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■On Saturday morning the members of the postal and telegraph, staff assembled to' bid an official farewell to Mr W. Evans, who recently retired on superannuation, ■ Mr Harle (Postmaster), in asking Mr Evans * to accept an easychair as a'token of the regard of the staff, made reference to the ability and courtesy with which Mr Evans had performed the duty of postman during his 16 years' residence in Ashburton. Messrs Capstick (Chief Clerk), McDonald, and Brophy also spoke. in eulogistic terms. Mr Evans briefly responded. •

Mrs "Will Dyson, wife of the wellknown Australian artist and caricaturist, died in London a few days ago of pneumonia. She .was known to all Australians interested in art as Miss Ruby Lindsay, a sister of Mr Norman Lindsay, Mr Lionel Lindsay, and Mr Percy Lindsay. She had the general talent of the family for black and white. Mr Haldane McFall, in his "History of Painting," gives her high praise .as " the. most remarkable woman with the pen-line now living.'' Mrs Dyson was 30 years of age, and leaves one child, a daughter, six years of age.

Mr A. C. Turnbull, Inspector of the Lands and Department, has been,appointed secretary to the Public Service Commission in succession to Mr P. Verschaffelt, who is taking an important position in the Public, Trust •Office. > Mr Turnbull has been •at the front for about three years, and lias not yet returned.

The death is announced by a Press Association message from New Plymouth of Mr James Baxter Connett, one of the most prominent men in Taranaki, aged 76.

Brigadier-General Sir Andrew* Russell is leaving England for New Zealand early in the coming" month by the Arawa.

The Right Rev. Charles Gore, Bishop of Oxford since 1911, lias resigned.

The following Borough school childre passed the Junior National Scholarship examination with sufficient credit to entitle them to a free place at the secondary schools : —Christina Bowden, Eric Orr, Dorothy Lewis, and May Trevurza.

The many friends of Private Dudley Harrison, aged 23 years, third son of Mr H. J, Harrison, of " Hollyfort,'' Doric, will regret to learn of his deaths at Christenurch yesterday. The late Private Harrison left with the Twentyfifth Reinforcements, being /a member atf the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He fought during the second battle of the Somme. In April, 1918, he received a bullet wound through the wrist, from .which he recovered. He was transferred to the Cycle Corps, and while engaged in another advance with the Allies was again wounded in the wrist and head. Ho, returned homo Tn October last., Recently it was found necessary for him to undergo an operation, arid for this purpose he entered a private hospital at Christchurch on March 24. The deceased rallied for a few days after tlie operation, but passed away last •evening. He was widely known in the County, and very popular.

Mr D. ,McMillan, Tinwald, has received advice that his son, Corporal -Tames McMillan, who loft with the Sixth Mounteds, and who has seen service on Gallipoli and in EgypT, is returninsr by the Kaikonra. which is due at Wellington on April 17.

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PERSONAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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PERSONAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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