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A CHRISTMAS TREE. The annual Christmas tree and sale of gifts of the Horsham branch of the Girls' Friendly Society was held in the Mecbhanics' Hall on Wednesday evening. The hall was packed, and the affair, for the organiuation of which the secretary and treasurer of the branch, Mrs. Butcher, was mainly responsible, was lery successful. There were two trees, richlyladen with gifts, and every child present--and there were come hundreds-gotagf t There were also fancy goods. flower, refreshment, ice cream and loUy stalls, at all of which good basifess was dons. The children centoibuted, in excellent style, songs and chornee. . the in fluenza anid laughingchoruse being especially well done. Miss Butcher acted throughout a accompanist. cThe following very effective tableaux were given :- SmtoAneWrgt Summer.-Misses Lily Smith,Annie Wright, Cryer, Miller and Warrick. Miss Garland sang The Last Rose of Suommer. - Sweet Dreamland Faces.--Mise Annie Wrieht, Lily Smith Miller Crover and Mr.W. Certhew. Miss Garlnd sang the name Rhnockl of Ages.-Misse M'Lea and Alice Ward. M0 rdhwsdMse The Dirty Boy.:155 Bradohaw and Mse Charlie Bradshaw.