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Valedictory Tea A very enjoyable.timd was spoient at "Annesley," Julia Street; on Monday: when several. friends of Miss C. Mc Leann, of "Claremont," joined in an afternoon ten and presentations .to that lady, who is severing her connec tion with Portland. "On her arrival at the house, Mrs. Learmonth presen ted her Twith a - tastefully arranged bouquet of lovely roses, and maiden hair fernis, and when tea had been disipensed,; Miss. Wadlmore, on behalf of ,:the ladies present, gave Miss Me .Leana silvor-mouiited.oaken tray andl an alarineclock, as. menientos of tlie love and esteeni' in which she is held by them, iissiriing; her she had en edered herself to: everyone by her charming personality`: and winsome wva.. As a neighboir .and friend she was ideal, for rin iorirow and sice ness .she 'showed; hgr, sympathy in practical ways, and; her ldeparture was a distinct loss ti Portland. Thoy all wished her health and happitiess in the futureui and trustedl shewvould:re tain many pleasant meinmories lofhier seven year' s.J'ourn amongst us. Miss McLean feelingly responded; in i few well chosen words assuring' her friends thc t if she had done any, thing for the good of her neighbors; it had been as a labdr of love aiind a pleasure tol do so. She would re member with feelings of gratitudc nild pride the kind eulogies passed about her that afternoon. : After the usual chit-chat (indilspen sable for iifternoon teas), the, gath oring disperand with; the singing of iFor Sho'e's a Jolly Good Follow."

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