A SOCIAL TEA.
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      The session of the Primitive Methodist Mutual Improvement Association was opened by a social tea and miscellaneous entertainment in the Schoolroom, John Street, on Thursday.
     About 140 persons partook of tea, and the following ladies presided at the tables: -
 Miss. FERGUSON
 Miss. JACKSON
 Miss. BRIERBY
 Miss. H. BRIERBY
 Miss. PEARCE
 Miss. LOWES
 Miss. M. E. WHITTLE
 Miss. BLACK
 Miss. BELL
 Miss. MARTIN
 Miss. WILSON.
     After the tea, the tables were cleared and the following programme was gone through in a very efficient manner: -
 Address - Chairman, Rev. J. HAWKINS
 Selection, string band
 Address - Mr. R. JACKSON
 Song - Miss. FERGUSON
 Address - Mr. T. W. JOHNSTON
 Song - Mr. L. FERGUSON
 Recitation - Mr. NICHOLS
 Song - Mr. E. CADMAN
 Address - Mr. J. E. CARMICHAEL
 Recitation - Mr. S. CARMICHAEL
 Flute Solo - Mr. S. LEE
     At the close of the meeting, votes of thanks were accorded to the ladies who officiated at the tea tables, to the chairman, and the performers. The tea realised between £5 and £6.
     The newly formed string band was under the leadership of Mr. J. RIMMER; Mrs. HAWKINS ably accompanied on the piano. The society propose to hold their meetings every Thursday evening.
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