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Bluff Notes.

AMUSEMENTS. ...At the invitation of the female Foresters Uhe members of the male lo'dge wore entertained at a fruit supper in the Athenaeum Hall, and. a pleasant evening was spent in games, songs, and dancing. . P.C.R. Sis. Moody, on behalf of tHo sisters extended a hearty welcome to the brethren, and C.R. Bro. Lister returned thanks for the kind manner in which the male fraternity had been entertained. Bros. Grant, Bigwood, and Moss supplied the music with violins and piano, and Bro, Cockroft carried out the duties of M.C.

During- the cveni'i’ig a humorous reading was given by Sis. Moody-and a recitation by Bro. J. Dale, and songs by Sis. M. Valentine, A. Erasmussen and Bros. Parker, Moss, and Eastlako. The gathering broke up at midnight witii a very hearty rendering of Auld Lang Syne. BREVITIES. On Saturday last the s-.s. Wanaka arrived, and having 1200 tons of cargo to handle, worked on till midnight, and commenced again at 2 a.m. on Monday morning. The nights, being dark and stormy at the time one noticeable feature was the poor lights on the wharf. I understand that the lig’hts have not been receiving sufficient attention of late. The spot selected for the site for septic tanks does not suit a number of our residents, and representationa are being made to have another site chosen. The N.Z. Shipping Go’s fine stoarda or Tongariro arrived in port on Thursday morning, and is taking away a large quantity of frozen mutton, wool, and flax. I understand a very successful concert was held at GTeenhills last week by members of the local Methodist Church.

The building of our salt water baths is still in progress, but it is said that almost as fast as the wall is built it gets washed otit to sea, so that in the course of a few years we will probably have baths in existence.

What has become of the Band '? is a common question lately. On inquiry, Blind that through insufficient work’ and other causes most of the members have loft the district. and the ranks are now reduced to about nine active members. I believe there are many talemed local young - men who would be capable of filling the vacancies.

Our cricket team have not keen able to retain the honours of last season, and all through the want of practice.

The Minister for Marine and. Labour paid us a visit on Wednesday, and was taken round the harbour on a tour of inspection, and shown the best of nnr improvements.

Ca.pt. John Macdonald, who entered the service of the Harbour Board in 1863, passed away a few days ago at the ripe old age of 78 years. He was a man of sterling qualities and highly esteemed.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907

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