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CENTRAL MISSION CHINESE SOCIAL.

A tptoial gathering in connection with the Methodist Central Mission Chinese Class was held in the Stafford street Hall on Monday evening, x7th. The hall was cx«wded to excess, I and there weie about 120 Chinese present, ajjiongst them being representatives from the Walker street Chinese Church and the Hanover street Baptist Chinese Class. The Eev W. A. Sinclair presided, and on behalf of the Central Mission Class extended a hearty welcome to the members of other classes and to the Europeans present. The Rev. W. Chan, Mr J. Reid. 8.A.. Mr O'Connor, Mr Wong Tape, and Sister Maria occupied seats on the platform, and gave short addresses congratulating the class on the picgress made during the year. Prom the report presented by Mr B. Wong Tape we take the following clauses: — " The class, which has been steadily in operation for a good many years, meets on Monday evenings in the Stafford Street Lower Hall, under the of Mr W. Patersoh. The Chinese have been very attentive, and gave evidence of having benefited by the lessons. The largest number present ii' airy one evening has been 41, and the average attendance has be«n 28 Too much praise cannot be given to our revered leader, Mr Paterson. He conies ou1; in all wsaifehers, often at great discomfort to himself. and visits the Chinese dwelling about the city. A Chinese missionary, ono evening when on a visit to the class, said that his fellow-countrymen had very lonely and comfortless lives in this (to tlieni) stiange land, and -that the class, were it for no other reason than this, was a great blessing, in that it threw a ray of sunshine into their cheerless lives. Miss Mitchell, Miss Violet Sew Hoy, Mr Brown, and others have assisted in the musical portion of the meetings, and Miss Sanders for years past ha=! faithfully attended to the tea." Mr Wong Tape said that the Chinese had a great love and admiration for Mr Paterson, whom they regarded as their father and grandfather. They felt that they would like to show their appreciation of his work in some practical fashion, and in three hours £12 was subscribed. He had therefore much pleasure, on behalf of the Chinese, in presenting him with a beautiful saddlebag easy chair and Mosgiel rug. The chair has the following inscription: — " Presented to Walter Paterson, Esq., as a token of esteem from his Dunedin Chinese friends." Mr Paterson, in replying, said that he was thankful for the love shown by the Chinese towards him, but he gave all the glory to God. He thanked them very heartily for their gift. A very liberal supply of refreshments was then handed round, all of which was piovided by the Chinese. An^xcellent piogrammo was also gone through. to which the following contributed: — Misses M'Gregor. Chalmers, Violet M'Farlane, Mesdamss Botting and Melville. J. Wong Tape, Ohing Hoy. Ah Sing, the Mission Brass Band, Walker street choir, and Hanover street class. An apology for absence was received from the Rev. W. Hay. A very siiccessfnl gather ing wws brought to a close by special votes of thanks to the Chinese, proposed by Sister Marie and Miss Anderson.

The Imperial Brass Sprat Pump: With Stream and Fine Spiay Nozzle. — Made cj American noted manufacturers. Are obtainable from Nimm.o and Blair, Dunedin. Fnutgiowers and Orchardistu skguld, use

[ Tha championship of the Wellington Solf Olub has been won by A. Duncan. of the mildness of the season, nany spring flowers are blooming jn Christ;hurch. Geraniun'3 and chrysanthemums ire biooming side by side at Sumner, and mere are evei a few roses. Generally farm gcoik ȣ well fovward.

1 To break one's leg by merely falling cii 1 a chair must bo a rave sort of accident (says the Timaru Herald), jet a man who is now a patient at the Timaru Hospital biOke both his legs at onco by '.hat s'mple accident. His aiiincut is degeneration of the bone. \

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CENTRAL MISSION CHINESE SOCIAL., Otago Witness, Issue 2680, 26 July 1905

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CENTRAL MISSION CHINESE SOCIAL. Otago Witness, Issue 2680, 26 July 1905

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