LITTLE RIVER NEWS
[from our own CORRESPONDENT.]
KAIAPOI COMPANY'S PICNIC
- The Kaiapoi Manufacturing Coml pany held their annual outing at Lit tie River on Saturday N in glorious • weather. The picnickers numbered about 800 During the afternoon 3ports were held in the Awa iti Do main, and good games and racing were witnessed. The departure was made at 6 o'clock, when everyone seemed delighted with their day's outing.* S.M, COURT. At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, March, 14,1914, W. Downs, was brought up before J. Jones, Esq., J.P. on a charge of drunkenese. He was fined £1 and 2s costs. I VALEDICTORY. The supper room at the Little River Town Hall was crowded on Thursday night; when a farewell was tendered to Mr J. Kearns, who for nearly four years was assistant guard on the Lit- ■ tie River train to mark the occasion ' ■
ot bis transfe--, and al?o bis recent ii-image. He was presented with a beautiful silver-plated tea and coffi-ie •service, the inscription ori the tea pot Reading " Presented to Mr J. Kearns oy Little River railway staff and friends, March 11th, 1914." i: The stationmaster, Mr w'."Aitken (chairman), in making the presents tion, - spoke in glowing terms of "Johnny's" good work, and expressed regret at his departure. He was a very painstaking servant, and he bad kept the trains running to time as far as laid in his power. Since leaving be had married, but he had kept that very quiet (laughter). He was asked to present him with a tea and coffee service from tbe staff and. friends He wished both Mr and Mrs Kearn? much happiness and a long life (applause). ,
Mr Samuels, as senior guard, spoke in support of what Mr Aitken had said. A better fellow he had never worked with.
Messrs Honeybone, Herdman, Dougherty, Petrie, Bwaddell, Heisse, and Skipper also spoke a few words.
After bis health had been drunk with musical honours, Mr JKearns suitably responded. Quite a good programme of songs was gone through tbe following gentlemen contributing : Messrs Samuels, Skipper, Honeybone, Petrie; Buchanan, Webster, HoisseSmith, Dougherty, Elliott, Stott, Pat, ten, Foley, Thompson, McKenzie, Mcßwen, Warwick, Swedell, Gilbert, and Carston. Mr H. Webster gave "The Siege of Little River." At the close, the company sang "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow," and three ringing cheers were given for the guest.
LITTLE RIVER NEWS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914
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