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BREVITIES.

At the rime of writing the s.s. Waihora is due iroin Calcutta and Singapore with 2,500 tons of cargo for Bluff. It is the intention to work the Waihora without stopping until the cargo is discharged. By the s.s. Maheno on Monday a stowaway was discovered, and was duly dealt with at the local court. I understand that the passengers on the steamer collected sufficient to pay the stranger's fare. Preparations are being made locally to fittingly celebrate Dominion Day, when the proclamation is to be read from the post office on the morning of the 26th. In the afternoon the boating club open their season with a procession of boats, and the ladies are to supply afternoon tea, with the band to enliven proceeding's, and the Coast Guards in their gay uniforms to preserve order. A good afternoon should be the result. The Campbelltown Council hold their ordinary meeting on Monday evening, and I 'believe a fair amount of discussion wits got through including the giving of instructions for the crushing of another 500 yards of rnetb.l. A long report was also received from Mr Roberts, civil engineer, on the scheme in hand to supply the borough with water from a. reservoir to be made. As the scheme would mean a loan of about £12,000, the matter will probably be laid before the ratepayers later on. Through the demolishing of the S. PAD Co,.’s works, some good firewood is to be had at a reasonable cost. One. of our residents who is an enthusiast in fretwork spent the whole of his Wednesday half-holiday in picking out some good woo'd for himself. Bright and early next morning he was 1 on the scene to get it carted away, when 10, and behold ! it had already been carted. It seems rather hard, but it is only another instance of the early bird and the worm.

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BREVITIES., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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BREVITIES. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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