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The "Daily Express" (London)'states that .Princess Mary is betrothed to the Earl of Dalkeith, eldest son of the Duke of Buccleuch. He was born on December 30, 1894, and since 1915 has been a lieutenant in the Ist Grenadier Guards.^ Princess Mary is 22 years of age; .i A. later message states that it is otficially denied..Princess Mary ia engaged.'.'--- :;: .-. „;■; ',;. . v. ,'.

: News has been received in Napier of the. death of the : Rev. Hollo ii. St. John Howell, priest in charge of the :English .Church at' Hartley, Rhodesia, South Africa. The deceased, who was the youngest son of the lafe Dean of Waiapu, lost his life, in attempting to save several: boys who were bathing in the Umpbli River./ '

A Dunedin' Press' Association message announced the death of' Mrs Fulton, a relative of. the Hon. James Fulton, M.L.C., aged 90 years.

Mr H. B. Sorenseri has been elected chairman of the Lyttelton Harbour Board.—Press Association.

Mr-S. B. Dennis, formerly* conductor of the Eighth (South Canterbury.) Regimental .Band, has been appointed conductor of the Lyttelton Marine Band.

At the annual meeting of St. Stephen's parishioners last evening the Rev. H. N. Wright stated that as an after-effect of tlhe influenza, epidemic he was'feeling run dbwn in health, and recently had felt the of work considerably. Some people seemed' to imagine that a minister only worked on, Sundays, but he assured parishioners that such was not the case. He was endeavouring to. arrange to get relief for a few weeks in order to -try arid regain his normal hearth, and he hoped to return at the end of. "thjit period fit. to take up his duties again with renewed energy.

Mr William Broadway, \ well-known in Christchurch business circles, and a member of Broadway Bros., the confectionery firm, died suddenly this morning.'He had been in indifferent health for some months.—Press Association.

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PERSONAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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PERSONAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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