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Bluff Notes.

POLICE COURT. At the CampbeMtown Court on Tuesday before Messrs S. Xichoi and G. R. George, J.’sP., William Connolly and Edward Power were charged with stealing a cargo hook from the steamer St. Helena, and fined £3 each, in 'default one month's hard labour in Invercargill gaol. BLUFF GUARDS. During the recent fine weather the local Guards have taken advantage of the bright mornings to get off two matches' —one for a cup presented by Mr G. A. Whealler, and the other for a champion belt presented by Capt. Xichoi. Priv. A. Rouse secures the Whealler Cup and Capt. Nichol the belt. Following are the scores' for the cup and belt match ; IF cap. Tot. Priv. A. Rouse 12 il7 Priv. Erickson ' 24 115 Priv. Beaton 19 110 Capt. Xichoi Scr. 107 Priv, Fletcher 28 107 Priv. Preston 28 98 Priv. S. Norris 32 96 Belt Aggregates. Capt. Nichol 107 Priv. A. Rouse 105 Priv. Beaton 91 Priv, Erickson 91 Range Prizes. 200 Yards'—Sergt. Moss. 500 Yards—Private Preston. 600 Yards —Private Fletcher. 700 Yards—Sergt. Valentine. BREVITIES. This week the staunch timbers of the wharf must have been fairly well tested, the following large steamers being in port Saint Helena, Riverina, Warrimoo, Whakatane, Wakanul, Hawea (with 700 tons cargo). Hineraoa (taking the Governor and party round the Sounds), s.s. Bellbird (a stranger from Hobart, which I understand is going into the fishing trade) For some time there has been a lull in the local labour market, but with the advent of the wool sales and the oyster season, everyone appears to be busy. Wool and flaxstores are working overtime. It appears that local engineers are so busy that one of them—who is also one of the City Fathers'—had to work much overtime lately. The delicious bivalve is once more to be had, the season having commenced in earnest' —in fait it must have commenced just on the tick of the clock. Our oystermeu are wellknown for their punctuality, in spite of the eagle eye of the Customs officer on the look-out to see that no oysters were bagged before the proper time.

I understand that Z\fr Hansen, who at present holds th> BB bass championship of N.Z., intends competing at the Christchurch Band Competitions, in an endeavour to retain the title.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 49, 2 February 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 49, 2 February 1907

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