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The members of the Hoyal Artillery Band were passengers lor the south by the first express to-day. 0

A London cable announces that his Majesty the X ing visited Lord Rosebery, who is gradually recovering from his illness, and remained conversing for an hour*

The Prime Minister has definitely selected Colonel J. T. M. Hayhurst as the Government candidate for the Temuka seat at the next election.

Mr E. W. Dabinett, of Romahapa, has been appointed temporarily Inspector of Noxious Weeds and Rabbits for the County of Ashburton, vice Mr C. Branigan, who is laid up at the County Hospital with a broken leg.

The Hon.' Walter Scott, Premier of Saskatchewan (Canada), arrived at Auckland to-day by- ; .the Makura. He leaves to-morrow for Rotorua, and travels thence through New Zealand, and takes the steamer-at the Bluff for Hobart.

On. Tuesday > night the Rev. J. Wilson, late of Mayfield, was inducted to the Presbyterian charge at Turakina. The service was very impressive. The' new minister was subsequently welcomed'at a "social," ,at which tho proceedings ■ were enthusiastic, and he received-; great encouragement.

• The friends of Mrs Helen Barton niay be interested to know that she is re-visiting Australasia. During the next-three months, she will conduct a temperance crusade in South Australia 1, 1 and later on in the year, according .to" " Grit," will be in New Zealand 'tip. assist in the prohibition campaign here.

Mr and Mrs J. F. Salmon, of the Transvaal, who have been spending a few weeks in Ashburton and visiting various parts of the South Island, will leave Ashburton to-morrow for Dunedm, and intend catching the steamer at Bluff on Monday tor Hobart. After spending some time in Australia. Mr and Mrs Salmon will return to Africa, they expect to reach in April.

Although it has been generally understood that Mr Diamond Jcuness. of Lower Hutt, who was a member of tlie Steffansen .Arctic expedition, was'safe, all doubt has now been removed. His father, Mr G. A. Jeunoss, Lower Hutt (says a Press Association message) has received a cablegram from Ottawa : "Jeuness safe."

Mr A. 11. Holmes, c-lerk of the Magistrate s Court at Wellington for many years, who has been promoted' to the position of Registrar of the Supreme Court at Christchurch, was to-day farewclled by the Wellington Bar, nnd presented with a purse of sovereigns. Mr C. Skerrett, K.C., made the presentation, and spoke in l?i gh« •tfi ri?i s f- Holln«s!s ability.Mr Riddell. Mr Bishou (Magistrates), and others also referred in complimentary terms to Mr Holmes. " j

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PERSONAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8792, 12 February 1914

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PERSONAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8792, 12 February 1914

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