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Bluff Notes.

MILITARY BALL,

The Coast Hoards annual military hall was held in the Drill Hall, Bluff, on Friday, 24th May, and Avas unanimously A'oted the OA'cnt of the season. Tne decorations alone were Avorthy of a place in some famous art gallery, and those responsible for the display are dose twin g of much credit, the time occupied in decorating being one week. The stage Avas got up to represent a full-rigged man-of-war. and at intervals the ship's bell was tolled for the next watch.

The grand march, was also a feature. about eighty couples taking part, and with the mans’ pretty dresses of the ladies, and the various uniforms of the volunteers —not forgetting- the dress suits of the civilians—a blending - 0 f colours was seen which was very pleasing to the eye. Good music was supplied by Messrs Humphries. Harvey, and Met wan, of Invercargill, and the catering- was in the. hands of Messrs I).. Kingsland and Son. Corp. Con Forbes, as M.C. left nothing undone. During the evening His Worship the Mayor, in a happy speech. on the advantages of volunteering, presented the trophies and prizes won hy the Guards in their various’ competitions. A list, of these will appear next week. BREVITIES. A very busy week for the s.s. Go's steamers has just passed. The week commenced with the arrival of the s.S’. Maheno. followed hy the WarriuHjo, Wanaka, Komata. Kooti.va, and Wainui. The Warrimoo arrived late on Monday from Melbourne, and completed discharging and loading cargo at one a.m. the following morning. The Wanaka arrived on Wednesday morning, and after landing 2000 tons of cargo, sailed again on Thursday afternoon. The Komata is one of the company's new boats, and that is herfirst trip to the Bluff with a cargo of coal from Newcastle. The Ivoonya and WaimiL are from Westport and Greymouth with coal. Mi- T. Cahill, who Is in the employ of the local branch of the N.M. and A. Co., had the misfortune to have his leg broken last Saturday while engaged driving a horse. It appears that the horse commenced to rear, and came down on Mr Cahill's ieg, breaking it just about the ankle. Latest advice- reports tnat Mr Cahill's condition is not of the best. ... 'Whilst engaged at work on the s.s. Wanaka about 2 a.m. on Thursday morning-. Mr H. Goomcs met with a slight, accident through a sack of wheat failing on and twisting his arm. Mr Goomcs is likely to lie incapacitated for a day or two. On Tuesday evening a public meeting was held in the Athenaeum. Hall. His worship the Mayor occupied the chair. The question at issue was the holding- of the 1908 brass bands’ contest at the Bluff- A committee was appointed, and a canvass made to ascertain what amount of support could be got. arid within a very short time a guarantee, of over £3OO was secured. The place of the holding of the 1908 contest will bo decided at the annual meet inig of the Otago and Southland Bands Association, which takes place at Milton on Monday next. The Eiberal and Labour Federation are getting things under way' for tae annual social and euchre tournament to bo up to expectations. It is on Friday', 7th .Tune, and it promises

whispered that Mr J. P. Roberts, late President of the Federation may probably b'e present. In connection with the euchre, prizes have been donated by Mrs Tulloch, Mrs Sutherland, Messrs W. Hinchey and M. E. Wiig. The prizes are now on view in Messrs McGruer, Taylor and Co.’s shop window, and are well worth inspection. The Bluff Naval Band have pleasure in acknowledging receipt of one guinea from Mr P. C. M. Andersen. This makes the third donation to the funds for the present year.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 1 June 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 1 June 1907

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