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The annual Christmas tree and bazaar in . connection with St. Andrew's Church took place on Friday night with the obj cfc of increasing the Vicarageiunds. The weather was very much against the event, but this did not have any effeat on the attendance. The halt was crowded, and everything went with a swing. Numerous competitions were in progress, and the fair sex were very persistant in their endeavonra to obtain as much as possible, BtaU holders were :—Faneywork, Mesdaine* Humphries and Bray; lollies, Mcsdames I and V, Joblin ; ica cream, Mrs G, Kndford and Miga (Jladya Kadford; vegetables, Mesdames Crockett and T. I Thompson ; flowers, Mri I. Jones A good amount of buiiness was done. Miss Horrell was in charge of the Xmas trep, and at the. close vevy little was left. The winners oc the competitions are :- Weight guessing of lamb, Mr Geo. Honeybone; cheese, Mr Fred, Wright; cake, Mr A. Watson, Mia H. Iteid and Mrs Gt. Reid equal; doll's name, Miss Mackely; nail-driving, (ladiai) Miss C. Rußsell, (gentlemen) Mr B. White. During the evening the schoo'ohildren reciived their prizes. Mr and Mrs W. H. Montgomery kindly consented to distribute them, and at tha oloee three cbeere were giron for them. The Puaha children gave four items, including dumbell exeroise, scarf diill, action Bong, and club drill, and eaoh item was will applaude.d. Mies Bell is to be complimented on the manner in which she brings tie children up to the standard Of peifeotion. Their performances are always looked for with interest, In connection with the prize-giving, special mention should be made of Alioe Taylor, who has won the sewing prize for the best sewing in the school seven years in succesiioD, which is very creditable. Following is a Met or the prizewinners:— Standard Vl.—Bernard Wright 1, Peroy Colombus 2. Standard V.—Albert Colombus 1, Cyril McManus 2, Standard IV.—Hilda Jones and Lewthvvaite (equal) 1 Eveline Allen 2. Standard lll.—Charlie Holm 1, Clara Lewthwaita 2, Rosie and Courtney McManus All the pupils be'ow Standard 111 were awarded a prize. Special prizes for best workers in sohool Harden, combining neatnese and diligence, given by Mr Gillman. Girls : Alioe Taylor. Boys : Strphon Giddens. Sewing Prizes.

Standard V (Mrs Buchanan's prize, best sewing)— Alice Taylor 1. Standard IV (fclißS Coop's prize for most painstaking)— Vera Londrigan 1, Eveline Allen i. ■ „ . Standard lIL-Clara Lowthwaile 1, Kosie,

a el7ndard IL-Nelly Taylor 1, Rii'y Whitmore 2.

Standard I.—lda Thompson 1. . Infants,—Phyllis Wright I, Da«H« Barolay 2.


Had the weather been Boeon Saturday eveniDg, the Band was to have played in ihp Square, bit they were doorAed to disappoint' ment. However, they hope to turn OUt on Cbristm vb eve oirol playing. It is propoieA to split the Band into two seotione on that night; and each play selections on different routes. The Band will also play at the eports meeting on Boxing Day.


To mark the departure, from Little River of Mr F. Stanbury, who, for the paitten y. era, has acted rb secretary ftttd treasurer of St. Andrews* Church, the parlfehldnetfi etibBcribed a present, consisting of ft silver mounted inkstand and.,! paicitaiii pen, suitably inscribed. The presentation was made at the residence of Mr J. 0. Coop on Wedaesday evening. A large hUrnber Were present. Sev ral members ppoke in glowing terms of ■"; Mr Stanbury , a good wtrk daring trie past decade, The Rev. GK B. ;Fox, »a Vioar*of St. Andrew's, then mftde the presentation amidst applause. Mr SJtanbury ettitably responded. The rest of the evening was spent in musical ilems. '.._"•'._,...


A record nurcber of entries have been rei ceived for the Little Kiver BportsV to be held on Boxing Day, and given a fine day an excellent day'a uport ehould reeuit. There are eleven post entry events, in addition to the handicap events, also thirteen events for children.

. MBETINCI. On Wednesday evening, Mr J, Thorn, of the Social Democratic Patty, paid a visit to Little Biver.flnda goodly number of. Mil* dents turned tip to hear what be had to say. Mr Geo. Barclay wae voted to the chair, and Io introducing the speaker, said the people in Little River did not bear very muoh about the Social Demooratio Party's politics, The speaker was a well known man, and he had much pleasure in asking him to address the meeting. The speaker, on rising, was greeted With vigorous applause. To get the eym. pathy of his bearers, Mr Thorn alluded to the gifts that farmer* around Little liiver gave in the way of milk, Qβ laid that it the secretary of the Strike Committee had do / thanked them he would do so, which he dio in very honeyed terme. Hβ then went straight for the Chrietohuroh "Preis/! and his remarks were a complete denial of all the "Press" bad to say either ■ about the working of the oountry under the Maesey Government or the strike, the special ooofitables, the recent election—muoh to the eatisfaction of the audience. He then told them wb&t!{po<t the Democrats had done in the past ten years, bow they were winning every content, and at the next election no le?s than twintyi candidates would go to the poll, but, be assured tHem, they would not put one vp 7 against the Hon. sa. H. Bhodes (why, be did C I not say). The speaker then reviewed the, strike from the very outset, and made U:.; ;.4 quite olear that the strikers were in therlgbV'Si If they went back again without agreement it would only be for a time, then , they would be at it again. He advocated State owned ships, and gave the andienoe hit version of bow to do it, basing his remarks ' ... on the gift of the battleship "New Zealand," x *i\j Hβ then oondemned the Massey Government Wja I for repealing the second ballot without giving* "w% something in its stead. He made it olear -J* that the Government would be working on a minority vote, as it is doing at present. Hβ also would advocate for a "Right to Beoall" ; Bill.bywhioh he meant that if a Liberal * were sent to Parliament, and during the three years he changed bis opinion, he v should be compelled to face the eleoton -fg again. He mentioned four members who ' ■■ had proved traitore, but he did not know .Sil' 1 when asked who they were, Hβ had to be ?:f| told by a member of the audienoi. Hβ ! ■ igf; stated that be bad just returned from a trip -^ to the Old Country, that was hie reason for, ■•;(. * not knowing them, In conclusion, he just * j;; hopptd on and off the land question with \ : ; : 's*;, regard to freehold* which the. Goverment 'Jo;fe t were prepared to grant advances 0n.:." ;••■'. - :?:|»j! The speaker then went around wittilba -Agm bat for enough to pay txpenees. He strongly »||S urged the members' t& join the Sotiial .» Democratic Party. It was only a Iβ a i=! mortb, or 10s a year. He promised them ,;i:s all that was good in the way of every fortnight, and very of en an M.P. and , iipjs plenty of reading matter to keep them up to £J ;si| the mark; bat it wai all to no purpose, HJ ( words fell on deaf ears, end not oae cowld eoe 1 , their way olear to join. At the close quei.--tionß were asked and answered, Mr S. Barclay moved and Mr J. Harty seoonded—"That this meeting strongly oon»

domns the Muasey Government for ppemLnp £100,000 to provide speo'al constnbl.-s " This wa- oarriod, only threo dissenting, and tho m a ing olo°od.

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4359, 23 December 1913

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4359, 23 December 1913

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