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The s.s. Indraghiri ’(Tyser Line) arrivt’il on Sunday morning- and Hailed again on "Wednesday morning, taking with her about 23,'AH' carcases oi iro/.en mutton. The s.s, Papanui, which was laid up hero about eight months ago, put in an appearance on Monday morning and sailed again on Friday morning, taking about .35,000 carcases oi frozen mutton, and a quantity of flax and tallow. There are set oral changes in the officers of the Papanui since her last visit. On Thursday evening the Murihiku football club played a match with the boy s oh the s.s. Papanui, the local team winning by tour goals to one. Jhe culler “Heather Bell," owned by the BluIT Fish and Oyster Co., drifted on the rocks at Scalers Bay, Codfish Island, early last Sunday morning, and sustained considerable damage. The crew managed to get safely ashore, and were brought into port by ehe s.s. Loyalty. The departure of the s.s. Tarawera was delayed on Tuesday evening by about two hours, owing to her getting foul of a sandbank at the extreme western end of the wharf. While the s.s. Papanui was entering the harbour on Monday . morning, she got rather far out in the channel, causing her stern to become foul of a sandbank. Some little delay was occasioned in getting her oh.

The Female Foresters are the •■“lads'"' for socials.. They intend holding- a social and euchre tournament on. Wednesday. 18th September, the charge being the small sum of one shilling. Some good prizes are available for the euchre. The undermentioned are the committee having the arrangements in hand: Misses A. Cooper, M. Valentine, E. Parker. E. Valentine. Mesdames McPherson, Moody, Mathieson, and Cockroft.

I understand that owing' to the repairs that are to be made to the local freezing- works, no iish will be received for freezing- after this week. This will probably be a hardship to fishermen, unless some other place can be found for freezing- fish.

Mr A. Sinclair, railway foreman on the wharf, who has been in the service for 34 years—which, by the way, must be almost a record—has received intimation that he has been granted two months holiday on full pay from -November next, after which he retires from the service On a pension from the wSuperannuation Fund. It ns pleasant to note that such long and faithful service has been recognised.

Several schemes are on foot towards the financial assistance of the Bluff Naval Band, one of them being that the band should play out once a week. Playing out regular is almost impossible with a small membership, where the men are engaged in the fish and oyster business and shipping.

Early on Saturday morning last the screech of the fire whistle woke most of the residents, including the Fire Brigade. An investigation disclosed the fact that a fire had occurred in a shop occupied by Mr Geo. Skerrett, and situated in a block of wooden buildings, which has been on fire twice before. From appearances it

looked as though the 'Brigade hope of subduing the flames, but the general opinion was at fault. When Captain Leith arrived on the scene and got his men posted it was very soon noticed that the Brigade had the fire completely under control. This is probably the best bit of work the Brigade has done, and it is well worthy of being recognised. On inspection it seems impossible that such a small amount of damage should have been done. I understand that one firm at least intend to substantially remunerate the Brigade.

The Murihiku football club commence a live-a-side tournament next Saturday, for which handsome g'old medals are on view in Mr T. Slewart's shop window.

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BREVITIES., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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BREVITIES. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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