Mintaro, October 1900

A very successful farewell social was given to the Misses Farrell, of Mintaro Railway, at the schoolroom on Wednesday, the 19th inst. There were about fifty persons present, and a most enjoyable evening was spent in dancing, interspersed with comic, sentimental, and patriotic songs. During the evening Miss Farrell was presented with a gold watch, and Miss Johanna Farrell with a brooch, being the gifts of their numerous friends as tokens of their respect and esteem. Mr. J. Horgan, in handing over the gifts, made a very neat and appropriate speech, in the course of which he said that they all regretted the occasion which had brought them together; made mention of the long residence of the Misses Farrell in the district, the esteem in which they were held by all, and concluded by wishing them health, wealth, and prosperity in their new home in the city. Several other gentlemen spoke in high terms of the Misses Farrell, and Mr. J. J. Kelly replied on their behalf. A grand supper was provided, and Messrs. Horgan and Vickery deserve special mention for the elaborate preparations made.