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PERSONAL.

The Hon. Dr. __ndlay and the Hon. T. MoKenzie left Dunedia for Wellington to-day.'' -•■•■•" Dr. and Mrs; Meinhold, of Helensville, who were. ou -a visit to town, .have returned -to their home. The Key. Thomas Ramsay Kearney, of the Church of Scotland Mission at I-chang, China, will give missionary, addresses to-morrow in Auckland. .The Rev. James Cocker, the newlyappointed minister of the Alexandrastreet Primitive Methodist Church, will commence his ministry in Auckland tomorrow. Mr. T. H. Hamer, who has been appointed auditor in the New Zealand High Commissioner's office, will leavs for London with Mrs. Hamer and family oh April 22nd .by the 'Co-inthlc.. An enthusiastic social was held in Henderson's Rooms last night by the Whangarei Rowing Club (says our correspondent), to present Mr. Alex. Jack with a handsome clock, suitably inscribed, on the occasion of his approaching marriage. Mr. C. B. Rogers, district manager of the' Ocean Accident Assurance Co. in Auckland, who has just made a' visit of inspection of Southern branches, in company with Mr. C. M. Montefiore (general manager in New Zealand), has returned to town from Wellington. Mr. H. P. Gully, who has acted as town clerk at Nelson for the past 34 years, tendered his resignation to last evening's meeting of the Council. The resignation was accepted with regret, and Mr. Gully was voted three months' salary from the date of the expiration of the notice.—Prees Association. The Rev. G. Clement, who has had charge of the Franklin-road Church, for the past four years, will conduct hia final service in the Pitt and Edwin-street Church to-morrow night, before leaving for the, Old Country. Mr. Clement leaves by the express on Monday night for Wellington, whence he sails by the Athenic on Thursday next. A farewell social, tendered to Mr. Morton Aldis (secretary of the Peace Association), prior to his departure to England, was held in the Wakefield Street Hall on Thursday evening. The president (Mr. H. Dearsly) was. in the chair. A presentation to Mr. Aldis from his friends was made by Mr. T. E. Taylor. Mr. Aldis leaves Auckland on Monday next. In view of the prevalence of certain rumours in the City to the effect that Mr. C. D. Grey, who was recently elected Mayor by the City Council in place of Mr. A. M. Myers (resigned), does not intend to contest the Mayoralty again at the forthcoming elections, Mr. Grey desires it to be definitely stated that the contrary is the case, and he will again stand for the position next -month. Mrs. Fletcher (widow of the late iMr. T. H. Fletcher, of Katikati) passed away yesterday at the Waiwera Hotel at the age of 81. Mrs. Fletcher arrived in Katikati with her 'husband in the early days, and was well known and esteemed in the district. She leaves a family ofsix—"Mr. H. Fletcher, of Aucklandi' Mr. E. Fletcher, of Wanganui, Mr. It' Fletcher, of Tonga, Mr. C. Fletcher, of Katikati, Mrs. L. Abbott, of Takapuna, and the Hon. Mrs. Rolley, of Wellington. News "been received "by cable of the death in England of Captain J. G. Cameron, of the White Star Line, who wae known in New Zealand some years ago as the captain of the lonic— the forerunner of the ship which now bears the same name. It was as captain of that ship that he made Ms first trip to New Zealand about tWenty-three years ago, and since then, as commodore of the White StaT fleet, he has held many important commands. Of late years, however, his health gave way. His last command was the Oceanic, which he left two or three years ago to take up the position of the company's general superintendent on shore. Shortly afterwards he was granted twelve months' leave of absence, which was partly spent with, bis wife and family in New Zealand. He returned -to England about • a year ago. He was a brother-in-law of Dr. Martin and Mr. Robert O'Connor, of Wellington. He leaves a widow and a son and daughter.

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PERSONAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 68, 20 March 1909

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