The annual Christmas tea for the seamen in port was hold at the Sailors' Rest last evening. Mr A. It. Falconer, the nrgan'ter, although having worked to this end for some months pest, was unable through ill-health to be present, and his absence v. as regretted by all. Owing to the unsettled state of "shipping affairs, there were, not many sailors present, but a largo number of Christian workers and friends sat down to tea, following which about an hour was spent in social intercourse. At about 8 o'clock the Rev._ E. Axelsen took control of the meeting, spoke a, few, words of welcome to all present, and read a message from Mr Falconer to the sailors. Messrs Kennear, Win. Ings, George Jackson, P. L. K. Walker, and the Rev. Mr Gumming each gave short addresses. Mr Andrew MoTrison. Mrs Inglis, and Miss Broadbent sRn t <; Gospel songs. The sailors each received a present of a ditty bag containing many useful artieies and reading matter, including a Testament and hymn book. The following ladies presided at the tables: Mesdames Ititrlis, Lee, Walker, Romeril, Campbell, Reddell, Mirams. Hercus, Gordon, MacFarlano, Strain:, Bioadbent, and Cook, Misses Hall, Falconer, Allen, Inglis, Ilcrcu-s. Bioadbent, L. Simpson, Garry, Olive Hercus, Harrison, B. K. Simpson, and C. Hall. Miss Tnglis presided at the piano and Miss B. Simpson at the organ.
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SAILORS' TEA, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914