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Bluff Notes.

The annual general meeting of the local branch of the Liberal and Labour Federation was held on Thumday evening. The balance sheet 'discloses a small credit balance on the year's operations. The election of officers resulted as under : President, Mr G. Maud ; "Vice-Presi-dents, Messrs Big-wood, Haluin, Martin, Hunter, and Rusden ; Committee, Messrs Finnerty, Shaw, Dawson, Charleston, Adam’s, Wiig, Lee, Nixey ; Treasurer, Mr J. Halpin ; Secretary, Mr A . Me Fish. Several matters of interest were discussed, including a motion by Mr Dawson, that the headquarters of the Awarua electorate should be at the Bluff, the principal reason urged being that the Bluff was much more progressive than Winton. It was eventually decided to lay the matter before the proper authorities. It was decided that the retiring President (Mr G. A. Whealler) be thanked for his services during the year. The annual social was fixed for June, and a committee appointed to make the necessary arrangements. BLFFF NAVAL BAND. The annual general meeting was held on Friday, March Ist, Mr J. Walker, in the absence of the President, occupying the chair. The balance-sheet showed receipts for the year amounting- to £362 17s Td, and the expenditure £331. The assets are valued at £557, and the liabilities £336. The commit bee’s report was very lengthy, and dealt with many matters of interest, amongst which was a recommemlation to s the band that a special vote of thanks bo recorded, to those ladies who so kindly assisted to make the recant carnival a success, and especially to Mrs Sutherland who was secretary of the carnival committee. It was much regretted that the membership had got.-so low, thereby preventing the band giving outdoor music. Every inducement was being offt-red to get members to join, including free entrance. The band had now been in existence thirteen years, and. in that time had attended thirteen contests, securing in prizes six firsts, five seconds, and two thirds, besides a large number of gold and. silver medals. The following were elected to office for the ensuing term :

Patron. Hon. Sir ,7. (7. Ward ; President. Dr. Torrance (re-elected) ; Committee, "Messrs C. Burtenshaw, D. Burtenshaw, H. .7. Norris. R. Rose, and .7. Dale. : bandmaster, Mr C. E. Hansen ; Deputy Bandmaster, Mr P. Wilson ; Drum Major, Mr T. Lynch • Sergeant, Mr 77. Burtenshaw ; Corporal, Mr ,7. Dale ; librarian, Mr F. Dale ; Assistant Librarian, Mr W. Rose ; Secretary and Treas., Mr A. Me Nish. BREVITIES. *7 rather painful accident, happened jast Sunday. whereby ,7. Bradshaw, a young' man in the employ of Messrs Murison and McPhail, had his right arm partly blown away through the accidental discharge of a gun which he was carrying. The sufferer was mmediately convoyed to Whoaller’s hotel, where, on inquiry, I find the sufferer is much improving. The local police arrested a. youngman by the name of Edward Lee, who was wandering about the township under a delusion that the police were chasing him through X.Z. He was remanded for medical treatment. The local (Juatds hold a social on the 22nd of the present month. The s.s. Marere arrived unexpectedly on Tuesday, resulting in there being no cargo ready for her to commence ope i‘a tion s. Our drainage scheme is going ahead, only our local carter's object to the old pipes being piled up in front of the railway station, thereby causing them much extra work. An object of curiosity to visitors at the wharf is called the Harbour Board's Priestman dredge. A stranger wonders where the money comes jrom to keep so much machinery lifting almost a handful at one time.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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