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Bluff Notes.

AMUSEMENTS. On Friday, 7th June, the Eiberal and Eabour Federation held their annual turn-out in the form of a social and euchre tournament, and everything was successfully carried out, both financially and socially. His Worship the Mayor (Mr G. A. Whealler) briefly outlined the objects of the Federation, and thereafter presented the prices to the fortunate winners in the euchre tournament. • - The following are the names of the winners Uadies Dale, second Mrs Cockroft, third Miss A. Erasmussen ; Gents Mr S. E. Gilson, second Mr W. Newman. In. the unavoidable absence of Mr Forbes the duties of M.C. were undertaken by Mr 0. Cockroft. At intervals during the evening, songs were contributed by Misses M. Wad del, A. Erasmussen. Messrs E. Parker, 15. East lake, and a recitation by ill- J. Dale. Music was supplied by Messrs Grant and Digwood (violins) and Delaney (piano). The committee! wish to thank all those ladies who worked so hard to make the social a success, and also to thank Me.sdantes Tulloch and Sutherland and Messrs Hinchey and Whig for the splendid prizes donated for the euchre In the despatches Messrs Thomson and Co- and Moffett and Co. are specially mentioned as having kindly donated cordials, and Messrs McKerras aryl llazlett a tin of lollies. Messrs ffalpin and Wiig- should also be complimented for the efficient manner in which they carried out the euchre tournament. BREVITIES. Our wharf presented a busy appearance on Monday last —four large steamers in port, and all working at once. 'The ship Irene from Malden Island berthed at the wharf on Tuesday, and is now busy discharging 900 tons of guano. Senior Constable Cruickshanks has received intimation of his promotion to Ross. West Coast- His place is to be taken by Constable Tonkinson. Constable Cruickshanks leaves by boat on Tuesday for his new' quarters.

To cope with our ever-increasing postal business an addition lias been made to the staff by the transfer of Mr A. G. Rogers from Invercargill to Bluff.

Messenger Gunn of the postal department has been promoted to cadetship, and left for Oamaru on Monday last,. Before leaving his fellow officers presented him with a, silver-mounted umbrella in token of their esteem. 'Messenger Gunn was always remarkable for his courteous and obliging manners. Consequent oh his departure. Messenger Bigwood has been promoted to letter-carrier. Bocal residents are pleased to hear of the safe arrival of the Hon. Sir J. G. Ward in Australia. The new Government steam trawb er, Nora Niven, is expected in port in the course of a few days. The want of another J.P. is much felt here, especially now, as Mr S. Nichol’s business calls him. so frequently to Invercargill, and Mr G. R. George is very often called away.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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