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Bluff Notes.

Two more initiations in the Loyal A warn a Lodge last Monday night. This Lodge is steadily increasing its membership. The Fire Brigade are getting in some good practice in view of the competitions at Christchurch in March. The much talked of gipsies arrived by train on Thursday afternoon, and within a few minutes had commenced operations with their fortune-telling. Residents will be pleased to learn that Miss Mona Waddel intends opening classes for the teaching of music and voice production. This talented young lady has finished her education in one of the leading convents in the colony, and holds certificates for both singing and music. Xo doubt the services of such an accomplished musician will be largely availed of. Intending pupils should obtain further particulars at her residence '' Tai-nui.’’ The local brass band have a few, vacancies for young men wishing to learn music. Mr J. Calder, contractor for the swimming baths, is making steady, progress' with their construction. For some time past picnic parties to the port have been very frequent, and perhaps last Monday will long be remembered by visitors. The day was perfect, and a large party was taken out in the tug, and on the homeward journey accompanied the s.s. Moeraki in to the wharf. Everyone semied to thoroughly enjoy themselves . Captain- Xichol and Lieut. Lister, of the Bluff Guards, while on their way to camp on Tuesday evening, discovered a fire at the back of Mr Rowley’s shop. As a strong westerly wind was blowing at the time, their prompt action in subduing the flames probably saved a block of buildings in the main street. Miss Kitty Wilson, of the Juvenile Foresters, won the skipping competition on Wednesday night, the prize | being given by Mrs Cockroft. Late one night during- the week the 5..9. Rimu arrived in port, and commenced blowing her whistle lor someone to take the lines. Most of the ever vigilant fire brigade, thinking it was the tire whistle, turned out- in quick time. On account of the large amount of shipping last Monday, the railway department had to put on an extra shunter. His first attempt was over the wharf into the beautiful cool water, but willing hands soon hauled him oui . and he resumed duty much refreshed.

A pleasing function took place at Messrs Murispn and McPh ail's founding the occasion being the presentation of a silver-mounted pipe to Mr J. Ridland, who is leaving for pastures new. Mr H. H. Moss made the presentation, and Mr Ridland suit- 1 ably acknowledged, staling- that he very much appreciated the kindness of his fellow employes.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907

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