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Bluff Notes.

HO RTIC U LT U HAL. 'A well-attended meeting was held in. the municipal offices of those interested in the formation of a horticultural society. IVtuch intciest was taken in the affair, and it was decided to hold a flower show next February, the exact date to he fixed at the next meeting, and a sub-com-mittee was appointed to obtain all necessary- information and The following - were elected officers of the society ;—Patron, Hon- Sir. J. G. Ward ; president, Mr Geo. Maud ; vice-presidents, Messrs C. A. Tipping, G. A. Whealler, S. Nichol, G. R. George,, and G. R. Waddell. Committee ; Mesdames Nichol, McClure, .Whealler, Torrance, Tipping. Parker, McGrath, Waddell, and Mr D. McKenzie (with power to add). Mr A. McClure was elected secretary. * AMUSEMENTS. Anything undertaken by the members of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church is bound to come out on the right side of the ledger, and the social and euchre party held in the Drill Hall on Thursday evening was no exception, both financially and socially it was a, decided success, due to the amount of energy displayed by the promoters. For the euchre the prizes were donated by Mesdames Tullocb, Sutherland, Mclntyre, and Mr ITinchey,,. and the following arc the fortunate winners :—Ladies —Ist Mrs J. Dickson, 2nd Miss Ca.v'anagh, consolation Mrs Whealler ; gents—lst Mr J. Saunders, 2nd Mr R. McDougall. consolation Mrs Wiig. Dancing was indulged in to music supplied by Messrs Grant, Bigwood. and Delaney. Messrs W. Newman and T. Stewart occasionally took turns at the piano. During the evening a cornet solo was contributed in good style by Mr IV. Dixon, and Mr Bergeman gave a. rendering of a cake-walk. Mr C. Forbes performed the duties of M. C. in his usual capable manner. and Mr A. .1. Lister presented the prizes to I he winners of the euchre, 4" BREVITIES. Shipping movements this week have been almost nil, the only boats being the s.s. Wimmera and Tarawera on Monday last, which means only a few hours work to the casual' labourers, thereby considerably curtailing the spending power of those engaged on The wharf. Still, our community seems able to support a large number of amusements I he very wet weather during the present week has been the cause of a good deal oi 'broken time in the work of pulling down the old buildings of the S.F.M. Co. Mr .1. Paterson, of the firm.of Messrs Thomson and Co., has. I Understand, received a well-deserved promotion to the firm's branch at Invercargill. ffho Misses McCarthy have recently osttihlished refreshment rooms at the west end of the town, and a passerby is very much tempted to step inside whether hungry or not. The girls ought to do well, and should receive a good share of patronage. At the Fire Brigade Meeting on Monday night three years’ service badges were presented to Messrs Gilson, R. Wright, and H. Butterfield. Much discussion was indulg - ed in on the -question of uniform, and it 1 was eventually decided to invest in a full dress uniform. I understand that Mr .7. Vickery has disposed of his business, the purchaser being Mr Geo. Eastlake. who , is well-known locally - , having for a number of years been in the employ - of most of the local carters. Mr j Eastlake should do well in his new -i business, though no doubt the friends } of Mr Vickery will be sorry to miss ( his iamili'ar figure. Next Monday evening the local \ brass band hold a promenade conceet in the Drill Hall, anti patrons will have an opportunity- 0 f hearing s the contest music before the band’s C departure on Tuesdav f Q r the convincing ground at Wyndham. r The band have pleasure i n ac- ° knowledging receipt of cheque for one " guinea from Mr P. Georgeson. which is the fifth donation for the present e year in aid of the band’s funds. g —— C On Friday, 11th inst., St Mat- b thew’s Church Ladies’ Guild hold a | c Social in the Drill Hall. t

I Wednesday- next should bo a big I day for the port. The following are I the events which take place on that day : —Opening of the Boating Clulb ; , opening of the rifle range ; Band conjtest at Wyndham ; the C/aptain of (the Coast Guards joins the ranks of | the benedicts'. j On Tuesday evening next the Coast Guards entertain their Captain at a social-

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 24, 5 October 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 24, 5 October 1907

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