BTEPHEN 0. SWEET.
The funeral of the late Mr Stephen C. Sweet was held on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Sweet, bis widow, waa the only mourner, and wasaccompaDied by Mr and Mrs H W Piper and Mr and Mrs 0 Hall. Six members of tbe Phoenix Masonic Lodge acted an bearers. Several other brethren of tbe Lodge, the chairman, Mr J. R. Newton, and most of the members of tbe District High Sobool Committee, end the boys of the Secondary De partment and of the Upper Standards followed in the cortege to pay the last tribute of.reppeot to the deceased teacher. The coffin was covered with c number of beautiful wreaths sent by the staff, the School Committee, the High school pupils and several of the. Akaroa residents. The burial took place in tbe Anglican Cemetery, the Rev A. H. Julius conducting the ser. sice at the graveside. Mr Sweet had been an undergrad tmte of-Exter College, Oxford He was aotively interested in political work in the Old Country. He acted as Conservative Agent for Hexham District, Yorkshire. He was a mason, being a member of the Hexham Lodge. He has been in the Dominion for twelve months— doing among other things, relieving work of various flohoola nnder the Wanganui Education Board.
A very old Akaroa settler in the person of David Curry, Grebam Valley, Akaroa, passed away on Wednesday. Deceased was 78 years of ace and was failing for some years. His funeral will leave bis late residence, Greham Valley, at 2 p.m. today for the public cemetery Akaroa.
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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3538, 21 April 1916