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(From our own Correspondent.) The anniversary concert of the Kaitangata School came off last, night, the 11th inst. Mr D. Maitland, who occupied the chair, said they all knew the purpose for which the meeting had been got up. It was to celebrate the opening of the new school, and to provide funds for the payment of thft debt incurred in painting the school building. The programme opened with a duett from the Mis&es Darling. Song— Mr A. N. Hislop, "Paddle your own Canoe ;" receiving an encore, he gave " A bit ot my mind." Song — The Misses Darling-, " Better bide awee," and, in response to an encore, " Maggie's Secret." A reading by Mr G. Steven was listened to with attention. ! Song- — Miss Anderson, "Annie of thej Vale," and, an encore being asked for, "Ella Ree "—-accompaniment played by Miss Darling. Song— Mr M'lntosh, " Her bright smile haunts me still," encore, " My long tailed blue." Song— The Misses Darling, " Killarney," encore, " Beautiful Isle of the Sea." Song— Mr Whyte, " The Bridge," encore. Song— Mr A. N. Hislop, " Come my love with me," encore, "0, Willie we have missed you." Song — Mr Watmough, " Love amongst the roses," encore, " An Irish stew." The musical portion of the programme was brought to a close about 10 o'clock. The viands provided by the ladies were then attacked, and after ample justice had been done to them, the seats were cleared away, and dancing was kept up till an early hour. Great credit is due to the ladies for their liberality in responding to the calls made upon them. My report would be incomplete without also mentioning Mr AitcLeson, who deserves o-reat credit for his indefatigable exertions in forwarding the arrangements. Over Lls were taken at the door, which leaves a surplus to the credit of the school funds. The school is increasing so rapidly that the accommodation is already insufficient for the requirements of the district. Forty children are attending school, and on Monday ten more are to be entered. It is quite astonishing to mark the advancement that has been made during the last year. There is one thing which would suffer improvement, that is the road to the school. During winter it will be all but impassable. The traffic has increased so much that we may look for nothing else but a total stoppage of dray traffic during winter unless something be done to the roads, and that speedily. The shaft of the No. 1 Coal Company is being pushed ahead as rapidly as the nature ot the work will allow. The Redcliff took away another load from that company's pit last week. Threshing is being pushed ahead rapidly. Not content with taking daylight for it, they must try the moon light, keeping on till 11 o'clock in some instances.

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Kaitangata., Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 480, 18 April 1873

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Kaitangata. Bruce Herald, Volume VI, Issue 480, 18 April 1873