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Bluff Notes.

BREVITIES. Last Saturday the men of the G-.S. Tutanekai indulged in a game of Asrociation football against a team from the I'ocal club, and beat the land lubbers by four goals to two.

There took place on Wednesday evening the monthly meeting of the Fire Brigade,' Acting-captain Wright occupying the chair. New rules were discussed and adopted, and it was also resolved to form a substitute or reserve list for cases of emergency, reservists to be eligible for election as firemen, when vacahcies occur.

Seventy and seven householders assembled at the schoolhousc on Monday evening for the purpose of electing a school committee for the next twelve months. This surely must be almost a record attendance, even for a large city. For many years past householders have not taken such a lively interest in school affairs as during the past two years. The ballot resulted in the following gentlemen being elected for the ensuing term. Messrs A. McClure (chairman), Dr. Torrance (secretary), J. C. Imlay, R. A. Cruickshank, A. MciKenz'ie, W. Galbraith, D. McKenzie, jj. Valentine, and J. Walker.

Our local election day did not cause much stir in the township on Wednesday; Folk went about their business as usual. In the evening the band played some music in front of the polling booth while the votes were being- counted, and at 10.45 p.m. the returning officer (Mr A. MjcClure declared the result of the poll. Mr G. A, Whealler was re-elec-ted Mayor by a large majority, and the following as councillors for the next two years : —R. A. Cruickshank, E. A. Nichol, A. McKenzie, W. Hinchey, J. Walker, A. Parsons, ,T Valentine, D. McKenzie, and R. MePhaik Most of the councillors returned thanks for the honour conferred upon them, and it has been suggested that in future candidates for municipal honours should be invited to express their views before the election.

The Band of Hope opened their winter campaign in the Drill Hall asst week with what is generally termed by young folks a '‘bun-fight.” The Rev. Mr Laishley occupied the chair and was supported by the Rev. Mr Hunt and Mr Do we, of Invercar- | gill. Miss B. White opened proceedings with a pianoforte solo, and songs were contributed by Mrs Crocket and Miss Valentine. A feature of the evening was a dialogue by the three Misses Wiig. Recitations were given by Mrs Moody, Misses Dewe and Annie McLeod, and by special request, “The rat and the Mouse,” by Mr A. McClure. Dialogues were also also given by Masters Norman and Alex. Mathieson, and George Dale and J. Walker. A new event was introduced—the spelling bee, for which prizes were given, resulting in Master Cruickshank securing ifirst. Miss Madge Morrison second, and Master McKenzie third. An interesting address was given by Mr Dewe on the benefit of no-license, and the young people were sent home in good time with the knowledge of having spent a happy evening.

Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, and it appeared so on Tuesday last, when the sun shone out in full force during- the wedding ceremony of a popular young couple. The contracting parties were Miss Katherine Smith, daughter of the late I). N. Smith, and Mr Goo. Hast, second son of the late Mr Otto Hast, of Invercargill. The ceremony was

performed by Rev. *W. Swinburn, and the happy couple left by the mid-day. train, accompanied by showers of congratulations and rice.

St. Matthew's (Church of England) Ladies’ Guild are getting some nice things ready for-a bazaar, to be held in June. During the wait far the result of the poll on Wednesday night, a good deal of chaff was indulged in by the crowd in front of the. post office. The principal chorus seemed to be —" We want baths.” On Wednesday, 17th April, at the residence of the bride'is. parents. Bluff, Miss Jessie Plank was united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by the Rev. Mr Laishley, to Mr John Thomson, who is employed by the Railway Department at Clinton. The young lady was born and brought upat the Bluff, and consequently the marriage caused no little excitement among the friends of the family. Thebride’s' sisters (Misses Fannie and Gracie) looked very pleasing in their capacity as bridesmaids, whilst Mr A. Plank ably fulfilled the onerous' duties of best man. The bride was tastefully costumed in white silk,, prettily trimmed with insertion. At the wedding breakfast a large number of guests were present, and the ■time was spent merrily until the departure of the train for Dunedin, in which city Mr and Mrs Thomson intend to spend their honeymoon. To further,,celebrate the occasion Mr and Mra Plank tendered a social in the evening to their numerous friends, when the fun w a xed fast and furious until the ‘'wee sma’ oors,” everybody leaving the hospitable house with the best of good wishes for the newly-married couple.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 4, 27 April 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 4, 27 April 1907

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