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BREVITIES.

Mr Thos. Cooper met with a rather painful acckient while engaged at the s.s. Monowai on Tuesday last. It appears that a sling of cargo was being landed in a truck by Mr Cooper and his mate, when somehow Mr Cooper was knocked off the truck, and landed on his head on the wharf, with boxes of butter and jam, on top of him. I understand the patient is doing as well as can be expected, in spite of the many cuts and bruises and severe shaking he received. On Wednesday evening Corpl. C. Bradshaw, of the Guards, gave a very instructive lesson on the various nots used in military engineering in the building of bridges, pontoons, etc. 'A’ cyclist was riding so fast the. nther evening on the borough footpaths that he could not be recognised. A fortnight ago Mr Jas. "Walker lost the third finger of his left hand while engaged with one of his circular saws. The injured hand is now rapidly healing, and Mr "Walker is able to get about again. The annual meeting of St. Matthew’s, Church of England, takes place next Monday. During the recent bazaar Mrs Nichoh as president, and Mrs McClure, secretary, carried out their duties successfully. The Guards commence signalling operations soon, and volunteers who would like to learn the code can receive full particulars from Sergeant Moss. Bate last Saturday night, while engaged at the s.s. Koonya, Mr Wk Map!etoft had the misfortune to get a crack on the head with a lump of coal, which compelled him to remain indoors for a day or two. Latest advice reports that Mr Mapletoft will soon be able to get to work again.

The N..Z. Shipping Co.'s s.s.. Tongariro berthed at the wharf on Tuesday forenoon. This is her third, appearance in Port in less than 12 months. The Tongariro put into Stewart Island on Monday, the weather being too rough to enter the horbour. Strange how the 'descendants of Adam contrive to follow in his footsteps, the forbidden fruit on this occasion being the beautiful Fovcaux Straits bi-valves, which evidently attracted the crew of tae s.s. Tongariro, who were discovered Q n Tuesday night helping, themselves from the beds Which are kept under the wharf. Fish and oyster craft have been lying idle for a few days owing to tiae rough weather. In view of extensive ' improvements to the bowling green the Club are holding a concert in Sutherland's Hall on Tuesday next.

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BREVITIES., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 14, 20 July 1907

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BREVITIES. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 14, 20 July 1907

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