SOCIAL AT MAIREHAU.
- SOLDIERS' FAEEWELLED. A very enjoyable evening was spent |iu the Mairehau llall on Friday night. I when a large crowd assembled to bid !au revoir to Private Joseph Briggs, of the 15th Reinforcement, who is now on ! final leave. A progressive euchre tournament was held, and was won by Mrs Pentecost, with 14 points; Mr E. Baker I was second with 13. After this a very ' enjoyable musical programme was rendered by the following:—Mesdamcs F. Brown, Hughes, and Walter, Misses jßoyer, Lange, D, Lange, and Messrs I Gusworth, M. Boyer, Lewis Wilson, A. |T. Fuller, and J. Withcrington. I The chairman, Mr W. J. Walter, then jtook the opportunity of expressing to Private Briggs the best wishes of the residents of the distinct, and hoped that he would have the good fortune to help to bring the war to a close, and come I back safe and sound. His people were I very old identities, and he felt sure that j Private Briggs would uphold the honour of the district, as his parents had ■ done in the.early days. He then preisented him with a pipe, and at the jsame time, on behalf of the residents, presented his camp mate, Private Mididleton, with a similar present. The chairman stated that, as Private Midjdleton was a recent arrival from Seotjland, the residents thought they could : not let him leave without showing their appreciation of his plucky spirit iu en- ! listing. Private Briggs suitably responded. ' Dancing was indulged in to a late hour, jMr Lewis Wilson and Mr V. Harris acted as M.C.'s, ami Messrs WithcringI ton and Fuller supplied the music.
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