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Bluff Notes.

MUNICIPAL. The Campbelltown Borough Council held their fortnightly meeting on Monday, 21st inst., when there were present His Worship the Mayor (Mr G- A. Whealler) and Crs, Cruickshanks, Hinchoy, A. McKenzie, McPhail, and Walker. Correspondence was received from the Health Department re water supply.—To be referred to the Harbour Board for the information desired. The Cricket Club notified their intention to alter the pitch in the public area. A committee was appointed to deal with the matter, with power to act.

Decided to renew the £5,000 general loan, falling clue on Ist January next, for a further term of ten years at per cent. The Mayor reported having forwarded letter to the Harbour Board re dangerous state in which portion of Gore street was left, after being opened up to get at the water mains.— Action approved. Fire Brigade Committee recommended that spouting bo put upon the fire station, that timber be procured for brackets, and fire plug be cleaned and repaired, that 200 ft. of new hose and one branch be procured. —Recommendations adopted.

Inspector instructed to carry out certain repairs to footpaths- in Blackwator street.

Decided to lay new asphalt and concrete kerbing- in front of block I, also to procure a notice board for jmblic notices. Inspector reported that he was proceeding - against two owners for allowing- cattle to wander. Accounts amounting to £8 15s were referred to the Finance Committee. * PUBLIC SCHOOL. The school committee are making an active canvas for subscriptions for to the school grounds. The total amount required is £2OO, of which the Inducatitn Board are contributing £IOO, and the Committee have to find tire balance. The task has been lightened' considerably by the extreme generosity of two citizens, who. between them, have donated the handsome sum of £SO. It is the Committee's intention to asphalt a considerable area round about one building. as it is found that where the traffic is so concentrated, holes are readily worn in the loose gravel, and in wet weather great pools of water are formed, through which the children have to wade in and out of school. The Committee's action will no doubt commend itself to all right-thinking-citizens, resulting in a generous response to the appeal for subs. AQUATICS.

The Rowing Club have now a membership of 48, which is- the largest in the history of the port, and the enthusiasm displayed augurs well for

a successful season. Even a few ducking's seem only to increase the ardour of oarsmen. One particular crew seemed to enjoy the peculiar position of their boat being - bottom up, and themselves astride the boat until rescued by other crews. Next (Wednesday evening at G. 30 p.m. the

first of a series of inter-club races ■are to commence. The prizes are gold medals presented by Dr. Torrance (2), Messrs A. McClure, and Id C. Andersen. There is also under way a pair-oared race, for which Messes Nichol Bros, have presented a set of carvers, and Mr IT. Chapman a silver jam dish. 4, BREVITIES. Our wharf accommodation has been severely taxed this week. In fad, the dredge Murihiku had to lay up

one dav to make room' for shipping. The steamers in port this week" are as under ;—S.s. Whakatane, Nairnshire. Whakarua, Harbart, Mahono, iVimmera, Wanaka, Ripple, and Rakiura. The ship Stofano Razeto (now the British Yeoman) sailed on Monday for Sydney. The railway staff have had a busy time to keep up with the large amount of traffic, but they are evidently quite capable of overcoming the" difficulty. Mr T. Crocket left by the s.s. Wimmera on Tuesday on a trip to Melbourne, where, I understand, he intends to spend about six weeks holidays.

The Bluff Naval Band are holding a social and dance on Tuesday, evening next. There is also to be- a Don Pedro tournament for which some good prizes are offered.

Some of our wharf tallymen com-

plain about the injustice of bringing strangers to the port to tally, leaving the old hands out in the cold. This is a matter that may possibly be rectified by laying the facts before the proper authorities. Great excitement was caused o n Monday afternoon by the appearance of a whale in the Harbour., The news soon spread, and quite a large number gathered on the wharf to view the ant?cs of his majesty. An attempt was made to get out a boathut Mr Whale must have known something, as he did not take long to get out to sea again. I notice that Mr and Mrs Lewis and family, of Invercargill, are at present making a short stay at the Bluff, and will no doubt be enjoying the beautiful sea breezes.

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Bluff Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 27, 26 October 1907

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Bluff Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 27, 26 October 1907

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