison Life In Siberia." What makes these scenes all the stranger Is the fact that many of them go forward to a musical accompaniment. While tne principal characters are wrangling ria taunting one another, and uttering their grisly jokes, the prison orchestra takes up its stand at the end of the corridor, and placidly makes Its way throuffh the "Poet and Peasant" overture. George Bancroft does his beat with the part of Thunderbolt; but the material on wmcn ne nas to won is so mucn inrenor to that In his last film the rjowerful "Wolf of Wall-street." that one -annot helD feellna Dicteriy oisappomiea. wen-iuagea as nis speeches are; Imposing as Is his presence; he cannot make Thunderbolt a gripping personality. Richard Arlen Is still verv American In hb accent as the Juvenile lead: though bis acting Is so sincere that this point can to some extent be overlooked. Fay Wray seems to have a good voice, and specially clear articulation, as far as one can ludae from the "reformed crook" sort of character to wtdch she Is condemned. Eugenie Besserer gives an attractively natural portrait of a una oia motner. . THE STUDIO MURDER MYSTERY." People who like thia tvna of story win find Paramount's latest talking (Um, "The Studio Murder Mystery" thoroughly well Droduced. weu pnotograpned, and . well acted. Of course, to work up a fitting prelude to the murder, which will fit out each of several characters with equally valid motives for committing the crime; to depict the Investigations after the murder; and to give the solution of the mystery; all within the space of little over an hour, must lead to severe condensation. On the stage, an author has twice as much time at his disposal In which to work up material: and can give his audi ence more opportunity for reflection and for speculation as to ine murderers identity, in the shorter film play, the spectator Is hurried along at a breathless rate; and even Mien the data (riven, him Is eenerollv milta fnmif- flcient for more than a casual guess. Cleverly as the scenario of "The Studio Murder Mystery" has been woven, the people in the tneatre muse Keep tneir wits about them if uiey are to avoia contusion anion? tne vari ous Characters. Whwi f.h nnllrn im amr. ing on tneir inquiry at the scene of the crime, a motion picture studio, the scene becomes a turmoil of entranmi uri yiRhi each with its own particular significance In 14 to rang. . A lively element of eomeriv ha iwm ion to the film through the acting of Nell Hamilton .and Eugene Pallette. Mr. Hamilton's Sirt Is very different to the heavy role he ad In his first talking film, "The Dangerous Woman." Just at first, his speech is indis tinct: but later when he abuses and soores Off the fat detectlvn with riollivh'.fiil ,,.fn he becomes easily audible, and pleasantly natural In his intonation. Another actor who piaya etiecarely is Warner Oland. Mr. Oland has always had a strong personality on the snent screen, and the addition of sneech greatly enhances It. Florence Eldrldge ex-Dresses herself With rflntlnnHnn a. thm mn. acreu man's wire, ner only rauit being that once or twice she speak too softly. : Other tiui coaracter atuoies are presented by Frederic March, Chester Conklin. Gardner James, uy unver, ana uonaia Mackenzie. Doris Bmt, as the heroine, Is the weakest In the east. Special mention to due to the tense scene between Mr. Oland and Mr. March at the Kginning. "The Studio Murder Mystery" Is vena ecreenea at tne uapitoi Theatre. "A MAN'S MAN.1 William Haines 1. mirh a ftlAva Av, tfcat It la a pity to see him appearing In films that do not do htm Justice. In "Alias Jimmy Valentine," he appeared at his best. His personality had a strong story to back It up. to his subsequent film, "The Duke Steps Out. the plot was distinctly hVm h,,. it was sun cheery enough to give him an adequate background. Now there comes "A Man's Man," m which the story Is quite diffuse and unattractive, so that Mr. Haines and his leading lady, Josephine Dunn, have valiantly to take upon their own shoulders the respon- siDiiity or entertaining the audience. For some time, not the smallest semblance of plot uwau iwiwpi, une sees aar. names aii pens Ing cool drinks behind a soda fountain and one sees Miss Dunn sitting patiently among the crowd, which (although It Is as yet only afternoon 1 has aathered in the vtih.ilH of Orauman's Chinese Theatre at Hollywood hu wnui mid umjvio a tars arrive tor a remlere at night, and nothing significant lacoens. Only after the soda fountain attendant and the "movie-struck" girl are married does such drama as there Is get under way. naeanwniie, sar. Harness genial grimaces and pranclruts have become a little borine. Contrary to his usual custom, he overdoes things. Sometimes his exaggeration achieves brilliant results, notably when the young husband, having taken too much to drink, storms ana weeps at a social garnering luce a great, Uidrtcous child, but In general It makes his acting seem strained, Nevertheless, he Is more interesting tnan Miss Dunn, Sam Hardy represents an unscrupulous connaence man, ana inae juacn a rum actress, "A Man's Man was released by Metro-Gold wyn-Maver oi Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, It Is a silent mm. "TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION." Tarzan and the Golden Lion" Is essentially the sort of turn than should be out on at matinees for audiences of children. Adults may conoeivaeiy nna amusement In It, but hardly In a way the producer Intended. For them, laughter will arise . out of the .litter cruaeness ana unreality or tne story. The scene is supposed to be the African Jungle, yet never for a moment (except, perhaps, in pthe temple scenes) does tha spectator feel the sugntest illusion, ox oeing m .Axnca. Tarzan himself who Is an English peer who. lives In the wilds, and can converse fluently with all the animals, such as monkeva and lions- moves about always at a brisk run. For miles and miles he runs through the undergrowth at top speed, at the head of a rabble of native warriors, until, the ..thouaht of sueh violent exercise at midday In tropical climate beirlns ..to arow aulte uncomfortable. Yet' strangely enough, Taraan never shows the least , trace of riersruratlon. Re Is a superhuman being. " With one magnificent movement, he picks up the sacred Hon, Nume. from the plat-form where It crouches, raises It above his bead, and dashes tha great animal down on to the Door, Killing u instantly. tnngie-h ended, he can dispose ' of a doten adversaries armed with spears. The animals love bun. The "golden lion" follows him about like a dog, and the monkeys make exerted comments when he tells them that he will avenge tne aeatn or one or uieir numoer. . This flmi was the last to be 'presented at Boyt's Theatre. To-day, a start will be made on demolishing the building, to make way for the new and more elaborate Plata Theatre, Which Is to be erected on tne site. ' PARAMOUNT MUSICAL TALKIES, at thHr nrolectlon-room 'last Friday night. paramount presented an Interesting patchwork of nomin from talking films torn released during the next twelve months. These productions Included "The Vagabond King," a musical talkie m which Dennis King plays the leading role, and an opeietta entitled "The Love Parade," with Maurice Chevalier, m,. intra nf "The lViva Parade" have bean written oy uuy noiton, auuiur u. in "Sally." and th masW : by .' Victor Bcheralnger. ' " '.' CTRRENT PJUXIRAMMES.' nmnt Thaatra: "Tha Broadway Melody.' Lycapm:-"Bulldog Druiaiaocd." ; J'i.WV70r St. 7me! "Tht Singing "21" i ,,1 "-J- prmea aawara: -mmnna w - that In which Tito's affections are reoudl ated by the worthless girl who, now that he has lost his money, deserts him for another wealthy admirer. It was a character study at once marvellously animated and marvellously versatile. There was plenty of bustle and excitement wnue Mr. uarnuo was on tne stage, in a role which must be one of the longest in any play. It was refreshing to see so much life and individuality, accentuated, moreover, by a gay spirit of comedy which vastly amused the crowded audience. Much of this comedy, It is true. deDended UDon cuch slmDle mo tives as the mercurial Italian's malaproplsms, in his imperfect acquaintance with the Eng lish tongue. . But Mr. Carrillo carried off these incidents with such amusing' spon taneity and naivete that they became a due part of a brilliant study. The scene in tne nrst act, wnere Tito at tne teiepnone tried to talk to a friend, may be quoted as typical example. His growing excitement at the Interruptions, and his vehement pro test to the girl at the exchange "the opera tion girl," he called her "I was talking to a gentleman, and you cut htm up," provoked laughter. For nearly mree acts tnis now or irrepres sible spirits went on, sometimes noisily when the Italian was excited about some gown he proposed to design, or became involved in anrument. ' Hence the moments of pathos brought a strange contrast to all this excite ment, in inese situations, again, tne arc of Mr. Carino was no less well Judged, r This character study, mdeed, makes the play. The story Itself, by Frederick and Fanny Hatton, Is a curious mixture of conventional melodrama and something resembling burlesque. The scene, for Instance, in which Daisy, one of Tito's mannequins a role in which Miss Barbara Luddy made a great hit by her pert audacity and vivaciousness seeks to attract the attentions of her employer, is absurdly Improbable, but it was manifestly greatly enjoyed by the audience. Tito is a New York dress designer, whose atelier, a striking Interior furnished with tanestries. decorated shawls, and other ob jects of art, is the scene of the play. One of the features of the first act was a manne-auln narade. in which 10 or 13 damsels waucea on in gowns oi tne newest mooes, to tne oDviousiy eager interest or tne laoiea m the audience as well as that of Tito himself. who capered about the stage shouting his rapture as each new garment appeared, while the customer for whose ostensible benefit the parade had been organised, was almost equally fervent. The supporting cast included miss Kateue Moya, who made the character of Norah Blake (Lombardl's chief assistant) notable by her refinement and grace. Miss Blake Is seriously concerned about the money her employer is lavishing upon the selfish Phyllis Manning, and when he awakens to the real character of this girl, he discovers also the genuine worth of Norah. who accents his proposal of marriage, -this iouows one ox tne most laughable scenes of the play. In which the lndlenatlon of Tito Is aroused when the wizened old manaser of the business. Hodffklns. amazes ntnv oy tne announcement tnat ne wishes to marry Norah, and would like Tito to speak ror nun. Mr. iiesiie victor moue the chnraeter of Hodaklns one of the moat effective of the production by his clever acting. His grimly saturnine warnings to Tito as the business was heading for the . rocks were among the events of the night. Among the new artists, Miss Barbara Luddy, as already stated, won great favour, ner Rlra And ffraces as she strutted about. pert and diminutive, and talked in an affected staccato, were delightful. Miss Margaret Cul- lan T,annis. also maicim? ner nrst uuiwni- ance, shared cleverly In the comedy as the model Elolse, a girl with an American drawl, whose chief grievance is uuu one is obliged to. diet herself In order to preserve her ngure. miss rtowena nontuu, ua mjuu Mcmntnff. missed to .some . extent the emo tional quality of the first scene with Tito, but the mood of supercilious disdain In the final Interview with him, when she nas maae up her mind to desert him for Tarrant, was admirably suggested. . The roie or Tarrant brought forward Mr. Cecil Mannering, who was effectively in character In the easy air of a man of the world. Mr. Brandon Peters played the role of the wealthy Rlccardo Tos-elll very much as he nlaved his part in "The Patsy," but gave due weight to his share of the proposal scene witn uaisy. miss maiuic Hope depicted with talent the character of the virago customer who comes to the atelier and roundly abuses the helpless Norah. Thnuo-h Mint Danhne Balm did not make tne most ox tne roie ox ijiaa muuic, rmc played the final Interview With Tarrant with a good deal of conviction. Miss Elma Glbbs was vivaciously In character as one of the mannequins; Miss Henrietta Cavendish portrayed with fidelity the role of Mollle vreNeal. tha forewoman of the workroom. whose tears disappear under tne persuasive influence of Tito's flattery; and Mr. Cory was well placed as Max Strohn, a theatrical manager, whose failure helps to land Tito, one of nis largest creditors, in oimcuitiea. ; rm. nf the Innovations of the nlaht was speech after the second act, instead of at tlie end. bv Mr. Carrillo. who Incidentally highly praised tne setting provKiea lor tne play oy J. u. Williamson, xtta. KENTUCKY SINGERS. BEAUTIFUL NEGRO SPIRITUALS. Forbes Randolph's Kentucky Singers were received with exceptional enthusiasm at the Palace Theatre on Saturday night. Judging by the amount of applause, the audience would have been prepared to listen to the majority of the negro spirituals In the first act a second time; and at the end of the perlarmanea the curtain had to be raised again and again, until no fewer than five encores had been given notably, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," beautifully set as a tenor solo with choral DacKgrouna; -way ug "i?" the Bwaneo River," and the lively "I Got Shoes," in which Mr. Augustus Simons set the audience laughing heartily by the wild enthusiasm of his gestures. The entertainment as a wnoio w oj m" a novel type. . It reminded older members of the audience of the Jubilee Singers, who visited Sydney many years ago, yet the style of the Jubilee Singers had been muclj ex- tanHarf anri .nl.TWft unon. ITlStCaa Ul UOlllK ii-i. inHiiiM -nth uhim irenlal natter Into a vaguely related series, the spirituals have oeen woven dv Mr. jvuuuuiyw w . - . j with a definite and strongly dramatio piot, rm. . 1 -nana foVea nlaee in a dUK- out in France during the war period. A group of American coloured soldiers waits here with tense nerves till the signal shall k. ten them to eo "over the top. Tne it,, tuw.ni nf shells can be heara, and the flare of their explosion is visible throuuh the open door. Once or twice, shells burst nearer at hand with a sharper crasn. S.. -Kt.. .trifta in from the Darapet. The soldiers discuss the war and their relation to it. One of them, called "Shorty . (Mi. Ki i n,.i latter on the table, to bTdeUveTId to'to nxother If he to killed. To keep up their courage, the men s ng in parts, beginning with the rollloking "Gonna Uiy down my burden down by the riverside: gonna Soy r no mo'." There are some fine voices in the company, and they made these nonirs wonderfully appealing, as they had done ZWbeU-too sphltuals, like "Go rJovm, Moses" and "Old Black Joe," In the first t? The harmonisatlon was lways attrac- v 'te. l2n ;.d.r?i"scen.were cnarmiiig -r".; "im Where "? ,?.;:-'nintrni out m hearty, soWler"". that while the general. Sr? "up in giy Parse," the ptatas are "drinking the privates- rriu;".,,rhe osants are "cutting the old barbed wire, tne Drirates themselves are up to their necks In mUQ. . . . . . .t nr The curtain waa ujwercu -two during the act (to the accompaniment of tremendous crashes) to denote severs, hours of fighting. Then the men began to trickle back. After a few momenta, they j T-Tuakv" mlMlnu. and some. onTwent "out to W WnVTwhu. the rest sank to their knees and prayed while they -wear de Lambs a-Cryln'." The last song "Dont Close Dat Gate," was sung b rE.Bi -ck.rtv hn lav unon a couch. " "J"'?, .. ,-t .Dtaodes was aWrete Tend artlflcial. et It fulfilled to purpose In giving the music a framework of drama d? after all, the music was the Pii?. M t on a Plantation. While a silvery moon gleamed through the tree branches, tne oio men u -no uwsauvu,-hood gathered, and sang and danced. The t.Kh,,h nf their voices as they chattered and anrued and made comments sounded very " . . . .. , , ...ma nlaaunl natural inaeea, ona iuyuivcw b . humour, while at the same time it emphasised the folk-song character of the melodies, "Old Black Joe," "Oo Down, Moses," and "Deep ti., r. oil taken more slowly than ont had heard them before, but the effect was verv beautiful. "Cradle In Caroline" as .sung by Mr. J. Arthur Gaines, gained an enthusiastic u' .. . . t .ha mm. Itvelv call XOT an enwio. " spirituals, such as "Ezeklel" (enunciated with delightful crlspness), Mr. Simons played an , ...... w- nenrcre AlfonzO Per Kedlomrdrnce."r.airy agility and in the intricacy of their steps. in tne tniro aci, --evening dress, grouped round a gr and piano. In front of some curtains made of gold ttosue. Here, "Is Massa qom-to aeii us -o""""-' oiii Kentucxv noiue, - -.. nMH.Inal ntaftaa. Wltnesar wcip ww inwy-. ' FLOWER SHOW. DAFFODILS "AT CHATSWOOD. Lady de Chair was In a happy mood at Chatswood on Saturday afternoon, whither she bad gone to attend the sweet pea and daffodil show of the Northern Suburbs Horticultural Society, and to officially open the show. I gladly accepted tha Invitation of your honorary secretary (Mr. Guise) for two rea- Plrst, It gave me another excuse for seeing the people of Chatswood, and secondly It gave me an opportunity of seeing some of the gardens in your district. Your gardens," eontlnued Lady de Chair, do what Is expected of them. They beautify your homes and add colour to the landscape. realise how fortunate you are in living here." Driving along Victoria-avenue, Chatswood, Lady de Chair had seen a window box which made her happier. "I take off my hat to the lady who keeps that window box so splendidly. Even In Chatswood you could do with more window boxes." Every exhibit in the hall was inspected by Lady de Chair. Anything unusual was given special attention. One newcomer, a watsonir. with tubular flowers suggestive of a Christmas bell, so far unknown in South Africa, pleased Lady de Chair, who asked for the ex hibitor (Mr, (J. w. riouowayj, ana cnuttca watsonie matters over with him. The society was fortunate In staging their exhibition before the dust storm and the rain spoiled everything. Yesterday every nower In the district was stained with mud. Daffodils were particularly good and very prominent both m the competitive classes, the decorative work, and the displays put up by friends desirous oi aaotng to tne stuety m the floral company. Messrs. R. Booth, Q. K. Cowllshaw, H. Guise, H. Gorman, and J. A. Busby all stagea claosy powers, ur. n. rt. a. Poate and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Anderson, who are greatly Interested in narcissi, were delighted with the blooms shown. Peas were as good as. could be expected. Mr. Charles Hatcher won the blue in the 1J vase class, and also annexed the coveted card for a nice exnioit oi six variuuuti. mrr w Rtawnxd won the Hatcher Cup with the following six varieties: Azurea, a bluey Ulac; ayris ncoiee, wniwj p,uuicu j,,,, Rose Queen, almost a rose self; Milkmaid, a well-known white; Rose Charm, equal to Its name; and Sunrise, salmon scarlet. Splendid decorative work was done by Miss naiMnmrt nf Tivutvllle. who dominated the situation with her table, her basket of daffodils and her bowl of poppies. OI tne taDie me juaae ym. wv m I. tha aasaataMt thinflf I have seen for years." Everyone admitted that Miss Daven ports art wotk was aeugutiui. Miss Porter, of Pymble, gave everyone pleasure with her charming table worked with salmon pink camellas, light blue grape hyacinths, and a few odds and ends. It to 60 years since camellias were used in a dinner taDie aecoration ui oyuircy. Mr. a. L. Sanders. M.L.A- was present as president, helping everyone. LITTLE BOY MISSING, m.. Mitaa - anvinufllv searching for Maurice Goldberg, aged S years, who dlsap. rfTtinS Th little bov. who is well built, was construowa, : . ;.Vimteiv dressed In serge knickers, a yellow sweater, and thickness, rrrstV lfriOlt:lni7B. ana DIOCK BIIUCO. -"' FULLEKS' THEATRE. I Judging by the frequent applause and laughter at Fullers' Theatre on Saturday evening, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment provided by Mr. Jim Gerald and nis company, tsroaa oameay, gay tunes, and clever ballets and soeolalty dances en livened the sixteen "Happy Ideas" which made up the programme. Amongst many colourful scenes, a spectacular presentation, entitled "Lilactlme," was particularly effec tive, ana tne tameau as tne conclusion ox tnis scene evoked great applause. - Mr. Gerald was as comic and versatile a ever in many changes of costume. He was particularly amusing as a Spanish senorlta In a sparkling nnaie to tne nrst act vjne ox toe moss amusing sketches on the programme told the story of an unfortunate party which took a ear trip to the mountains, but broke up prematurely. Graceful and agile specialty dances were provided by Ronnie Bhand and Joan uranam, ana oy onvette. pat Sherry, a newcomer, proved PODular with tha audience. wnust otner artists wno were weu received were Lily Coburn, Linda Foy, Letty Craydon, Kssle Jennings, Howard Hall, Reg Hawthorne, ana uaa weiaon. , . .. i - 1 .... ORCHESTRAL, CONCERT. Harmarlut: ynir Mm.; cmmmu Tne attune Man'. Man." ,.'. no; : imrr7,,!2XL ini Menl.r ursHrr, A it' Plisrit oommanatr" "rest ,'s Appla1' Monty B.nk.i, CHURCH MUSIC. . MODERATOR'S PRAISE. Special services were held at St. Mar garet's Presbyterian Churcn, Turramurra, wnere a pipe organ, byci. v-of Mr. George Gillespie, was dedicated. The Rev. James Marshall preached in. the morning and conducted the service of dedication. In the evening an address was delivered by the Moderator for New South Wales, the Rev. George Reid, who laid emphasis upon the value of music In Inspiring a devotional atmosphere. All really good music, aW th Moderator, had the power to refresh the spirit, uplift the mind, and purify the J. na iri these days when there was too much lack-S indignity and reverence there was all the mSre neegd fo'r high-toned and f, The new organ Is the first of Its type to oe milled to an Australian church and to of the most up-to-date character. It has been chiefly constructed in London by the well-known organ builders, Messrs. Hill, Norman, iSd BearJ, who are responsible for the organs to tile To Halls of Sydney and Melbourne, and at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Chapels. It contains MO metal and wood pipes, which ""fnclo'ed behind handsome oaK casework. The mech anism oenina tne a"1?""" . , ;;"' ,lr The cost to approximately I The Orpheum Amateur Orchestral Society's concert at the Oonservatorium Hall on Saturday night marked the completing of the tenth year of this organisation's activities, and demonstrated -in striking fashion the cood ra- alllts tn be Rhnum hv amnl.ii. matarral hm there la enthusiasm on the part of the per lormera ana tneir leaaers. A great many OI the players are-very young, but they displayed all tha MH, fatta. as. nf nnl.tk ana .U -a was so much zest and fire In their work that one could willingly overlook certain deflcnn ales, notably in the wind instruments. The players certainly aia great credit to their conductor, Mr. John A. Travis, y. y ; , . The orchestra is strongest In the strmsed Instruments. A fine-depth of string tone waa nhtntneH in "RatArtentana finntjur" Ola Bull), and In the Processional from the Grail Scene of "Parsifal" (Wagner). The cohesion and general discipline of the orchestra showed to special advantage. A movement from Beethoven's Sonata No. 3, oa account of the greater prominence of the wind instruments, was not so successful. The orchestral programme comprised ' the .Overture to "Zampa" (Herold), "The Bamboula" (8. Oolerldge-Taylor), Overture to ' "MaaanleHo" . (Auber), "Berceuse de Jocelyn""(Godard); fantasia on airs from "Paguacci" (Leoncavallo), dances from "Nell Gwyn" ' (Oerman), and -march from "Le Prophete" (Meyerbeer), I The assisting artists were Mx, - Frank McEachern, who sang "The Lute Player" (Frances Allltsen) and "Le Cor" (Flegier), and Miss Amy Ostlnga, who sang "The Poet's Jfe" (Elgar) and "Sea Wrack? (Baity).,. ! -. - X' ARCHITECTS' CONFERENCE, jijjsaijiiiiuBaaimiininrrra IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Q) "K TE are pleased to announce fsj that Messrs. HRBY. 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