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District News.

- MABEL NOTES.: The bachelors’ ball held recently; was a great success. The hall was tastefully decorated for the event. Mr J. T. Wilson as secretary and Mr. H. Wright as chairman were" all] right in their respective positions. The night being line, a large gathering assembled, and the bachelors have reason to be proud of the success of their efforts. About forty couples took part in , the grand march. Splendid music was discoursed by the Invercargill quadrille band. Mr W. Caulfield, assisted by Mr G-. Amos, were as home as M’s.C. Songs were rendered at intervals by some of the company, all present being loud in their declarations that it was one of the best entertainments yet held by the bachelors. More power to them. A farewell social was tendered to Mr and Mrs Vanderson prior to their, leaving the district for the North Island. Mr Jas. Fleming (of the County Council) presided, and on behalf of their many friends, presented Mr and Mrs Vanderson with a wellfilled purse of sovereigns. Mr Fleming spoke of Mr and Mrs Vanderson’s many good qualities. Messrs D. Campbell, (J. Amos, A. McGillivray, W. Wright, and if. Young- referred to If. Young also spoke. Mr Vanderson briefly thanked the members of the company for their handsome present.

The friends of - Mr F. Cameron met at the school last week for the purpose of making him a ptesentation before his departure for Gisborne. Mr (A. Amos presided, and on behalf of his numerous friends presented him with a case of silver-mounted pipes ami match-box. Mr Amos spoke of Mr Cameron as an able man in all public affairs, and one whose place would be hard to 1111. Messrs A. McG-illivray and G. Clark also spoke of Mr Cameron as a public man and as a neighbour. Still another farewell. Mr R. Young was entertained at a banquet in the Mabel Hall, some 60 gentlemen being present, and partook of a grand repast, Mr S. 13. McDonald presiding. After ample justice had been done to the inner man, the toast of “The Ring” was proposed by the chairman. “Our Guest” was next proposed by the chairman, and Messrs A. McGillivray, F. Cameron, J. Campbell. W. Ogilvio. Mr Young suitably replied. The following other toasts were also honoured :—“'The Army. Xavy and Volunteers,” by Mill. Amos, replied to by Lieut. Wilson ' S.M.R.; ; “The Farmers,” by Mr Fenton, replied to by Mr F. Cameron : “The Ladies,” by Mr T. Garvey, replied to by Mr Robertson;

'•The Pr,,ss.” by Mr W. Wilson, replied to by Mr G. Amos ; and "The Chairman.” by Mr Young. Mr Young was presented with a • handsome pocket, book bearing - the inscript ion—‘‘From Mabel Friends to Mr R. Yotms'.'’

Hurrah ! Our school got a hundred |e-r cent, at the examination. So there ; Mrs Finn,, our teacher, has g-ood reason to feel proud at the result. The inspector remarked that the school was one of the best taught’ country schools in Southland.

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District News., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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District News. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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