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ST. JUDE'S BAND OF HOPE
CLEATOR MOOR.


       The attendance at the fortnightly meeting held last Tuesday evening
was a record one. Miss. MOUNTFORD was responsible for the programme, and took
every pains to make the gathering a memorable one.

       The Montreal Infant's School was crowded to well nigh it's entire
capacity, the juveniles overflowing into the gallery seats. After the singing of
the hymn, "Children of the Heavenly King," and after prayers the programme was
proceeded with.

       Dorothy BLACK favoured the audience with a piano solo, played with
characteristic grace and skill. A new performer in the person of Mary PEARSON
appeared with a reading after which her name sake Lavinia delighted the audience
with a pleasing rendering of that pathetic melody, "Please give me a penny,
Sir." When the applause elicited by this performance had died away a violin
solo, which was much appreciated, was given by William TAYLOR. To this succeeded a
reading by Winnie ROBINSON. The song given by Horace BLACK, to his sister's
accompaniment, was one of the most enjoyable features of the evening. Little
Horace is a lad of not more than nine or ten summers, but already he gives
promise of no mean vocal powers. It was pleasant too, to listen to the instrumental
solo that Flossy JOLLY played for the benefit of the gathering; the
performance drew forth hearty and well merited applause.

       At the close of the proceedings the main end of such gatherings as
those of Tuesday last was well kept in view. After a short reading entitled, "Put
to the test," Miss. MOUNTFORD reminded her hearers of the solemn obligations
imposed upon them by their promise of abstinence, and showed them that it was
not in their own strength that they would keep it, but in that of their
Redeemer.

       A well spent hour and a well enjoyed Band of Hope meeting were brought
to a finish by the pronouncement of the benediction.


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