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Bluff Notes.

MUNICIPAL.The fortnightly meeting of the Campbelltown Council was held on Monday, Ist mst., thue be n a Pt; ant His Worship the Mayor (Mi GA, Whealler), and Crs. Hmchey. A. McKenzie, McPhail, Nichol. Valentine, Walker, and Parsons.. Jno- Edwards applied to _’have provements made to road in Greens subdivision.—To be informed that the Council has not taken over the 10 f“' and therefore cannot comply with 11 . °An offer to quarry and crush metal at a certaih rale was referred to a special committee, with power to a< K, A. Nichol applied for permission to remove a few loads oi sod uom Fovle street west. —Granted. The Mayor reported having smd crusher engine at a st a isiactory kg nre. —Action approved. A special committee reported ha\ ino- purchased yearly 'quantity 01 ashes from the SIAM. Co., for the stun of £3. —Approved. Inspector instructed to prosecute cyclists riding on footpath. ‘.Resolved to notify owners of property to take means to prevent storm .waters overflowing on footpaths. Clerk instructed to obtain quotations for cost of siren to be used as a lire alarm. ■The Mayor reported having made satisfactory arrangements re general loan falling clue on Ist January . 190 R. _ .. „ Accounts amounting to Tod < s weic referred to the Finance Committee.

ODDFELLOWS

On -Monday evening last there held the monthly meet mg 01 ' Loyal Awaima Lodge, M.h.,. LO.OT ■ and a visit was received iro1 " following District < MVicers 1 -G-M-Bro. Dawson. P. P.G.M. Pro. Beul, Bro. Main. P- divas. Bio. Findlay. ... Three candidates were initiated ana two more proposed, and the Distiict Oihcers congratulated the Dodge cm the way they carried out their busiP.G.M. Bi'o. Dawson mentioned that the ohject of the District Othcers in visit ing tde various Lodges was to see how the business was carrier! on. and reel hying an\ citots, hut he thought that instead of giving the Loyal Awanua Lodge any points the District Officers were more likely to learn something themselves. F.D.G'.M. Bro. Ueid and P. Tivas. Bro. Findlay spoke in flattering terms of the working 01 the Lodge. P.C.S. Bro. Mair held forth, on the high state of efficiency to which the Manchester Unity had. attained, and quoted figures in proof of his statement. also making mention of the centenary which takes place in 19UL and the' great effort the Unity will make to celebrate that event by endeavouring to reach a membership of one million.. After business had berm concluded, an adjournment was made to Mr Parryes rooms, where a pleasant hour was spent . X.G. Bro. McKenzie occupied the chair, and after the toast of the Ping' and the Manchester Unity had been drank thing’s went merrily for a while. The toast list included “The District Officers." proposed by P.CL Bro. ,W. Galbraith, and responded to by P.G.M. Bro. Dawson and P.D.G.M. Bro. Held : “Loyal A warn a Lodge," proposed by .P.C.S. Bro- Main, and replied to by X.G. Bru. D. McKenzie. “The Chairman/’' by P.G.M. Bro. Dawson, and .suitably■ replied to. Songs were contributed during the evening by P.O.’s Bros, Valentine, ,W. Galbraith, Bro. Crack, and P.C.S Bro. Mair —(cliook, ebook .') The gathering broke up about midnight, with many wishes for another visit by the District Officers, and the singing of Atdd Lang Syne. GOOD-BYE-Mr T. W. Taylor, who is leaving the employ of Messrs John Mill and Co. —principally. I am given to understand, through failing eyesight — ,was the cause of a pleasant little gathering at the Bay View Hotel last Tuesday ■evening, when the proprietor and boarders presented him ■with a silver-mounted umbrella, suitably inscribed, in token of their esteem. Mr H. Martin made the presentation in a few well-chosen words, and all joined in wishing- Mr Taylor every prosperity in his future ventures. Later on in the evening about 30 residents met at the same hotel and presented Mi* Taylor with a handsome travelling dressing - case. Mr

Whealler made the presentation, and on behalf of the residents spoke in flattering terms of the many stciling qualities possessed by Mr Taylor. Captain McDonald, Messrs J. Munson, J- Metzger, and H. Martin also spoke, and expressed the geneial ie-g-ret that was felt at Mr Taylor s departure, and the hope that his future prospem ,’ would be of the best. Capital musical items were rendererf by Mrs Tulloch, Messrs W. Galuraith, J. Murison, Ross, Taylor, Kingsland. and Stewart, and a flute solo by Mr J. Dearson. Aftci the health"' of the host and hostess had been proposed and responded to a very pleasant evening was brought to a close by the singing of God save the King and Aula Lang Syne. -On Monday last the grain merchants met and presented Mr Taylor with a walking stick and cigar holder ; a ncl on Saturday the store hands also made a presentation, and it is generally expressed that Mi - Taylor s absence will lie felt for some time to come. Last Saturday another pleasant function took place on board the dredge Murihikn, when the officers and crew presented Mr Id wen Morrison with a gold pendant , suitably inscribed. Mr"” Iml ay, in making the presentation, spoke highly of Mr Morrison’s many good' qualities in the discharge of his duties as ladderman. (,'apt. M.c.Neilage also mentioned that through Mr Morrison's efforts the dredging of the Mdrihiku hail been more successful than it would otherwise have been. Messrs McKenzie ami Ross, on behalf ol the crew also endorsed these flattering' remarks. The health of the guest and his wifi; being duly honoured, Mr Morrison feelingly replied, and pointed out the many advantages to he gained by everyone on board the M’urihiku working in harmony, and he hoped that his successor would be as wellpleased with his fellow workmen as he had been. Mr Morrison hoped that the memento presented to him that day w ould be handed down i rum generation, as a souvenir of the good wishes of the many friends lie was leaving. An adjournment was made to the railway station, where three hearty cheers were given on the departure of the train conveying our oid friend to pastures new.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 12, 6 July 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 12, 6 July 1907

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